Amazon once offered to buy Netflix for $12 million, book says
Jeff Bezos might have saved his company some money — and a lot of trouble — had he not tried to lowball Netflix back in 1999.
Netflix CEO tried to negotiate to keep Amazon out of the DVD mail-order rental business, according to an upcoming book.
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According to “Netflixed,” a history of the DVD-and-streaming pioneer that’s due to go on sale Thursday, founders Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph met with the Amazon CEO in 1999, after he indicated he might want to partner with Netflix in some way.
“Hastings also wanted to discuss selling Netflix to Amazon if the price…
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