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The best Black Friday 2020 gaming deals include Nintendo Switch bundle and discounts on new games like "Assassin's Creed Valhalla"

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. We collected the best Black Friday gaming deals of 2020 we've found online so far. Julian Stratenschulte / Picture Alliance via Getty Images Black Friday gaming deals on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, and PC are now live.Despite low stock on consoles, Black Friday 2020 is delivering some great deals on Nintendo and PlayStation exclusive games, and the lowest prices we've seen on some popula...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Deals, Black Friday, Gaming, Microsoft, Video Games, US, Trends, Tech, Walmart, Tech Deals, Best Buy, Netflix, Playstation, Sony


GameStop's Black Friday deals include up to 55% off of Switch, PS4, and Xbox One games as well as an exclusive collectible Nintendo Switch bundle

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. GameStop; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider GameStop's Black Friday sale is now on, offering major discounts on games, game consoles, accessories, collectibles, and more. The most notable deals include up to 55% off of some Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One games, a Nintendo Switch collectible bundle, and PC gaming accessories.For more deals coverage, check out our Black Friday 2020 shopping guide he...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Deals, Black Friday, Gaming, Video Games, Xbox One, Trends, Tech, Tech Deals, Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo, Ps4, Gamestop, Miles Morales


The best Black Friday gaming deals of 2020 include 50% off Nintendo Switch and PlayStation exclusives, and discounts on new games like "Assassin's Creed Valhalla"

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. We collected the best Black Friday gaming deals of 2020 we've found online so far. Julian Stratenschulte / Picture Alliance via Getty Images Black Friday tech deals are underway at several major retailers, bringing gaming discounts for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, and PC gamers.Though the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S all launched earlier this month, stock for the new co...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Deals, Black Friday, Gaming, Microsoft, Video Games, US, Trends, Tech, Walmart, Tech Deals, Best Buy, Netflix, Playstation, Sony


TikTok’s epic rise and stumble

TikTok’s rise in the West is unprecedented for any Chinese tech company, and so is the amount of attention it has attracted from politicians worldwide. Below is a timeline of how TikTok grew from what some considered another “copycat” short video app to global dominance and eventually became a target of the U.S. government. 2012-2017: The emergence of TikTok These years were a period of fast growth for ByteDance, the Beijing-based parent company behind TikTok. Originally launched in Chin...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Facebook, Asia, Instagram, Microsoft, Entertainment, Navy, California, Washington, Government, China, America, Tech, Walmart


Rockstar programmer: Rivers Cuomo finds meaning in coding

“Hi, I’m Rivers from the band, Weezer,” Rivers Cuomo says with a slight smile and a wave. He turns away from the camera for a bit, before launching into his best infomercial pitch. “Imagine you’re on tour, and you’re sitting in your dressing room or your tour bus. You’re backstage. You have stage fright, you’re stressing out. You’re pacing back and forth. And then on top of that, your tour manager is constantly calling you, asking you logistical questions.” As far as internet pitch videos go, it...
Tags: Google, Python, Apps, Spacex, Microsoft, Entertainment, Tech, Paypal, Harvard, Demos, Cuomo, Weezer, Rivers Cuomo, Igor Stravinsky, Pixies, Pinkerton


Rock-star programmer: Rivers Cuomo finds meaning in coding

“Hi, I’m Rivers from the band, Weezer,” Rivers Cuomo says with a slight smile and a wave. He turns away from the camera for a bit, before launching into his best infomercial pitch. “Imagine you’re on tour, and you’re sitting in your dressing room or your tour bus. You’re backstage. You have stage fright, you’re stressing out. You’re pacing back and forth. And then on top of that, your tour manager is constantly calling you, asking you logistical questions.” As far as internet pitch videos go, it...
Tags: Google, Python, Apps, Spacex, Microsoft, Entertainment, Tech, Paypal, Harvard, Demos, Cuomo, Weezer, Rivers Cuomo, Igor Stravinsky, Pixies, Pinkerton


