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Movies Anywhere officially launches its digital movie-lending feature, ‘Screen Pass’
Sarah Perez

Digital locker service Movies Anywhere is today officially launching its movie-sharing feature dubbed “Screen Pass,” which lets you lend out one of your purchased movies to a friend or family member. The feature was rushed into beta testing this March, followed by a more open public beta trial in April, thanks to increased demand from […]

Fujifilm’s X100V strengthens the case for owning a compact camera
Devin Coldewey

The cameras on our phones are getting good enough that it's becoming hard to justify having a dedicated picture-taking device. Fujifilm's X100 series has always made one of the strongest cases for it, however, and the latest iteration makes it more convincing than ever.

Camera maker Insta360 raises $30M as it eyes 2020 IPO
Rita Liao

Insta360, one of the pioneers in making 360-degree cameras, just raised $30 million in a Series C+ funding round from Chinese investors, including Everest Venture Capital, MG Holdings and Huajin Capital. The Shenzhen-based camera maker declined to disclose its latest valuation. It plans to use the fresh proceeds in research and development, marketing and after-sales services […]

Hasselblad’s new medium format camera is a tiny, beautiful nod to history
Devin Coldewey

While mirrorless cameras accelerate into the future, medium format models are hearkening unto the past — and Hasselblad chief among them. Its new digital back fits lenses going back to the '50s, and the tiny 907X camera body is about as lovely a throwback as one can imagine.



[Easy English Blog] Snow at last

It snowed the other day. This was our first snowfall for two years. Two years ago, we had the heaviest snowfall in around 35 years. Last year, it didn’t snow at all. We had a mild winter. This year, we have had a mild winter again. It has only snowed for one day so far. … Continue reading [Easy English Blog] Snow at last

RedCircle’s latest feature makes it easy to tip podcast creators
Anthony Ha

A group of former Uber employees unveiled their podcasting startup RedCircle last week, and now they’re already launching new features — specifically the ability for listeners to make small tip payments to podcasters. RedCircle has created a web-based podcast player of its own, but CEO Michael Kadin (previously an engineering manager at Uber) said the […]

Mark Zuckerberg actually calls for regulation of content, elections, privacy
Brian Heater

It’s been a busy day for Facebook exec op-eds. Earlier this morning, Sheryl Sandberg broke the site’s silence around the Christchurch massacre, and now Mark Zuckerberg is calling on governments and other bodies to increase regulation around the sorts of data in which Facebook traffics. He’s hoping to get out in front of heavy-handed regulation […]

Spotify opens up its podcast catalog to third-party apps, but not for streaming
Sarah Perez

Spotify is opening up its podcast catalog to third-party apps. The company this week launched a new version of its Podcast APIs that makes it possible for third-party apps to connect to Spotify in order to manage a user’s podcast library, search its podcast catalog, and fetch detailed information and podcast shows and episodes, the […]

Twitter confirms fluctuations in follower counts after Musk deal was announced were organic
Aisha Malik

Twitter says that fluctuations in follower counts that occurred on its platform after it announced that it had agreed to be acquired by Elon Musk were organic in nature. Once the news was announced, numerous high-profile cases saw increases or decreases in followers. Twitter confirmed to TechCrunch that these fluctuations were the result of new […]

Love, Weird and Awkward: Thruple - FML

Today, it was insinuated that my only other female co-worker is seeing the guy I'm seeing. He bashes her all the time to me, too. Now, I wonder what he says about me, to her. FML

Call it a comeback: Turntable.fm raises $7.5M
Brian Heater

Earlier this year, Turntable.fm’s founder Billy Chasen dusted off the old site and resurrected it for the pandemic age. I know I wasn’t the only one feeling a wistful pang of nostalgia for the service during the long, dull days of sheltering in place. And while March 2020 would have been the best time for […]

Apple Music Sessions launches with country stars Carrie Underwood and Tenille Townes
Lauren Forristal

Apple is introducing a new perk for Apple Music subscribers, Apple Music Sessions, which gives listeners access to exclusive releases in spatial audio that have been recorded in Apple’s music studios around the world. The performances are also filmed, providing subscribers with companion live music videos. The sessions offer musicians the opportunity to recreate hits […]

Love, Money and Awkward: Daddy's little girl - FML

Today, I found out my boyfriend of almost 10 years was/is a Sugar Daddy to a girl I know, for the past 7 months or so. I found out through a mutual friend.. FML

5 lessons from ‘Star Wars’ that can transform startup managers’ strategies and tactics
Walter Thompson

'I have a bad feeling about this' are words leaders should live by, because the joke shows awareness and proactivity

[Easy English Blog]TikTok

We joined TikTok a few weeks ago. Do you know it? It is a video sharing app. People post short (usually 15 second) videos with music. I wondered what kind of videos to post. I decided to post videos of the area of Japan where I live. It is in the countryside, and not many … Continue reading [Easy English Blog]TikTok


