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Netflix Changing Name to Qwikster

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Netflix has renamed their 12-year old movies-by-mail service to Qwikster.  The CEO for the company made the announcement Sunday night. There’s a two-fold reason for the change.  After many customers were outraged over the price hike in Netflix movies, the CEO, Reed Hastings decided to re-visit his company and figure out a way to gain his customers’ trust back, and of course, the value of his stock that took a huge plunge last week.



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Hastings admitted in his blog Sunday night, that he messed up by stating, “In hindsight, I slid into arrogance based upon past success,” Hastings said. “We have done very well for a long time by steadily improving our service, without doing much CEO communication,” posted on

The company has now added video games to their catalog.  However, the web-streaming portion of business will still be called Netflix.  Customers will now have to log into either service separeately via or  Convenient, right?
My question is, are you a Netflix customer currently?  Have you considered leaving the company because of the recent price increase?  Or are you considering leaving now that you’ll have to go to two separate websites to get both of these services?

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