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May 1, 2016
If 2014's "Foxcatcher" somehow left you wanting more of the sad, bizarre story of Delaware killer John du Pont and his victim, Dave Schultz, Netflix is streaming a new documentary, "Team Foxcatcher. "
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December 18, 2012 | The Motley Fool
I'M EMBARRASSED just thinking about it. I've owned Netflix since it was $19 a share. When it hit $277, I sold. The next day it went up to $283, and I thought, "What was I thinking?" and bought it back. The rest is sad history: It's now around $90 per share. My original gut instinct was accurate, but greed got in the way and I'm paying for it now. I've lost a lot, but at least I did milk the stock over the years, taking profits numerous times to expand my portfolio in other directions.
BUSINESS
December 8, 2012 | By Cliff Edwards, Bloomberg News
Netflix Inc. and chief executive officer Reed Hastings said they may face a Securities and Exchange Commission civil claim over a July Facebook post that coincided with a big gain in the company's stock price. SEC staff alleges Netflix and its CEO violated rules governing selective disclosure, according to a company filing. The July 3 post by Hastings said Netflix viewing "exceeded 1 billion hours" of videos in June. The shares rose 6.2 percent that day. The SEC action highlights the potential for legal trouble when company executives like Hastings, who has more than 200,000 Facebook fans, communicate with the public via social media.
NEWS
February 1, 2013
STILL THINK of streaming Netflix as something you do on a computer? Think again. You can still watch that way, but the service - which charges $7.99 a month for unlimited streaming from its library of TV shows and movies - is available on a variety of devices, from game systems to DVD players, that connect to your television, as well as on the iPhone and Windows phone and the iPad, Kindle Fire and Nook tablets. (A $4.99-a-month plan limits users to two hours of streaming a month and only on a computer.)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2013 | By Frazier Moore, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Portia de Rossi only believed it was happening when her agent got the good news from the producers. Michael Cera only believed it was happening when the cameras rolled. It happened all right. Arrested Development has risen from the dead with 15 half-hours premiering en masse on Netflix on Sunday at 3:01 a.m. Arrested Development is the cockeyed comedy blessed with a king's ransom of talent and the twisted vision of its mastermind, Mitch Hurwitz, that aired on Fox for three seasons as a cult favorite, then was canceled for low ratings - and maybe because it befuddled everyone who wasn't hooked on its lunacy.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 2016 | Ellen Gray, Staff Writer
Spoiler alert: This piece contains details from the Netflix documentary series "Making a Murderer. " "Do you think Steven Avery did it?" That was director and producer Judd Apatow on Sunday, filling a moment of dead air in a press session for his coming Netflix show, "Love," with a joking reference to the streaming service's latest sensation, "Making a Murderer. " "He's in the green room right now," he added. Avery, who was convicted in 2007 of the murder of Teresa Halbach, was, of course, nowhere near the Television Critics Association winter meetings, though his name did come up there.
NEWS
December 27, 2012 | By Reed Stevenson, Bloomberg News
Netflix Inc., the world's biggest video-streaming service, said access to its movies and television shows was restored after a disruption caused by Amazon.com Inc.'s Web storage and computing system. Many customers in the Americas weren't able to access content online Monday from around 3:30 p.m. Philadelphia time until late Christmas Eve, according to Joris Evers, a spokesman for Netflix. The blockage was caused by issues with Amazon Web Services, a business hosted on the Internet that's separate from the online retail store, he said.
NEWS
July 15, 2011 | By Jeff Gelles, Inquirer Staff Writer
If this week's online fury over Netflix's price increase proved anything, the obvious choice was this: You can't take away a good deal and not expect people to squawk. Netflix said it was dropping its $10 rock-bottom subscription fee for its combination service - unlimited video streaming plus unlimited DVDs by mail, one at a time. To get the same combo, customers will have to cough up $16 a month, or $7.99 apiece for either streaming or DVDs. Within hours, tens of thousands of customers had complained online - on Netflix's blog, on its Facebook page, and anywhere else they could think of. Many promised to cancel rather than submit.
NEWS
March 20, 2015 | By Ellen Gray
* BLOODLINE. Today, Netflix.   WHEN I TALK to myself, as I too often do these days, it may be to ask: Is this TV voiceover really necessary? It's largely superfluous in Netflix's "Bloodline," a new series from the creators of "Damages," in which a prodigal son returns to his family's resort in the Florida Keys and things don't go so well. Kyle Chandler, who did so much with silences in "Friday Night Lights," retains his spare delivery as John Rayburn, whose efforts to keep his black-sheep brother, Danny (Ben Mendelsohn)
NEWS
July 29, 2011 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two weeks ago, when Netflix announced a price hike for its DVD rentals, reaction from its customers was so off the charts you had to wonder what it was really about. Tens of thousands of posts flooded the company's Facebook page, variously spewing venom or demanding vaguely defined justice. Why? Netflix, purveyor of to-your-doorstep-or-laptop movies and shows, whose Internet-age business model helped eradicate store-based rental rivals, said it would charge $6 more per month in return for the ability to stream or mail-order DVDs.
