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Percent raises $5M, aiming to become the ‘Stripe for donations’ to good causes

What with the planet collapsing and democracy under constant attack from all quarters – you know, just the usual – one or two members of the global population have, idly or not, wondered if the private sector might want to step up? I mean, as well as shooting billionaires into space. At the same time, even! Luckily, many businesses want to do better. But there are one or two hurdles. Incorporating “purpose” into their digital offering, such as donating to a non-profit at the end of a moving docu...
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CNN+ streaming service will offer live and on-demand content in early 2022

Jon Fingas Contributor Jon Fingas is a contributing writer at Engadget. The rumors of a CNN streaming service were true. The network has unveiled a CNN+ service that will offer a blend of live and on-demand shows that are “separate and distinct” from existing TV coverage. It will debut sometime in the first quarter of 2022. CNN hasn’t narrowed down the price, but lead executive Andrew Morse told Variety in an interview that there wouldn’t be an ad-supported tier...
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All the streaming services and apps that let you host virtual watch parties

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Many streaming services now offer "watch party" features that let you sync playback with friends and family online. Alyssa Powell/Insider Several streaming services and apps allow you to watch shows and movies with friends online. Prime Video, Hulu, and Disney Plus let you watch together directly through their websites. Options like Teleparty and Scener support multiple services through web browser exte...
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Where to watch movies and shows together online when you're apart

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Many streaming services now offer "watch party" features that let you sync playback with friends and family online. Alyssa Powell/Insider Several streaming services and apps allow you to watch shows and movies with friends online. Prime Video, Hulu, and Disney Plus let you watch together directly through their websites. Options like Teleparty and Scener support multiple services through web browser exte...
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What’s new on Paramount+ in July 2021

Here's what's new on Paramount+ in July 2021. You'll find the SpongeBob Squarepants musical, Bill and Ted Face the Music, and more additions to the library.
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Common Sense Networks launches Sensical, a free, hand-curated streaming service for kids

Common Sense Media has made a name for itself among parents as a useful resource for vetting entertainment and technology in terms of its age-appropriateness. Now, the organization’s for-profit affiliate, Common Sense Networks, is taking inspiration from those kid-friendly recommendations with the launch of new streaming service called Sensical. The service offers age-appropriate, entertaining, and educational videos for children ages 2 through 10. At launch, the free, ad-supported service inclu...
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After raising $10M, Ryte launches ‘Carbon KPI’ to measure the CO2 footprint of web sites

As we become more and more aware of the kind of impact we are having on this planet we call our home, just about everything is having its CO2 impact measured. Who knew, until recently, that streaming Netflix might have a measurable impact on the environment, for instance. But given vast swathes of the internet are populated by websites, as well as streaming services, then they, too, must have some sort of impact. It transpires that a new service has identified how to gauge that, and now it’s rai...
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Apple TV+ free trial to be slashed from a year to 3 months

Apple has been offering 12 months of free Apple TV+ to anyone buying an iPhone or other Apple device. But as of July 1, the period will be cut to three months.
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Apple to introduce A/B testing and in-app events to the App Store

Apple today announced a number of coming changes and improvements to the App Store that will help developers better target their apps to users, get their apps discovered by more people, and even highlight what sort of events are taking place inside their apps to entice new users to download the app and encourage existing users to return. The company said its App Store today sees 600 million weekly users across 175 countries, and has paid out over $230 billion to developers since the App Store la...
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Your streaming bill is about to get more expensive as platforms look to gobble up libraries of exclusive content

"Black Widow" debuts on HBO Max and in theaters on July 9. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Amazon is acquiring MGM Studio's content library, which could be shown exclusively on its Prime service. The move indicates that content could grow increasingly exclusive across the streaming market. Such exclusivity could mean viewers will pay for more subscriptions to access what they want to watch, experts said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The media industry is consol...
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De La Soul’s Music Will Be Coming ‘Back to the Fans’ — and Streaming Services — New Label Owner Pledges

