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Square is buying a majority stake in Tidal

The rumors of Square buying Tidal proved true. Square has bought a majority stake in Tidal for the equivalent of $297 million in cash and stock. Jack Dorsey, Square’s CEO (and Twitter’s, for that matter), explained the deal as a bid to find “new ways” for artists to get paid — he believes the success …

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Amazon reportedly locks Donald Glover into a huge Prime Video deal

Amazon reportedly locks Donald Glover into a huge Prime Video deal

Amazon has lured Donald Glover away from FX with an eight-figure deal that will see the Atlanta star working on a raft of projects for the retailer’s Prime Video service, per The Hollywood Reporter. Sources told the trade publication that the pact includes a new show titled Hive, which reportedly features a Beyonce-style figure, with …

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President Biden brings back weekly addresses with a podcast-like format

President Biden is poised to resurrect the weekly radio address, but he’s hoping to keep it relevant through a simple strategy: ditch the radio. As the New York Times explained, the White House has launched a “weekly conversation” series that embraces the more informal style of podcasts. The first episode, a chat with a worker …

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The Lasso of Truth Is Wonder Woman 1984's Real Star

The Lasso of Truth Is Wonder Woman 1984’s Real Star

Wonder Woman dispatching some men with her Lasso of Truth.Gif: Warner Bros. In Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman 1984, princess Diana of Themyscira whips out a bevy of new, magical tricks to aid in her fight to save the world. She does battle with both Max Lord and Cheetah, two villains meant to embody all wanton …

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For Some Strange Reason, Square Is Reportedly Thinking About Buying Tidal

For Some Strange Reason, Square Is Reportedly Thinking About Buying Tidal

Jay-Z purchased the music streaming service Tidal in 2015.Photo: Jamie McCarthy (Getty Images) It’s still 2020 folks, so I’ll believe anything. However, after learning that Square, the digital payments processor, is reportedly talks to buy Tidal, the music streaming service, I thought the world was getting really weird. At first glance, that is one strange …

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Bad News, Disney+ Users, Your Subscription Price Is Going Up

Bad News, Disney+ Users, Your Subscription Price Is Going Up

Photo: Robyn Beck (Getty Images) Disney+ is following Netflix’s lead and bumping up its monthly subscription cost in the U.S., raising it to $8 per month. The company announced the $1 price hike at its investor’s day presentation on Thursday after showing off a slew of new content headed to the streaming service. Advertisement U.S. …

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Fantastic Four Finally Entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe and More Huge News

Fantastic Four Finally Entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe and More Huge News

Screenshot: Disney It’s official. The Fantastic Four is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Jon Watts (Spider-Man Homecoming) will direct. And that’s only the beginning. Advertisement The news came at the end of a long, densely packed Marvel Studios presentation during Disney’s 2020 Investor’s Day event. Here’s a little tease. Advertisement But that was just the …

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CBS All Access Takes on Disney+ With New Features to Babysit Your Kids

CBS All Access Takes on Disney+ With New Features to Babysit Your Kids

Image: ViacomCBS Ahead of the launch of Paramount+ early next year, ViacomCBS has announced new kids-focused programming and features are arriving on CBS All Access. Advertisement The features include the addition of up to six profiles per account, each of which can be managed by parents using “Kids Mode” to filter content by ratings for …

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The Mandalorian Has Removed 'Jeans Guy,' And I'm Disappointed

The Mandalorian Has Removed ‘Jeans Guy,’ And I’m Disappointed

He’s just off screen. Image: Disney Plus Mistakes are a beautiful part of film and television production. Let ‘em be. They’re great. Advertisement Y’all see Jeans Guy? You probably did, if you watch The Mandalorian on its release schedule; the unidentified crew member, wearing a very noticeable pair of not-Star-Wars-y blue jeans, was standing in …

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Seeing Cyberpunk 2077 Run on Google Stadia at 4K Isn't Enough to Sell Me on Cloud Gaming

Seeing Cyberpunk 2077 Run on Google Stadia at 4K Isn’t Enough to Sell Me on Cloud Gaming

Screenshot: CD Projekt Red Google’s fledgling cloud gaming service could really use a win after a year of technical issues and lukewarm reception from gamers. It’s resorted to literally giving Stadia and its accessories away for free to drum up some excitement, but how it handles CD Projekt Red’s oh-s0-long-awaited title Cyberpunk 2077 next month—one …

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