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  • Netflix to Announce Third-Quarter 2013 Financial Results [View article]
    They announced their earnings date quickly they usually wait a while.
    Sep 30 04:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Candy Crush Saga developer King files for IPO [View news story]
    NONE of these games last

    How many people still play Angry Birds?
    Draw Something?
    Cut the Rope?
    Words with Friends?
    Sep 26 10:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Netflix A Buy? [View article]
    I think the 3rd quarter would look at least fine, Google and Netflix made a free 3 month deal with the Chromecast device so that could add a few thousand subs. also last summer there 3rd quarter was down a bit because of the Olympics.
    Sep 26 06:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Hulu wants to eventually offer ad-free option, will charge more [View news story]
    I think people would overlook ads but Hulu Plus is unnecessarily confusing, you can watch all videos on your computer, but some you can't watch on your phone. And how are they going to convince customers to pay more than Netflix with less content?

    On a related note Netflix should test a $5 plan with ads in their international markets where penetration is low to entice viewers, eventually they could make the other $3 back, potentially more.
    Sep 26 06:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix: The One Metric Nobody Is Watching [View article]
    Nobody is selling an a monthly ad free subscription like Netflix.

    Amazon is annually
    Hulu has ads
    Vudu/Target/iTunes is pay per view
    HBO is required by cable
    Redbox, basically a non factor, is Netflix with disc rentals
    And Netflix is 1/10th the price of cable

    He is stating Netflix's competition is akin to McDonald's and Chipotle, you are hungry for the content, but pricing, availability and flavor drive you to one place or the other.
    Sep 25 11:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Introducing the Mayday Button—Revolutionary On-Device Tech Support [View article]
    Sounds good in theory, but if they sell some crazy number like 20 million of these, and a good number of people press the mayday button at once, that would cause problems.
    Sep 25 03:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix: The One Metric Nobody Is Watching [View article]
    I was saying just because you have hardware, even good hardware, doesn't mean people will buy it. It is no benefit for Netflix to come out with a device, you wouldn't watch Netflix more on an iPad then a Netflix tablet, it is no benefit for them to make a device. Amazon Prime's video marketshare hasn't ballooned after the Kindle Fire, heck even the Kindle Fire has the Netflix app, which is Netflix's strategy be on everything, not make the device everyone owns.

    To me this is like saying AMC should come out with a with tablet, they like Netflix are both entertainment companies, not technology companies.
    Sep 24 11:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix: The One Metric Nobody Is Watching [View article]
    That would be a horrible mistake, people don't chose what cable compnay they want depending on the hardware, that is an after thought. And most cable companies don't even make their own hardware. Netflix is available on the Apple TV, unlike Google Play and Amazon Prime coincidentally enough all of these two don't compete with Apple, Netflix should do the opposite and be on EVERY piece of hardware.

    Hardware doesn't make you revelant, Microsoft isn't now a the go to company because they have the Surface, and Google doesn't put out any Google branded hardware and they seem to be doing just fine, putting it modestly. And Facebook came out with a phone and it was a utter flop.

    *In around 2007 Netflix was developing a set top box, put Reed Hastings killed because he believed Steve Jobs, then CEO of Apple wouldn't put Netflix on their products if they competed. He gave the plans to Roku who made a box that had Netflix as the first app. Netflix still is the most popular app on the Roku, the best of both worlds.*
    Sep 24 08:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix: The One Metric Nobody Is Watching [View article]
    Virtually EVERYTHING on NFLX is on/will be on DVD. That doesn't seem to be a determinant to their growth.
    Sep 24 06:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix: The One Metric Nobody Is Watching [View article]
    You can only have 2 concurrent streams on Netflix, you could purchase 2 more for an extra $4.
    Sep 24 12:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix: The One Metric Nobody Is Watching [View article]
    The same people would the 3 months until the whole season was finished then watch it that way, either way people will take advantage of the system.
    Sep 23 06:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cable networks dominate Emmys, Netflix picks up first award [View news story]
    Breaking Bad isn't produced by AMC and Modrern Family isn't produced by ABC.
    Sep 23 10:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pandora Is Done [View article]
    I don't think so you need an Apple device to use iTunes Radio, but its not the ONLY device people have. People in offices, schools and other work places use Pandora through the browser, and you would have to use this through iTunes, which isn't as smooth as Pandora though the browser. Limitations Apple puts on its software products, making them only accessible on Apple devices, makes me skeptical that they will take over, iBooks and Maps haven't really killed the market. I would say Facetime has but that seems to lay the ground work for other similar apps, Skype and ooVoo to take off.
    Sep 23 02:20 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Punch Your Netflix Ticket [View article]
    I think the story is true, but if you think Icahn takes investing advice exclusively from his son you are nuts.
    Sep 16 05:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Dish Network and Disney talks stalled [View news story]
    Dish had a LONG blackout with AMC awhile back, so I don't think that the blackout will be too long, customers wouldn't tolerate that, and Directv already advertises against them so aggressively.
    Sep 16 05:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment