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Oct. 14 (Bloomberg) –- Pacific Crest Securities’ Andy Hargreaves discusses Netflix’s holding talks on cable partnerships and its rivalry with HBO. He speaks with Jon Erlichman on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)

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Theory and temperance go, welcome to the late addition of "bloomberg west" will recover the stores are shaping your world.

Innovation, technology, and the future of business.

Could netflix be coming to your cable box?

They are and talk with multiple cable companies including comcast and time warner cable.

New revelations about the early days of twitter as they say the ceo was actually fired when he was ceo well back in 2010. we look at the claim.

It is one of the biggest names in travel book, expedia.

The ceo is commenting on how tech is changing travel.

We will be getting to those stories in just a necessary first, a quick check on the latest developments in washington.

Leading senators are expressing optimism that a deal may get done soon to raise the shutdown.

Senators are said to be working on the details.

Phil mattingly joins us from washington.

Could this really be a ray of sunshine?

It comes five days after torrential downpour.

What we have had with that optimism is the emergence of possible details worked out with harry reid and senate minority leader he -- senate minority leader rich -- mitch mcconnell.

It would raise it until january 7 and reopen the government until mid-january.

They would need to report back by december 15 on a broader budget agreement.

There are also a couple of other details about delays to specific health care provisions.

After weeks where it seem like you're getting no pathway for work, the outlines are there.

Is the white house supportive?

Officials tell me they are very aware of what harry reid has been doing during these negotiations.

They feel very comfortable with and serving as the point man.

They are not going to come out and endorse a proposal.

They do know they are with harry reid on this.

What he comes up with is likely going to be something they can support.

What about the republican-led house?

Are they going to go along with it?

This remains the big hurdle.

We know that speakers john diener and melt with mitch mcconnell.

What comes out of the conference is often various and will determine what the house decides to do if they decide to except with the senate has negotiated.

We're looking at a deadline of october 17. not a lot of wiggle room for john boehner to work with.

Phil mattingly, thank you so much for that update.

Now to the battle for your living room.

Netflix has been called a cable killer.

Companies may be on the verge of embracing their one-time enemy.

Netflix is in early talks to add it at two boxes of comcast, time warner cable, and regional players as well.

That's according to three people familiar with the matter.

It could be a win-win.

Cable operators may be able to use dos extend this by adding netflix.

John ehrlichman has more on how such a deal could be structured in today's area.

With netflix in, would they be able to agree on a revenue- sharing agreement tied to this?

He covers netflix or securities.

He joins us from portland.

Let's start with whether you think this is a reality.

Do you think this is going to happen?

I think it will happen eventually.

I am surprised it didn't. and simmers like netflix.

They like cable.

They like them or when they can access them both.

At the same time there are a variety of factors that could stands in the way.

Who gets the money?

Does netflix get to keep the eight bucks a month as arty charging?

What happens with revenue sharing?

That has probably been one of the impediments and one of the reasons we have not seen a deal.

I think netflix probably have a standing offer on the table for most companies is that you can offer our service if you want.

There is no share.

Ultimately, i think there will be some cable companies that come to the conclusion that allowing netflix in is not that huge of a risk.

On the plus side, we get customer satisfaction.

Can it be a hedge for the cable operators who do offer broadband?

In but for the ones they do they say you can get some netflix.

It is a change in attitude.

Historically they have had the distribution channels.

If your hbo or stars or whoever, you have to pay them a revenue share to get access.

Now netflix is not have to pay anybody.

They can go anywhere that the internet goes.

You have to have a change in the mindset.

We cannot charge them for this anymore.

We have to think about it a little differently.

I think that will happen.

He mentioned hbo.

What should hbo think of this?

What should the cable companies think about what hbo thinks about?

Hbo should think that netflix is showing like they have showed that consumers will pay for good content.

They will pay for content they can access easily.

What hbo does with that you will have to ask them.

They stay committed to the distribution channel.

They do not show any signs of going away from that.

For now it seems like they will continue to attract more.

It has been quite lucrative.

Netflix just announced another original series that will be coming, this one from the creators of damages and the sony television studios will be making this show.

Do you think netflix will be outpacing hbo in the creation of original shows?

To a certain extent they have to.

They have a lot of catch up to play.

Hbo has been doing that for a decade.

Netflix just started.

They are going to have to have a higher pace of original show development so they can build their library up to an hbo type of level.

They have been successful at it so far.

They're probably feeling good about their ability.

A lot to watch for.

We appreciate your information.

Thank you.

Was be twitter ceo briefly fired from the company before becoming ceo?

That and more when "bloomberg west" returns.

You can also watch a streaming on your tablet and phone.

? this is "bloomberg west"." twitter has released a new scheduled tweet feature.

Today marketers using the products can schedule regular or promoted tweet for specific dates and times of up to two in the year in advance.

They're also introducing a new created tab for users to create a managed schedule.

The story of twitter's early days is getting a lot more interesting thinking to the new book "hacking twitter." there are claims that decosta low was briefly fired -- dick costolo was briefly fired in 2010. the decision was made to fire costello.

The children having terminated.

When he followed up with an e- mail, he was told the board had changed their mind.

In weeks, williams was out of ceo and costolo was the replacement.

What do you make of all of this drama?

There is so much drama in this.

It doesn't look like he may not have been part of the twitter story.

He has been so essential to really making the company what it is today.

For what it is, people were not sure.

How did he put into this.

Many consider him to be the sheryl sandberg of facebook.