The Best Black Friday streaming deals for Hulu, Sling TV, Peacock, Amazon Music, and more

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Hulu/Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Black Friday 2020 is nearly here, and there are already a ton of tech deals live right now. In addition to all the great products on sale, select streaming services are also being discounted. Limited-time promotions are available on several subscriptions, including on-demand video services, live TV platforms, and music streaming services. If you're a cord-cutter ...
Tags: Reviews, Deals, Black Friday, Spotify, Entertainment, Youtube, Trends, Tech, Streaming, Tidal, Hulu, Sling TV, Amazon Music, Peacock, Steven Cohen, Tech Insider


Police case filed against Netflix executives in India over ‘A Suitable Boy’ kissing scene

Netflix, which has invested more than $500 million to gain a foothold in India in recent years, is slowly finding out just about what all could upset some people in the world’s second-largest internet market: Apparently everything. A police case has been filed this week against two top executives of the American streaming service in India after a leader of the governing party objected to some scenes in a TV series. The show, “A Suitable Boy,” is an adaptation of the award-winning novel by Ind...
Tags: Apps, Asia, Entertainment, India, BJP, Tech, Netflix, Hindu, Madhya Pradesh, Mira Nair, Gaurav Tiwari, Vikram Seth, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Monika Shergill, Narottam Mishra, Ambika Khurana


Netflix removes ‘Chappelle’s Show’ at Dave Chappelle’s request

Netflix started streaming “Chappelle’s Show” at the beginning of November — but barely more than three weeks later, it has taken the Comedy Central sketch show off its service. Co-creator Dave Chappelle offered some context for the decision in an Instagram clip of what appears to be a recent standup set, in which described any company streaming the show as “fencing stolen goods.” Not that he’s accusing Comedy Central of violating its deal with him. Instead, it’s the contract that he’s crit...
Tags: Hbo, Media, Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, Cbs, Dave Chappelle, Chappelle


How to watch Taylor Swift's 'Folklore' concert film on Disney Plus when it premieres on November 25

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. taylorswift.com On the morning of November 24, Taylor Swift surprised fans by announcing the release of a new concert documentary titled "Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions."The film will arrive exclusively on Disney Plus at 12 a.m. PT on November 25. The movie honors Swift's album "Folklore," which was created in isolation due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, through a socially distant conc...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Taylor Swift, Entertainment, Trends, Tech, Paris, Documentaries, Streaming, Miley Cyrus, Hulu, Swift, Disney Channel, Concerts, Justin Vernon, Aaron Dessner


GameStop Black Friday deals you can get before Thanksgiving include $30 off Switch and PS4 exclusives, 25% off Funko Pop toys, and more

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. GameStop; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider GameStop's Black Friday countdown sale is going on now, GameStop's official Black Friday sale will begin online at 9 p.m. ET on November 25; stores will open at 7 a.m. on November 27.The Black Friday countdown sale includes great prices on games like "Watch Dogs Legion" and discounts on Funko Pop! collectibles.For more deals coverage, check out our Black Fri...
Tags: Reviews, Deals, Black Friday, Gaming, Video Games, Xbox One, Trends, Tech, Tech Deals, Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo, Luigi, Ps4, Gamestop, Yoshi


Gift Guide: Which next-gen console is the one your kid wants?

