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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
5/2/2016 2:44:14 PM
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Hulu
I suspect that Hulu could have fared much better in this survey -- and, indeed, would be selling many more memberships and taking away more market share from Netflix -- if it didn't insist on showing ads to paid members.

Sure, they have a more "elite" level of membership now that gets rid of ads if you pay even more, but I think that consumers see this as nickel-and-diming.

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Michelle
Michelle
5/2/2016 3:12:56 PM
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Re: Hulu
@Joe I'm a consumer of streaming digital content. I think Hulu is taking the wrong approach with ads. I don't want to see ads at any paid level. Paying for fewer ads isn't appealing at all.

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vnewman
vnewman
5/2/2016 5:38:28 PM
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Re: Hulu
Hulu may soon fare a bit better - the WSJ just announced that they will be adding On Demand content along with streaming video feeds.  You should be able to access: ABC, ESPN, Disney Channel, Fox News, FX and Fox''s national and regional sports channels, and more.  $40 bucks a month. 

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afwriter
afwriter
5/2/2016 10:36:30 PM
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Re: Hulu
@vnewman, 


I am interested to learn more about the on demand content, I haven't heard anything about that yet.  At $40 a month I think it would not be any better than having Hulu and Sling or Vue, but maybe there is something in their that makes it worth that price.  Never the less, I love all this competition that is being brought about by cord cutters. 

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Michelle
Michelle
5/15/2016 4:16:29 PM
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Re: Hulu
@VN Thanks for the update. I work with someone who said this was coming, but it sounded more like a rumor than something they read in an annoucement somewhere. This is a promising addition to Hulu!!

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
5/5/2016 7:41:37 AM
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Re: Hulu
@Michelle: I was under the impression that it's not even a matter of fewer ads -- that, on Hulu, whether you're a free member or a paid member at the lowest level, you get the same amount of advertising (the only difference being that paid members can access more content), and that if you pay for the top package you get zero advertising.

Am I correct or incorrect?  I haven't used Hulu in ages.

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Michelle
Michelle
5/15/2016 4:19:58 PM
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Re: Hulu
@Ariella I don't know what the current ad model is for Hulu. I think it's silly to keep showing commercials to paid members. I might have signed up ages ago if not for the commercials shown to paid members. Online commercials are often buggy. Platforms that show them don't always do a good job serving commercials in the right intervals or they freeze the whole show (then you have start over and rewatch all the same commercials again). 

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
5/2/2016 4:50:37 PM
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Netflix Price Change
I could quickly recall hearing in the news about Netflix price change. I do not have more details though. But I am wondering if at all that would have any impact to Netflix dominance position going forward.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
5/2/2016 4:53:53 PM
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Netflix's Dominance
Netflix topping the list does not surprise me. It's kind of obvious. I personally belong to the crowd that use Netflix extensively.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
5/2/2016 10:13:02 PM
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Three Cheers For Netflix
The results of this poll don't surprise me at all. Netflix, once a DVD-by-mail company, has evolved with the times and never stopped coming up with great ideas. It is also reportedly a great company to work for because of its great benefits for employees, which is another reason it is probably so successful. So, kudos to Netflix!

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clrmoney
clrmoney
5/3/2016 10:47:58 AM
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Netflix at the top
Netflix has more to offer online for services becasue movie theathers are going out of business so this is a plus for them etc.

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batye
batye
5/3/2016 11:12:01 AM
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Re: Netflix at the top
@clrmoney  Netflix offer better flexability and instant gratification to consumers compare to traditional movie houses... 

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Mike Robuck
Mike Robuck
5/3/2016 11:29:19 AM
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Re: Netflix at the top
The price increase here in the US starts this month. Netflix is trying to gain inroads overseas, but it's meeting resistance in a few countries. People are comfortable using Netflix, but at some point its going to come down to which company has the best content with the best price. 

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batye
batye
5/3/2016 12:43:02 PM
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Re: Netflix at the top
@Mike Robuck  Netflix actively trying to gain more ground in North America...

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Kelsey Ziser
Kelsey Ziser
5/3/2016 2:25:53 PM
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Re: Netflix at the top
I'm curious to know if subscribership to Netflix's dvd services has changed at all...I'm thinking about cancelling the DVD's and just using the streaming services. 