ドワーフの名前を言い当てないと、赤ん坊を取られてしまう -- 「名前を知れば相手を支配できる」という、世界中に見られる名前の神秘性をモチーフとした物語。

Health, Relatable, Awkward and Clumsy: Fall from grace - FML

Today, I realized that over the past few months, I seem to be getting more and more prone to bumping into things, and tripping over nothing. I'm also apparently more prone to getting injured when this happens. I've always been uncoordinated, but this is getting out of hand. I'm falling apart. FML

Adobe delivers native Photoshop for Apple Silicon Macs and a way to enlarge images without losing detail
Darrell Etherington

Adobe has been moving quickly to update its imaging software to work natively on Apple’s new in-house processors for Macs, starting with the M1-based MacBook Pro and MacBook Air released late last year. After shipping native versions of Lightroom and Camera Raw, it’s now releasing an Apple Silicon-optimized version of Photoshop, which delivers big performance […]

Comedian - FML

Today, I had to explain to my girlfriend that getting on all fours and barking at my penis for fun in the center of a mall is extremely inappropriate. She thinks otherwise, and promises to do it again. FML

GoPro lays off 200 employees representing 20% of the company
Romain Dillet

Action camera manufacturer GoPro has announced some massive organizational changes at the company. In particular, the company is laying off over 200 employees — it represents a 20% staff reduction. GoPro will shut down some offices altogether. There will be offices in five geographies after the round of layoffs. The company expects to reduce operating expenses […]

Spotify rolls out podcast polls and Q&As to creators and users worldwide
Sarah Perez

Spotify earlier this year began beta testing new features to make podcasts more interactive through the use of listener polls and Q&As. Today, the company says these features will become publicly available to all creators through its podcast creation app, Anchor. To use the new options, creators who publish and distribute using Anchor will be […]

Weird, Laundry, Awkward and Cops: Private freakout - FML

Today, the neighbors called the cops on us because they heard a series of loud screams. No, no one was being murdered, but my mom found one of my socks in the laundry room. FML

Spotify confirms it’s testing real-time lyrics synced to music
Sarah Perez

With the launch of iOS 13, Apple added perfectly timed live lyrics to its Apple Music app. Now Spotify may do the same. Several users in international markets are now seeing a similar synced lyrics feature in their Spotify mobile app, where lyrics scroll by in time with the music. The feature is powered by […]

Stitcher’s podcasts arrive on Pandora with acquisition’s completion
Sarah Perez

SiriusXM today completed its previously announced $325 million acquisition of podcast platform Stitcher from E.W. Scripps, and has now launched Stitcher’s podcasts on Pandora across all tiers of the streaming service. The deal brings top Stitcher titles to Pandora, including Freakonomics Radio, My Favorite Murder, SuperSoul Conversations from the Oprah Winfrey Network, Office Ladies, Conan […]

TikTok updates policies to ban deepfakes, expand fact-checks, and flag election misinfo
Sarah Perez

As uncertainty swirls around TikTok’s future in the U.S., the company this morning announced new Community Guidelines focused on helping keep misleading and deceptive content off its platform. The new rules aim to better clarify what’s allowed and not allowed on TikTok, broaden the app’s fact-checking partnerships ahead of the U.S. election, and ban the […]

Acast acquires podcasting startup RadioPublic
Anthony Ha

Podcast advertising company Acast is announcing that it has acquired RadioPublic, the startup that spun out of public radio marketplace PRX in 2016. At first, RadioPublic’s main product was a mobile app for podcast listening, and it still supports the app. But co-founder and Chief Product Officer Matt MacDonald said that over time, the team’s […]

YouTube rolls out new shopping features, announces partnership with Shopify
Aisha Malik

YouTube announced today that it’s launching several new shopping features for both viewers and creators. Most notably, YouTube is partnering with Shopify to allow creators and merchants to feature their products on their channels. Eligible creators can now link their Shopify store to their YouTube channel. With this partnership, creators who link their stores can […]

Jack Dorsey set to pocket $978M if Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition closes
Aisha Malik

Twitter’s co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey is poised to receive a significant payday if Elon Musk’s $44 billion acquisition of the social media giant closes, as his Twitter shares would be converted into cash. Dorsey, who has declined to take a salary from the company and instead chose to take a $1.40 annual paycheck, […]

Netflix to acquire German visual effects studio behind ‘Stranger Things’ and more
Aisha Malik

Netflix is acquiring Munich-based visual effects studio Scanline VFX for an undisclosed amount. The company expects the deal to close in the first quarter of 2022, subject to regulatory approvals and closing conditions. Scanline has done work on several Netflix originals, including “Stranger Things” and “Cowboy Bebop.” The studio has also provided special effects for […]