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Discounted movie subscription service MoviePass shuts down

Sep. 14, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — MoviePass, the movie ticket subscription service that allowed subscribers to buy up to three movie tickets per month for a small fee, shut down Saturday. Its future is unclear. Helios and Matheson Analytics, the parent company of MoviePass, said Friday in a release that it was interrupting...

Disney CEO departs Apple's board with video showdown looming

Sep. 13, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger has stepped down from Apple's board of directors as the two companies prepare to launch competing video streaming services aimed at market leader Netflix. Apple disclosed Iger's departure in a regulatory filing Friday, but his resignation became...

Markets Right Now: Tech leads stocks higher on Wall Street

Sep. 11, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing broadly higher on Wall Street as investors welcomed China's move to exempt some U.S. products from a recent round of tariffs. Technology, health care and communication services stocks powered much...

Apple takes on Netflix with a $5-a-month streaming service

Sep. 11, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is finally taking on Netflix with its own streaming television service and, uncharacteristically for the company, offering it at a bargain price — $5 a month beginning on Nov. 1. Walt Disney Co. is launching its own assault on Netflix the same month, for just $7. It...

Apple rolls out new streaming TV service for $5 a month

Sep. 10, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is finally taking on Netflix with its own streaming television service and, uncharacteristically for the company, offering it at a bargain price — $5 a month beginning on Nov. 1. Walt Disney Co. is launching its own assault on Netflix the same month, for just $7. It...

The Latest: Analyst calls Apple TV Plus price 'show stopper'

Sep. 10, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Apple product event (all times local): noon One analyst says Apple's $5-a-month price for its new Apple TV Plus streaming service is a "shot across the bow" to Netflix and Disney as competition heats up. Apple announced the price and a Nov. 1 launch date at an event...

Madison video store tries to hang on in a world of streaming

Sep. 2, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

MAIDSON, Wis. (AP) — The future of Madison's last independently owned video store is tenuous. Four Star Video Cooperative is $10,000 in debt, barely makes enough money to maintain its operations and most of its ownership group is moving on to other things. But passion, along with volunteers, crowdfunding...

Why streaming services are the new credit card rewards binge

Aug. 22, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

When it comes to credit card rewards, it's not all about gas, groceries and restaurants anymore. Issuers are moving beyond suburban staples to include millennial-friendly categories such as transit and streaming subscriptions. The trend toward streaming rewards, in particular, is hard to miss, with cards from...

This woman runs the last video rental store in South Dakota

Aug. 5, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

SIOUX FALL, S.D. (AP) — Nancy Hiller's dream had finally come true. It was February 2007, and she'd taken out a loan to stock the shelves of Movie Mania, a video store tucked into a strip mall off of North Harrison Avenue in Pierre. "I always wanted to work at a video store," she said. And after working at...

Ninja out: Gaming megastar leaves Twitch for Mixer

Aug. 1, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

Fortnite superstar Tyler "Ninja" Blevins has left Twitch and is taking his video game live streams to Microsoft's Mixer platform, a stunning switch that could have wide-ranging consequences for the rapidly growing industry. Blevins announced his move Thursday , ending a hugely profitable partnership with Twitch,...