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Hulu UX teardown: 5 user experience fails and how to fix them

Hulu UX teardown: 5 user experience fails and how to fix them Hulu is the first major streaming platform to offer a social watching experience. And with most major league sports now being allowed to resume behind closed doors, Hulu’s combined proposition with ESPN will likely help entertain the service’s 30+ million […]

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Don’t buy the hype: Free VPNs are bad for your privacy

Don’t buy the hype: Free VPNs are bad for your privacy VPNs are in high demand as Americans scramble to keep access to TikTok and WeChat amid a looming government ban. There are dozens of free VPNs out there that promise to protect your privacy by keeping you anonymous on the internet […]

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Netflix test puts a ‘Shuffle Play’ button right on your home screen

Netflix test puts a ‘Shuffle Play’ button right on your home screen Don’t know what you’re in the mood to watch? Netflix’s new “Shuffle” feature could help. The company confirms it’s currently testing a feature that puts a big button labeled “Shuffle Play” right on the Netflix home screen, beneath your user […]

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NBCU’s Peacock streaming service hits 1.5M app downloads in first 6 days

NBCU’s Peacock streaming service hits 1.5M app downloads in first 6 days NBCU’s Peacock appears to be having a somewhat better launch than Quibi did, based on data from app store intelligence firm Sensor Tower. While numbers pointing to new app downloads aren’t a complete picture of consumer adoption for a cross-platform […]

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How will digital media survive the ad crash?

How will digital media survive the ad crash? When I first met Bustle Digital Group’s Jason Wagenheim, it was right as New York City was beginning to go into lockdown. The BDG offices were empty thanks to the company’s newly instituted work-from-home policy, but it still seemed reasonable to meet in-person to […]

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44 million U.S. adults now use ‘borrowed’ accounts to access streaming services

44 million U.S. adults now use ‘borrowed’ accounts to access streaming services Cutting the cord with cable or satellite TV used to mean a cost savings. But with the growing number of streaming services on the market, many consumers are finding that becoming a cord cutter is just as expensive, if not […]

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In conversation with Sasha Astafyeva, Atomico’s new consumer-focused investment partner

In conversation with Sasha Astafyeva, Atomico’s new consumer-focused investment partner European VC firm Atomico announced this week that it has hired Sasha Astafyeva as a new investment partner. Astafyeva previously spent three years as a principal at Felix Capital . In her new role, she’ll lead “sourcing, due diligence, and management” of […]

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Coronavirus could push consumers away from influencers and toward streaming TV

Coronavirus could push consumers away from influencers and toward streaming TV Jay Prasad Contributor Share on Twitter Jay Prasad is chief strategy officer for LiveRamp TV, a data-connectivity platform leveraged by brands and their partners to deliver exceptional experiences. As the nation struggles with a pandemic and economic uncertainty, fundamental shifts in […]

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Using 25% lower bandwidth, Disney+ launches in UK, Ireland, 5 other European countries, France to come online April 7

Using 25% lower bandwidth, Disney+ launches in UK, Ireland, 5 other European countries, France to come online April 7 Disney+, the streaming service from the Walt Disney Company, has been rapidly ramping up in the last several weeks. But while some of that expansion has seen some hiccups, other regions are basically […]

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Comscore partners with Twitch to bring gaming and esports viewership stats to advertisers

Comscore partners with Twitch to bring gaming and esports viewership stats to advertisers Measurement firm Comscore announced this morning a partnership with Amazon-owned game streaming site, Twitch. The deal will see Comscore measuring video streaming activity across Twitch, including gaming and esports, as well as other audience viewing metrics. This will allow […]

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