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Rotten Tomatoes will start verifying ticket purchases for audience reviews

Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes is taking additional steps to confirm that audience members actually see a movie before leaving a rating or review. The site’s Audience Scores — which are distinct from the Tomatometer, which is based on professional reviews — have become a target for supposed fans looking to voice their discontent around big releases. That’s particularly been the case for movies like “Captain Marvel,” “Black Panther” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which feature women or people...
Tags: Media, Entertainment, Tech, Comcast, Rotten Tomatoes, Fandango, Tomatometer, Cinemark Theatres, AMC Theatres Regal, Greg Ferris, Feriss


Meet the power players at Netflix leading the streaming giant's defense against Disney and other rivals (NFLX)

Netflix is about to face a bevy of new streaming-video competitors — some larger, with more experience developing TV and film, and with deeper pockets than itself. Disney, WarnerMedia, and Apple are all launching subscription services in 2019. Netflix is focusing on its growing international audience, building its reputation for Hollywood-grade films and children's programming, and inking distribution deals with more wireless and TV providers to keep growing its subscriber base, in spite of th...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Asia, Orange Is The New Black, Japan, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, Shonda Rhimes, Nbc, Yahoo, Abc, California, Stanford, India


Meet the power players at Netflix, who are leading the streaming giant's defense against Disney and other rivals (NFLX)

Netflix is about to face a bevy of new streaming-video competitors — some larger, with more experience developing TV and film, and with deeper pockets than itself. Disney, WarnerMedia, and Apple are all launching subscription services in 2019. Netflix is focusing on its growing international audience, building its reputation for Hollywood-grade films and children's programming, and inking distribution deals with more wireless and TV providers to keep growing its subscriber base, in spite of th...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Asia, Orange Is The New Black, Japan, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, Shonda Rhimes, Nbc, Yahoo, Abc, California, Stanford, India


Cable TV Customer Satisfaction Falls Even Further Behind Streaming Video

Netflix and other online video services have expanded their customer-satisfaction lead over cable and satellite TV, the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) found in its annual telecommunications report released today. Ars Technica reports: Streaming-video services averaged a score of 76 on the ACSI's 100-point scale, up from 75 last year. Meanwhile, the traditional subscription-TV industry's score remained unchanged at 62. "For the past six years, customer satisfaction with subscription ...
Tags: Tech, Ars Technica, Netflix, Comcast, ACSI, DirecTV Now, AT T U verse TV


Comcast Is Reportedly Developing a Device That Would Track Your Bathroom Habits

Comcast is reportedly working on a device designed to closely monitor a user's health. "The device will monitor people's basic health metrics using ambient sensors, with a focus on whether someone is making frequent trips to the bathroom or spending more time than usual in bed," reports CNBC. "Comcast is also building tools for detecting falls, which are common and potentially fatal for seniors." The Verge reports: Many products on the market today already have the motion sensors, cameras, and o...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Tech, Comcast, Alexa, CNBC Comcast


Daily News Roundup: ZombieLoad is the Latest Threat to Intel PCs

Last year saw the release of the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, but researchers warned that this pair of flaws was just the start of something bigger. ZombieLoad is the newest vulnerability to leverage a similar type of attack. While there isn’t a lot to say about ZombieLoad that hasn’t already been said, here’s what you need to know. First off, it affects nearly every Intel processor made since 2011. Secondly, since it directly affects the processor, it’s OS agnostic—this flaw is presen...
Tags: Apple, Firefox, Google, Amazon, Crafts, Facebook, Microsoft, Disney, Intel, Netflix, Comcast, Hulu, Pixel, Engadget, Baraka, Google Express


Jimmy Kimmel pokes fun at the TV upfronts, and Google pushes new ad products: Wednesday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device; sign up here. What people are talking about today What exactly is the point of TV upfronts week? Jimmy Kimmel just neatly summed it up: “This clusterf--- of networks we have assembled will do anything to get your dollars,” he told advertisers listening to ABC pitch its shows. Read Jeanine Poggi’s take on the Walt Disney prese...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Hollywood, Jimmy Kimmel, Abc, Advertising, Comcast, Fox News, Hulu, Walt Disney, Custom Audiences, Tucker Carlson, Bloomberg News, Kimmel, Hershey


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Intel has been impacted by a chip security flaw that affects every chip released since 2011. Called ZombieLoad, the flaw is made up of four bugs and lets hackers exploit design flaws. Apple, Google, Mozilla, Microsoft, and Amazon all released patches for the flaw. The bug could leak sensitive data like passwords and messages. San Francisco became the first US city to ban the use of facial recognition software by police and ot...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Disney, US, San Francisco, Trends, Intel, Cnn, Comcast, Hulu, Alexa, McNeill, Amazon Alexa, Kent Walker


