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Quibi is the anti-TikTok (that’s a bad thing)

It takes either audacious self-confidence or reckless hubris to build a completely asocial video app in 2020. You can decide which best describes Quibi, Hollywood’s $1.75 billion-funded attempt at a mobile-only Netflix of six to 10-minute micro-TV show episodes. Quibi manages to miss every trend and tactic that could help make its app popular. The company seems to believe it can succeed on only its content (mediocre) and marketing dollars (fewer than it needs). I appreciate that Quibi is doin...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Mobile, Apps, Hollywood, Media, Instagram, Entertainment, Youtube, Messaging, Disney, Tech, Snapchat, Netflix, Mtv


Disney’s ‘astounding number,’ WaPo’s Zip Code-specific take on hospital readiness and more: Datacenter Weekly

Welcome to Ad Age Datacenter Weekly, our data-obsessed newsletter for marketing and media professionals. Reading this online? Sign up to get it delivered to your inbox here. Unemployment data in context A stark headline from CNBC sums up today’s unemployment news: “U.S. weekly jobless claims jump by 6.6 million and we’ve now lost 10% of workforce in three weeks.” Investors seem to regard such grim stats as the new normal: “Wall Street shrugs off jobless claims,” per CNN Business. Mean...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Washington Post, Advertising, Disney, Netflix, New York Times, Hulu, Brooks Barnes, Cnbc, Cnet, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Brad, Barnes, WaPo


Introverts' joy of lockdown getting ruined by extroverts filling their schedules with video appointments

Introverts were enjoying the lockdown. Suddenly they had no social obligations nor the social anxiety that goes along with declining invitations, canceling them, or attending them. Introverts were reading, gardening, baking, making things, learning languages, sharpening skills, and basking in quietude. The extroverts, however, took note of this new state of affairs and declared it intolerable. Invitations for online gatherings began pouring in and, for introverts, social anxiety is creeping back...
Tags: Google, Post, News, Netflix, Extroverts, Introverts, Queens New York, Abby Ohlheiser, Jaya Saxena, Coronavirus, Miguel Teirlinck


Disney+ has more than 50M subscribers

The Walt Disney Company just announced that its streaming service Disney+ has more than 50 million subscribers. The service launched less than five months ago, and apparently had 28.6 million subscribers as of February 3. These “paid subscriber” numbers include subscribers who are bringing in revenue for Disney but are not paying for the service themselves. (TechCrunch’s parent company Verizon is offering a year of free Disney+ to some customers.) It also includes 8 million subscribers in Ind...
Tags: Verizon, Japan, Media, Entertainment, India, Disney, Tech, Netflix, Switzerland, Walt Disney Company, Latin America, Streaming Service, Western Europe, The Walt Disney Co, Kevin Mayer, Hotstar


Netflix to launch weekly Instagram Live series about coping during the COVID-19 pandemic

Netflix is launching a new series on Instagram that will focus on taking care of yourself and your mental health during the COVID-19 global pandemic. The series, which will begin airing on Instagram Live tomorrow at 7 PM PT, features the stars of some of Netflix’s top Young Adult shows and movies, including “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” “The Kissing Booth,” “Stranger Things,” “Cheer,” and “13 Reasons Why.” The series will run every Thursday from now through May 14 on the @Netflix Instagra...
Tags: Video, Media, Instagram, Social Media, Tech, Live, Netflix, American Foundation, Caleb McLaughlin, Ken Duckworth, Alisha Boe, Noah Centineo, COVID-19


Daily Crunch: Jack Dorsey announces $1B relief fund

The CEO of Twitter and Square makes a major commitment to COVID-19 relief, Tesla shuts down its U.S. factories until May and PlayStation unveils its latest controller. Here’s your Daily Crunch for April 8, 2020. 1. Jack Dorsey creates $1B COVID-19 relief fund using Square equity Jack Dorsey announced in a series of tweets that he is shifting $1 billion in his Square equity to create a fund dedicated to COVID-19 relief. The Twitter and Square CEO is calling the fund Start Small and posting a t...
Tags: TC, Twitter, America, Tech, Tesla, Netflix, Iowa, Sony, Leonardo Dicaprio, Square, Silicon Valley, Jack Dorsey, Laurene Powell Jobs, Shipt, Gearbox Software, Borderlands


The Virus Changed the Way We Internet

A New York Times analysis of internet usage in the United States from SimilarWeb and Apptopia, two online data providers, reveals that our behaviors shifted, sometimes starkly, as the virus spread and pushed us to our devices for work, play and connecting. From the report: With nearly all public gatherings called off, Americans are seeking out entertainment on streaming services like Netflix and YouTube, and looking to connect with one another on social media outlets like Facebook. In the past f...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Youtube, Tech, Netflix, United States, New York Times, Facebook Netflix, SimilarWeb, Apptopia


Netflix narrowly beats YouTube as the most popular video platform for US teens, according to a new survey

Netflix accounts for 33% of daily video consumption for teens, according to survey by investment and research firm Piper Sandler. YouTube wasn't far behind with 31%. Disney Plus and Apple TV Plus, which debuted in November, accounted for 7% and 2%, respectively.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix is winning the streaming contest among Gen Zers, but its biggest competition isn't far behind. Investment and research firm Piper Sandler surveyed 5,200 people in the US wit...
Tags: Apple, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Facebook Watch, Disney Plus, Apple TV Plus, Piper Sandler, Piper Sandler YouTube, Apple TV Plus Hulu, YouTube 31 Cable TV


Netflix Tightens Its Parental Controls for Cooped-Up Kids

Netflix is strengthening parental controls, offering more tools to limit what kids can watch on the world's most popular paid streaming service. From a report: Parents can now filter out titles they deem inappropriate and protect individual profiles with a PIN so kids can't use them, the company said Tuesday. These changes take effect for customers in all 190 countries where the streaming service is available. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
Tags: Tech, Netflix


Netflix now lets you lock your personal profile with a PIN to keep kids (and roommates) out

Want to let your kids poke around Netflix without them wandering their way beyond the kids section? Got a roommate who keeps inexplicably forgetting to use their profile and is totally screwing up your “Continue Watching” list? Good news! Netflix is now letting users set a PIN to keep individual profiles locked down. The new feature comes as part of a wider update this morning focusing on improved parental controls. Other new features include: Filtering titles based on their maturity rating in...
Tags: TC, Tech, Netflix


TV advertising is a mess — meet 23 industry insiders working to fix it

The TV industry is undergoing massive changes as people flee from traditional TV to streaming platforms and advertisers shift big money from TV to over-the-top services. And now, the coronavirus crisis is expected to accelerate viewers' shift away from traditional TV. Even as viewers flock to streaming services, reaching TV-sized audiences on those platforms is a challenge for marketers. Business Insider identified 23 people from agencies, networks, consortiums, and adtech firms who are at the...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Nbc, Abc, Youtube, Disney, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Unilever, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Levy, Aol, Bravo


How to make lemonade out of shit

Coronavirus in Context is a weekly newsletter where we bring you facts that matter about the COVID-19 pandemic and the technology trying to stop its spread. You can subscribe here. Hey all you cool cats and… Nope. I’m not going to do it. I’m staying out of that debate. Though I will say that “Tiger King” is a tour de force that’ll almost certainly make you feel better about yourself and your life choices. I’m not a Netflix shill, I just know good TV when I see it. And I agree with nearly every o...
Tags: Startups, Newsletter, Tech, Netflix, Coronavirus


How I Homeschooled Our First Graders During the COVID-19 “Vacation”

This is the spreadsheet of ideas that we used. Create your own and share it with me in the comments please! I took a little creative liberty with the title. The “COVID-19 ‘Vacation'” refers to the two weeks my kids were on their normal “vacation” from school, but we were physically distancing at home. For them, this was their regularly-planned vacation. When the school was scheduled to start back up again, they had a distance learning curriculum. There’s nothing about COVID-19 that should...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Kids, Education, Marketing, Netflix, Pokemon, Warren Buffett, Pbs, Hulu, Duolingo, Google Sheet, US Public Health Service, Khan Academy Kids, Adventure Academy, Coronavirus


Here are 10 companies Amazon could buy up to fortify its massive cloud business if a recession drives prices down, according to experts — including Oracle, Twilio, and Zoom (AMZN)

Amazon Web Services currently has the biggest market share in the cloud industry, but analysts say it could look for more ways to grow through an acquisition in markets like cybersecurity or artificial intelligence. AWS has become even more important to Amazon's overall business, as fears of a recession swirl, analysts say: The future of the online retail industry is unclear, but cloud demand is only increasing. Plus, the current turbulence on the stock market is pushing down public company va...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Cisco, SU, Netflix, Larry Ellison, Aws, Silicon Valley, Fireeye, Pentagon, Oracle, Amazon Web Services, Zoom, Newman


Daily Crunch: Quibi finally launches its mobile streaming app

Quibi launches its mobile streaming service, Apple sources 20 million protective masks and Red Hat announces a new CEO. Here’s your Daily Crunch for April 6, 2020. 1. Quibi launches its mobile streaming service in the middle of the quarantine era The much-hyped mobile app promising to deliver “quick bites” of video entertainment is finally here. The company has been in the headlines for more than two years, thanks to the involvement of founder Jeffrey Katzenberg (who previously co-founded Dre...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Mobile, Media, Entertainment, Ebay, Tech, Netflix, Tim Cook, Kaiser, Dreamworks Animation, Goldman Sachs, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Santa Clara, Red Hat, William Henderson


