The nuanced challenges of antitrust and AT&T-Time Warner

It’s been almost eighteen months since the boards of AT&T and Time Warner unanimously voted to sign an agreement to merge their two companies together and create a content and distribution powerhouse. That deal, pegged at $108 billion including debt from Time Warner, would be among the largest corporate mergers in American history. The U.S. […]

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Anker’s Nebula Capsule portable projector is a pocket powerhouse

Anker is a device maker that’s rapidly become a go-to brand for affordable, quality accessories include cables, chargers and backup batteries. More recently, it’s started to branch out into additional areas, including projectors through its Nebula brand. The Nebula Capsule is the latest product from that line, a super portable projector with an Android-based OS, […]

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Lyft is building a self-driving platform with auto supplier Magna

Lyft is partnering with Magna, one of the largest tier-one automotive industry suppliers in the world, on autonomous vehicle technology. Lyft CEO and co-founder Logan Green explained that this will help them get their self-driving tech into various automaker vehicles around the world. Lyft will be working directly with Magna on “co-developing” an autonomous driving system, […]

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Original Content podcast: ‘Everything Sucks!’ overcomes our skepticism

 We were pretty skeptical about Everything Sucks!, a Netflix high school comedy set in the 1990s, which seemed to promise nostalgia, nostalgia and more nostalgia. The opening minutes of the premiere seemed to confirm those fears, as obvious ’90s references seemed to pile up one after another. But then the show kept going, and we found ourselves pulled into the story of Luke O’Neil… Read More

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Barack Obama’s next move could be a series on Netflix

 Former Presidents of the U.S. are typically inundated with offers from the private sector when they leave office. Recent White House tenant Barack Obama is about to take a unique step, however, with reports suggesting that he is close to agreeing to have his own show on Netflix. The New York Times is reporting that Obama is in “advanced negotiations” to produce a series for the… Read More

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Netflix CEO predicts $15 billion in revenue this year

 Streaming giant Netflix is expecting to get even bigger this year. Netflix, which has 117 million subscribers worldwide and brought in $11 billion in revenue last year, expects to hit $15 billion in revenue this year, USA Today reports. That’s based on a prediction Netflix CEO Reed Hastings made at an event this week. Earlier this week, Netflix announced a number of updates to make… Read More

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Netflix’s ‘Icarus’ wins the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature

Icarus It was a quiet Oscar ceremony for the big streaming services, but Netflix’s doping film Icarus (directed by Bryan Fogel) did win the award for best documentary feature. The Big Sick, distributed by Amazon Studios, was nominated for best original screenplay, while Netflix’s Mudbound was nominated for best adapted screenplay, cinematography (amazingly, Rachel Morrison is the first… Read More

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Netflix to have around 700 original movies and shows available in 2018

 Netflix’s original content ramp is showing no signs of slowing own – in fact, if anything, it’s speeding up. Netflix CFO David Wells says that the streaming company wants to have somewhere around 700 original shows and movies on the service in 2018, using that previously revealed budget of around $8 billion earmarked for original content. Wells, speaking at Morgan… Read More

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Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Mute’ is a big disappointment

Mute Mute is the latest film from Duncan Jones, the director of Moon and Source Code. He’s called it his Don Quixote, a passion project that he’s been pursuing for well over a decade. The movie goes live on Netflix today, so Jordan Crook, Darrell Etherington and Anthony Ha — your hosts on the Original Content podcast — all checked it out. We’re fans of Jones’… Read More

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This bizarre reality special from Netflix tries to get people to commit ‘murder’

 Netflix’s original programming is some of the best content out there, but an upcoming reality special called The Push looks bizarre at best and disturbing at worst. The company just released a trailer detailing the premise of the show, which you can watch below. According to host Derren Brown, a mentalist and illusionist (who, in the words of his website, has become “synonymous… Read More

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