EU industry chief Thierry Breton on Monday said he was not taking sides in a clash between Big Tech and European telecoms operators over who should fund the rollout of 5G and broadband as the world’s largest telecoms conference opened in Barcelona. Speaking at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), Breton defended a 12-week consultation launched […]<
The European Commission on Thursday launched a consultation on the future of Europe’s telecoms sector, starting a process that could lead to requiring Alphabet’s Google, Apple, Meta Platform and Netflix to pay some network costs. The move by the EU executive followed more than two decades of lobbying by Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica, Telecom Italia […]
The impact of social media platforms on the music industry has been a topic of much discussion over the past two years. While this is true, television shows and movies continue to be the main distribution channels for the music industry, with platforms like TikTok helping users (75 percent) discover new music and artists. Television […]
In California, Netflix was created in 1997 by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph. In what seems like a relic of the past, Netflix first started as a service offering DVDs sent to your home via mailbox. You watch the movie or show you ordered, then mail it back. In 2007, Netflix switched to streaming, a […]
The renowned streaming platform, Netflix, has been undeniably successful in the past decade, conquering the market in a landslide. However, times are changing, and Netflix competitors are on a rapid rise. Gaining the title of king is one thing, but keeping it is a whole other game. What should Netflix do to remain a leader […]
Netflix Inc said it laid off 300 employees, or about 4 percent of its workforce, in the second round of job cuts aimed at lowering costs after the streaming giant lost subscribers for the first time in more than a decade. The move mostly affected its U.S. workforce and came after the company cut 150 […]
Netflix Inc dashed hopes for a quick rebound after forecasting weak first-quarter subscriber growth on Thursday, sending shares sinking nearly 20 percent and wiping away most of its remaining pandemic-fueled gains from 2020. Netflix projected it would add 2.5 million customers from January through March, less than half of the 5.9 million analysts had forecast. […]
A former Netflix executive was sentenced Tuesday to 2 1/2 years in federal prison for taking bribes and kickbacks from tech companies to approve lucrative contracts with the streaming giant. Michael Kail, 52, of Los Gatos also was ordered to forfeit $700,000 and pay a $50,000 fine, the U.S. attorney’s office said in a statement. […]
In its attempt to compete with its rivals Disney and Amazon, the famous streaming service Netflix cut on Tuesday the prices of its services in India for the first time since launching five years ago. As it aims to reach higher on the streaming ladder, Netflix slashed its prices by 60 percent to $2.62 paid […]
Russian authorities are investigating streaming giant Netflix after a public commissioner for protecting families accused the streaming company of violating a “gay propaganda” law, according to local reports. The commissioner claimed that some Netflix content with LGBTQIA+ themes was rated suitable for those aged 16 and older, whilst the country’s laws do not allow the […]
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