Sony and Rhapsody prep an audiophile streaming service for Japan

It’s notoriously difficult for streaming music services to get a foothold in Japan — this is a country where CDs still reign (72 percent of music revenue was for physical media in 2017). All the same, Sony and Rhapsody are giving it a shot. They’re launching Japan’s first audiophile-grade streaming music service, Mora Qualitas, in […]

Get new manga when Japan does with Shonen Jump’s subscription service

Shonen Jump, one of the most beloved and longest-running manga magazines on Earth is once again reinventing itself. First printed in 1968, the publication has hosted its American localization as an online magazine since 2012 and, come December 17th, will offer a subscription service delivering the latest chapters from popular series the same that that […]

Waymo has launched its commercial self-driving service in Phoenix — and it’s called ‘Waymo One’ (GOOGL)

Waymo has officially launched in commercial self-driving service in Phoenix. The service is called “Waymo One.” It will be opening initially just to early riders who have been testing the service. Waymo drivers will continue to supervise the Chrysler Pacifica minivans as Waymo One is rolled out. Waymo is finally hitting the road for real. […]

AT&T makes it more expensive to cancel DirecTV or Internet service

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Aurich) AT&T will start charging customers for the full month after they cancel TV or Internet service, ending its customer-friendly practice of providing a prorated credit for the final month. Even if you cancel on the first day of a new billing period, you’ll be charged for the full month […]

A24 Films Streaming on Kanopy: How to Get Access to the Best Free Streaming Service You’ve Never Heard Of

Good news: the full A24 collection is now streaming on Kanopy! And right about now, I can practically hear all of you asking: “What the heck is Kanopy?” Kanopy is one of the best streaming services you probably don’t know about. What makes it so great? It’s not just the selection – although that’s very […]

Amazon closes its restaurant delivery service in the UK

Remember Amazon’s takeout and delivery service? The e-retailer’s UberEats and GrubHub rival is reportedly set to close in London following competition from local counterpart Deliveroo roughly two years after its launch in the UK capital. Amazon confirmed the closure to the Evening Standard and has reportedly been emailing customers saying “you will no longer be […]

US service member killed in Afghanistan – NATO

A US service member has been killed in Afghanistan, NATO-led Resolute Support mission has confirmed. The person has become the eighth American combat fatality this year, according to Reuters. The identity of the victim has not been immediately disclosed and will be shared after the required military procedures are complete. More than 2,400 US troops have […]

An executive at a luxury concierge service says they once flew In-N-Out burgers from the West Coast to NYC in a private jet

Shutterstock/IM_Photo An executive at a New York City luxury concierge service says they once fulfilled a last-minute request to fly In-N-Out burgers from the west coast to NYC in a private jet. “It was just their food traveling,” Skie Ocasio, vice president of operations at Luxury Attaché, told Business Insider. But he says their requests are not usually […]

Disney’s Streaming Service is Called Disney+, Here’s How It Will Be Different From Netflix

The Disney streaming service will make its splashy debut sometime in 2019, and now it has a new name: Disney+. CEO Bob Iger had previously referred to it as “Disney Play,” but on an investor call earlier today, Iger revealed the official name of the streaming service which will be home to new Star Wars […]