Disney Plus: All your questions answered about Disney’s on-demand streaming service

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Disney Plus lets subscribers stream movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and more. The service currently costs $ 8/month for ad-free streaming, but a price increase is coming in December. You can also bundle Disney […]

Fitness in your home à la Netflix: On-demand, unlimited subscription classes

Instead of a subscription to stream TV and movies on demand, a growing number of companies want to sell you a subscription for on-demand, unlimited fitness sessions. Peloton, Echelon and Fly Anywhere are three U.S. companies that want to cater to Canadians with a convenient way to work out.

Uber is shutting down its on-demand delivery service in June

On June 30th, Uber will sunset its on-demand delivery service for laundry, groceries, flowers and just about anything under 30 pounds that’s not an illegal item or, say, a cute pet. The ride-hailing service has notified its users in an email that it’s shutting down UberRush, which has been doing deliveries for businesses in New […]

DirecTV offers on-demand 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos for Winter Olympics

Comcast and Hulu may have already revealed plans for Winter Olympics coverage, but today, DirecTV is letting us in on what it has in store for the next several days. In addition to the regular prime time coverage anyone with access to NBC’s family of networks is privy to, the AT&T-owned company has a few […]

Hyundai adds on-demand car washes to its Blue Link service

In a world where you can have your McDonald’s delivered and the UPS driver has access to your Amazon-enabled foyer, keeping the family car clean remains a decidedly low tech affair. You’ve got the choice between pulling out the mop and bucket yourself or driving down to the gas station to have a room-sized robotic […]

Allume raises $3 million for its on-demand personal shopping service

Allume wants to change the way women shop online and announced today that is has raised a $ 3 million seed round to launch its product out of beta. True Ventures led the investment, with participation from several angel investors. Clients begin their sartorial journey by taking an online quiz on the Allume website. The […]

Yandex's on-demand taxi service debuts its self-driving car project

Russia search and internet technology giant Yandex is showing off the self-driving vehicle prototype developed by its Yandex. Taxi on-demand ride service for the first time, and the video above is the first footage of the car in action. The prototype is meant to help Yandex test its software, which the company thinks it’s uniquely […]

On-demand freight delivery platform Ontruck raises $10 million from Atomico, others

Ontruck, a Spanish on-demand platform that connects businesses with road freight companies, has raised $ 10 million in a series A round of funding led by Atomico (U.K.) and LD Invest (Denmark), with participation from existing investors Point Nine Capital (Germany), La Famiglia (Germany), and Samaipata Ventures (Spain). Founded out of Madrid in 2016, Ontruck’s on-demand platform […]

An on-demand delivery startup has started selling healthy fast-food out of a former McDonald’s

Melia Robinson/Business Insider Jeff Nobbs, founder and CEO of on-demand food delivery startup Mealmade, is working to upgrade fast-food out of the most ironic of places: an abandoned McDonald’s restaurant. Founded in 2015 out of the on-demand mecca that is San Francisco, Mealmade caters to the customers whose specialized diets (think paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free) are ignored […]