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June 17, 2016 | By Ellen Gray, TELEVISION CRITIC
Fictional prison life agrees with Blair Brown. Playing an inmate on Netflix's Orange Is the New Black  "just rejuvenated my soul and made me very happy to be in this business and made me like acting again," the actress told reporters a few months ago. One of the more recent additions to Netflix's women-in-prison dramedy, which releases its fourth season Friday, Brown plays celebrity chef Judy King, a character to whom the shorthand Martha...
NEWS
June 13, 2016
Maybe you planned to spend the summer catching up on all those TV shows you didn't have time for until now. Ha. Prepare to fall even further behind. Summer shows may be soapy, scary, fin-filled (Discovery's Shark Week starts June 26, just as HBO's Game of Thrones ends its season) or just sillier than usual, but even hard-core drama junkies should find something to hold them till fall. The seasonal rollout is already underway, but there's more - much more - to come, including these.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 2016
Good and candid and funny. Maria Bamford is one of stand-up's most original voices, figuratively - she has spent her career dissecting her bipolar disorder and depression onstage - and literally, as in, she's really good at making funny voices. That dichotomy is what makes her Netflix show so great. She's so candid about her issues, but she's able to make them feel so relatable and warmly hilarious. The semiautobiographical show, created by South Park alum Pam Brady and Arrested Development creator Mitchell Hurwitz, takes some getting used to. There are jumps in time and tone, and Bamford often breaks the fourth wall (in one scene, she gets advice from fellow comedian Patton Oswalt about the show they're acting in)
NEWS
May 27, 2016 | Tre'vell Anderson, Tribune News Service
With the rise of platforms like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime, streaming content is the new black. But streaming can also, itself, be black. That is the goal of KweliTV, a web-based subscription service that champions the stories by and about the global black community. Its motto: "Preserving the African Diaspora. " "The actual owners of [mainstream media] typically don't look like us," said DeShuna Spencer, founder and CEO of the service. "Preserving it really means preserving it for ourselves, because we know that a people who are in charge of their own content are going to tell their stories authentically, versus someone that's not a part of that community.
NEWS
May 20, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Wright: Pay or I won't play Robin Wright is awesome as Kevin Spacey 's wife on the Netflix political thriller House of Cards . Yet, like most women in Hollywood, she gets paid less than her male costar. So she threatened to go to the media unless she got equal pay. Wright, 50, spoke Tuesday at a discussion of human rights and equality at the Rockefeller Foundation in New York City. She said she found the situation especially ironic as she plays a woman who is every bit her husband's equal.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 2016
INDEPENDENT LENS: THE ARMOR OF LIGHT 8 p.m. Tuesday, WHYY12 A conservative minister and antiabortion activist faces pushback from his fellow evangelicals as he begins to question the place of guns in the lives of Christians in a provocative documentary by filmmaker Abigail Disney, a great-niece of Walt Disney. CHELSEA Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Netflix Can the streaming network that helped free us from appointment TV get us to show up three times a week for Chelsea Handler's new talk show?
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 2016
Grace and Frankie Season 2 available Friday on Netflix.
NEWS
May 1, 2016
If 2014's "Foxcatcher" somehow left you wanting more of the sad, bizarre story of Delaware killer John du Pont and his victim, Dave Schultz, Netflix is streaming a new documentary, "Team Foxcatcher. "
BUSINESS
April 30, 2016 | By Jonathan Takiff, Staff Writer
Even harsh critic Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, had something nice to tweet about Comcast after the cable giant announced Wednesday that it will soon raise the data-cap limits now being imposed on some broadband subscribers. In the Southern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, South Carolina, Virginia, and Florida) where Comcast has been testing a usage cap of 300 gigabytes per month before the customer has to pay overcharges, the ceiling will be lifted June 1 to 1 terabyte (1,000 gigabytes)
BUSINESS
April 20, 2016 | By Jonathan Takiff, Staff Writer
Netflix announced another strong surge in subscribers and revenue on Monday with revenue up 24 percent year to date at $1.96 billion and subscriber count exceeding 45.7 million domestically and 77.7 million worldwide. Yet the leader in streaming TV services was feeling the heat of rivals, especially Amazon. Timed to Netflix's first-quarter earnings Report and a looming price hike for some subscribers, Amazon introduced two new ways to access its streaming video alternative. One option is an $8.99 monthly streaming video subscription.
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