ESPN+ passes 2 million subscribers in under a year

ESPN+, Disney’s standalone premium subscription service for sports fans, now has over 2 million subscribers. Disney CEO Bob Iger announced the latest growth stat during his company’s quarterly earnings call this afternoon. ESPN+ was launched back in April for $4.99 per month or $49.99 for an annual membership. The service, …

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Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts is leaving in April

Apple’s retail leader, Angela Ahrendts, will leave the company in April, Apple announced this afternoon. Ahrendts joined Apple in spring 2014, coming over from her position as CEO of Burberry to serve as Apple’s head of retail. Apple’s current human resources leader, Deirdre O’Brien, will take over as head of …

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YouTube CEO acknowledges Rewind video was ‘cringey’

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said the company did a poor job with its annual wrap-up video last year, writing today that her kids described it as “cringey.” YouTube’s 2018 Rewind video became the most disliked video on the platform in just over a week after it was posted in December, …

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Switch games are finally getting proper voice chat thanks to Vivox

Nintendo has an infamously bad voice chat system for the Switch, requiring players for most games to use a separate smartphone app to actually talk to friends online, leading to terrible, hacked-together solutions like Hori’s headphone splitter just to work. But that’s changing today, thanks to Vivox, which is bringing …

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The broadband industry loves bullshit names

Your internet provider thinks you’re dumb. Between fake “unlimited” plans, bogus fees, and simply not providing promised speeds, companies like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, and Spectrum have been using questionable claims and branding to spin their customers for years. Now, as we approach an era of faster mobile and wired internet …

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