Captain Marvel star signs TV series deal with Apple

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Brie Larson will suit up for the CIA in the new TV show.
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Brie Larson has scored a sweet new TV deal with Apple the day before her new movie, Captain Marvel, is set to light the box office on fire.

Larson will both star and executive produce a new TV drama series for Apple under the new deal. The TV show will be based on an intriguing spy novel that hasn’t even been published yet.

Everything you need to know about Apple’s disappointing holiday quarter

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Operations accounts for a big part of the staff headcount at Apple Park.
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Tim Cook sounded confident about Apple’s future when he got on today’s Q1 2019 earnings call with investors this afternoon. Despite slumping iPhone sales and declining revenues, Cook told investors that his company is being managed for the long-haul instead of short-term gains.

Wall Street is already responding positively to Apple’s earnings report with shares trading up in after-hours trading. The company has 1.4 billion active Apple devices in the world, positioning Apple to continue raking in money as no other company can. However, today’s call revealed some new challenges Apple faces going forward.

Disney hires Apple vet to build streaming service

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Disney is planning to take on Netflix.
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Disney is bringing in an Apple veteran to help build its streaming service that will ultimately take on Netflix and maybe even Apple.

Kevin Swint, a former Apple employee that was in charge of the company’s worldwide iTunes movie business, was recently hired by Disney to help the company embrace streaming.

Bypass all those pesky location restrictions with one simple app [Deals]

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Getflix lives up to its name, bypassing content location restrictions anywhere in the world.
Getflix lives up to its name, bypassing content location restrictions anywhere in the world.
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When shelling out for access to services like Netflix and Hulu Plus, you’re not banking on being barred from access just because you take a trip out of the country. Getflix is a service to make sure that never happens, and right now you can get a lifetime subscription for just $39.

Is Apple Set to Purchase Video Streaming Service Hulu?

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Apple’s abundance of available cash is certainly no secret. With $76.2 billion in the bank at the end of the June quarter, the company has more money then the gross domestic product of almost two-thirds of the world’s countries. But what will it do with all that cash? Just sit on it in case of an (incredibly) rainy day?

Of course not. To begin with, it may just be about to buy Hulu.

Big Changes at Pogoplug, Including New Video Version

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We’ve been keen followers of developments at CloudEngines, the outfit behind the Pogoplug network-attached storage device, ever since we reviewed the first one back in late 2009. This month, a little over two years after the Pogoplug debuted, brings a whole raft of new offerings from the company — including one that may bring a big surge to NAS popularity in general.