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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Alexa will now deliver news briefings to US users in a “newscaster” voice, using tech that adapts Alexa's speaking style to the context of a request   —  Amazon already gave Alexa the ability to whisper, and now it's rolling out another way to change the assistant's speaking style …
Jan 17, 2019, 2:35 AM - In context

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Nielsen: US homes receiving over-the-air broadcast channels without a traditional cable or satellite TV subscription increased 48% to 16M over the past 8 years   —  The number of U.S. households without a traditional cable or satellite TV subscription that instead receive broadcast stations using …
Jan 15, 2019, 8:20 PM - In context

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
In statement regarding allowing InfoWars on its platform, Roku says it does not censor based on viewpoint and it is not aware of InfoWars violating its policies   —  Roku has just made a bad decision with regard to its growing advertising business by associating its brand with the toxic conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones.
Jan 15, 2019, 2:40 PM - In context

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify outlines its strategy for podcasts that includes bringing talent in-house or exclusively licensing content and selling ads within its podcasts   —  Having established itself as a top streaming service with now over 200 million users, Spotify this year is preparing to focus more of its attention on podcasts.
Jan 13, 2019, 4:40 AM - In context

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Plex is in talks with rights holders and content providers to add free, ad-supported movies to Plex as soon as this year and is also exploring subscriptions   —  Media software maker Plex is preparing to take on The Roku Channel and Amazon Prime Video Channels, possibly as soon as this year.
Jan 9, 2019, 2:55 PM - In context

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Disney quietly shuts down Babble, the parenting blog it acquired in 2011 for ~$40M, as it prepares for the launch of its streaming service Disney+   —  As Disney gets closer to launching a shiny new video service and continues to ramp up efforts in other new streaming areas like gaming …
Jan 9, 2019, 8:30 AM - In context

Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
The US Senate confirms FCC commissioners Brendan Carr and Geoffrey Starks, bringing the five seats to three Republicans and two Democrats, for five-year terms   —  The Senate has officially confirmed the incoming FCC commissioners, Brendan Carr and Geoffrey Starks have been officially confirmed by the Senate for their five-year terms.
Jan 2, 2019, 11:15 PM - In context

Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
iflix, a Netflix-like streaming service targeting emerging markets, is selling its Africa business to concentrate on Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines   —  Iflix, the emerging market Netflix competitor that's backed by Sky, is leaving Africa to double down on its business in Asia.
Dec 21, 2018, 11:40 AM - In context

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify settles the $1.6B copyright lawsuit by music publisher Wixen, which represents artists like Tom Petty, Missy Elliot, Stevie Nicks, and Neil Young   —  Spotify has settled the $1.6 billion lawsuit filed by music publisher Wixen Music Publishing in December 2017.
Dec 20, 2018, 12:23 PM - In context

Rita Liao / TechCrunch:
ByteDance is suing Chinese tech news site Huxiu for defamation for its story alleging that ByteDance's Indian news app Helo was publishing false information   —  The $75B-valued media company says it is victim of “malicious slander.”  —  There's worrying news from China's online media world as ByteDance …
Dec 20, 2018, 9:30 AM - In context

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