Some interesting details are coming out of the book "Netflixed," written by a Reuters reporter who covered the company. Amazon tried to buy Netflix for $12 million back in 1999, according to the book. Netflix denies the report and USA Today also has a fantastic story about the ongoing rivalry betwen the two firms.
Variety has been acquired for about $25 million
by Jay Pensky, of Penske Media Corp., which owns Deadline.com. Staffers are overjoyed the wall's coming down
-- the paywall, that is.
Details about the not-yet-released Boxee TV
was leaked by The Verge. It's said to support over-the-air HD channels via a TV tuner as well as live television recording.
Wow, what a lead to describe falling fall ratings
, courtesy WSJ: "One of the early hits of the fall television season tells a story of a world that suddenly goes dark. That show, NBC's 'Revolution,' is starting to look a lot like a metaphor for the broader world of TV."
Most employees are using two or more devices
-- desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets -- each day at work, Forrester says in a new report.
The Amazon and Epix deal that sank Netflix's stock a few weeks ago? Turns out Amazon agreed to pony up more
if the number of Prime subscribers exceeded a certain (unreported) level.
Netflix shareholders have been on a rollercoaster of emotion
-- lots of highs and lows. Will these analysts make up their minds in their ratings?