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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.

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The coronavirus is starting to crush some hospitals

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Some states are seeing dangerous levels of coronavirus hospitalizations, with hospitals warning that they could soon become overwhelmed if no action is taken to slow the spread.

Why it matters: Patients can only receive good care if there's enough care to go around — which is one reason why the death rate was so much higher in the spring, some experts say.

Scoop: The Lincoln Project is becoming a media business

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

The Lincoln Project is looking to beef up its media business after the election, sources tell Axios.

Driving the news: The group recently signed with the United Talent Agency (UTA) to help build out Lincoln Media and is weighing offers from different television studios, podcast networks and book publishers.

Trump, Biden strategies revealed in final ad push

Data: Bully Pulpit Interactive; Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios

President Trump is pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into Facebook ads on the Supreme Court and conservative judges in the final stretch of his campaign, while Joe Biden is spending over a million on voter mobilization, according to an analysis by Axios using data from Bully Pulpit Interactive.

The big picture: Trump's Facebook ad messaging has fluctuated dramatically in conjunction with the news cycle throughout his campaign, while Biden's messaging has been much more consistent, focusing primarily on health care and the economy.