Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, NBCUniversal Chief Steve Burke Weigh In On Streaming And Hulu Stake – Deadline

Comcast’s management team laid out some strategic thoughts on streaming, while declining to offer any specifics about their forthcoming streaming launch, during a conference call with Wall Street analysts to discuss first-quarter results. “Video over the internet is more friend than foe,” CEO Brian Roberts said in response to one of multiple streaming questions. “We…

Kit Kat is launching its first new permanent US flavor in a decade and it’s green – AOL

Kit Kat bars are going green.For the first time in nearly a decade, the chocolate-covered wafer treat will be available in a new year-round flavor. Called Duos Mint + Dark Chocolate, it’ll be a mashup of mint crème on the top and dark chocolate on the bottom, surrounding the classic crispy wafers.The newbies are set…

Why Ford Is Investing $500 Million in Electric-Truck Startup Rivian – Motley Fool

A good deal for both sides. In a move with big implications, Rivian Automotive LLC is teaming up with Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). The Michigan-based electric-vehicle start-up said Ford will invest $500 million, taking a minority stake, and the two companies will join forces to develop a new electric Ford. It's the latest coup for…

Amazon Alexa team can see users’ home addresses, report claims – TechRadar

News Amazon Alexa team can see users' home addresses, report claims Image credit: Amazon Concerns around privacy are never too far away from conversations around Amazon's Alexa voice assistant and Amazon Echo speakers – after all, it's built to listen (albeit only after its wake word is spoken). However, a Bloomberg report now suggests that…

WWE Reports Loss In First Quarter 2019, Vince McMahon Says Superstar Absences Impacted Numbers – Wrestling Inc.

WWE released their full First Quarter 2019 financial results today. Revenues for the quarter were $182.4 million, down from $187.7 million in the same quarter last year. The company reported a net loss of $8.4 million, or $0.11 per share, as compared to a profit of $14.8 million, or $0.18 per share, in the first…

Biden swears off lobbyists’ money, but K Street likes him anyway

One reason Joe Biden is popular on K Street is that he was known as a Democrat relatively friendly to corporate interests while he was in the Senate. | Scott Eisen/Getty Images 2020 elections The former vice president held his kickoff fundraiser at the home of a Comcast executive who oversees the company’s lobbying effort.…

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Rick Fox reportedly quitting his esports company, alleging racist abuse

Actor and former pro basketball player Rick Fox says he’s leaving Echo Fox, the esports organization he helped found in 2015, in response to racist remarks made by a company shareholder, according to a report by Dexerto. Dexerto published an email reported to be from Fox to “all major stakeholders” at Echo Fox, in which…

Fortnite’s new Avengers: Endgame mode has a shoutout to Stan Lee

Fortnite’s new Avengers crossover mode, Endgame, is all about Infinity Stones and the war with Thanos. But no matter which side you’re on, the ending screen will have a nice little shoutout to the memory of Marvel Comics mastermind Stan Lee. Excelsior is a Latin word that means “ever upward.” Throughout his life, Lee often…

Respawn maintaining seasonal Apex Legends updates to improve quality, avoid crunch

Developer Respawn Entertainment says it wants to “reset our commitment” to fans of its free-to-play shooter, Apex Legends, in the wake of criticism about the game’s update cadence. But executive producer Drew McCoy stressed in an update on the game on Thursday that “our goal isn’t, and never has been, to patch or update content…

Epic says it will stop store exclusives if Steam offers a better cut

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney says that the company will end the practice of securing exclusive game releases for its store if Valve, the company behind Steam, matches Epic’s revenue share for developers and publishers. Calling Steam’s 30 percent cut on game sales and the platform’s market dominance “the #1 problem for PC developers, publishers,…

Nintendo boss says ‘no plans’ to unveil cheaper Switch at E3

Nintendo’s president today told investors that “we have no plans” to announce a new Nintendo Switch configuration at E3 2019, implying the company is sticking with the current Switch. Earlier reports suggest a new model of the console is coming this year. Shuntaro Furukawa, according to Bloomberg, told reporters that the company is “always working…

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