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Recent articles by Joan E.:

Mozilla is sharing YouTube horror stories to prod Google for more transparency

Mozilla wants researchers to have more access to YouTube's algorithms to figure out why they recommend what they do. → Read More

Apple TV Plus: Launch date, price, shows and movies to expect

Apple's Netflix rival launches Nov. 1 for $5 a month with nine titles. Crime drama Truth Be Told, with Octavia Spencer and Aaron Paul, will debut a month later. → Read More

Hulu downloads will finally let you binge offline

Hulu promised downloads more than a year ago. → Read More

Apple Music-Apple TV Plus bundle hits a snag: Skeptics at record labels

Early talks about Apple offering both services for a single monthly price make some in the music industry nervous, according to an FT report. → Read More

Apple TV Plus: Launch date, price, movies and shows to expect

Apple's Netflix rival launches Nov. 1 for $5 a month with nine titles. M. Night Shyamalan's thriller Servant will debut a few weeks later on Nov. 28. → Read More

Netflix's The Irishman is the masterpiece I'll probably forget next week

A nearly flawless film by masterful talent, it's a mobster movie at its most mature. It's epic, venerable -- the best version of something I'm bored of seeing. → Read More

Free streaming-TV startup Locast accuses media giants of antitrust conspiracy

ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC sued to shut down the service that streams broadcast channels for free. Locast calls it a sham and hauls YouTube into the fray. → Read More

YouTube CEO: Splitting from Google wouldn't do consumers any good

Separating the video giant from Google and Alphabet wouldn't "have any benefit for consumers," Susan Wojcicki said. → Read More

Apple TV Plus: Launch date, price, shows and movies to expect

Apple's Netflix rival launches Nov. 1 for $5 a month with nine programs. → Read More

Facebook will be sticking ads with polls, games and AR into News Feed

The interactive advertising formats were already being tested in Instagram and other parts of the Facebook universe. Now they'll be in your feed. → Read More

Tonic app wants to show you to the unexplored, nontoxic corners of the internet again

Tonic recommends five personalized tidbits from the internet daily, with a radically simple premise that your interests and data belong to you. → Read More

NBC streaming service Peacock to launch in April with The Office, reboots, movies

No official price yet, but it'll have reboots of reboots. → Read More

Magical Rubik's Cube levitates as it solves itself

The robotic Rubik's Cube gets an upgrade. → Read More

Ric Ocasek dead at 75: The Cars lead singer remembered as gift to new wave

The rock frontman was best known for The Cars, as well as for producing albums for bands Weezer, Bad Brains and more. → Read More

Apple TV Plus: Everything to know about Apple's $5-a-month streaming service

Apple's Netflix rival launches Nov. 1 for $5 a month with nine programs, and buying a new Apple gadget unlocks a free subscription for one year. → Read More

Apple TV Plus: Our biggest unanswered questions

Apple finally filled in the most glaring blanks about its streaming service: its launch date and price. But you may need more answers before you commit. → Read More

Apple TV Plus launches Nov. 1 for $4.99/month, with yearlong free trial if you buy a device

People who buy a iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod Touch or Mac will get one year of Apple TV Plus free. Current Apple device owners don't. → Read More

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

Apple may finally unveil more specifics about its Netflix rival Tuesday at its big iPhone event. → Read More

YouTube plans sweeping changes to kids videos after record $170M fine

YouTube will halt personalized ads on all kids-oriented videos, which'll mean fewer kids channels. → Read More

Disney Plus discount demand crashes its preorder website

The D23 Disney fan-club site funneling the preorders couldn't handle a spike in traffic, but it's back up now. → Read More