PressReader aims to add more personalization to its digital news platform by acquiring News360

PressReader aims to add more personalization to its digital news platform by acquiring News360

A pair of digital news companies are teaming up, with PressReader acquiring News360. PressReader was founded back in 1999 as Newspaper Direct. It now operates a platform that converts newspapers and magazines into digital formats, while offering a $29.99 monthly subscription that provides unlimited access to more than 7,000 of those titles. News360, meanwhile, is Read more about PressReader aims to add more personalization to its digital news platform by acquiring News360[…]

Watch the trailer for the Apple TV+ drama ‘The Morning Show’

Watch the trailer for the Apple TV+ drama ‘The Morning Show’

Apple is giving viewers their first extended look at “The Morning Show,” a drama starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell. Previously, all that we’d seen from the show were a few brief clips in a broader promo for Apple’s upcoming subscription service TV+, followed by an ominous teaser trailer that was literally just Read more about Watch the trailer for the Apple TV+ drama ‘The Morning Show’[…]

Flower delivery startup UrbanStems raises $12M to fund national expansion

Flower delivery startup UrbanStems raises $12M to fund national expansion

UrbanStems is announcing that it has raised $12 million in Series B funding. CEO Seth Goldman told me the startup has already been using the money to expand nationally. He explained that UrbanStems now has two delivery models — there are bike couriers who deliver plants and flowers within two hours in New York City Read more about Flower delivery startup UrbanStems raises $12M to fund national expansion[…]

New Facebook ad units can remind you when a movie comes out

New Facebook ad units can remind you when a movie comes out

Facebook is launching two new ad units designed to help movie studios promote their latest releases. The first unit is called a movie reminder ad, and it does exactly that —since studios usually start marketing their titles months or even years before release, they can now include an Interested button in their Facebook ads, allowing Read more about New Facebook ad units can remind you when a movie comes out[…]

Netflix signs multi-year deal with ‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners

Netflix signs multi-year deal with ‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the creators and showrunners of HBO’s adaptation of “Game of Thrones,” have found a new home. Netflix has signed a multi-year film and TV pact with the writer-producers; according to The Hollywood Reporter, the deal is worth $200 million. This follows expensive Netflix deals with other high-profile showrunners, including Ryan Murphy ($300 Read more about Netflix signs multi-year deal with ‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners[…]

Original Content podcast: ‘Years and Years’ takes an unsettling look at the next decade

Original Content podcast: ‘Years and Years’ takes an unsettling look at the next decade

“Years and Years” is an unusual show. It’s a co-production of HBO and the BBC, and in the course of six hourlong episodes, it covers a span of more than 10 years in our near future. During that time, we see the rise of a terrifying Trump-style politician in the United Kingdom named Vivian Rook Read more about Original Content podcast: ‘Years and Years’ takes an unsettling look at the next decade[…]

Original Content podcast: Our love for ‘Queer Eye’ isn’t quite as strong

Original Content podcast: Our love for ‘Queer Eye’ isn’t quite as strong

It’s been barely more than a year since the “Queer Eye” revival premiered on Netflix, but the series is already back for its fourth season. This time around, the Fab Five finds new makeover subjects in Kansas City (with a detour to Quincy, Illinois, where hairstylist Jonathan Van Ness grew up), offering their custom mix Read more about Original Content podcast: Our love for ‘Queer Eye’ isn’t quite as strong[…]

Original Content podcast: Netflix thriller ‘Point Blank’ underwhelms

Original Content podcast: Netflix thriller ‘Point Blank’ underwhelms

“Point Blank,” a new Netflix original film, stars Frank Grillo and Anthony Mackie as a criminal and a nurse thrown together by circumstances — Abe (played by Grillo) is struck by a car while fleeing a murder scene, and he’s brought to the hospital where Paul (Mackie) works. Soon, Paul finds himself coerced into to Read more about Original Content podcast: Netflix thriller ‘Point Blank’ underwhelms[…]

Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Always Be My Maybe’ is a surprisingly sweet romantic comedy

Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Always Be My Maybe’ is a surprisingly sweet romantic comedy

“Always Be My Maybe” — a new film starring and co-written by Ali Wong and Randall Park — continues Netflix’s streak of solid romantic comedies. That said, anyone expecting it to match Wong’s delightfully dirty stand-up (showcased in the Netflix specials “Baby Cobra” and “Hard Knock Wife”) might be disappointed. Instead, “Always Be My Maybe” Read more about Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Always Be My Maybe’ is a surprisingly sweet romantic comedy[…]

2048 Ventures raises $27M fund to back first-time founders and the ‘first-time founder mindset’

2048 Ventures raises $27M fund to back first-time founders and the ‘first-time founder mindset’

2048 Ventures, a new early-stage firm founded and led by Alex Iskold and Paul Sethi, is announcing that it has raised a first fund of $27 million. Iskold spent five years as the managing director of Techstars NYC, and he previously founded Info Lab and GetBlue. Sethi, meanwhile, recently served as CEO of Redbooks whiel Read more about 2048 Ventures raises $27M fund to back first-time founders and the ‘first-time founder mindset’[…]