With 1989’s “Three Feet High and Rising,” the Long Island rap trio De La Soul created one of the truly groundbreaking albums in hip-hop history, bringing a happy, psychedelic, flower-bedecked vibe — dubbed “the D.A.I.S.Y. Age” — to a genre that had largely been musically and lyrically aggressive and/or self-aggrandizing up to that point. With […]
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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...
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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...
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HBO Max launches ad-supported subscription for $9.99 per month

“Game of Thrones” might be over, but HBO Max is still breaking new ground, and even breaking the internet – this past weekend, HBO Max blacked out right before the finale of “ Mare of Easttown ,” likely due to traffic. But if you haven’t hopped aboard the HBO Max train yet, it might be time to try it out. Today, the streaming platform premieres an ad-supported subscription at $9.99 per month. Its existing service – which features no ads – costs $14.99 per month. Subscribers can save 15%...
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9 ways to save money on streaming in 2021

Are streaming services weighing down your wallet? These methods will help you save money on your favorite streaming apps while still getting the content you want.
Tags: Saving Money, Trends, Netflix, How-to, Home Theater, Streaming Services, Movies & TV, Cut Streaming Costs, Save Money Streaming

BuffaloGrid and Techfugees launch education, solar charging initiative for refugees, aim to raise $3M

BuffaloGrid, a startup that provides phone charging and digital content to people in off-grid environments, is teaming up with the Techfugees refugee non-profit to provid free educational content and device charging to displaced people across East Africa and the Middle-East. The initial service will see solar-powered ‘BuffaloGrid Hubs’ deployed in refugee camps across Kenya and Uganda, providing unlimited free access to education and health content, as well as other streaming services and mobile...
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With new owner Naver, Wattpad looks to supercharge its user-generated IP factory

Toronto-based Wattpad is officially part of South Korean internet giant Naver as of today, with the official close of the $600 million cash and stock acquisition deal. Under the terms of the acquisition, Wattpad will continue to be headquartered in, and operate from Canada, with co-founder and Allen Lau remaining CEO of the social storytelling company and reporting to the CEO of Naver’s Webtoon, Jun Koo Kim. I spoke to Lau about what will change, and what won’t, now that Wattpad is part of Naver...
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Oprah and Prince Harry's new docuseries, 'The Me You Can't See,' explores mental health issues - here's how to watch on Apple TV Plus

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Apple TV+ Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry have teamed up to produce a docuseries called "The Me You Can't See." The show focuses on topics related to emotional well-being and mental health. "The Me You Can't See" debuts May 21 on Apple TV Plus ($5/month). TV Plus Monthly Subscription (small) One year after leaving his royal duties behind, Prince Harry is taking on a producer role in a new docuse...
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A new YouTube feature will make its connected TV ads more shoppable

YouTube today gave advertisers a sneak peek at its plans to make its video platform more shoppable. The company will soon be introducing a new interactive feature aimed at advertisers called brand extensions, which will allow YouTube viewers to learn more about a product they see on the screen with a click of a button. The new ad format will allow the advertiser to highlight their website link or another call-to-action in their connected TV video ad. The viewer can then click the option “send to...
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A company is using artificial intelligence to insert new products and ads into content, including old movies - and the technology could come to streaming platforms

A side-by-side shows how Mirriad inserted an ad onto the back of a newspaper. Mirriad Mirriad uses AI technology to insert products and ads into new and old content. It's the in-content solution for the Chinese giant Tencent and plans to work with streaming platforms. The startup could provide a solution for advertisers to make revenue amid a widespread shift to streaming. See more stories on Insider's business page. There's no question that traditional television is being ecli...
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How to watch 'Shadow and Bone,' the new Netflix series based on the popular fantasy novel

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Netflix "Shadow and Bone" is a new fantasy series based on the novel by Leigh Bardugo. The first season is now available to stream exclusively on Netflix. Netflix plans range from $9 a month to $18 a month depending on the video quality you need. Monthly Subscription (small) Gift Card (small) Leigh Bardugo's popular fantasy novels have come to life in the Netflix original series "Shadow and Bone."...
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Amazon is spending a whopping $465 million on 'The Lord of the Rings' season 1: 'This will be the largest television series ever made'