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batye
batye
5/3/2016 2:30:25 PM
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Re: Netflix at the top
@Kelsey Ziser best option would be to check with netflix customer service directly :) 

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DHagar
DHagar
5/3/2016 4:07:01 PM
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Re: Netflix at the top
@Mike - "its going to come down to which company has the best content with the best price" - I think that is the key!  I believe Netflix is ahead because they have done that to this point and people look to them first - if they can deliver, they get the business.  If they stay competitive they will remain in the lead.

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Mike Robuck
Mike Robuck
5/3/2016 5:21:05 PM
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Re: Netflix at the top
And we need better user interfaces. It's painful to sit there while our son types in one letter at a time while doing searches. 

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DHagar
DHagar
5/3/2016 6:38:28 PM
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Re: Netflix at the top
@Mike, oh my!  How fun!!  I would say so; they can benefit from some definite upgrades.

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clrmoney
clrmoney
5/3/2016 10:54:30 AM
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neftlfix up there
I'm shocked that netflix is in the league from amazon because amazon is my favorite website to buy things  and ebay also.

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Mitch Wagner
Mitch Wagner
5/3/2016 4:11:42 PM
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Amazon Prime
Wil be interseting to see how Amazon video fares now that they're unbunding it from Prime delivery? Will people be as interested in video when they're not required to get it in order to get free delivery on products?

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Mike Robuck
Mike Robuck
5/3/2016 5:22:42 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
Amazon Prime is a godsend where we live in rural Colorado. But I don't see us ever needing the video service if for some reason we no longer used Amazon Prime. 

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
5/3/2016 6:28:21 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@Mike: Funnily enough, I know people who are tAmazon Prime customers who are the opposite -- primarily/mainly using it for the video while viewing the shipping/discounts as a nice-to-have bonus.

Different strokes for different folks.  :) 

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DHagar
DHagar
5/3/2016 6:41:44 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@JoeStanganelli, that is a different use case.  Maybe they are first time users and haven't transferred from other services, or maybe they truly prefer the Amazon video service?

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
5/5/2016 7:58:39 AM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@DHagar: Amazon Prime does offer some content that nobody else seems to (DuckTales, anyone?) -- but personally I've found the UI unpleasant and confusing when it comes to searching for content.

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DHagar
DHagar
5/5/2016 2:37:42 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@Joe Stanganelli, see I am with you on this issue with Amazon.  They are really top notch with their service deliverables, supporting supply chains, all of that, but for all that capability I would think they would improve the quality of their UI and search capabilities lacking.  They appear "outdated" and clumsy in these areas.

I guess they can't be perfect in everything.  But you do expect a better experience because of their capabilities in these other areas.  Also, if they are truly trying now to compete with content/service, I believe they will have to improve in these areas and raise their game.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
5/6/2016 2:32:01 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@DHagar: Bezos has been criticized by UX "experts" -- to be sure -- when it comes to the general design of the website.

On the other hand, he and his company are tremendous successes -- while interfaces that UX "experts" love, like when Netflix changed theirs a few years ago, or like Google+, have been poorly received by actual users.

There's no accounting for taste, I guess -- "expert" or no.

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DHagar
DHagar
5/6/2016 4:07:29 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@Joe Stanganelli, very true.  It shows that the experts are not always right, when it comes to the consumer.

Also, I think it points out how much the lines are becoming blurred among service providers, content, suppliers, etc.    So the "unique capabilities" in one service line are diminished when moving into new services.  I believe this may increase as competition continues to grow. 

 

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
5/7/2016 8:37:39 AM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@DHagar: More importantly (and I firmly believe this), the customer may not always be right, but the customer is ALWAYS the ultimate expert on what he or she wants. -- even if he or she lacks the necessary industry expertise and/or ontology to be able to effectively communicate what it is exactly that he or she wants.

If you have a complaining customer, the customer is not wrong.  The customer is pointing out that you have failed him or her in terms of his or her desires.  It's up to you as a company to translate the customer's ontology to your own and find a workable solution -- lest that customer become an ex-customer.

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DHagar
DHagar
5/9/2016 2:06:48 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@JoeStanganelli, it is extremely important that the customer define their needs; otherwise the customer loses power.  Our balance is best served by a customer - who is always right in knowing what they want.  I fully agree.  Otherwise, the customer won't have the choice to buy items that meet their needs.

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batye
batye
5/9/2016 1:19:09 AM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@DHagar  I do hope as result we gonna get better service at lower prices... with more shows to watch...

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DHagar
DHagar
5/9/2016 2:14:17 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@batye, that's what the competition can hopefully create - a better package of choices that we value!

