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4chan post appears to have detailed Jeffrey Epstein's death before news broke

A post to the anonymous imageboard appeared to provide details of Epstein's death before news reports. → Read More

CBS, Viacom to reunite in merger that creates roughly $30B company

The combo will speed up efforts in streaming, the companies say. → Read More

Apple TV Plus: Everything to know about Apple's coming streaming service

The streaming service has megawatt stars like Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. Here's everything we know -- and don't. → Read More

AT&T, CBS end blackout with deal over payment rates for channels

The deal ends a nearly three-week blackout of CBS offerings in 17 US cities. → Read More

Disney Plus: Every show, movie and original you'll be able to stream

Disney is going to have 500 movies and 7,500 TV episodes on its $7-a-month Netflix-like streaming service. But which shows and movies will that actually be? → Read More

Galaxy Note 10 will let you 3D scan a physical object in seconds

You can use these renderings for 3D printing -- or an animated dance video. → Read More

Disney Plus will discount a bundle with Hulu and ESPN Plus for $13 a month

That would save you $5 monthly. Also, Disney may reboot Home Alone. → Read More

Disney+ will discount a bundle with Hulu and ESPN Plus for $13 a month

That would save you $5 monthly. Also, Disney may reboot Home Alone. → Read More

Disney Plus will discount a bundle with Hulu and ESPN Plus for $13 a month

The triple-service bundle will be available when Disney Plus launches Nov. 12. → Read More

Google, Facebook, Twitter aren't prepared for deepfakes, US Rep. Schiff says

They're "far from ready" to stop their platforms from being weaponized, the lawmaker says. → Read More

YouTube tweaks kids videos' algorithm, sending views to 'quality' content

The new recommendations caused views to surge for some channels and plummet for others, a report said. → Read More

Spotify's 108 million subscribers keeps big lead over Apple Music (but still disappoints)

Apple Music, meanwhile, is its closest rival at only 60 million. → Read More

Elvie's wearable breast pump feels like breaking out of jail

Wearable pumps won't fix your every breastfeeding woe, but they give moms some freedom and dignity back. → Read More

Netflix's Adam Sandler movies are sucking us in more than ever

The company reveals how much we binge its originals like Murder Mystery, The Perfect Date, Always Be My Maybe, Our Planet and When They See Us. → Read More

YouTube cracks down on stream-ripping sites that pirate music

YouTube's new copyright measures caught the eye of a Congressional committee chairman grilling big tech about the influence of its services. → Read More

Netflix subscriber growth got pummeled by sleepy release slate pre-Stranger Things

Netflix surpassed 150 million paid members, but it booked only about half the new subscribers it had predicted. → Read More

Spotify gives Disney, Star Wars, Marvel soundtracks a dedicated hub

For when you want to hear the Imperial March right after Let It Go. → Read More

Deepfakes have YouTubers worried. Vidcon offers a way to push back

The convention for online creators kicks off with a panel on how to prepare for the deepfake dilemma. → Read More

VidCon kicks off with deepfake dilemma as its opening act

VidCon is an annual circus of screaming fans flocking to their online video idols, but deepfakes are the first thing on the agenda this year. → Read More

Facebook's VidCon message to creators: Let's make more money

The company is trickling out new ways to bring in revenue from videos posted on its site and is adding a new commission on subscriptions. → Read More