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Netflix CEO Hastings Joins Microsoft's Board of Directors

26 Mar, 2007 By: Jessica Wolf

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has joined Microsoft Corp.'s board of directors.The computer company voted in the online DVD rental pioneer to become the 10th member of its board. Hastings will serve on Microsoft's board finance committee.Microsoft plans to tap into Hastings' consumer and technology knowledge, according to a statement from chairman Bill Gates.Microsoft's addition of Hastings comes at the same time the company, along with competitor Apple Inc, is increasing video downloading strategies, with services such as Xbox Live.

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