Tag: business

Roku lays out its plan to please cord cutters — and advertisers

Now that Roku is a publicly traded company, it has to release quarterly updates about how things are going. Today in its first Q4 earnings release (PDF), the company said that revenue is up 28 percent from last year to $188 million, while the ……


SEC guidelines push for clearer data breach disclosures

American companies haven’t always been forthright about disclosing data breaches in a responsible way, and regulators want to encourage better behavior. The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued “interpretive guidance” that it hopes w……


Spotify’s hardware ambitions seem like a risky distraction

Look, it’s no secret that Spotify is out to make its own hardware. As of last April, Spotify was already looking for people to help craft “a category defining product akin to Pebble Watch, Amazon Echo and Snap Spectacles.” (In hindsight, Spoti……


Facebook signs European licensing deal for music you share

Facebook has dealt with some criticism over the unpaid use of licensed music in videos on the company’s various platforms like Instagram. Back in September of last year, it was reported that the social network was paying out “hundreds of milli……


The next Duplass Brothers movies will be on Netflix

Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to the next four films from the Duplass Brothers, Jay and Mark. The indie filmmaker duo’s credits include Creep and Jeff Who Lives at Home. The deal covers the brothers’ upcoming untitled film starring Ray……


Twitch is cashing in on your love for Overwatch League

The Overwatch League is blowing up and Twitch wants to make some extra money off its exclusive streaming partnership. To encourage viewership, you’ll be able to earn Overwatch League Tokens (what you use to buy League skins). You’ll pick up on……


Sling TV touts 2.2 million subscribers as cord cutting continues

With how popular cord-cutting is, you’d think more services would be keen to share their subscriber stats. Dish pulled back the curtain today and revealed that its Sling TV service has some 2.2 million folks paying for the service. That’s comp……


Volvo adds the V60 wagon to its car subscription service

If you’re interested in a car subscription from Volvo, but you’re not a fan of SUVs, the Swedish automaker just announced that its new V60 wagon will be available with the service called Car by Volvo.
Care by Volvo is a bit like a leas……


Amazon’s answer to ‘Altered Carbon’ is Iain Banks’ space opera

It appears that Amazon is looking for its answer to Netflix’s crossover sci-fi thriller Altered Carbon. Today, the online retail giant announced that it has acquired the global television rights to Iain M. Banks’ space opera series called The ……


Uber officially launches ‘Uber Express Pool’ in select cities

After being piloted in Boston and San Francisco, Uber is officially launching Express Pool in those two cities along with Los Angeles, DC, Miami, San Diego, Philadelphia and Denver. The ride-hailing company plans on launching the service in mo……