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Recent articles by Joan E.:

PewDiePie bro army sneaks meme-filled ad page onto WSJ.com

The typo-riddled, meme-filled ad page claimed the Wall Street Journal had fired journalists and wanted people to subscribe to his YouTube channel. → Read More

Have you ever heard of Facebook Watch's biggest shows?

400 million people are tuning into Facebook's video hub every month. → Read More

Google's Sundar Pichai: YouTube should have diverse opinions

A US Congressman asked how YouTube would combat the spread of white supremacy. → Read More

YouTube bans Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes, latest tech giant to kick him off

This time, it's for copyright violations. → Read More

Amazon Channels may be how one-third of cordcutters sign up for HBO

An analyst estimates Amazon's Prime Video Channels are big business. → Read More

Amazon Music makes Alexa chattier (but just as dorky)

Alexa's music-discovery flow will now be like a conversation, asking you questions and playing song samples to land on tunes you actually want to hear. → Read More

YouTube will join Comcast's X1 boxes later this year

The cable giant is giving its X1 subscribers their pick: Get your Showtime from Comcast or Amazon? → Read More

Hulu to cross at least 23 million subscribers by end of 2018

Just like everybody else, it's much smaller than Netflix. → Read More

Alexis Ohanian: Elon Musk's AI warnings are better as a Black Mirror episode

"I’m not concerned about a T-800 walking around here and enslaving us,” the Reddit cofounder said. → Read More

This VR-live actor mashup is like your best absinthe-fueled nightmare

Chained, an immersive reimagining of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, weds virtual reality with motion-capture live actors. Could it be the gateway that makes VR a hit? → Read More

This VR-theater mashup of A Christmas Carol jolted a shriek out of me

Chained, an immersive reimagining of the Dickens tale, weds virtual reality with motion-capture live actors. Could it be the gateway that makes VR a hit? → Read More

Roku's home screen is going to get an overhaul (and you can already take a peek)

Say goodbye to the grid. Eventually, a programming-first design similar to the Roku Channel will take over. → Read More

Amazon bids on Disney's regional sports networks to feed its growing appetite for video

It would get Amazon in the channel-ownership business. → Read More

WarnerMedia plans Criterion streaming service after axing FilmStruck

The Criterion Channel, coming early next year, "will be picking up where FilmStruck left off," AT&T's WarnerMedia says. → Read More

Sick of Facebook stalking you? This startup wants to reinvent personalization

Internet giants were built on the promise of a personalized experience, if you just let them keep tabs on you. Canopy sees a different way. → Read More

Oprah Winfrey's VR alterego is an omnipotent bug in Crow: The Legend

The latest virtual-reality film from Baobab Studios also puts the voices of John Legend, Diego Luna and Constance Wu inside Pixar-like animated animals. → Read More

Wonderscope's Apple AR app makes storybook characters walk up and talk to you

Storytelling enters the augmented reality era. → Read More

Peak outer-space VR is here: Oculus Rift releases Spheres

The trippy space flick was the first virtual-reality experience to sell to a distributor for more than a million dollars. → Read More

Oculus Rift releases Spheres, VR film that nabbed seven-figure deal

The trippy space flick was the first virtual-reality experience to sell to a distributor for more than a million dollars. → Read More

Disney+ streaming service greenlights Star Wars Rogue One prequel series

Disney's Netflix rival gets a name and another Star Wars original series starring Diego Luna. → Read More