This holiday season the next generation of gamers, bless their hearts, will be hoping to receive the next generation of gaming consoles. But confusing branding by the console makers — not to mention a major shortage of consoles — could lead to disappointment during the unwrapping process. Before making any big promises this year, you’ll want to be completely clear on two things: which console you’re actually trying to get, and how much of a challenge it might be to get one. By the way, it’s tota...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Gaming, Gift Guide, Hardware, Microsoft, Tech, Playstation, Sony, Xbox, Nintendo, Hdr, Don, Valhalla, Sony Microsoft, Miles Morales


Founders seeking their first check need a fundraising sales funnel

Nathan Beckord Contributor Share on Twitter Nathan Beckord is CEO of Foundersuite.com, a software platform for raising capital and managing investors that has helped entrepreneurs raise over $2 billion since 2016. He is also the host of Foundersuite’s How I Raised It podcast. More posts by this contributor Fundraising lessons from David Rogier of MasterClass Are you ready for the coming wave of VC down round...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Entertainment, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Tech, Venture Capital, UTA, Gary Vaynerchuk, United Talent Agency, Scooter Braun, Ludlow Ventures, United Talent Agency UTA, Milana, David Rogier


Netflix says ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ is setting viewership records

“The Queen’s Gambit” is setting viewership records at Netflix, the streaming service said today. Like all the viewership data that Netflix has released this year, these new numbers reflect how many people “chose to watch” — in other words, how many people watched at least two minutes of a given show or movie. In the case of “The Queen’s Gambit,” the number is 62 million households for the first 28 days of release, making it Netflix’s most popular scripted limited series ever. You may have not...
Tags: Media, Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, New York Times, Soviet Union, Beth, Walter Tevis, The Queen's Gambit, Scott Frank, Queen 's Gambit, Peter Friedlander


The promise and challenge of Roblox’s future in China

In a much-anticipated move, California-based gaming firm Roblox filed to go public last week. One aspect driving the future growth of the children- and community-focused gaming platform is its China entry, which it fleshes out in detail for the first time in its IPO prospectus. Like all gaming companies entering China, Roblox must work with a local publishing and operations partner. And like Riot Games, Supercell, Epic Games, Activision Blizzard, Ubisoft, Nintendo and many more, Roblox chose ...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Asia, Games, California, China, Tech, Beijing, Tencent, Reddit, Treasury Department, Committee on Foreign Investment, CFIUS, U S China, Roblox, Ubisoft Nintendo


Original Content podcast: ‘The Crown’ introduces its Princess Diana

“The Crown,” Netflix’s lavish historical drama about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, has returned for a fourth season that focuses on Elizabeth’s relationship with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and on Prince Charles’ troubled marriage to Diana, Princess of Wales. We’ve had conflicting opinions about the show’s past seasons, and the new season hasn’t exactly settled those disagreements, as we explain on the latest episode of the Original Content podcast. Anthony and (especially) Jordan re...
Tags: Apple, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Wales, Tech, Netflix, Margaret Thatcher, Prince Charles, Diana, Gillian Anderson, Jordan, Anthony, Elizabeth Ii, Thatcher, Elizabeth


Hulu UX teardown: 5 user experience fails and how to fix them

Hulu is the first major streaming platform to offer a social watching experience. And with most major league sports now being allowed to resume behind closed doors, Hulu’s combined proposition with ESPN will likely help entertain the service’s 30+ million users over the winter months. But users have a surplus in choice of streaming services right now, so how will Hulu stay competitive? With the help of UX expert Peter Ramsey from Built for Mars, we’re going to give Hulu an Extra Crunch ...
Tags: TC, Video, Media, Developer, Entertainment, Tech, User Experience, Espn, Ux, Mars, Hulu, Usability, Steve, Streaming Services, Peter Ramsey


New Sling TV subscribers can now receive 2 months for the price of one — here's how to sign up

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Sling TV is one of the most affordable live TV streaming services on the market with two straightforward plans and one combo package.For a limited time, the service is offering a "buy one month, get one month free" Black Friday deal for new members.Sling Orange and Sling Blue each cost $30 a month, and you can combine the two for $45 a month.If you prepay for one mont...
Tags: Reviews, Deals, Entertainment, Trends, Tech, Streaming, Offers, Sling TV, Streaming Service, Affordable, Steven Cohen, Apple TV Amazon, Tech Insider, Sling Blue, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, IP Graphics


