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Sling TV was the real winner of Mayweather-McGregor Fight

Sling TV was the real winner of Mayweather-McGregor Fight

As sporting events go, boxing matches are rarely must-see endeavors for a wide audience. For the dedicated boxing fan, Mayweather vs. McGregor was one of those times. For more casual fans – and those who prefer MMA – the bout was a litmus test for which discipline might be supreme. We didn’t learn much from the fight itself as that goes, but how I was able to consume the fight told me volumes about the future of TV, where Sling is already winning.

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Netflix is selling weed inspired by its original series

Netflix is selling weed inspired by its original series

Netflix offers just about everything when it comes to video entertainment, but here's something we never thought we'd see from the streaming service: its own line of cannabis strains based on its original shows. That's right, Netflix is actually selling marijuana for those who want to literally "chill" while watching Orange is the New Black or Bojack Horseman.

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Tesla ‘TTunes’ music service hinted in software update, but Musk claims joke

Tesla ‘TTunes’ music service hinted in software update, but Musk claims joke

Several weeks ago there was talk about car maker Tesla developing its own streaming music service for use in its popular electric vehicles. While this was mostly based on rumors of Tesla holding talks with music labels, real evidence of the service has now surfaced in the company's most recent vehicle software update. But in a strange twist, CEO Elon Musk has stated the whole thing is a "joke."

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Netflix teases Black Mirror’s fourth season

Netflix teases Black Mirror’s fourth season

If the year 2017 hasn't been depressing enough for you, know that you'll be bummed out soon enough when season four of Black Mirror debuts on Netflix. The streaming service released a brief teaser this week for the modern-day Twilight Zone anthology series, revealing the titles of the six upcoming updates, but sadly neglecting to give us an actual release date.

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The Tick: A Brief History

The Tick: A Brief History

Amazon's The Tick television series (or web series, if you wish), is just the latest in the character's long and strange history. Here I've taken the liberty of putting the history of The Tick in a nutshell. This is the essential super-tiny super-quick history of The Tick - everything you need to know before you dive in on the newest "The Tick" show.

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Marvel reveals teaser for The Punisher on Netflix

Marvel reveals teaser for The Punisher on Netflix

We've known for over a year now that Netflix and Marvel would continue to expand their superhero TV universe by giving The Punisher his own series following his introduction in season two of Daredevil. Now that The Defenders, the mash-up series that includes Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, is finally airing on the streaming network, the first teaser for The Punisher has been revealed.

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Snapchat Crowd Surf could make you care about Stories

Snapchat Crowd Surf could make you care about Stories

Snapchat Stories may finally serve a purpose beyond shameless self-promotion and giving advertisers another route into your wallet. A new Snapchat feature, previewed at Lorde's concert at Outside Lands this weekend, promises to turn the photo messaging app into a crowd-powered media tool. Dubbed Crowd Surf, it takes multiple snaps and then seamlessly combines them.

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Netflix to Disney: wait, let’s talk about Marvel and Star Wars

Netflix to Disney: wait, let’s talk about Marvel and Star Wars

While Disney-made Disney content seems to be 100% off the table, Netflix still wants to negotiate over Marvel and Star Wars content. Disney, after all, owns the whole lot. Netflix stands to gain or lose a whole lot of viewers based on news bits like "Disney will ditch Netflix in 2019". Amid talks of the future of Disney's stream-friendly content, the CEO of the company agreed that Marvel and Star Wars (Lucasfilm) content might well be next to leave Netflix.

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SoundCloud saved: Investors step in to rescue music site

SoundCloud saved: Investors step in to rescue music site

The SoundCloud shutdown has had a last-minute reprieve, with a new financing round saving the popular podcast and music sharing site from its imminent demise. The site had made sizable redundancies in July, axing 173 members of its team in an attempt to curtail costs, but fears persisted that it would be forced to shut down altogether if it couldn't make ends meet. Now, SoundCloud says, that's not a worry, though there'll be some changes ahead.

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Streaming Networks Separate : Is this the future we want?

Streaming Networks Separate : Is this the future we want?

As Disney announces its own streaming service separate from Netflix, the wave of network-owned streaming services begins. Soon we'll find that every big media provider has its own streaming service, and we'll have the opportunity to select what we want, when we want, for a fee. A fee that goes to each company, individually, every month.

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Spotify for Xbox One released today for free and Premium users

Spotify for Xbox One released today for free and Premium users

Spotify for Xbox One is available for download today, with the new streaming music app finally launching on Microsoft's console. Late to the game after the version of the Spotify player for Sony's PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, its arrival is nonetheless a welcome one for gamers looking to escape the normal soundtrack for their favorite titles. It also takes advantage of Spotify's cross-network control system, so that you don't have to leave whatever you're playing to change track.

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Microsoft confirms Spotify coming to Xbox One

Microsoft confirms Spotify coming to Xbox One

Until now, if gamers wanted to play games while listening to their favorite music on Spotify they needed to be PlayStation 4 owners. However, that will soon be changing for Xbox One owners, as the last few days have seen reports of Microsoft's Major Nelson testing a Spotify app on the console, along with confirmation from anonymous sources. But now Microsoft itself has spilled the beans with their weekly Xbox news video showing Spotify running on an Xbox One.

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