Netflix Cancels Qwikster, Continues to Suck at Marketing

Netflix LogoOh, Netflix. If I didn’t have such a major personal grudge against you, I might even feel sorry for you. Then again, you are a multi-billion dollar company with thousands of employees and I’m currently writing this while sitting in my pajamas and most likely flying high on NeuroSonic beverage…

So, looking forward to renting Netflix DVDs from their spin-off service Qwikster? Think again. Before the separated DVD service has even launched, Netflix has decided to kill the idea. No doubt the wave of ridicule and laughter that followed the announcement of Qwikster helped them to make this decision.

On the online movie service’s blog, they write:

This means no change: one website, one account, one password… in other words, no Qwikster.

While the July price change was necessary, we are now done with price changes.

So, it’s back to for all your online movie service needs, kiddos.

Here’s hoping Netflix implodes under their own stupidity very soon. On a purely personal basis, I would really love to see this company crash and burn under some heavy competition.

Unfortunately, that means Blockbuster has to be relevant again, and I’m not holding my breath. Counting on Blockbuster to do something smart is like waiting for dinosaurs to make a comeback and learn how to ride a bike. It just ain’t a very smart bet…

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