Netflix: The Company and Its Founders

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What's on your mind? What's happening? What's in your queue? Explore the origins of these common buzz phrases and the companies they symbolize in the Technology Pioneers series. Dig deep into the lives of those who dreamed big and founded some of society's most important technology companies. Learn where each founder grew up, where they went to school, and where they came up with their life-changing ideas. Study up on how their groundbreaking companies started, how they have grown, and where they stand today. ...

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Overview

What's on your mind? What's happening? What's in your queue? Explore the origins of these common buzz phrases and the companies they symbolize in the Technology Pioneers series. Dig deep into the lives of those who dreamed big and founded some of society's most important technology companies. Learn where each founder grew up, where they went to school, and where they came up with their life-changing ideas. Study up on how their groundbreaking companies started, how they have grown, and where they stand today. Technology and innovation drive society today. Do you have what it takes to be the next Technology Pioneer?

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Desiree Solso
With its little red return envelopes and online streaming, Netflix, and its founder Reed Hastings, quickly rose to the top of the business world. In 2010 Fortune magazine listed Reed Hastings as Business Person of the Year. Part of the "Technology Pioneers" series, the book gives a clear and concise history of not only Netflix, but also of the history of movies and television in the home. Some might remember the conflict over rising prices and changes in services in recent years. Examples from customer feedback, responses from the founder, and detailed facts provide precise account of the conflicts Netflix experienced. Throughout the book, there are small blocks of information on the side to give a brief overview of the section. A glossary and timeline is included in the back of the book for added information. Color photos throughout the chapters are a great addition to the book. This book would be useful in the classroom for students researching the current changes in technology. Reviewer: Desiree Solso
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617833342
  • Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Series: Technology Pioneers Set 2 Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,048,053
  • Age range: 12 - 15 Years
  • Lexile: 1170L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Instant Movies 6

Chapter 2 Entertainment Evolution 14

Chapter 3 The Men behind Netflix 24

Chapter 4 Going Live 34

Chapter 5 Connecting with Starz 46

Chapter 6 Deals and More Deals 56

Chapter 7 Original Content 66

Chapter 8 Company Collapse 76

Chapter 9 The Future of Netflix 86

Timeline 96

Essential Facts 100

Glossary 102

Additional Resources 104

Source Notes 106

Index 110

About the Author 112

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