Netflix will stream more than 1 billion hours in Q4

Netflix may have had some troubles keeping its customers on board, but streaming usage has nonetheless been growing: The company’s CEO Reed Hastings revealed during an investors conference Tuesday that Netflix is now streaming “well over a billion hours” to its subscribers per quarter.

Amazon Streaming: A Ploy to Get You to Buy More Stuff?

New evidence has turned up suggesting Amazon will roll out a subscription streaming video service tied to users’ Amazon Prime accounts. By offering such a service, the retailer is not just taking on Netflix, but creating an incentive for those viewers to buy more stuff.