Netflix’s Hastings Vows Not To ‘Tighten The Screws’ Over Password-Sharing

Netflix has been strengthening its controls on password-sharing, a shift that could reap billions in previously lost revenue, but the company acknowledges it is a delicate process. “We test many things but we would never roll something out that feels like turning the screws” on consumers, Co-CEO Reed Hastings said during the company’s first-quarter earnings interview. “It’s got to feel like it makes sense to consumers, that they understand it.”


Synamedia CEO Talks Global Video Marketplace

Sixteen months after private equity purchased the assets under Cisco’s Video Services umbrella for $1 billion and re-branded the collective unit as Synamedia, the U.K.-based video technology vendor has emerged with a multi-pronged plan to serve the fast-changing video industry. CEO Yves Padrines shares his perspective on the global video marketplace, and how his company — which counts Comcast’s Sky as an investor — fits into it.