'Quit Trying To Make Quibi Happen'

Devindra Hardawar of Engadget, writing about Quibi, a new streaming service that launched today: Nobody asked for Quibi. Nobody, that is, except for Jeffrey Katzenberg, the founder of Dreamworks Pictures and famed Hollywood producer. Where other mobile video startups failed, like Samsung's long-forgotten Milk Video and Verizon's own Go90 (RIP), Katzenberg figured he could succeed by pouring money (somehow he's raised $1.75 billion so far!) into top talent and well produced shows. At CES in Janua...
Tags: Verizon, Hollywood, Samsung, Tech, Ces, Netflix, Pandora, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Hulu, Cto, Engadget, Meg Whitman, Tom Conrad, Katzenberg, DreamWorks Pictures, Devindra Hardawar


Here are 10 companies Amazon could buy to maintain its lead as the biggest cloud in the world, according to experts – including Oracle, Twilio, and Zoom (AMZN)

Amazon Web Services currently has the biggest market share in the cloud industry, but analysts say it could look for more ways to grow through an acquisition in markets like cybersecurity or artificial intelligence. AWS has become even more important to Amazon's overall business, as fears of a recession swirl, analysts say: The future of the online retail industry is unclear, but cloud demand is only increasing. Plus, the current turbulence on the stock market is pushing down public company va...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Cisco, SU, Netflix, Larry Ellison, Aws, Silicon Valley, Fireeye, Pentagon, Oracle, Amazon Web Services, Zoom, Newman


Original Content podcast: ‘The Platform’ offers a gruesome metaphor for capitalism

“The Platform” is not a subtle movie. That’s true of its approach to horror, with intense, bloody scenes that prompted plenty of screaming and pausing from your hosts at the Original Content podcast. It’s also true of its thematic material — right around the time one of the characters accuses another of being communist, you’ll slap yourself on the forehead and say, “Oh, it’s about capitalism.” The new Netflix film takes place in a mysterious prison, with two prisoners on each level (they’re r...
Tags: Apple, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Tech, Platform, Netflix, Original Content Podcast


‘Artemis Fowl’ is skipping theaters for Disney+

With movie theaters largely closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Disney is pushing back its slate of upcoming films. And at least one movie won’t be making it into theaters at all, with “Artemis Fowl” heading straight to streaming instead. The company announced today that that the film will debut exclusively on Disney+, and that the release date will be revealed soon. All of the Hollywood studios are scrambling to adapt to the theatrical closures. NBCUniversal broke the theatrical window by rele...
Tags: TC, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Disney, Tech, Netflix, Kenneth Branagh, Pixar, Paramount, Emma, The Walt Disney Company, Eoin Colfer, Ricky Strauss, Kenneth Branagh Artemis Fowl, Kumail Nanjiani Issa Rae


Amazon will finally launch its first big-budget video games in May (AMZ)

Amazon says it intends to release its first original, big-budget video games in May, according to a New York Times report. One title is a sci-fi shooter called "Crucible," while the other is a massively-multiplayer online fantasy title called "New World." Both had already been announced, but have been delayed by the coronavirus. The video game industry has long been in Amazon's sights, with the tech giant also reported to be developing a cloud-based gaming service codenamed "Project Tempo." Bi...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, America, Trends, Netflix, New York Times, Crucible


Apple Will Stop Taking a Cut of Some Video App Purchases Made Through the App Store

Yesterday, Apple said it would stop taking a cut of some sales for "qualifying" streaming video services on iPhones and other Apple devices, including Amazon's Prime Video. Reuters reports: To make purchases inside apps on its App Store, Apple requires the use of its own payment systems and takes a commission of between 15% and 30% before passing on the rest to the third-party app developer. Many of Apple's rivals in streaming music and video, such as Netflix and Spotify, avoid paying those comm...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Siri, Tech, Eu, Netflix, U S Justice Department, House Judiciary Committee


Disney debuts its streaming service in India for $20 a year

Disney+ has arrived in the land of Bollywood. The company on Friday (local time) rolled out its eponymous streaming service in India through Hotstar, a popular on-demand video streamer it picked up as part of the Fox deal. To court users in India, the largest open entertainment market in Asia, Disney is charging users 1,499 Indian rupees (about $19.5) for a year, the most affordable plan in any of the more than a dozen markets where Disney+ is currently available. Subscribers of the revamped ...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Mobile, Apps, Asia, Hbo, Media, Abc, John Oliver, India, Disney, Narendra Modi, Samsung, Tech, Apple TV, Fox


