Apple’s video streaming service could launch without Netflix and HBO content

Apple’s long-rumored video content streaming service could launch as early as April – and without either Netflix or HBO – CNBC reports . However, CNBC reports that HBO is not as far along in partnership discussions as these aforementioned networks for reasons unknown. It's unclear whether that will impact its availability on Apple's service. Likewise, neither Netflix nor Hulu are expected to be part of Apple’s service, CNBC sources say, just as they aren’t available on Amazon’s Prime Video Chann

By | 2019-02-13T21:16:01+00:00 February 13th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

NBC to launch free streaming service by 2020

As if we don't have enough streaming options already, US broadcaster NBC is looking to take on the likes of Netflix and Amazon with its own service. According to CNBC, the streaming service would reportedly be free to use for anyone with a "traditional pay-TV subscription" in the US. It would be ad-supported, with a paid option (without ads) for around $12 a month – though how it might affect licensing of NBC properties outside of the US is unclear. The service could launch at the start of 2020,

By | 2019-01-15T11:44:10+00:00 January 15th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fear and confusion erupt at Walter Reed military hospital after false alerts about an active shooter

WASHINGTON — Alerts about an active shooter at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland caused patients and a U.S. congressman to fear the worst on Tuesday, but the Pentagon said they were part of an "exercise." Lt. Col. Audricia Harris, a Pentagon spokesperson, told CNBC on Tuesday that the reports of an active shooter were part of a drill. 19 at Walter Reed Bethesda," the military installation wrote. Walter Reed is the largest joint military medical center in the country and ha

By | 2018-11-26T16:00:00+00:00 November 26th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

California fire death toll rises to 63, more than 600 people still missing

The search for victims of a catastrophic blaze that reduced a northern California town to ashes intensified on Thursday and authorities said the list of those reported missing had expanded to more than 600 in the deadliest wildfire in California history. Authorities attributed the high death toll in part to the staggering speed with which the wind-driven flames, fueled by desiccated scrub and trees, raced through Paradise, a town of 27,000 residents. Nearly 9,000 homes and other buildings, inclu

By | 2018-11-15T16:00:00+00:00 November 15th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Serena Williams sings ‘I Touch Myself’ in breast cancer awareness campaign

Tennis star Serena Williams has recorded a version of "I Touch Myself," the 1990 hit song by Australian band Divinyls, ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. A longer version of the ad will appear online on September 30. The campaign will run throughout Australia and will include print, online and billboard advertising. The I Touch Myself Project was launched in 2014 after Divinyls lead singer Chrissy Amphlett died from breast cancer. She had expressed the wish that the song would be

By | 2018-09-23T17:00:00+00:00 September 23rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wall Street’s crypto guru shorted Tilray, but expects ‘a monster weed business’ in 5 or 6 years

Amid wild volatility in marijuana stocks this week, former Goldman Sachs macro trader Michael Novogratz shorted Tilray — but says he still thinks the marijuana industry will make it. In five or six years, we will have a monster weed business," Novogratz said on CNBC's "Fast Money." Shares of Canadian marijuana company Tilray fell sharply Friday, concluding a wild week that captivated investors. Novogratz said he couldn't help but to jump into the mix and short Tilray — a point he teased Thursday

By | 2018-09-20T17:00:00+00:00 September 20th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Amazon is reportedly working on eight new Alexa-powered devices

Most manufacturers of consumer electronics follow a yearly cycle of releasing new products – if smartphone makers can do it, why not Amazon? In fact, around this time last year, Amazon launched its Echo Spot smart speaker, so it comes as no surprise that the online shopping giant is gearing up to announce eight new Alexa-enabled smart home devices, according to CNBC . CNBC reports that Amazon is expected to officially reveal the new devices at an event to be held later this month, with a microwa

By | 2018-09-18T01:00:20+00:00 September 18th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why homeowners outside of Gordon’s path should check their insurance

If you're thanking your lucky stars that Tropical Storm Gordon isn't heading for your neighborhood, it's probably time to review your insurance coverage. While it's too late for homeowners in its path to make insurance changes, people in other hurricane-prone areas could take it as a reminder that the next big storm could be headed their way. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, although the peak season is mid-August to late October. Last year, that included Hurricanes Harv

By | 2018-09-03T17:00:00+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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