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July 9, 2012
by sjvn01
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A Billion hours of Netflix and nothing to watch

Guess what? Netflix CEO Reed Hasting reported—on Facebook of all places—that “Netflix monthly viewing exceeded 1 billion hours for the first time ever in June. That’s even more impressive than it sounds. Netflix reported that it had delivered 2 billion … Continue reading

June 10, 2012
by sjvn01
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Netflix goes to the edge of the Internet

Netflix eats bandwidth the way a pack of hungry fifteen years old eats pizza. Indeed, Netflix’s streaming-video entertainment is so popular it now takes up almost a third of peak downstream traffic in North America. So, how do they keep … Continue reading

April 26, 2011
by sjvn01
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Netflix: Bigger than cable. Too big for the Internet?

According to the DVD and online video rental king Netflix’s last quarterly report, Netflix now has more subscribers than Comcast, the largest cable U.S. TV operator. 7% of all U.S. citizens now subscribe to Netflix. That’s great for Netflix but … Continue reading