Disney debuts its streaming service in India

Disney+ has arrived in the land of Bollywood. The company on Friday (local time) rolled out its eponymous streaming service in India through Hotstar, a popular on-demand video streamer it picked up as part of the Fox deal. To court users in India, the largest open entertainment market in Asia, Disney is charging users 1,499 Indian rupees (about $20) for a year, the most affordable plan in any of the more than a dozen markets where Disney+ is currently available. Subscribers of the revamped st...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Mobile, Apps, Asia, Hbo, Media, Abc, India, Disney, Tech, Apple TV, Fox, Netflix, Premier League, New Delhi


Akamai, Amazon, Netflix, Microsoft, and Google Join Internet Routing Security Effort

A community effort to improve the internet's routing security has won the backing of some of the web's biggest names. From a report: Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Akamai, and Netflix, among others, have signed up to the Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) group, in their roles as content delivery networks (CDNs) and cloud providers (CPs). MANRS's goal is to shore up the internet's lax security when it comes to routing people's connections around Earth. It is, essentially, d...
Tags: Google, Tech, Earth, Netflix, Akamai Amazon Netflix Microsoft, Amazon Google Facebook Microsoft Akamai


IRL pivots into virtual event calendar In Remote Life

What do you do if you’re an event discovery startup and suddenly it’s illegal to attend events? You lean into the cultural shift and pivot. Today, $11 million-funded calendar app IRL is morphing from In Real Life to In Remote Life. It will now focus on helping people find, RSVP for, plan, share, and chat about virtual events from livestreamed concerts to esports tournaments to Zoom cocktail parties. Coronavirus could make IRL relevant to a wider audience because before an event “only mattered if...
Tags: Apple, Google, Social, Startups, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Tech, Netflix, Talent, Robinhood, Greylock, Google-calendar, Irl, Josh Elman


Coronavirus: Brand Moves for Thursday April 2

In China, the biggest public health crisis in two decades has enticed 3,000 newcomers to the Personal Protective Equipment industry this year, according to the Sina news portal, adding to a field of 4,000 who produced 4.2 billion face masks last year or half the world’s output, according to government data. Among the ‘new’ entrants are a clutch of juggernauts – car makers BYD and SAIC-GM-Wuling, iPhone assembler Foxconn and oil and gas producer Sinopec. BYD chairman and founder Wang Chuanfu led...
Tags: Google, Verizon, UK, New York, London, Adobe, Rihanna, California, Jay Z, China, New York City, Israel, Advertising, US, America, Los Angeles


Disney+ beat Netflix in recent US downloads (report)

Netflix may still dominate global streaming, but Disney+ has made a huge splash in the United States, where it launched in November. That much was pretty clear already, and other reports have already suggested that Disney+ was the most downloaded app and biggest search trend in the United States last year. Now a new report from mobile intelligence company Apptopia and competitive engagement platform Braze suggests that Disney’s streaming service has continued its spectacular success into 2020...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Hbo, Media, Entertainment, Youtube, India, Disney, US, Tech, Netflix, United States, Hulu, Morty, Rick, The Walt Disney Company


You can finally buy Amazon Prime shows and movies in-app on Apple devices, after Amazon bypasses Apple's 30% levy

You can now buy TV shows and movies through Amazon Prime Video on your Apple devices. Amazon has gained an exemption for its streaming service from Apple's controversial 30% tax on media purchases made through its app store. Apple claims it has a long-established program which grants exemptions to "premium subscription video entertainment providers." Apple has historically locked horns with app makers over its right to levy the tax, which prompted music service Spotify to file an antitrust com...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Trends, Siri, Eu, Netflix, Louisiana, App Store, Amazon Prime Video, Apple Music Amazon, Amazon Prime Bloomberg, Bloomberg Canal, YouTube Amazon Prime


What is Apple TV+?

Apple TV+ may not be as popular as Netflix or Hulu, but it has its perks. Here's everything you need to know.
Tags: Apple, Trends, Apple TV, Netflix, Hulu, Movies & TV, Apple TV Plus, Tier 4


The coronavirus pandemic is forcing Amazon, Microsoft, and Google to battle-test their clouds like never before. Here's why experts say the companies are ready. (AMZN, MSFT, GOOGL, GOOG)

As more people turn to remote work, online learning, and entertainment streaming services during the coronavirus crisis, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud are facing increased usage. Two experts say that those clouds are up to the challenge.   Generally, AWS, Microsoft, and Google Cloud all stress-test their systems frequently and have data centers all over the world, providing protection in case of site failures.  Each have also enacted new measures specifically geared to...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Netflix, Gartner, Aws, Hulu, Business Insider, Forrester, Wedbush, Lowery, Wedbush Securities, Amazon Microsoft, AWS Microsoft, Google Cloud



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