Netflix was trying to reach a deal with Disney that would have let it keep Star Wars and Marvel content past 2019, but Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed those movies will indeed leave the streaming service. Netflix had been fighting to keep the content during the past month.
44% of the United States population has been affected by a single hack. Equifax, which provides credit reports, experienced a data breach that exposed the personal information of 143 million people. Some info on people in Canada and the UK was also exposed.
Google has launched its new personalized Feed for users around the globe. While it's currently limited to Android devices, it's eventually going to reach iOS, desktop, and mobile. The "Feed" features mobile cards based around your interests, such as sports teams and shows.
Apple and Amazon are both trying to land a deal that'll give them distribution rights for future James Bond films. Sony's deal with MGM expired in 2015, the same year Spectre was released. Since then, MGM has been looking for a new distributor for the movie series.
Since Stories on Facebook are not so popular, Facebook has decided to add a new feature to its Instagram platform that would allow users to share their Stories directly to Facebook. Those that have received this feature now see a new option to share photos and videos created with
During the 2016 presidential race in the United States, Facebook sold $100,000 in political ads to Russian-linked accounts. The social media company admitted it sold the ads to accounts and pages that "likely operated out of Russia." Facebook's ads were used to impact politics.
Twitter has officially rolled out its highly requested Night Mode display option on desktop. When it's enabled, the theme becomes dark, something many people prefer all the time or at least in the evening. Night Mode has already existed on mobile devices.
Google is making it easier for business owners to edit their listings on the search engine. Directly within Search, a new dashboard will let owners edit and add information about their company. Among the things they can edit are their opening hours, contact info, and photos.
Google is making some changes to Street View to improve the quality of the service. It's upgrading its mapping vehicles with superior cameras and it's also using AI to enhance the images it captures and displays. The new Street View car setup involves eight cameras.
Facebook's "Watch" tab is now available for users around the United States. It features access to a growing selection of original video content, which Facebook is trying to use to compete with YouTube and others. Content creators on Watch receive 55% of the generated ad revenue.
Microsoft is giving Windows 10 S users more time to make the free transition to Windows 10 Pro. The free upgrade period is now coming to a close on March 31 of next year, three months after the previously announced end date. Windows 10 S devices are pretty limited.
An update to YouTube's livestreaming capabilities has introduced improved moderation tools and lower latency streaming. The new ultra-low latency feature can be activated during a stream to reduce the delay between broadcasters and viewers to a couple seconds.
Facebook is spending a lot to stream sports content and it nearly spent $610 million to acquire the rights to stream five years of cricket matches from The Indian Premiere League (IPL). But 21st Century Fox's $2.5 billion bid was far more substantial than Facebook's.
Google regularly abuses its dominant market position to "bully" other companies, according to a blog post from Vivaldi co-founder Jon von Tetzchner. In the post, he describes dealing with Google as the company grew and as it came out with its own browser, Chrome.
WhatsApp is cutting off free access to its platform for business users, opening up a new way for the Facebook-owned service to bring in revenue. Certain features that make it easier for businesses to answer customer questions and send updates to followers will be paid.
The hackers responsible for attacking Instagram and stealing some celebrity account info also put the data up for sale. Hackers were selling access to a database called Doxagram that included the email addresses and phone numbers associated with many accounts.
If you by any chance are not using the Instagram app, but the mobile web, then you have just received some new improvements by the company. The Facebook-owned platform has now brought over the Stories feature to the mobile version of its website. Now you don't need to install the
DirecTV Now, the only major TV streaming service without a cloud DVR feature, is now known to be testing that capability. It's going to provide users with 100 hours of storage for video content, a leak has revealed. You'll be able to view and manage videos through "My Library".
After several months of testing, YouTube has officially launched a new desktop design for all users around the globe. The Google-owned video site now features cleaner and simpler design, new logo and also a dark mode, which swaps out the white background for black for a better
Instagram has improved its photo album feature, letting users post albums with landscape and portrait shots. The feature has been available since February, but it's been restricted to the square photo format that dominated the earlier days of Instagram.