He is the one that was able to bring get from there.

He was less than 30 million.

Laster there was more than 300 million.

He certainly have a lot to do with that.

Given the story, now this is going public, shouldn't they be confident?

They should be watching to see what the company does to retain top talent.

When faithful -- facebook what public we sell disputes about who invented what and he was owed money.

Hopefully, we do not see the same here.

What do you make of this whole scheduled tweet development?

Regular users of twitter have had the ability to do this through tweet deck which twitter actually owns.

They have been able to schedule their tweets.

This is the capability we are giving their advertisers but everyone else has had the ability to do for a while.

This is good.

The book about twitter is scheduled to come out the week that twitter could go public.

Is there any concern that the book and all of the drama that he has promised will be in it could detract from the ipo itself or worry investors?

Twitter cannot do much to say or defend.

Everything they can tell the public is in their f-1 filing.

They have not said anyone about the book.

Dorsey has had a couple of things about i didn't know this.

He was consider the forgotten founder.

There has been a little bit of back and forth and drama and built in is a risk to their publicity.

I certainly cannot wait to read it.

Thank you very much.

Thank you.

Meet the solar industry's newest superheroes.

The robots making energy more efficient.

That is next on "bloomberg west" ." ? welcome back.

You can also catch our earlier edition at 10:00 p.m. cystic.

This is still ripe for automation and innovation.

Qbotix is positioning itself to be the superhero.

The machine the company called captain america.

Robots are basking in the light of yet another industry.

Solar, a sector with historically high barriers to entry has seen a germanic decrease in overhead.

Paving the way for innovation.

The economics has fundamentally changed.

Why is this an ideal fit for robotics?

Ideally, they are down.

It just deal with solar panels.

Enter a start up securing the solar industry with that the company calls botsm.

Is that captain america?

Yes.

Quite how does it identify how they should move the panel?

It is smart.

Is using gps technology.

It goes from one to the next every 45 minutes and turned to the sun.

Making a just like a son f -- fun flower.

-- sun flower.

Behind this is the old way of doing things.

It uses a lot of steel.

It is twice as expensive.

Systems are just a few years old.

The real proof will be in their ability to last.

The major challenges are so that last a full lifetime.

Which is how many years?

20-25. that is a very big challenge.

Let's go see where they are made.

This is really where captain america was made?

Yes.

This is one of the motherboards which is part of the brains of the system.

This coordinate the activities of the robot.

Compare this computer to your average commercial laptop era to this one will be out in the field in extreme temperatures for a very long time.

Solbot is only operational in certain fields.

How revolutionary will this be?

People will look back and say we have this gigantic nuclear reactor in the sky called the sun which has millions of years left.

Why don't we use it?

Rachel crane, bloomberg.

Sobots are up and running in five fields.

They are set to build 20 more by the end of this year.

Now to a startup hoping to make booking appointments for everything from haircuts to oil changes easier.

It lets users a book and change appointment online through a newly launched smartphone app.

Ethan anderson joins me now in the studio.

A simple way is that is basically for opentable but everything but restaurants.

Exactly.

One of the big differences is opentable has their own program.

This connects to all the calendars that are out there in the marketplace the hundreds of thousands of small businesses are using.

You can book massages, haircuts, oil changes.

My guess is that a service like this will live and die by the type of appointments that are available.

My favorite yoga places not on there i will not use it.

We came up with a clever way to bootstrap the startup.

Several thousand businesses signed up right away.

You can have real-time visibility to the calendar and book and purchase 24/7. but there are 2 million businesses in our categories across the united states.

We have not gotten to them yet.

We came up with an idea of we will both be appointment for free.

All you do is request an appointment from any of 2 million businesses or at, say you want a facial or haircut, within a minute or two you'll have a response back from our team that your appointment is confirmed.

We have someone in the background is calling the business.

On that call we asked them to connect the counters and next time you do not have to call them.

That is when you get that business.

Exactly.

They are more likely to sign up because we just brought them a customer and they haven't even signed up.

Imagine if you signed up in all your prices were properly connected.

People would let it.

Why don't you connector calendar for free.

You have a team of human beings in india, right?

All of the team is in san francisco.

As he get bigger, we probably will take some of the more menial tasks overseas.

The ultimate goal is to have every business connector calendar system to my time so no one has to call.

That is just bootstrapping.

How many employees do you have making phone calls?

We have about 10 and we are growing every single day.

Coming people are using it so far?

About 3000 businesses signed up right away.

Many thousands of their customers are using my time.

Not only to book the businesses they know but to discover who is available for something they need pure before i came on the show, i need a haircut so i just use it to figure who around me have it open haircut.

I saw all the availabilities.

I booked and purchase something and just walked in.

There are competitors like somewhat similar for doctors.

One big difference between is that we are e-commerce.

When you get an uber you paid for through the app.

Your payment goes through mytime and your payment is booked.

Every time we bring them a new customer we take a commission.

How much?

40% the first time and only 3% every time thereafter.

One thing that is cool is you can save a ton of money eared the businesses hate their calendar.

That means -- open time in their calendar.

They can build the times that are hard for them to fail.

What industries are using the most from?

Care question beauty?

The beauty space is super popular.

We are also finding great traction and the medical and dental space.

We are talking about chiropractors, massage the edge -- the sausage -- massages.

More than ever consumers are using their smartphone to book and manage travel.

That is forcing on my booking site to adjust.

Find out how will we see what the ceo of expedia -- when we speak with the ceo of expedia coming up.

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