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Netflix Nixes DVD Spinoff

Another day, another strategic swerve from Netflix. The company announced that, contrary to its announcement last month, DVD rentals and streaming will stay on the same site. “It is clear that for many of our members two websites would make things more difficult, so we are going to keep Netflix as one place to go for streaming and DVDs,” said the company. “This means no change: one website, one account, one password … in other words, no Qwikster.” Last month Netflix announced it would separate its DVD-by-mail service and its streaming service into two separate companies, frustrating customers already annoyed about the company's recent price hike.