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MoviePass Shutting Down, Parent Company ‘Unable To Predict If Or When…Service Will Continue’

[Helios and Matheson Analytics] today said that it formed a strategic review committee comprised of independent directors, to identify, review and explore all strategic and financial alternatives for the Company, including a sale of the Company in its entirety, a sale of substantially all of the Company’s assets including MoviePass, Moviefone and MoviePass Films. Today, MoviePass notified its subscribers that “it would be interrupting the MoviePass service” effective Sept. 14 to because its efforts to recapitalize MoviePass have not been successful to date. – Anthony D’Alessandro, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RD3T7H

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You should ditch Spotify until it ditches its latest policy

As of September 5 (in the U.S.), in order to keep your Spotify Premium family account, you need to allow the app to track your location, or check-in “from time to time” once again via Google Maps. Spotify says this is required to make sure you’re following silly rule number one outlined above. It also means Spotify wants to check in on you because it assumes you’re being dishonest. That’s not how this should work. That’s not how anything should work. Spotify knows this because it had already tested this “feature” and customer backlash forced it to stop. Jerry Hildenbrand, Android Central » https://ift.tt/2LV3dz4

Spotify’s Still Gaining Share in the U.S. Music Streaming Market

[While] ad-supported listeners only grew 8% in North America during the second quarter, there are still about 32.6 million free listeners on the continent — and more coming in every quarter. That’s still a massive opportunity to grow premium subscribers and take more market share from the competition. – Adam Levy, The Motley Fool via Yahoo Finance » https://ift.tt/2HUrB2t

US broadcasters drop the pilot

Ampere believes that there are several reasons for the migration away from pilots including a rise of the ‘reboot culture’, where previous shows with established audiences negate the need for networks to order pilots and the escalating cost of content. As regards the latter, the analyst pointed out that as some series cost up to $20 million per episode, broadcasters could mitigate costs by ordering fewer pilot episodes. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://www.rapidtvnews.com/2019082957137/us-broadcasters-drop-the-pilot.html#ixzz5y4bHSVAP [photo: Ampere Analysis]

MoviePass security lapse exposed customer card numbers

Mossab Hussein, a security researcher at Dubai-based cybersecurity firm SpiderSilk, found an exposed database on one of the company’s many subdomains. The database was massive, containing 161 million records at the time of writing and growing in real time. Many of the records were normal computer-generated logging messages used to ensure the running of the service — but many also included sensitive user information, such as MoviePass customer card numbers. – Zack Whittaker, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/31YoeiH

Quibi Sets ‘Nightgowns’ Series From ‘RuPaul Drag Race’ Winner Sasha Velour

In the new series, we will follow Sasha Velour as she turns her brand of visually stunning high art into a full-on stage production — and the biggest drag showcase of her life. Adapted from her wildly popular and critically acclaimed live monthly revue in Brooklyn that first started in 2015, Nightgowns is part performance documentary and part portrait. The eight-episode series will shed light on her wildly creative work with each member of her unique ensemble to craft the lip-sync performances of their wildest dreams. Dino-Ray Ramos, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/R9HfW3
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