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July 20, 2016
Netflix plan to conquer world stumbles, for now
San Francisco (AFP) July 19, 2016
The plan by Netflix to conquer the world with its streaming video service is moving slower than expected. Netflix shares skidded 13 percent to close at $85.84 Tuesday, a day after reporting weaker-than-expected growth in its subscriber base. The company said it ended the second quarter with 83 million subscribers, adding 1.7 million. That was well below Netflix's own forecast of 2.5 million additions and lower than many analyst forecasts. Netflix said growth was hurt, especially in the Unite ... read more

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