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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix's chief product officer Neil Hunt to depart in July after 18 years, will be replaced by Greg Peters; chief talent officer Tawni Cranz also leaving   —  Greg Peters to take over as chief product officer in July; chief talent officer Tawni Cranz is departing
Apr 8, 2017, 1:20 AMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Snapchat starts rolling out search for public Stories, starting in select US cities   —  Snapchat, looking to stay a step ahead of rival Facebook, is finally adding a search function for Stories — the 24-hour photo and video posts users can share on the app.
Mar 31, 2017, 12:30 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Facebook Keeps Copying Snapchat: Adds Camera Filters, 24-Hour Stories, Direct Messages   —  Facebook is launching three new features — each popularized by rival Snapchat.  —  Facebook is enhancing its camera app with dozens of filters and effects, including selfie “masks” …
Mar 28, 2017, 8:30 AMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Sources: BitTorrent hires Rogelio Choy as CEO, prepares to spin off BitTorrent Live streaming unit; BitTorrent founder Bram Cohen easing out of day-to-day role   —  More changes are afoot at BitTorrent: The San Francisco-based P2P technology company has hired Rogelio Choy as its new CEO …
Mar 27, 2017, 1:20 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Netflix to replace star ratings with thumbs up and thumbs down in coming weeks after A/B testing showed thumbs got 200% more ratings   —  Get ready to say good-bye to star ratings on Netflix: The company is getting ready to replace stars with Pandora-like thumbs-ups and thumbs-downs in the coming weeks.
Mar 16, 2017, 7:30 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Marissa Mayer to get $23M severance package; Thomas McInerney, former CFO of Barry Diller's IAC, to take over as CEO of Altaba following Verizon deal close   —  Marissa Mayer, who is set to lose her job as Yahoo CEO following the closing of the Verizon acquisition of the internet company's operating businesses …
Mar 13, 2017, 10:25 AMIn context
Oriana Schwindt / Variety:
BBC Worldwide and ITV's joint streaming service, BritBox, launches in the US for $7/month, available on web, Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, and Android devices   —  BritBox, the streaming child of British media giants BBC Worldwide and ITV, has officially launched stateside.
Mar 8, 2017, 9:15 AMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Comcast to launch YouTube app on its Xfinity X1 set-top platform later this year; terms of the deal with Google are not being released   —  Cable operator inks distribution deal with Google-owned video platform  —  Comcast plans to launch a YouTube video app on the Xfinity X1 set-top platform …
Feb 27, 2017, 10:10 AMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Prince's Warner Music catalog returning Sunday to subscription-streaming services, including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Napster, and iHeartRadio   —  Songs of late music legend Prince will again be available on multiple streaming-music services on Sunday, in releases timed for the 59th Grammy Awards.
Feb 10, 2017, 7:10 PMIn context
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
HBO Now, HBO's standalone digital streaming service, has surpassed 2M subscribers, Time Warner Chief Jeff Bewkes told investors on Wednesday   —  HBO's stand-alone digital streaming service has surpassed 2 million domestic subscribers, Time Warner chief Jeff Bewkes told investors Wednesday.
Feb 9, 2017, 1:55 AMIn context

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