Music & Film

Jul11, 2018

Marvel continues rolling with Ant-Man and the Wasp debut

Marvel impresses once again (for the 20th straight time) Ant-Man and the Wasp, the sequel to Marvel’s Ant-Man, starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly raked in just $76 million in its North America box office debut. The movie features two ordinary…
Jul11, 2018

Tencent’s music arm will try IPO in US

Tencent Music coming to US headphones soon China-based tech firm Tencent announced that it will sell shares of its subsidiary Tencent Music on the US stock exchange. Tencent did not deliver any other information in its announcement, such as timing…
Jul05, 2018

Netflix is officially the most popular video platform

Netflix cements itself as king of media Financial service company Cowen Group asked roughly 2,500 adults, “Which platforms do you use most often to view video content on TV?” 27% of the population said Netflix, giving it a whopping 7%…
Jul03, 2018

Best Buy will no longer sell CDs

Best Buy pushes pause on CDs Best Buy announced over the weekend that it will no longer sell music Compact Disks (commonly referred to as CDs) in its stores starting July 1. US CD sales dropped 18.5% in 2017, and…
Jun23, 2018

Disney increases bid for Fox

Disney raises the stakes The media-giant recently increased their bid to acquire 20th Century Fox, giving them the edge over Comcast to acquire the media giant. Disney originally locked in a bid of $52.4 billion for Fox, but after a judge…
Jun23, 2018

MoviePass will sell bonds to help its survival

Can MoviePass survive? In order to help its subsidiary survive, Helios and Matheson unraveled a $164 million bond sale for MoviePass. MoviePass, a company that allows customers to see a movie a day for just $10 a month, has struggled…
Jun18, 2018

“Incredibles 2” posts box office record for animated movie

Disney bounces back from “Solo” disappointment The highly anticipated sequel to the 2004 animated film “Incredibles” dominated in the box office weekend, raking in $183.2 million domestically. This figure eclipsed “Finding Dory,” another sequel to a popular Pixar movie, by…
Jun13, 2018

What’s next for Comcast, Disney, and Fox?

What sounds better: Comcast-Fox or Disney-Fox? After a judge’s approval of the AT&T-Warner acquisition, media players can now move forward with highly anticipated mergers of their own. Namely, Disney and Comcast will fight like siblings over 21st Century Fox. The firms…
Jun08, 2018

Alexa Meets The Apple Watch For The First Time

The famous Amazon Alexa has now spilled over into the Apple brand. The new app Voice in a Can allows Apple Watch users to communicate with Amazon’s Alexa from their wrists. The third-party app does not require the user to…
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