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It’s the most wonderful time of the week, the time we round up all of the best new iOS game releases of the past seven days. If you even have any spare time for new games that is, considering the deluge of great games we get week in and week out. This week is no different with games like The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands, Read Only Memories: Type-M, The Sims Mobile, and Somewhere: The Vault Papers hitting the App Store. Not to mention that there’s some exciting stuff that’s not quite out in time for this posting like Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear and Keep in Mind: Remastered, so we’ll be sure to give you a heads up when those titles finally arrive. For now though dig into the meaty list of new games below and let us know which ones you’ll be picking up this week.


 

Block Off!

iTunes Description

Tap blocks and make things happen in this fast-paced addictive puzzler!

Block off! puts your mind to the test with 75 great levels to solve

Get the red blocks all to fall by popping, exploding, dashing, growing and tipping physics blocks

Simple one-touch controls mixed with fast fun game-play make for a unique and addicting puzzle experience

Get ready for something new and knock those blocks off!

Forum Thread: Block Off! (by Entity3 Limited)


Blocktactic

iTunes Description

Blocktactic is a strategic score attack game, merging together mechanics from block drop and match-3 type games.

Features:
-Unlockable Blocksets for high score chasers
-Original retro soundtrack
-No IAPs, contains banner ads

How high can you score?

Forum Thread: Blocktactic (by A To Play Ltd.)


The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands

iTunes Description

Build, discover, craft and survive.

Build your settlement in a snowy encampment and manage workers and resource to survive monster attacks during nights. Slowly you will gain access to advanced buildings and crafting options, discover and trade with new civilizations and discover the secrets of the ancients.

Forum Thread: The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands (by Xigma Games)


Cotrio

iTunes Description

Feeling smart? Do you want more from your relax time? Cotrio is a visually stunning love letter to numbers and fuel that will fire up your imagination.

Solve puzzles based on a unique concept. Combine numbers to fill nodes with colors and avoid equal numbers next to each other. Play with numbers, colors, and your own mind.

Pause at any time and step into beautiful animated worlds. Uncover their stories with your touch and device sensors – all set to the soothing sounds of the original soundtrack.

Artfully crafted with attention to every minute detail over the period of two years, Cotrio is a relaxing experience for smart people – make it your own!

Forum Thread: Cotrio (by Bartosz Bialek)


Disc Pop

iTunes Description

Use your fast fingers and reflexes to aim and connect two discs with the same color – Avoid other collisions!

Moving discs spawns from all corners and you can stop and control/aim any disc you choose.

If you enjoy fast-reaction arcade games, you will without doubt be hooked on Disc Pop!

Forum Thread: Disc Pop (by Carl Oberg)


Farm On!

iTunes Description

Grow crops, expand resources, and help your farm live long and prosper – all with just one hand! Interact with and care for cute pets and make delicious recipes! Manage your farm with the tip of your thumb!
Living organic on a farm has never been this convenient!

Harvest food, craft recipes, feed your cute animals and trade with neighbors!
Go fishing or start up a trade business! Keep your farm fresh and beautiful with whimsical decorations!
Farm On! is the perfect game for the multi-tasking, modern day casual farmer on the go!

Forum Thread: Farm On! – Raise crops & build (by EIPIX ENTERTAINMENT)


Gravity Dash

iTunes Description

How far can you go?

Put your twitch skills to the test in Gravity Dash! Prove your worth by overcoming dangerous hazards such as spike pits, sawblades, and guillotines … while dashing through a veritable gauntlet of randomly generated levels. Are you ready to defy the laws of gravity by flipping right-side up (or upside down!) to collect gems and unlock new characters?

Forum Thread: Gravity Dash: Endless Runner (by Jedd Goble)


Heir of Light

iTunes Description

A Dark Fantasy, Collectible RPG

Darkness has overtaken the realm, and the world is in chaos. The only hope to restore light and order lies with you, an Heir of Light. Embark on a crusade to renew a hope that has been lost for generations. Ready your weapon and journey to restore the light of the world!

Forum Thread: HEIR OF LIGHT (by GAMEVIL Inc.)


InterPlanet

iTunes Description

Commander! We are waiting for your order to EXPAND our space base.
Your space base is ready for GALACTIC EXPLORATION & COMBAT your way through the GALAXY!

