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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 […]

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 […]

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