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  • Netflix Acquires Young Barack Obama Movie ‘Barry’ (Another Flop in the Making)

    09/18/2016 8:46:18 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 45 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 9-18-2016 | DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to Barry, a film about a formative year in the life of a young Barack Obama, following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this month. According to Deadline, the streaming service beat out several other distributors to land the rights to the critically-acclaimed film from director Vikram Gandhi, which premiered September 10 in Toronto. Netflix was said to have spent $4.5 million to acquire the film, though the final number was not confirmed. Barry tells the story of one year in the life of the future president, as he attends Columbia University in...
  • (Vanity) Movie Suggestion: WEINER

    08/12/2016 11:56:53 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 26 replies
    IMDB description: An examination of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner's mayoral campaign and the landscape of today's political landscape. Why watch it: Weiner was always one of the more obnoxious Dem members of Congress. This was a behind the scenes look at his run for office after the sexting scandal led to his resignation. He thought it'd be a heroic comeback tale. Instead, it's a dark comedy meets reality TV PG-13 exploration of his own stupidity and self description. Making it a 'must watch' for FR members is the appearance of Huma Abedin. She comes across as detached and...
  • 'Netflix tax' starts today in Pennsylvania

    08/01/2016 1:06:41 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    PITTSBURGH —Starting Monday, Pennsylvania's 6 percent state sales tax will be extended to digital downloads and streaming subscription services like Netflix and Hulu. The measure was included in a revenue package passed by state lawmakers and signed by Gov. Tom Wolf to fill a $1.3 billion hole in the state's new $31.5 billion budget. If a customer uses an account with a Pennsylvania billing address, the tax will be imposed. Businesses are responsible for collecting the tax and remitting it to the state Department of Revenue.
  • Update: Netflix up and running after Saturday evening outages

    07/31/2016 10:29:54 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 42 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | July 31, 2016 | LuLu Chang
    Netflix went down on Saturday. Proving just how easy it is to throw much of the human race into a total and complete tailspin, the internet collectively freaked out over its inability to access the video streaming service. Because seriously, what else are we supposed to do on a Saturday night? Go out? Please. During prime binge-watching hours, Netflix suddenly went black, greeting hoards of dismayed television fans everywhere with a message that read suggested that they were “having technical difficulties,” or “unable to process your request.” Neither one of these explanations, of course, have been sufficient to quell the...
  • Confirmed: Only Microsoft Edge will play Netflix content at 1080p on your PC

    07/13/2016 8:42:51 PM PDT · by dayglored · 20 replies
    PC World ^ | Jul 13, 2016 | Mark Hachman
    Microsoft's bold claims about Edge turn out to be true. If you want to watch true 1080p content on Netflix over your PC, you need to use Microsoft’s Edge browser. On Wednesday, Microsoft claimed that its Edge browser was the only one of the big four browsers—which also includes Chrome, Firefox, and Opera—to offer 1080p resolution while playing Netflix content. A quick test of all four browsers by PCWorld proved this claim to be true, with the other three browsers capped at 720p. Why this matters: Microsoft’s been busy trying to rehabilitate the reputation of Edge, which suffered after the...
  • Ruling could make sharing passwords for subscription services a federal crime

    07/11/2016 11:12:16 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 41 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7-11-2016 | FoxNews.com
    A new federal court ruling could make sharing your passwords for subscription services -- covering everything from Netflix to HBO GO -- a federal crime punishable by prison time, according to a judge who opposed the decision. The ruling, issued by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last week, pertained to a trade-secrets case and found that certain instances of sharing passwords are prosecutable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) - legislation predominantly concerned with hacking. The case involved David Nosal, a headhunter who left his former company Korn/Ferry and then used the password of an employee to...
  • Chrome Bug Makes It Easy to Download Movies From Netflix and Amazon Prime

    06/24/2016 7:39:32 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 30 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | Today 10:51am (24 June 2016) | Michael Nunez
    For the past decade, Hollywood’s battle against online pirates has been mainly been focused on leaked DVD screeners and illegal streaming sites. Now a pair of security researchers say they’ve discovered a vulnerability in the Google Chrome browser that allows people to save illegal copies of movies from streaming sites like Netflix and Amazon Prime. The vulnerability, first reported by Wired, takes advantage of the Widevine EME/CDM technology that Chrome uses to stream encrypted video from content providers. Researchers David Livshits from the Cyber Security Research Center at Ben-Gurion University and Alexandra Mikityuk of Telekom Innovation Laboratories discovered a way...
  • Study: Netflix Rate Hike Could Lead to Mass Subscriber Cancellations

