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'Netflixed' author talks Hastings' glory, hubris, white lies (Q&A)

In her upcoming book, author Gina Keating uncovers Netflix's "secret" history and looks at what some have called CEO Reed Hastings' "social IQ of zero."

By Oct. 3, 2012


New book reminds us why we loved Netflix

The good and bad, but mostly good, about Netflix is illuminated in 'Netflixed,' a book about the company's history.

By Oct. 11, 2012


Amazon once offered to buy Netflix for $12 million, book says

In late 1990s, Netflix was still a struggling start-up when CEO Reed Hastings flatly rejected Amazon's acquisition offer, according to an upcoming book.

By Oct. 6, 2012


With Icahn move, Netflix is now officially in play

The streaming-video company's shares jump 15 percent on news that Carl Icahn has taken a significant stake in Netflix. The financier and former corporate raider once was a major shareholder in Blockbuster.

By Oct. 31, 2012


How to disconnect an Apple TV remote from a MacBook

If you find your Apple TV remote was paired out of the box with your MacBook, there is a way to sever that connection.

By Mar. 21, 2013


Former rival's advice to Netflix: 'Don't let Icahn get to you'

That's the advice from former Blockbuster CEO John Antioco to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. After Carl Icahn got control of three seats on Blockbuster's board, Antioco had to put up with badgering from the billionaire.

By Nov. 6, 2012


With Icahn, Netflix management is in fight for existence

Is Carl Icahn, the billionaire investor, the Netflix savior? Ask the people who followed his investment in the Blockbuster video chain.

By Nov. 6, 2012


Web media: The 5 biggest stories of 2012

There wasn't much difference between 2011 and 2012 for online entertainment, with both years being rather lackluster. But there's no question that 2012 offered far more controversy and conflict.

By Dec. 21, 2012


Netflix preps poison pill to fend off Icahn

The video rental bigwig adopts what appears to be poison pill in hopes of holding off a takeover attempt by investor Carl Icahn.

By Nov. 5, 2012


Big brouhaha over Big Bird

week in review Mitt Romney hatches social network backlash while shakeup hits wireless sector. Also: Samsung appeals Apple verdict.

By Oct. 5, 2012