Rumour | Apple Looking to Buy Netflix

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by Floex » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:48 pm

Business Insider reported on a new rumor/bit of analysis/blatant patchwork of random guesses from the financial analysis community today, suggesting that 2018 might see two of the internet’s biggest companies merge together into yet another massive, multi-tentacled media blob. Specifically, Citi analysts Jim Suva and Asiya Merchant sent out a memo to clients back in December, suggesting that there’s a 40 percent chance that Apple will try to acquire Netflix—one of the largest independent companies still operating in the media sphere—at some point in 2018


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*Sigh* And so our coporate overlords continue to gobble up everyone around them. It makes sense for Apple to compete with Amazon but eww, this is not good, not good at all.

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by Grumpy David » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:54 pm

Will cancel Netflix if this strawberry floats over non Apple users.

I've never bought a single Apple product ever and never downloaded iTunes either and I don't plan on changing this.

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by Mafro » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:02 pm

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PostRe: Rumour | Apple Looking to Buy Netflix
by Ad7 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:02 pm

Noooooooooo

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PostRe: Rumour | Apple Looking to Buy Netflix
by Ironhide » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:03 pm

Grumpy David wrote:Will cancel Netflix if this strawberry floats over non Apple users.


I think they'd be losing a lot of subscribers if they did, myself included.

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PostRe: Rumour | Apple Looking to Buy Netflix
by more heat than light » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:28 am

If they did buy it I can't imagine they'd mess with it too much, Netflix is a big brand name but there are alternatives out there if the service declines in quality. Mind you, I thought that about Lovefilm and look what Amazon did to that. :-(

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by Moggy » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:06 am

Grumpy David wrote:Will cancel Netflix if this strawberry floats over non Apple users.

I've never bought a single Apple product ever and never downloaded iTunes either and I don't plan on changing this.


Capitalism is a bitch isn’t it. ;)

I have no problems with Apple but it would be a shame if they bought Netflix and messed it up. Higher prices with lower quality programming would be disastrous. I guess the future is just going to be Apple, Amazon, Google and Disney competing to own everything.

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PostRe: Rumour | Apple Looking to Buy Netflix
by rinks » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:10 am

Maybe Facebook will buy Pornhub.

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PostRe: Rumour | Apple Looking to Buy Netflix
by Ad7 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:13 am

Facialbook.

Ask Jeeves to buy brazzers.

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PostRe: Rumour | Apple Looking to Buy Netflix
by KK » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:18 am

Makes sense, I suppose. If they’re to compete with Disney and are contemplating getting into sports rights alongside Amazon, you need a lot more money. Netflix would also give Apple proper TV content, something they’ve wanted but not yet sussed out.

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PostRe: Rumour | Apple Looking to Buy Netflix
by Preezy » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:19 am

Partridge Iciclebubbles wrote:
Grumpy David wrote:Will cancel Netflix if this strawberry floats over non Apple users.

I've never bought a single Apple product ever and never downloaded iTunes either and I don't plan on changing this.


Capitalism is a bitch isn’t it. ;)

I have no problems with Apple but it would be a shame if they bought Netflix and messed it up. Higher prices with lower quality programming would be disastrous. I guess the future is just going to be Apple, Amazon, Google and Disney competing to own everything.

Don't forget Taco Bell, they'll be the only restaurant to survive the Franchise Wars.

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PostRe: Rumour | Apple Looking to Buy Netflix
by Moggy » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:19 am

rinks wrote:Maybe Facebook will buy Pornhub.


It makes sense, Facebook is full of wankers.

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PostRe: Rumour | Apple Looking to Buy Netflix
by Moggy » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:20 am

Preezy wrote:
Partridge Iciclebubbles wrote:
Grumpy David wrote:Will cancel Netflix if this strawberry floats over non Apple users.

I've never bought a single Apple product ever and never downloaded iTunes either and I don't plan on changing this.


Capitalism is a bitch isn’t it. ;)

I have no problems with Apple but it would be a shame if they bought Netflix and messed it up. Higher prices with lower quality programming would be disastrous. I guess the future is just going to be Apple, Amazon, Google and Disney competing to own everything.

Don't forget Taco Bell, they'll be the only restaurant to survive the Franchise Wars.


That's only in America, everywhere else has Pizza Hut.

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PostRe: Rumour | Apple Looking to Buy Netflix
by Ad7 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:24 am

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PostRe: Rumour | Apple Looking to Buy Netflix
by OrangeRKN » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:10 am

pls no I like Netflix

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by Green Gecko » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:18 am

It would be a shame because Netflix is successful being based in data science and not arrogant ideals about what makes a good product because some marketing overlord says so (and doesn't always succeed) and generally strawberry floats over the consumer. You bet it would be twice as expensive with device locked features "just because". Platform agnosticism is the future; the further we can get away from giant monolothic hardware/software/media lockups the better. Oh well, there's always real software innovation like Plex and piracy.

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by Tragic Magic » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:00 pm

Grumpy David wrote:Will cancel Netflix if this strawberry floats over non Apple users.

I've never bought a single Apple product ever and never downloaded iTunes either and I don't plan on changing this.


Couldn't agree more. I've never used an Apple product and I don't want them anywhere near my Netflix.

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PostRe: Rumour | Apple Looking to Buy Netflix
by Rocsteady » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:04 pm

Green Gecko wrote:It would be a shame because Netflix is successful being based in data science and not arrogant ideals about what makes a good product because some marketing overlord says so (and doesn't always succeed) and generally strawberry floats over the consumer. You bet it would be twice as expensive with device locked features "just because". Platform agnosticism is the future; the further we can get away from giant monolothic hardware/software/media lockups the better. Oh well, there's always real software innovation like Plex and piracy.

Strongly agree with all this. Their data usage is fantastic.

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PostRe: Rumour | Apple Looking to Buy Netflix
by Meep » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:10 pm

I generally hate Apple products as my previous experience of using them was one where I felt like a criminal just for trying to use a product I paid for the way I wanted. The amount of control freakery exerted by that company over its users is ridiculous.

The idea of them owning Netflix does not appeal, although so long as I don't have to use any of their software or hardware it might be tolerable.

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PostRe: Rumour | Apple Looking to Buy Netflix
by JediDragon05 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:23 pm

Jog on apple scum

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