The financial planning site is growing fast, and has a lot of data to show for it. A newly hired data whiz from Netflix will take on the challenge.
By Daniel Roberts, writer-reporter
FORTUNE -- You may not have heard of LearnVest yet, but your financial planner likely has.
The startup that Alexa von Tobel launched in 2009, initially as a budget-help website directed at women, has pivoted slightly in its time. MOREDaniel Roberts - Dec 17, 2013 3:05 PM ET
Tom Wheeler seems to be OK with regulation, as long as it fosters competition.
FORTUNE -- Now that he's in office, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is only slightly less inscrutable than he had been in the months leading up to his nomination by President Obama and approval by the Senate. That's probably as it should be: It's unwise for a regulator to get too specific on particular issues before MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Dec 3, 2013 3:05 PM ET
It's not just a loyalty-shipping program.
FORTUNE -- Last Friday, Amazon (AMZN) announced customers can now officially give others a $79 Amazon Prime membership -- a move that came just before the official start of holiday season.
Users simply add an Amazon Prime membership to their online cart, enter the recipient's email address, then select a virtual delivery date.
When it debuted in 2005, Prime was notable for two-day shipping. But the loyalty MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 26, 2013 5:00 AM ET
With a content strategy well underway, the media company takes a hard look at how its core product appears in the living room.
FORTUNE—America's obsession with Netflix goes well beyond recent hit shows like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. It spans genres and generations, and accounts for 1 billion hours of viewing a month—nearly one third of all downstream Internet traffic.
Now Netflix (NFLX) wants to ensconce itself even further in MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Nov 13, 2013 12:01 AM ET
Here's what the company should do.
FORTUNE -- Netflix (NFLX) is on a roll.
Earlier this week, the video streaming service provider reported net income had more than quadrupled to $31.8 million last quarter. Membership climbed to 40 million worldwide, with strong growth overseas. And with three Emmy wins this September, it seems the company is stronger now more than ever -- impressive given the company's public struggles two years ago with MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 24, 2013 2:24 PM ET
The Peter Thiel-backed startup, launching today, offers unlimited reads for $9.95 a month.
By Beth Kowitt, writer
FORTUNE -- Could Oyster be the Netflix for books? It's the question many industry-watchers have been asking since last October, when the New York City-based startup received $3 million in funding led by Founders Fund.
Today's launch of Oyster in Apple's (AAPL) App Store gets us closer to an answer. With Oyster, subscribers get unlimited digital MORESep 5, 2013 10:57 AM ET
Critics say data caps are aimed squarely at hindering competition from Internet video providers.
FORTUNE -- Cable companies continue to expand their imposition of data caps on Internet customers in some areas. Critics see it as an attempt to thwart competition from Internet video providers like Netflix (NFLX) that offer alternatives to cable TV.
DSLReports' Karl Bode reported this week that two companies, Comcast (CMSCA) and Mediacom, have both expanded caps or MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Aug 9, 2013 2:24 PM ET
Ever since Netflix's 2011 stumble, when it announced a price increase and a spinoff of its DVD business, the company has concentrated on pleasing customers. The latest: allowing customers to create their own user profiles.
FORTUNE -- As Apple (AAPL) continues to send out near-daily barrages of product updates for iTunes, Netflix continues to focus squarely on improving its customer experience.
The latest example of this is Netflix's (NFLX) new user profiles, MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Aug 2, 2013 12:56 PM ET
More than most tech stocks, Netflix is an investment in the future of TV.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE – Wrapping up a conference call with analysts and investors this week, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings shared his view that the company isn't so much in the TV business as it is in the "membership happiness business." Too bad for Wall Street that he didn't mention the business of pleasing investors every quarter.
Within MOREJul 24, 2013 7:20 AM ET
The media companies that are selling Hulu aren't bargaining over price so much as what kind of deals they can get from the new owners.
FORTUNE -- Now that all the bids are in for Hulu, the question is: What will become of the service? And the answer is: Nobody knows for sure, but it's possible that the Hulu as we know it will disappear, or at least be diminished from MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Jul 10, 2013 6:40 AM ET
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