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Comment: Re:$30 per month (Score 1) 216

by vilanye (#49617397) Attached to: Netflix Is Betting On Exclusive Programming

I year or two ago I looked at one of their public reports

DVD's by mail brings in more revenue and has a higher profit margin than streaming. Like 800% more.

If you notice how little they charge for streaming and the size of all their content-rights contracts it isn't surprising.

That is why I was shocked that they tried to spin off their DVD service.

Comment: Re:Sometimes you can't (Score 1) 131

by vilanye (#49490655) Attached to: How Mission Creep Killed a Gaming Studio

They were working on a contract and MS violated it by walking away.

They will get sued over this and lose.

Moral of the story: Never work with MS ever.

I know an owner of a small SaaS shop who outstanding with DB's.He wrote some extensions to SQL Server and MS licensed it for 1 specific version. They ended up putting it in all their versions and MS paid for it in court.

The idea that the small guy can not successfully fight MS in court is wrong.

Chairman of the Bored.