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A below-the-radar winner in the streaming wars: Roku
Roku is a minnow compared to giants in the streaming space (AT&T, Amazon, Apple, Disney Netflix). How did it become a content gatekeeper?
Trung T. Phan
• September 2, 2020
Netflix is beating the US military in the ‘Space Force’ trademark race
In Europe, Mexico, and Australia, Netflix now owns legal rights to the name.
• June 10, 2020
Netflix’s new variable playback feature lets you chill at warp speed
Netflix began testing a feature that would let viewers watch content at 0.5x speed and 1.5x speed, stirring up controversy among creators and critics alike.
• October 31, 2019
Netflix has to pay more than Dunder Mifflin’s valuation to keep ‘The Office’ on its platform
As NBC’s “The Office” nears a contract renewal with Netflix, many are speculating the streaming giant will have to pay an arm and a leg to keep the people person’s paper people.
• January 28, 2019
After getting people hooked on binge-worthy content, Netflix is raising prices again
Now that it is confident its viewers are hooked, Netflix is increasing its prices more drastically than ever before.
• January 16, 2019
‘Sugar Puffs or Frosties?’ How Netflix’s bet on interactive TV could pay off
Beyond the novelty of gimmick itself is massive marketing potential for Netflix to discover its users’ real-life preferences beyond their most “recently watched.”
• January 3, 2019
Netflix’s hackathon only seems like a bad idea
Netflix’s biannual hackathon yielded some bizarre features, but hackathons tend to work out pretty well for businesses...
• November 9, 2018
To broaden its base of bingers, Netflix raises another $2B in debt
The media giant is raising yet another $2B in debt financing to keep its massive list of original content thriving while it burns through money.
• October 23, 2018
Netflix hires PR genius Rachel Whetstone to handle scandals that haven’t happened yet
Netflix hired Rachel Whetstone, a PR mastermind who has managed crises at Google, Uber, and Facebook, to prepare for the storm.
• August 29, 2018
Netflix streamed right past Comcast, and Disney is its only competitor — for now
Netflix recently surpassed Comcast in value, and given its rapid growth in the past few years it is on track to take on Disney for the media industry’s crown.
• May 14, 2018
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