Netflix wants to kill buffering dead

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  • Netflix has spent the last year expanding to virtually the entire world and has transformed itself from a DVD-by-mail service into a video streaming juggernaut with 94 million subscribers.
  • A lot of those customers watch its library of videos on their phones, which is largely why Hastings was at the conference.
  • On data caps: Hastings complimented some of the new unlimited data plans that offer limits on speed as a way to contain the strain on the network.
  • Netflix has invested in getting quality video delivered to a phone with just 500 kilobits per second of data speed, Hastings said.
  • On the future: Netflix attempts to learn about new trends and adapt to them rather than to commit to one vision of the future, Hastings said.

CEO Reed Hastings thinks it’ll go the way of the old dial tone noise for internet access. He also weighs in on piracy, artificial intelligence and more.
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