Verizon gets exclusive mobile rights to sell NBA League Pass

Verizon and the NBA have expanded their digital partnership with a new deal that allows Verizon to sell subscriptions for NBA League Pass and let users stream out-of-market games through its Yahoo Sports app. League Pass subscriptions had previously been offered through Go90, but Yahoo Sports — under Verizon’s Oath …

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Microsoft puts Minecraft boss in charge of Xbox games

Microsoft is promoting its Minecraft boss to the head of the company’s games studios. Matt Booty’s new role sees him oversee Microsoft Studios, second only to Microsoft’s games chief Phil Spencer. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella previously promoted Phil Spencer from head of Xbox to a new role overseeing all games, …

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DJI might unveil Mavic Air at drone event next Tuesday

DJI has sent out invitations for an “Adventure Unfolds” event next week on January 23rd. There’s not a lot of information included about to expect, just a teaser video with some dramatic music, drone shots, and what might be close-ups of a new drone. But according to DroneDJ, the Chinese …

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For marmots, being more social means dying earlier

Social marmots die younger than their more withdrawn counterparts, according to scientists who studied yellow-bellied marmots for over a decade. The scientists spied on the marmots through binoculars for six hours a day. For a study published today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, scientists studied 11 …

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Apple’s first scripted comedy will star Kristen Wiig

Apple just won a bidding war for a TV comedy series produced by and starring SNL alum Kristen Wiig. The 10-episode series is Apple’s first scripted half-hour comedy, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and is inspired by an upcoming short story collection by Curtis Sittenfeld called You Think It, I’ll …

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YouTube snags Eminem-produced satirical rap film Bodied

Bodied, a satirical hip-hop film produced by rapper Eminem, will get a public release on YouTube. The company announced its acquisition of the movie today, along with a preview of the film at the Sundance Film Festival on January 21st. A theatrical release will follow later in 2018, and Bodied …

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