Netflix : is this the beginning of the end? Netflix was always vulnerable to a strategic squeeze by retailers on one side and the true technological disruption of Tivo. Still, not bad for a business based on a dubious patent and an expected shelf life of less than a few years. It also helps that a clueless hollywood is unable to create a real digital media business. But the future is sure on its way...look at Akimbo, or example (via Paidcontent).