CES gadget show: How watching TV will change in the 2020s

NEW YORK (AP) — What will watching TV be like in the 2020s? The CES gadget show will offer some glimpses, as companies strut out celebrities such as Mandy Moore and show off shorter viewing experience...

Twitter removes 5,929 Saudi accounts it deems state backed

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says it has removed nearly 6,000 accounts it has deemed tied to a state-backed information operation in Saudi Arabia. Twitter says the accounts violated its “...

Facebook to tackle efforts to interfere with 2020 US census

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook says it will clamp down on efforts to use its services to interfere with the 2020 U.S. census, including the posting of misleading information about when and how to parti...

FCC votes to set up 3-digit suicide hotline number like 911

New York (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is setting up a new three-digit number to reach a suicide prevention hotline. Once it's implemented, people will just need to di...

Muted launch for Google's game-streaming service Stadia

NEW YORK (AP) — Google’s new game-streaming service Stadia demonstrates the possibilities of gaming from the cloud, but experts say it’s hindered by a lack of compelling games and a somewhat convolute...

What you get for $7-a-month Disney Plus subscription

NEW YORK (AP) — "The Simpsons," ''Cinderella" and several movies from the Star Wars and Marvel universes will share a streaming home Tuesday as Disney Plus debuts. Subscribers will i...

Big names like Marvel, Star Wars as Disney streaming debuts

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney will sprinkle its pixie dust on the streaming arena Tuesday. Its Disney Plus service debuts with an arsenal of marquee franchises including Marvel and Star War...

Beyond Netflix: A look at what you get with new streamers

Attention binge watchers: There's life beyond Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. Streaming choices are about to proliferate with the debut of Apple TV Plus on Friday and Disney Plus in two we...

Freebies are the key hook in new 'streaming wars'

Apple, Disney and AT&T want to jump-start their new streaming services with a big audience base as they face off with Netflix. One way to do that is to bring on the freebies. ...

Netflix subscriber drop hints at streaming-service fatigue

NEW YORK (AP) — How much is too much for streaming video? A dramatic slowdown in worldwide growth at Netflix — including the first quarterly drop in its U.S. subscribers since 2011 —...

CES unveils policy changes to address gender complaints

NEW YORK (AP) — The group that organizes the annual CES gadget show is cracking down on its dress code and introducing more programming focused on women and minorities. The moves are aimed at addressi...

'The Office' to leave Netflix for NBCUniversal in Jan. 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix's announcement that NBC's hit show "The Office" will be pulled from its lineup after 2020 and head to NBCUniversal's upcoming service is the latest example of jockeying between...

Google's challenge to game consoles to kick off in November

NEW YORK (AP) — Google will kick off its Stadia streaming service to challenge the video game industry in November — but initially only as part of a $130 bundle that includes hardware and a pass for a...

Disney's 2Q beats estimates despite soft theatrical revenue

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney's adjusted second-quarter net income declined as higher revenue from its parks was not enough to offset lower theatrical revenue. However, the entertainment gi...

Streaming to subscriptions: Video games enter new frontiers

NEW YORK (AP) — The video game industry is entering new frontiers. In the past, you plunked down $60 at GameStop for a copy of Grand Theft Auto or Madden NFL and played it out — afte...