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TechLife Australia - - CONTENTS - [ HARRY DOMANSKI ]

NET­FLIX’S MAR­KET CAP HAS SUR­PASSED FOX, SONY AND WARNER BROS BY AL­MOST DOU­BLE

In mid-April, Net­flix’s mar­ket cap rose sig­nif­i­cantly to $146 bil­lion, leav­ing it only $8 bil­lion shy of me­dia lead­ers Dis­ney and Com­cast, and plac­ing it well and truly ahead of the likes of Warner Bros ($76 bil­lion), 21st Cen­tury Fox ($70 bil­lion) and Sony ($64 bil­lion). The rise came hot on the heels of Net­flix’s an­nounce­ment that 7.41 mil­lion cus­tomers had signed up in the first quar­ter of 2018, which was over 1 mil­lion more than it an­tic­i­pated.

HOME PHONES COULD BE HIS­TORY IN LESS THAN 20 YEARS

We could see the death of the home phone as early as the year 2037, ac­cord­ing to re­search con­ducted by finder.com. The num­ber of Aus­tralians re­port­ing that they have a home phone has been steadily fall­ing by more than 3% over the last few years, and cur­rently sits just above 60%. The year 2037 has been reached by ex­trap­o­lat­ing this trend, but of course, fac­tors like the com­pet­i­tive mo­bile net­work and in­fras­truc­ture ne­glect could see this process ac­cel­er­ate.

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