Yahoo might try its hand at orginal Hollywood TV programming if reports are correct.
If the consumption of downstream bandwidth were the real issue here, argues Reed Hastings, then ISPs would owe fees to upstream services. Okay, maybe that's a non-argument, but it does make the current state of affairs seem just a little sillier.
Everyone should have the goal of publishing for an audience of one, but Netflix might have achieved that goal.
Why it's Hulu, of course. That's what's gumming up your network. Duh.
What's been happening among major providers over the past year and why it's bad for over-the-top providers like Netflix.
Companies not in the big data game now need to realize that it's not just their direct competitors they need to worry about--but a shift in total market ownership.
At our scale, humans cannot continuously monitor the status of all of our systems. Lots of large enterprises could make that claim. This particular quote, however, comes from a company that also claims its customers "account for nearly a third of the downstream Internet traffic in North America during peak hours." This company? Netflix.
We have transformed from an interrupt model to the Attention age. That means you have to come up with creative ways to keep your customer's attention moving forward.
In a case of business making strange bedfellows, Comcast is in talk with Netflix to deliver Netflix content to cable customers.
Micro-services. The idea is to reduce each service to the smallest possible component--in order to reduce the impact should that service fail.