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  • Warning To Netflix Investors [View article]
    Not all the Netflix content is old. And new or old, I can always find something to watch on it.

    A better streaming content deal elsewhere? Some already say that Amazon Prime has a better streaming selection. Maybe so. But here is the catch, all you Netflix bears and short-sellers: These services are so inexpensive that people can and do simply enjoy both. I know that I sure do.

    As time goes on, the services will more and more differentiate their content. If I want a Netflix original, I will tune in Netflix, if I want an HBO series, I will turn to Amazon Prime. I celebrate the difference.

    Game over for Netflix? We have been hearing that line for over three years now. I am still loving my Netflix streaming (and the unbeatable Netflix DVD rental collection as well).
    Aug 22 08:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Warning To Netflix Investors [View article]
    The Seeking Alpha terms of use contain the following warning:

    "No use for unlawful purposes or for promotion of dangerous and illegal activities. Your account may be terminated and you may be reported to the appropriate authorities."

    By your glowing review of the illegal site "Popcorn Time," including a detailed assurance explaining why you think that thieves using it will not be caught, I believe that you have indeed crossed the line into promoting illegal activity.

    For those not moved by any moral arguments against such theft, consider the warning already given by one of the other commenters here concerning dangerous viruses and malware that can be encountered by those tempted to use such a site.
    Aug 20 06:17 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix: Why The Streaming Service Is A Must-Watch In More Ways Than One [View article]
    Amazon Prime should not be seen as a competitor to Netflix. Instead, since the services have significant differences in their content and are both so low in price, they are complimentary services. I enjoy them both.
    Aug 19 07:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Am Bullish On Netflix Over The Long Term [View article]
    Ordinarily, I would agree that some internet-based services "complement each other rather than really competing with each other." Certainly I see that as the case with Netflix and Amazon Prime. However, the compliment description seems to break down when it comes to Netflix and HBO--because of the overwhelmingly important fact that, to get HBO, one must contract with the cable or satellite companies that remain major anti-Netflix forces.
    Aug 19 07:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are You Worth Less Than 50 Cents To Netflix? [View article]
    I do love streaming most of what I watch from Netflix and Amazon Prime, despite my care to advocate continued DVD rental availability. Yet, yesterday the internet service in my town was completely out for several hours and I, as a cord-cutter, still had a DVD player and a Netflix rental DVD to enjoy.
    Aug 15 08:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix announces lineup of comedy specials [View news story]
    More shows when WE want to see them, it sounds good to me.
    Aug 14 10:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix's Headwinds Are Greater Than It Would Have Us Believe [View article]
    We Netflix viewers love the fact that its streaming and DVD programming allow us to be free from commercials. Many of us also do not like anything that smacks of pay-per-view. With that in mind, could "some sort of alternate revenue stream" be possible?

    Well, here are a couple of minor ideas that would avoid greatly stepping on the toes of their members:

    1. They could design their website to accommodate small, unobtrusive ads that people could click on IF they wanted to.

    2. They might do a much more complete job of selling outside advertising on the millions of DVD mailers that they send out each month.
    Aug 14 01:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Netflix Blitzkrieg - Here's What Topped HBO [View article]
    I happen to love the Netflix streaming and DVD services, but this is a time to remember that IF what this apparently desperate short-seller says really does come to be valid, any such problems could be cured by the management having a lot more money. Such money could be forthcoming if a cash-rich company, perhaps Apple, would buy Netflix, as has been suggested recently.

    Don't worry, short-sellers. Apple (or another company) might be waiting for the Netflix stock price to go back down a lot before making the deal.
    Aug 13 07:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Netflix Blitzkrieg - Here's What Topped HBO [View article]
    Netflix is what consumers will WANT. Unlike HBO, it requires no cable subscription plan. It is on its way to becoming standard equipment for our younger generation, a generation that has been so less connected to cable that instead of being called cable-cutters, they are known as the cable-nevers.
    Aug 13 03:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • In A Down Market Is Netflix A Buy? [View article]
    If we have a continued decline in the overall US stock market, it might be due to international tension, especially involving our ill-considered dispute with Russia. To that end, US companies without Russian exposure, such as Netflix, could do better than others, all other things being equal.

    But, alas, all other things are never equal, are they? Although I wish the best for Netflix as a customer and minor investor, I would not recommend purchases of Netflix at its current $445 level for widows or orphans. Very adventurous long-term investors might look at getting a few shares--but be ready for possible losses.
    Aug 11 09:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reed Hastings takes victory lap with Jeff Bewkes in rear-view mirror [View news story]
    I have Netflix streaming, Netflix DVDs, and Amazon Prime. Thus I have subscription arrangements with two separate companies and I like the present situation. Would I want to have to also subscribe to future streaming services from a third or fourth company in order to have a good selection in the future? A fifth or sixth company? At some point I and most other consumers will likely say no.

    So...I hope that the content providers can just deal equitably with the Netflix and Amazon Prime services.
    Aug 9 11:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reed Hastings takes victory lap with Jeff Bewkes in rear-view mirror [View news story]
    For me the great difference between Netflix and HBO is that to receive Netflix one does not have to subscribe to any cable or satellite plan.
    Aug 9 02:21 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stocks succumb to profit taking as Ukraine remarks jolt traders [View news story]
    Well, WallStreetJourney, you head right over to Kiev and offer your services to those neo-Nazi Ukrainian extremists who had supported taking away Russian language rights and who have been killing hundreds of Russian-speaking citizens. But leave the rest of us out of your fantasies.

    This is not like the US having troops in Vietnam, or the US and Russia having troops in Afghanistan or Germany. No, this is Russia's very doorstep, this is a fight over provinces (Donetsk and Lugansk) with millions of Russian speakers which had been part of the Russian state from about the 1740s to 1991. Russia will fight a war for that land if it seems that those Russian-speakers continue to be in danger from the Ukrainians.

    I still hope for a peaceful settlement, but the recent Ukrainian attacks seem to actually be inviting Russia to settle the matter.
    Aug 5 05:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are You Worth Less Than 50 Cents To Netflix? [View article]
    Consumers are speaking with their purchase actions, but it is activity that is based upon a gross misconception. They think the stuff from the DVDs will soon get on all-you-care-to watch streaming systems, such as the ones offered by Netflix and Amazon Prime. And they are wrong. It surely is not the first time that people have taken action that was contrary to their best long-term interests.

    And not only is there a consumer issue here, it is a matter of proper concern for Netflix investors. If we lose the Netflix DVD service, consumers seeking lots of content choice will HAVE to leave the Netflix ecosystem to be completely satisfied. That cannot be good for Netflix in the long run. Currently, I believe that Amazon Prime, being low in cost, is more complimentary than competitive to Netflix--but that might not be true of future competitors.
    Aug 5 01:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Russia may ban trans-Siberian flights for EU airlines [View news story]
    The sanctions effort is starting to look more and more counterproductive for the US.
    Aug 5 11:25 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment