Amazon Prime May Have 50 Million Members, Analyst Says (Re/Code)

Asa Mathat

If you know anything about Amazon’s PR tactics, you know the company almost never discloses sales numbers for specific products. So when the company strayed from its norm a bit late last year by saying that “tens of millions” of people were members of Prime, its… [Read more on Re/Code]

TV or Not TV (Re/Code)

Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox are the YouTube sensations known as Smosh.

The Walking Dead” is a TV show that I watch most often on my iPad. “Honest Trailers” is an online series that I often watch on my television. Netflix is a digital service that makes traditional television programs that I watch via my gaming console. Amazon is where I… [Read more on Re/Code]

How One Company Figured Out How Many People Watch Netflix’s New Shows — And How Netflix Stopped Them (Re/Code)



Netflix doesn’t want anyone to know how many people watch its original shows, like “House of Cards” and “Orange Is the New Black.”

But until a few months ago, at least one company had a pretty good idea… [Read more on Re/Code]

With Help From Chelsea Handler, Netflix Goes From Old Movies to New TV Shows. What’s Next? (Re/Code)

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Last year, Netflix started making its own TV dramas and comedies. In a year and a half, it’s going to start making its own talk show.

What else does it have up its sleeve?… [Read more on Re/Code]

When Small Screen Is First Screen (Re/Code)

Don’t look now, but the smartphone is now the “first screen.”

Actually, you probably are looking now: IDC research shows that 80 percent of smartphone users check their phones within 15 minutes of waking up, and 79 percent of smartphone users have their phone on or near them for all but two hours of their waking day.

For the first time since such things began to be measured, says research from… [Read more on Re/Code]

Netflix CEO: Facebook Auto-Sharing “Hasn’t Yet Panned Out” (Re/Code)

Asa Mathat

Netflix pushed Congress to allow its users to automatically share their viewing habits on Facebook when they linked their account with the social network. Sounds like it was a… [Read more on Re/Code]

Netflix Will Launch In Six European Countries This Year (Re/Code)

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Netflix Inc will launch its online movie and TV subscription service later this year in France, Germany and four other European countries, in a major push into new markets.

The other new countries Netflix will enter in late 2014 are Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg, the California-based company said in a statement on Wednesday.

Netflix previously said it… [Read more on Re/Code]