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The gamble of a lifetime: Netflix Roulette is your best friend and worst enemy

By on May 28, 2014 at 12:50 PM.

The gamble of a lifetime: Netflix Roulette is your best friend and worst enemy

It seems like the more channels pay TV companies add to their lineups, the harder it is to find something good to watch on TV. The same might be said for Netflix’s digital library of movies and TV shows. Netflix is constantly expanding thanks to new content deals the streaming video giant is always working to secure. But when it comes time to sit down and pick a movie or a new show to watch, however, we often draw a blank.

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Google Netflix Vs. Comcast

Congresswoman says Google and Netflix are the real broadband moochers

By on May 22, 2014 at 10:24 AM.

Congresswoman says Google and Netflix are the real broadband moochers

People generally like Google and Netflix and they generally really, really hate their ISP. However, The Hill reports that Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) would like to correct your thinking: You see, it’s broadband companies such as Comcast and Time Warner Cable who are the real innovative producers out there while the content-producing companies are “free-riding” moochers. More →

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Net Neutrality Netflix vs. FCC

Here’s how Netflix feels about the FCC’s vote to end net neutrality

By on May 21, 2014 at 1:25 PM.

Here’s how Netflix feels about the FCC’s vote to end net neutrality

One of the biggest stories of 2014 so far has been the death of net neutrality. After the FCC voted last week to move forward with Tom Wheeler’s net neutrality plan, several tech companies released statements in which they reaffirmed their long-held positions opposing the proposed changes. Netflix especially has stood out as a figurehead for the net neutrality movement in recent weeks and on Tuesday, BTIG Research reported that Netflix CFO David Wells was asked about “the FCC’s view that peering and interconnection are not the same issue as net neutrality and are more like cousins or siblings.” More →

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Netflix European Release Date and Prices

Netflix confirms it wants to take Europe by storm next

By on May 21, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Netflix confirms it wants to take Europe by storm next

Netflix on Wednesday confirmed it will expand into more international markets this year, revealing plans to launch its video streaming service in various European markets. The company did not reveal and precise release dates or subscription details for its major European launch, saying that its service will be available to more customers in the region in “late 2014,” for “a low monthly price.” More →

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How Does Netflix Know What I Like

Netflix thinks it’s figured out exactly what you’ll want to watch

By on May 19, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

Netflix thinks it’s figured out exactly what you’ll want to watch

Right now when you log into Netflix, you’re presented with a sea of titles that can be overwhelming if you don’t know what you’re looking for. However, in the future Netflix plans to pare back on the number of titles you’ll see on your post-login screen to just three or four personal recommendations that it thinks will be surefire hits based on things you’ve watched in the past. More →

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Netflix Subscription Price Increase

Netflix will let current subscribers keep their lower prices for 2 more years

By on May 9, 2014 at 8:12 AM.

Netflix will let current subscribers keep their lower prices for 2 more years

We know that Netflix is raising subscription prices for new subscribers, but the company said this year that current subscribers will be able to keep their current lower prices for an undefined amount of time. Now thanks to CNBC, we know just how much more time longtime Netflix subscribers have to enjoy their lower subscription fees: Two more years. Netflix said this week that it will increase monthly subscription fees for new customers by $1 per month in the United States, which means that anyone who now signs up for the service will be paying $8.99 per month. However, those of us who have been enjoying Netflix’s streaming services for a while now will be able to keep paying just $7.99 per month for the next couple of years before we get boosted up to the higher rates.

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Netflix FCC Net Neutrality

Netflix turns up the heat on FCC’s controversial net neutrality plan

By on May 2, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

Netflix turns up the heat on FCC’s controversial net neutrality plan

Although Netflix has yet to launch a formal campaign against the Federal Communications Commission’s controversial net neutrality proposals, the company apparently has given the FCC an earful in a private meeting. Unnamed sources tell Reuters that Netflix brought its concerns about Internet neutrality directly to U.S. regulators this week in meetings” with FCC staff members. Reuters‘ sources don’t give any details about what Netflix’s specific objections were but we do know that Netflix CEO Reed Hastings posted a message on his Facebook account recently that slammed “tolls coming for the web thanks to [the] FCC,” so it’s very likely that Netflix representatives talked a lot about the dangers of creating a two-tiered Internet.

