Media & Entertainment

Breaking Bad creator is making a new show for Apple TV+ with Rhea Seehorn

Apple TV+’s original programming has received a major boost with the company landing a deal with “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul” creator Vince Gilligan. Apple signe

Amazon Prime Video’s ‘Thursday Night Football’ starts strong with 15.3 million viewers

The first exclusive “Thursday Night Football” game on Amazon Prime Video was a win for the streaming service, with 15.3 million viewers, the company announced today. Amazon’s success

Apple TV+ character ‘Ted Lasso’ comes to EA Sports FIFA 23

Jason Sudeikis’ character from the hit Apple TV+ series “Ted Lasso” will make an appearance in EA Sports’ upcoming video game, FIFA 23. Ted Lasso will be playable as a manager along with the s

Peacock invests in its first adult animation series, stars Mike Judge and ‘Silicon Valley’s’ Zach Woods

Peacock, Comcast’s NBCUniversal-owned streamer, announced its first original adult animation series. It’s about time the streaming service invested in the genre, as adult animation shows continue

33% of US TikTok users say they regularly get their news on the app, up from 22% in 2020

Earlier this summer, a Google exec admitted that TikTok was eating into its core Search business, particularly among younger users. But that’s not all TikTok is now being used for, a new Pew Res

Disney+ makes it through its first livestreamed TV show, ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ without major crashes

As you can tell from the Mickey Mouse-shaped disco ball in the photo above, Season 31 of “Dancing with the Stars” (DWTS) premiered on Disney+ last night. This marked the first time the streaming s

YouTube announces Creator Music, a new way for creators to shop for songs for use in videos

In addition to the groundbreaking news that YouTube would begin to monetize Shorts videos and revamp its Partner Program, the company today also announced a new offering for creators who leverage musi

Microsoft rolls out Windows 11 update with File Explorer tabs, systemwide captions and more

Microsoft today announced that the next major version of Windows 11, the aptly-named Windows 11 2022 Update, has begun rolling out to the more than 190 countries where Windows is available. The highli

OpenAI begins allowing users to edit faces with DALL-E 2

After initially disabling the capability, OpenAI today announced that customers with access to DALL-E 2 can upload people’s faces to edit them using the AI-powered image-generating system. Previ

YouTube Shorts could steal TikTok’s thunder with a better deal for creators

The biggest open secret in short-form video has nothing to do with the algorithm. The secret is that you can’t get rich on TikTok, because even the most viral creators earn a negligible portion of t

WhatsApp’s first original film to air on Prime Video and YouTube, NBA player Giannis Antetokounmpo stars

Meta-owned messaging app WhatsApp is stepping into the film business. Earlier this week, WhatsApp announced its first original short film “Naija Odyssey,” which tells the story of NBA player Giann

Amazon Prime Video announces live-action ‘Blade Runner’ limited TV series

“Blade Runner” is getting its own limited series on Prime Video. Amazon confirmed to TechCrunch that the streaming service announced today it greenlit “Blade Runner 2099,” the

Daily Crunch: Adobe snaps up Figma in proposed $20B deal that has some scratching their heads

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What to expect for Amazon Prime Video’s exclusive ‘Thursday Night Football’

This year marks the beginning of Amazon’s multibillion dollar 11-year deal with the National Football League, making Prime Video the first streamer to have exclusive rights to an NFL package. Previo

Rephrase.ai lands fresh investment to grow its synthetic media platform

Rephrase.ai, a self-described synthetic media production platform, today announced that it raised $10.6 million in a Series A round led by Red Ventures with participation from Silver Lake and 8VC. CEO

Latitude brings AI-generated artwork to AI Dungeon

AI Dungeon realized the dream many gamers have had since the ’80s: an evolving storyline that players themselves create and direct. Now, it’s going further with a new feature that enables

Netflix downsizes its animation department, impacting 30 employees

Yet another round of layoffs at Netflix has unfortunately affected 30 Netflix Animation employees. Deadline first reported the news, and Netflix confirmed to TechCrunch that the company is downsizing

Nyshex lands a fresh $25M to match shippers with ocean carriers

The New York Shipping Exchange (Nyshex), a platform that connects shippers with ocean carriers, today announced that it raised $25 million in a Series B funding round led by Collate Capital with parti

I’ve missed this feature since OmniWeb was shuttered — Safari 16 just brought it back

Sidebar tabs aren’t a new idea, but they've been sorely lacking among modern browsers.

HBO and HBO Max nabbed the most wins at this year’s Emmy Awards

HBO and its streaming service HBO Max cleaned up at last night’s Emmy awards, pulling in a dozen wins in the Primetime Emmys, compared with its next nearest rival, Netflix, which had just three.
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