Netflix plans “sizable expansion” into new markets in 2015

Netflix wants to further expand into international markets next year, according to the company’s CFO David Wells, who said at an investor event Tuesday that it plans a “sizable expansion” for 2015. Wells added that the expansion will be similar to what Netflix did in 2014, when the company entered six new countries in Europe, or potentially even “a little bit more.”…

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Channeling Netflix

Unless Congress and/or the FCC does something to change the rules of the retransmission game, pay-TV providers will need to do something to re-balance their negotiating leverage with the networks.…

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GigaOM Reads: A look back at the week in tech

Well no one saw this one coming: a comparison between Steve Ballmer and Tim Cook; the Future of Television according to Netflix; 3D printers and guns; plus Touchscreen Toddlers and San Francisco's real estate inflation are some of topics covered this week.…

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Shopping Netflix

I still don't see the case for technology company buying Netflix. Content services are valuable to technology companies only insofar as they're proprietary to a particular technology platform, which is at odds with Netflix's core value proposition of ubiquitous access. Plus, most of Netflix's profits still come from its fast-declining DVD business, which I can't imagine any technology company would want, let alone be willing to pay a premium to acquire.…

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