‘Wonder Woman 1984’ is coming to HBO Max (and some US theaters) on Dec. 25

Although COVID-19 is surging in the United States and around the world, Warner Bros. still plans to release “Wonder Woman 1984” on Christmas Day — but its plans are are no longer limited to a theatrical release. Director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot both posted tweets last night announcing that in in the United States, the film will be released simultaneously in theaters and on WarnerMedia’s streaming service HBO Max. “THE TIME HAS COME,” Jenkins wrote. “At some point you have to choose to s...
Tags: Hbo, Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Disney, US, Tech, United States, Warner Bros, Pixar, Gal Gadot, Conan O Brien, Jenkins, Tenet, Patty Jenkins


‘Wonder Woman 1984’ is coming to HBO Max (and some U.S. theaters) on Dec. 25

Although COVID-19 is surging in the United States and around the world, Warner Bros. still plans to release “Wonder Woman 1984” on Christmas Day — but its plans are are no longer limited to a theatrical release. Director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot both posted tweets last night announcing that in in the United States, the film will be released simultaneously in theaters and on WarnerMedia’s streaming service HBO Max. “THE TIME HAS COME,” Jenkins wrote. “At some point you have to choose to s...
Tags: Hbo, Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Disney, Tech, United States, Warner Bros, Pixar, Gal Gadot, Conan O Brien, Jenkins, Tenet, Patty Jenkins, WarnerMedia


Spotify opens a marketplace for Canvas looping artwork designers

Spotify today announced that it has leveraged last year’s SoundBetter acquisition to create a marketplace for artists who make short, looping visuals for Canvas. The feature, which began rolling out widely last year, is an attempt to leverage technology, in order to make a more engaging alternative to the standard album art. As Sarah pointed out, early reactions to the feature were mixed, though Spotify points to some new numbers around user engagement with the feature. According to the servi...
Tags: Apps, Spotify, Entertainment, Tech, Sarah, Kanye, Canvas, SoundBetter, Billie Eillish Spotify


‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ will air on PBS, in spite of Apple TV+ rights exclusive

Call it a holiday miracle. Apple today announced that animated holiday classics “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” will, indeed, be appearing on television this year. The news comes after some pushback against an Apple TV+ exclusive that found the Peanuts cartoons being pulled from TV broadcast. As we noted last month, the deal would mark the first time in 55 years the beloved Christmas special wouldn’t be broadcast on network television. Both holiday specials appe...
Tags: Apple, Entertainment, Tech, Peanuts, Pbs, Charlie Brown


The crowd goes wild for Yiming

There’s no shortage of TikTok coverage in the news today as the app’s fate in the U.S. hangs in the air. What the press doesn’t always address is how TikTok gets here — how did a Chinese startup seize the lucrative short-video market in the West before Google and Facebook? What did it do differently from its Chinese predecessors who tried global expansion to little avail? Matthew Brennan’s new book “Attention Factory” set out to answer these questions by tracing ByteDance’s trajectory from...
Tags: Google, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Video, Media, Entertainment, China, US, Tech, Silicon Valley, Baidu, Panama, Hangzhou


Musicians get the bulk of ticket sales with Bandcamp’s new live-streaming concert feature

The musician’s life is rarely an easy one. That goes double for these last, oh, eight or so months. Most artists who haven’t risen the ranks to rock-star levels make the lion’s share of their money from live shows, and that’s just not in the cards for now — and likely won’t be for some time. Bandcamp has been something of a lifesaver for many artists who make fractions of a cent on streaming revenue. Among other things, the site has set up the wildly popular Bandcamp Fridays, wherein it waves...
Tags: Apps, Entertainment, Tech, Livestreaming, Bandcamp


