First quarter earnings have been decent, if not spectacular. And many corporate executives are issuing cautiously optimistic guidance for the rest of the year.
Netflix's stock has bounced back sharply from last year's nightmare. But it may take some of Gob Bluth's best illusions (don't you dare call them tricks!) for the company to be profitable again anytime soon.
When Procter & Gamble shut down some access to the Internet this week, it wasn't to keep employees from messing around on Facebook or crafting personal e-mails on company time.
Last year was a rough one for many of Wall Street's recent darlings. Netflix, Salesforce.com, and Travelzoo are just a few of the "it" stocks that tumbled in 2011.
Netflix's key contract with Starz expired on Tuesday, causing a massive hit to its instant streaming catalog of movies and TV shows.
These days, it seems, it's not enough for a digital device to just play games. To keep up with the smartphones and tablet computers of the world, any game system needs to at least nod in the direction of cloud-based and social networking "apps" that are all the rage with the kiddies.
Netflix is the highest flying stock on the S&P 500 Thursday, but was its fourth-quarter earnings report enough to justify a 22% run up in the stock?
Netflix said Wednesday it began to add customers again last quarter, after a series of blunders damaged its sterling reputation with consumers and investors.
Wow. 2012 is only a few days old but there already have been some game-changing deals. Yahoo has agreed to acquire Netflix. Samsung is taking over Research in Motion. And Eddie Lampert is taking Sears private.
Netflix on Monday launched its streaming video service in the United Kingdom, where Amazon's rival service dominates.
The customer satisfaction gap between online retailer Amazon and video service Netflix is widening and may pose a significant threat to Netflix's outlook going forward, according to survey results released Wednesday.
Say what you will about Netflix CEO Reed Hastings' recent choices, but he's crystal-clear on how customers view his company's tarnished brand.
Don't call him a hypocrite on Netflix. Hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson is a buyer when the world hates companies.
Netflix dropped a double bomb late Monday: The company now expects to lose money for all of 2012, and it is looking to raise cash in a secondary offering of its stock.
Millions of current and former Netflix customers woke up Wednesday to an e-mail about a class-action lawsuit involving the price of online DVD rentals.
It still has millions of subscribers, generates a decent chunk of cash and is reporting solid sales growth, but the warning signs are there. If Netflix doesn't watch out, it could be the next AOL.
Adam Hanft, branding strategist and CEO of Hanft Projects, on how Netflix can recover from customer frustration.
Despite recent troubles, Netflix is a major force on the Internet, accounting for 32.7% of peak U.S. downstream traffic, according to a new report.
The Netflix nightmare continues. Shares plunged 35% on Tuesday after the video service revealed that it lost 800,000 subscribers in its difficult third quarter.
For Netflix, the hits keep on coming -- the bad kind.
On Monday, Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, posted on Netflix's blog that the popular online movie rental service would not be breaking off its DVD-by-mail business from its online streaming business. This was Netflix's third major announcement relating to changes in pricing and service offering in four months.
Angry Netflix mobs aren't putting away the pitchforks yet.
CNN's Maggie Lake looks at some of the roadblocks faced by media giant Netflix.
Netflix is going back to the future.
It pays to be a content provider these days. This morning, both Netflix and Amazon announced new digital video streaming deals.
Two of the key players in the battle for online streaming market, Netflix and Amazon, announced Monday that they've acquired new weapons for their content arsenals.
Blockbuster was expected to launch a Netflix rival on Friday -- and it did, kind of.
Cable companies were ticked off when "cut the cord" became a rallying cry in 2009, with disgruntled consumers vowing to cancel their expensive TV plans in favor of cheaper options -- namely, Netflix.
The curtain hasn't even opened on Netflix's new DVD-by-mail spin-off company Qwikster, and many customers are already walking out.
It has been a rough couple of months for Netflix. The company that virtually defined online movie rentals was swamped by an unprecedented wave of customer ire two months ago when it raised prices for both its DVD mailing and online streaming services.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings apologized to angry customers after the company's price hike debacle. Does he need to make amends with Netflix shareholders too?
Merger Monday has recently become Splitting Monday. The latest companies to adopt the "divide and conquer" strategy are Netflix and Tyco International.
