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Disney Executives To Take Pay Cut Due To Corona Virus Concerns

Top executives at The Walt Disney Company will be taking pay cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic. Disney executives to take pay cut amid coronavirus crisis Executive chairman Bob Iger will forgo entire salary Disney CEO Bob Chapek will take 50% pay cut The parks remain closed until further notice Disney executive chairman Bob Iger will […]

Diamond Distributors Is On the Path Of Closing Down

Diamond Distributors, the distributor for most ever major English-language comics and graphic novel label including Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, Boom! Studios and Dynamite, has informed publishers that it will no longer be accepting new product at its warehouses. All shipping to retailers will also cease from April 1st. Diamond founder Steve Geppi posted a […]

Google I/O Has Been Cancelled For This Year

Google will not hold its annual Google I/O, in-person developer conference this year, to avoid the risk of the gathering helping to spread the coronavirus (COVID-19). The company is refunding paid attendees. A Google spokesperson said the company “will explore other ways to evolve Google I/O to best connect with and continue to build our […]

The Gaming Stadium Announces Plans Esports Convention For The Vancouver Convention Centre

The Gaming Stadium (TGS) has announced a brand new gaming convention in Vancouver called The Gaming Experience (TGX). Attendees will be able to participate in Pinnacle 2020, Vancouver’s largest annual gaming tournament. Additionally, they can enjoy game studio showcases, an artist alley, retro arcade, vendors and interactive VR exhibitions. Plus TGX will be Capcom’s Pro […]

Amazon Removing Fake Coronavirus Products And Fighting Price Gouging

Amazon has banned more than one million products which claim to protect against the coronavirus – or even worst cure it. The online retailer told Reuters it had also removed “tens of thousands” of overpriced health products from unscrupulous sellers. The World Health Organisation (WHO) expressed concern about some misleading Amazon listings earlier this month, […]

Facebook Cancels F8 Conference Due Coronavirus Concerns

Facebook has canceled its annual F8 conference over coronavirus-outbreak concerns. F8 was scheduled to be held in San Jose in May, but on Thursday the company announced the “in-person component” of the event was canceled. In a statement, Facebook said: “In light of the growing concerns around COVID-19, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel […]

Effective Immediately Bob Iger Is No Longer Disney’s CEO

Disney announced today that CEO Bob Iger will step down from the role and become executive chairman through 2021, effective immediately. Bob Chapek, who most recently served as chairman of Disney parks, experiences and products, will assume the role of CEO. Chapek will continue to report to Iger and be appointed to the board of […]

Comcast Buys Ad-Supported Streaming Service XUMO

Today Comcast announced it has acquired XUMO, the advertising-supported streaming service based in Irvine, California. XUMO offers free, live and on-demand streaming entertainment, news, sports and more, organized in a channel guide, and features over 190 different genre-grouped channels. XUMO’s multi-screen network of distribution partners include major smart television brands curate rich, free, media experiences […]

Fox Corp Looking At Acquiring Tubi

Today has another acquisition report from WSJ, this one involves Fox Corp., the non-Disney acquired part of Murdoch’s company, is reportedly in discussions for an over $500 million deal to acquire Tubi, the ad-supported free streaming service which offers over 20,000 older TV shows and movies to watch for free. Tubi’s monthly active user base […]

NBCUniversal In Talks To Buy VUDU

Comcast’s NBCUniversal is reportedly in talks to buy VUDU, the Walmart-owned VOD rental, download and free streaming service in a report by WSJ. Speculation is NBCU will merge VUDU with Fandango Now, boosting NBCU’s digital-video presence ahead of the launch of its streaming service Peacock which will have a hybrid free and paid model. Walmart […]

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