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  • Google: Why YouTube Needs Ads-Free Premium Subscription  [View article]
    I don't think enough people will pay for a service that eliminates YouTube ads, especially when you can skip YouTube ads if you wait 5 seconds.
    Apr 18, 2015. 10:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • I Guess Netflix Trades Exclusively On Subscriber Numbers  [View article]
    How are subs. like you hurting Netflix? you pay them for nothing.
    Apr 16, 2015. 10:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix jumps 12.7% on strong subscription growth  [View news story]
    Crazy jump for this quarter, but long term NFLX will be fine. People are pointing out HBO as the new threat to kill NFLX, they did the same with Amazon, Blockbuster, and Hulu etc., but NFLX and HBO can both survive people go to HBO for different things. Currently people go to HBO for the channel's original content people go to NFLX for NFLX's original content AND the ability to catch up with on shows on other networks. Because HBO is now over the top they aren't going to suddenly buy the digital rights to The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul, Scandal, or the Blacklist, all four of these shows are currently on Netflix. Both companies will do fine and be able to live together in this space, like they have been ever since NFLX started streaming.
    Apr 15, 2015. 04:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix: The Real House Of Cards  [View article]
    Also a good chunk of Netflix's viewing comes from people catching up on TV shows, HBO isn't going to pay to license Better Call Saul, Scandal, The Walking Dead etc. I see these two being more complementary than competitive.
    Apr 12, 2015. 11:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Zynga CEO Mattrick leaving; Pincus taking over  [View news story]
    These Farmville, Candy Crush, Angry Bird games are fads none of them can have a steady stream of hits. And it's bad to invest in a company that needs hit after hit after hit each year to survive. I think an established video game company like Nintendo could kill in this market, but they don't want to be in it.
    Apr 9, 2015. 09:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix: The Real House Of Cards  [View article]
    I may be wrong but I don't see HBO and Netflix being competitors, the author pointed out earlier that NFLX and HBO both currently have a healthy subscriber base. Are people suddenly going to start canceling NFLX when HBO goes over the top? I don't think one service will end up replacing cable, a bunch of services will. I think consumers will sign up for 3-5 of these over the top services at a time, it won't be Netflix or HBO it will be Netflix and HBO and Sling.
    Apr 4, 2015. 10:14 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix content: Renewed 'House of Cards,' rebooted 'Full House'?  [View news story]
    TV Guide says Spacey was making 500K an episode (13 total episodes), the NY Post said he made 9 million
    Apr 2, 2015. 08:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dish asks cord-cutters how does $20 per month sound?  [View news story]
    ESPN alone costs about $7 a month
    Jan 5, 2015. 06:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon reportedly working on ad-supported streaming service  [View news story]
    Better is a subjective word, Hulu had 57% of the top 75 tv series (organized by ratings) last year, Netflix had 20% while Amazon had 9%. Comparing movies:
    "Netflix provides more recent titles — with 10 of the 50 box-office leaders from 2013, versus three for Amazon — while Amazon’s library includes more top movies that are two years old, according to the report. Of the top 50 movies for each of the last three years, Netflix has 12%, Redbox Instant by Verizon has 7%, Amazon Prime has 6% and Hulu Plus has 1%"

    While you may think Netflix or Amazon have better content, they have the most popular content (when it comes to tv).
    Nov 22, 2014. 06:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon reportedly working on ad-supported streaming service  [View news story]
    no Hulu hasn't it, Netflix does 20x more traffic than Hulu, iTunes is paid another service that does traffic than Hulu, even Amazon's service currently does more traffic than Hulu. Not to mention NFLX earns more revenue than Hulu, Hulu says they earned 1 Billion in revenue last year, Netflix did 1.18 Billion in the 4th Q of 2013.
    Nov 21, 2014. 10:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nielsen's Decision To Measure Ratings Could Impact Netflix, Amazon Stock  [View article]
    It's worth noting that these ratings won't count mobile viewing at first.
    Nov 21, 2014. 12:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix a big part of a new Verizon promotion in NYC  [View news story]
    And they are offering the $150 gift card to see how money works? I don't see your logic, wouldn't it make more sense for them to create a service and offer that for free? And VZ was just in a venture with Redbox for an online service so it's not a foreign thing for them.

    Also it seems like you can still order Directv through Verizon
    Oct 27, 2014. 01:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon launches $39 Fire TV Stick  [View news story]
    They should stop with these devices
    Oct 27, 2014. 12:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bad News Continues To Pile Up At Amazon  [View article]
    I don't see how AMZN's long term plan can hold up, they are trying to undercut the competition and build good-will through things like Prime. But that good-will isn't buying them anything, as of now people are not buying Fire Phones or Fire TVs because Amazon gave them a nice discount on a laptop and included free 2 day shipping. And if they raise prices competition is a click away, it's hard to create this monopoly they ultimately need to be successful on the Internet.
    Oct 24, 2014. 02:22 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Netflix's Downplaying Of HBO Competition Real Or From Fear?  [View article]
    HBO doesn't directly compete with NFLX, HBO doesn't rerun other shows from other networks. So you won't be able to access the Walking Dead, Family Guy, or [Generic NBC Family Comedy X] from HBO. So imagine that there currently is, and will continue to be a noticeable overlap between the two companies, they shouldn't be hurt by this. But one thing that can hurt them is if other channels do this, and how they do it. Right now the two networks that are entering this space are CBS and HBO, CBS is a network you can already get without a cable provider if you have an antenna, and HBO is a network have to pay a premium for, none of these are basic channels. I feel that this distinction should be made because none of the corporate siblings of Time Warner or CBS corp. have announced any plans to do this with any other their basic cable channels. But CBS has said they will do eventually untie Showtime from cable, another non-basic channel.

    Add this to the fact that we know nothing about how HBO GO, how much will it cost or what, if any, limitations will there be to the service.
    Oct 19, 2014. 01:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment