Throughout its history as a public company, Netflix has confounded the critics who've said it'll never survive. Yet, the critics still won't let up. And, yes, they have a scarily compelling story now. Here's why 2011 might prove to be Netflix's toughest one yet.
The mail-order and online movie-rental company said it's shifting its focus to streaming video, raising some prices and launching a streaming-only plan in the U.S. This follows a successful launch of the same plan in Canada. Investors are delighted.