Conan O’Brien will launch a weekly variety show on HBO Max

Conan O’Brien is making the move to streaming. In June of next year, his nightly talk show “Conan” will be ending its 10-year run on TBS, while he launches a new, weekly variety series on streaming service HBO Max. “In 1993 Johnny Carson gave me the best advice of my career: ‘As soon as possible, get to a streaming platform,'” O’Brien said in a statement. “I’m thrilled that I get to continue doing whatever the hell it is I do on HBO Max, and I look forward to a free subscription.” The announceme...
Tags: Hbo, Media, Entertainment, Tech, Conan, Tbs, Turner, Conan O Brien, Brien, Johnny Carson, Marge, WarnerMedia, HBO Max


HBO Max is WarnerMedia's ambitious attempt to take on Netflix, and it's finally available to stream on Fire TV — here's how to sign up

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. "Westworld" is one of the many HBO shows you'll find on HBO Max. HBO HBO Max, WarnerMedia's new subscription-based streaming service, is now available for $14.99 per month.HBO Max offers access to everything on HBO, along with new exclusive series and hundreds of additional movies and TV shows.In most cases, current HBO pay-TV subscribers can access HBO Max as part of their subscription.We've br...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Amazon, Hbo, Entertainment, Disney, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Apple TV, Chromecast, Netflix, AT T, Anna Kendrick, Streaming


Lego expands its Super Mario world with customization tools, new Mario power-ups, and more characters

Lego’s partnership with Nintendo delivered a pretty awesome debut earlier this year with the interactive Lego Super Mario Starter Course, and now it’s following that up with additional sets designed to complement the first. These include a new ‘Master Your Adventure Maker Set,’ which adds customization options by tweaking Lego Mario’s response via three new bricks, and a new way to shuffle the rules for each level. Lego and Nintendo are also releasing additional themed Expansion sets, new ...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Gaming, Hardware, Films, Tech, Lego, Nintendo, Mario, The Lego Movie, Super Mario, Mario Bros, Lego Super Mario, LEGO Mario, Tanooki, Huckit Crab Spiny Cheep


Baidu to acquire Joyy’s Chinese live streaming service YY for $3.6B

Baidu said on Monday it is acquiring Joyy’s live streaming service YY Live in China for $3.6 billion in an all-cash deal as the Chinese internet giant makes further push to diversify beyond its core search business. The announcement, which Baidu shared on the sidelines of its quarterly earnings, is the Chinese firm’s biggest foray into the growing market of video streaming. It comes at a time when the company has been struggling to fight new comers such as ByteDance. YY has amassed over 4 mil...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Apps, Asia, Entertainment, China, Singapore, Tech, Baidu, Robin Li, Bigo, Joyy


Original Content podcast: ‘The Vow’ offers a muddled look at the NXIVM cult

“The Vow” is a fascinating documentary, but we can’t quite recommend it whole-heartedly. As we discuss on the latest episode of the Original Content podcast, HBO’s new docuseries tells the story of NXIVM (pronounced nex-ee-um), a self-improvement company that was subsequently revealed as a sex cult, with its leader Keith Raniere sentenced to 120 years in prison. The core story is both compelling and horrifying. And “The Vow” features an astonishing amount of footage showing Raniere and other hig...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Disney, Tech, Starz, Original Content Podcast, Nxivm, Raniere, Keith Raniere, Mark Vicente, The Vow


Nintendo’s Switch dominates US console sales ahead of PlayStation/Xbox launches

Another banner month month for Nintendo hardware sales, per the latest figures from NPD. The firm puts Switch sales (including the standard and Lite models) at 735,000 units in the U.S., making the best October for a Nintendo console since the Wii sold 807,000 units in October 2008. It’s been a good couple of years for the Switch, which has marked 23 straight months as the best-selling console in the States. In its own reporting, Nintendo adds that the company has sold more than 63 million...
Tags: Gaming, Hardware, Microsoft, US, Tech, Playstation, Fifa, Sony, Xbox, Nintendo, States, Switch, NPD, NPD Nintendo



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