The unspoken reasons employees don’t want remote work to end

 
Good morning! For all the attention paid to movies, TV, and streaming services, video games are a much bigger business. With that in mind, it's no surprise that Netflix, the streaming giant, would look to gaming to jumpstart growth. (The company is expected to add far fewer subscribers this year after a record 2020.) But video games have long proved challenging for entertainment companies: Netflix may envy Fortnite, but success is far from assured. In advance of Netflix's second quarter earnings on Tuesday afternoon during which it will likely face questions about its strategy, senior writer Nicole LaPorte explores why video games are not going to solve whatever ails Netflix, as it searches for a power up to excite investors and would-be subscribers.
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