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Disney hires ex-Apple & Samsung director to lead its streaming service

Disney hires ex-Apple & Samsung director to lead its streaming service

Disney is continuing to make progress on building itself one of the top streaming video services when it launches sometime in 2019. The media giant has already been pulling its content and ending deals with rival Netflix, and now it appears to have hired someone with experience at some of the biggest tech companies to head operations. Specifically, Kevin Swint, who has served as an executive at both Apple and Samsung in recent years.

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Twitch Producer tools, Disney partnership hit YouTube while it’s down

Twitch Producer tools, Disney partnership hit YouTube while it’s down

The video streaming market has become a dog eat dog world, where rivals try to outdo each other with sometimes questionable tactics. Giant YouTube has recently come under fire, yet again, and some of its competitors seem to be circling around it like vultures around a carcass. That might be the feeling that some will get with Twitch.tv’s pair of announcements that are a not so subtle challenge to YouTube, conveniently timed while the latter’s too busy putting out fires.

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In The Last Jedi, subtext reigns supreme

In The Last Jedi, subtext reigns supreme

The Last Jedi has been out for a little more than a week at this point, and boy have Star Wars fans been divided. Some love it, some hate it, some are confused by it. As a Star Wars movie, it certainly isn’t something we’re used to, for a number of reasons. A lot of that revolves around subtext, which this movie is dripping in. That isn’t something we Star Wars fans are used to - both the original and the prequel trilogy were pretty straightforward about what was happening, spelling most things out for us as we watched. That The Last Jedi would make such extensive use of subtext is a bit of a curveball, and it can leave some people thinking that plot holes and rash decisions exist where they really don’t.

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The Last Jedi’s adorable Porgs are more than just a cynical merch play

The Last Jedi’s adorable Porgs are more than just a cynical merch play

While there's a fair amount of debate going on about Star Wars: The Last Jedi as a whole, one of the most divisive components of the movie are the presence of Porgs. Like Ewoks before them, Porgs represent the cute side of Star Wars, a side that's proven to be controversial among some of the series' most die-hard fans. While it's tempting to think that Porgs were added to the movie just because Disney saw a new merchandising opportunity, it turns out that their development is a little more complex.

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Disney-Fox deal prompts antitrust criticism

Disney-Fox deal prompts antitrust criticism

Big news was made last week when it was announced that Disney plans to buy almost all of 21st Century Fox for a whopping $54 billion. While it's interesting to think of iconic properties like The Simpsons joining Star Wars in House of Mouse, and Marvel fans are likely excited at the potential for the X-Men and Deadpool to finally join the MCU, the deal is yet another example of a single monolithic company gaining more control over an industry.

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This Star Wars: The Last Jedi porg game is as addictive as Pokemon Go

This Star Wars: The Last Jedi porg game is as addictive as Pokemon Go

Arriving alongside the latest Star Wars movie is a new game called Star Wars: The Last Jedi -- Porg Invasion. The game involves, you guessed it, a porg invasion against which the player must battle. The game has launched for both PC and mobile devices, and it also has its own Facebook Page, where you'll find the link to play the Instant Game. The only requirement to play, aside from having Internet access, is a Web browser or the Facebook app.

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Disney to buy 21st Century Fox in massive $54b deal

Disney to buy 21st Century Fox in massive $54b deal

As expected, Disney has announced its intention to buy up 21st Century Fox, further expanding its already huge media empire. Rumors have been circulating for quite some time now, but in the end, Disney was the only company left at the table. Get ready, because this means that The Simpsons are now officially a part of the House of Mouse, along with Luke Skywalker and Iron Man.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be screened on the ISS

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be screened on the ISS

Star Wars fans currently located in space will get a chance to watch the latest series installment before returning to Earth, NASA has confirmed. Astronauts located on the International Space Station will be given a special movie night, allowing them to watch the movie alongside the rest of the world. Disney is working with NASA to make sure the ISS crew gets this opportunity, but some of the details are still missing.

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Disney restarts 21st Century Fox acquisition talks

Disney restarts 21st Century Fox acquisition talks

Disney has restarted acquisition talks with 21st Century Fox, according to sources, with its attention being on the Twentieth Century Fox studio in particular, plus international assets. This isn't the first time we've heard these claims, but the latest report states that the business negotiations are "gaining momentum." As with the previous leak, these sources say Disney probably won't acquire the company's sports or news networks.

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Disney sues Redbox for selling DVD digital download codes

Disney sues Redbox for selling DVD digital download codes

Disney has sued DVD-lending company Redbox over its practice of reselling the digital copy download codes included with physical disc purchases. Redbox acquires these codes from the DVDs it purchases (it buys them retail, not through any special arrangements with Disney); rather than discarding the codes, the company puts them to good use by allowing its own customers to buy them.

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Avengers: Infinity War’s first trailer has arrived – Watch it here

Avengers: Infinity War’s first trailer has arrived – Watch it here

Yesterday, Disney began teasing the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War. Infinity War is the culmination of 10 years of Marvel movies, so you can bet that fans are excited to see this initial trailer. If you've been following the Marvel Cinematic Universe up until this point, get ready, because Infinty War's first trailer is here and it's definitely a exercise in fan service.

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Avengers: Infinity War’s first trailer is coming up quickly [Update]

Avengers: Infinity War’s first trailer is coming up quickly [Update]

Avengers: Infinity War is likely going to be one of Disney's biggest movies in 2018. Pretty much the whole of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been leading up to Infinity War and its 2019 sequel, so to say that Marvel fans are excited is likely understating it a bit. That excitement will probably begin ramping up soon, as it appears that Disney and Marvel are set to debut the first trailer for Infinity War.

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