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Original Content podcast: ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ is the historical chess drama we need right now

Original Content podcast: ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ is the historical chess drama we need right now On paper, “The Queen’s Gambit” might not sound like a compelling drama: Based on a novel by Walter Tevis, the Netflix series tells the story of Beth Harmon as she rises through the world of competitive chess, eventually taking on […]

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Daily Crunch: Netflix tests a linear video channel

Daily Crunch: Netflix tests a linear video channel Netflix takes an old-fashioned approach for its latest feature, Amazon plans a new data center in India and we review the PlayStation 5. This is your Daily Crunch for November 6, 2020. The big story: Netflix tests a linear video channel Today in surprising product strategies: Netflix […]

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Netflix tests a programmed linear TV and movie channel in France

Netflix tests a programmed linear TV and movie channel in France Netflix is testing out a programmed linear content channel, similar to what you get with standard broadcast and cable TV, for the first time (via Variety). The streaming company will still be streaming said channel – it’ll be accessed via Netflix’s browser-based website – […]

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Here’s why Intel’s stock just dropped 10% after reporting earnings

Here’s why Intel’s stock just dropped 10% after reporting earnings The third-quarter earnings cycle is just getting underway, but we’ve already seen a few companies post numbers that investors did not like. Netflix missed on several metrics yesterday and was punished, and today Intel is joining the video streaming giant in stock-market purgatory. Intel shares […]

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Quibi’s shortform life

Quibi’s shortform life Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Myself, along with Danny and Natasha had a lot to get through, and more to say than expected. A big thanks to Chris for cutting the show down to size. Now, what […]

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Netflix launches a virtual HBCU boot camp with Norfolk State to increase exposure to the tech industry

Netflix launches a virtual HBCU boot camp with Norfolk State to increase exposure to the tech industry Netflix is going back to school. Working with Norfolk State University, the alma mater of one of the company’s senior software engineers, and the online education platform, 2U, Netflix is developing a virtual boot camp for students to […]

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Netflix to test free weekend-long access in India

Netflix to test free weekend-long access in India Netflix plans to give users in India access to its service at no charge for a weekend as part of a test to expand its reach in the country, a top company executive said Tuesday. The American streaming giant, which reported slow users growth for the quarter […]

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Here’s why Netflix shares are off after reporting earnings

Here’s why Netflix shares are off after reporting earnings Shares of consumer video service Netflix are down sharply after the bell today, following the company’s Q3 earnings report. Why is Netflix suddenly worth about 5% less than before? A mixed earnings report, a disappointing new paying customer number, and slightly slack guidance appear to be […]

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Disney+ UX teardown: Wins, fails and fixes

Disney+ UX teardown: Wins, fails and fixes Disney announced earlier this month that it’s going all-in on streaming media. As part of this new strategy, the company is undergoing a major reorganisation of its media and entertainment business that will focus on developing productions that will debut on its streaming and broadcast services. This will […]

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Original Content podcast: It’s hard to resist the silliness of ‘Emily in Paris’

Original Content podcast: It’s hard to resist the silliness of ‘Emily in Paris’ “Emily in Paris,” a new series on Netflix, has provoked skeptical responses from actual Parisians who are happy to point out the abundant clichés in its story of a young American (played by Lily Collins) who takes a last-minute transfer to a […]

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