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Rise of Netflix Wins Fans, Enemies

Netflix, the mail-order DVD rental service, has become a reliable part of many movie fans' lives. It delivers DVDs promptly from a large library and doesn't charge late fees. The resulting popularity is making life difficult for slumping rental chains like Blockbuster. But after the rise of Netflix stock, some think its price has been bid up too enthusiastically. NPR's Laura Sydell reports.

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Laura Sydell fell in love with the intimate storytelling qualities of radio, which combined her passion for theatre and writing with her addiction to news. Over her career she has covered politics, arts, media, religion, and entrepreneurship. Currently Sydell is the Digital Culture Correspondent for NPR's All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, and NPR.org.