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Interview: Dimitri Logothetis Discusses Future of Kickboxer and Jiu Jitsu Series

Martial arts films have seen a resurgence lately, partially due to the popularity of mixed martial arts and the advent of streaming. Dimitri Logothetis has helped revive the legendary Kickboxer film franchise and released Jiu Jitsu starring Nicolas Cage to Netflix. Now Logothetis is looking to continue both franchises with films, comic books, and television series. ComingSoon Editor-in-Chief Tyler Treese spoke to Logothetis about the future of the Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxer franchises. Check it ou...
Tags: Apple, Movies, China, Armageddon, Netflix, Thailand, Canada, Ufc, Mike Tyson, Bruce Lee, MMA, Elvis, Nicolas Cage, Conor Mcgregor, Mike, McGregor


Nielsen Now Knows When You Are Streaming

Nielsen on Thursday announced that it had moved a step closer toward cracking one of the great questions of the modern entertainment world: How big, exactly, is streaming? From a report: Nielsen, the 98-year-old research firm that for decades has had an effective monopoly on measuring TV ratings in the United States, has a new metric that it says allows it to make an apples-to-apples comparison, on a percentage basis, of how many people are streaming shows and films on their TVs versus how many ...
Tags: Amazon, Disney, Tech, Netflix, United States, Nielsen, Hulu, Nielsen Now Knows


ORG CHARTS: View the most important people and power structures at companies like Netflix, Google and JPMorgan

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon sits at the top of the bank's org chart. Mike Blake/Reuters Org charts plot out the power structure at companies. Insider has been assembling these for the past year for companies like Netflix, Microsoft and JPMorgan, and we update them frequently. See more stories on Insider's business page. Organizational charts plot out the most powerful people at companies and the structure that links them together. Here's a summary of the ones our reporters h...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Intel, Netflix, Goldman Sachs, Salesforce, Jamie Dimon, Jason Kilar, Sundar Pichai, Marc Benioff, Citi, Reuters, Jpmorgan, Pat Gelsinger


Disney+ Moves Its Original Series Releases to Wednesdays After ‘Loki’ Was Biggest Debut Yet

Disney+ original shows will now debut on Wednesdays instead of Fridays. The release date shift of upcoming Disney+ series like Monsters at Work and Turner & Hooch comes in the wake of the monumental success of Marvel Studios’ Loki, which became the most-watched Marvel premiere for the streamer after moving its release to Wednesdays. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney+ is shifting its original series release dates from Fridays to Wednesdays, affecting all global original series inclu...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Television, Movies, Disney, Netflix, Pixar, Hulu, Paramount, Falcon, Mickey Mouse, Loki, Robin Roberts, Peacock, Release Dates, Short Circuit


Forget 5G, Super-Fast 6G Is Already Here

The march of technology waits for no one, so despite the fact that the blazing fast 5G speeds we’ve been promised are nowhere close to blanketing the entire country, Samsung’s already testing 6G in its labs. The test hardware delivers blistering speeds that promise to...well, we’ll figure that part out later.Read more...
Tags: Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Nokia, Samsung, Netflix, Telecommunications, Data Centers, Samsung Electronics, Science and Technology, Mobile telecommunications, 5g, Türk Telekom, 6G, Technology Internet, Technology Forecasting


Fighting Subscription Fatigue? 5 Strategies to Help You Reduce the Churn

As the pandemic had locked us inside our homes for the majority of 2020, the number of subscriptions to online video services worldwide passed 1 billion for the first time. Video streaming subscriptions are on the rise, but so is customer churn. And one of the reasons is an abundance of options as more and more OTT players join the SVOD fray. In the US alone, there are now over 300 video services, all competing for time — and a wallet share — of a customer. But more doesn’t always mean better. O...
Tags: Apple, Business, Disney, US, Sales & Marketing, Netflix, Showtime, Cbs, Hulu, Right Now, Olga, ESPN Disney, Oxagile, Olga Ezzheva, Cagkan Sayin Shutterstock, Ampere Analytics


Everything to know about Amazon's advertising business, which is $21 billion and growing

Alex Wong/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Marketers cut ad spending in the pandemic, but e-commerce advertising has boomed as people shop more from home - with Amazon leading the pack.EMarketer said Amazon claimed 10.3% of the US digital ad market in 2020, up from 7.8% in 2019 - competing with Google and Facebook for ad budgets. That growth has attracted Walmart, Instacart, Walgreens and other retailers that have joined Amazon in vying for a slice of the pie.Here's the la...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Media, Advertising, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Walgreens, Netflix, Retail, Roku, Hulu, Amazon Web Services, Alexa


