Netflix: History, Founding, and Controversies

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In 1997, Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph founded Netflix, Inc. The video-rental company has undergone a significant amount of changes since those early days.

The Founding of Netflix: How It Happened

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In Scotts Valley, California, Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph decided to found an online company. 

The History of Netflix: What to Know

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1990s: DVDs By Mail

The timeline of Netflix starts in 1997. At first, the company provided a subscription-based service to offer DVD rentals by mail.

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2000s: Going Public

John Antioco, the former CEO of Blockbuster, laughed during the meeting to discuss purchasing Netflix for $50 million.

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