Netflix Wants to Be HBO, Not Comcast

If Netflix can't beat the cable companies, maybe it should just join them.

This is one of the most interesting pieces of news I've seen in a while: Netflix is looking to hook up with cable companies, allowing them to put a Netflix app on their set-top boxes. Talks are in early stages, so it's too soon to flip out about a sea change in telecoms. But if this moves forward, it will represent a dramatic change in Netflix's strategy -- and possibly a blow to the dreams of cord-cutters everywhere.

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