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Disney Goes Over the Top: How Does Its Streaming Service Stack Up?
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The Walt Disney Corporation officially announced Disney+, its direct-to-consumer streaming service, during its Investor Day webcast last week. The new over-the-top service will become available on Nov. 12 for a $6.99 month subscription. Disney+ will arrive with more than 25 new TV programs, as well as more than 10 new movies. The service will expand […]

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Microsoft is shutting down its HealthVault patient record service
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Microsoft has big plans for the healthcare space and even teamed up with Walgreens earlier this year to "transform healthcare delivery." It's been axing the older products it created for the industry, however, with HealthVault being the latest casual…

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Boomplay, a Spotify-style music and video streaming service for African music and Africa, raises $20M
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While Spotify dukes it out with Apple and other big tech names to target high-end users in mostly developed markets, a startup out of China has raised some money to expand its music streaming business in the massive but still nascent market of Africa. Boomplay, a service founded by Transsnet — a joint venture between […]

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A.I.-powered booking service Google Duplex rolls out to iOS & Android 5.0+ devices
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Google confirmed its Google Assistant feature for booking restaurant reservations via the phone, powered by Duplex’s A.I. technology, has begun to roll out to more Android and iOS devices across the U.S. in English. The expansion sets the stage for potential mainstream adoption – especially as it goes cross-platform for the first time. During its […]

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This could be the logo for Google's new streaming video game service     – CNET
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The search giant unveils the squiggle, which kinda looks like the letter “s,” on Monday in San Francisco.

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Apple's Plans for Subscription News Service Irk Publishers
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Apple plans to launch a subscription news service at an event next month. The service has been described as “Netflix for news,” because it would let customers access an unlimited amount of content from publishers for a single monthly fee. It will be based on a reworked version of Texture, the media subscription service Apple […]

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AT&T's streaming service won't have original shows until 2020
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AT&T is continuing the trickle of information about its upcoming WarnerMedia streaming service, and this time it's more specific about the kind of content you'll get. TBS and TNT President Kevin Reilly told guests at a Television Critics Associ…

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Epix launches its own streaming service named Epix Now     – CNET
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The $6 per month subscription service offers access to movies and the cable TV network’s original programming.

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Epix is the latest TV holdout to launch a streaming video service
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Epix has been one of the TV industry's more conservative outlets. Where HBO, Showtime and other premium services launched stand-alone streaming services a while ago, Epix has insisted that you subscribe to a TV package to sample its wares. Now, howev…

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