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San Francisco’s Le Video Looking For New Model to Survive

March 14, 2014 | 2:32 pm

San Francisco’s Le Video Looking For New Model to Survive

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Le Video, a favorite place to rent movies among San Francisco film lovers, said it may soon close.

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Netflix Makes A Play For The Kids

August 16, 2013 | 3:54 pm

Netflix Makes A Play For The Kids

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Los Gatos-based Netflix is making a play for the kiddie crowd, striking a deal with Scholastic Media to bring its movies and TV shows to Netflix’s streaming video service. Netflix already has Scholastic’s “The Magic School Bus” and “Goosebumps” kid shows for its customers in the United States and Canada. As part of the new deal, […]

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Netflix Shares Skyrocket After Earnings Report

January 23, 2013 | 3:13 pm

Netflix Shares Skyrocket After Earnings Report

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix’s Internet video service warded off stiffer competition to add 2 million U.S. subscribers during the final three months of the year to produce an unexpected profit for the company. The fourth-quarter performance announced Wednesday validates investors’ recent confidence in Netflix Inc., whose volatile stock had surged by more than 30 […]

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January 7, 2013 | 9:00 am

A.M. Splash: Oakland Police Union Resists Sheriffs’ Aid; Google Settlement Changes Patent Wars; Netflix Signs Warner Bros. Deal

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Oakland police union slams plan to help (SF Chronicle) Oakland’s plan to bring in Alameda County sheriff’s deputies to help patrol crime-ridden streets is being resisted by the city’s police union – the very group that has long been crying for help. “I wouldn’t say I’m that surprised, but it is disappointing,” Mayor Jean Quan […]

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Netflix Obtains Rights to Show Disney Films Shortly After Theater Runs

December 4, 2012 | 12:20 pm

Netflix Obtains Rights to Show Disney Films Shortly After Theater Runs

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Netflix’s video subscription service has trumped pay-TV channels and grabbed the rights to show Disney movies shortly after they finish their runs in theaters. The multiyear licensing agreement announced Tuesday represents a breakthrough for Netflix as it tries to add more recent movies to a popular service that streams video over high-speed […]

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July 6, 2012 | 8:33 am

A.M. Splash: Rare Ospreys Roost on SF Crane; Jockey Dies at Alameda County Fair; Scott Peterson Files Appeal

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Osprey nest atop crane at Pier 80 in S.F. first (SF Chronicle) All the early-morning pickleweed planting, all the garbage bags full of fast-food wrappers, and all the endless volunteer hours have finally paid off: San Francisco’s gritty southeastern waterfront is so clean a family of rare raptors has moved in and set up house. […]

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Netflix Shares Plummet After Quarterly Report; Listen to Earnings Call Live 3 pm

April 23, 2012 | 1:56 pm

Netflix Shares Plummet After Quarterly Report; Listen to Earnings Call Live 3 pm

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Netflix shares are getting a big thumbs down in after-hours trading, after the company’s earnings report showed a quarterly loss for the first time in seven years. Shares have dropped 15 percent on top of a four percent loss in the regular session. Per CNN Money: Netflix’s first-quarter financials came in better than expected after […]

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January 27, 2012 | 8:43 am

Netflix, Hulu, YouTube to Roll Out Original Programming

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(AP) NEW YORK — After years of experimenting, the top video destinations on the Web are suddenly flush with original programming: documentaries, reality shows and scripted series. Over the next few months, YouTube, Netflix and Hulu will roll out their most ambitious original programming yet — a digital push into a traditional television business that […]

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October 25, 2011 | 1:19 pm

Netflix Shares Plummet Anew, Down 35 % Over Yesterday’s Close

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Investors have slashed the price of Netflix stock a whopping 35% since yesterday’s announcement that 800,000 customers had abandoned the company last quarter. Shares are down from a high of around 300 in July, when things really started to go kablooey. Henry Blodget on the Yahoo! Daily Ticker has this to say about the collapse: […]

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Netflix Shares Plummet 27% on Subscriber Numbers

October 24, 2011 | 3:13 pm

Netflix Shares Plummet 27% on Subscriber Numbers

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Listen to Netflix earnings call Netflix shares are down over 27 % after hours. The good news — earnings of $62.5 million, or $1.16 a share, up from last year and beating expectations — is being drowned out by the number of subscriber defections, about 800,000 from Q2 to Q3. The Los Gatos-based company took […]

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