Netflix's move to rebrand its DVD-by-mail service as Qwikster sets that business up for a spin-off and underscores Netflix's longtime desire to go all-in on streaming. But it's a high-risk strategy: Streaming video has become a very expensive game -- and Netflix's rivals have much fatter wallets.
The ubiquitous red envelopes will endure, but they will carry a new name.
Netflix changed the name of its DVD mailing service to "Qwikster" over the weekend.
U.S. stocks posted solid gains Friday to clinch a 5-day winning streak for the first time in more than two months.
Netflix subscribers threatened to flee in droves when the company whacked them with a surprise price hike, which kicked in this month.
Netflix has started to restrict its users from streaming more than one movie at a time as part of its price hike.
Netflix's streaming content catalog is about to take a big hit: Starz said late Thursday that it has ended contract renewal negotiations and will pull its movies and TV shows from Netflix early next year.
A bundle of bad news hit stocks hard across the board on Friday -- with the biggest blow being the August U.S. jobs report.
Now you can stream online video the Walmart way.
When you're a new tech company with a cool product, life is good. But once you become an industry leader, pleasing people is a lot tougher. Just ask Netflix.
When Netflix announced new prices for its DVD and streaming combo subscription plan a few weeks ago, many Netflix customers were unsurprisingly outraged.
U.S. stocks were headed for early declines Monday, after Congress failed to find common ground on a deal to raise the debt ceiling over the weekend.
Chances are, last week wasn't a great time to be working at Netflix.
Netflix announces an increase in the cost of streaming and DVD movie subscriptions, leaving many customers upset.
If Netflix had filed Tuesday's price-hike news in a movie genre, it would be either drama or horror.
One day after unveiling a new pricing plan that will force many customers to pay more for streaming video or stop receiving DVDs by mail, Netflix issued an announcement aimed at reassuring them that its streaming video catalog will remain well stocked.
Netflix subscribers might not be thrilled with the company's plans to increase prices, but investors appear to be more accepting.
Netflix is launching new, unlimited DVD-only plans in the U.S. -- but as a part of that move, it's scrapping unlimited plans that include both physical DVDs and online streaming.
In the not so distant past, Netflix was known mainly for its red envelopes. The DVD-rental-by-mail service was the company's core, and streaming video was a side perk for subscribers.
Netflix is rapidly expanding its international service, with plans to launch in 43 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean later this year.
The website for Netflix, which hosts its popular online movie streaming service, was coming back online Monday after being down for much of Sunday evening.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has one big fear: That his company will eventually "get slow and stodgy."
Sell in May and go away? Someone forgot to tell Netflix investors about that little saying.
Netflix's first foray into international markets has been rough. Why? Blame Canada.
Netflix streaming movies now fill more of the U.S.'s internet tubes than any other service, including peer-to-peer file sharing, which long held the top spot -- to the consternation of Hollywood.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is pleased with his company's massive growth, but he fears that getting too large will start "an Armageddon" with cable networks.
Time Warner posted a decline in first-quarter profit Wednesday, but said a surge in advertising sales boosted revenue.
Netflix knocked over a new milestone Monday: It now has more subscribers than the largest cable TV operator in the U.S.
U.S. stocks were poised to head higher at Monday's open, as investors continued to focus on earnings reports and awaited the latest data on the housing market.
AT&T broadband users will soon face a cap on the amount of internet data they can download a month.
In a bid to get more eyeballs on its movies, one major studio is looking to turn Facebook into a movie-streaming service.
It's been a frustrating six months for Wall Street's short sellers.
Redbox, the $1 DVD rental kiosk service, said Thursday that it is planning an online video streaming service -- just like Netflix.
Shares of online movie rental company Netflix surged to an all-time high Monday after an analyst upgraded the stock and Qualcomm said it was working to bring Netflix onto more mobile platforms.
Shares of Netflix ended 15% higher Thursday, after its fourth-quarter earnings report showed strong growth in the company's subscriber base and sales.
Netflix stock is riding high, with a share value that has nearly tripled within the past year. As the movie distributor prepares to announce its fourth quarter earnings later today, we asked two analysts to weigh in on whether the company can make good on the market's enthusiastic expectations. Here's what they had to say:
Has the red envelope finally triumphed over the Redbox?
It's a sad day for the Luddites of the investing world.
It's out with the old and in with the new at the Standard & Poor's 500, as four companies will replace current issues on the benchmark index.
