Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Netflix Raises Prices to Stockpile for the Streaming Wars

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Netflix Raises Prices to Stockpile for the Streaming Wars

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is facing a growing collection of competitors, from Amazon to Disney.Sylvain Lefevre/Getty ImagesOn Tuesday, Netflix announced that it would raise prices across all of its plans in the US. For most people, that means their $11 monthly rate will hop to $13 over the next few months. New customers will pay…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Netflix stops paying the ‘Apple tax’ on its $853M in annual iOS revenue

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Netflix stops paying the ‘Apple tax’ on its $853M in annual iOS revenue

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Earlier this year, Netflix was seen testing a bypass of iTunes billing across dozens of markets worldwide. As 2018 draws to a close, Netflix — the App Store’s top grossing app — has ditched the ability for new users to sign up and subscribe to the streaming service within its iOS app across all global markets. The…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Netflix Pulls the Plug on Feature Designed to Get Kids Addicted to Netflix

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Netflix Pulls the Plug on Feature Designed to Get Kids Addicted to Netflix

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Netflix will never stop finding new ways to make its users even more obsessed with Netflix. The streaming platform has largely succeeded in that goal simply by releasing engaging content (hit shows like Stranger Things, for example), not to mention easily facilitating binge-watching and closely studying viewer habits in order to always suggest the perfect…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Clojure at Netflix

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Clojure at Netflix

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Clojure at Netflix A talk for Craftsman Guild on my team’s use of Clojure at Netflix. Describes good, bad, and ugly lessons learned from going from a pure-Java codebase to Clojure in production. Copyright © 2018 Fewer and Faster LLC. All slide content and descriptions are owned by their creators.

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Why Netflix Features Black Actors in Promos to Black Users

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Why Netflix Features Black Actors in Promos to Black Users

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Last week, Netflix users raised concerns that the company was targeting African American users by race in the way it promoted films—highlighting black characters who sometimes had only minor roles in a movie.The debate began after Stacia L. Brown, creator of the podcast Charm City, tweeted a screenshot of the promotion she was shown for…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Netflix Hiring Guillermo del Toro to Make ‘Pinocchio’ Isn’t About Kids—It’s About Oscars

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Netflix Hiring Guillermo del Toro to Make ‘Pinocchio’ Isn’t About Kids—It’s About Oscars

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Netflix knows exactly what it’s doing hiring the master of macabre to tell the story of everyone’s favorite puppet-turned-boy.Jason LaVeris/Getty ImagesNetflix knows exactly what it’s doing hiring the master of macabre to tell the story of everyone’s favorite puppet-turned-boy.Jason LaVeris/Getty ImagesIn a piece of news no one was expecting to read Monday morning, Netflix announced…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Netflix Is Finally Canceling Shows. Good

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Netflix Is Finally Canceling Shows. Good

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After its seventh season, prison drama Orange Is the New Black will officially meet its end—a casualty of Netflix’s constant hunger for the next conversation piece.NetflixAfter its seventh season, prison drama Orange Is the New Black will officially meet its end—a casualty of Netflix’s constant hunger for the next conversation piece.NetflixOrange Is the New Black’s…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired With 112 Emmy Nominations, Netflix Officially Rules Television

Hexbyte Tech News Wired With 112 Emmy Nominations, Netflix Officially Rules Television

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Today, it came to pass. Five years after the breakout of House of Cards, a decade or so into the era of “prestige television,” and a season or two into the decline of Game of Thrones, Netflix is finally the king of television. The streaming giant beat out HBO with 112 Emmy nominations, besting the…