Substack helps writers turn blogs and newsletters into subscription businesses

Substack is looking to help writers make money in a way that CEO Chris Best described as “diametrically opposed to the broader Internet news model.” In...

Amazon drops David O. Russell show as Weinstein fallout continues

Amazon said earlier this week that it was reviewing its options around the shows it was producing with The Weinstein Company. Now it looks like...

Extracting bias at TechCrunch [Internal]

Attn: TechCrunch editorial In light of the new New York Times social media guidelines, we at TechCrunch are issuing our own set of social media restrictions resources. Our...

Fandango is acquiring rival online ticketer MovieTickets.com

A consolidation in the advance movie ticketing space is happening today, with Fandango’s announcement that it’s acquiring rival MovieTickets.com for an undisclosed sum. The deal,...

Original Content needs hugs after the family drama of Netflix’s ‘Meyerowitz Stories’

It’s easy to roll your eyes at many of Adam Sandler’s recent films — including his Netflix Originals — but he’s also delivered impressive performances...

Toonstar lets you bring cartoon characters to life thanks to facial recognition

John Attanasio, CEO of Toonstar, said his goal is to create “a new Cartoon Network.” Attanasio and his co-founder Luisa Huang were both executives at Warner...

FastPay acquires media payments company AnchorOps

FastPay has acquired AnchorOps in a deal that brings together two businesses focused on media financing. FastPay’s model revolves around lending money to digital media companies,...

Roku’s new channel with free movies and TV goes live for all

Top streaming media device maker Roku announced in September it was launching its own channel featuring free movies and TV shows, including those it licensed...

Google shuts YouTube channel implicated in Kremlin political propaganda ops

A YouTube channel that had been implicated in Russia disinformation operations to target the U.S. 2016 election has been taken down by Google. Earlier this week...

Medium opens up its partner program, allowing anyone to publish behind its paywall

Medium is expanding its subscription efforts today by allowing any author or publisher to join its partner program. That’s the program where readers can pay a...

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Lenovo Yoga 910 vs. Microsoft Surface Book: Meet the bleeding edge...

Microsoft and Lenovo both recently announced new iterations of their popular 2-in-1s, each slated for release this fall. Both machines demonstrate the enduring...