As entrepreneurs go and found new companies, they shouldn't focus so much on whether their technology is novel or just incremental. Founders should focus on the most important aspect of any business: creating something their customers actually want.
If you are Canadian, you most likely remember a fairly low budget TV show that ran for several seasons called Kenny vs. Spenny. Two friends who challe...
What's not so nice? Having to wait for said person you love in order to watch the rest of the fully-released season. Here are the worst things for me about watching a show with my beloved.
There is no doubt Netflix's strategy of enabling users to binge watch old TV episodes has been successful, but is it the optimal strategy for releasing high profile new content?
The amount that we share online makes us more likely to feel like sharing widely is a normal thing, online and off. But the ease with which we publicize seemingly harmless bits of personal information online and off is often what scam artists rely upon when they go phishing.
What if infidelity, the very opposite of what defines the nature of your relationship with this person, could somehow be the key to saving it?
Where is the technology fix or app for skyrocketing textbooks? Where are the barbarians at the gate? Those Silicon Valley warriors that took down Motown, turned my neighborhood Borders into a laundromat, eliminated Kodak AND my camera?
Comcast and Verizon have successfully positioned this battle of the bits as one between corporations. This framing implies that Netflix is "pushing" content and, thus, should have to bear its costs. But that's not what's happening.
The Olympics reminded me there is something broadcast does perfectly: the viewer experience. In every respect--from turning on the TV to choosing and watching a show to adjusting the volume--the ease of broadcast has streaming beat, hands down.
It's as if Pete Peterson and his anti-entitlement crowd got control of Netflix and used its streaming power to create a fictional universe where elite interests not only win, but are widely popular.
If you are looking for pain, dramatically portrayed with aplomb and irony, catch up with season one or start downloading and consuming season two of House of Cards. It is a tragic feast.
Netflix's refusal to report on its viewership numbers seems to be driving the media world crazy. It also makes it really hard for a company like ours to forecast the audience size for the show.
In Season 2, premiering this Friday, February 14 -- a perfect Valentine from Netflix to us -- someone new might get in the way of Francis' relentless thirst for power. Enter Jacqueline Sharp, played by Deadwood's Canadian actress Molly Parker.
Dear Netflix, What can I say? These last few years together have been amazing. Really. Ever since you showed up that first time at my house, I knew. To quote one of our all-time favorites, When Harry Met Sally, "I knew the way you know about a good melon."
A recent Gartner study predicts that by 2015, 25 percent of large global organizations will appoint a Chief Digital Officer (CDO). The CIO and Enterprise IT, Mike Kail, CIO of Netflix offers a refreshing perspective.
Personal networks will replace corporate hierarchies and recruiters, so invest in friends and fans. Treat your relationships as long-term investments .