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AI is taking over the iconic voice of Darth Vader, with the blessing of James Earl Jones

From the cringe-inducing Jar Jar Binks to unconvincing virtual Leia and Luke, Disney’s history with CG characters is, shall we say, mixed. But that’s not stopping them from replacing one o

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

Cyrebro, a specialist in cloud-based security ops centers, locks down $40M

The cloud, and the growing number of assets that are held and used within cloud services, have become a major focus in cybersecurity over the years. Today, a startup that’s leveraging the cloud

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.

This Week in Apps: Apple’s event brings a ‘Dynamic Island,’ new widgets and iOS 16

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. Global app spending reached $65 billion in th

Disney+ releases its first AR-enabled short film, ‘Remembering,’ starring Brie Larson

Today is Disney+ Day, and, as part of its perks, the company is offering Disney+ subscribers a new AR experience in conjunction with the short film “Remembering,” starring and produced by

Netflix’s cheaper ad tier could arrive earlier than expected

Although Netflix announced to the world in July that it is launching its ad-supported version in early 2023, the streamer could be changing its plans. As reported by The Wall Street Journal on Wednesd

Disney+ will reportedly launch in-app commerce features by year’s end

Disney is looking at ways for viewers to buy themed merchandise and accessories by scanning a QR code in the Disney+ app, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Scanning the QR code will

Star-studded digital avatar startup Genies launches NFT fashion marketplace

Digital avatar startup Genies, known its for high-profile partnerships with celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Migos and Cardi B, has just released its long-anticipated NFT storefront, “The Ware

Daily Crunch: Former Apple employee pleads guilty to stealing autonomous vehicle design details

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‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ to premiere on Disney+ next month on Disney+ Day

Disney+ revealed that “Thor: Love and Thunder” will be coming to the streaming service on September 8. The announcement is a part of this year’s Disney+ Day — an annual celebration that de

Disney accelerator alum Miko celebrates 140-country launch

It looks like Miko’s participation in the Disney Accelerator is paying off in a big way, as the company is bringing Disney and Pixar characters to its Miko 3 robot for kids. The company launched

Streaming viewership surpassed cable TV for the first time, says Nielsen

Streaming viewership reached new highs last month, exceeding cable usage for the first time, according to Nielsen. The measurement firm today released its total TV and streaming report for July, stati

5 things you may have missed in Disney’s latest earnings

Disney is arguably doing a few things faster or better than Netflix. But the House of Mouse is also bracing for changes that will affect the entire streaming sector and justify some broader caution.

The subscription pie is getting bigger: How to leverage usage-based billing

Subscriptions are not dying; they are just evolving.

Disney+ soars to 152.1 million subscribers after adding 14.4 million in Q3

The Walt Disney Company reported on Wednesday that total Disney+ subscriptions rose to 152.1 million during the company’s third quarter, posting better-than-expected results. The streaming servi

Disney is increasing the price of its ad-free Disney+ subscription to $10.99

Disney announced today that it’s raising the price of its ad-free Disney+ subscription to $10.99 per month starting December 8 in the United States, up from the current $7.99 price. The price ch

Walmart is reportedly looking at deals with streaming services

Walmart’s membership program Walmart+ may bundle with a streaming service. The report comes from The New York Times and sparks conversation about the strange idea of the retail giant entering the st

Amazon Prime Video launches local service in Nigeria

Amazon Prime Video today announced the launch of the localized version of its streaming service in one of Africa’s biggest markets: Nigeria. Just as it did in Southeast Asia some days back, the tech

‘Lightyear’ streams today, the first Pixar film on Disney+ with scenes in IMAX’s Expanded Aspect Ratio

“Lightyear” was the first Pixar movie in two years to make it to theaters. A month and a half later, it finally hits the streaming platform Disney+. Today, August 3, subscribers can watch the “T
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