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Ellen Pao memoir adaptation among 7 new Shonda Rhimes projects for Netflix – TechCrunch

July 21, 2018

When Shonda Rhimes left ABC last August for Netflix, both she and the studio kept a tight lid on their plans. We could only imagine where the twists and turns that her future stories would take us. Well, now we know. This week, Rhimes’s production company Shondaland and Netflix announced seven projects that she will make […]

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Warner Bros. unveils the first trailers for ‘Aquaman’ and ‘Shazam’ – TechCrunch

July 21, 2018

Today at Comic-Con, Warner Bros . gave fans a peek at the first DC Comics films post-Justice League. Warner Bros. and DC had a bumpy 2017. There was the astonishing critical and commercial success of Wonder Woman, followed by the box office disappointment of Justice League — leading to an executive shakeup and a general rethinking […]

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Wilson is like Longreads for podcasts – TechCrunch

July 20, 2018

Meet Wilson, a new iPhone app that plans to change the way you discover and listen to podcasts. The company describes the app as a podcast magazine. It has the same vibe as Longreads, the curated selection of longform articles. With its minimalistic design and opinionated typography, Wilson looks like no other podcasting app. On […]

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YouTube CEO’s latest update details its growth, glosses over content problems – TechCrunch

July 20, 2018

YouTube highlighted its growth and promised better communication with creators about its tests and experiments, the company announced today in its latest of an ongoing series of updates from CEO Susan Wojcicki focused on YouTube’s top five priorities in 2018. The majority of her missive today – which was also released in the form of a […]

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Facebook, Google and more unite to let you transfer data between apps – TechCrunch

July 20, 2018

The Data Transfer Project is a new team-up between tech giants to let you move your content, contacts, and more across apps. Founded by Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Microsoft, the DTP today revealed its plans for an open source data portability platform any online service can join. While many companies already let you download your […]

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Disney’s streaming service is resurrecting ‘The Clone Wars’ – TechCrunch

July 19, 2018

Star Wars: The Clone Wars, an animated series that ran on Cartoon Network for five seasons, is coming back. Created by George Lucas and overseen by Dave Filoni, the show depicted the adventures of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, as well as new characters like Ahsoka Tano, during the titular Clone Wars. Fans praised its ability […]

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Brat raises $30 million to reboot scripted television for the Gen Z crowd – TechCrunch

July 18, 2018

We are in the era of peak TV. Hundreds of expensive, scripted television shows are splayed across streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Netflix itself is now expected to spend $13 billion on original content this year. And yet, these networks can struggle to reach viewers outside of the core adult market. That’s where […]

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Netflix redesigns its TV interface with new navigation, full-screen trailers – TechCrunch

July 18, 2018

Netflix this morning announced the launch of a new interface for those who watch the streaming service on TV. The updated design is aimed at improving navigation by way of a remote control, making it quicker to get to the content you want to watch. The change involves relocating some of Netflix’s key features like […]

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Netflix’s ‘Nanette’ takes aim at straight white men and comedy clichés – TechCrunch

July 17, 2018

This is the first time we’ve done an in-depth review of a comedy special on the Original Content podcast, but Nanette (which Netflix released last month) isn’t a typical stand-up show. Hannah Gadsby starts off with some light, funny jokes about growing up as a lesbian in Tasmania, where being homosexual was illegal until 1997. […]

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‘Serious concerns’ at FCC threaten to halt Sinclair-Tribune merger – TechCrunch

July 16, 2018

The FCC has been under serious scrutiny by citizens, advocates and politicians alike due to its laissez-faire attitude toward, in particular, the proposed Sinclair Broadcasting merger with Tribune. But the agency is showing some backbone today with a no-nonsense declaration that the merger can’t go through unless a few “serious concerns” are addressed. It’s not […]

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