Disney’s Streaming Services Now Boasts Over 100 Million Subscribers
While Disney might have gotten into the streaming game later than some of its competitors, it appears that the company’s reputation, portfolio, and acquisition strategy is paying off because during the company’s third quarter earnings report, they have revealed that their streaming services now play home to more than 100 million subscribers.

‘Mulan’ Will Launch On Disney+ For $30
When it comes to blockbuster movies, companies usually choose to show it at theaters first before it is made available on DVD/Blu-ray or a streaming service. However, it seems that with many cinemas closed as a result of the pandemic, Disney is trying something new with its upcoming Mulan movie.

WhatsApp Now Lets You Reverse Search Forwarded Messages
To combat fake news, WhatsApp has put a limit on how many times and how many people a message can be forwarded. This is because sometimes people do not necessarily do their own research and form their opinions based on these messages that are either outright lies or incorrect to a certain degree.

Google Play Music Will Be Shutting Down This October
In the process of trying to create their own streaming service, Google ultimately ended up with a couple of solutions – Google Play Music and YouTube Music. It might be confusing to newbies as to which they should sign up for, but it looks like Google is now one step closer to streamlining it all.

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Chrome Extension Will Show You How Ads Are Tracking You
Ads are part of the internet, but unlike more traditional advertisements you see in the physical world, internet ads are smarter because they can track you and your browsing habits, meaning that these companies know what you like, what you don’t like, what you’re searching for, and can then cater ads that target you specifically.

Microsoft Confirms Their Interest In Acquiring TikTok
Last week it was reported that to potentially avoid getting their app banned in the US, TikTok’s parent company ByteDance was looking to sell off TikTok to a US company and it was reported that Microsoft was potentially interested in them. It turns out the rumors were right as Microsoft has since confirmed that they are in talks.

You Can Now Stream Apple TV+ Shows On American Airlines Flights
Apple TV+ has a long way to go before it can challenge the likes of Netflix or Hulu, but it seems that Apple has scored a pretty good deal with American Airlines. It seems that the next time you fly American Airlines, there is a chance that you will be able to stream Apple TV+ on your mobile device.

Students Miss Their Campus So Much They Recreated It In Minecraft
In many countries around the world, schools and educational institutions have yet to reopen as governments are trying to find the best way to go about it due to the coronavirus pandemic. While students are still receiving their education online through online classes, part of the experience is being on campus, hanging out with friends, and so on.

YouTube Will End Community Captions Contributions In September
There are many videos on YouTube, many of which are in a variety of languages. We imagine that some creators would love to reach a more international audience which is why some bother to actually upload captions, or rely on the community to add captions for them. Unfortunately, the latter feature is about to come to an end.

TikTok’s Parent Company Will Divest Its Operations To Prevent Getting Banned
In case you did not know, there are actually two versions of TikTok. There is the TikTok that most of the world knows about, and there’s also Douyin which is a version of TikTok designed specifically for the Chinese-speaking market. Both are owned by a Chinese company called ByteDance.

Watch Official Music Videos In Facebook Watch
Back in the day if you wanted to watch an official music video by your favorite singer or band, you would have to rely on TV channels like MTV. These days, a lot of musicians post their videos directly to YouTube where users can seek it out and watch it on demand. Now it looks like musicians will have a new avenue and it comes in the form of Facebook […]

NVIDIA Inches Closer To A Semiconductor Deal Of A Lifetime
While NVIDIA does make their own Tegra chipsets, the company hasn’t been quite as active on that front compared to others like Apple, Samsung, or Qualcomm. However, according to a report from Bloomberg, NVIDIA is apparently in advanced talks to potentially buy Arm Holdings from Softbank.

Paid Twitter Subscribers Could Have Access To Special Features
The other day, Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey confirmed that the company was looking into possibly creating a subscription model for the social media platform. This comes on the heels of reports that ad revenue is down, and so Twitter is looking at other means of generating revenue, and subscriptions are one of them.

Apple Is Now The Most Valuable Company In The World
While Apple might not necessarily command a particularly huge share of the PC market, it seems that the company’s other products and services are doing pretty well because according to the latest share count submitted by Apple in a regulatory filing, it appears that the Cupertino company is now the most valuable company in the world.