A startup called Fox, Seth Meyers makes OTT jokes: Upfronts download

Welcome to our special pop-up TV upfronts roundup. Each day this week we're bringing you breaking news and some of the best (and worst) of TV’s dog-and-pony show, curated by Jeanine Poggi, senior editor, and delivered directly to your inbox. Get it in your email by signing up here. Fox, the new startup While NBC is doubling down on its comedy efforts, a new, slimmed-down Fox won’t have any live-action comedies on its air this fall. In fact, with its emphasis on live sports, it’s made it very d...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Usa, Nbc, Jimmy Fallon, Advertising, Fox, Comcast, New York Times, Beverly Hills, Nbc Universal, Seth Meyers, Hulu, Msnbc, Pete Davidson


NBC's upfronts teeter between streaming future and broadcast past

NBC Universal’s upfronts presentation on Monday morning epitomized the delicate limbo traditional TV broadcasters find themselves. While the peacock celebrated hits like “This Is Us” and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” it also nodded to a very near future when much of its content will likely be watched in a drastically different way than it is now. In the nearly two-hour stage show, which included performances by Latin star Luis Fonsi and “The Voice” judges, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Bl...
Tags: Apple, Nbc, Jimmy Fallon, Advertising, Netflix, Comcast, Volkswagen, Nielsen, Nbc Universal, Seth Meyers, Hulu, Adam Levine, Walt Disney, Nbcu, John Cena, Linda Yaccarino


We are leaving older adults out of the digital world

Jessica Fields Contributor Share on Twitter Jessica Fields is a research analyst and program manager at the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and a collaborator in The OpEd Project. May is national  Older Americans Month , and this year’s theme is Connect, Create, Contribute. One area in particular threatens to prevent older adults from making those connections: the digital div...
Tags: Google, Startups, Column, Technology, Internet, Articles, San Francisco, Social Media, Broadband, Comcast, Internet Access, Digital Media, Digital Divide, AT&T, Humans, New Media


Top 50 Unicorn Companies Revealed: What Can Your Business Learn from these Leading Brands?

LinkedIn just released its list of the top 50 companies to work for in the United States. As always, the list is a veritable who’s who of unicorn enterprises that are making a difference in the world — and in the lives of their thousands of employees. The list is based on data gathered from the LinkedIn’s 546-plus million users. This extensive ranking is based on four major factors: interest in the company, engagement with employees, job demand, and employee retention. According to this list, t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Verizon, Facebook, Lyft, Spotify, London, Ge, Adobe, Boston, Employment, Sales, Nike, Cisco, Tesla


Week-in-Review: Tesla’s losses and Elon Musk’s new promises

What a complicated week for Tesla. The electric car-maker announced this week that it had lost more than $700 million in the first quarter of 2019, an unpleasant surprise for investors that came during its quarterly earnings report. But that was just like the 3rd or 4th most interesting piece of Tesla news that took place this week. CEO Elon Musk also avoided writing another check to the SEC for his tweeting habit and Tesla showcased some of its self-driving dreams at an event devoted to autonom...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Time Warner, Disney, US, Samsung, Tech, CMO, Tesla, Comcast, SEC, Hulu, Huawei


Daily News Roundup: Free One-Day Shipping from Amazon

One of the most significant benefits of Amazon Prime has long been the free two-day shipping on almost everything. But that time may be coming to an end—Amazon is talking about transitioning to free one-day shipping. Oh yeah. In a call to investors yesterday, Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky said the company is working on setting the Prime shipping default to one-day. He said that they have been “working on evolving the Prime shipping program” with one-day shipping, going on to say that they’ll “be bu...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Crafts, Verizon, Disney, Samsung, Walmart, Amazon Prime, Comcast, Usps, Xiaomi, Sony, Thanos, Hulu, Cnbc, Engadget


The digital skinny-TV bundles that promised a cheap alternative to cable are getting more expensive. The CEO behind a $20 package explains why.