    06/20/2016 3:54:17 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 60 replies
    BREITBART.COM ^ | 20 JUNE 2016 | JEROME HUDSON
    A new study claims that sticker shock could cause hundreds of thousands of loyal U.S.-based Netflix customers to cancel their subscriptions to the popular streaming content provider. In January 2014, a high-definition Netflix subscription cost customers $7.99 per month. By May of that year, Netflix had already began raising its prices, first to $8.99, and then, five months later, to $9.99 for all-new subscribers. Pre-existing users were grandfathered in to their original $7.99 plan, with the promise that their service price would never change. That promise was apparently broken in April when the company announced in a letter to investors...
  • Netflix Kids Show Will Teach Children About Evils Of Donald Trump

    06/17/2016 11:44:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 17, 2016 | Todd Van Luling
    If you’ve been worried that there isn’t an easy enough way to help your kids understand the thorny issues of overt racism championed by presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Netflix — as it often does — has a show for you. The Emmy-winning Netflix original show “All Hail King Julien,” based on the popular DreamWorks movie-series “Madagascar,” debuts its third season Friday. And there’s an episode about Trump. Although the King Julien character was not originally intended to be a Trump parody in the “Madagascar” universe, the show’s creators decided the royal lemur could be a perfect teaching tool...
  • A whole new world: Netflix gets exclusive Disney streaming rights

    05/26/2016 5:28:33 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 21 replies
    WISH TV ^ | 26 MAY 2016 | WISH TV
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Netflix is getting exclusive Disney streaming rights. Among lots of new movies coming to Netflix this summer, perhaps one of the biggest announcements was the partnership with Disney. In a release on Tuesday, Netflix announced the partnership saying it will have exclusive streaming rights for Disney movies, Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm. The catch? They won’t be available until September.
  • This is the Netflix hack the world has been waiting for (Smartflix)

    05/21/2016 11:49:44 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    BGR ^ | May 21, 2016 | Yoni Heisler
    Because Netflix doesn’t own the global licensing rights to all of the movies and TV shows it carries, a good deal of its programming remains completely unavailable to subscribers outside of certain geographic regions. Indeed, one of the reasons why Netflix is so intent on developing its own original programming is precisely because they don’t have to deal with thorny licensing issues. Now if you find yourself in the frustrating position of wanting to watch something on Netflix that is otherwise geographically restricted, there’s a new desktop app that can help turn that dream into a reality.
  • How Jodie Foster stays one of the most ‘real’ stars in Hollywood [Wash Post pushes Lesbianism]

    05/08/2016 1:46:53 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 69 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | May 7, 2016 | Ann Hornaday
    Jodie Foster is on point. Mere minutes into conversation and she’s talking politics, specifically as they pertain to “Money Monster,” a timely thriller she’s directed. It’s impossible to watch “Money Monster,” which stars George Clooney and Julia Roberts and opens May 13, and not be reminded of the indeterminate rage of the Trump phenomenon. She’s eager to talk about “Money Monster,” in which Clooney plays Lee Gates, the swaggering, superficial star of a cable financial show who’s taken hostage by a young man, played by Jack O’Connell, whose savings have been wiped out by one of Gates’s stock tips. Foster...
  • 2nd Vote Identifies "Better Alternative" to PayPal

    04/12/2016 6:55:38 AM PDT · by fwdude · 22 replies
    2nd Vote ^ | April 11, 2016 | Lance Wray
    2nd Vote Identifies "Better Alternative" to PayPal Last week, many 2nd Vote members asked about alternative ways to make and process online payments after e-commerce giant PayPal joined the liberal misinformation campaign in North Carolina. The California based company announced that it would stand against North Carolina's common sense protections for small business owners and religious liberty and withdrew plans for a global operations center in Charlotte in an attempt to bully the state economically. Subsequently, our research team noticed a growing company called ProPay that provided many products for online merchants. After looking very closely at ProPay's record of...
  • Netflix Will “Move Our Productions” Out Of Georgia If Anti-Gay Bill Becomes Law; Amblin [tr]

    03/25/2016 8:32:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 75 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | March 24, 2016 | Dominic Patten
    5th UPDATE, 6:25 PM: Now Amblin Partners has joined the anti-Georgia chorus over the state’s pending religious liberty legislation. “Amblin Partners is committed to diversity and inclusion for all,” the company led by Steven Spielberg. “We would be disappointed to see our pipeline of production end at the Georgia border because of this legislation. While we are aware that Governor Deal has not yet made a decision, we stand with our industry colleagues in strongly urging him to veto this bill.”
  • Any FReepers Pumped for House of Cards Season 4?

