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Netflix’s cheaper ad tier could arrive earlier than expected

Netflix’s cheaper ad tier could come earlier than expected; Netflix execs told ad buyers the launch date would now be November 1, 2022.

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Disney+ will reportedly launch in-app commerce features by year’s end

Disney is looking at ways for viewers to buy themed merchandise and accessories by scanning a QR code in the Disney+ app, according to a report from...

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Star-studded digital avatar startup Genies launches NFT fashion marketplace

NFT platform Genies' CEO Akash Nigam on launching a fashion storefront for Gen Z to design and dress online avatars

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Daily Crunch: Former Apple employee pleads guilty to stealing autonomous vehicle design details

Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

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‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ to premiere on Disney+ next month on ‘Disney+ Day’

Disney+ revealed that “Thor: Love and Thunder” will be coming to the streaming service on September 8. The announcement is a part of this...

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Disney accelerator alum Miko celebrates 140-country launch

The funky little Miko robot can play animated story books; new stories include Disney and Pixar favorites.

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Streaming viewership surpassed cable TV for the first time, says Nielsen

Streaming viewership reached new highs last month, exceeding cable usage for the first time, according to Nielsen. The measurement firm today...

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5 things you may have missed in Disney’s latest earnings

Disney is arguably doing a few things faster or better than Netflix. But the House of Mouse is also bracing for changes that will affect the entire...

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The subscription pie is getting bigger: How to leverage usage-based billing

Subscriptions are not dying; they are just evolving.

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Disney+ soars to 152.1 million subscribers after adding 14.4 million in Q3

The Walt Disney Company reported on Wednesday that total Disney+ subscriptions rose to 152.1 million during the company’s third-quarter,...

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Disney is increasing the price of its ad-free Disney+ subscription to $10.99

Disney announced today that it’s raising the price of its ad-free Disney+ subscription to $10.99 per month starting December 8 in the United...

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Walmart is reportedly looking at deals with streaming services

Walmart’s membership program Walmart+ may bundle with a streaming service. The report comes from the New York Times and sparks conversation about...

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‘Lightyear’ streams today, the first Pixar film on Disney+ with scenes in IMAX’s Expanded Aspect Ratio

“Lightyear” was the first Pixar movie in two years to make it to theaters. A month and a half later, it finally hits the streaming platform...

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Disney+ delays ‘Andor’ to give the Star Wars series the largest live-action premiere ever on the service

Today, Disney+ released a new trailer for the Star Wars series “Andor,” while also revealing that the premiere will be postponed to September 21...

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Gaming vets promise to make blockchain games fun and sustainable

The runaway success of Axie Infinity and StepN has convinced a flurry of entrepreneurs that web3 gaming, where the ownership of in-game assets is in...

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Gaming vets promise to make blockchain games fun and sustainable

The runaway success of Axie Infinity and StepN has convinced a flurry of entrepreneurs that web3 gaming, where the ownership of in-game assets is in...

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HBO Max and Hulu will share custody of Emmy-nominated series ‘Abbott Elementary’

In a bit of an unusual agreement, Warner Bros. Discovery announced that HBO Max will have joint streaming custody of the comedy series “Abbott...

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Disney+ revives ‘Daredevil’ after Netflix canceled it four years ago

During Hall H’s presentation at Comic-Con this Saturday, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced “Daredevil: Born Again,” a new series...

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The Dogefather sends his regards

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we looked at a crossover episode for meme investing. This week, we’re talking about Musk dumping...

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Disney+ delivers first looks of new Spider-Man, X-Men, Groot and Marvel Zombies animated series

Disney+ made its debut at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 (SDCC) and gave Marvel fans a whole bunch of shows to look forward to. This marked Marvel...

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Disney+ US goes R-rated with ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Deadpool 2’ and ‘Logan’

Disney+ adds R-rated movies, invitsd users to revisit their parental control settings due to the sexual and violent nature of these films.

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What downturn? Investors remain bullish on HR tech as the Great Resignation slows

HR tech platforms are still getting a lot of investor attention, despite headwinds at the macroeconomic level that have the potential to affect their...

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ESPN+ is getting a big price hike

On August 23, the price of ESPN+ will jump from $6.99 to $9.99 per month, and the annual plan is going up from $69.99 to $99.99. The steep 43%...

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You may need more than one pitch deck

Let's talk through the differences and similarities between your pitch decks and take a closer look at what each deck needs to do in each...

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Kids and teens now spend more time watching TikTok than YouTube, new data shows

Kids and teens are now spending more time watching videos on TikTok than on YouTube. In fact, that’s been the case since June 2020 — the...

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Hulu hits record 58 Emmy nominations, underdog Apple TV+ gets 51

The nominations for the 2022 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced today, and once again, it was dominated by streaming services. Apple TV+ showed...

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Disney strikes a big adtech deal with The Trade Desk as Disney+ expands into ads

Disney struck an advertising agreement with The Trade Desk, making it possible for brands to target automated ads across Disney’s linear and...

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YouTube TV now has topped 5 million subscribers and ‘trialers,’ says Google

YouTube’s Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan confirmed today a new milestone for YouTube’s live TV streaming service, YouTube TV. Speaking...

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