Philo, one of the US's cheapest pay-TV bundles, announced this week that it would soon scrap its $16-per-month package and sell only its $20 plan. It's one of the tough calls the 18-month-old streaming-TV service has had to make as it grapples with the challenges of live TV. In the past few months, internet-TV bundles from YouTube TV, DirecTV Now, Hulu, and FuboTV have hiked prices. Sling TV and PlayStation Vue also raised the costs of some of their plans last summer. "We were really trying to...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, New York, Nbc, US, Trends, Comcast, Reddit, Roku, Hulu, Msnbc, Amazon Fire TV, Cnbc, Sling TV, Pluto TV, Philo


WPP sales drop sharply in North America: Friday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device; sign up here. Client losses took a toll on WPP’s first-quarter results, especially in North America. The ad giant said its North American net sales--what it calls revenue less pass-through costs--plunged 8.5 percent year-on-year. WPP lost its longtime creative assignment for Ford Motor Co., among other accounts, and the company...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Advertising, Disney, Comcast, Sports Illustrated, North America, Audi, Hulu, 21st Century Fox, Wall Street Journal, Cnbc, WPP, Ogilvy


Wireless broadband startup Starry files to raise up to $125 million

The never-ending quest to kill Comcast is poised to receive some renewed investment as an ambitious startup readies to secure some new cash. Starry, a Boston-based wireless broadband internet startup, has filed to raise up to $125 million in Series D funding according to a Delaware stock authorization filing uncovered by Pitchbook. If Starry closes the full authorized raise it will hold a post-money valuation of $870 million. A spokesperson for the company confirmed it had already raised new cap...
Tags: TC, Supreme Court, Boston, Tech, Comcast, IAC, Chet Kanojia, FirstMark Capital, Delaware, Starry, Pitchbook If Starry, Los Angeles New York City Denver, DC Kanojia


Comcast in talks to sell Hulu stake to Disney

Comcast is in talks about selling its 30 percent stake in Hulu to Disney, according to a report from CNBC this morning. The discussions are still in early stages. Comcast is considering whether the timing is right for the sale, as Hulu’s valuation could still increase over time. But if Comcast is less certain about Hulu’s future, it may want to unload its minority stake now, then use the cash to pay down its other debt — like that from its $39 billion acquisition of Sky, for example. The r...
Tags: Media, Nbc, Disney, Tech, Fox, Comcast, Hulu, Cnbc, Streaming Service


Report: Comcast in talks to sell Hulu stake to Disney

Comcast is in talks about selling its 30 percent stake in Hulu to Disney, according to a report from CNBC this morning. The discussions are still in early stages. Comcast is considering whether the timing is right for the sale, as Hulu’s valuation could still increase over time. But if Comcast is less certain about Hulu’s future, it may want to unload its minority stake now, then use the cash to pay down its other debt — like that from its $39 billion acquisition of Sky, for example. The r...
Tags: Media, Nbc, Disney, Tech, Fox, Comcast, Hulu, Cnbc, Streaming Service


The CEO offering a $20 TV bundle explains the tough choices and price structures behind the low-cost TV market

Philo, one of the US's cheapest pay-TV bundles, announced this week that it would soon scrap its $16-per-month package and sell only its $20 plan. It's one of tough calls the 18-month-old streaming-TV service has had to make, as it grapples with the challenges of live TV. In the past few months, internet-TV bundles from YouTube TV, DirecTV Now, Hulu, and FuboTV have hiked prices. Sling TV and PlayStation Vue also raised the cost of some of their plans last summer. "We were really trying to fig...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, New York, Nbc, US, Trends, Comcast, Reddit, Roku, Hulu, Msnbc, Amazon Fire TV, Alex Trebek, Cnbc, Sling TV, Pluto TV


Comcast sheds cable customers but adds internet subscribers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Comcast kept shedding cable customers and adding home internet subscribers in its most recent quarter. Traditional TV providers are losing customers at an increasing rate while streaming companies pop up seemingly every few weeks. To deal with that industry shift online from cable, Comcast has focused on growing its broadband business while […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Ap, Comcast, Philadelphia


POWER PLAYERS: Here are the executives leading the world's largest companies through transformative change

The world of business is changing rapidly. At each major company, there's usually a relatively small group of individuals charged with shepherding their employer through that change.  Business Insider regularly details the power players at major companies.   You can read them all by subscribing to BI Prime. Here are the power players to know at: Comcast: Meet the power players of Comcast who will do battle with Disney and Google in the year ahead Disney: Meet the power players of the Dis...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Disney, Trends, Comcast, Evan Spiegel, Watch Google, Netflix Facebook, Disney Fox, Snap Inc


WarnerMedia pulls out of OpenAP

WarnerMedia is pulling out of OpenAP, the consortium it helped to found in an effort to standardize audience buying on TV. “As our company has transformed, our advanced advertising strategy has evolved. As a result, we are withdrawing from OpenAP,” WarnerMedia said in a statement.“We appreciate what OpenAP has supported to this point in widening the adoption of audience-based buying on TV.” OpenAP was founded by Fox, Viacom and Turner (now WarnerMedia) in spring 2017 and NBC Universal join...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Time Warner, Advertising, Fox, Comcast, Nbc Universal, Walt Disney, Turner, Viacom, Nbcu, Univision, AT T, Fox Viacom, WarnerMedia, Fox NBC Universal


