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Netflix CFO to viewers in new markets: be prepared for the worst

also argued that Netflix was bound to disappoint when it enters new markets, where consumers often expect the service to be like Spotify, offering access to virtually everything for one low monthly fee. 62 more words

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This is Nvidia Shield: a closer look at the 4K Android TV game console

The $199 console itself, coming this May, embodies Nvidia’s design language — sharp edges, a mix of gloss and matte black, a green glow that “cracks” through the front of the system. 52 more words

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Dish: Comcast Could Still Use Its Size To Block Streaming Content

gives the hypothetical example of Comcast negotiating a new contract with the Discovery Network and saying, “OK, Discovery, you want carriage on Comcast-Time Warner — our 30 million homes — we’ll give it to you, but you can’t grant the following over-the-top rights to Netflix or Sony or Dish.” – Chris Morran, … 16 more words

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Hollywood should be very afraid of Popcorn Time, the “Netflix for piracy”

Popcorn Time has no funding—it’s run out of the pockets of the small community behind it—and no business model, English says. Unlike other platforms used for piracy it doesn’t even carry advertising.”We are a community and we are not really driven by the money of it,” he says. 90 more words

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Netflix Australia to start streaming March 24, has free-data deal with iiNet

Netflix launches into a busy landscape in Australia, with established competitors such as Quickflix recently joined by newcomers such as Stan and Foxtel’s Presto TV. With such an untested market, it’s unclear if Australian consumers can support multiple streaming services or whether we’ll see a thinning of the herd as 2015 progresses. 13 more words

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Is the Actavis $21 Billion Bond Sale Just the First?

Generally speaking, when one company offers to buy another for $66 billion, the acquiring company has to borrow money in order to pay up. That is what Actavis PLC (NYSE: ACT) did on Monday, launching a bond sale to raise $21 billion to pay for its acquisition of Allergan Inc. 234 more words

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