Elise Amendola / AP

Netflix surpasses expectations

The movie streaming service said on Wednesday that it added 5.8 million new paying subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2016—much more than 4.5 million it predicted it would add this quarter. Netflix now has 93.8 million members (paying and non-paying) worldwide.

Between the lines: ~5 million of those new members are from outside the U.S., which particularly pleased Wall Street. It showed investors the company won't be limited to its home country despite much of its original content being produced in English.

Lyft wins the hearts of drivers over Uber

Confirming common anecdotes, a new survey conducted by the Rideshare Guy blog found that more drivers say they're happy working for Lyft (75.8%) than Uber (49.4%), and make more per hour on average ($17.50 versus $15.68).

Notable: The survey did support some of the Uber and Lyft's claims, including that flexibility is important to drivers—came in second, after their pay.

It also showed that driving for such services provides less than half of most drivers' income, which backs up the companies' claim that most drivers only spend a few hours a week work for them.

Go deeper

Updated 2 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 11:30 a.m. ET: 11,304,534 — Total deaths: 531,659 — Total recoveries — 6,111,195Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 11:30 a.m. ET: 2,841,124 — Total deaths: 129,689 — Total recoveries: 894,325 — Total tested: 34,858,427Map.
  3. States: Photos of America's pandemic July 4 ICU beds in Arizona hot spot near capacity.
  4. Public health: U.S. coronavirus infections hit record highs for 3 straight days.
  5. Politics: Trump extends PPP application deadlineNew Jersey gov. wants national face mask requirement
  6. World: Mexican leaders call for tighter border control as infections rise in U.S.
  7. Sports: 31 MLB players test positive as workouts resume.
  8. 1 📽 thing: Drive-in movie theaters are making a comeback.
3 hours ago - Sports

Sports return stalked by coronavirus

Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Austin Meadows bumps elbows Friday during a workout at Tropicana Field. Photo: Kim Klement/USA Today Sports via Reuters

When MLB teams arrived at the ballpark this weekend for the first summer workouts of 2020, the comforting sounds of baseball brought smiles to players' faces.

Between the lines: Even the loudest crack of the bat couldn't mask the eerie silence or distract from the ever-present coronavirus threat.

4 hours ago - Health

239 scientists call on WHO to recognize coronavirus as airborne

People walk at the boardwalk in Venice Beach. Photo: Apu Gomes/AFP via Getty Images

A group of 239 scientists in 32 countries is calling for the World Health Organization to revise its recommendations to account for airborne transmission as a significant factor in how the coronavirus spreads, the New York Times reports.

The big picture: The WHO has said the virus mainly spreads via large respiratory droplets that fall to the ground once they've been discharged in coughs and sneezes. But the scientists say evidence shows the virus can spread from smaller particles that linger in air indoors.