New Zealand says teens watching Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” must be supervised by an adult

 The New Zealand government has created a new rating for the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” that says a parent or guardian must be present when it is viewed by teens under 18. Read More

Powered by WPeMatico

Crunch Report | Self-Driving Company Waymo Launches Public Test

Crunch Report April 25 Today’s Stories  Waymo begins first public on-demand self-driving service test in Arizona Google tweaks Search to help combat ‘fake news’ Facebook shows Related Articles and fact checkers before you open links Netflix enters China via licensing deal with top video streaming service iQiyi Gett in advanced talks to buy Juno for $250M as Uber rivals consolidate Credits… Read More

Powered by WPeMatico

Netflix enters China via licensing deal with top video streaming service iQiyi

 China has long eluded Netflix. The company officially gave up on its original plan to enter the country last October in favor of licensing deals, and now it has inked its first major deal to give its programming a presence on Chinese soil. Baidu’s iQiyi, a top video portal in China with nearly 500 million monthly viewers, has agreed to a deal that will see it show some Netflix… Read More

Powered by WPeMatico

Netflix rival Iflix reveals its first original content series for emerging markets

 Fresh from raising $90 million from investors in March, Iflix, a Netflix-like service for emerging markets, has announced its first slate of original content. The Malaysia-headquartered business claims five million registered users across 10 countries — it recently branched out into Africa and the Middle East — for its service which costs around $3 per month. Beyond cheaper… Read More

Powered by WPeMatico

Lazada, Uber and Netflix team up ahead of Amazon’s expected entry into Southeast Asia

 Amazon isn’t in Southeast Asia yet — the e-commerce giant pushed back plans to enter early this year — but that isn’t stopping future rival Lazada teaming up with a range of companies to offer an Amazon Prime-style membership package in advance of the U.S. e-commerce giant’s arrival. Lazada, the e-commerce firm that is majority owned by China’s Alibaba,… Read More

Powered by WPeMatico

Netflix misses its growth targets but expects to hit 102M subscribers next quarter

 Netflix whiffed today in its first-quarter earnings when it came to subscriber growth, missing the expectations it set at the beginning of the year for the first quarter. Still, Netflix said it is expecting to add 600,000 domestic subscribers and 2.6 million international subscribers in the second quarter. That would bring it over the hump to get it past that 100 million mark that —… Read More

Powered by WPeMatico