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Quibi Is Officially Dead Nearly Eight Months After Debut

Quibi Is Officially Dead Nearly Eight Months After Debut After announcing in late October that Jeffrey Katzenberg’s mobile streaming platform Quibi would be shutting down less than seven months following its initial launch on April 6, the bite-sized streamer app is no longer operable as of today (via Variety). The outlet reports that the app will remain on users’ devices until it is officially deleted, but the app “no longer allows users to sign in (returning an error message if they try to) ...
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Goodbye, Quibi: Short-form Streamer Officially Shuts Down Today

Farewell, Quibi, we hardly knew ye. After less than eight months, the streaming service from Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, which featured short-form videos designed for mobile viewing, is officially no more. The company announced in October that it would be shutting down, but at the time did not specify an end date. Opening the...
Tags: Advertising, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Meg Whitman, Streaming & OTT


Quibi Is Officially Dead

As previously announced, the Quibi app as of Tuesday (Dec. 1) is no longer operable — marking the quick and quiet end of Jeffrey Katzenberg’s ill-fated $1.75 billion quest to carve out a new corner of the subscription streaming-video market. The Quibi app will remain on users’ devices until they delete it. However, the app […]
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'People just wanted it to fail': The creator of Quibi's 'Dummy' opens up about the streamer's collapse and the show's future

"Dummy" Quibi Quibi, the ambitious short-form streaming service that launched in April, announced in October it would shut down. Cody Heller, the creator of the Quibi series "Dummy," told Business Insider that she "wouldn't trade" the experience of making the show despite Quibi's collapse. She said that Quibi hasn't communicated what could happen to the show, but she hopes "Dummy" will eventually land at another streamer, either as it is or edited together as a movie. Heller said she was d...
Tags: Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Trends, Anna Kendrick, Showtime, Streaming, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Tbs, Hulu, Kendrick, Walt Disney Studios, Heller, Katzenberg, Tech Insider, Travis Clark


Quibi’s Jeffrey Katzenberg Downsizes to $26.7 Million L.A. Mansion

Just days after announcing the final stage of Quibi’s spectacular flameout — the short-lived, short-form video streaming service will formally shutter in December — founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and his wife Marilyn have finalized the $26.7 million acquisition of a brand-new home in Beverly Hills, as was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. Despite the […]
Tags: Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Moguls, Marilyn, Trousdale Estates, Westside Estate Agency, Quibi, Power Players, Jeffrey Katzenberg Downsizes


Joe Biden has finally disclosed who is raising him big money just days before Election Day (re/code)

Joe Biden released the list of his general-election fundraisers after 90 million people had already voted. | Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images Biden has been sharply breaking from precedent, only releasing the names after 90 million people have already voted. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden finally disclosed the roster of his biggest fundraisers on Saturday, unveiling the names of the 820 people who have helped him build a big-money juggernaut. The list includes B...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Obama, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Reid Hoffman, Mitt Romney, Silicon Valley, Jeffrey Katzenberg, The New York Times, John Mccain, Biden, George W Bush, Lee Daniels


Meet the billionaires bankrolling Joe Biden's 2020 campaign

Joe Biden has 94 billionaire backers, according to Forbes. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo At least 134 billionaires or their spouses have donated to former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential campaign, per a Forbes analysis of federal campaign records from September. The billionaires behind Netflix, SlimFast, Hyatt hotels, LinkedIn, and Star Wars all donated various amounts to Biden's election bid. While it's true that Estée Lauder heir Ronald Lauder gave $200,000 to President Donal...
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Everything to know about Quibi, the short-form video startup that raised $1.75 billion and flamed out 6 months after launch

Sophie Turner stars in "Survive" on Quibi. Quibi Quibi, the mobile-video startup that raised $1.75 billion to revolutionize TV for smartphones, was supposed to be the next big thing in streaming. But it failed to find its niche and after a string of headaches announced it would shutter its service on December 1, eight months after it launched. Read what's been going in inside the streaming startup. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Quibi, the mobile-video startup that rai...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Disney, Trends, Netflix, Punk, Dreamworks Animation, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Liam Hemsworth, The New York Times, Chrissy Teigen, Streaming Video, Hulu, Cnbc


A Quick Bite Post Mortem For For Quibi: Hollywood Still Doesn't Get The Internet (techdirt)

So Quibi, the Hollywood dream of creating a new "professional" video streaming service by throwing $1.75 billion at Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman and hoping they could create something, lasted all of 199 days before announcing that it was throwing in the towel (even though it apparently still has a chunk of that cash on hand, which it will be handing back to some investors). As we noted when it launched, Quibi is the perfect example of Hollywood thinking about the internet. It overvalued th...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Nbc, Idaho, Fleetwood Mac, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Mike Masnick, Meg Whitman, James Surowiecki, Quibi, Nathan Apodaca


