NetFlix Business Model

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About NetFlix - NetFlix Media Corner
NetFlix Fact sheet - NetFlix company information and facts
NetFlix Annual Reports - NetFlix Annual Reports from 2002 to date
Netflix Script Spells Disruption - Netflix Script Spells Disruption, a HBR article on how Netflix revolutionized people's movie rental habits; by Sally Aaron (2004)
NetFlix @ WikInvest - a WikInvest article on NetFlix (NFLX) providing an overview of features and subscription plans, business Financials, Key Trends and Forces (such as: Exclusive focus on Blu-ray DVDs presents short term opportunities, PPV, on-demand and TiVo undermine demand for the Netflix product, Online movie viewing may make the Netflix product obsolete in the long term, Piracy could lower the demand for the Netflix product, Competition analysis (Comparison to Blockbuster, Online Video Competitors) and a useful list of References
High-tech Achiever - High-tech Achiever: Netflix, an article by Jena McGregor on FastCompany.com (2007)
What Is Netflix's Greatest Threat? - What Is Netflix's Greatest Threat?; a MotleyFool interview with Reed Hastings (2005)
NetFlix Financial Releases - NetFlix up-to-date list of Financial Releases
What's Next for Netflix? - What's Next for Netflix? a Knowledge@Wharton article on Netflix' business model and future business strategy (2006)
Netflix chief: DVD business to peak in 5 years - Netflix chief: DVD business to peak in 5 years by Greg Sandoval, CNET (2008)
It Feels like the First Time - a BusinessWeek article on how the Watch Instantly streaming feature is giving the movie service a new buzz—and presenting it with new opportunities; by Chris Albrecht (2009)
Netflix to Deliver Movies to the PC - Netflix to Deliver Movies to the PC, a New York Times article by Miguel Helft (2007)


NetFlix Case Studies

Netflix’ Competitive Strategy: The Business Lessons - Netflix’ Competitive Strategy: The Business Lessons, a case study getting deeper insights into Netflix' business model and all the contributing factors that made it very successful; by Deepti Srikanth and Priti Krishnan (2009) (subscribers only)
NetFlix Case @ DigitalEnterprise.org - a NetFlix Case @ DigitalEnterprise.org

NetFlix and Porter's Five Forces

Porter's 5 forces - Porter's 5 forces: mentioning how Porter's Five Forces might be applied to NetFlix; an insightful blog post by Ryan Watson from Ryan Watson's Technical Blog (2008)
Porter's Five Forces and Net Neutrality: What If Distribution Channels are Open? Porter's Five Forces and Net Neutrality: What If Distribution Channels are Open? - a blog post mentioning NetFlix as an example of a market player using an existing open distribution channel (the U.S. Postal Service) for distributing its own services; by John Quarterman (2008)


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