Netflix To Close Bloomfield Distribution Center [The Hartford Courant] (BusinessWeek)
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) will close its Bloomfield DVD distribution center on Wednesday amid dwindling demand for mail-order movies as more and more entertainment is streamed online. The company cited the U.S. Postal Service changes and company efficiencies in a statement about the closure Monday. “Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has closed the Bloomfield DVD distribution center due mainly to United States Postal Service transportation and service changes, along with increased internal production efficiencies, resulting [in] a small number of jobs lost,” company spokesman Joris Evers told The Courant in a prepared statement. He would not specify how the postal service is hurting business.
Google Chromecast review: Is this the televisual bargain of the year? (DigitalSpy)
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)‘s Chromecast hopes to bring the simplest possible streaming experience to your TV. Using apps like Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) and YouTube, you can have video content sent from your desktop, mobile or tablet to the Chromecast so that you can view them on the big screen. All you need to do is look for the Chromecast icon and then you can send video – or at least that’s the theory. In practice, the product isn’t quite that simple. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) required a re-install in order to get it to work with Chromecast and start sharing video, for example, while YouTube worked straight away.
Apple acquires TV guide startup Matcha (GeekWire)
This May, Matcha, a video aggregation startup, went dark, and nobody knew why. Guy Piekarz, the company’s CEO and co-founder, cryptically told TechCrunch that the company was headed in a “new direction,” and refused to offer a further reason for the closure. …When it was operating, Matcha provided a one-stop shop for people looking to discover streaming video that they would be interested in. The company’s iPad app gave ecommendations for films and TV shows available to you through a variety of streaming services including Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Hulu Plus, as well as Comcast’s Xfinity on demand service.
CBS & TWC back at the table (CNBC)
An Interview with ‘Orange’ star Laverne Cox (WindyCityMediaGroup)
Laverne Cox really proves you can do it all. The actress plays transgender inmate Sophia Burset on the new Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) series Orange Is the New Black. She became the first African American trans woman to produce and star in her own series with VH1’s TRANSForm Me. That show was nominated for a GLAAD media award and the first to star three trans women. VH1’s I Wanna Work for Diddy was another first that Cox starred in as the first African American transgender woman in a reality show.