DiscoverBusiness WarsNetflix vs Blockbuster Revisited - Sudden Death | 1
Netflix vs Blockbuster Revisited - Sudden Death | 1

Netflix vs Blockbuster Revisited - Sudden Death | 1

Update: 2019-04-293
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The way we watch is changing so rapidly that we’ve decided to revisit our very first and most popular Business War: Netflix versus Blockbuster. We’re re-airing an expanded eight-part series following Netflix’s battles against HBO and today’s new entrants into the Streaming Wars.

It all started around 1997, with a guy named Marc Randolph and his mathematician friend, Reed Hastings. Randolph and Hastings knew they’d have to take on Blockbuster. But what they didn’t anticipate was that their business model would take on network television and eventually change the entire movie industry.

This was an 8-year total war that left innumerable casualties in its wake: thousands of hollowed out buildings and economic losses in the billions.


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Hadyn Padfield

what is up with the ad for tooth paste half way through the pod cast ???

May 7th
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Teddy Spaghetti

Hadyn Padfield Not sure where you're from but in the USA you can send a soil sample to your local university extension office and for a nominal fee they will give you a report on the soil that you can use to improve it for your intended purpose. Two key things to look for is the existing organic matter content and cation exchange capacity. This is always a good thing to do before doing major work for a lawn or garden.

Aug 12th
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Jacob Konkel

Hadyn Padfield It's called 'ad revenue' my dude. You think these people do this for free? No, they like to eat and live indoors just like we do.

Jun 1st
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Netflix vs Blockbuster Revisited - Sudden Death | 1

Netflix vs Blockbuster Revisited - Sudden Death | 1