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Netflix video game rental idea is axed

Netflix video game rental idea is axed

If you were waiting for the day when you could watch Family Guy on your iPad, pop Indiana Jones into your DVD player, and wait for the latest Call of Duty game to appear in your mailbox, all while only logging into one online account, your dreams have been quashed. Specifically, the Call of Duty part. Video streaming giant Netflix has dismissed its plans to add video game titles to its mail-order rental library.

Netflix on over 800 devices, usage on Smart TVs up

Netflix on over 800 devices, usage on Smart TVs up

During Netflix's Q4 earnings call yesterday, CEO Reed Hastings emphasized the importance of mobile devices for the company, namely tablets, Apple TV and other connected Smart TVs. Although he didn't get into numbers, a recent Netflix job posting revealed that the service has been shipping on more than 800 different devices, a bit boost from the 450 or so devices six months ago.

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Netflix Q4 earnings beat estimates, regains 610,000 US subscribers

Netflix Q4 earnings beat estimates, regains 610,000 US subscribers

Despite stumbles last year over price hikes and a short-lived Qwikster spin-off, Netflix is bouncing back, releasing Q4 2011 earnings today that beat Wall Street estimates. The company reported $876 million in revenue or $0.73 per share, beating expectations of $857 million at $0.54 per share. It also managed to regain 610,000 subscribers after having lost 800,000 subscribers last summer when it raised prices.

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Netflix being sued by angry investors over information withheld

Netflix being sued by angry investors over information withheld

The big red envelope at Netflix is about to be full of court-related documents as angry investors have hit them with a class-action lawsuit saying they've withheld information from them just prior to a stock fall late last year. This lawsuits is being filed down in Northern California in U.S. District Court by the City of Royal Oak Retirement System, and is being filed on behalf of "all plaintiffs similarly situated." What they're saying, essentially, is that the Netflix senior management staff didn't let known to their investors that quite a few contracts surrounding online streamed content would be renegotiated at much higher costs than they'd been worked out at before.

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Netflix set to debut first original show next month called Lilyhammer

Netflix set to debut first original show next month called Lilyhammer

I like Netflix well enough since I never had a DVD membership. Just having streaming content wasn’t that big of a deal to me when the service split last year. I have wished for more content to watch though, and I was glad to hear that the company was going to get into streaming content that was original. One of those original shows is called Lilyhammer, and it is set to debut next month.

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Netflix for iPad update live now, version 2.0 for interface ease

Netflix for iPad update live now, version 2.0 for interface ease

What you're about to experience is an update that your humble narrator has been waiting for since Summer began, an update to the Netflix instant user interface for iOS, specifically on the iPad 2. This update brings us away from the ever-busting interface we've been subject to for the past however many months, the one that once you're done watching a movie you've got the flip the device upside-down to re-adjust enough to be able to tap*. This update comes free as the app is in the first place and all users should note that they DO need a Netflix account with instant access in order to use this application's many wonderful streaming bits of media.

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Netflix lands MGM flicks for UK and Ireland

Netflix lands MGM flicks for UK and Ireland

Netflix has announced that it has landed a new content deal that will see fans in the UK and Ireland getting access to some new movies. The deal lands Netflix a multi-year agreement that will give Netflix exclusive rights to some first-run MGM feature films. The films will be offered on the Netflix instant streaming service via consoles, mobile devices, and set top boxes.

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