* CONQUER new planets with your Guild Members to mine new UNIQUE RESOURCES
* UPGRADE your battleships with a variety of PARTS
* DEFEND your space base using variety of TURRETS and MINES!
* LOOT other space bases for resources!
* UPGRADE your battleships and TRAIN your captains for victory!
* PLAN unique combat strategies with countless combinations of BATTLESHIPS and CAPTAINS!
* CREATE or JOIN a guild with your friends to receive BIGGER rewards!
* FIGHT off space pirates!
* EXPLORE the galaxy and MIGRATE to a resource-rich planet!

Forum Thread: InterPlanet (by THUMBAGE)


[It’s a TRAP!]

iTunes Description

5×5 tile turn-based puzzle. Make the strategy to not get trapped between enemies and kill them to save yourself.

The simple rule of the game is to fill all the tiles with either enemies or dead blocks created by killing enemies. Create as many blocks as you can to increase the score.

Forum Thread: [It’s a TRAP!] (by ayush singla)


Mirror Land

iTunes Description

Mirror Land: The world of Summoning
Mirror Land’, a new location-based summoning game
from Magic Cube, the creators of idea-based casual games

No need to search for monsters-
Just summon them to where you are!

A different Fingermon is summoned depending on your location.
Summon the most powerful Fingermon and save the world from the NS Fingermons.

Forum Thread: Mirror Land (by Magic Cube)


Monster Merge

iTunes Description

Drag identical monster together to discover 30 unique species and upgrade your buildings in this highly addictive game! Play minigames to earn more coins, and expand your world.

Forum Thread: Monster Merge (by Umbrella Games)


Planet Commander: Space action

iTunes Description

Take part in interplanetary war in the distant future, when space flight is commonplace. You control a battlecruiser in fights with other users in multiplayer team battles.

In PLANET COMMANDER , you are the captain of an interstellar spaceship. Your galactic fleet starts out with a small cruiser, but as your space base develops, you’ll get to control battleships and even supermassive space cruisers!

Start with a small spaceship, but as your base grows and develops, you’ll graduate to commanding huge battleships and superheavy spaceships. Battle in a galaxy on fire online with real opponents in the multiplayer Space Wars game mode, and develop your space fleet.

Forum Thread: Planet Commander: Space action (by GD Company)


Puzzle Page

iTunes Description

Exercise your brain with a new page of your favourite puzzles delivered to your device every day.

Each day brings a new assortment of word, logic, number and picture puzzles to complete.

You’ll find Crosswords, Sudoku, Wordsearch, Codewords, Picture Cross, Picture Path, Kakuro and more!

Missed a day? Want to find more of your favourite type of puzzle? Use the Calendar view to quickly browse through previous day’s pages.

Forum Thread: Puzzle Page (by AppyNation)


The Quest – Macha’s Curse

iTunes Description

The great wizard Cathbad has summoned you to the Red Branch Knights’ Castle in the kingdom of Ulidia. Queen Maeve of Connacht has invaded Ulidia in search of the magical Brown Bull of Cooley. Her troops have been met by the famous Knights of the Red Branch, led by their hero Cuchulainn.

Both armies so far have suffered great losses but Ulidia’s army has sustained the most. Macha, a vengeful goddess, has struck down many of their warriors with her curse because their King Connor caused her to race his horses, even though she was about to give birth.

The battlefield reeks of the blood of the slain and only you can stop the needless killing. This magical country needs your help. Equip your best gear. You’ve been chosen to be the Defender of Ulidia.

Forum Thread: The Quest – Macha’s Curse (by Redshift/Zarista Games)


Read Only Memories: Type-M

iTunes Description

Read Only Memories: Type-M is a cyberpunk thriller that imagines the challenges of tomorrow through the adventure games of yesterday.

When the world’s first sapient machine falls in with a struggling journalist, the unlikely duo find themselves drawn into the dark places that hide behind the dazzling lights of Neo-San Francisco. The secrets they discover could shake the very foundations of society, and some people would stop at nothing to keep them quiet.

Explore a colorful future metropolis, meet fascinating characters, and uncover a deadly conspiracy. Think carefully about your choices—you never know how they will affect events further down the line.

Forum Thread: Read Only Memories: Type-M (by MidBoss, LLC.)