Warner Bros. The season 1 production budget is four times more than what HBO's "Game of Thrones" cost per season. Amazon paid $250 million for "The Lord of the Rings" rights, and the show will cost $1 billion overall. The show's storyline will be set thousands of years before "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings." See more stories on Insider's business page. We've known that Amazon's "The Lord of the Rings" will cost $1 billion to produce, but according to a Friday...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Hollywood, News, Entertainment, Trends, Netflix, New Zealand, Warner Bros, The Hollywood Reporter, Hulu, Lord Of The Rings, Tolkien, Streaming Services, Amazon Studios, Stuart Nash

New Discovery Plus subscribers can get a free Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite if you sign up before April 20

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon New Discovery Plus subscribers can get a free Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite ($30 value). The Fire TV Stick Lite is an Alexa-enabled streaming device with access to many popular apps. Discovery Plus costs $5 a month with ads, or $7 a month for ad-free streaming. Monthly Plan (ad-supported) (medium) The Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite is a convenient streaming device that lets you use your voice to search f...
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Warner Bros. says it expects to premiere some 2022 movies 'exclusively' in theatres signaling confidence in a box office comeback

Warners' "Godzilla vs. Kong." Warner Bros. Warner Media said it will start releasing movies in theatres before they debut on HBO Max in 2022. It's a reversal from the company's decision to premiere its films online and in theatres. Warner's decision caused many to speculate its impact on traditional cinema. See more stories on Insider's business page. WarnerMedia's biggest movies will be released in theatres first before its HBO Max streaming service in 2022, CEO Ja...
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Apple invests $50M into music distributor UnitedMasters alongside A16z and Alphabet

Independent music distribution platform and tool factory UnitedMasters has raised a $50M series B round led by Apple. A16z and Alphabet are participating again in this raise. United Masters is also entering a strategic partnership with Apple alongside this investment.  If you’re unfamiliar with UnitedMasters, it’s a distribution company launched in 2017 by Steve Stoute, a former Interscope and Sony Music executive. The focus of UnitedMasters is to provide artists with a direct pipeline to...
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Tencent Music now has joint labels with all ‘big three’ record labels

The music streaming arm of Tencent is further tightening its ties with the “big three” record label companies, its major licensing partners. Tencent Music Entertainment announced Tuesday that it has formed a new joint label with Warner Music Group, following similar deals with Universal Music Group in August 2020 and Sony Music Entertainment in early 2018. The collaboration will take advantage of “Warner Music’s global resources and experience in supporting artists’ careers, as well as TME’s mas...
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The 5 best music streaming services you can subscribe to in 2021

Music streaming services give you access to millions of songs for a monthly subscription fee.Spotify is the best service for most people thanks to its big selection, features, and free plan. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Music listening has come a long way over the past few decades. Gone are the days when you had to buy CDs, vinyl records, or cassette tapes. You don't even have to buy digital downloads anymore. These days, you can simply sign up to a music streaming service and have on-...
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Netflix is testing a crackdown on password-sharing after years of letting people get away with not paying for their own accounts

Anya Taylor-Joy stars as Beth Harmon in "The Queen's Gambit" on Netflix. Ken Woroner/Netflix Netflix is testing a crackdown on sharing passwords with those outside your household. The practice is already forbidden, but Netflix hasn't enforced it in the past. The streaming service currently places limits on streaming from multiple devices simultaneously. See more stories on Insider's business page. Netflix is going to start cracking down on one of the oldest traditions in subsc...
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Someone watched all 500+ Netflix original movie, and tried to rank them all

Like it or not, Netflix has absolutely succeeded in their long game of "undercut the competition with cheaper services until you complete replace them." It worked with video stores; and it ultimately worked when they moved into original content (although they do have some new competitors with that). — Read the rest
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Apple TV+ arrives on Google TV devices, starting with Chromecast

Google announced today the Apple TV+ streaming service has now arrived on the Google TV platform, starting with Chromecast with Google TV. It will also become available on Google TVs from both Sony and TCL, with expansions to other Android TV-powered devices in the months to come, Google says. Google TV was first introduced last September as the new way Google will refer to its interface for Chromecast, where it combines streaming services, live TV via YouTube TV, and other Google offerings into...
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