New Uber CEO departs New York Times board

 Dara Khosrowshahi, the recently named CEO of Uber, is leaving the New York Times Company’s board of directors. According to a government filing, Khosrowshahi notified the NYT board on Thursday that he would be resigning from the role because of his new responsibilities at Uber. The former Expedia CEO had been on the board since 2015. “Mr. Khosrowshahi’s decision to resign as… Read More

PewDiePie, the world’s most popular YouTuber, is back making more racist comments

 PewDiePie, the world’s most popular YouTube broadcaster with over 57 million subscribers, is back once again making racist comments. The broadcaster, real name Felix Kjellberg, lost a lucrative contract with Disney earlier this year after posting anti-Semitic content and making repeated references to Nazis in videos. This time around Kjellberg, who is known for being the best-paid… Read More

Even more US adults now getting news from social media, says Pew

 New research by Pew suggests there has been another increase in the proportion of U.S. adults getting news via social media platforms. Read More

Crunch Report | So About That Equifax Hack

Crunch Report Equifax Today’s Stories  Here comes the class action lawsuit after Equifax’s massive hack FBI probes Uber’s use of software to target rival Lyft Facebook plans to spend up to $1B on original shows in 2018 Spotify is starting a music event as Apple ends its music festival Credits Written and Hosted by: Anthony Ha Filmed by: Luke Miller Edited by: Joe Zolnoski Notes: Tito Hamze is… Read More

YouTube launches HDR playback on select mobile devices

 Last November, YouTube began supporting HDR for those who watch its videos via their TV sets. Today, the company announced it’s expanding the technology to mobile, initially on select Android devices, but not yet on iOS. At launch, YouTube mobile HDR is rolling out to Pixel, LG V30, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note8 and Sony Experia XZ Premium devices, through the YouTube mobile app. Read More

Original Content turns a ‘Little Evil’

little evil It’s a familiar story: Woman joins satanic cult, woman becomes mysteriously pregnant, child kills one boyfriend after another, child is probably the Antichrist. For the latest episode of TechCrunch’s Original Content podcast, we take a break from superheroes and review Little Evil, a Netflix film offering a comedic twist on Rosemary’s Baby and The Omen. It’s partly… Read More

Facebook plans to spend up to $1B on original shows in 2018

 Facebook could spend as much as $1 billion to fund original content initiatives for its new Watch video platform, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. The amount might seem familiar – it’s the same investment Apple is said to have earmarked for original shows and movies through 2018. Facebook’s spend could vary depending on the success of programming,… Read More

Crunch Report | Marvel and Star Wars going exclusively to Disney streaming

Crunch Report Star Wars Today’s Stories  Disney’s streaming service will exclusively get Marvel and Star Wars movies Amazon is looking for a 2nd headquarter city, a ‘full equal to Seattle’ Spotify and Hulu partner on a discounted entertainment bundle, first aimed at students HotelTonight to expand booking window to 100 days Credits Written and Hosted by: Anthony Ha Filmed by: Matthew… Read More