Netflix is Turning 20—But Its Birthday Doesn’t Matter

In fact, today marks the 20th anniversary of the birth of the company—August 29, 1997, is when Reed Hastings, flush off the sale of his company Pure Atria (nee Pure Software), cofounded it with his colleague Marc Randolph. It wasn’t even named Netflix then—it was called Kibble. – Brian Barrett, Jason Parham, Brian Raftery, Peter Rubin & Angela Watercutter, WIRED