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Month: July 2009

Netflix Plans for the Future

July 3, 2009 | Ibex Marketing

Reed Hastings has seen the future, and there are no polycarbonate discs in his vision. You might find this surprising, given that he's the CEO of Netflix. Is there life for Netflix after the DVD? That's the question that was explored in an article in the Wall Street Journal last month. Hastings co-founded Netflix, and expects that revenue from the rental of physical DVD discs will start to decline in...

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Small 1080p LCD HDTVs

July 2, 2009 | Ibex Marketing

I've received a lot of promotional emails in recent weeks about new 24" and 25" 1080p LCD HDTVs at pretty astounding prices, some under $200. This would have been an appealing price for a 15" LCD computer monitor just a few years ago, and now you get a widescreen and a TV tuner in the bargain. I'll set aside the question of what quality panels go into these displays for...

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Comcast Launches Wireless Pipe

July 1, 2009 | Ibex Marketing

Last week, I posed the possibility that cable providers would have to choose between providing the pipes or the water (connections or content) for the Internet. It's too soon to know if they will have to pick one or the other, but it's clear that Comcast definitely wants to be in the pipe business. Yesterday, the company launched its new Comcast High-Speed 2go service in Portland, Oregon. Atlanta is slated...

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