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Recent articles by Joan E.:

Apple's rumored TV service: Everything you need to know

Just where is Apple putting that $1 billion investment in TV programming? Apple may reveals its plans March 25. → Read More

Apple may unveil video and news services March 25

The event is supposed to be a star-studded affair, with celebs like J.J. Abrams, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston invited. → Read More

With Magic Leap, your entertainment may get real weird real quick

The startup's staying power may hinge on the visions concocted by outsiders who go rogue. → Read More

Spotify buys podcast companies Gimlet and Anchor

It's not all talk. → Read More

Even YouTube CEO's kids said Rewind was 'cringey' last year

"One record we definitely didn't set out to break was the most disliked video on the Internet," YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said. → Read More

At Sundance, VR and AR harness your body for a different kind of art

Artists are tapping into your own movements to make immersive experiences feel more natural. → Read More

Disney greenlights 'top secret' VR short film project

The move signals a bigger investment by Disney Animation Studios in the burgeoning medium. → Read More

Amazon writes Sundance's first big check for Mindy Kaling movie

Amazon Studios, one of the few deep-pocketed studios led by a woman, sealed a reported $13 million deal for Late Night, a movie written and directed by women. → Read More

Netflix granted greatest wish with Roma best picture Oscar nod

The streaming service has found Oscar glory in other categories, but never the big one. → Read More

Roma best picture Oscar nod finally grants Netflix its big wish

Netflix has found Oscar glory in other categories but never the big one. → Read More

Bird Box got Netflix to spill viewership numbers and now it can't stop

Netflix gets to throw shade at regular media companies and woo big-name talent, all in one move. → Read More

Netflix's Black Mirror: Bandersnatch reveals which ending remains the most hidden

Think you've watched all of Bandersnatch? Think again. → Read More

Netflix raised prices because you all are signing up like crazy

Netflix's price hikes announced earlier this week were the first leg of a victory lap. → Read More

Netflix's price hike will boost your bill as much as $2 a month

Netflix's most popular $11-a-month plan will rise to $13 in the US. Its low-end plan will cost a buck more, and its premium tier gets a $2 bump up to $16. → Read More

Your Netflix bill is going up in the next few months if you pay in dollars

Netflix's most popular $11-a-month plan will rise to $13 in the US. Its low- and high-end plans are getting price bumps too. → Read More

Recommendations startup Canopy hires vets of Instagram, New York Times

The privacy-focused app maker is adding to its ranks, already stocked with recommendation vets from giants like Spotify and Google. → Read More

NBCUniversal will jump on the streaming-service bandwagon next year

You know, like Disney. And Warner. And Apple. → Read More

Amazon Fire TV tops 30 million active users, beating Roku

Roku earlier this week estimated it has 27 million active accounts. → Read More

Twitter will stream live NBA games with a camera that tracks one player like a stalker

NBA says fans can watch the action through a single-player, isolated camera view during 20 games it will live stream free on Twitter this year. → Read More

Impossible Burger 2.0 tasted so real it made this vegetarian's stomach turn

Commentary: I haven't eaten beef in a decade, and the new fake meat at CES comes close enough to cow to gross me out. That's actually a compliment, I think. → Read More