Its latest deal means that Netflix now has the two biggest animation studios on board, strengthening its position in kids' programming.
FORTUNE -- Ask any parent who is a Netflix subscriber, and there's a good chance they'll tell you that the video-streamer is much stronger on kids' programming than on adult fare. The difference grows a bit starker with Netflix's new deal to run 300 hours of original animated programming from MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Jun 17, 2013 1:28 PM ET
Few stocks are as divisive as Netflix.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- Netflix and the Nasdaq 100 Index are something like one of those break-up to make-up couples. In December 2010, Nasdaq entered the index -- a benchmark more focused on leading companies than the broader Nasdaq Composite -- after the stock more than doubled in the previous year to $200 a share.
Two years later, after a controversial move to MOREJun 5, 2013 7:21 AM ET
The brainchild of scrappy programmer Jules Urbach took a stealthy development route, and guess what? It might pay off.
FORTUNE -- Streaming movies via Netflix (NFLX) or music from Spotify are one thing, but games? Those are a computational challenge 38-year-old OTOY founder Jules Urbach will tell you are in a league all their own.
For the last nine years, the French-born, Los Angeleno has worked on a cloud-computing product that will MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 16, 2013 6:45 AM ET
Old-school DVRs are fighting to stay relevant in an era of add-on devices from the likes of Apple, Roku, and others.
By Peter Suciu
FORTUNE -- It used to be that families would gather around the living room TV during prime time to watch their favorite shows together. Even as the living room set has gotten bigger, the audience in front of it continues to shrink. Moreover families aren't watching together MOREMay 8, 2013 1:47 PM ET
Households with broadband Internet access are increasingly piping Internet video to their TV sets, through a variety of devices.
FORTUNE -- We can examine the strategies of Netflix (NFLX) and Comcast (CMCSA) all we like, but the speed at which television moves off of cable and onto the Internet will be determined largely by what people decide to do in their living rooms. Now that they have the hardware and software MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - May 3, 2013 6:36 AM ET
The loss of hundreds of titles isn't slowing Netflix's momentum.
FORTUNE -- One of the most frequent complaints about Netflix (fair or not) is the supposed paucity of titles available for streaming. That complaint is about to get louder and more frequent because about 1,800 titles will be pulled because Netflix's (NFLX) licensing agreements for them are expiring today.
It's being called "The Great Netflix Purge" and "Streamageddon" (sometimes by the same MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - May 1, 2013 12:46 PM ET
More people are downloading software, watching video, and playing online games -- all boosting network provider Akamai's business.
FORTUNE -- Broadband speed in the United States jumped by 28% in 2012, according to Akamai's (AKAM) annual "State of the Internet" report issued this week. That trend helps explain why Akamai's first-quarter results, released late Wednesday, look so good.
Akamai manages and delivers Internet content for clients like News Corp. (NWSA), Facebook (FB), MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Apr 25, 2013 2:46 PM ET
Just what is Hulu supposed to be? Its squabbling, wishy-washy, half-in-half-out owners keep it from making the kinds of bold moves it needs to thrive.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE – These days, it's not enough to host digital TV programs. Companies that stream programs like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu are moving into producing original content to win new subscribers. Lately, Hulu has been doing its rivals one better by living out a MOREApr 22, 2013 5:00 AM ET
So-called recommendation engines still have a long way to go.
By Daniel Roberts, writer-reporter
FORTUNE -- As you grow older and busier, it becomes more difficult to make spontaneous discoveries. Or at least that's the theory behind a bevy of so-called predictive apps purporting to know each user well enough to hand them their next favorite song, restaurant, or magazine article.
I gave these tools a test run on a recent trip MOREApr 2, 2013 6:54 AM ET
Flipboard announced its personalized magazine app has 50 million users and released v. 2.0, which most notably includes the new ability for users to create and curate their own virtual magazines with Web stories, items from their social networks, and music files.
Global Internet slow after 'biggest attack in history' [BBC NEWS]
A row between a spam-fighting group and hosting firm has sparked retaliation attacks affecting the wider internet.
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