In Defense Of … Netflix Being the Future of Television (PopMatters)
The 18th day of the seventh month of the year 2013. Remember that date, friends, because that’s the day the company that once earned fame for sending red envelopes to our homes officially became so much more than a movie rental business… “The future of television—a place where cable is not the only answer for average viewers—just drew a little closer,” The New York Times’ David Carr wrote, “Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has earned its place in that future. It won some victories on the programming side by financing creators and staying out of their hair, an approach invented and perfected by HBO. Given that HBO pulled in 108 Emmy nominations last week, Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has a long way to go.” (“TV Foresees Its Future. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) Is There.”, 21 July 2013)
Why Would You Volunteer For Next Year’s Super Bowl? (NPRBerlin)
I read the other day that 16,000 people have been recruited as volunteers for next year’s Super Bowl in New Jersey, and suddenly it occurred to me: the Super Bowl is one of the great financial bonanzas of modern times. From the players to the networks to the hotels, everybody involved with it makes a killing. Why would anybody volunteer to work for free for the Super Bowl? Would you volunteer to work free for Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) or Disneyworld? Apparently, though, there are more chumps in New Jersey than we see on television’s Jersey Shore or hear about in the Rutgers athletic department.
Netflix freezing up on Android 4.3 (Geeky-Gadgets)
Looks like not everything is good in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) land. The latest version of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) for Android that runs on Android 4.3 is having some problems. If you’re watching something on Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) for a while and you don’t press an input button, the device goes to sleep. Pressing the power button once to wake up the device doesn’t seem to work. You have to press the power button hard enough to re-start the phone or tablet. It happens even if you just have the Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) app on and you’re not watching a video, which is pretty bad. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) are both aware and Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)’s Don Merrill says that the problem is that the app is freezing your device while it is locked which makes it look as though your phone has been turned off. Merrill suggests that those with a Nexus device running Android 4.3 either refrain from updating to the new build or uninstall the Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) app until the bug dealt with. A fix is coming.
Hulu’s CEO discusses their strategy at the TCAs (Examiner)