    03/04/2016 7:00:54 AM PST · by Ulmius · 25 replies
    Ulmius
    I don't know which FReepers have a Netflix account, but... The new season of House of Cards came out today; who's excited about it? Thoughts? Predictions? Don't forget spoiler warnings for comments, BTW.
  • How Amazon Prime Is Crushing the Competition

    01/25/2016 11:59:53 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 82 replies
    time.com/money ^ | 1-25-2016 | Brad Tuttle
    Here we are at the start of 2016, when Prime membership costs $99 a year, and a new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) estimates that there are currently roughly 54 million Amazon Prime members in the U.S. Overall, 47% of the people who shop at Amazon are Prime members, the study says. For Amazon, the astonishing growth of Prime is a tremendous win-win. Amazon benefits doubly with Prime because 1) it collects annual subscription fees from tens of millions of consumers; and 2) subscribers tend to spend a disproportionately high amount of money with Amazon compared to non-members....
  • "Making a Murderer"? Just more Liberal, Netflix Propaganda. Exposed...

    01/11/2016 4:18:47 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 25 replies
    www.LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 01/11/2016 | Steven Crowder
    Everyone has seen Making a Murderer on Netflix. Which goes to show just how much time we’re spending on Netflix, doesn’t it? A lot of time. If you haven’t seen Making a Murderer, spoiler alert: you get screwed, manipulated, plus you spent ten hours watching this show. Ten hours of you’re life you’ll never get back. I’m collecting names for a class action lawsuit (just kidding… ish). VIDEO AT LINK Yes, there was a lot of crap that happened in the trial. Yes, the documentary shone a light on the corruption which sometimes happens in the justice department. However, Steven...
  • 'Making a Murderer' on Netflix probes true-crime puzzler

    12/24/2015 5:28:10 AM PST · by stylecouncilor · 39 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | DECEMBER 22, 2015 | Mary McNamara
    "Making a Murderer," Netflix's new true-crime documentary, is as unnerving as it is addictive, in part because it is so addictive. Over the course of 10 hours. writers-directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos tell the story of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man who served 18 years for a sexual assault he did not commit before being exonerated by DNA evidence. Then, just as he prepared to sue the county and police department that had put him in jail in the first place, Avery was accused and later convicted of a horrific kidnapping and murder that he insists he did not...
  • Netflix's China Dream Is Dead

    12/18/2015 12:07:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2015 | Lawrence Meyers
    Much as we all enjoy Netflix's programming and service, and much as we'd like it to supplant Hollywood's liberal-heavy content, the bad news is that Netflix is not going to survive in the long run. If you hold the stock, you should sell now while you have the chance. You probably have a better chance making money if you short the stock. Netflix is barely profitable and trades at 338 times its profit, far above what any reasonable investor should pay for even the best companies. Netflix is burning half a billion dollars of cash every year. Hollywood just milks...
  • Amazon prime vs Netflix: need opinions on which (or neither)

    11/28/2015 4:35:16 PM PST · by spacejunkie2001 · 107 replies
    11/28/15 | me
    I currently have netflix for both dvds and streaming. Streaming doesn't seem to have alot of choices. Was thinking about signing up for Amazon Prime. I currently get my kindle books and vitamins there. Anyone here have input on the diff between AP and NF and if one is better than the other? Thanks!
  • 'Winter on Fire' tracks the 93 days Ukraine fought for its identity