Reed

iTunes Description

Reed is a tiny creature – the last creation of an old supercomputer.
The old supercomputer is now dying and all of his cubes. He’s getting much slower without them!
Without the supercomputer, the world is going to end.
Can you help Reed and save the world ?
Can you collect all the cubes in the levels?
It will not be easy!

Forum Thread: Reed ^_^ (by Crescent Moon Games/PXLink)


Romance Club: Sails in the Fog

iTunes Description

Romance Club: SAILS IN THE FOG is a sweeping romantic story series about love, pirates and exciting adventures in the Caribbeans.

The life of a young and beautiful girl changes dramatically when she is forced to marry a Spanish nobleman, Don Diego. Helped by a group of rogue pirates, she must restore the honor of the family, take revenge on the offenders, and find a way to stop a mysterious Aztec curse that is about to plunge the world she knows into darkness and chaos!

If you liked Pirates of the Caribbean and you’re a fan of Pride and Prejudice, you’ll love this!

Forum Thread: Romance Club: SAILS IN THE FOG (by Your Story Interactive)


The Sims Mobile

iTunes Description

Express your creativity as you customize your Sims’ distinct appearances and unique personalities, giving them traits and having fun with fashion and hairstyles. Effortlessly build your Sims the perfect home, choosing favorite designs and décor, with more detail than ever before on mobile. Experience the rich and entertaining moments of your Sims’ lives as they accomplish career goals, pursue hobbies, develop relationships, and improve their Lifestyle. Party with friends, fall in love, and establish a legacy. What stories will you tell?

Forum Thread: The Sims Mobile (by Electronic Arts)


Somewhere: The Vault Papers

iTunes Description

You are tasked with helping Cat, a culture journalist caught up in a whistleblowing case.
She reaches out to you via text message, and your job is to guide her through a series of challenges and situations to help her investigate and…stay alive!

Search clues on the Web, face random events, help her find her way using navigation apps, but beware, your choices will have consequences!

The story plays out in real time during several days: you will receive notifications throughout your day as Cat is sending you new messages. You can directly answer or catch up later when you’re available.

Reach one of the different endings and then you’ll be able to jump back to earlier points in the story, see what happens when you make a different choice, and explore different paths.

Forum Thread: Somewhere: The Vault Papers (by Plug In Digital)


Sorority Rites Visual Novel

iTunes Description

‘Sorority Rites Visual Novel’ takes place 3 years before the events of ‘The Last Yandere’ and the award-winning horror game ‘Dere Exe’.

Players get to enjoy a retro arcade game and aim for the highest score at the start of the game, then follow the journey of the main character soon after.

This kinetic visual novel game / arcade game hybrid centers around new school transfer Myles, an 18-year old nobody, and her attempts to succeed at a mysterious initiation ritual. She encounters Venice, the most popular girl on campus, and is forced to stay at a supposedly haunted mansion in order to pass the local sorority’s initiation rites. However, things take a darker turn.

Forum Thread: Sorority Rites Visual Novel (by Darius Immanuel Guerrero)


Spiky Box

iTunes Description

Every time the ball touches the geometric figure, the position and the number of spikes changes. Rotate the figure and don’t let your ball be broken by a spike!

Geometry and minimalism

Each level of the game opens a new geometric shape, inside which the ball will bounce: a square, a hexagon, octagon and more complex polygons. Catch bonuses, that will help to survive or on the contrary will make it a really hard game. Collect points by helping the ball to bounce through spikes, open up new levels and balls.

Forum Thread: Spiky Box – relaxing ball game (by Dmitri Isaenkov)


Squirix

iTunes Description

Squirix is a minimalistic logic puzzle game with handmade challenges where you have to colorize all hexagons to complete each puzzle.

A simple tap colorizes or decolorizes any hexagon. Sounds too easy?
What if all hexagons which are side-by-side to the one you tapped also toggle it’s state? Still sounds too easy?

More gameplay elements are added as the game goes on. It’s one of those games which is simple to play but hard to master.

Completing the challenges in fewer moves lets you earn more stars which could add you to the top of the gamecenter highscore list.

Forum Thread: Squirix (by Daniel Krautwurst)


The Thief of Wishes

iTunes Description

The Thief of Wishes is an interactive book which will take you again into a fairy tale world – where “…and they lived happily ever after” is only one of many possible endings and nothing is as simple as it looks.

The gameplay is focused on traveling between two different worlds (a lovely old town and it’s nightmare version) and choosing one of available actions/questions to make the story progress.

