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Microsoft misses expectations, points to foreign exchange rates and weakened PC market

Microsoft announced its fourth-quarter results Tuesday, missing Wall Street’s expectations. The company reported it had $51.9 billion in sales for the quarter that ended June 30, an increase of 12%

Netflix gives ‘The Gray Man’ its own universe with a confirmed sequel and spin-off

Netflix will be giving its spy thriller “The Gray Man” its own universe. The film was just released on the platform last week and is already a global hit, garnering broadly positive reviews. Seemi

Disney+ revives ‘Daredevil’ after Netflix canceled it four years ago

During Hall H’s presentation at Comic-Con this Saturday, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced “Daredevil: Born Again,” a new series for Disney+ that stars Charlie Cox as Daredevil and

NFL+ streaming service launches in the US, replacing NFL Game Pass

Today, the National Football League launched its streaming service NFL+ which has been officially priced at $4.99 per month or $39.99 per year. However, with this launch, the outgoing NFL Game Pass wi

Disney+ delivers first looks of new Spider-Man, X-Men, Groot and Marvel Zombies animated series

Disney+ made its debut at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 (SDCC) and gave Marvel fans a whole bunch of shows to look forward to. This marked Marvel Studios’ first appearance at the event in three years, an

Disney+ US goes R-rated with ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Deadpool 2’ and ‘Logan’

Disney+ strays farther from its family-friendly image with the addition of “Deadpool,” “Deadpool 2” and “Logan” arriving to the streaming service today, July 22. Alongside Disney’s a

Livestream platform Mandolin adds custom artist pages and a fan data analytics hub

Mandolin, the digital fan engagement platform, launched two new products today with the aim of assisting artists with turning fans into superfans and maximizing revenue. Fan Navigator helps artists co

HBO’s new ‘House of the Dragon’ trailer offers a peek at the ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel

HBO Max just released the first official trailer for “House of the Dragon,” the “Game of Thrones” prequel series that premieres on August 21. The show takes place 200 years before the events o

Netflix confirms its ad-supported tier won’t have all its content at launch

In today’s earnings call, Netflix confirmed the reports that have been circulating since last week that it is renegotiating deals to allow the streamer to put content on its cheaper advertising-

Netflix acquires animation studio Animal Logic

Alongside the report in its Q2 2022 letter to shareholders that Netflix lost 970,000 subscribers, Netflix also announced the acquisition of Animal Logic, the Australian animation studio responsible fo

Netflix loses 970,000 subscribers, its largest quarterly loss ever

During the three-month period ending June 30, Netflix reported a loss of only 970,000 subscribers. Last quarter, the company had a weak outlook for the second quarter and predicted a net loss of two m

OnlyFans invests in UK creator Chloe Sims and her sisters for new streaming series

Often dubbed as the U.K.’s Kardashians, British reality TV stars Chloe Sims and sisters Demi and Frankie have announced their upcoming series with OnlyFans TV (OFTV), OnlyFans’ free streaming

ESPN+ is getting a big price hike

On August 23, the price of ESPN+ will jump from $6.99 to $9.99 per month, and the annual plan is going up from $69.99 to $99.99. The steep 43% increase is the second subscription price hike in a littl

Astrology addicts can now see zodiac content on Bumble

Is it really written in the stars? This week, Bumble launched weekly customized astrology content in-app, with astrologer Aliza Kelly taking on the task of helping you find a star-crossed soulmate. Du

Hulu is turning Spotify’s most popular playlist into a new docuseries, ‘RapCaviar Presents’

Spotify’s hip-hop playlist “RapCaviar” will now be a new documentary series on Hulu. The eight-episode docuseries “RapCaviar Presents” aims to address “today’s most provocative issues”

Apple Music Sessions launches with country stars Carrie Underwood and Tenille Townes

Apple is introducing a new perk for Apple Music subscribers, Apple Music Sessions, which gives listeners access to exclusive releases in spatial audio that have been recorded in Apple’s music st

Sony is launching new loyalty program ‘PlayStation Stars’ to reward gamers

Today, Sony introduced a new loyalty program called PlayStation Stars that will give gamers loyalty points and rewards. The program is free to join and launches later this year, the company announced.

Nintendo acquires CG animation studio and renames it Nintendo Pictures

Nintendo has entered an agreement to acquire CG animation company Dynamo Pictures in order to develop visual content using Nintendo IP. The gaming company is buying 100% of outstanding shares of Dynam

Amazon finally gives ‘LOTR’ fans a longer trailer for its ‘The Rings of Power’ series

Prime Video has released a second trailer for “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” which is actually longer than 60 seconds this time. The new two-and-a-half-minute trailer is more in-dept

Netflix partners with Microsoft for its ad-supported plan

It looks like things are coming together for Netflix’s lower-priced ad-supported tier, reported to arrive later this year: Netflix just revealed today that it’s partnering with Microsoft as it
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