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For the first ten years of the consumer web — circa 1994 to 2004 — internet video quality was laughable. Those of us who predicted that the Net would disrupt television were laughed at. How could a video the size of a postage stamp compete with ESPN? We queued up tiny videos to buffer on Continue Reading →
While Netflix has thousands of movies available to stream, its original content has focused on TV series, comedy specials and documentaries. A couple of recent high-profile deals, however, are set to change all that. Netflix recently acquired exclusive worldwide rights to four upcoming movies produced by and starring Adam Sandler. While Sandler’s recent films haven’t Continue Reading →
For all the variety that Netflix offers in its programming, its pre-stream browsing can be a little bland. A new Chrome extension called Flix Plus aims to improve that experience and make sure the next movie you watch is a great one.  One of Flix Plus’s biggest improvements is cleaning up Netflix’s suggestions. You know Continue Reading →
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Netflix must really love Adam Sandler: The video subscription service announced late Wednesday that it has acquired the exclusive worldwide rights to four upcoming movies produced by and starring Adam Sandler. One of the reasons for the unprecedented deal cited by Netflix is his global appeal. “He is among the few actors in the world Continue Reading →