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Original Content podcast: ‘Tiger King’ might be the wildest show on Netflix –

Netflix’s “Tiger King” is a docuseries focusing on the man who calls himself Joe Exotic — owner of a private park full of tigers and other big cats. We learn in the opening minutes of the first episode that he’s been accused of hiring a contract killer to murder an animal rights activist. A documentary […] → Read More

Daily Crunch: Clearstep’s chatbot offers in-depth COVID-19 screening –

We look at an in-depth screener app for COVID-19, U.S. stocks take another tumble and Apple extends its free trial for Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 27, 2020. Stay safe and socially distanced this weekend! 1. Clearstep’s COVID-19 chat-based screener goes in-depth to preserve healthcare resources There are […] → Read More

Yelp pauses GoFundMe Covid-19 fundraising after opt-out outcry –

A fundraising program that Yelp and GoFundMe put in place this week to help local businesses impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic has been paused after public outcry over how it was rolled out — specifically, controversy over how the two provided no easy and quick way to opt out of the fundraising. The fundraising campaigns started […] → Read More

Daily Crunch: Airbnb offers housing for healthcare workers –

Airbnb says it will subsidize housing for 100,000 workers at the front lines of COVID-19 care, Groupon gets a new CEO and Stripe invests in a universal checkout startup. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 26, 2020. 1. Airbnb to provide free or subsidized housing for 100,000 COVID-19 healthcare workers Airbnb’s effort will work by […] → Read More

Daily Crunch: Senate and White House reach stimulus deal –

A $2 trillion stimulus package is moving forward in the United States, Google Podcasts comes to iOS and ClassPass offers livestreamed fitness classes. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 25, 2020. 1. Senate, White House reach deal on $2 trillion stimulus package to lessen COVID-19’s economic impact After five days of negotiations, Senate leaders and […] → Read More

Mammoth Media launches CatchUp, an app that summarizes the latest news and trending content –

A new app called CatchUp might be useful for anyone who’s struggling to keep up with the latest headlines, podcasts and Netflix shows. CatchUp is the latest offering from Mammoth Media, the startup behind chat fiction app Yarn and social polling app Wishbone. Founder and CEO Benoit Vatere told me that the product started out […] → Read More

Daily Crunch: Disney+ launches in seven European countries –

Disney+ launches in seven European countries, Microsoft admits to a “critical” Windows security flaw and we review the new iPad Pro. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 24, 2020. 1. Using 25% lower bandwidth, Disney+ launches in UK, Ireland and 5 other European countries, France to come online April 7 As expected, Disney announced that […] → Read More

Yelp and GoFundMe team up to promote local business fundraisers –

Following the announcement that it’s committing $25 million in waived fees and free services to support local businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Yelp announced a new effort this morning: a partnership with GoFundMe that will bring Donate buttons to businesses’ Yelp profiles. Yelp says that its data shows that U.S. consumer interest in restaurants has […] → Read More

Backed by Harry’s Labs, Cat Person launches its lineup of cat care products –

Cat Person is a new startup trying to change the way you think of cat people — and hoping to sell that new type of cat owner a whole range of cat products. “We know what the stereotypes are, we just don’t think they’re true,” said CEO Jimmy Wu. “They’re incredibly outdated. We want to […] → Read More

Mozilla expands its partnership with ad-free subscription service Scroll –

Mozilla just announced a new initiative called Firefox Better Web with Scroll, which combines the tracking protection built into its Firefox browser with the ad-free browsing experience offered by Scroll . Last year, Firefox turned on something called Enhanced Tracking Protection for all its users by default, blocking third-party cookies and crypto-mining. Scroll, meanwhile, is […] → Read More

Daily Crunch: Tech giants take steps to fight coronavirus –

Tech companies are donating supplies and adjusting priorities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, an activist investor takes three seats on the Box board and aircraft taxi company Lilium raises $240 million. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 23, 2020. 1. Amazon, Apple and Microsoft CEOs detail their companies’ efforts to combat coronavirus pandemic Over […] → Read More

Ceros launches MarkUp, a design collaboration tool for live websites –

When designers need to collaborate with other teams, they can currently turn to products like InVision and Zeplin. But Ceros creative director Jack Dixon said there’s a “pretty interesting gap in the market” — once you move beyond prototypes and start working with websites that are either live or in staging, the process starts to […] → Read More

Original Content podcast: Apple’s ‘Amazing Stories’ is thoroughly unamazing –

It’s been two-and-a-half years since the news first broke that Steven Spielberg would be rebooting his ’80s anthology series “Amazing Stories” for Apple’s then-unnamed streaming service. Now, after some behind-the-scenes drama, “Amazing Stories” has launched on Apple TV+, with the first two segments currently available. The first, “The Cellar,” is a time travel romance, while […] → Read More

‘The Lovebirds’ reportedly skipping theaters and heading to Netflix –

Netflix is picking up “The Lovebirds,” an upcoming romantic comedy starring Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae. “The Lovebirds” reunites Nanjiani with director Michael Showalter. Their previous collaboration, “The Big Sick,” was distributed by Amazon Studios, who gave it a theatrical release before moving to streaming. This is part of the ongoing fallout from the COVID-19 […] → Read More

Netflix announces $100M relief fund after TV and film production halted –

When it comes to the entertainment industry, the COVID-19 outbreak isn’t just affecting movie theaters – it’s also halted TV and film production around the world. For Netflix, that’s included production on high-profile titles like “The Witcher” and “Stranger Things.” So the streaming company just announced that has created a $100 million fund that it says […] → Read More

Daily Crunch: Streaming services respond to COVID-19 –

Streaming services will reduce video quality in Europe, we get our hands on the new MacBook Air and Anthony Levandowski pleads guilty. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 20, 2020. 1. Netflix will reduce streaming quality in Europe for 30 days EU Commissioner Thierry Breton has called for Netflix to reduce streaming quality in Europe […] → Read More

Pixar’s ‘Onward’ goes on-sale digitally today, coming to Disney+ on April 3 –

Hollywood studios continue to rush theatrical films to streaming as the COVID-19 pandemic closes theaters. Last weekend, Disney released “Frozen 2” (which had already finished its theatrical run) ahead-of-schedule on Disney+. Then NBCUniversal went even further, announcing that movies still in-theaters, including “The Invisible Man” and “The Hunt,” would go on-sale digitally today, at a […] → Read More

Yelp commits $25M in waived fees and free services to local restaurants and nightlife –

Yelp announced this morning that it’s making a number of changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. First, it says it will be providing $25 million to local restaurants and nightlife businesses that are seeing a massive drop in business as a result of the crisis. This will take the form “waived advertising fees, and […] → Read More

Daily Crunch: Facebook and Twitter fight coronavirus misinformation –

The big social networks take steps to ensure that they’re providing accurate information for public health, Charter refuses to allow employees to work from home and Microsoft Teams sees a big spike in popularity. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 19, 2020. 1. Facebook will put a new coronavirus info center on top of the […] → Read More

Original Content podcast: Hulu’s ‘Hillary’ retraces a controversial career and a heartbreaking election –

While Hillary Clinton’s comments about Bernie Sanders (“Nobody likes him”) have prompted more headlines than anything else in Hulu’s “Hillary,” there’s a lot more to learn from the documentary. Over the course of four-plus hours, “Hillary” traces Clinton’s life and career, with a particular focus on the 2016 election — both the combative primary with […] → Read More