Netflix has built up a large library of catalog television content that can be streamed to subscribers on demand. Now, the company wants to get access to current episodes of primetime TV shows, and it's willing to pay up.
Netflix is clogging up the Internet. There's a debate raging about who should pay for it -- but ultimately, it's going to be you.
A virtual slugfest over online movies between Comcast and a Netflix partner has movie fans and net-neutrality advocates up in arms.
Netflix is raising prices on DVD rental plans, but will offer a new option that relies exclusively on streaming video, the company announced Monday.
Boxee has announced that its Boxee Box -- a set-top box for streaming video content built in collaboration with D-Link -- is now available in 33 countries.
Netflix unveiled its long-awaited app for the iPhone on Thursday, sending the company's shares almost 2% higher.
High-profile tech mergers have been ramping up, with big names like IBM and Google getting deals done this year.
It would be a marriage made in e-commerce heaven: Amazon.com and Netflix. Too bad it probably will never happen.
Netflix's stock skyrocketed past $100 a share Thursday, a day after the company reported another phenomenal quarter, but many analysts are skeptical of the lofty share price.
Blockbuster is in a heap of trouble with nearly $1 billion in debt, and its latest fixes might not be enough to keep the company from filing for bankruptcy.
Netflix is cruising. The cable guys are catching on. Wal-Mart just rumbled in.
Wal-Mart is trying yet again to prove that it can compete with the big boys in Silicon Valley.
Netflix subscribers who stream films over the Web will soon be getting access to a greater number of movies from Warner Bros.
For the past three years some of the world's most resourceful software engineers and mathematicians have worked feverishly in the spirit of friendly, Darwinian competition -- and in pursuit of a $1 million prize -- to improve the Netflix movie recommendation system by 10 percent.
Netflix has just been basking in good news lately.
The genesis of Netflix came in 1997 when I got this late fee, about $40, for Apollo 13. I remember the fee because I was embarrassed about it. That was back in the VHS days, and it got me thinking that there's a big market out there.
LG Electronics said Monday it will market a high-definition television set that will instantly stream movies from the video rental service Netflix.
Home entertainment trendsetters Netflix Inc. and TiVo Inc. are finally joining forces to deliver more movies and old TV episodes to their mutual subscribers, consummating a relationship that was supposed to come together four years ago
Samsung Electronics Co. is equipping Blu-ray DVD players so they can retrieve movies and TV shows from Netflix Inc.'s Internet streaming service, accelerating Netflix's push to develop more delivery methods beyond the mail
When economic ill-winds start to blow, consumer businesses like booze and cigarettes have turned out to be safe harbors for investors. Will video rental king Netflix prove the same?
A new business model - disposable DVDs - is taking aim at business travelers but taking hits from environmentalists
If you're a Netflix subscriber you may have noticed that in the last year or so the company has rolled out a Watch Now option that lets you instantly watch some of the movies and TV shows in the Netflix library on your Windows PC with a broadband connection.
A new set-top box by Roku and Netflix feeds thousands of videos to your TV at the push of a button
Like the Energizer bunny, Netflix keeps going and going and going. The online movie rental service is expected to prove doomsayers wrong yet again when it announces first-quarter earnings after the markets close Monday.
Despite the obesity epidemic, U.S. sales of Roche's weight-loss aid Xenical have slimmed by 30 percent since 2002, in part because the drug - which blocks the absorption of fats from rich foods - counts among its side effects "an inability to control bowel movements." But after licensing rights from Roche to sell a lower-dosage, over-the-counter variant, GlaxoSmithKline has gotten fat by marketing its version, Alli, with brutal honesty, flatly stating that taking it without dietary changes could lead to "treatment effects" that "might help you think twice about eating questionable fat."
Netflix Inc.'s stock price plunged to its lowest point in more than two years Tuesday after the online DVD rental leader reported the first quarterly customer losses in its history and dimmed its earnings outlook for the rest of the year
Netflix Inc, the largest online DVD rental company, reported its first-ever quarterly drop in subscriptions and missed Wall Street revenue targets in the face of fierce competition from Blockbuster Inc.
When Netflix launched in 1999, it changed the way we rent movies. Today the company boasts nearly seven million members, but rival Blockbuster is gaining ground. Fortune's Matthew Boyle asked found...