    10/09/2015 10:38:37 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 3 replies
    The Los Angeles Time ^ | October 9, 2015 | Jeffrey Fleishman
    Streets are scattered with stones and shell casings. Winter fog mixes with the last wisps of tear gas. The wounded and the dead have been carried away, and those who are left hunker at the barricades. Police advance. Snipers take to rooftops. Bodies fall and the Ukrainian revolution, as brutal as it is cinematic, enters a new day in the battered capital of Kiev. Evgeny Afineevsky's "Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom" is a documentary from the front lines, a visceral portrait of a nation's battle for its identity. The film tracks the 93 days — between November 2013...
  • Here's why Netflix should make another Star Trek television series

    09/06/2015 5:55:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 75 replies
    entertainment.ie ^ | September 6, 2015 | Brian Lloyd
    n September of 2016, Star Trek will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of its first episode. Launched back in 1966, the series and the property as a whole has since become a cultural institution and five spinoffs, dozens of movies and a successful reboot in 2009. However, since JJ Abrams turned Star Trek around and made into a broader appealing property, fans of the series have felt somewhat neglected. There hasn't been a Star Trek-related TV series since Enterprise - which was cancelled unceremoniously in 2005 after just four seasons. All previous spinoffs hit seven seasons. There's been constant rumblings and...
  • Apple's next pursuit: Its own original programming a la Netflix?

    09/01/2015 7:51:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 09/01/2015 | By Brian Stelter
    Is Apple about to enter the world of original programming, and if so, what sort of programming is it pursuing? Those questions are swirling in media circles after a Monday night report from Variety, a Hollywood news fixture, that Apple (AAPL, Tech30) is exploring such a move. One thing is for certain: Apple executives are reaching out to high-level entertainment industry types for confidential talks. An executive familiar with the outreach to Hollywood said Apple is assessing whether it should start to bankroll original TV shows and movies. This would put Apple into close competition with streaming services like Netflix...
  • Is Netflix Worth It? Opinions Please ! - vanity

    08/22/2015 1:52:16 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 138 replies
    Brain | 8/22/2015 | vladimir998
    Please tell me if you think Netflix's basic service is worthwhile. If you have it, do you regret it or recommend it? I know they have plenty of movies, but do they stream any current TV shows after they air on cable (say next day, or something like that)?
  • Cover Your Cams: Webcam of This Couple Got Hacked While Watching Netflix

    08/14/2015 11:03:34 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 32 replies
    Hackread ^ | August 11, 2015 | Wagas
    The hackers are selling Remote Access Trojan (RAT) to the interested wannabe hackers, and believe it or not, most of the purchasers of these malware programs are youngsters and novice hackers. The malware and Trojans being provided by the hackers will allow anyone to take control of the targeted electronic device, eventually attacking the victim. The report calls them “ratters.”
  • US STOCKS-Wall St. Lower as Apple Slips to 6-month Low

    08/04/2015 1:30:48 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 4, 2015 22:42 UTC | Tanya Agrawal
    Aug 4 (Reuters) - Wall Street fell on Tuesday as Apple's shares remained under pressure, hitting their lowest in more than six months, and investors digested earnings reports from a host of companies. The iPhone maker's shares fell as much as 4.4 percent to $113.25, slipping firmly below their 200-day daily moving average, a key technical level closely watched by traders. The stock was also the biggest drag on the three major U.S. indexes. While there was no clear trigger for the selloff, traders said worries over a slowdown in China and skepticism over demand for iPhone 6s were likely...
  • Chicago To Apply 9% 'Netflix Tax'

    07/09/2015 5:29:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/09/2015 | Travis H. Brown
    There should be small print on “Welcome to Chicago” signs – something along the lines of “businesses and innovators not actually welcome.” With its recent, growth-killing hike of the minimum wage and its ever-looming $20 billion pension hole, the Windy City finds itself at a major competitive disadvantage. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his Department of Finance just made matters worse with the introduction of new tax rules that will notably increase the cost of using popular streaming services like Netflix , Hulu, and Spotify. Desperate for new revenue to fill its dwindling coffers, Chicago is applying a 9 percent tax...
  • Netflix hit with 'cloud tax' as Chicago targets online consumers

    07/01/2015 5:26:51 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 60 replies
    fortune ^ | july 1, 2015 | jeff john roberts
    Chicago officials are taking an aggressive new tax approach. Consumers will now have to pay 9% on Netflix, Amazon Web Services and more. Chicago is marking Independence Day this year with fireworks, hot dogs – and sweeping new tax rules that require companies to collect a 9% levy every time consumers use streaming and cloud services such as Netflix or Amazon Web Services. The rules, which went into effect today, came about after city officials expanded the interpretation of existing amusement and property lease taxes to encompass cloud-based technologies. According to lawyers at ReedSmith, which flagged the new rules in a blog post,...
  • 'Grace And Frankie' Looks At Life Unexpectedly Alone [TV: More Homosexuality & Broken Marriages]

