Boxing analogy time: Netflix wins round 2
This clever and accurate analysis from forbes.com backs up what we at Kiosk.net have been reporting for the past couple months. The competition over DVD rental market share is a 3 round heavyweight bout, and Netflix has won round 1 and, now, round 2. Competition is easing up from all fronts: Amazon is thinking maybe they wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t push their US rental service after all and Netflix has already weathered the worst of the Blockbuster Online pricing war and emerged victorious. In the next four to six quarters I wager that Netflix will issue the knockout punch to all of its competitors. You can quote me on that.
But, like I said before, nothing lasts forever, so it may be up to a young buck to challenge Ã¢â‚¬Ëœflix for the title. Then again, maybe competition will just come from an unlikely source. Nobody knows for sure; itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the fuuuuutuuuure!
Update: Another article from Forbes: Hastings acknolwedges Netflix superiority