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...

What Disney gets as its $71.3B buy of Fox assets closes

It's finally complete. Disney closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment assets on Wednesday, more than a year after the mega merger was proposed . Disney gets far ranging properties ra...

Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets

Disney is closing its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business in a move set to shake up the media landscape. The deal paves the way for Disney to launch its streaming...

Facebook says outages due to 'server configuration change'

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook went down for almost a full day across parts of North America and Europe, but it's still not saying exactly what happened. All the social network said Thursd...

AP Explains: What Facebook's 'privacy vision' really means

Mark Zuckerberg's abrupt Wednesday declaration of a new "privacy vision" for social networking was for many people a sort of Rorschach test. Looked at one way, the manifesto read as a...

WarnerMedia hires former NBC exec in reorganization

NEW YORK (AP) — WarnerMedia is hiring former NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt as chairman of its entertainment and direct-to-consumer divisions in a reorganization. Green...

Don't Panic: How parents can deal with internet hoaxes

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest parental panic on social media — over a purported challenge for kids to complete harmful tasks — elevates the importance of establishing an open dialogue with children. ...

Report: Apps send sensitive user data to Facebook

NEW YORK (AP) — Several phone apps are sending sensitive user data to Facebook, including health information, without users' consent, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. ...

Spotify takes a big jump into the podcasting game

NEW YORK (AP) — Spotify is making a bigger bet on podcasts as it looks to bring a Netflix-like model of original programs to the audio world. The music-streaming pioneer gobbled up two podcasting comp...

Disney's 1st-quarter results beat expectations

NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co.'s first-quarter net income beat expectations as higher revenue from its media networks and theme parks helped offset a weaker movie slate during the quarter. ...