Media & Entertainment

JioCinema, the Indian streaming service, launches 35-cent tier to box out Netflix and Prime Video

JioCinema introduced new monthly subscription plan on Thursday, with the lowest tier costing just 35 cents.

Diddo’s new funding will bring its shoppable TV API to streaming platforms

The company has developed an API that uses proprietary computer vision AI technology to identify products in TV shows and movies.

X is launching a TV app for videos ‘soon’

X, the company formerly known as Twitter, is launching a dedicated TV app for videos uploaded to the social network soon. X CEO Linda Yaccarino announced on Tuesday that the new app will bring “

Adobe claims its new image-generation model is its best yet

Firefly, Adobe’s family of generative AI models, doesn’t have the best reputation among creatives. The Firefly image-generation model in particular has been derided as underwhelming and fl

Tinder gets a ‘Share My Date’ feature for users to send date plans to their curious friends

It’s not uncommon for people to screenshot dating profiles and send them to their friends and loved ones, either to get feedback or to let them know who they’re seeing that weekend. Now Tinder use

Your Android phone could have stalkerware — here’s how to remove it

This simple guide helps you identify and remove common consumer-grade spyware apps from your Android phone.

India’s VerSe acquires Apple News+ rival Magzter

VerSe, the parent firm of Indian news aggregator app Dailyhunt, has acquired the popular digital newsstand firm Magzter, which competes with Apple News+.

Amazon brings its ‘Amazon Live’ shoppable livestreams to Prime Video and Freevee

Amazon is trying to keep live shopping relevant with the launch of an “Amazon Live” FAST (free ad-supported TV) channel on Prime Video and Freevee. Previously only available as a feature on deskto

Amazon Music follows Spotify with an AI playlist generator of its own, Maestro

Amazon Music is now testing Maestro, an AI playlist generator, that lets U.S. customers on iOS and Android create playlists using spoken or written prompts.

Adobe’s working on generative video, too

Adobe says it’s building an AI model to generate video. But it’s not revealing when this model will launch, exactly — or much about it besides the fact that it exists. Offered as an

A Dungeons & Dragons actual play show is going to sell out Madison Square Garden

What does Taylor Swift have in common with a group of improv comedians pretending to be wizards? They can both sell out Madison Square Garden (… and also, their fans kind of hate Ticketmaster no

Quibi redux? Short drama apps saw record revenue in Q1 2024

This represents an over 8,000% increase from $1.8 million in the first quarter of 2023, when just 21 apps were available.

Amazon, eyeing up AI, adds Andrew Ng to its board — ex-MTV exec McGrath to step down

If the decisions made by corporate boards of directors can indicate where a company wants to be focusing, Amazon’s board just made an interesting move. The company announced on Thursday that And

YouTube is switching to read-only comments for kids in supervised experiences

YouTube’s comments section, historically, has had a bad reputation, but a change rolling out could prevent kids from wading into the comments cesspool. In an email to parents who supervise a chi

Google releases Imagen 2, a video clip generator

Imagen 2 can now create short, four-second videos from text prompts, along the lines of AI-powered clip generation tools like Runway, Pika and Irreverent Labs.

Spotify launches personalized AI playlists that you can build using prompts

AI playlists will initially become available to users on Android and iOS devices in the U.K. and Australia and will be iterated on in the months ahead.

Mahbod Moghadam, who rose to fame as the co-founder of Genius, has died

Mahbod Moghadam, the controversial, never-boring co-founder of Genius and Everipedia, as well as an angel investor, passed away last month at age 41 owing to “complications from a recurring brain tu

TechCrunch Minute: Yahoo buys Artifact news app from Instagram’s co-founders

News that Yahoo is buying Artifact stirred the technology watercooler yesterday. Artifact was an interesting app, employing AI to help its users find and consume more, and more targeted news. It had s

‘A Brief History of the Future’ offers a hopeful antidote to cynical tech takes

Cynicism is a quality taken almost for granted in tech journalism, and certainly we are as guilty as the next publication. But both the risk and the promise of technology are real, and a new documenta

Storiaverse launches a short-form storytelling app that combines video and written content

Agnes Kozera and David Kierzkowski, the co-founders of podcast sponsorship marketplace Podcorn, today launched their newest app — Storiaverse, a short-form entertainment platform that offers a multi
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