Will Qwikster Stop Netflix's Slide?

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On today's edition of MarketFoolery, the daily podcast from The Motley Fool, we discuss the following topics:

  • In just over two months, shares of Netflix (NAS: NFLX) have been fallen more than 50%.  CEO Reed Hastings apologized for how the company mishandled the recent rate-increase announcement and unveiled Qwikster, the new home of the Netflix DVD-by-mail service. 

    At a time when Apple, Amazon.com (NAS: AMZN) and others are increasingly consolidating their online offerings, why is Netflix betting on separate business divisions for DVDs and streaming? 
  • After surveying thousands of customers and consulting a host of experts, including a pickle chemist, Wendy's (NYS: WEN) is re-inventing the hamburger. How worried should McDonald's (NYS: MCD) be? Our analysts think the Golden Arches are safe for the time being and offer up their own recommendations for the best place for you to find a burger.  

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