Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Our.News fights misinformation with a ‘nutrition label’ for news stories – TechCrunch

A startup called Our.News is working to make its users smarter consumers of the news. In other words, it’s confronting some big, seemingly intractable problems. For one thing, there’s a tremendous...

Netflix begins streaming in AV1 on Android – TechCrunch

Netflix announced this week that it has started to stream titles in AV1 on Android in what could significantly help the two-year-old media codec gain wider adoption. The world’s biggest...

NBC partners with Snapchat on four daily shows for 2020 Tokyo Olympics – TechCrunch

Snapchat and NBC Olympics are again teaming up to produce customized Olympics content for users in the U.S. — this time, for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics this summer. The companies...

Netflix goes to the Oscars – TechCrunch

When this year’s Academy Award nominations were announced on Monday, Netflix received 24 nominations — the most of any Hollywood studio. That’s thanks in large part to “The Irishman,” which received 10...

Hulu is down – TechCrunch

Less than one month after a major Hulu outage, Hulu is down again. We’ve been seeing reports on Twitter of Hulu streaming issues. It appears the issues have been ongoing...

Gal Gadot and Chris Pine are back in the first trailer for ‘Wonder Woman...

Despite the financial success of the goofily likable “Aquaman,” Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman” probably remains the biggest draw in DC’s Extended Universe. She’s returning to big screens next year in...

Spotify turns its personalization technology to podcasts with launch of Your Daily Podcasts –...

Spotify is taking the personalization technology that powers its music playlists, like Discover Weekly and Daily Mix, and turning it to podcasts. The company announced this morning the launch of...

Disney officially launches its streaming ‘crown jewel,’ Disney+ – TechCrunch

The centerpiece of Disney’s streaming strategy is here. After an initial test in the Netherlands, Disney+ is officially launching in the United States and Canada today, with a lineup of original...

Spotify’s podcasting app Anchor now helps you make trailers – TechCrunch

Spotify’s simple podcasting suite, Anchor, is today introducing a new feature designed to help creators promote their podcast: trailers. On the Anchor app for iOS and Android, podcasters will now...

Sony to shut down PlayStation Vue on January 30, 2020 – TechCrunch

Sony’s live TV streaming service, PlayStation Vue, is shutting down. The service will no longer be available as of January 30, 2020, the company announced today. The news comes...

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