The main protagonist of the app is a brave and book loving girl – Catharine. Her goal is to defend the dream distorted by a mysterious monster, save the villagers, and reveal the secret of the magic Fountain.

Forum Thread: The Thief of Wishes (by All Blue Studio)


uVu – yoU Versus Universe

iTunes Description

‘Clicker meets Shmup! Keep on feeling everlasting “I MADE IT!”‘
Ingredients : Bullets, Lasers, Bombs, Blades, Shurikens, Rapid Fires, Clones, SpaceBugs, Bosses, Coins, Princesses!

“uVu – yoU versus Universe” is a Growing Shoot’emUp with vast Incremental power Ups / size Ups / additional Weapons / time Extends, for iOS.
The player controls the unbreakable fighter against the universe to save his homeland.

Forum Thread: uVu – yoU versus Universe (by Ambrella Co., Ltd.)


Vortex Puzzles: Brain Puzzles

iTunes Description

This is the most interesting puzzle game you have ever had in your hands!
It gives you the power of the stars and gravity at your fingertips.
It is also the most advanced way to train your brain and keep your mind sharp!
Are your smart enough?

Forum Thread: Vortex Puzzles: Brain Puzzles (by Eternal Studio)


Will Hero

iTunes Description

Will Hero is an arcade, action, platformer and rogue-like in one game.

This is an exciting adventure, in which you can dive in any place and at any time!

When Princess gets in trouble, a REAL hero turns into unstoppable maul and makes his way with bombs, kicks and axe.

Forum Thread: Will Hero (by ZPLAY)


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Crescent Moon Games Will Release ‘Reed’, Android-Exclusive Platformer, on iPhone and iPad

Crescent Moon Games is going to publish the Android-exclusive platformer Reed by PXLink on iOS later this year, and it’s going to have iOS gamers wondering what else on Android they’re missing out on. The game’s a bit similar in theme to Cat Bird [Free], though I only bring this title up as a reference, since Reed pre-dates the game. In each level, you have to collect a large floating cube in order to unlock the exit, while trying to survive spikes, dart shooters, breakaway platforms, and wandering enemies. The game does promise some tricky platforming sections, and your only real tool is a double jump, but the game boasts quick restarts so you can get right back in the action after you die.

Reed‘s pixel art is quite impressive. The game has somewhat of a low-resolution, blocky look with thick outlines, but the art still appears incredibly detailed. The game does look like it’s behind an Instagram filter the entire time with the color usage, but it gives the game a different look from the similar Cat Bird. The animation in particular is impressive. The developer put a lot of time and work into making the cube that players have to collect in each level the most impressive object in the game. The cube looks and feels important, and satisfying to collect.

Reed is a fun and challenging platformer, great for pick-up-and-play sessions, or for sitting down and trying to tackle a bunch of platforming challenges for a couple hours. And it comes in at the criminally low price of $ 0.99. Reed should garner attention from Apple and the iOS gaming community, so why wasn’t it on iOS already? Well, apparently the developer only had Android and PC, which made it difficult to release for iOS, since that requires a Mac specifically. And if a developer is making games primarily for the love and not necessarily as a business, well, maybe buying a Mac to release on iOS isn’t the highest priority. Also consider that a game might easily not make its costs for porting and hardware back if it doesn’t gain any traction!

What this means is that Android has plenty of hidden gems to find, as the sheer number of developers that might not have Macs and just want to release a mobile game for fun is incredibly high. Reed shows that some of these titles have the kind of quality that makes them well worth your time and money. If you have an Android device, you can play the game right now for only $ 0.99. If you don’t have an Android, keep an eye out for the Crescent Moon-published iOS release later this year, and check out the thread in the TouchArcade Upcoming Games forum for more details.

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Industry Innovators: Meet Tara Reed, the woman changing the way we think about developing software

You’ve had a brilliant idea for an app, you’re really excited to get it off the ground, one catch, you’ve never coded in your life and the one time you thought you’d give it a go – it felt like a glitch in the Matrix.

Don’t worry, help is at hand – Tara Reed is the founder of Apps Without Code. Tara has a formidable tech background (Google, FourSquare, Microsoft) and has developed her own apps but never learnt to code herself, as we discovered that hasn’t held her back.

Tell us about Apps Without Code.

