• Business & Finance

    The Netflix trending list is an algorithmic mystery

    When a critically acclaimed series like “The Crown” makes the top ten, it’s not surprising. Other, shall we say more obscure titles, may give you pause. Netflix rarely discloses viewership data but when contacted by CNN, a spokesperson for the streamer said the top ten list is based on actual views. “The top ten row and the trending row are different. The trending row is personalized. The top 10 row is our only non-personalized row and that is purely based on what people are watching in the US,” the spokesperson explained. “[But] I can’t say that people aren’t hearing about  

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  • Fashion & Shopping

    Netflix Online Shop to Sell Products Tied to Shows Like ‘Lupin’

    There will be “Lupin” pillows and Netflix-branded boxer shorts. There will be caps, necklaces, charms and hoodies, all of it for sale at Netflix.shop, a site that goes live on Thursday, when the world’s biggest streaming company plants a flag in the territory of e-commerce. The shopping site gives Netflix a new way to bring in cash after a quarter in which its explosive growth showed signs of slowing down in the increasingly crowded field of streamed entertainment, one that now includes a formidable rival in Disney+. Unlike some of its competitors, including Hulu and HBO Max, Netflix, the home  

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