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batye
batye
5/10/2016 1:34:10 AM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@DHagar  yes I do hope so as I would love to see better prices :) 

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
5/7/2016 8:35:10 AM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@DHagar: I will say this for Amazon, though:

Google wants to "change the world."  But any entity -- especially a corporate one or other collective -- that "wants to change the world" necessarily wants to impose its own will of what the world should look like onto everyone else.

Sure, "changing the world" sounds nice and fluffy and socially responsible but there's no two ways about the fact that Google has a totalitarian agenda.  The only question is whether you agree with their vision as to what the world should look like or not.

Amazon has no such lofty designs.  Jeff Bezos and the rest of the company just want to make money.  The only "world-changing" they're interested in is basic, everyday corporate lobbying so they can have their drones and they datacenters.

I'll trust the greedy, "just-in-it-for-the-money" corporation over the "wants to change the world" corporation any day -- especially when it comes to my data.

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batye
batye
5/9/2016 1:22:33 AM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@Joe Stanganelli  interesting point and I could not agree more... but Amazon and Google keep growing bigger and bigger... I'm not gonna get surprise if Amazon one day will start or just buy a political party :) as for Google for the research they gonna buy a small county one day :) - future should be interesting...

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DHagar
DHagar
5/9/2016 2:02:59 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@JoeStanganelli, I am with you on that.  The consumer is "best protected" with a pure profit motive - in that you understand the agenda and how you are best served by it or not.  That's the beauty of choice and our consumer economy.

When you have political agendas the motives are more self-serving in achieving their vision of the world or agenda, and less transparent - which takes power away from the consumer.

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vnewman
vnewman
5/16/2016 2:17:23 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@Joe, Well, I've never thought of it that way, but you make a great point.  Google seemingly has always had a cause, a calling, if you will.  And when you have a calling, you have an agenda that isn't always clear to the rest of us.  Amazon is "wysiwyg" at its finest - what you see is what you get.  If you were to compare them to cities, Amazon would be NYC and Google would be Hollywood...my 2 cents.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
6/6/2016 12:25:01 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@vnewman: I like your cities analogy there.  :)

To be fair, Jeff Bezos very much seems to have a sociopolitical agenda (many CEOs do), but Amazon itself as an entity does not (or, at least, does not appear to).

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Mitch Wagner
Mitch Wagner
5/5/2016 2:38:01 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
We subscribe to Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Hulu. Thinking of dumping Hulu, but it's the only place we can find 2005-current DOCTOR WHO. 

For consumers, there are just too many services, each one wanting $8 a month and offering only a couple of programs that consumers are actually interested in. 

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
5/6/2016 2:30:20 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@Mitch: Really?  Netflix used to have the newer Doctor Who episodes, but I guess it got rid of them?

Still, one ought to wonder at what point it's just more cost-effective/cheaper to buy the DVDs than continue to pay the subscription.

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batye
batye
5/9/2016 1:17:38 AM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@Joe Stanganelli  most of the time as per my calculation is a cheaper way just to wait and get dvd set of all episodes than have a steaming services... this days even my local dollar store have HBO and History shows seasons under $3.00 during holidsays I see 007 all movies box for $79 for 24 movies  on BR or son of the gun all seasons under $15...

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vnewman
vnewman
5/16/2016 2:28:14 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@Bayte - This may be old fashioned and heresy, but I'm going to say it anyway.

Along those same lines, why not just DVR it on cable if you are talking about current shows?  I enjoy the traditional "TV" experience and enjoy watching shows solely on the good old bube tube.  I also enjoy listening to the radio - commericals and all.  I know it makes me a dinosaur in that respect, but what can I say?  I'm a traditionalist.

I also don't really "watch" TV when I'm "watching."  I use it as background noise to accompany other activities like housework or cooking.  I will listen and occasionally glance up to get a visual and continue on with what I'm doing.  So to have it running on my computer where I have to "watch" it is a foreign concept to me.  I see my niece sitting with her computer in her lap watching netflix for hours and I worry she's going to "sprout roots" like my old gym teacher used to say.

Let the flaming begin!!

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batye
batye
5/16/2016 2:35:08 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@vnewman  my wife uses tv as background noice... I do see your point :) 

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vnewman
vnewman
5/17/2016 5:25:56 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@bayte - I think it has to do with how you grow up.  The TV was always on in my house.  I was also an only child before the advent of playdates and constant structured activities so I needed something to keep me occupied when it wasn't possible to go out and find other kids in the neighborhood.  

