Star Wars and Marvel content is most popular among Disney+ trial users, report finds

Star Wars and Marvel content is most popular among Disney+ trial users, report finds

Early adopters of Disney+ are mostly watching Marvel and Star Wars movies and TV shows, according to a new third-party report by SimilarWeb out today. The analytics firm measured Disney+ usage in its debut market, the Netherlands, where the service went live for a trial run back in September ahead Read more…

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Study claims Disney+ already has over a million U.S. subscribers, pre-launch

Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, doesn’t launch until mid-November, but it may have already signed up over a million customers in the U.S., according to new data from analytics firm Jumpshot, out this week. The firm, which gathers data from a panel of online consumers to gain insights, is not Read more…

ZOMG there’s a new ‘The Mandalorian’ trailer (now with more Werner Herzog)

ZOMG there’s a new ‘The Mandalorian’ trailer (now with more Werner Herzog)

There’s probably no more hotly anticipated series from any new streaming service than “The Mandalorian” on Disney+ — and now the good folks at Disney have given us a new trailer to hypothesize about. There’s more action, more world-building, and much much more Werner Herzog (who could ask for anything Read more…

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NVIDIA’s new Shield TV wins the Android TV market with amazing 4K upscaling

NVIDIA has a new family of Android TV-based streaming devices, as tipped early via a couple of leaks from online stores. The new NVIDIA Shield TV ($149) and Shield TV Pro ($199) replace the existing Shield TV generation of hardware, which debuted in 2017. Both new Shields offer new Tegra Read more…

Substance abuse affects about 15% of American employees, Path wants to ensure they get help

Substance abuse affects about 15% of American employees, Path wants to ensure they get help

America has an addiction problem. It’s a problem that serial entrepreneur Josh Bruno has seen first hand. And it’s why he’s launched a new company called Path, which pitches access to specialized substance addiction treatment professionals as an employee health benefit, to do something about it. “I have unfortunately lost Read more…

HuffPost is reportedly on the auction block

HuffPost is reportedly on the auction block

Late last night the Financial Times reported that HuffPost, arguably one of the crown jewels of Verizon Media Group’s remaining network of media properties (which includes TechCrunch), is up for sale. Verizon has been shedding media properties in a retreat from the strategy that it had begun to execute with Read more…

How Bongo, the ‘Netflix of Bangladesh’, won the local video streaming market with just $10M

How Bongo, the ‘Netflix of Bangladesh’, won the local video streaming market with just $10M

Bangladesh’s largest video streaming service is expanding, profitable and open for buyout talks Thousands of miles away from the U.S., where technology giants, cable networks, and studios are locked in an intense multi-billion dollar battle to court users to their video streaming services, a startup in Bangladesh has already won Read more…