Eko Wants Quibi to Pay At Least $96.5M in Damages, Asks Court to Freeze Assets

Eko is seeking a payout of at least $96.5 million from Quibi — which is shutting down after founder Jeffrey Katzenberg acknowledged the mobile-video startup isn’t viable — for allegedly infringing Eko’s intellectual property. As part of its bid to get paid, interactive-video firm Eko on Wednesday filed an ex parte application asking a federal […]
Tags: News, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Eko, Quibi, Eko Wants Quibi


Chinese billionaire Jack Ma and AMD CEO Lisa Su have a new tech strategy: shoot the moon

Hello, and welcome to this Wednesday's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech. Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Get Insider Tech straight in your inbox by subscribing here  This week: Jack Ma and AMD CEO Lisa Su are shooting for the moon Jack Ma Stephane Mahe/Reuters Good news, there's water on the moon, and soon, there will even be WiFi on the moon.Netflix has a new animated movie out called "Over the Moon."And Elon Musk unlocked...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Hollywood, Enterprise, Microsoft, Yahoo, Washington, Softbank, Trends, Intel, Ap, Earth, Netflix, Alibaba, Xbox


Week in Review: Snapchat strikes back

Hello hello, and welcome back to Week in Review. Last week, I wrote about the possibility of a pending social media detente, this week I’m talking about a rising threat to Facebook’s biz. If you’re reading this on the TechCrunch site, you can get this in your inbox  here , and follow my tweets  here . And while I have you, my colleague Megan Rose Dickey officially launched her new TechCrunch newsletter, Human Capital! It covers labor and diversity and inclusion in tech, go subscribe! Image:...
Tags: Apple, TC, Facebook, Europe, Tech, Snapchat, Instant Messaging, Software, United States, Pakistan, Computing, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Week in Review, Isp, Megan Rose Dickey, Lucas


How Quibi fell apart in 199 days

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for October 26. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected]'s news: How Quibi fell apart, inside The Richard Group's troubles, and the execs leading the e-commerce advertising industry. Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP; Richard Drew/AP; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider The 199 days that doomed Qui...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, Trends, Ap, New York Times, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Anna Wintour, Richard, Instacart, Wall Street Journal, Cvs, Meg Whitman, Walmart Amazon, Insiders, Richards Group, Noam Galai Getty


How Hollywood app Quibi collapsed after raising $1.75 billion in one of the biggest business flops ever

Quibi CEO Meg Whitman. Robyn Beck/Getty Images With just a few weeks to go until one of the biggest product launches in their careers, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman met alone for several hours. The two veteran business executives, representing the top echelons of Hollywood and Silicon Valley, were suddenly forced to discuss the future of the project they'd worked on — and promoted — almost constantly for the past two years. Their vision for a game-changing streaming video service calle...
Tags: Hollywood, US, Trends, Startup, Cbs, Silicon Valley, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Kevin Hart, Teaser, Steven Spielberg, Whitman, Meg Whitman, Katzenberg, Tech Insider, Seth Doane, Recode Media


Quibi Enlists LionTree to Handle Sale of Assets

It could be quite a fire sale after Quibi’s nearly $2 billion flameout: The Jeffrey Katzenberg-founded company has tapped LionTree to manage the process of selling Quibi’s assets, following its decision to shut down. A rep for LionTree confirmed that the firm has been enlisted by Quibi in an advisory capacity to evaluate in-bound inquiries […]
Tags: News, Jeffrey Katzenberg, LionTree, Quibi


The short, strange life of Quibi

“All that is left now is to offer a profound apology for disappointing you and, ultimately, for letting you down,” Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman wrote, closing out an open letter posted to Medium. “We cannot thank you enough for being there with us, and for us, every step of the way.” With that, the founding executives confirmed the rumors and put Quibi to bed, a little more than six months after launching the service. Starting a business is an impossibly difficult task under nearly a...
Tags: Apple, Apps, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Youtube, Disney, Tech, Hp, Netflix, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Ridley Scott, Belize, Streaming Media, Terms Of Service, Sam Raimi


Assessing Quibi Debacle: Financiers Second Guess While A Film Crew Struggles To Finish A Production In Ukraine After Being Told To Shut Down

The reverberations of Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s stunning Quibi shutdown are being felt both in financial circles — where the...
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How ill-fated startup Quibi went from raising $1.75 billion before launch to shutting down just 6 months later

Rafapress/Shutterstock Quibi just announced it was shutting down only six months after launching. The service's goal was to draw subscribers in to watch short mobile content on their phones. Quibi raised $1.75 billion but failed to attract subscribers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Quibi is officially dead, after launching during the COVID-19 pandemic and surviving just six months. On Wednesday, the company announced that it was shutting down and informed employees t...
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The rise and fall of Quibi from raising $1.75 billion before launch to shutting down just 6 months later

Rafapress/Shutterstock Quibi just announced it was shutting down only six months after launching. The service's goal was to draw subscribers in to watch short mobile content on their phones. Quibi raised $1.75 billion but failed to attract subscribers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Quibi is officially dead, after launching during the COVID-19 pandemic and surviving just six months. On Wednesday, the company announced that it was shutting down and informed employees t...
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Quibi's content failed to hook viewers and convince them to pay. Insiders said Jeffrey Katzenberg had close control of many programming decisions.

