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Adweek's Power List 2016: The Top 100 Leaders in Marketing, Media and Tech

Mark Zuckerberg leaps into lead spot

To assemble Adweek's second annual Power List, we considered the profiles and results of global corporate titans, taking into account such criteria as company value, revenue and revenue growth, market…

Does Unlimited Vacation Time Sound Like a Dream? It’s Becoming Reality at Some Ad Agencies

Motivational tool blends life and work

Project: WorldWide staffers received a late holiday gift this year when they returned to work and were given unlimited paid vacation time. The independent employee-owned network of 12 agencies is…

Crime Documentaries Like 'Making a Murderer' Are Picking Up Where Newspapers Left Off

TV's new hits take a page from print

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings recently bragged in a letter to shareholders about two things: his booming business, which hit 75 million subscribers in 2015, and his very hot content. "In…

Netflix's Content Chief Just Perfectly Summarized How the TV Industry's Been Broken Since Birth

70 years of viewing 'at the mercy of others'

Netflix execs had a lot to say at the streaming giant's CES keynote today, but amid all the flashy trailers and big global news, one compelling tidbit was largely overlooked. CEO…

Netflix Is Now a 'Global TV Network' After Launching in 130 New Countries

CEO Reed Hastings flips the switch during CES keynote

Netflix has truly gone global. During a keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show this morning, Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings turned on the streaming service in 130 countries, including…

The 100 Most Influential Leaders in Marketing, Media and Tech

Google's Larry Page tops Adweek's first Power List

Presenting Adweek's inaugural Power List, our ranking of the 100 most influential, innovative and effective leaders controlling media, marketing and technology. To assemble this list, we considered the profiles and results…

Reed Hastings Says on Facebook That Netflix Has Passed HBO in Subscriber Revenue

Mark Zuckerberg likes this post

Reed Hastings continues to push the HBO comparison—and to talk up any moment when Netflix passes a key HBO metric—but he has a great one to push here: Netflix's $1.146…

Verizon Sends Netflix a Public Cease and Desist Letter

Snarky error messages draw pushback

Netflix has been taking potshots at ISPs and Verizon isn't taking them lying down. On Tuesday, Twitter users started posting screenshots of their Netflix apps calling out Verizon by name…

FCC Scrambles to Clarify Its New Net Neutrality Rules

FCC chairman circulating proposal to commissioners on Thursday

UPDATE:  To say that the FCC's proposed new net neutrality rules are off to a rocky start would be an understatement. The leak of the news late Wednesday afternoon that the Federal…

Reed Hastings Takes a Loud Shot at HBO

'His password is netflixbitch'

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings took a jab on tonight's earnings call at the network his company sees as its chief competitor: Time Warner pay-cabler HBO. Richard Plepler, co-president of the…

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