March 25, 2008 |
The Web site of popular online movie rental company Netflix suffered an outage early Monday morning, the company said. The Web site went down at 7 a.m. Pacific Time, said Steve Swasey, a company spokesman. The company declined to comment on reasons for the outage. It appeared to be working again Monday afternoon. It was an unplanned outage, Swasey said. "It's very rare," Swasey said. An outage like this hasn't happened to Netflix in a long time, Swasey said. The outage is even more frustrating as Netflix prides itself on providing...
January 26, 2012 |
Tucked into Netflix's strong earnings results announcement came the news that company is canning the idea of renting video games — one of the only welcome parts of its now-abandoned plan to split its web streaming and rental services. In an earnings call Wednesday, chief executive Reed Hastings said that the company would not be renting video games, but did not elaborate on the reasoning behind the decision. It's not hard to imagine, however, that Netflix backed off of its plan for video games in part...
May 9, 2013 |
Netflix, Hulu, Apple: Who's got what you want to watch tonight? That question became more complicated Thursday as online-video viewers got another suitor: The Google-owned video site YouTube said it will ask consumers to pay a monthly subscription for some of the videos on its site. With the announcement of its new service, Google is throwing its hat into a crowded market of video providers all trying to answer consumers' demands to give them want to see, when they want to see it. Americans are increasingly...
October 24, 2011 |
Netflix has had a tough few months, and it's been taking its toll on the video rental company. In its third-quarter earnings report Monday, the company reported that it's lost 810,000 subscribers in the United States in the past three months. Many were expecting the company to post subscriber losses after fumbling how it handled its price changes and on-again, off-again decision to spin off its DVD-by-mail business. In an interview with the New York Times , Netflix's chief executive Reed Hastings said...
March 13, 2013 |
Netflix announced that Facebook users will soon be able to share information about the videos they watch with friends, with the launch of a service it calls "Netflix Social. " The feature begins rolling out to users today and should hit the accounts of all Netflix users by the end of the month, wrote the company's director of product innovation, Cameron Johnson , in a blog post. The feature is similar to the integration Facebook launched for services such as Spotify...
August 10, 2009 |
In the console wars, Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) has apparently scored a win. In announcing an update to its Xbox Live online service, which features Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) streaming, Microsoft described its relationship with Netflix as "exclusive" and said the "Xbox 360 will be the only game console to offer this movie-watching experience. " There had been rampant rumors that Sony (NYSE: SNE) and Nintendo were both considering bringing Netflix streaming in some way to their own consoles ( Via Engadget )