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Apple's Original Programming Isn't Very Original

Apple’s first big “original” content announcement was the upcoming new advertisement/original series Planet of the Apps. Now, Apple is snatching up “Carpool Karaoke”, the creative work of James Corden and The Late Late Show, to become a new 16-episode weekly Apple Music exclusive.


Everyone Is Lying About Not Watching TV

Saying “I don’t own a TV” is a good way to let people know that you’re a pretentious arsehole. But even though more and more people are eager to tell you they don’t “have TV,” don’t be fooled! You better believe that they are still “watching TV.”


Netflix Doesn't Think VPN Piracy Is A Big Problem

Netflix recently made a lot of people sad by announcing a block on using VPNs and proxies to access its services, shutting down a popular, semi-shady way to watch TV online. But according to CEO Reed Hastings, it’s no big deal because no one was doing that anyway.


Uber Will Help Find You News, Music, And Other Content Tailored To Your Trip

Uber knows a lot about you by the time your arse hits the seat of a car. Now, it plans to offer you the option to discover a curated stream of content designed to fit the specifics of your journey.


Facebook Is Testing Six New Reaction Emoji Instead Of A Single 'Dislike' Button

It was exciting when Mark Zuckerberg suggested that Facebook was building a “Dislike” button. So many things not to like! However, the social network just started testing a new emoji reactions feature that is probably the real future of disliking stuff on Facebook.


GoPro Wants To Help You Turn Awesome Videos Into Cold, Hard Cash

Do you create stunning videos with your action camera? Videos where you careen through a canyon at death-defying speeds, or “ride” your tiny model trains? GoPro wants to licence those videos to advertisers looking for premium footage, and pay you for the privilege.


Netflix Confirms Zero Intention Of Ads

Yesterday rumours abounded that Netflix would start showing ads — thanks to testing before and after content. It was only trailers for its own shows, but still it was easy to fear the worst.


The People Who Make Your Videos Go Viral

Aside from Justin Bieber videos, YouTube’s greatest contribution to the internet has been in the ‘humans being dumb’ genre — everyone loves watching, say, people failing to pour ice water on their heads. But viral videos don’t just go viral on their own; in many cases, there’s a viral puppetmaster pulling the strings.


I Can't Even With The Australian TV Industry Anymore

That’s it. I’ve had it. Whoever is making programming decisions in Australia’s TV industry needs a swift kicking. I’m not sure how many times I’ve had to say it, but clearly it bears repeating: if you keep popular, viral international shows away from Australian audiences, they will pirate it. Today’s lesson: FOX8 and a new show called Jane The Virgin.


PlayBuzz Is The New Upworthy And Maybe A Little Grosser

Our Facebook News Feeds already runneth over with links promising to surprise and/or reaffirm your faith in any number of entities. But recently you may have noticed that these Upworthy-esque links have gotten even more mindless. More hollow. More all-around absurd. And, no, we’re not talking about The Onion’s Clickhole. This is PlayBuzz.


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