Apps Without Code is a global education company teaching entrepreneurs how to build profitable apps with limited resources. Our programs are kind of like business school for your start-up idea. We have students in 14 countries. And graduates of our programs have built really awesome apps and licensed them to companies like Coca-Cola or entire school districts in Florida.

How did you get started?

As a business, Apps Without Code sort of happened by accident. I built my first app, Kollecto (Netflix for affordable art), as a non-technical entrepreneur, stringing together a bunch of existing technologies, without writing a single line of code. We had some really great success — we raised $ 300,000 in investment, made $ 150,000 in revenue, and got into the 500 Startups accelerator, in less than a year. But as time went on, it was amazing how many aspiring entrepreneurs came to me asking, “How’d you do that?” There were all kinds of “non-technical” people who wanted to learn how to build apps without code and launch startups on a budget. So a couple years in, I launched a second company called Apps Without Code. Today we run a startup school for entrepreneurs and also partner with nonprofits, universities, and corporations on entrepreneurship training programs.

What are the main benefits of creating an App without code?

There’s nothing wrong with coding, but it doesn’t make sense for everyone. It takes most people a long time (a few years) to get proficient enough in a coding language to build their full app idea. But the tech industry moves really fast. So 1-2 years is a long time to wait before you launch your business idea. Also, outsourcing the work to professional developers can be super expensive and if you’re not technical, it is super difficult to translate your creative vision to an affordable developer.

Building your own app without code means you can bring your product to market in a few weeks. It also means you can be really scrappy and efficient, and develop your app at a fraction of the cost. So it’s really an attractive option for bootstrapping entrepreneurs who aren’t backed by investors.

You’ve previously said concentrating on code can be a disadvantage to the consumer, is the customer journey your primary motivation?

The customer journey is definitely part of it. Building an app without code means you can respond to user feedback almost immediately, without the cost and time associated with traditional software development, which ultimately means a better product and experience for your customers.

You previously worked at Google, Foursquare and Microsoft – what inspired you to set out on your own?

I’d been kicking around my own app ideas while I was working at Microsoft, but I never thought of myself as an entrepreneur, and it was difficult to see how I would ever get something off the ground. Then one day a close friend and mentor said to me, “Tara, you are way too smart to not be taking more risks.” I cried when he told me that. And the next month I was on a plane to New York City to start a Bootcamp program for people wanting to start a side business. Kollecto was born from that process, and I left Microsoft shortly thereafter.

You are helping a host of entrepreneurs to create their own tech empires, any we should keep an eye out for?

There are so many amazing ideas that our Bootcamp students and alumni are working on. Many of our most successful students are actually “tech outsiders” — they don’t have much if any experience working in the tech world, but they have a ton of experience and expertise in other areas, like health care, or manufacturing, or education. One of our alumni saw a problem in the manufacturing industry and developed an app to streamline processes. A few months later, he was able to quit his job, and he’s already landed a contract with Coca-Cola for his app. This is life-changing stuff and it’s happening every single day.

What advice would you give to aspiring app developers who would be keen to follow your example?

I attribute a lot of our success to a willingness to fail. I’m always pushing my team to experiment. Most of the time, it doesn’t work out, but we learn from it and do better the next time. So I always tell other aspiring entrepreneurs and app builders, just go for it. Don’t wait. Just get something in front of people and see what happens.

How important has mobile technology been to spread your message?

It’s huge. Not only are we helping entrepreneurs develop mobile apps, but we’re also actively connecting with people that way. Instagram, for instance, is one of our most effective marketing channels. And in February we’re hosting an online conference that entrepreneurs can attend from literally anywhere.

Where can we find out more about Apps Without Code?

You can learn more about the Bootcamp program at AppsWithoutCode.com. We also run a free online workshop for people interested in building apps without code, and you can sign up for that at workshop.appswithoutcode.com as well.

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Yes, that’s Netflix CEO Reed Hastings wearing an ugly Christmas sweater on his earnings call

Guess why?

Netflix added more than 5.5 million subscribers last quarter. It will spend as much as $ 8 billion on content next year.

But we’re not writing about that now. We’re writing about Reed Hastings. And his sweater.

Which is what the Netflix CEO wants us to write about. Since he and the rest of his executive team donned “Stranger Things”-themed light up sweaters at the end of their Q3 earnings call today.

