April 29, 2013

Netflix x 2, Daniel Ek and Mattias Miksche

Netflix: Netflix Long Term View. "Over the coming decades and across the world, Internet TV will replace linear TV. Apps will replace channels, remote controls will disappear, and screens will proliferate. As Internet TV grows from millions to billions, Netflix, HBO, and ESPN are leading the way." Netflix view of the world. A must read and rare glimpse into a company's thinking.

New York Times: Netflix Looks Back on Its Near-Death Spiral. "“But the phrase I used was, ‘There are no shortcuts.’ We weren’t going to find an idea or gesture that would make people love us again overnight. We had to earn their trust by being very steady and disciplined. And we had to be careful because we were on probation. We had to stick to what we do well and not lose confidence. I couldn’t say for sure we’d recover. But I was confident that our best odds were to be very steady and focus on improving the service.”" Good read about Netflix' reaction to adversity.

TV4 Nyhetsmorgon: Spotifygrundaren Daniel Ek om musiken, pengarna och idéerna (video). "Enligt flera stora affärstidningar är han en av framtidens stora entreprenörer och redan nu är han värderad till över 2 miljarder kronor. Jesper Börjesson träffade Daniel Ek och samtalde om musiken, Spotify och pengarna."

This Week In Startups: Mattias Miksche CEO and Co-Founder Stardoll (video). Jason Calacanis interviews Mattias Miksche of Stardoll.

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