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  • Hastings On Hulu Plus: If They Become A Competitor, That's Probably Healthy For Us

    Hastings On Hulu Plus: If They Become A Competitor, That's Probably Healthy For Us

    Today at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and Peter Chernin sat down with New York Magazine's John Heilemann to talk about the state of the video content business. A question from the audience asked Hastings about the news today that Hulu was cutting their prices. Hastings noted that Hulu was still mainly an advertising play. And he said that Netflix has actually… Read More

  • Netflix's Reed Hastings on the New War for the Digital Livingroom [TCTV]

    Netflix's Reed Hastings on the New War for the Digital Livingroom [TCTV]

    As promised, here is the second part of my interview with Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. In the last clip we talked about how Hasting navigated the company through huge changes in technology, a revolution in online video, and two formidable competitors in Wal-Mart and Blockbuster. In this clip, we talk about Hasting's vision for the future, including what life will be like when TV-as-we-know-it is… Read More

  • Netflix Proved Me Hugely Wrong [TCTV]

    Netflix Proved Me Hugely Wrong [TCTV]

    This week I moderated a fireside chat with Netflix CEO Reed Hastings at a historic movie theatre in downtown Santa Cruz. For those who don't live in the Bay Area, Santa Cruz is a sleepy little beach town a mountain away from San Jose. It's filled with hippies and is one of the only places in the Bay Area that the reach and wealth of Silicon Valley hasn't changed. There's always a debate about… Read More

  • Microsoft Buys Netflix

    Microsoft Buys Netflix

    …founder Reed Hastings a lunch at the local bistro, surely to welcome him on to Microsoft’s board. That’s right, Mr. Hastings has now joined Microsoft as an official board-member, most likely to bring the two companies closer together. With Netflix’s VOD service and Microsoft delving deeper into video-based services, the two could really get the fire started. Remember back… Read More