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Lil Yachty’s Quibi show is the first to find a life raft

The Verge Friday, 30 October 2020
Lil Yachty’s Quibi show is the first to find a life raftIllustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Remember Quibi, short-lived media company and purveyor of bizarre shows like Murder House Flip and a horror anthology featuring a golden arm? It’s only been a little over a week since the mobile-first, shortform streamer announced it was shuttering, but already the first of its unreleased shows has found a new home: Lil Yachty’s dramedy, Public Figures, is headed to HBO Max. It seems pieces of Quibi might live on — whether you watched it or not.

Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s efforts to sell Quibi outright to big companies like Apple and WarnerMedia was one of the first indications that things were about to go bottoms up at the young company. The attempts that followed to sell off Quibi’s unreleased content all but confirmed the...
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Quibi Quibi Former American short-form mobile video platform

Why did video app Quibi go so wrong?

The BBC speaks to three Quibi content creators on the rapid rise and fall of the Netflix rival.
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Quibi Is Shutting Down Just 6 Months After Launch [Video]

Quibi Is Shutting Down Just 6 Months After Launch

According to 'The Wall Street Journal' the streaming service is to be one of the shortest-lived to date.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO    Duration: 01:05Published
Quibi Shutting Down After Six Months | THR News [Video]

Quibi Shutting Down After Six Months | THR News

After raising nearly $2 billion in funding and promising to reinvent the way people consume entertainment programming, Quibi is shutting down six months after its launch.

Credit: The Hollywood Reporter    Duration: 01:34Published
Streaming service Quibi to end after six months [Video]

Streaming service Quibi to end after six months

Streaming service Quibi said on Wednesday it intends to wind down its operations and start a process to sell its assets, just six months after its launch. Libby Hogan reports.

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Jeffrey Katzenberg Jeffrey Katzenberg American film producer and media proprietor

Quibi apps arrive on Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV [Video]

Quibi apps arrive on Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV

American short-form mobile video platform Quibi has just launched apps for Apple TV, Android TV and Fire TV. The streaming service company announced the change in an updated support article. The company first made the content more shareable in May and followed that soon after with AirPlay and Chromecast support. A new report in The Information claims that co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg has attempted to sell Quibi's programming to Facebook and NBCUniversal while telling others he may have to shut down the company entirely. As reported by The Verge, Quibi has struggled to scale since its launch, dealing with a lackluster reaction to its first collection of content and a drop in subscribers after its 90-day trial offered at launch ended.

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Apple Inc. Apple Inc. American technology company

Apple developers can now let you share free copies of your in-app purchases with your family

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If you’ve ever wished you could share an in-app purchase with your family, you may be in luck. Today, Apple..

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Developers can now sign up for Apple’s reduced 15 percent App Store cut

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Apple has opened enrollment in its new small business program that will allow eligible app developers to..

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If you’ve got an older iPhone, your FaceTime calls just got better

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When Apple released iOS 14.2 last month, it didn’t mention that FaceTime calls would now be in 1080p for older..

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You can now record footage from Ecobee’s camera to Apple servers, but you may want to keep their app

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Ecobee’s SmartCamera has received a firmware update that may interest Apple users who are feeling a little burnt-out on subscriptions...

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Zoom and Among Us dominate Apple’s most downloaded charts in 2020

2020 was a year when people around the world were forced to find new ways to connect, and that trend is clearly visible when you look at the most downloaded apps..
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WarnerMedia WarnerMedia American multinational media conglomerate

Why Warner Bros. had to move its 2021 films to HBO Max

WarnerMedia is making a clear bet for 2021: its slate of movies won’t generate the revenue its studio division needs, but it can help boost HBO Max’s..
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Vergecast: what we learned about 2021 this week

We’re at the point in 2020 when we’re hearing about everyone’s plans for 2021.

Here are a few things we learned this week about the upcoming..

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Warner Bros. will release every single movie in 2021 simultaneously on HBO Max

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WarnerMedia is pushing even more aggressively into streaming by releasing every single movie in 2021..

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Wonder Woman 1984 will be the first title that HBO Max streams in 4K

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When Warner Bros. announced in mid-November that Wonder Woman 1984 will be available on HBO Max the same day it premieres in..

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Wonder Woman 1984 Will Make HBO Max History In Another Way

It hasn’t been that long since the big announcement was made surrounding director Patty Jenkins’ DC sequel Wonder Woman 1984, and its now streaming debut on..
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Meg Whitman Meg Whitman American business executive

Quibi Considers Shutting Down [Video]

Quibi Considers Shutting Down

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that streaming service Quibi is considering shutting down. Quibi has struggled to gain a foothold in the streaming industry since its launch in April. Business Insider reports that Quibi has failed to attract viewers and none of its shows have become major hits. Last month WSJ reported that Quibi was exploring multiple options, including a possible sale. The company boasted Hewlett Packard Enterprises CEO Meg Whitman as its CEO.

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