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Balance and Pokémon UNITE top Google Play’s ‘Best of 2021’ Awards

Google today announced the winners of its “Best of 2021” app awards, which highlight both the company’s and users’ picks for the best apps and games from the past year. This ye

Roku customers report streaming issues after 10.5 update

A number of Roku customers are experiencing problems with their Roku TVs following the Roku OS 10.5 update. According to reports published to Roku’s own customer forums and other sites, like Red

Hulu + Live TV is adding Disney+ and ESPN+ to its service for an additional $5 per month

Hulu is getting a sizable upgrade starting next month that will give its Live TV subscribers access to both the Disney+ and ESPN+ streaming services as part of their plan. Beginning on December 21, 20

Now you can watch Twitch on your Nintendo Switch

Have you ever had the itch to watch Twitch on Nintendo Switch? Available now as a free download on the Nintendo eShop, the Twitch app lets users watch both live and VOD content on the go in handheld m

Disney+ added fewer subscribers than expected this quarter

The fall hasn't been kind to Disney's streaming ambitions. Disney+ added just 2.1 million subscribers in its fourth quarter, giving it a total of 118.1 million customers. That's in line with the comp

Vimeo snaps up AI video startup Wibbitz and ‘shoppable’ video tech maker Wirewax to expand its enterprise video tools

Vimeo, the B2B video platform that spun out from IAC earlier this year, has made a pair of acquisitions aimed at building out the suite of features and tools it offers to businesses to create and run

Disney+ is launching a special IMAX format for 13 Marvel movies

Disney+ is bringing IMAX’s Expanded Aspect Ratio across 13 Marvel movies on its platform on November 12. The new format means that viewers will see smaller black bars in certain scenes. The company

Inside the Realms of Ruin

“The Ruin stirs, and the Five Realms rumble,” a now-archived web announcement read on Thursday morning. “You are cordially invited to join New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors Ma

Inside the Trump SPAC deal taking on Twitter, Disney, CNN and every major tech company

In a blinding flash of humility, TMTG allows that taking on public cloud and fintech infrastructure giants is more a "long-term" goal, not something it intends to get busy on right away.

Superplastic raises $20M to expand its cartoon influencer universe

A company from the creator of Ello and Kidrobot is announcing a new $20 million funding round to build out an imagined virtual world populated with deranged-yet-cute cartoon influencers. Superplastic&

SEC Form D filing reveals new $50M Sisu Game Ventures fund aimed at gaming startups

According to an SEC Form D filing, Sisu Game Ventures, a pre-seed and seed fund that invests in gaming startups has raised a $50 million first close of its new fund. However, the company declined to c

ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish downplays idea of a merger to get scale in streaming

ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish this morning downplayed his company’s interest in a potential merger — like one with its partner Comcast. At the WSJ Tech Live conference today, the media company

Disney’s new ‘Genie’ line-booking service launches at Walt Disney World on October 19

Disney’s newest digital service, Disney Genie, is launching on October 19 at Walt Disney World Resort. The service, first unveiled in August, is an update to the company’s earlier line-res

Strike looms over labor conditions on TV and film productions by big streaming services

Update: IATSE workers have voted overwhelmingly in favor of the strike authorization. This does not mean a strike is sure to happen, only that it can should negotiations with the AMPTP fail again. IAT

Amazon introduces Amazon Glow, an interactive, video calling device for kids and families

Amazon today introduced Amazon Glow, a new, interactive device aimed at families that allows kids to interact with family members and other remote loved ones over video calls. While something of a com

Disney and Amazon partner on a custom voice assistant, ‘Hey, Disney!’ and Echo rollout to Walt Disney World Resort hotels

Amazon, for the first time, is making another voice assistant available on Echo devices. The company at its fall event today announced a new voice assistant, “Hey, Disney,” developed by Di

Disney+ ‘Hawkeye’ trailer shows Clint Barton’s past catching up with him

The next Marvel Cinematic Universe show will premiere on Disney+ in November and Hawkeye has a festive setting. Watch the trailer for the new show starring Jeremy Renner and Hailey Steinfeld now.

Hulu is raising the price on its on-demand plans by $1 starting Oct. 8

Following last year’s price hike on its Live TV service, Hulu is now preparing to raise prices again. Starting on October 8, 2021, Hulu will raise the price for both its on-demand plans, Hulu an

Digital locker app Movies Anywhere adds AI-powered lists to organize your library

Movies Anywhere, an app that allows you to centralize your digital movie collection from across services, is rolling out a new feature that will help you make better sense of your growing library. The

This Week in Apps: OnlyFans bans sexual content, SharePlay delayed, TikTok questioned over biometric data collection

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. The app industry continues to grow, with a
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