It annoys my husband who thinks the TV should be off unless someone is "watching" it.

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batye
batye
5/18/2016 1:39:23 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@vnewman yes, for my wife it was always this way from her childhood day, tv must be on in background...

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vnewman
vnewman
5/18/2016 1:12:44 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
And let me clarify that I do realize a lot of people have dropped cable completely and only subscribe to one of the streaming services, but there are still plenty of people who have both.  If I didn't have a kid I needed to keep entertained at inopportune times, I'd never have a Netflix account.  That's all I use it for.

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vnewman
vnewman
5/19/2016 12:40:13 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
Interestingly enough, I just read that Netflix has flipped the script as "Narcos" will start airing on Univision later this year.  Why would Netflix send folks back to cable services?

It turns out to be a pretty strategic move actually, they are apparently using it as a promotional tool to help bolster its presence among Hispanics in the US, according to various sources.  Then the hope is, people will get hooked and sign up for Netflix in order to watch Season 2, which they plan to offer exclusively.  

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
6/6/2016 12:15:12 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@batye: I used to use TV as background noise as a productivity "tool."  When a show I liked came on, I would take a brief break, and then I would get back to work.

Several years ago, I unplugged, getting rid of cable (and only just recently getting it back).  During that time, I found myself less productive -- because the only available distraction was THE ENTIRE INTERNET!  ;)

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batye
batye
6/6/2016 7:19:55 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@Joe Stanganelli with internet my wife always say 5 min email check normaly takes few hours as email have links in them... and it never ends :) 

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
6/7/2016 9:08:58 AM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@batye: LOL.  I know what that's like.

Reminds me of when I'm working on something and I think to myself, "Oh, let me look that up."  45 minutes of Internet distraction later, I tell myself I have to go back to work, then as soon as I look at what I'm working on, I say to myself, "Oh, right.  I still need to look that up."

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batye
batye
6/7/2016 2:21:31 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@Joe Stanganelli  my wife's forbit me to check emails before dinner as we normaly end up with very late dinner if I started checking email's...  

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vnewman
vnewman
6/7/2016 11:57:35 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@Joe - there are times when I willingly put my phone down and watch some good old tv so I can do something that feels more "normal" and reel myself in from trying to reach the end of the Internet. :)

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
6/5/2016 12:06:15 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@batye: All the James Bond movies for under $80?  Not a bad deal.  I usually see them for sale well over $100.

Of course, when am I going to have the time to watch them all?

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batye
batye
6/5/2016 2:30:29 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@Joe Stanganelli but each year Amazon changing Bond collection adding movies, info... I try to hold on to my dvd set, wife want to upgrade next time to BR set... 

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
6/7/2016 9:07:37 AM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@batye: Well, traditional DVDs will still work in a Blue-Ray player.

I really don't get all the fuss about Blue-Ray.

But, on the other hand, I also didn't get the fuss about CDs over cassettes.  ;)

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batye
batye
6/7/2016 2:18:19 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@@Joe Stanganelli, with BR you get better picture and more add on info on the disk, plus BR less prone to scratches... but soon everything going to be digital cloud... and No Br or Dvd - how I see it :) 

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faryl
faryl
5/6/2016 4:39:30 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
Prime has Doctor Who now (or at least the most recent 2 series ... last season isn't free though!) I didn't realize Hulu has it too - I need to catch up on the Capaldi episodes!

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batye
batye
5/9/2016 1:30:05 AM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@faryl 

with Doctor Who is very interesting as some series have different parts depends on the broadcaster and country... I did see in UK BBC original airing different from the Canadian Space channel when I did watch the same episode later in Canada

unless my mind was playing trick on me :) 

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faryl
faryl
5/28/2016 5:02:38 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@batye - Hang on there... are you saying that the content on individual episodes sometimes varies depending on the country it's shown in? (So there are alternate versions of stories about alternate timelines?!)

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batye
batye
5/28/2016 5:44:48 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@faryl no,No So there are alternate versions of stories about alternate timelines.... I'm saying some part of the show just get deleted, or added depends on the market...

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faryl
faryl
5/29/2016 1:18:32 AM
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Re: Amazon Prime
Interesting! I wonder if it's just something related to the length ads or something.


(I'm guessing the American viewers are the ones that see less. And we'd be none the wiser if it weren't for the internet!)

