The Radice Files — Episode 153 “Hooray for Hollywood, and the stream”

Every day another story about the war between theatrical release v. streaming premieres. The winner in the end will follow the money. The money will come from the consumer. It makes sense to follow them, right? It’s a big sandbox for everyone to play in. Just sayin’

Driven by livestreams, consumer spending in social apps to hit $17.2B in 2025 — TechCrunch

The livestreaming boom is driving a significant uptick in the creator economy, as a new forecast estimates consumers will spend $6.78 billion in social apps in 2021. That figure will grow to $17.2 billion annually by 2025, according to data from mobile data firm App Annie, which notes the upward trend represents a five-year compound […]

Substack Targets Top Marvel, DC Comics Writers In Hollywood Push — The Hollywood Reporter

The newsletter platform plans to spend north of $30 million to entice big comic scribes to leave publishers — and let them keep rights to their own IP: “They are paying for names.”

HBO Max is coming to parts of Europe on October 26th — The Verge

HBO Max will launch in Europe next month on October 26th, the streaming service announced today. It’s coming first to Spain and the Nordics, followed by Portugal and countries in Central Europe next year.

Redbox CEO Galen Smith: Why 40 Million ‘Late-Adopter’ Customers Will ‘Make the Digital Shift With Us’ | Next TV

Why using a single-sign-on, single-password offering across FAST, AVOD, TVOD and ‘Channels’ services, especially for a tech-reluctant customer base like Redbox’s, could be a big differentiator

The Most Popular Movies On Netflix Besides ‘Afterlife Of The Party’ | HuffPost Life

“Worth” and “Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins” are also trending on the platform.

In Netflix’s Don’t Look Up, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence are astronomers trying to save the world

The first trailer for Netflix’s Don’t Look Up features a star-studded cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Ron Perlman, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi, Cate Blanchett, and Tyler Perry.

Susan Sarandon, Anna Friel to Star in Country Music Drama ‘Monarch’ at Fox

Susan Sarandon and Anna Friel have been cast as the leads of Fox’s upcoming country music drama “Monarch,” the broadcast network said Tuesday.

Studies: Pandemic hits UK production sector revs |

UK TV production industry trade body Pact has published two new reports which show the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the UK independent production sector.

20 Years Later, 2 More 9/11 Victims Are Identified Using New Technology

Two victims of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001 were recently identified through DNA analysis.

Survey: Only 6% of U.S. iPhone Users Who Set Up Apple Pay Actually Use It — MacRumors

Only six percent of iPhone users in the United States who have Apple Pay set up actually use the feature, according to a detailed study by PYMNTS….

Super Bowl Ads, Selling for as Much as $6.5 Million, Are Almost Sold Out

NBC Sports is seeing some sponsors agree to pay as much as $6.5 million for 30-second Super Bowl LVI ads.

Amazon will open two cashier-less Whole Foods stores next year — CNN

Amazon will let you skip the checkout line at two Whole Foods stores next year.

Wright tests its 2-megawatt electric engines for passenger planes — TechCrunch

Just like the automotive industry, aerospace has its sights set on going electric — but flying with battery-powered engines is a tougher proposition than rolling. Wright is among the startups looking to change the math and make electrified flight possible at scales beyond small aircraft — and its 2-megawatt engine could power the first generation […]

Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant popularity varies across US age groups — Insider Intelligence Trends, Forecasts & Statistics

Hey, Siri, show voice assistant user stats

AI tools that companies use to scan resumes are stopping 27 million people finding new jobs, a Harvard report says

Automated resume scanners regularly overlook viable candidates and ignore the skills these people can offer, a Harvard report found.

CBS News Launches See It Now Studios Under Former Boss Susan Zirinsky

CBS News announced Wednesday the launch of See It now Studios under the direction of former CBS News president Susan Zirinsky.

Photographer, his leg lost, seeks answers from Paralympians

When I last saw Freddie de los Santos, his mouth was ravaged — his teeth had been blown away by the same blast that took his leg. And yet, he always smiled. The year was 2009. We were both being treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center; I too had lost a leg in southern Afghanistan.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Will Return To New York Streets For Holiday — Deadline

After last year’s limited, crowdless, staged-for-TV event, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will proceed in a more traditional manner on the streets of New York City to kick off this year’s holiday season, Macy’s announced today.

Jam & Lewis are back for the first time with ‘Volume One’

NEW YORK (AP) — If anyone questions being too old to try something new, look no further than iconic music producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. “As you get older in life, we realized that there’s less first times you get to actually experience things,” said Jam.

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Dire Straits’ Mark Knopfler meets AC/DC’s Brian Johnson at the Spanish City in Whitley Bay

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