Netflix Testing Running Ads Between Episodes, Users Protest

Netflix Testing Running Ads Between Episodes, Users Protest

Nobody likes ads during regular shows and Netflix is reportedly trying to insert video promos in between episodes of a show. Clearly, not many would be in agreement with the company. As TechCrunch reports, Netflix is testing the feature to run full-screen video promos which are personalised based on the...Read more
Uber Narrows Loss but Is a Long Way From Finding Profit

Uber Narrows Loss but Is a Long Way From Finding Profit

Uber Technologies said on Wednesday it narrowed its quarterly losses from a year earlier, although the ride-hailing company is still a long way from proving it can be profitable as it gears up to go public in 2019. Under the leadership of Dara Khosrowshahi, who became chief executive in September, Uber...Read more
Tinder Founders Sue Parent IAC, Saying It Owes Them Billions

Tinder Founders Sue Parent IAC, Saying It Owes Them Billions

A group of founders, executives and early employees of Tinder on Tuesday sued IAC/InterActiveCorp , claiming the parent company deliberately undervalued the dating app to avoid paying them billions of dollars and deprived some employees of stock options. The lawsuit filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan stated that IAC and...Read more
Google Employees Demand More Oversight of China Search Engine Plan

Google Employees Demand More Oversight of China Search Engine Plan

Google’s plan to launch a censored search engine in China requires more “transparency, oversight and accountability,” hundreds of employees at the Alphabet unit said in an internal petition seen by Reuters on Thursday. Hoping to gain approval from the Chinese government to provide a mobile search service, the company plans to...Read more
Streaming Firm Hotstar Sees Blended Revenues as Winning Strategy

Streaming Firm Hotstar Sees Blended Revenues as Winning Strategy

Indian video streaming service Hotstar sees its blended revenue model that relies on both subscription fees and ad sales as a winning formula in India’s fast-growing market, home to tens of millions of price-sensitive new Internet users. Advertising currently drives the bulk of Hotstar’s revenue, its Chief Executive Ajit Mohan...Read more