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Netflix hits 50 million subscribers worldwide
Netflix hits 50 million subscribers worldwide

Netflix Inc. has hit the 50-million member milestone. The Los Gatos, Calif., on-demand video company said Monday that 50.05 million people around the world now subscribe to its online service, after it added 1.69 million members in the quarter that ended June 30. In the United States alone, the company's subscriber count has grown to 36 million thanks to original programming such as the women's prison drama "Orange Is the New Black," the second season of which became available for users in June.  The company has drawn more subscribers by investing heavily in shows for its own service, including the political drama "House of Cards" starring Kevin...