FamPay, a fintech aimed at teens in India, raises $38 million

How big is the market in India for a neobank aimed at teenagers? Scores of high-profile investors are backing a startup to find out. Bangalore-based FamPay said on Wednesday it has raised $38 million in its Series A round led by Elevation Capital. General Catalyst, Rocketship VC, Greenoaks Capital and existing investors Sequoia Capital India, Y Combinator, Global Founders Capital and Venture Highway also participated in the new round, which brings FamPay’s to-date raise to $42.7 million. TechCru...
Tags: Startups, TC, Apps, Y Combinator, Asia, Instagram, Finance, India, Funding, Tech, Netflix, General Catalyst, Global Founders Capital, Bangalore, Greenoaks Capital, Jain


Apple to Reduce Apple TV+ Free Trial to Three Months From July 1

For a while now, Apple has been running a promotion that offers a free one-year trial of Apple TV+ with any iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple Watch. That promotion ends on June 30, and Apple has today updated its website to show that from July 1 the included free trial shrinks to three months with eligible device purchases. Apple has frequently offered promotions or credit for users to stay subscribed to the still relatively new service. Launched in 2019, ‌Apple TV+‌ continues to grow into a more m...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Netflix, Rumors, Ted Lasso


10 things in tech: YouTube's ad ban, Elon Musk's house, AI salaries revealed

Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. YouTube has banned ads for politics, alcohol, and prescription drugs from its homepage banner. Gambling-related ads, such as sports betting and casino games, will also be barred from the coveted - and pricey - ad spot. 2. Looking for a house? Maybe you can buy Elon Musk's. The Tesla CEO said he's selling his last home to help fund a Mars colony. From his tweet, it seems th...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Youtube, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Netflix, Bitcoin, Arizona, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Newsletters, Tech Insider, 10 Things In Tech


This Week In Trailers: Wildland, Cryptozoo, Blind Ambition, Who Are You, Charlie Brown?

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week, we’re giving away psychiatric help for a nickel, go visit our off-the-rail relatives, opine while watching something magically anim...
Tags: Apple, Jessica Chastain, Movies, France, China, Disney, Netflix, South Africa, This Week In Trailers, Michael Jordan, Zimbabwe, Drew Barrymore, Lebron James, Charles, Pbs, Movie Trailers


4 Creative Side Hustles You Can Try in 2021

Many aspiring entrepreneurs believe that going “all in” and quitting their jobs is the only way to build a successful business. But what if I told you the web presents ample opportunities to earn handsome cash on the side — you just need to find one that fits your skill sets. With a mostly “online” 2021 in stores for us, I’ve got four content-based, creative side hustles that can help you earn some nice income on top of your day job. Let’s first answer a common question about starting side busin...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, Steve Jobs, Youtube, India, Startup, Netflix, Harvard University, Right Now, Host, Scott Young, Steve Wozniak, Dave Gerhardt


10 things in tech: Billionaire taxes, PayPal mafia, Bill Gates' potatoes

Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Bill Gates. Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images; Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Getty Images; KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/Getty Images; Mike Cohen/Getty Images; Yuqing Liu/Business Insider Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. The wealthiest Americans avoided billions in taxes by borrowing money. Billionaires often finance their lifestyles by using their fortunes as collateral for loans, w...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, White House, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Paypal, Netflix, Virgin Galactic, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Alexis Ohanian, Jeff Bezos, Branson, McDonald, Newsletters


YouTube faces more brand-safety backlash from advertisers

Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising for June 11. I'm senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here's what's going on:Programming note: This is the last daily edition of the newsletter. Thank you for reading! We'll be taking a break for the next few weeks, but we'll be back in inboxes in July - as a weekly newsletter from our colleague Lara O'Reilly. See you then. YouTube ad backlash.The antitrust lawyer fighting Google.Top McDonald's PR exec leaves.Tips, comm...
Tags: Google, Media, Youtube, France, Advertising, US, Newsletter, Trends, Netflix, McDonald, NFT, Newsletters, Lara, Tovar, Kate Taylor, Fred DeLuca


Netflix Opens an Online Shop To Hawk Items From Popular Shows

Netflix is branching into toys, games and clothing based on its popular shows, looking to mine popular characters for added revenue much like Walt Disney. From a report: The streaming service is launching Netflix.shop, a retail arm that will sell curated products from its catalog of shows and movies. As part of the launch, Netflix is introducing a collection of anime-inspired products, according to a statement Thursday. Products from other programs are in the works, too. The move into merchandis...
Tags: Tech, Netflix, Walt Disney


