Netflix adds 9.6m subscribers in three months despite increasing competition

April 22, 2019

Streaming service, which spent $12 bn on original content in 2018, defeat psychoanalysts exceptions in latest earnings report Netflix added 9.6 million brand-new customers in the first three months of the year even as it increased prices and faced stiffer rival from contenders including Amazon, Apple and Hulu. The streaming video service now earnings report. Its often volatile share cost dipped slightly after the report smashed, falling close to 1…


John Oliver Defends WikiLeaks Julian Assange

April 21, 2019

On Sunday night, post-Game of Thrones final season premiere episode to the expulsion and arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Yes, the Last Week Tonight host tackled cable-news coverage of Assange being hauled out of the embassy, much of which focused on Assanges bearded, disheveled appearance, he remarked, Thats a weird tone to take on a story thats this important. Yes, his arrest sparks a difficult debate about the efficacy…


Joker trailer: first footage of Batman spin-off released

April 7, 2019

Joaquin Phoenix starrings as the Caped Crusaders celebrated adversary in a standalone aspect directed by Todd Phillips The trailer for the hotly foreseen Batman spinoff Joker has hit the internet. Starring Joaquin Phoenix in a persona already played by Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger, Joker has been conceived as a standalone cinema separate from the DEC Extended Universe series. Set in 1981, and Gotham City, this origins tale is purportedly…


Pelosi sends a message to Trump as the press covers a ‘power shift’

January 8, 2019

New York (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. All week long, Pelosi has been signaling to Trump — and to the public — that things will be very different now. When asked, in an interview with the NYT, “if she considers herself Mr. Trump’s equal,” she replied, “The Constitution does.” Sheryl Gay Stolberg’s story also…


Crawling from the wreckage

January 1, 2019

Things are tough all over — but especially in the digital media business of 2018. Probably the most high-profile flameout this year was at Mic, which laid off most of its staff ahead of an acquisition by Bustle. Mic had raised practically $60 million in funding, with major media organizations like Time Warner and Bertelsmann writing checks for the company’s vision of giving news to a millennial audience. But Mic’s…


Anti-Trump op-ed prompts guessing game on author’s identity

September 17, 2018

Text of New York Times article is drawn apart in hunt for clues about identity of senior administration official who wrote it An he New York Times by an anonymous senior administration official claiming to be part of a “resistance” running “from within” to thwart Donald Trump’s” worst tendencies” set off a wild guessing game inside and outside the White House on the author’s identity. In an exceptional move, a…