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10 Reasons Internet TV Will Grow

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In a letter to shareholders, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings shared ten reasons Internet TV will grow quickly over the next few years. He predicted:

Eventually, as linear TV is viewed less, the spectrum it now uses on cable and fiber will be reallocated to expanding data transmission. Satellite TV subscribers will be fewer, and mostly be in places where high-speed Internet (cable or fiber) is not available. The importance of high-speed Internet will increase.

We’ve collected his ten reasons below, a fascinating look at the way infrastructure and apps will evolve over the next few years. You should read his complete letter for more details.

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SEC: Social Networks Are Safe Place to Make Corporate Disclosures

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The Securities and Exchange Commission has given the green light for companies to use social networks instead of press releases to disclose business information as long as investors have been notified which network will be used. The ruling clarifies confusion about how communications over social media were affected by Regulation FD, which requires companies to make disclosures about their performance in a publicly available format.

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Why Amazon and Hulu Can’t Replace Netflix, According to Netflix CEO

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Yesterday Netflix CEO Reed Hastings unleashed his quarterly shareholder letter on the web, chock full of facts and figures about the company’s success, growth and initiatives in Q4 2012. But in addition to revealing numbers about Netflix members, profits, and original series, shareholders got to feast their eyes on a special little nugget—a Venn diagram proving that Netflix is irreplaceable by Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime and Redbox Instant—at least in terms of their streaming content offerings.

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