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Netflix Adds 1.5 Million Total Subscribers, But Loses Ground in U.S./Canada

Netflix topped its own modest expectations in the second quarter of 2021, seeing its total subscriber base rise by more than 1.5 million, topping the 1 million subscriber target it set last…

HBO Max Puts Free Episodes of ‘Gossip Girl,’ ‘Euphoria’ and More on Snapchat

HBO Max is giving Snapchat users access to free, full-length episodes of hit shows like Gossip Girl, Euphoria, Game of Thrones and more, the streamer said on Tuesday. HBO Max is the first…

‘District 9’ Director Neill Blomkamp Joins Gunzilla Games as Chief Visionary Officer

Independent developer Gunzilla Games has tapped District 9 director and co-screenwriter Neill Blomkamp as chief visionary officer. Blomkamp will work with the company on an unannounced…

‘GTA Online’ Gets Massive Update With New Vehicle-Themed Missions and Social Space

Grand Theft Auto Online has received a free update with a host of new vehicle-themed missions and a social area for players to gather. Los Santos Tuners features the debut of LS Car Meet…

Games Publisher Tilting Point Raises $235M to Fuel Expansions and Acquisitions

Free-to-play games publisher Tilting Point has raised $235 million to support expansions into new markets and company acquisitions. The funding, led by General Atlantic with participation from Red

Instagram Asks Court to Delete Users’ Suit Over Embed Feature

Instagram users unhappy that their images have been embedded on third-party sites can’t sue the app over it, at least that’s what the social media giant is trying to convince a California…

Twitch Taps Christine Weber as Chief Technology Officer

Twitch has named Christine Weber as its new chief technology officer. In the new position, Weber will work alongside the leadership team to drive innovation in the area of…

Snapchat Profiles Get 3D Treatment With New Bitmoji Avatars

Snapchat has refreshed its user profiles to now include 3D Bitmoji avatars, marking the latest development in the company’s experiments with 3D technology. The new avatars, which begin rolling…

Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Inks First-Look Deal With Audible (Exclusive)

Audible has reached a multi-project first-look development deal with Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere’s Flavor Unit production company. The first project from this audio-only deal is a…

CNN to Launch CNN+ Streaming Service in 2022

CNN has officially announced its subscription streaming service, CNN+, saying that it will launch in the first quarter of 2022. The company says that CNN+ will be an “additive experience…

TikTokers Will Be Ring Announcers at WWE’s SummerSlam

WWE is launching a TikTok-wide search on Monday to find ring announcers for the SummerSlam wrestling event in Las Vegas next month. TikTok creators can upload their most entertaining videos…

Scopely Invests $50M Across Three European Game Studios

Mobile games company Scopely has invested $50 million across European game studios Omnidrone, Pixel Toys and Tag Games, based in Spain, England and Scotland respectively. Scopely will work with