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Filed under 'netflix'

August 10, 2010

Netflix to Stream Films From Paramount, Lions Gate, MGM

Netfix Instant Streaming just got a whole bunch more awesomesaucier.

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June 14, 2010


“Add every Nicolas Cage movie to your Netflix queue with a single click”

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August 6, 2009

Netflix: Freedom & Responsibility Culture

Really interesting presentation deck leaked(?) from Netflix, covering their workplace culture. Some incredibly smart and inspiring stuff. Apparently, they let go with a generous severance package anyone who fails the question: “Which of my people, 
if they told me 
they were leaving in two months 
for a similar job at a peer company, 
would I fight hard to keep at Netflix?”

February 11, 2008

Netflix, Citing a Clear Signal From the Industry, Will Carry High-Def DVDs Only in Blu-ray Format - Feb 11, 2008

Further fuel for the “HD-DVD is fucked” fire, slashed-price players and superbowl ads be damned.

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January 20, 2007

Doctor Who - Did you see the chainsaw episode?

Halfway through watching the new “Doctor Who” DVDs, Netflix renters were suddenly greeted with scenes from Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

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October 26, 2006

Netflix Prize: Forum / Miss Congeniality

Some great insights pulled out of the Netflix dataset. The list of movies “you either loved loved loved or hated hated hated” is particularly good.

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About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.