Jeffrey Katzenberg. Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Quibi Quibi, the mobile-video startup that raised $1.75 billion from backers like Alibaba Group, JPMorgan Chase, and Disney, is folding six months after debuting its subscription service. The Jeffrey Katzenberg-founded startup said in a statement that its demise was likely caused by a combination of an idea that wasn't strong enough and poor timing. But Quibi's failure ultimately comes back to a slate of content that did not break throu...
Tags: Hollywood, Media, Youtube, Disney, Trends, Analysis, Dreamworks, Streaming, Silicon Valley, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chrissy Teigen, Streaming Video, Cnbc, Kroger, Kung Fu Panda, Chrissy


Quibi’s “Last Day Of Service” To Be December 1, App Announces

A day after Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman announced their “clear-eyed” decision to shutter the six-month-old star-studded mobile...
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Quibi Will Cease Service Around Dec. 1, Says It Doesn’t Know Whether Any Content Will Be Available Afterward

Quibi, a day after announcing it will shut down less than seven months after launching, told customers Thursday that it expects to shut off the streaming service “on or about” Dec. 1. The company, led by founder and ex-movie mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman, also said that it doesn’t know what will happen […]
Tags: News, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Meg Whitman, Quibi


Quibi Will Cease Service Around Dec. 1, Says It Doesn’t Know Whether Any Content Will Be Available Elsewhere Afterward

Quibi, a day after announcing it will shut down less than seven months after launching, told customers Thursday that it expects to shut off the streaming service “on or about” Dec. 1. The company, led by founder and ex-movie mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman, also said it doesn’t know what will happen to […]
Tags: News, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Meg Whitman, Quibi


Quibi’s Founders, Jeffrey Katzenberg And Meg Whitman, Explain Why And How It’s Closing

Katzenberg: “There was no question that keeping us going was not going to have a different outcome, it was just going to spend a whole lot more money without any value to show for it.” Whitman: “Most entrepreneurs just keep on going [until] they literally run out of money and we just didn’t think that was the right thing to do.” – Deadline
Tags: Art, Media, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Whitman, Meg Whitman, Katzenberg, Quibi, 10.21.20


Quibi's founder reportedly told staffers to listen to a song from the movie 'Trolls' as he announced they would be losing their jobs

Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg. Reuters Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg told employees to listen to the song "Get Back Up Again" from the movie "Trolls" to help lift their spirits amid the company's shutdown, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Employees were told Wednesday that they would be laid off and would receive a severance as the company shuts down, the Journal reported. Quibi announced Wednesday that it was shutting down just six months after launch. The company...
Tags: Media, Trends, Tech, Anna Kendrick, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Trolls, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Streaming Services, Anheuser Busch, Whitman, Meg Whitman, Katzenberg, Wall Street Journal Employees, Tech Insider, Maureen Farrell


Meet Jeffrey Katzenberg, the Hollywood veteran who went from dropping out of college to founding DreamWorks and the shuttering streaming service Quibi

Jeffrey Katzenberg. Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Quibi Jeffrey Katzenberg, the mind behind shuttering streaming service Quibi, is preceded by an impressive resume, from revitalizing Disney's animation in the 1990s to cofounding DreamWorks. Katzenberg, 69, got his start in the mail room at Paramount Pictures, after dropping out of NYU during his first semester. He went on to spend a decade at Disney and to cofound DreamWorks in 1994. An early adopter of CGI animation, Katzenberg won th...
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After Quibi Announces Shutdown, Eko Says It Will Continue to Pursue Legal Action

Interactive-video firm Eko says it will continue to pursue its patent and trade-secret theft litigation against Quibi, after Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman announced the startup will wind down operations and seek to sell its assets less than seven months after Quibi launched. New York-based Eko sued Quibi in March for allegedly infringing one of […]
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What Quibi's quick demise means for the future of streaming and advertising

The streaming startup founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg and headed by CEO Meg Whitman, is shutting down after a very short-lived run, potentially calling into question big-ticket brand sponsorships of unproven streaming platforms. 
Tags: Advertising, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Meg Whitman, Quibi


A Big Thank You to the Quibi Team

“Quibi was founded to create the next generation of storytelling. We have assembled a world-class creative and engineering team that has created an original platform fueled by groundbreaking technology and IP, enabling consumers to view premium content in a whole new way. The world has changed dramatically since Quibi launched and our standalone business model […]
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After 6-month existence, video streaming service Quibi calls it quits

Short-form video service Quibi, launched in April and led by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, is shutting down.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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