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Noor Almtowaq

if amazon buys netflix streaming does that mean that netflix.com will be close and go to amazon instead.

it will be great if netflix.com stays the same and amazon put their stream on the site.


That would be one of the very few things I'd forgive NetFlix for, but I don't buy it. If Reed were keeping the DVD business, he wouldn't be renaming it and he wouldn't have put someone else in charge.


I think that pretty much anything that Michael Pachter says should basically be ignored.

To quote him:
"Netflix is a worthless piece of crap with really nice people running it," says Michael Pachter, an analyst at Wedbush Morgan Securities in Los Angeles

Or back in 2005 when he was saying to buy blockbuster stock and sell netflix stock, because Netflix was going down, while Blockbuster was going to be bigger and better than ever.


Amazon should just try adding a queue to Prime.

Christian Calaway

This makes no sense to me. Why would they split the brand and then sell off the more valuable brand? And why would they keep the business that they believe is going to be dead in less than a decade anyway (DVDs)?


It would at least make sense for the non-integration issue.

Who knows, maybe AMZN made an offer and said ditch the discs and we will buy you for X, and everyone within netflix is eyeing that BIG payday.

Of course, will AMZN really pay 2-3 times market now that the stock has tanked ?

Robert Emmerich

Michael Pachter (I know, I know...)

This was - and is - in no way, shape, or form, a rumor. It was, and is, simply Pachter having diarhia of the mouth (keyboard?). He said as much in his initial posting, that he hasn't heard a word about this, he was just (be)musing about logical explanations for the separation of DVD and streaming. He jumped to an Amazon purchase b/c there ARE NO logical explanations for the separation so he came up with an illogical one. Amazon has Prime - and their new rumored tablet (an actual rumor) - so why buy Netflix when they can just crush them?


Why would they split the brand and then sell off the more valuable brand?

If it gets Reed Hastings a spot on the Amazon board, and executive position in control of the Netflix streaming business, and truck loads of money, damn well he will do it.


Pachter is an idiot. I want to have a job where I can be wrong, year after year, and keep that job.

This is what you call Throwing shit at the wall, to see what sticks!


I'm all for free speech but the one exception should be analysts like this guy. If you have a prediction rate lower than 50 percent then you should be banned from seeking a career as an analyst until you can prove yourself again.

Netflix will NEVER sell. They don't need to. It would be like Apple selling their entire company to the dinky little computer store in the mall. Netflix OWNS the internet and they know it. Amazon is huge, but in different ways.


Reed mostly denied it on Nightline a day or so ago. (I forget if it was last night or the night before, since I listen to the audio podcast.)

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