It’s Biz Please episode 2: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Netflix and Facebook
Jeff Bezos vs. Elon Musk. Netflix vs. NBC
Episode two of Biz Please introduces our new segment, Business Beef, about the titans of industry who just can’t stop talking smack and throwing shade
This week, Jason, Heidi and Seth discuss the rising tension between billionaires Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos over their respective rockets. We’ll also touch on the rise of Netflix and whether HBO can still catch up
Mashable’s social good editor Matt Petronzio joins us to talk about Facebook’s effort to curb hate speech directed toward immigrants as well as its broader efforts to make the world a better place Read more…
The network already gives fans access to a handful of shows and originals on CW Seed, a digital entertainment offshoot The CW launched three years ago. CBS also has CBS All Access and Time Warner has HBO Now. Read more…
Black Keys’ frontman writes ‘Making A Murderer’ song with his new band
You think you were affected by Making a Murderer? Talk to Dan Auerbach, the Black Keys guitarist who turned his Netflix binge into a new song.
“Lake Superior,” written with Auerbach’s new band The Arcs, is an objectively good song — but you can’t help feeling a little ..squeamy about the very real subject matter, as with Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks,” which was about mental illness and gun violence
Though the first trailer isn’t too flashy, the show promises to provide an “excruciatingly honest take on modern relationships.”
According to Netflix’s description, the series follows nice guy Gus (Paul Rust) and wild-child Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) “as they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, love and other things they were hoping to avoid.” Read more…
More than 150,000 sign petition demanding ‘Making a Murderer’ subject Steven Avery’s release
Prisoner Steven Avery is receiving support online as a petition demanding a presidential pardon and his release from prison steamrolls towards its 200,000 target. The petition currently has 161,000 supporters.
The Change.org petition calls Steven Avery’s treatment “unconstitutional” and demands his release, as well as the prosecution of “the Manitowoc County officials complicit in his two false imprisonments.”
Steven Avery, who is currently serving life in prison for the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach, shot to international fame when Netflix released a 10-part documentary, Making a Murderer, taped over the course of 10 years by filmmakers Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi in December 2015 Read more…
7 New Year’s Day TV marathons for when Netflix is too complicated
The couch is comfortable. You’re way too aware of your headache. You’ve already binged Jessica Jones and figuring out what to watch on Netflix is really hard right now. Thankfully, TV programming actually has you covered.
If you’re too mind-wiped to even care about commercial breaks, there are some surprisingly solid TV marathons happening. Break out the PJ pants and warm blankets, and get cozy. (Though if you do want a streaming guide for what’s new in January, we’ve got that too.)
Portlandia on IFC
Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen’s quirky view of Portland (and satirical mirror of hipster culture) is running all day on IFC. The show that “put a bird on it” is gearing up for its sixth season, which starts Jan. 21. Read more…
According to an global survey conducted by Netflix, about 58% of parents said they “would jump at the chance to put their kids to bed before the clock strikes twelve on New Year’s Eve.” (The Netflix study, which was conducted from Dec. 4-15 through SurveyMonkey Audience, surveyed 9,128 parents in the U.S., U.K., France, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Italy, Spain and Mexico.) Read more…