Atomic-backed Jumpcut uses data to advance diversity in film

Jumpcut founder Kartik Hosanagar is a professor at the Wharton School, but about ten years ago, he spent his summer in an unlikely way: he wrote a screenplay. Set in India, his script garnered some interest from producers, but no one took the plunge to fund a film by a first-time Indian director. Now, films featuring diverse casts are gaining traction – this year, Chloé Zhao became the first woman of color, and only the second woman ever, to win the Academy Award for Best Director. At the previo...
Tags: Startups, TC, Chuck, Hollywood, Media, Buzzfeed, Youtube, India, Funding, Disney, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Netflix, Asia Pacific, Sony, Cbs


How to download Netflix movies and shows onto your phone or tablet

It's easy to download Netflix movies and shows on any smartphone. Photo Illustration by Chesnot/Getty Images You can download Netflix movies and TV shows onto your phone or tablet by tapping the arrow icon on their details page. Once you've downloaded Netflix movies, you can find them on the app's Downloads page. Netflix downloads can be watched at any time, even if you don't have internet. This story is a part of Insider's Guide to Netflix Tips and Tricks. Netflix rema...
Tags: Iphone, Downloads, Android, Ipad, Trends, Netflix, Streaming, Tech Insider, Streaming Apps, Tech Reference, Tech How To, William Antonelli, Streaming (Reference, Dave Johnson William Antonelli, Chesnot Getty, Netflix downloads


Is your internet bad? Blame the weather

When your Netflix stream drops out in the middle of a rainstorm, can you blame the wild weather? Quite possibly. The weather can affect the performance of your internet connection in a variety of ways. This can include issues such as physical damage to the network, water getting into electrical connections, and wireless signal interference. Some types of connection are more vulnerable to weather than others. The behavior of other humans in response to the weather can also have an effect on your ...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Netflix, Next Featured


Get the Best Out of Your Streaming Service in 2021

Entertainment is somewhat subjective and, depending on how the audience receives it, is universal. In its several representations, it is mainly expressed in the form of theatre and dramatic arts. Currently, the entertainment industry is one of the most significant contributors to the global economy, given how much technology and financial backing has gone into its processes. Streaming services are a testament to the industry’s growth, providing millions of viewers around the world with access ...
Tags: Technology, Entertainment, Netflix, Jazz, Streaming Service, Parental Control, Disney Hulu Amazon


CNET Amplifies FCC's Carr's Attempt To Force 'Big Tech' To Pay 'Big Telecom' For No Reason (techdirt)

So last week we noted how FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr had taken to Newsweek to dust off a fifteen year old AT&T talking point. Namely that "big tech" companies get a "free ride" on telecom networks, and, as a result, should throw billions of dollars at "big telecom" for no real reason. You'll recall it was this kind of argument that launched the net neutrality debate, when former AT&T CEO Ed Whitacre proclaimed that Google wouldn't be allowed to "ride his pipes for free." Whitacre was effectiv...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, News, Fcc, US, America, Netflix, Tom Wheeler, Silicon Valley, Biden, Cnet, Carr, USF, Newsweek, Corning


The 6 best tablets in 2021 for every size and budget, from the powerful iPad Pro to Amazon's kid-friendly Fire tablet

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky The 10.2-inch Apple iPad is still the best tablet, thanks to its balance of performance and price. Remember to check out those featured in the 'what we considered' section for the full picture. Also expect the new 2021 iPad Pro and Amazon Fire HD 10 to join this list once they've been tested. Tablets have become a necessity for a lot of people, despite there being less of them out there than smartphones or laptops. Thanks to the advances in functio...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Amazon, Ipad, Microsoft, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Features, Netflix, Amazon Kindle, Tablet, Gpu, Hulk, Apple Pencil


How One Fastly Customer Broke the Internet

In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, a tech vendor named Fastly experienced a major outage that inadvertently broke some of the biggest sites on the web. And now, we know why. In a blog post published late yesterday, Fastly engineering VP Nick Rockwell explained the company “experienced a global outage due to an…Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Technology, Internet, Netflix, Internet Security, Computing, Dropbox, Aws, Cloudflare, Soundcloud, Amazon Web Services, Outage, Information and Communications Technology, Content Delivery Networks, Fastly


The 5 best Chromebooks in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Google's Pixelbook Go is the best Chromebook for its long battery life, comfy keyboard, and solid performance. But there are plenty of other worthwhile Chromebooks at different prices that come in other sizes. Check out our guide to the best laptops for more buying advice. Chromebooks have evolved quite a bit in recent years, offering performance and build quality that's almost on par with Windows and MacBook laptops. We've used a number of differe...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Google Drive, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Intel, Os, Best, Features, Netflix, Macbook, Buying Guide, Chromebook, Ram


