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Jack Black is launching a new YouTube channel mostly dedicated to gaming

The comedian-turned-actor announced his arrival on the platform earlier this week. His channel, Jablinski Games, will “have games, food, and life,” according to a description underneath the video. While Black is the focus of the video, it’s his son who’s taking on the role as director and editor — something the comedian makes abundantly clear in a comment. – Julia Alexander, The Verge http://bit.ly/2LAzFG7
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Parents Are Furious That Netflix Removed Disney’s ‘Moana’ From the Streaming Platform

The removal of Moana, however, was likely out of Netflix’s hands. With Disney soon launching its own streaming service, Disney+, the company is ending their deal with Netflix in 2019. That means that more Disney films owned by the Walt Disney Company will slowly begin to disappear from the streaming giant as the months pass. – Allison Schonter, PopCulture.com http://bit.ly/2CrZyFb

Streaming video consumption powers on

The survey of 10,502 adults in the US, UK, France, Spain, Australia, Germany, Canada, and UAE was carried out by YouGov between 5–27 September 2018. It found that 58% stream content at least once a week via a smart TV or external streaming device, 51% on a mobile device, and 50% on a computer or laptop. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News https://ift.tt/2EATYm8

YouTuber builds glitter bomb that farts on unsuspecting package thieves

Rober wanted to be able to film the entire incident as it unfolded. The result is an over-engineered bait package that took six months to develop, and used motion sensors, a GPS tracker, and the combined wide-angle cameras of four mobile phones. It even used fart spray to ensure the thief would throw it away, so that Rober could recover and reuse it. – Jon Porter, The Verge https://ift.tt/2rR54eF

The annual PornHub year in review tells us what we’re really looking at online

The company, which owns most of the major porn sites online, produces a yearly report that aggregates user behavior on the site. Of particular interest, aside from the fact that all of us are horndogs, is that the US, Germany, and India are in the top spots for porn browsing and that the company transferred 4,000 petabytes of data or about 500 MB per person on the planet. – John Biggs, TechCrunch https://ift.tt/2UKcFsn

YouTube tells impersonation victim: No, you’re not being impersonated

“I’m fortunate: I have a big megaphone to speak about this and am sure I can get this fraudulent account taken down,” Celeste Ng wrote. “But for someone with a smaller platform? They’re probably SOL. That’s wrong. YouTube should apply its terms of service, whether you have 90,000 followers or two.” – Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica https://ift.tt/2EglHbL

New NBCUniversal Streaming App Rewards Viewers for Watching Shows

The company on Oct. 5 debuted WatchBack, an app that creates a personalized experience for users and rewards viewing with the chance to win prizes. Described internally as a marketing tool to promote content from NBCU and its partners, the free WatchBack app offers up a mix of full-length episodes of shows from across NBCU’s networks, video clips, and web series from digital outlets like BuzzFeed, CollegeHumor and Refinery29. None of the videos is exclusive to the app, and the full-length episodes will only be available for a limited time. – Natalie Jarvey, The Hollywood Reporter https://ift.tt/2E2ZWwO

US Wireless Video Streaming Sucks, Study Says

US carriers were ranked 34th in terms of average network speeds (16.5 Mbps) and 59th in terms of users’ “overall video experience.” That’s on the heels of previous studies showing that US residents pay some of the highest prices for mobile data in the developed world (before one even includes a bevy of obnoxious, hidden fees). – Karl Bode, MOTHERBOARD https://ift.tt/2NLsjUK
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