Netflix's Qwikster spinoff
In September 2011, Netflix announced a new plan: it was going to spin off its DVD-by-mail business into something called Qwikster, leaving Netflix as its streaming service. That meant splitting apart user queues and sending them to two different sites to do what they were currently doing in one. They were also raising prices. People did not like either.
Three weeks after announcing the plans, Netflix backtracked, canceling plans for Qwikster, though keeping the price hike.
June 19, 2013 5:40 PM PDT
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