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As Sony, TCL & Amazon drop out of MWC 2020, GSMA insists the show will go on

As Sony, TCL & Amazon drop out of MWC 2020, GSMA insists the show will go on

MWC 2020 is coming up at the end of the month, but citing concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, a number of companies have decided to sit the show out. Today, Sony and Amazon added their names to the list of companies that will skip MWC, joining the likes of LG, Ericsson, and NVIDIA. Nevertheless, MWC's organizers say that the show will go on, albeit with some enhanced health measures in place.

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Disney may finally launch Hulu outside of the US next year

Disney may finally launch Hulu outside of the US next year

Streaming service Hulu continues to grow, yet has remained limited to just the US market. We've heard reports of plans to eventually change this over the past couple of years, but nothing major has happened. According to a new report, that may change soon with Disney allegedly eyeing a 2021 international expansion of the video streaming service.

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NVIDIA is the latest company to skip MWC over coronavirus fears

NVIDIA is the latest company to skip MWC over coronavirus fears

As with LG and Ericsson (and, to a degree, ZTE) before it, NVIDIA has revealed that it will not be attending Mobile World Congress 2020 this year over concerns about the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The decision was made for the sake of the company's employees, among others. The company apologizes for its decision but says that it believes it is 'the right' choice in light of the public health concern.

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Ericsson decides to skip MWC 2020 amid coronavirus outbreak

Ericsson decides to skip MWC 2020 amid coronavirus outbreak

MWC 2020 is coming up at the end of the month, but when it finally arrives, there will be a number of companies that aren't in attendance. Ericsson today announced that it will be sitting MWC 2020 out due to fears of coronavirus. It isn't the first company to make that announcement, and it may not be the last.

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ViacomCBS streaming service wants a piece of an already crowded market

ViacomCBS streaming service wants a piece of an already crowded market

The video streaming market has proven to be a very lucrative business and Disney's entry into the arena proved that Netflix's position isn't as secure as many thought. Now anyone and everyone with enough properties and money will try to topple the streaming king. That's exactly what the combined kingdoms of Viacom and CBS may try to do with a new streaming service that could see the shuffling of content around and create a more confusing landscape.

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Apple Watch outsold all Swiss watch brands combined last year

Apple Watch outsold all Swiss watch brands combined last year

There are many who doubt the sticking power of smartwatches or who knock the practicality of a timepiece that needs to be recharged sometimes every night. But if shipments are the only metric, then smartwatches may have already won. Based on 2019 numbers, the Apple Watch alone already surpassed the entire Swiss watch industry's sales, not counting smartwatches made by other companies, including some of those Swiss brands. That said, the competition isn't as straightforward as the report seems to suggest.

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HBO Max’s new feature film label will focus on original movies

HBO Max’s new feature film label will focus on original movies

HBO Max has teamed with Warner Bros. Pictures Group to launch a new feature film production label that'll create original movies for the streaming service. The companies are kicking things off with plans for eight to 10 'mid-budget' movies annually, enabling the service to compete with companies like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video.

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Spotify acquires The Ringer to expand its podcast library

Spotify acquires The Ringer to expand its podcast library

Music streaming service Spotify has announced the acquisition of The Ringer, a website that, among other things, offers a large selection of podcasts on sports, popular culture, and more. Spotify will get these podcasts as part of the deal, as well as The Ringer website and its entertainment and sports team. If everything goes according to plan, the deal will close in the first quarter of the year.

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LG and ZTE won’t attend MWC 2020 over coronavirus fears [UPDATE]

LG and ZTE won’t attend MWC 2020 over coronavirus fears [UPDATE]

In a very surprising turn of events, LG Electronics has joined ZTE in announcing that it will not attend Mobile World Congress 2020 over the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in China. The reason, LG said in a brief statement today, is that this virus has spread outside of China and that by having its employees attend MWC, the company may be putting them at risk of contracting the virus.

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LG high-end 5G phones will be reserved for US and Europe only

LG high-end 5G phones will be reserved for US and Europe only

LG isn't exactly doing well in the smartphone business though it probably still has better chances of surviving than HTC thanks to its other divisions. The company has tried almost every trick in the book to leave a lasting impression on consumers but nothing seems to stick for long. This year, it might do things a bit differently and play up to the pricing game, making its premium 5G devices available only in markets where price isn't always an issue.

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Uber in Mexico suspends dozens of rider accounts over coronavirus fear

Uber in Mexico suspends dozens of rider accounts over coronavirus fear

Uber in Mexico has suspended 240 rider accounts after the users took rides with two different drivers who had been in contact with someone who potentially had coronavirus, according to a new report. The decision was made merely out of an abundance of caution, according to the company, which indicates that it'll eventually reinstate these user accounts. The decision appears to have been made so that potential symptoms have time to appear.

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Fox apps return to Roku in time to stream the Super Bowl

Fox apps return to Roku in time to stream the Super Bowl

Stop panicking, football fans. Roku and Fox have worked out a new deal that brought the network's apps back to the streaming platform. This means you'll be able to download the Fox Sports and Fox NOW apps and use them to watch the Super Bowl tomorrow as you may have planned to do before the carriage dispute caused a blackout. Other apps remain an option for streaming the game as well.

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