Facebook Watch is gunning for the 23 hours a day you don’t spend on Facebook

August 12, 2017

Image: vicky leta/mashable Facebook’s 2 billions users spend about 50 minutes a day on Facebook, which begs the question: what does Facebook want you to do with the other 23 hours and 10 minutes of your day? On Wednesday, the company’s plans for that remaining time became clearer. Yep, it’s here: meet Facebook Watch. Facebook Watch marks the social network’s entry into the high-end video scene. It’s an arms race…

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7 Times The Person Who Writes The Netflix Episode Descriptions Ended The Episode Description With A Little Update About Their Life

August 10, 2017

Whoevers writing these episode descriptions has no hesitations using Netflix as her personal journal. 1. That era the person or persons sister had a baby 2. That age the person get scratched by her roommates cat 3. That occasion the person or persons was revealed by her sister 4. That duration the person or persons recognized she hadnt been exposed by her sister 5. That day the person got her…

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Netflix and Amazon on edge as Disney plans own streaming service

August 9, 2017

Studio will pull all titles from rivals and try to corner market in family-friendly fare from 2019 Disney is to pull its movies from Netflix and take on the streaming company with the launch of its own service from 2019, showing family-friendly fare such as the Toy Story films, Frozen and its forthcoming sequel, and The Lion King. The move is being seen as a potential major challenge to Netflix,…

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Experiencing poor Netflix video quality? You could blame Verizon

July 23, 2017

Verizonadmitted on Friday to throttling Netflixand YouTubevideo streaming after outraged customers took to Reddit. Comment from discussion beastmodecode’s comment from discussion "Netflix Throttle Megathread". In a statement to Ars Technica, Verizon claimed the problem was only temporary and didnot have an impact on video resolution. “We’ve been doing network testing over the past few days to optimize the performance of video applications on our network,” a Verizon spokesperson said. “The…

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Someone remade the ‘Stranger Things’ intro on an Apple computer from the 1980s

July 16, 2017

Image: netflix Let’s all thank the internet for Wahyu Ichwandardi, an illustrator and animator who thought it would be a good idea to recreate the Stranger Things intro on a monochrome monitor from the 1980s. SEE ALSO: Turns out we’ll get to see ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 sooner than expected Spoiler alert: it was a good idea. On the screen. pic.twitter.com/E8hT4rmB3N Wahyu Ichwandardi (@pinot) July 12, 2017 In progress: @Stranger_Things…

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Tech stocks tanked for the second straight day

June 13, 2017

Its been a bad few days for tech stocks. The FANG stocks, a moniker used to collectively describe Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google (now Alphabet) have had a rough two days on Wall Street. And even though Apple isnt included in the original FANG group (which was designed to describe a grouping of high-risk but high-reward mega-growth stocks), the company has also underperformed in the last two days. Heres a…

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The Porn Business Isnt Anything Like You Think It Is

May 23, 2017

Midway through the second largest season of Silicon Valley , the HBO series that so skillfully spoofs the Bay Area tech scene, the planned rolls to porn. Inside the offices of Pied Piper, the fictional startup at the very heart of the support, a shaggy-haired coder hackers into a competitive fellowship. The competitive, he detects, has landed a $15 million contract with a porn clothing announced Intersite, too fictional, agreeing…

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A meme come true: Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o to star in film based on tweet

May 23, 2017

Selma director Ava DuVernay will direct film for Netflix after joke movie pitch about photo of stars goes viral, with a script from Insecure breakout Issa Rae Rihanna and Lupita Nyongo are set to star in a buddy movie for director Ava DuVernay after a tweet of the two went viral. The Grammy-winning singer and Oscar-nomimnated actor were pictured together at a Miu Miu fashion show in 2014, which was…

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