Scroll ahead to the 40-minute mark if you want to see for yourself:

Why? Theoretically, because the second season of “Stranger Things” starts October 27, and he wanted to remind us about that. And the fact that we can buy “Stranger Things” light up sweaters from Target for $ 33 a pop. (Note: No affiliate links were used in the production of this blog post.)

But Netflix doesn’t need to remind anyone about “Stranger Things” — it’s a giant hit for the streaming service, and one it is already promoting extensively.

Let’s just chalk this one up to the fact that Hastings is partial to goofy sweaters — he wore one in a 2015 call, to promote “Bojack Horseman”, which did need a push — and that Netflix stock is at an all-time high.

And yes, it’s fun to write about goofy sweaters.

And no, we’re not buying one.


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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings told Peter Thiel that his support of Trump made Facebook look bad

It always comes back to emails.

Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix, told venture capitalist Peter Thiel in an email during the 2016 presidential election that Thiel had displayed “catastrophically bad judgment” for his support of Donald Trump. The two Facebook board members’ previously unreported spat shows just how isolated Thiel’s politics have made him in Silicon Valley.

That’s via the New York Times, which reported Tuesday that Hastings, the chair of Facebook’s Board of Directors committee that evaluates other board members, told Thiel that he could suffer professionally for his politics.

“I see our board being about great judgment, particularly in unlikely disaster where we have to pick new leaders,” Hastings wrote in an email dated August 14 obtained by the Times. “I’m so mystified by your endorsement of Trump for our President, that for me it moves from ‘different judgment’ to ‘bad judgment.’ Some diversity in views is healthy, but catastrophically bad judgment (in my view) is not what anyone wants in a fellow board member.”

Thiel, a proudly contrarian investor, gave millions to super PACs that supported Trump and spoke on his behalf at the Republican National Convention just a few weeks before Hastings sent his note. The email seems to complicate what Thiel said in the final days before the election — that despite his advocacy for Trump, his “close working business relationships, I think all those are very well intact.”

Thiel said at the National Press Club in October that his “company,” at least, had not “in any meaningful way” experienced blowback from consumers or vendors.


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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings: The full Code interview video

Watch Hastings talk about binge watching, live sports and Facebook.

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has built a business on binge watchers — which may explain why the company isn’t having as much luck with movies as it is with television shows.

“Binge viewing is a very novel thing that we pioneered, and there’s no movie equivalent,” Hastings explained onstage last week at Recode’s annual Code Conference in Southern California.

Hastings also talked about why Netflix isn’t chasing after live sports rights, and the potential competition he may soon face from Facebook, which is pushing into its own original videos. (Hastings is on Facebook’s board.)

“There’s not a big conflict yet,” Hastings said. “We’re not bidding on the same shows. So not a big deal there.”

You can watch the entire interview here:


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Facebook and Netflix aren’t bidding on the same original videos, says Netflix CEO and Facebook board member Reed Hastings

“There’s not a big conflict yet.”

Facebook is trying to get into original video, including episodic content like the kind of stuff you might see on TV.

That’s a business that Netflix CEO Reed Hastings knows well. His company makes billions distributing other people’s shows and creating their own popular series, like “Breaking Bad.”

That would seemingly make Netflix and Facebook competitors, and put Hastings, who is on Facebook’s board of directors, in a tight spot.

That’s not the case, according to Hastings.

“There’s not a big conflict yet,” Hastings said Wednesday at Recode’s annual Code Conference. “They’re not doing ‘House of Cards.’ We’re not bidding on the same shows. So not a big deal there.”

The keyword there may be “yet,” as it seems logical that as Facebook pushes further into original content, it will eventually cross paths with Netflix, though it sounds as though they’ll be utilizing different business models. Facebook plans to make money from its original videos through advertising, the same way it makes nearly all of its revenue.

Netflix, on the other hand, uses a subscription model and doesn’t have plans to change that.

“We’re committed to an ad-free experience,” Hastings said.


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How to watch Netflix CEO Reed Hastings live today

Hastings will be interviewed live by Peter Kafka from our Code Conference.

Ten years ago, Netflix’s Reed Hastings didn’t have a streaming business; now he has more than 93 million subscribers in 190 countries. With his Netflix Originals, he has set his sights on everyone who makes and sells video: Hollywood, U.S. TV networks and TV distributors around the world.

You can tune in to watch his live interview from our Code Conference stage today, May 31, at 9:30 am PT / 12:30 pm ET.


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