Tennis star Serena Williams joins SurveyMonkey’s board

 Serena Williams (yes, THAT Serena Williams) has joined the board of consumer survey startup SurveyMonkey, along with Intuit CEO Brad Smith. This is the tennis superstar’s first venture into Silicon Valley and, according to a SurveyMonkey spokesperson, came about at the suggestion of fellow board member and Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg. Read More

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Amazon expands Amazon Channels to UK, Germany, taking aim at pay-TV users

 The race to control the TV is on, and today comes some news out of Europe underscoring Amazon’s ambitions in that department. The e-commerce giant announced the launch of Amazon Channels in the UK and Germany — its two biggest markets in the region — which will see Amazon, for the first time, offer close to 50 live and on-demand streamed channels to the region as part of… Read More

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Netflix is creating a movie starring Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o, thanks mostly to Twitter

 Netflix is about to make all of our dreams come true. It’s turning into a reality what started as a meme about actress Lupita Nyong’o and singer Rihanna playing scammers and computer geniuses. The idea for the movie got its start on Tumblr, when someone posted a photo of Rihanna and Nyong’o at a fashion show in 2014. Read More

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eMusic’s new owners believe they can convince users to start buying songs again

 Take a moment to consider all that has transpired in your life and the world since the last time you logged into eMusic. For me, it’s been roughly five years, I think, and among a few other slightly more consequential things, I (like much the rest of the world), have begun consuming music completely differently. But the brand, which re-launched this week with a design and rejiggered… Read More

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Here is the “Orange Is The New Black” Season 5 trailer

 Anticipation is at full force for this summer’s slate of TV. New “House of Cards” is due soon, and “Game of Thrones” returns toward the end of the summer. But none is quite as exciting as the return of “Orange Is The New Black,” with season five, which is to be released on June 9. This morning, Netflix put up a full two-minute trailer for the… Read More

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ is the sequel we didn’t know we wanted

 If you haven’t seen Blade Runner 2049’s new trailer yet, get ready to become really excited about the upcoming movie. I didn’t know much about Blade Runner’s sequel except that they were making one. The trailer caught me by surprise when I saw both Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford discussing our gloomy future. Just like Ridley Scott’s original movie, the ambiance of… Read More

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