Thursday Midday Links: Netflix Bleeds Customers
Happy Thanksgiving folks!
After Netflix jacked up its prices and tried to diminish services, it bled customers like a patient with an aortic vein severed. Netflix profits have completely disappeared. According to Business Insider:
Yes, that’s the latest news that Netflix tucked into the prospectus for the stock portion of its stock and convertible bond offerings:
We expect that consolidated quarterly revenue will be relatively flat until we can achieve positive net subscriber additions. As a result of the relatively flat consolidated revenues and previously announced increased investment in our International segment, we expect to incur consolidated net losses for the year ending December 31, 2012.
The diminished role of females isn’t a romance issue; it’s an entertainment issue. According to a study by USC’s Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, women have fewer speaking roles, are generally more unclothed and sexualized, particularly at younger ages. There are fewer women behind the camera and when there are women in directorship positions, the number of women in front of the camera increases.
There is one area where women surpassed men in films in 2009 — they bought more than 50% of the movie tickets sold in the U.S., according to the Motion Picture Assn. of America.
“Females represent half of the population and half of moviegoing audiences, but they don’t hit a third of the characters,” Smith said. “Male consumers aren’t the only ones going to the movies, but our cultural storytellers today are male. The problem is really thinking about the perpetuation of the status quo.”
Source: LA Times
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