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Don't bet against Netflix's Reed Hastings

Lou Shipley | Posted 09.22.2016 | Home
Lou Shipley

Not only is he a terrific CEO, but also he's a great technologist. Even when faced with marked volatility in Netflix's stock prices, he's likely to s...

It's Probably OK To Share Netflix Passwords (For Now)

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.20.2016 | Home

Netflix memberships are like a bag of chips. People open one up and share with their friends and family. There’s a big difference, though. Sharing a...

Netflix: Is 'Making a Murderer' a New Genre in Film?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.25.2017 | Home
Steve Rosenbaum

Making a Murderer is a revelation to filmmakers and audiences. Because now, given the powerful success of the series, a new generation of long-form non-fiction projects will see the light of day. Bravo to Ted Sarandos and Lisa Nishimura. A new genre is born.

Will Reed Hastings' $100m Education Fund Help Poor People Get a Better Education?

James Baxley | Posted 01.22.2017 | Home
James Baxley

I do not think throwing money at a problem will make it go away. And this is especially true with education. Firstly, I think our education system is ...

The Future Of Netflix Doesn't Include Live Sports Or Evening News

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 11.04.2015 | Home

Netflix has plans to bring us even more original movies and TV shows, but don't expect to be able to catch live sports anytime soon -- and definitely ...

Should All Businesses Have Trusted Advisors?

Jennifer Love | Posted 10.13.2016 | Home
Jennifer Love

The truth is, our peers, friends, family and staff can provide helpful insight, and you don't want to discount the importance of their advice. But, you also want to seek out formal trusted advisors who have a deep understanding of your business, along with the wisdom you need to compensate for your blind spots.

Alexander C. Kaufman

Netflix CEO: Trailers, Not Ads, Are Coming To Netflix | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 06.03.2015 | Home

Don’t look for Geico commercials to interrupt your Netflix binge-watching session any time soon. In a brief Facebook post Monday night, CEO Reed ...

Timothy Stenovec

Netflix CEO Says ‘Marco Polo' Is A Hit, And We'll Never Know Otherwise | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.23.2015 | Home

The critics may not think much of it, but Netflix’s big-budget epic series “Marco Polo” is a hit with viewers -- at least according to Netflix C...

Timothy Stenovec

Netflix Turned Down Amazon's Hit Show 'Transparent' | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.21.2015 | Home

Those two Golden Globes could have been Netflix’s.

Three Quotes To Help Entrepreneurs When Things Get Tough

Patricia G. Greene | Posted 12.28.2014 | Home
Patricia G. Greene

Dell has one of the more intriguing entrepreneurial histories, going from the fabled dorm room start-up, through growing the company and taking it public, stepping down as CEO, coming back as CEO, then leading it back to its current private iteration. Living through all these changes would seem to provide him with a business perspective not available to many other people.

Netflix Is Going To Start Selling Gift Cards

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 08.07.2014 | Home

You may soon be able to get a Netflix subscription at your neighborhood grocery store. The streaming video service announced in a letter to investo...

CON GAMES: Peace Corps in Our Time

Michael Conniff | Posted 09.14.2014 | Home
Michael Conniff

Perhaps the hidden story, is those people, forever changed, come back home with some kind of secret sauce than never quite runs dry.

Life without Cable TV: One Month Later

Phil Simon | Posted 08.02.2014 | Home
Phil Simon

About a month ago, I joined roughly five million Americans and cut the cord. Here are some thoughts on lessons learned so far: Cutting the cord is em...

Netflix Raises Price By $1 For New Customers

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 05.09.2014 | Home

After ample warning that a price hike was coming, Netflix announced early Friday morning it was raising the cost of subscribing to its streaming video...

Comcast Just Accused Netflix Of Screwing Its Users To Make A Point

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 04.25.2014 | Home

The war between Netflix and Comcast is entering surreal territory, with both companies accusing the other of conspiring against them. In a blog pos...

Netflix Throws Down The Gauntlet

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 03.21.2014 | Home

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings gave Internet service providers a strongly worded piece of his mind over net neutrality in a blog post on the company's webs...

House of Cards Is a Republican Fantasy World

Randy Shaw | Posted 04.22.2014 | Home
Randy Shaw

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.

Netflix CEO Makes Shocking Comment

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

Things between HBO and Netflix just got a little bit ... awkward. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings took a shot at HBO CEO Richard Plepler in an earnings ...

Obama Wishes Politics Was As 'Ruthlessly Efficient' As On 'House Of Cards'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.17.2013 | Home

President Barack Obama wishes that life in Washington was just a little more like the cutthroat political world portrayed in Netflix's "House of Cards...

Netflix, the Sequel: From Customer Revolt to Emmy Breakthrough

Dov Seidman | Posted 10.06.2013 | Home
Dov Seidman

Netflix is the toast of the town, and they rightly deserve to be congratulated not only for bringing joy to their nearly 30 million subscribers, but for impressing stalwarts from both the Street and the Valley.

Timothy Stenovec

Netflix To Add Original Documentaries, Stand-Up Comedy Specials | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 07.22.2013 | Home

Ted Sarandos, the Netflix chief content officer, is inching closer to his stated goal of becoming "HBO faster than HBO can become us." On Monday, t...

Breaking: Netflix to Release All of Television at Once

Oren Mendez | Posted 09.21.2013 | Home
Oren Mendez

Their next endeavor is to release all of television on January 1st, 2014. According to Netflix president Reed Hastings, at this date on exactly 11p.m., Netflix will make available on their website the full seasons of all the shows that will ever be created.

Don't Expect More 'Arrested Development' On Netflix

Posted 02.25.2013 | Home

"Arrested Development" fans shouldn't hold their breath for more seasons on Netflix. On a conference call with investors on Monday, Netflix CEO Re...

Best. Binge. Ever.

Catherine Clinch | Posted 04.13.2013 | Home
Catherine Clinch

Like most binges, mine began on Saturday night. I planned to have one... maybe two. Before long, I'd had four... then five. By Sunday night, I'd had 13 and was desperate for more. But it was all gone.

The Value of Service

James Goldgeier | Posted 04.13.2013 | Home
James Goldgeier

In his 2011 School of International Service commencement address, then-Peace Corps director Aaron Williams noted that "service is not a moment, it's a mindset." For Peace Corps and other service volunteers, the years spent in formal service are just the beginning.