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2018 Toyota C-HR

Thursday
Jul182019

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings blames price hikes & lack of original content for slower than expected growth in Q2 2019

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Netflix’s Chairman and CEO Reed Hastings is looking within the company for what’s caused the growth slowdown for the second quarter of 2019. It only gained 2.7 million global subscribers, after it projected that it would add five million. And for the first time since 2011, when the company separated its DVD mail-order system and its streaming platform, Netflix saw a loss in US subscribers. It lost around 130,000 users. Hastings believes this happened because of the price hikes and lack of original content that came out in this cycle. At the start of the year, Netflix instituted higher pricing plans in some areas, which affected both new and returning subscribers.

Hastings wrote in his letter to shareholders, “We don’t believe competition was a factor since there wasn’t a material change in the competitive landscape during Q2, and competitive intensity and our penetration is varied across regions.” The CEO expressed his confidence that the next two quarters will see growth with the return of Netflix hits like Stranger Things, The Crown, and Orange is the New Black. But we’d also want to see what effect its competition will have once services from Disney, Apple, NBC, and Warner Media hit the market later this year. Netflix will need to continue to pump out compelling content to keep its subscribers. But one thing it has over its competition is the focus on excelling in territories where the competition isn’t competing with it. As The Verge points out, this is where the majority of the company’s growth has been coming from.

Thursday
Jul182019

‘Detective Pikachu’ is now the highest-grossing video game film of all time

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Detective Pikachu just dethroned Warcraft as the high-grossing film based on a video game. It earned US$436 million in worldwide ticket sales, which beats out Warcraft that grossed $433 million. The latter is based on the Blizzard Entertainment franchise and was produced by the same company behind Detective Pikachu, Legendary Pictures. While it wasn’t critically acclaimed, an enormous marketing campaign done in China boosted the sales of Warcraft. As opposed to Detective Pikachu, which has been well received on top of earning its new title. It comes as no surprise that a sequel is said to be in the works with 22 Jump Street writer Oren Uziel working on the script.

Source: The Verge

Wednesday
Jul172019

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 5G is tipped to get three storage configurations

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Aside from supposedly launching the regular Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ (a first for this series), Samsung will reportedly introduce a 5G version of the phone. Unlike previous rumours that both models will get a 5G version, it’s being reported that this model will be based on the Galaxy Note 10+. And SamMobile reports that there will be three storage configurations: 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB. The latter will get 12GB memory. And this phone will supposedly be a Verizon-exclusive in the US.

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Wednesday
Jul172019

Taika Waititi will reportedly direct ‘Thor 4’

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After the success of Thor: Ragnarok, director Taika Waititi is making a comeback to reportedly direct and write the fourth Thor film. Marvel’s win is going to be Warner’s loss as it’s being reported that he has to put his take on Akira on hold. This long-gestating adaptation of the Japanese manga was penciled in for a May 21, 2021 release. Waititi was said to be testing actors around the world for the project. But production dates for the two projects started to clash against each other, and it looks like Waititi wants to put his focus on Thor.

It doesn’t help that Warner’s project had some script development issues as well. The production company intends to keep the director involved in the film, so it’s being reported they want him to pick it up after he wraps up with Thor 4. The announcement comes at an opportune (or possibly intentional) time. With Marvel showing up at the San Diego Comic-Con this year, we can expect to hear about this project then.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter