Instagram lets you Archive and Highlight your favorite expired Stories

Rolling out globally today on iOS and Android, Instagram Stories will now automatically Archive your Stories to a private part of your profile when they disappear 24 hours after being posted. You’ll then be able to create Stories Highlights, which are named collections of your past Stories that show up in a new horizontal bar…

Danny Masterson is out at Netflix’s ‘The Ranch’ following rape allegations

A day after Netflix announced that it will resume production on House of Cards without star Kevin Spacey, the streaming service has dropped another cast member from an original series amid sexual misconduct accusations. A spokesperson for the streaming service confirmed today that Danny Masterson has been dropped from its comedy series, The Ranch, after…

Amagi launches its cloud-based TV delivery platform in the U.S.

Amagi, a startup trying to rethink the way TV broadcasters deliver their content, is launching in the United States. Amagi says satellite delivery is expensive, time-consuming and limits a broadcaster’s ability to customize their content to different geographies. In contrast, the startup’s Cloudport platform uses cloud infrastructure to deliver the same content. That means that…

Watch the first day of Disrupt Berlin LIVE right here!

Disrupt Berlin 2017 starts right now! Today, we’ll be hearing from industry leaders like Moia CEO Ole Harms, Slack CTO Cal Henderson, AngelPad’s Thomas Korte and Uncork Capital’s Andy McLoughlin. Plus, we’re kicking off the first day of the Startup Battlefield, with 15 companies launching their products on the Disrupt stage and answering to some…

Watch the sixth annual Breakthrough Prize awards live right here!

The Breakthrough Prize, a cumulative $22 million in awards that go to superstars in the fields of physics, life sciences, and mathematics, is going into its sixth year. The show was founded by Yuri and Julia Milner, Sergey Brin, Anne Wojcicki, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, Jack Ma and Cathy Zhang, with Tencent CEO Ma…

Netflix has officially renewed ‘Stranger Things’ for a third season

What pleasant news to end the week on. Netflix announced today its plans to renew the hit Stranger Things for a third season. The announcement came shortly after Netflix asked the Twitterverse if the streaming media company should make another season. FOR THE LOVE OF STEVE, DUH! So hold tight baby darts — season 3 is officially…

Periscope expands virtual tipping via Super Hearts beyond the U.S.

The company announced today the Periscope Super Broadcaster program, which allows video stars to earn revenue from their streams through a virtual tipping mechanism, is now available in Canada, Ireland, and the U.K. Other countries will be added to the program soon, says Periscope. The program was first introduced this summer as a means of…

Netflix is slowly teasing Black Mirror Season 4 with another trailer

Netflix has been tight-lipped about the release date for Season 4 of Black Mirror. However, the streaming giant continues to tease with trailers for each of the episodes. Thus far, we’ve got our hands on trailers for Arkangel (directed by Jodie Foster) and Crocodile, both of which were creepy to our satisfaction. Today, Netflix has…

Netflix keeps the mystery alive with Black Mirror

Fans are stoked for a fourth season of Black Mirror. The Emmy-award winning series, which shows the dark side of our inevitable future, does an outstanding job of story-telling while encapsulating an entire plot line in a single episode at a time. But Netflix is keeping its cards close to the vest. The streaming giant…

Former Hulu exec Noah Heller launches new venture fund to focus on LA tech

Noah Heller, one of the chief architects of Hulu’s virtual reality strategy, has left the video streaming service to set up his own venture firm, 3Rodeo. Primarily focused on backing Los Angeles-based technology startups, the new fund has already committed capital to three deals, Heller confirmed. For Heller, the former vice president of business development…