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Google Netflix FCC Net Neutrality

Google and Netflix are considering an all-out PR blitz against the FCC’s net neutrality plan

By on April 30, 2014 at 5:35 PM.

Google and Netflix are considering an all-out PR blitz against the FCC’s net neutrality plan

More bad news for the Federal Communications Commission: It looks like the coalition that came together to kill the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) might be getting back together to rally against its proposed new net neutrality rules. The Wall Street Journal reports that while big tech firms such as Google, Netflix and Yahoo have kept their powder dry so far when it comes to the FCC’s new rules, “officials inside the companies who follow government policy say they are considering mobilizing a grass-roots campaign to rally public opinion around the idea that the Internet’s pipes should be equally open for all.” More →

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Netflix Vs. Cable TV

Netflix is getting much more confident that it will kill off cable

By on April 28, 2014 at 11:09 AM.

Netflix is getting much more confident that it will kill off cable

Netflix hasn’t killed off the traditional pay TV businesses just yet but it’s become very confident that it soon will. Quartz has done a nice job of noting all the changes that Netflix has made to its “Long Term View” manifesto about the future of television and it looks as though Netflix has stopped hedging a lot of the bets that it made more tentatively a year ago. More →

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Netflix Vs. Comcast P2P Technology

How Netflix could defeat Comcast once and for all

By on April 25, 2014 at 5:13 PM.

How Netflix could defeat Comcast once and for all

Netflix is clearly not happy with the current arrangement that it has with Comcast, which is why it’s considering taking matters into its own hands. Ars Technica’s Jon Brodkin has spotted a Netflix job listing for a senior software engineer who specializes in peer-to-peer networks. Furthermore, the job listing says that it wants this engineer to engage in “research and architecture of large-scale peer-to-peer network technology as applicable to Netflix streaming.” More →

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Comcast Vs. Netflix TWC Merger

Comcast lashes out at Netflix over opposition to TWC merger

By on April 22, 2014 at 11:00 PM.

Comcast lashes out at Netflix over opposition to TWC merger

Gee, do you think that Netflix publicly coming out against the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger has struck a nerve with Comcast? Within hours of Netflix declaring its opposition to the proposed $45 billion merger, Comcast came out with a statement that accused Netflix of relying on “inaccurate claims and arguments” to make its case. More →

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Comcast-TWC Merger Netflix

Netflix officially comes out against the Comcast-TWC merger

By on April 21, 2014 at 4:49 PM.

Netflix officially comes out against the Comcast-TWC merger

In addition to news on possible price increases, Netflix on Monday also officially took a stance against the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. In its letter to shareholders released Monday, Netflix said that a combined Comcast and TWC would “possess even more anticompetitive leverage to charge arbitrary interconnection tolls for access to their customers.” To back up its reasoning, Netflix said that the decline of DSL has made cable Internet the default broadband technology for most Americans and claimed that if the merger were approved then many American households would have “Comcast as the only option for truly high-speed broadband” that offers service of 10Mbps or higher. More →

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Netflix Subscription Price Increase

Netflix plans to increase prices by up to 25% for new subscribers

By on April 21, 2014 at 4:21 PM.

Netflix plans to increase prices by up to 25% for new subscribers

If getting unlimited streaming for $7.99 per month sounds like a deal that’s too good to be true, that’s probably because it is. The Wall Street Journal reports that Netlfix plans to raise its prices by between $1 to $2 a month for new subscribers, which would represent an increase of as much as 25% from current prices. The Journal says that current subscribers will keep their rates “for a generous time period,” but they too might have to pay higher prices in the future as well. News of future price increases came as part of Netflix’s Q1 2014 earnings report, where the company said it added 4 million new streaming subscribers and posted earnings of $0.86 per share on revenues of $1.27 billion.

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