The annual Sun Valley conference, known as 'summer camp for billionaires,' will return in July - and powerful moguls like Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg are on the guest list

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at the Allen & Co. Sun Valley Conference in 2017. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The Allen & Co. Sun Valley conference will return in July after being canceled during the pandemic. Moguls like Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffett, and Tim Cook are all on the guest list. The annual, invite-only event is known for being a hotbed for networking and dealmaking. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tech executives, media moguls, and other titans of industry ...
Tags: Amazon, Verizon, Mark Zuckerberg, Hbo, Washington Post, Satya Nadella, NFL, Trends, Tech, Netflix, Comcast, Aol, Tim Cook, Peter Thiel, Warren Buffett, Silicon Valley


The New Echo Show 8's Camera Is So Good I Almost Forgot How Unsettling Sidewalk Is

Everyone’s relationship with their parents is complicated. But since I had a kid, I decided I liked the idea of my daughter having an open line to call her grandparents, even if I didn’t necessarily want one for myself. Granted, my daughter is only 16 months, but she knows there’s someone in the box talking to her.…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Echo, Science, Chromecast, Netflix, Telecommunications, Computing, Grammy, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Amazon Alexa, Human Interest, Google Nest, Smart Speakers, Voice User Interface


I listened in on the first-ever Clubhouse wedding along with 26,000 other people. It included heartwarming vows, a registry to gift a $5,000 Caribbean getaway, and snapshots of the happy couple.

Natasha Grano and Michael Graziano. Misha Krutiy Photography Natasha Grano and Michael Graziano are the first-ever couple to get married on the audio-only app. The two-hour traditional ceremony included the walk down the aisle and a Corinthians reading. Guests were instructed to "Push to Refresh" to update the couple's profile photos as it went on. See more stories on Insider's business page. Natasha Grano and Michael Graziano made history on the Clubhouse app yesterday when they b...
Tags: Apps, Life, Trends, Tech, Netflix, Wedding, Gang, Weddings, Vancouver, Caribbean, Corinthians, Clubhouse, Michael, Digital Marketing, Nordic, SAN JUAN Puerto Rico


Twitter dips its toes in the pay-to-play waters

Hello, and welcome to this week's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech, including:Twitter wants your money;Oracle's feared cloud boss;What it's really like working with angel investor Jason Calacanis. Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Sign up here. Soundtrack: This week's newsletter has been specially designed to be consumed while listening to The Toasters' "Weekend in LA" This week: Twitter dips its toes in the pay-to...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Hollywood, Enterprise, Media, Supreme Court, Australia, La, Finance, Disney, Newsletter, Trends, Nasa, Netflix


'The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It,' the latest movie in the blockbuster horror series, is now streaming on HBO Max

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson return as Lorraine and Ed Warren in "The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It." Warner Bros. "The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It" hit theaters and HBO Max on June 4. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga star in this supernatural thriller based on a real murder trial. The movie will be available to stream until July 5; HBO Max members need the ad-free plan to watch. Max (smal...
Tags: Reviews, Hbo, TV, Entertainment, Trends, Tech, Netflix, Streaming, Angelina Jolie, Tbs, Lebron James, Ed, Warner, Warner Bros, Johnson, Hamilton


Paramount+ will launch a $4.99 monthly ad-supported subscription

If you didn’t want to shell out $9.99 per month to watch the meme-worthy iCarly reboot, now you won’t have to. On Monday, Paramount+ will launch its ad-supported Essential Plan, priced at $4.99 per month. This less-expensive plan will replace the CBS All Access plan, which included commercials, but also granted access to local CBS stations. If you’re currently subscribed to that $5.99 per month plan, you can keep it. But starting Monday, it won’t be around anymore for new subscribers.  What...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Entertainment, Comedy Central, Tech, Netflix, Showtime, Smithsonian, Cbs, Uefa, National Football League, Bet, Paramount, Nickelodeon, Viacom, Streaming Services


Roku debuts a 15-minute weekly series that recommends what to watch next

Roku is expanding its programming for its free content hub, The Roku Channel, with today’s launch of its own weekly entertainment program called “Roku Recommends.” The 15-minute show will leverage Roku’s data to highlight the Top 5 titles for viewers to stream that week. While not exactly “original programming” the way that Roku’s recent additions of its acquired Quibi content is, the series will run only on Roku, where it can be found in The Roku Channel and Featured Free, with new episodes eve...
Tags: TV, Television, Media, NFL, Tech, Walmart, Netflix, Streaming, Roku, Funny Or Die, Nielsen, Player, Amazon Fire TV, Cord Cutting, Maria Menounos, Multimedia



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