T-Mobile, Comcast Turn on Call Verification Between Networks in Latest Robocall Fight

pgmrdlm shares a report: Calls between T-Mobile users and Comcast's Xfinity Voice home subscribers will now be "verified," the latest move in the ongoing fight against robocalls. The two companies announced Wednesday that they have launched cross-network verification, allowing users to know that the calls they are receiving is from an actual person and not a spammer or robocaller. They use a handoff system recommended by the FCC where the caller's network verifies that a legitimate call is bei...
Tags: Fcc, Tech, Comcast, Vonage, Xfinity Voice, Verizon AT T Sprint Charter Cox


The CEO of a free TV service that's riding the wave of ad-supported streamers reveals how the company achieved 300% growth in the past year

Xumo TV, a free, ad-supported streaming service, has grown revenue more than 300% in the past year. Most of the growth came from new deals with industry partners like Comcast and T-Mobile, Xumo CEO Colin Petrie-Norris told Business Insider. The company is a potential acquisition target and is in discussions with various companies. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As traditional MVPDs, cable, and broadcast companies face pressure to innovate through OTT services to keep up...
Tags: Google, Europe, Digital, US, Trends, Comcast, Panasonic, Hulu, Pluto, Viacom, Pluto TV, Business Insider, Ott, Sinclair, Viant, Xumo


Disney, Comcast now Hulu’s only owners as AT&T exits

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T has sold its 9.5% share in Hulu back to the streaming TV company, leaving Disney and Comcast as its owners. Hulu said Monday that AT&T sold its stake for $1.43 billion, valuing the unprofitable Hulu at $15 billion. The Walt Disney Co. wound up with a 60% share after its […]
Tags: Business, New York, Technology, Television, News, Disney, Ap, Nation, Comcast, Hulu, Walt Disney Co, AT T, Disney Comcast


'This is a bit of a Swiss Army knife': Ad giant Publicis is buying Epsilon for $4.4 billion as it looks to get ahead of its rivals in the data wars

Publicis Group has entered into an agreement to acquire Alliance Data's Epsilon and Conversant to help advertisers manage and use first-party data. Consultants and analysts said that the move is the latest example of agencies beefing up data capabilities, similar to Interpublic Group's $2.3 billion acquisition of Acxiom Marketing Services last year. They cautioned that such big acquisitions can be hard for holding companies to integrate into a network of agencies, and it's not clear how Public...
Tags: Google, Facebook, California, Trends, European Union, Comcast, Merkle, Salesforce, Publicis, WPP, Gdpr, Frank, Swiss Army, BBH, Omnicom, Arthur Sadoun


OTT adoption is showing the first signs of slowing, and that could be a warning sign for Disney and WarnerMedia

OTT adoption is showing the first signs of slowing, according to a new survey report from analysts at Cowen. For the past five months, cord cutting has remained generally flat, the report noted. This suggests that the pricing for soon-to-be-launched services from Apple TV+, WarnerMedia, NBC, and Disney+ is especially important. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. OTT adoption is showing the first signs of slowing, and that may be a warning sign for the newest streamin...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, Warby Parker, Viacom, Cowen, Suddenlink, AMC Discovery, Apple TV WarnerMedia NBC, Comcast Charter Cox Cablevision, DirecTV Now FuboTV, Wireless carrier T Mobile


How to stop robocalls spamming your phone

No matter what your politics, beliefs, or even your sports team, we can all agree on one thing: robocalls are the scourge of modern times. These unsolicited auto-dialed spam calls bug you dozens of times a week — sometimes more — demanding you “pay the IRS” or pretend to be “Apple technical support.” Even the now-infamous Chinese embassy scam, recently warned about by the FBI, has gained notoriety. These robocallers spoof their phone number to peddle scams and tricks — but the calls are real. So...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Security, Startups, Verizon, Europe, Fcc, Privacy, Samsung, Telemarketing, Smartphones, Fbi, United States, Comcast, Ofcom


YouTube TV gets some new channels and a hefty price hike

Cord-cutting services are starting to look a lot more like the services they replaced when it comes to price. After price bumps in the past couple months hit Hulu Live and DirecTV NOW, YouTube TV is now also seeing a pretty substantial $10-$15 monthly price hike for users, though the new pricing will come with some new content thanks to a Google partnership with Discovery. Early subscribers paying $35 per month and more recent subscribers $40 per month will soon be paying $50 every month for ...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Youtube, Tech, Comcast, Cartoon Network, Hulu, Epix, Oprah Winfrey Network, YouTube TV, Interestingly Google, DirecTV Now YouTube TV, TBS CNN



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