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Here’s what Uber’s flying taxis might look like

Uber is planning to take to the skies in sleek, all-electric flying drone taxi, the company revealed on Tuesday. The company, which is hosting its second Uber Elevate summit in Los Angeles showed off the newest renderings of its planned sky taxis. They feature a design that allow them to take off and land vertically (eVTOL) and with much less […]

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Former ESPN Chief John Skipper Joins Len Blavatnik’s Perform Group as Chairman

Former ESPN president John Skipper has joined streaming sports media firm Perform Group as executive chairman. Skipper will oversee the company’s operations and strategy as it seeks to expand its streaming, rights management and content activities. He will report to the board of directors at the company controlled by Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries. Skipper will be based in New York. […]

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Apple Looking to Copy Amazon’s Subscription Video Distribution Strategy (Report)

Apple plans to start selling third-party video subscription services directly through its TV app, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. This approach would be very similar to the way Amazon sells video services via its Amazon Channels program. It would also be a departure from the way Apple is currently handling third-party subscriptions, which is through in-app payments. Users of Apple mobile devices […]

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Hi-Rez Studios Forms Esports Production Company Skillshot Media

Hi-Rez Studios announced on Monday that it’s starting an esports tournament operator and production company called Skillshot Media. The Georgia-based subsidiary will manage multiple leagues for Hi-Rez titles “Smite” and “Paladins,” along with games from other publishers. Hi-Rez co-founder and COO Todd Harris is acting as Skillshot Media’s president, while Nabil Ismail is vice president of operations. Skillshot’s newly opened […]

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Google I/O 2018: Assistant impersonates humans to make phone bookings

Next time you answer the phone at work you might not realise you're talking to a machine, with Google's smart assistant aiming to pass the Turing Test when booking appointments over the phone. Google Assistant already supports the ability to make bookings, such as restaurant reservations and hairdresser appointments, but it requires the business to have an online booking system. […]

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Startups Rally for Net Neutrality as Democrats Gear Up for Vote

Visitors of sites like Reddit, Etsy, Tumblr, Tinder and Match.com were greeted by a bright red splash page Wednesday that implored them to take action and contact their lawmakers to speak out for net neutrality. This latest day of action coincided with a renewed push by congressional Democrats to reinstate the FCC’s Open Internet Rules. On Wednesday, Senate Democrats filed […]

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Roku Posts Earnings Beat as Ads, Services Surpass Hardware Revenue

Meet the new Roku: The company best known for its streaming devices made more money with ads and licensing fees than with hardware sales for the first time in its corporate history this past quarter. Roku generated $61.5 million with the sale of streaming pucks and sticks during the first quarter of this year, and $75.1 million with advertising and […]

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Lauren Dolgen Named Head of BuzzFeed Studios

Lauren Dolgen, the veteran MTV producer who had a strong hand in that network’s “Teen Mom” and “16 and Pregnant” franchises, will join Buzzfeed as head of its BuzzFeed Studios, and will oversee the company’s slate of original content. Dolgen, who recently was head of West Coast development for the Viceland cable network, will supervise original productions for TV, video-on-demand, […]

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Nintendo Unveils Adjustable Charging Stand for Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is getting an official, adjustable charging stand from Nintendo, the company announced Wednesday night. The stand will cost $20 and goes on sale on July 13. The design makes it easier to play with the Nintendo Switch in tabletop mode easier, and charging while playing in that mode possible. The Switch’s charging port is located on the […]

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