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New international Netflix series include Salma Hayek's 'Monarca'

Netflix announced today that it's partnering with Salma Hayek's Ventanarosa production company on a new original series from Mexico. Monarca is set in the world of Mexican billionaires and focuses on a family with a tequila-born business empire. But… Source: Engadget | New international Netflix series include Salma Hayek's 'Monarca'

This day in Engadget history: Blockbuster Video tanks in a big way

Engadget has been around for 14 years and counting, which means our archives contain a veritable treasure trove of technology history. From notable reviews and news to the more mundane or ridiculous finds from across the internet, there's a lot to ex… Source: Engadget | This day in Engadget history: Blockbuster Video tanks in a …

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Sony posted a whole movie to YouTube instead of the trailer

That's certainly one way to drum up hype around a direct-to-DVD movie that's apparently getting a theatrical release some nine months after hitting retail. Whoops. Sony has since scrubbed everything related to Khali the Killer from its YouTube channe… Source: Engadget | Sony posted a whole movie to YouTube instead of the trailer

New York Knicks top pick wore a 'Fortnite' suit to the draft

Last night the (real, not 2K League) NBA Draft took over the Barclays Center in New York, and once again, Fortnite was on display. Considering the age of most top picks it's not surprising the game has fans among players, but Kevin Knox took his trib… Source: Engadget | New York Knicks top pick wore …

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YouTube creators can hype pre-recorded videos with 'Premieres'

While YouTube users have been able to schedule pre-recorded videos for years, up until now there hasn't been a seamless way to build anticipation for those videos. But, there's a new feature being launched at VidCon 2018, called YouTube Premieres, th… Source: Engadget | YouTube creators can hype pre-recorded videos with 'Premieres'

YouTube looks to merch and memberships to make creators more money

YouTube is having a busy day at VidCon 2018. Aside from launching Premieres, a new feature that lets creators hype pre-recorded videos with a public landing page, the company is also announcing new ways for them to make more money. For starters, chan… Source: Engadget | YouTube looks to merch and memberships to make creators …

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Facebook is the only place to watch LaVar Ball’s basketball league

LaVar Ball and his Big Baller Brand extend their relationship with Facebook today as the social media giant will exclusively air the first game of Ball's Junior Basketball Association tonight, as well as every game going forward. Throughout the seaso… Source: Engadget | Facebook is the only place to watch LaVar Ball’s basketball league

Instagram’s IGTV could soon challenge YouTube’s dominance

Instagram was born as a simple photo-sharing app in 2010, but it began moving into video in 2013, when it started letting users upload short clips. Now, five years after making that initial push into the space, the company plans to take its efforts e… Source: Engadget | Instagram’s IGTV could soon challenge YouTube’s dominance

'GLOW' season two trailer includes big hair and bigger issues

Netflix has invested a lot of energy into GLOW's second season, and now we have an inkling as to whether or not that trust is well-placed. The service has posted a trailer for the new GLOW that makes it clear the stakes are higher this time around. T… Source: Engadget | 'GLOW' season two trailer …

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NBA referees will answer your Game 3 questions on Twitter

The next time an NBA referee makes a call you hate, you can do more about it than screaming at your TV. Some of the basketball league's refs are live-tweeting Game 3 of the finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors once it sta… Source: Engadget | NBA referees will answer your Game …

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'Walking Dead: The Final Season' lands on August 14th

Ahead of E3, Telltalle Games released a trailer for The Walking Dead: The Final Season. This game is the final installment in a four-part series based on the popular comic book series. The release date is August 14th; The Final Season will be availab… Source: Engadget | 'Walking Dead: The Final Season' lands on August …

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Netflix releases a trailer for 'The Magic Order' comic book

If you still can't wrap your head around the fact that Netflix is publishing a comic book, maybe this trailer can help. The streaming giant has released an animated trailer for The Magic Order by Mark Millar's comic book empire, which Netflix snapped… Source: Engadget | Netflix releases a trailer for 'The Magic Order' comic …

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MoviePass parent company gets into the film production business

Helios and Matheson Analytics, the parent company of movie ticket subscription service MoviePass, is trying to vertically integrate its business with a new acquisition. It has an "exclusive option" to acquire the library and production slate of Emmet… Source: Engadget | MoviePass parent company gets into the film production business

Hulu’s live TV service surpasses 800,000 subscribers

During an interview with CNBC today, Hulu CEO Randy Freer said that the company's live TV service had surpassed 800,000 subscribers, with April being the best month yet for gaining new customers. The live service launched just over a year ago and in… Source: Engadget | Hulu’s live TV service surpasses 800,000 subscribers