The short, strange life of Quibi

October 23, 2020 0

“All that is left now is to offer a profound apology for disappointing you and, ultimately, for letting you down,” Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman

Quibi is dead, reports say

October 21, 2020 0

Plagued with growth issues, Quibi, a short-form mobile-native video platform, is shutting down, according to multiple reports. The startup, co-founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg

Disney+ UX teardown: Wins, fails and fixes

October 19, 2020 0

Disney announced earlier this month that it’s going all-in on streaming media. As part of this new strategy, the company is undergoing a major reorganisation

Original Content podcast: It’s hard to resist the silliness of ‘Emily in Paris’

October 17, 2020 0

“Emily in Paris,” a new series on Netflix, has provoked skeptical responses from actual Parisians who are happy to point out the abundant clichés in

Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Enola Holmes’ is thoroughly mediocre

October 10, 2020 0

There’s nothing excessively bad about “Enola Holmes,” a new film about Sherlock Holmes’ younger sister Enola. But there’s nothing particularly good, either. The film was

Media roundup: Google to cut big checks for news publishers, Substack continues to draw top creators, more

October 7, 2020 0

Welcome back to Extra Crunch’s Media Roundup, where I round up the stories that entrepreneurs in the content and advertising business should be thinking about

Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Away’ deftly balances space exploration and human drama

October 4, 2020 0

“Away,” a new drama on Netflix, tells the story of the first manned expedition to Mars — Emma Green (played by Hilary Swank) leads an

The new Google TV brings streaming apps, live TV and search into a single interface

September 30, 2020 0

Not to be confused with the smart TV platform of the same name (2010-2014, RIP) or the Android TV platform it’s built on top of,

Original Content podcast: ‘Wireless’ shows off Quibi’s Turnstyle technology

September 20, 2020 0

“Wireless” is probably the best showcase so far for Quibi’s Turnstyle technology. That’s the technology that allows the streaming video app to switch seamlessly between

Conan O’Brien on how to embrace an ever-changing media landscape

September 19, 2020 0

“Like most of the best things in my life,” Conan O’Brien explains, with a wry smile, “the success of the podcast was a complete surprise.”

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