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Netflix’s new MK2 Films deal will add classic movies to service

Netflix’s new MK2 Films deal will add classic movies to service

Netflix has penned a new deal with MK2 Films, a company that co-produces some movies every year and distributes a library of more than 600 movies, including many remastered versions of classics featuring Abbas Kiarostami, Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and more. The new deal will bring a total of 50 movies to the streaming service, according to Netflix, which plans to first roll out the new content in some international markets.

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Companies that are thriving during the Coronavirus outbreak

Companies that are thriving during the Coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus has radically changed the entire business landscape around the world. From disrupted supply chains, closed stores and vanishing demand, most businesses are reeling under the impact of the outbreak. But a handful of companies are booming with the new nature of business now. Like them or not, businesses that cater to those at home as well as those that have innovated – or just plain lucky – despite social distancing measures have managed to flip the script.

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DC Comics will resume comic book shipments after four long weeks

DC Comics will resume comic book shipments after four long weeks

DC Comics has announced that following a 'break' from distributing new comic books, it plans to get new titles out to retail stores around the world, giving fans access to new stories. The revelation comes alongside an update from Diamond Comic Distributors, which announced that it will resume the distribution of new comics by the end of next month. Competitor Marvel Comics has faced similar changes.

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Netflix posts some educational documentaries on YouTube for free

Netflix posts some educational documentaries on YouTube for free

Netflix is helping educators and parents who have found themselves in home-teaching roles with the release of some documentaries on YouTube. The documentaries are free for anyone to stream, unlike the documentaries found on its streaming platform, which requires a monthly subscription. Netflix says that it decided to make this content available for free after receiving requests from teachers.

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San Diego Comic-Con 2020 canned over coronavirus pandemic

San Diego Comic-Con 2020 canned over coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandmemic has already claimed a large number of 2020's major events and trade shows, and today it claimed one more. The organizers of the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) have announced that the show has been cancelled. Originally, SDCC was slated to take place from July 23rd to the 26th at the San Diego Convention Center.

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Instacart starts delivering prescriptions from Costco in several states

Instacart starts delivering prescriptions from Costco in several states

Instacart has announced that following a pilot program, it has expanded its delivery of prescriptions from Costco pharmacy into multiple states. The expansion will enable Costco pharmacy customers in a variety of states to get their prescriptions delivered directly to their home, eliminating the need to make a trip to the store.

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Impossible Burger will soon arrive in more than 700 grocery stores

Impossible Burger will soon arrive in more than 700 grocery stores

Impossible Foods has announced plans to expand the availability of its Impossible Burger product into more than 700 new stores, the company announced on Thursday. Under this expansion, the plant-based 'beef' will be available to buy in a total of more than 1,000 grocery stores, including the shops where it is already sold. Consumers will be able to find the product across the US.

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WarnerMedia says many Charter customers will automatically get HBO Max

WarnerMedia says many Charter customers will automatically get HBO Max

HBO Max will be available through Charter starting next month, parent company WarnerMedia has announced. The availability will arrive under a multi-year distribution deal between Charter and WarnerMedia, according to the latter company, which says that Charter's existing HBO customers will automatically get access to the new streaming service.

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Lyft’s new Essential Deliveries is for hospitals and organizations

Lyft’s new Essential Deliveries is for hospitals and organizations

Ride-hailing service Lyft has announced a new pilot initiative called Essential Deliveries that will allow its drivers to deliver various goods to certain customers, including hospitals, non-profit organizations, and more. Under this initiative, customers can request essential items like groceries, meals, hygiene products, medical supplies, and similar items.

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Germany’s new public gathering ban is bad news for Gamescom

Germany’s new public gathering ban is bad news for Gamescom

The coronavirus outbreak has already claimed a number of events and trade shows that were slated for 2020: MWC, E3, GDC, Google I/O, and Microsoft BUILD are just some of the shows that have been impacted by the pandemic. Some of them have been cancelled entirely, others have been postponed, and yet some have moved to digital-only events.

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Sling makes its live streaming TV service free during primetime hours

Sling makes its live streaming TV service free during primetime hours

Following the recent launch of its free tier, Sling TV has announced another initiative that will provide the public with some free content. Starting today, the service is offering free streaming television access under its Sling Blue plan, but only during primetime TV hours, according to the company. Sling calls this initiative its 'Happy Hour Across America.'

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Netflix inks deal with BOOM! Studios for new live and animated shows

Netflix inks deal with BOOM! Studios for new live and animated shows

California-based comic book publisher BOOM! Studios has inked a new deal with Netflix that gives the latter company first-look rights for potential new shows based on the studio's stories. The deal will potentially spawn new live and animated original shows at Netflix, which has two years of first-look rights under the deal, giving it access to the largest selection of comics outside of the Marvel and DC universes.

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