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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 […]

Webpass Rebrands As Google Fiber Webpass

  Today, Webpass announced in a blog post they are officially becoming Google Fiber Webpass in all 8 cities they serve cities — from Seattle to Miami! They are using the following tag line with customers “New name, different look, same awesome service.” Google Says the branding is another step in bringing together the best […]

Moviefone Bankrupt By Owners

Moviefone, the U.S. based movie listing service that began in 1989, is effectively no longer as its parent company Helios & Matheson Analytics have declared it bankrupt. Moviefone was a go-to telephone service for movie showtimes in the 1990s. Helios & Matheson, who also own the ill-fated MoviePass, acquired the entertainment brand in April 2018 […]

New York AG Will Not Appeal T-Mobile, Sprint Merger Decision

New York State Attorney General Letitia James issued the following statement today regarding the recent court decision to allow the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint: “After a thorough analysis, New York has decided not to move forward with an appeal in this case.” The merger is now expected to proceed quickly. T-Mobile claims the merger […]

FBI Reports Cybercrime Hit $3.5 Billion In 2019

Criminals scored $3.5 billion in 2019 from crimes per a reported by FBI’s Internet crime complaint center (IC3). It received 467,361 complaints from individuals and businesses during the year and has had nearly five million since its inception in 2000. Phishing and extortion remain the most popular ways of scamming people. The report notes the […]

It Is Official Now! GSMA Has Cancelled Mobile World Congress!

The world’s biggest phone show, Mobile World Congress, is no longer taking place this year. The coronavirus has throwed  MWC into chaos, the GSM Association (GSMA), which organizes the show, has now canceled it. It comes after more than a week of exhibitors and companies pulling out of MWC

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