    05/12/2015 7:47:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    npr.org ^ | 5/8/15 | Linda Holmes
    The opening credits of the new Netflix comedy (maybe comedy-drama) Grace And Frankie lay out the show's high concept using the song "Stuck In The Middle With You" and a set of wedding cake toppers. You see two couples, then two couples with kids, then the husbands kissing, then the abandoned women falling through the broken cake. ....two women with a tense acquaintanceship who find out that their husbands — played by Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen! — have been in love with each other for decades and want to take advantage of the age of same-sex marriage by getting...
  • Netflix Lands TV Adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ ‘Green Eggs and Ham’

    05/02/2015 10:47:31 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 27 replies
    Variety ^ | April 29, 2015 | Andrew Wallenstein, Debra Birnbaum
    Netflix is cooking up “Green Eggs and Ham” with help from the estate of Dr. Seuss, executive producer Ellen DeGeneres and Warner Bros. TV Group. A 13-episode animated TV series will be adapted from the classic 1960 children’s book, continuing the adventures of some of its characters. Cindy Holland, Netflix’s VP of original content, channeled Dr. Seuss’ famous meter in announcing the deal:
  • Liberal Indian War On Adam Sandler Is A Political Hit Job

    04/26/2015 12:03:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 25, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    The current Indian War against Adam Sandler is a liberal rich-kid conspiracy to shut down populist conservative voices. This week, comedy filmmaker Sandler was roasted in the liberal press for allegedly demeaning Indians and women in his upcoming straight-to-Netflix Western “The Ridiculous Six.” About twelve Indian actors, extras and crew members staged a walk-out on the set because of some jokes in the movie. Here are the jokes that caused the actors to blow their little bighorn ...
  • California Man Accused of Burglary After Allegedly Using Woman's Netflix Account on Stolen TV

    03/24/2015 6:39:10 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    On March 4, a woman in Mariposa County, about 70 miles north of Fresno, reported several items stolen from her home, including a smart TV, a Wi-Fi Blu-ray, laptop computer, wires and a surround sound system, the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office said Friday. A few days later, the woman discovered that movies were being watched on her Netflix account, which was linked to the stolen TV and Blu-ray, according to the sheriff's office. Using Netflix and IP address information, authorities traced the internet usage to Bobby Alexander of Mariposa, officials said.
  • Looking for best option to drop cable.

    03/16/2015 6:29:41 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 86 replies
    myself | 3-16-15 | TZ
    (I could live without it, but The Chief of Procuremenet will not.) Is Hulu, Netflix or Amazon Prime the best option for someone who has a few favorite shows? Will show be ONE WEEK behind on episodes or ONE SEASON? (assuming these shows on cable are not available right away) Dish is not an option (she won't allow it on the roof) Will likely be getting DSL from a phone company.
  • Cable execs say Netflix is killing TV ratings

    03/11/2015 10:37:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 137 replies
    Fortune ^ | 03/11/2015 | Benjamin Snyder
    Viewership was down in the third and fourth quartersIt might be time for cable to start worrying about online streaming. The Wall Street Journal reported that a drop in TV ratings and viewership can be chalked up to subscription-based streaming services, including Netflix, Hulu and Amazon.People familiar with the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau told the newspaper that as much as 40% of TV-rating declines in the third and fourth quarters were attributable to streaming services. The news comes as TV viewing has declined by an estimated 10% from a year previously in the third quarter, and by 9% for the...
  • Netflix launches in Cuba

    02/10/2015 6:48:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/9/15 | Cecilia Kang
    Netflix on Monday launched its streaming service in Cuba, the latest sign that economic relations between the United States and the island nation are thawing. The service will be available for $8 a month to residents with credit cards and access to high-speed Internet.
  • Netflix Developing A ‘Legend of Zelda’ TV Series

