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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

DoorDash bought Chowbotics last year, now it’s shutting down the salad robot startup

It’s been a good couple of years for robotics and automation startups. With all of the successful funding and launches, it can be easy to lose sight of just how difficult running a robotics company

Meta shuts down its experimental video speed-dating service, Sparked

Meta is shutting down a video speed-dating service it had tested over a good part of last year, the company informed the service’s users via a recent email. Last April, the company formerly know

How Ryan Reynolds has mastered authentic marketing

Most people know Ryan Reynolds from his movies, but the actor has his hands in a number of entrepreneurial ventures. He owns a majority stake in Mint Mobile, a mobile virtual network operator, which h

Mozilla shutters Firefox Send and Notes

Mozilla today announced that it will shutter two products: Firefox Send, the free file transfer service it already put on hiatus in July, and Firefox Notes, its note-taking extension and mobile app. F

Stockwell, the AI-vending machine startup formerly known as Bodega, is shutting down July 1

Stockwell AI entered the world with a bang but it is leaving with a whimper. Founded in 2017 by ex-Googlers, the AI vending machine startup formerly known as Bodega first raised blood pressures &#8212

Alphabet takes the wind out of its Makani energy kites

Alphabet today announced that it is calling it quits on its efforts to build and monetize its Makani wind energy kites. Makani, which was founded in 2006, came into Google/Alphabet seven years ago as

HQ Trivia shuts down after acquisition falls through

HQ Trivia is dead. Today the company laid off its full staff of 25 and will cease operation of its trivia, sports and word guessing games, a source close to the company confirmed. You can watch the in

Remembering the startups we lost in 2019

All manner of startups fail for all manner of reasons. But there’s one constant: this is an incredibly difficult business. Launching a successful company isn’t just a matter of drive and finding t

The new Disney+ streaming service is oriented around fans and families

You can tell a lot about a service by what it prioritizes on its home screen. With the new Disney + service, the focus is initially organized by fan base, with different silos for the company’s

RIP Google+

That’s it for Google+, Google’s failed social network that once tried to take on Facebook and Twitter. As scheduled, the company has now started deleting user accounts and their data. Chan

New trailer for Dark Phoenix doesn’t bode well for the X-Men

The latest trailer is out for what could be the final installation in this iteration of the X-Men franchise — and things don’t look great (either for our heroes or for the franchise). The

Google+ for consumers will shut down on April 2nd

It’s no secret that Google planned to pull life support from the consumer version of Google+, its failure of a social network, in April. Until now, though, we didn’t know the exact date. T

Disney quietly shut down Babble, the parenting blog it once acquired for $40M

As Disney gets closer to launching a shiny new video service and continues to ramp up efforts in other new streaming areas like gaming, it looks like it might be winding down one of its more legacy be

Looking back at Google+

Google+ is shutting down at last. Google announced today it’s sunsetting its consumer-facing social network due to lack of user and developer adoption, low usage and engagement. Oh, and a data l

‘Venom’ is better than it has any right to be

What happens when a cast of Oscar contenders like Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed and Michelle Williams are turned loose to chew the scenery of a (seemingly wryly self-aware) B movie? Audiences get “Venom,

Watch Deadpool introduce the X-Force in new Deadpool 2 trailer

It’s the most anticipated Josh Brolin-starring Marvel movie coming out this year – no, not that one. The one with the dick jokes. Deadpool 2 arrives in theaters on May 18, and you can check o

$1,000 tea infuser startup Teforia shuts down

In what the company is calling "a very difficult time for hardware companies in the smart kitchen space," Tea infusion device startup Teforia is saying it is ceasing operations today, according to its

Crunch Report | Juicero Runs Out Of Juice

Juicero, the company that created the $400 juicer, is shutting down, Tinder hits top-grossing app on the App Store, and Google reveals the top things people want to find out how to do. All this on Cru

Amazon cancels its QVC-like shopping show ‘Style Code Live’

Amazon's own take on a QVC-like home shopping experience, "Style Code Live," has gone off the air. The live program, first launched in March 2016, was streamed online and via mobile to Amazon shoppers
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