Will Amazon and the X Files Mojo Beat Netflix? (24/7 Wall St.)
When Netflix first announced that it would produce its own content, there was a lot of concern that the fix to the company was being broken. It turns out that Chairman and CEO Reed Hastings won that argument and his shareholders have laughed all the way to the bank. Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is hoping to do some of the same by tying up the creator of the wildly popular ”The X Files” series.
‘Arrested Development’ Movie Could Be Just For Netflix, According to Jason Bateman (WebPro News)
We’ve been hearing about a possible Arrested Development movie for years, and since the launch of Season 4 on Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), creator Mitch Hurwitz has been hinting that the next chapter for the Bluth family would indeed come in the form of a movie. This week, Hurwitz talked to Rolling Stone, and said he’s currently writing it. Now, Deadline has an interview out with star Jason Bateman, who talks a little about it (among other things). It sounds like it’s still up in the air in terms of whether the movie would come to theaters or just to Netflix.
Don’t be Fooled: There Isn’t a Problem with Your Netflix Membership (BBB)
I received an email from “Netflix” notifying me there’s a “problem with [my] membership.” Yikes! As a Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) junkie, I was momentarily concerned, but my BBB training kicked in fast. The email wasn’t from Netflix, and there isn’t a problem with my membership. Rather, the email is a great example of phishing. Take a look at my notes below, and make sure you check these things whenever you receive an unsolicited email asking for your credit card information.
Can Netflix Be the Next HBO? (The Motley Fool)
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has built a streaming powerhouse licensing content from media owners and distributing it to customers. The company’s apps can be found on almost every new electronic device, giving it a leading position in the growing streaming market. But as costs for that content rises Netflix is going to generate its own content to guarantee survival. The company has begun creating content such as House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black, but it needs to grow this segment to keep a loyal audience. To see the way all it needs to do is look at premium movie channels currently on cable as their guide, but not even that guarantees a profit for Netflix.
NFLX IS TOO RISKY — UNPLUG NETFLIX STOCK NOW (The Slant)
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has been on a tear in 2013, with shares tripling since Jan. 1, and recently, Netflix reported second-quarter earnings that beat estimates, while NFLX revenue met expectations. But NFLX could be hitting a snag soon, says Charles Sizemore, as its relatively high P/E ratio and stiff competition from Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and others put the screws to this streaming video stock.