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The Netflix Prize: How a $1 Million Contest Changed Binge-Watching Forever

Published On 07/07/2017 Published On 07/07/2017
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The Netlifx Prize Home Page | Netflix/NetflixPrize.com
"Hastings was a tech-age Willy Wonka letting any curious hacker into his digital Chocolate Factory"
Medals from Prize Ceremony in New York | Getty Images/Jason Kempin/Staff Editorial
"They needed that sense of camaraderie to jump the competition's major hurdles. Like Napoleon Dynamite."
Placard at Netflix Prize Ceremony | Getty Images/Jason Kempin/Staff Editoria
The Winners of the Netflix Prize | Getty Images/Jason Kempin/Staff Editoria
"'That 20 minutes was worth a million dollars.'"
The Netflix Prize Discussion Forum | Netflix/NetflixPrize.com