iPhone 4S pre-orders top 1 million units, Yahoo pulls out of its bid for Hulu, and Netflix announces the cancellation of Qwikster in a brief blog post.
iPhone 4S pre-orders top one million units, Yahoo pulls out of its bid for Hulu, and Netflix cancels Qwikster in a brief blog post.
Qwikster, we hardly knew you. Netflix reverses decision to split into two separate services. Subscribers will continue to access streaming and DVDs from the Netflix site.
Netflix rocks our world with the news that they're splitting up into two separate companies: Netflix for streaming and embedded media delivery, and Qwikster (yeah, seriously) for DVD delivery. Best part? Two Websites, two accounts, two queues! What's not to love? Also, Google Wallet and AT&T LTE arrive, Molly tees off on the Droid X again, and be warned, mateys: we do talk like pirates.
Netflix exec Steve Swasey says that while the company has dropped plans to spin off its DVD-by-mail service, the company is still mulling a plan to offer video game rentals
Wall Street embraces Netflix's decision to cancel the spinoff of its DVD-by-mail service, but some subscribers find the company's moves just too erratic. Netflix's history shows company is unafraid to change its mind.
The company has received a lot of flack over its move to split its DVD rental operations into a separate business called Qwikster. But Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph is backing the decision.
Jason Castillo, who happens to own the Qwikster handle on Twitter, suddenly wakes up to the notion that he could make money out of Netflix. He hadn't tweeted for a month.
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Tune into The 404 Podcast today for the latest headlines grabbing the Web, including Netflix splitting into two companies, PS3 users helping to find a cure for AIDS, a giant satellite plunging toward Earth, and a review of the interactive theater experience Sleep No More!