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Netflix’s Reed Hastings exercised $612 m

Netflix’s Reed Hastings exercised $612 million from stock options in 2020

Netflix co-Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings realized $612.13 million from exercising his stock options in 2020, a year of bumper subscription growth for the video-streaming giant. The company, which crossed 200 million subscribers last year as people sought entertainment from home during the Covid-19-imposed lockdowns, saw its shares rise more than 67% in 2020. Hastings […]

Curfew kerfuffle

Curfew kerfuffle

Good evening, E-commerce firms can’t catch a break. After Mumbai and Delhi, coronavirus curfews in Bengaluru are threatening to upend yet another of their lucrative markets. Worse still, they are clueless about what the Karnataka government considers “essentials” and “non-essentials”. Also in this letter: Apple unveils new goodies Infosys on deal hunt Netflix “still working […]

Netflix is rolling out redesigned Kids p...

Netflix is rolling out redesigned Kids profile on TV apps

Bengaluru: Netflix is rolling out a redesigned kids profile on its connected television apps, providing a more personalised viewing experience for young viewers. Starting Tuesday, Netflix Kids profiles will have a new “My Favorites” row at the top of the home screen, that will feature five of the most-watched titles with character pop-outs, thereby making […]

Why the Suez Canal is so important?

Why the Suez Canal is so important?

The 120-mile-long artificial waterway known as the Suez Canal has been a potential flashpoint for geopolitical conflict since it opened in 1869. Now the canal, a vital international shipping passage, is in the news for a different reason: A quarter-mile-long, Japanese-owned container ship en route from China to Europe has been grounded in the canal […]

India says video streaming platforms sho...

India says video streaming platforms should be held responsible for content

India’s technology minister on Thursday said video streaming services have to be “responsible and accountable” for their shows and movies, defending rules introduced last month that regulate such content. India tightened its grip on social media firms such as Facebook and Twitter. The rules, called the “Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code”, also require […]