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Netflix’s Upgraded Website Goes Live
Netflix officially announced the launch of its new website today, designed to offer viewers a “richer, more visual experience,” featuring speed improvements, better animations, and an overall more immersive experience that’s more like an app than a series of “linked web pages,” the company says. The website has been in testing for some time — in fact,… Read More
The Netflix Website Gets a Major Upgrade
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Bell Exec Urges Public To Shame Users Who 'Steal' Netflix Content Via VPNs
A growing number of consumers use VPNs to access out-of-market Netflix content, quite often because Netflix has yet to reach their market --something that's less of an issue as Netflix pushes to launch in 200 markets internationally before the year's end. However, even in launched Netflix markets, customers often still use VPNs to access the broader U.S. Netflix catalog. For Netflix competitors, the solution to this is fairly obvious (offer better service, more content, and stop using geo-restrictive licensing as a weapon), but of course many companies would instead rather focus on vilifying VPN usage itself.
Netflix: the crumbling borders of geolocation and the thieves who happily pay for what they
One (sic) upon a time, movies were released in different countries at different times. This could be done because there was no easy way to copy and store away a movie. If you lived in Italy, you could wait up to two years before you saw a popular movie. Then two things happened: it became easy to copy and store movies; and everybody in the world suddenly became interconnected. The regional segregation ended: the only ones to believe that it's still there are the dinosaurs from a past era.
Netflix Says Piracy Helped It Succeed In The Netherlands, And Will Help When It Launches In Spain
Back in 2013, Techdirt wrote a story about how Netflix was using piracy as market research -- an approach that is as obvious as it is rare. The copyright maximalists doubtless hoped that would fail dismally, and that Netflix would see the error of its ways and join the industry chorus condemning piracy as a terrible scourge that impoverishes artists and causes society to collapse. Neither has happened, as an interview with Netflix's CEO, Reed Hastings, in El Mundo makes clear (original in Spanish, via TorrentFreak). Hastings confirms that looking at pirate sites to find out what people were interested in did indeed work out well in the Netherlands, and that this gives him confidence Netflix will thrive when it launches later this year in Spain -- a country that has traditionally had a high level of piracy:
'Netflix tax' could cover $75m cost of removing GST on tampons, Labor says
ALP argues the tax on overseas downloads would bring in $350m, more than offsetting the cost of removing the GST on tampons and sanitary padsAustralian state and territory governments would forgo up to $75m in revenue over the four-year budget cycle if they agreed to a fresh push to exempt tampons and pads from the goods and services tax (GST), new figures suggest.But the federal Labor party – which is backing the change – has argued it could be done at the same time as the new $350m “Netflix tax” takes effect, meaning the states and territories would be about $275m better off overall. Continue reading...
Piracy laid the groundwork for Netflix’s launch in Spain, says CEO
"We offer a simpler and immediate alternative to finding a torrent," Reed Hastings says.
Netflix ‘stealing’ comment nets backlash for Bell Media chief
The new head of Bell Media is facing backlash on social media after saying it should be socially unacceptable for Canadians to use technological tricks to access U.S. Netflix.
Watching U.S. Netflix is stealing, Bell says
New head of Bell Media faces backlash on social media over Netflix comment
Canadians are ‘stealing’ U.S. Netflix content: Bell
Bell Media’s new president has a message for Canadians who hide behind virtual private networks to access video streaming services intended for U.S. subscribers, calling the practice “stealing just like stealing anything else.”
Use Linux to watch Netflix outside the US, for nearly free (without paying for a tunnel)
Some services line Netflix have an annoying geolocation restriction that made them unavailable outside the United States. In case of Netflix, this is due to licensing issues. In case of Netflix, it's not a slim difference: do you want to be able to access just over one thousand movies, or would you prefer to have access to over thirteen thousand movies?
LXer: Use Linux to watch Netflix outside the US, for nearly free (without paying for a tunnel)
Published at LXer: Some services line Netflix have an annoying geolocation restriction that made them unavailable outside the United States. In case of Netflix, this is due to licensing issues. In...
Online-Videostreaming: Netflix experimentiert mit Eigen-Werbung im Stream
Der Streaming-Dienst Netflix testet bei einigen Nutzern Werbeeinblendungen im Stream für die hauseigenen Serien. Die Angst vor Werbelästigung steigt und erhitzt die Gemüter der Netflix-Gemeinde.
Netflix tests pre-roll trailers
Video-streaming service’s original series may be trailed before other Netflix shows if tests prove popularNetflix is testing pre-roll trailers before its original shows, according to reports from users.However, the company is keen to emphasise that the trailers, which promote other Netflix original shows, are “not adverts in the traditional sense”, according to a statement given to the Verge. The company also reaffirmed its promise to users that third-party adverts will never be shown on the site. Continue reading...
Netflix Culture: Freedom and Responsibility (2001)
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Mobilfunker - "3" baut eigenes Netflix aus – Keine Tarifschlacht mit Hot
Mobilfunker will mit Services gegen Diskonter punkten – "3"-Kiosk bietet Magazine zum Kampfpreis
Developer Implements Netflix in SteamOS
A developer has put together some tools (still under construction) that would allow users to use SteamOS to play Netflix. It's in its early stages, but the developer has made something that Valve hasn't even thought about until now.
LXer: Developer Implements Netflix in SteamOS
Published at LXer: A developer has put together some tools (still under construction) that would allow users to use SteamOS to play Netflix. It's in its early stages, but the developer has made...
The science behind Netflix’s first major redesign in four years
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