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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…

January 22, 2014, 6:47 PM EST

Netflix Knocks a Dollar Off Its SD Streaming Service for New Users [Updated] Lower rate will 'definitely' roll out to a wider range

Netflix has cracked down on password sharing this year (the streaming service has a $12-per-month plan if you want to stream on four devices simultaneously), but it looks like there's…

December 30, 2013, 2:18 PM EST

Netflix Gets Massive Sub Bump in Q3 Strong stock price, high revenue boost solid earnings report

Netflix saw a major increase in subscribers in Q3, bringing in another 1.29 million domestic subs during the quarter (up a whopping 11 percent) and 1.44 million in foreign markets.…

October 22, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

Is Netflix Looking for Cable Distribution Deals? Regional operators in the U.S. said to be among the company's targets

According to the Wall Street Journal, Netflix is on a hunt for cable distribution deals in the U.S.. to mirror the similar offerings the over-the-top service has in Europe. As set-top…

October 14, 2013, 9:21 AM EDT

Netflix Shares Fall as Q2 Subscriber Numbers Disappoint Arrested Development didn’t scare up very many paying customers

Shares of Netflix fell in after-hours trading Monday as the company’s strong second-quarter revenue performance was undermined by somewhat underwhelming subscriber growth. As analysts began to react to Netflix’s Q2 earnings,…

July 22, 2013, 7:37 PM EDT

Netflix Loses 1,800 Titles as License Deals Expire Service adds other content, changes interface

Netflix lost almost 1,800 titles this morning as license deals with MGM, Warner Bros. and Universal expired. In what Slate referred to as “the great Netflix purge,” users have lost access…

May 1, 2013, 11:11 AM EDT

Original Series Help Netflix Turn a Tidy Profit Proliferation of homegrown content is moving the needle for streaming services

Following its first foray into original programming, Netflix put up first-quarter numbers that exceeded Wall Street’s expectations. Thanks in part to the success of its $100 million David Fincher potboiler,…

April 23, 2013, 1:26 PM EDT

Companies Can Now 'Friend' Investors Netflix CEO won't be penalized for Facebook post

Companies can now "friend" their investors to communicate market-moving news. Facebook and other social media platforms were cleared by the Securities and Exchange Commission to announce key information as long…

April 3, 2013, 8:15 AM EDT

Netflix Snaps Up Wachowskis’ Sci-Fi Series 10-episode show Sense8 will premiere in 2014

Netflix has completed another high-profile acquisition, ordering 10 episodes of a new scripted series to be directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix, Cloud Atlas) and penned by Babylon…

March 27, 2013, 1:31 PM EDT

Is Netflix for Sale? Analyst says Carl Icahn 'will likely pursue a path to control'

Carl Icahn's investment firm disclosed a 9.98 percent stake in Netflix to the Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday. Is he going to push the company to sell? That's the rumor…

November 1, 2012, 12:25 PM EDT

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