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Sony completes acquisition of Crunchyroll from AT&T

Sony officially owns AT&T’s Crunchyroll. Sony’s deal to acquire Crunchyroll was first announced in December 2020 and sees Crunchyroll join Funimation, Sony’s existing anime streaming property, under one roof. The ultimate goal of the unification of the two anime properties under a single roof is to develop “a unified anime subscription experience as soon as […]

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SpaceX to acquire small satellite startup Swarm Technologies

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is acquiring the small-satellite data provider Swarm Technologies, scooping up the startup’s roughly 30 employees and its network of 120 tiny satellites. The deal, struck last month, is extremely rare for SpaceX, which normally manufactures its rocket and satellite hardware in-house or hires subcontractors. Swarm revealed the acquisition plans in an August […]

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Netflix is working on a bunch of new reality shows, and you’re invited

Netflix is tripling down on its reality TV programming by renewing its most popular shows and opening up casting for future programming to anyone over the age of 18 in the US, Canada, United Kingdom, or Ireland, the company announced Monday. Anyone interested who meets that criteria can submit a one-minute video on Netflix’s new […]

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Vivo Y53s With 64MP Main Camera, 5000mAh Battery Launched in India: Price, Specs

Vivo has refreshed its budget Y-series of smartphones with the new Vivo Y53s. Priced at Rs 19,490 for 8GB+ 128GB storage (expandable up to 1TB), the Vivo Y53s offers 3GB Extended RAM to let users download their favourite apps and run them all “seamlessly.” The smartphone follows the company’s commitment to ‘Make in India’ and […]

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Dish says it will launch wireless 5G service in beta at the end of September

On an earnings call today, Dish Network execs said that its Las Vegas 5G wireless service is in the final phase of construction and will launch in beta by the end of September. That keeps it just in line with the Q3 deployment goal it gave earlier this year. The beta launch is an important […]

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Hackers reportedly threaten to leak data from Gigabyte ransomware attack

Gigabyte has been the victim of a cyberattack, which was reportedly the work of a ransomware outfit called RansomEXX. According to The Record, the attack didn’t have an impact on any of the company’s production systems, but it did affect some internal servers. Currently, some parts of Gigabyte’s website, including its support section, are down, […]

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Instagram is now testing ads in the Shop tab

If you thought Instagram had run out of ad real estate, think again. The company confirmed to TechCrunch today that it’s starting a new test that’ll involve putting ads on its Shop tab. Ads will involve either a single image or carousel of them, and of course, will be shoppable. Only certain advertisers will have […]