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Disney+ is coming to Europe a week sooner than expected

If you live in Europe and you’ve been patiently waiting to (legally) get stuck into The Mandalorian, we have some good news. The launch date for the European launch of Disney+ has been brought forward by a week, the Walt Disney Company has confirmed, opening its doors in select countries from March 24th. Pricing has …

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Radiohead’s online ‘library’ hosts rarities, art and merch

Sponsored Links Engadget/Radiohead It’s been difficult to track down all things Radiohead on the web for a while. Even though the group recently posted its entire catalog to YouTube, you’ve still had to search fan sites and other sources for every last little bit of art, video or merch. Now, however, you effectively have a …

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Opera accused of offering predatory loans through Android apps

Sponsored Links Avishek Das/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Opera has frequently tried to claim the moral high ground in the web browser world, but it’s being accused of using its side projects for far less virtuous behavior. Hindenburg Research has published a report alleging that Opera is running four Android apps aimed at India, Kenya …

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Apple unveils animated musical series from the creator of ‘Bob’s Burgers’

Sponsored Links Apple Apple is determined to pump up its TV+ service mere hours before the Screen Actors Guild Awards. It started by unveiling Central Park, an animated musical comedy series from Bob’s Burgers creator Loren Bouchard, fellow BB producer Nora Smith and Frozen‘s Josh Gad (who also helps produce). The series follows a family …

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Apple TV+ documentary series will profile Oprah, Lin-Manuel and Big Bird

Sponsored Links Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Apple is leaning even further into documentaries than you might have expected. The company has unveiled plans for a Dear… Apple TV+ documentary series that, in an odd (if logical) twist, will use the “Dear Apple” ads as inspiration for the basic format. The show will profile “iconic” people through letters …

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Instagram removes the IGTV button you weren’t using

Sponsored Links AP Photo/Jeff Chiu Instagram’s IGTV was supposed to usher in a new era for video in the social network, but that’s not quite how it panned out. And now, the company is tempering its expectations. A Facebook spokesperson has confirmed to TechCrunch that Instagram is removing the IGTV icon at the top of …

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Spotify may be in talks to buy culture outlet The Ringer

Sponsored Links CraSH/imageSPACE/MediaPunch/IPX Spotify might be making one of its biggest moves yet in its bid to conquer the podcasting world. Wall Street Journal sources say the streaming company is in “early” talks to acquire The Ringer, the sports- and pop culture-oriented outlet founded by ex-ESPN personality Bill Simmons (above). While it’s not guaranteed this …

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Recommended Reading: The internet sleuths who caught the Astros cheating

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS How the internet helped crack the Astros’ sign-stealing case Joon Lee, ESPN One of the biggest sports stories of the year has already broke, and it’s barely mid-January. If you haven’t heard, Major League Baseball determined the Houston Astros used various methods, including video feeds, to steal signs from the opposition …

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WSJ: Facebook won’t push through with plans to put ads in WhatsApp

Sponsored Links Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Facebook will no longer push through with its plans to sell ads on WhatsApp, according to the Wall Street Journal. The company apparently disbanded the team it formed to find the most effective ways to integrate ads into the service. It also removed the team’s work from WhatsApp’s …

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Apple Music partnered with the NBA for its latest curated playlist

Sponsored Links While Apple Music has dipped its toes into year-end reviews and the like, it’s fair to say playlists haven’t been as much of a focus for the platform as say Spotify and YouTube Music. You won’t, for example, find an algorithmically-generated soundtrack tailored to your pet’s tastes on Apple Music. But if you’re …

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