    02/07/2015 6:26:21 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 8 replies
    SLASH FILM ^ | 06 FEBRUARY 2015 | Germain Lussier
    For decades, video game fans have been clamoring for some kind of big media translation of Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda. We’ve dreamt of movies, TV shows and everything in between. The closest we’ve come is a brief animated series from the late ’80s. Now, those dreams may be about to come true on a bigger scale. Netflix is reportedly out to writers for a live-action Legend of Zelda TV series. Nintendo is on board and working closely with Netflix but can ultimately scrap the idea if it doesn’t fit in with their vision of the series. Apparently, the streaming...
  • FCC CHAIRMAN: INTERNET TO BE PUBLIC UTILITY

    02/04/2015 10:52:32 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 218 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 4, 2015 | UPI
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) — The Federal Communications Commission will seek more influence on Internet regulation to ensure net neutrality, its chairman said Wednesday. In an editorial published on {link:the website of the magazine Wired: “http://www.wired.com/2015/02/fcc-chairman-wheeler-net-neutrality?mbid=social_twitter”,nw}, Tom Wheeler explained new rules, proposed this week, “to preserve the Internet as an open platform for innovation and free expression. This proposal is rooted in long-standing regulatory principles, marketplace experience, and public input.” The new rules will cast {link:high-speed Internet service as a public utility: “http://www.cnbc.com/id/102376526″,nw}, an unidentified person, who was consulted the FCC {link:on the proposal, told CNN: “http://money.cnn.com/2015/02/02/technology/net-neutrality-fcc/index.html”,nw}. The change would...
  • No, it’s not just you: Netflix is down

    02/03/2015 4:52:35 PM PST · by frithguild · 27 replies
    GIGAOM ^ | 2/3/15 | Janko Roettgers
    Netflix is having an extended outage this Tuesday afternoon, with users reporting on Twitter that it went down around 3:40pm PT, according to Downdetector.com. An hour later, Netflix’s website remains inaccessible, and streaming on mobile devices doesn’t work either. Netflix acknowledged the outage on Twitter: I’ve asked the company for more details, but have yet to hear back. Developing story, more to come.
  • What BlackBerry's CEO Wants From Apple

    01/22/2015 11:43:37 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    ABC 13 ^ | 1-22-15 | ALYSSA NEWCOMB
    BlackBerry's CEO John Chen wants companies to stop "discriminatory practices" against BlackBerry by not allowing them to use certain apps. Chen called out Apple and Netflix in a blog post about net neutrality and what he called a "two-tiered wireless broadband ecosystem" where developers create apps only for iOS and Android devices. "Unlike BlackBerry, which allows iPhone users to download and use our BBM service, Apple does not allow BlackBerry or Android users to download Apple's iMessage messaging service," he wrote. Apple's iMessage service is only available to customers using the company's ecosystem of devices. Calling out Netflix, Chen said...
  • Marco Polo Brings Mongol Empire To Netflix (Netflix New Original Series Alert)

    12/12/2014 5:43:23 PM PST · by goldstategop · 35 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/12/2014 | Genevieve Hassan
    Following on from the success of its original dramas House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, Netflix is banking on its next series, Marco Polo, being a similar hit. The adventures of famed explorer Marco Polo in 13th Century China are being told in a new series for Netflix. Set in Mongolian emperor Kublai Khan's court and with a rumoured $90m (Ł57m) budget, its epic nature, battle scenes and sexual content has inevitably drawn comparisons to Game of Thrones - although creator John Fusco points out Polo's books came first. Starring British actor Benedict Wong as Kublai and...
  • ...Lilyhammer might be the future of TV [Season 3!]

    12/06/2014 7:29:44 PM PST · by mrsmith · 7 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Novenber 21 2014 | david zurawik
    Probably a 'link only'
  • Netflix CEO: Broadcast TV Will Be Dead By 2030

    11/28/2014 9:18:30 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 145 replies
    Beat Beat ^ | 11/28/14 | Jack Smith IV
    Nielsen Ratings are going to finally factor in Netflix traffic. Reed Hastings thinks it's too little, too late.
  • Netflix pulls Cosby special as rape allegations mount against comedian; NBC Cancels Sitcom

    11/19/2014 11:57:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/19/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    He’s been a cultural icon for decades, but a number of women have spent nearly that long accusing Bill Cosby of being something entirely more sinister. Although allegations against Cosby of sexual assault have been public for decades, a confluence of accusers coming forward has pushed the story to the top of the news — and into boardrooms as well. Netflix announced that it would postpone the launch of a comedy special involving Cosby, presumably in response to the allegations, although Netflix refused to elaborate: Netflix won’t air a new Bill Cosby special after three women slammed the comedian...
  • Bill Cosby comedy special postponed by Netflix