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batye
batye
5/9/2016 1:10:35 AM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@Mitch Wagner  yes, you are right where is too many services with many options but only few have a shows what we watch or wanna watch....

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DHagar
DHagar
5/3/2016 6:44:40 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@Mike, sounds like a truly valuable service for rural areas.  What is their primary delivery mode - do they use drones yet or more conventional still?

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Mike Robuck
Mike Robuck
5/4/2016 10:29:04 AM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@Dhagar Drones would have to travel a long distance to deliver here, and there's not a city big enough to warrent a large warehouse. We do get somethings from Prime but our retired neighbors seem to have packages arriving daily via delivery truck. 

As for Hulu, I used to watch episodes of "The Office" on my laptop before Hulu Plus. Now we're watching some of the same episodes on Netflix. (Our kids like it.) Amazon video is backup for when we can't find a good movie on Netflix. 

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DHagar
DHagar
5/4/2016 1:03:37 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@Mike, thanks - that makes sense.  The more traditional delivery (with Prime added value service) sounds like it is a real plus for your area!  (Probably beautiful country as well - worth the droneless environment!)

And yes, I would agree that Netflix is the "Go To" first choice for many on the videos.  I think it will take more time, and more value-added features, for Amazon to become the first choice ahead of Netflix.

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batye
batye
5/4/2016 1:13:55 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@DHagar I could not agree more, for now Amazon winning battle with Netflix how I see it :) 

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DHagar
DHagar
5/4/2016 1:25:40 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@batye, so your vote is that Amazon's totaly delivery service package will ultimately be the winner?  I will remember I heard it here first!  It will be interesting to watch.

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batye
batye
5/4/2016 1:30:23 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@DHagar  I would say Amazon is winning for now... but in the future we never know as technology changing...

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DHagar
DHagar
5/4/2016 1:37:39 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@batye, they definitely are smart enough to win!  And kudos to whoever gives us the best service!

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batye
batye
5/4/2016 1:47:36 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@DHagar  as consumers we do vote with our money... for now Amazon get our money :) as as Amazon able to do it better than the rest...

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DHagar
DHagar
5/4/2016 2:21:09 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@batye, they sure continue to prove that, don't they.  They are one of the most consumer-focused companies and they continue to demonstrate the value of that.

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batye
batye
5/4/2016 2:37:15 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@DHagar  I do hope so as this days Co. care more about bottom line than consumer... I hope trend will change... with Amazon making it... better...

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DHagar
DHagar
5/3/2016 6:46:02 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@Mitch Wagner - I would think that will be the "true" test!

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batye
batye
5/4/2016 3:15:26 AM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@DHagar it would be interesting to see drones in rural areas....

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DHagar
DHagar
5/4/2016 12:58:55 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@batye, thanks - yes, if done properly, it can be a viable means of effective delivery (also environmentally friendly).  Here in California, close to key Amazon distribution centers, they are deploying drones in specific markets - it appears to be going well.


Maybe a preview into the future?

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batye
batye
5/4/2016 1:08:40 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@DHagar interesting to know... as in my area even traceble mail get lost or miss dilivered to the wrong address... Now Amazon drone :) could just go to the wrong area and get stolen/destroyed... 

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DHagar
DHagar
5/4/2016 1:23:35 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime
@batye, yes that is happening more frequently.  That might be a good case for drones.  You could have better tracking and information as to "secure"  and "accurate" validated deliveries - either delivered to someone or left in "secure" setting.

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batye
batye
5/4/2016 1:28:27 PM
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@DHagar  in my area it got so bad I stop ordering anything online... and now only buy in the store... I do hope drones bring secure solution :) 

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DHagar
DHagar
5/4/2016 1:36:05 PM
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@batye, that's terrible - I am with you!  We'll have to order drones for your area!

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batye
batye
5/4/2016 1:43:37 PM
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@DHagar  yes, please do...as many drones as possible :)  as at first I keep thinking it just my bad luck... but after everyone in my area have the same problems... with delivery of they purchases... it got from bad to worst... now everyone shops in stores... not online...

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DHagar
DHagar
5/4/2016 2:19:09 PM
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@batye, sad.  That builds a case for technology to help us track, monitor, and prevent theft.

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batye
batye
5/4/2016 2:34:54 PM
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@DHagar in my area it like crime wave hits it and no resolution in sight... I put security cameras everywhere in my backyard and from of the house....

