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Netflix Abandons Qwikster — Analysis From Gartner

October 10, 2011 | 2:31 pm

Netflix Abandons Qwikster — Analysis From Gartner

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Netflix today announced it is abandoning its short-lived plan to spin off its tried-and-true DVD-by-mail service from its perceived business of the future, streaming movies and TV shows directly into customers’ homes. This new confusion comes on top of an ill-received price increase for its streaming service that prompted a slew of customer cancellations. Netflix […]

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October 10, 2011 | 8:43 am

Netflix Abandons Plan to Split Off DVD-by-Mail Business

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(AP) NEW YORK — Netflix is abandoning its widely panned decision to separate its DVD-by-mail and Internet streaming services because it would make them more difficult to use. Subscribers will be able to use both services under one account and one password, CEO Reed Hastings said Monday in a blog post. Investors saw the reversal […]

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September 19, 2011 | 10:06 am

Video: Netflix CEO Apologizes for Handling of Price Hike, Announces DVD-by-Mail Spinoff

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In a video that is unlikely to wind up in any Netflix user’s queue, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is apologizing to his customers for raising prices recently. He also announced that Netflix is spinning off its DVD-by-mail service and naming it “Qwikster.” If you’re looking for the scene where he rolls your subscription rate back […]

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Netflix: Increased Prices, Damaging Deal News, and Big Stock Drop All in One Day

September 1, 2011 | 4:05 pm

Netflix: Increased Prices, Damaging Deal News, and Big Stock Drop All in One Day

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In July, after the infamous Netflix price hike for those customers who want the option of both streaming movies online and receiving DVDs in the mail, some tech pundits told KQED Radio’s Michael Krasny that the Los Gatos company’s new pricing plan was meant to incentivize customers to ditch the discs and go totally digital. […]

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Audio: Netflix Says Expected Some Customers to Leave Over Price Hike; Analysis of the Move

July 14, 2011 | 3:00 pm

Audio: Netflix Says Expected Some Customers to Leave Over Price Hike; Analysis of the Move

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The infamous Netflix price hike was discussed today on KQED Radio’s Forum program. The show is archived here. The Los Gatos-based company, which in the past has generated much joy at the mailbox from people who like movies or just receiving mail in general, is now in the midst of a full-blown consumer backlash. How […]

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July 14, 2011 | 7:35 am

Morning Splash: Bernanke Warns of Calamity; Grand Jury Slams Oakland Bldg Services; Backlash Against Netflix

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Tensions Escalate as Stakes Grow in Fiscal Clash (NY Times) The Federal Reserve chairman, Ben S. Bernanke, warned on Wednesday of a “huge financial calamity” if President Obama and the Republicans cannot agree on a budget deal that allows the federal debt ceiling to be increased. Moody’s, the ratings agency, threatened a credit downgrade, citing […]

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Comic Strip: “The State of the Web”

January 31, 2011 | 10:35 am

Comic Strip: “The State of the Web”

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From The Oatmeal, some comics’ commentary on “The State of the Web,” including panels on Facebook, Google, Apple, Yahoo!, and Netflix.

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Netflix Earnings Are Boffo; Shares Up 10% After Hours

January 26, 2011 | 1:36 pm

Netflix Earnings Are Boffo; Shares Up 10% After Hours

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From AP: Netflix’s video subscription service reeled in another 3.1 million customers during the fourth quarter to help deliver a performance that was better than analysts anticipated. The results announced Wednesday are the latest evidence of Netflix’s increasingly important role in home and mobile entertainment. The fourth-quarter growth left Netflix with 20 million subscribers at […]

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