    11/19/2014 5:19:23 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 38 replies
    BBC ^ | 19 November 2014 Last updated at 04:23 ET | BBC
    Streaming service Netflix has postponed a Bill Cosby comedy special in the wake of allegations of sexual assault that have resurfaced in recent weeks. Bill Cosby 77 was to have been streamed from 27 November. It is not clear when or if the special will now be shown. Netflix's announcement came shortly after Tuesday's airing of an interview with a model and TV host who claimed Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1982. Cosby's lawyer previously said the comedian would be making no comment. John P Schmidt said the allegations were a "decade-old [and] discredited" and that he did not intend...
  • Netflix Inc is an acquisition target, Mark Cuban says as he snaps up more than 50,000 shares

    10/17/2014 12:44:10 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    When asked if he had a price target on Netflix’s shares, he said: “My target is to never sell it.” Cuban told CNBC it would be “almost a no-brainer” for a major technology company to buy Netflix, given the company’s cheap stock price and strong content. He cited Apple Inc , Google Inc, Facebook Inc and Verizon Communications Inc as examples of potential buyers. The shares of Los Gatos, California-based Netflix were down around 3.3% at US$349.52 in afternoon trading on the Nasdaq. The shares traded earlier as low as US$341.50, down 5.6%, after Goldman Sachs slashed its price target...
  • Netflix Brings the Drama, and Not Just in Its Shows

    10/01/2014 10:18:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Michi Iljazi
    In a recent stunt that flamed out, Netflix led an online effort to incite their consumers into taking action on net neutrality that would ultimately benefit the company’s own bottom-line. The company tried to fake a slowdown of the Internet on its site to mimic what they claim could happen without net neutrality. The failed stunt showed that Netflix’s assertions and sneakiness are absurd. Netflix is now the go-to destination for movie and TV show rentals, accounting for a staggering one-third of all downstream Internet traffic during peak hours. As the company’s popularity and consumer base has grown, so too...
  • Who on FR watches "House of Cards" Series

    07/23/2014 2:29:52 PM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 121 replies
    Vanity (Netflix) | 7-23-2014 | self
    After being told by 3 or 4 associates whom I respect that I must watch it - and after putting it off for months - I finally dug in and power watched both seasons in past couple weeks. I was astounded, on so many fronts. This is must see TV for political junkies. I mean, anyone might like it, but the politically involved will find it fascinting, and teachable, illustrative….. Anyone else
  • Netflix queues up launches in Germany, France

    05/21/2014 1:17:49 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    cnet.com ^ | March 20, 2014 | Joan E. Solsman
    Netflix will launch in Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, and Luxembourg this year, a previously announced but undetailed expansion into one of the most Internet-connected parts of the world -- mainland Europe.
  • Comcast vs. Netflix: Is this really about Net neutrality?

    05/15/2014 1:40:39 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 20 replies
    cnet.com ^ | May 15, 2014 | Marguerite Reardon
    If you noticed more buffering and sputtering when streaming video from Netflix a few months ago, you weren't alone. But who was really to blame? Your broadband provider or Netflix? Netflix, which earlier this year reluctantly agreed to pay interconnection fees to broadband providers, has suggested that Comcast is to blame because it's violating principles of Net neutrality, which are all about keeping the Internet free and open. Comcast has vigorously denied these assertions. Still, questions remain and confusion abounds over how the two ideas are linked or whether they should be linked at all. The confusion deepened with statements...
  • Five US Internet Providers Are Slowing Down Access Until They Get More Cash

    05/06/2014 8:34:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Popular Resistance ^ | May 6, 2014 | Timothy B. Lee
    If you’re the customer of a major American internet provider, you might have been noticing it’s not very reliable lately. If so, there’s a pretty good chance that a graph like this is the reason:These graphs comes from Level 3, one of the world’s largest providers of “transit,” or long-distance internet connectivity. The graph on the left shows the level of congestion between Level 3 and a large American ISP in the Dallas area. In the middle of the night, the connection is less than half-full and everything works fine. But during peak hours, the connection is saturated. That produces...