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DHagar
DHagar
5/4/2016 4:12:57 PM
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@batye, a sign of the times, I guess.  Sounds like a smart move.  You should open up the service to your neighborhood for "monitoring" and have it pay for itself!

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batye
batye
5/4/2016 7:49:48 PM
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@DHagar  it like things change other night... in small city... where we must keep doors locked... not like before... sad, sad, sad... 

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DHagar
DHagar
5/4/2016 8:10:12 PM
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@batye, I fully agree.  It destroys the human trust in communities and neighborhoods. 

Maybe we need to use our digital connectivity in smarter ways to rebuild security and then we, as humans, need to take steps to resocialize our communities and rebuild neighborhoods.  Big task, but worth doing - it is our quality of life.

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batye
batye
5/4/2016 8:48:59 PM
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@DHagar  it the same as life on the internet... many crazy people and criminals... but what we could do... it only to stay away from this Riff-Raff's crowd... it life this days...

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DHagar
DHagar
5/4/2016 8:53:47 PM
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@batye, true.  The best part is there are "more" good people and communities, like Telco Transformation, that make life still good!

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batye
batye
5/4/2016 9:05:05 PM
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@DHagar  yes, as we share learn and improving our ability to survive online with knowledge we gain... here :) 

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
5/4/2016 7:46:49 PM
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Hunh. Wonder how long before they start building houses with Drone Delivery Hangars in the roof -- i.e. the drone arrives, sends a signal to open the door in your roof, flies into the space, drops the package, flies back out, door closes. And then how long before someone hacks a drone hangar for criminal purposes (drone enters, deposits bomb .... drone enters, releases gadget that crawls downstairs and unlocks doors and windows ... drone enters, releases micro camera drone which moves to bedroom ceiling .... drone enters, releases swarm of nanoburglars ...)

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batye
batye
5/4/2016 7:52:14 PM
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@JohnBarnes I see your point and then I think about it like with all technology... could be used for good or evil... but it no longer simple....

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DHagar
DHagar
5/4/2016 8:07:25 PM
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@John Barnes, great scenario - I love your creative thoughts!


Then we will send them to "drone prison" - or "disconnect" until their term is completed.

Note:  I was an avid fan of your entire technology crime series on Light Reading - you're the best!  Thanks for adding color to this.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
5/5/2016 7:59:14 AM
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@John: Sounds like a Jetsons episode...

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elizabethv
elizabethv
5/4/2016 8:32:36 AM
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Not surprising
This is certainly not surprising. And I do really enjoy Netflix. I suppose, if I were being fair, Netflix is used more often than any other service to keep my kids happy. But more often than not lately, I'm using Amazon. Amazon let's me download the movies and shows I want to watch. This comes in really handy while I'm working at night, because we are allowed to watch movies, but my company's WiFi is TERRIBLE, and I certainly can't afford to eat up data all night. So downloading from Amazon let's me watch uninterrupted movies all night long, which I really have to appreciate. When I'm done with the movie, I delete the download, freeing up space for the next round. 

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DHagar
DHagar
5/4/2016 1:10:19 PM
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@elizabethv, good examples.  I think Netflix probably offers the first choice selections, but Amazon is creating new "delivery" options - including pricing, downloading, etc.  I think the best answer is to keep all choices growing so we as customers continue to have the option to buy what we want/need.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
5/22/2016 6:11:52 PM
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Not surprising
Yeah not at all surprised by this poll. Netflix, I think, has done a great job of getting themselves known. I think their prices are fair and they give a lot of good movie and tv show options. It's hard not to find something you love on there.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
5/28/2016 6:15:57 PM
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Very true. It is impossible to not like the options that you have in Netflix and the price is very fair.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
5/31/2016 11:25:39 AM
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Yeah that's why it's super successful. If orrr companies took this approach with content and prices, they would do better themselves.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
5/31/2016 12:46:53 PM
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Re: Not surprising
I sincerely think that would be a possibility only when the competitors come up with super featured efficient streaming services.which appeals to the customer. Because Netflix's customer base is huge.

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freehe
freehe
5/22/2016 7:45:49 PM
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Netflix Frontrunner
I initially disregarded Netflix as a business but not I am a believer. They are truly changing the fact of OTT. This is great, competition is good for the industry. The OTT companies need to keep up or they will be bought out by Netflix or go bankrupt. A year ago Netflix stock price was $80, it is now $92. This proves Netflix is winning.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
5/28/2016 6:09:12 PM
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Absolutely. Amzing to see the way Netflix is shaping up and growing...

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