Netflix eliminating Basic plan for US users

Evercore ISI senior managing director Mark Mahaney explains why he raised his price targets on Netflix and Chewy on ‘Varney & Co.’ Netflix said Thursday it is nixing the Basic plan for U.S. and French subscribers. The move will require customers with the Basic tier to make a membership change to continue watching content on … Read more

Opening the gates of the smart city

Technological innovation abounds all around us. Think of the cloud. Communications networks. Artificial intelligence (AI). The evolutionary steps that each of these, plus many other facets of IT, have taken, have been totally transformative for those developing them as much as for those using them. It can be argued that the trend of digitisation over … Read more

LG integrates artificial intelligence into smart factory services

Boasting a 66-year history of manufacturing and production, LG is now taking its assets up a gear, advancing its smart factory services business by integrating its manufacturing and production expertise with artificial intelligence (AI) and digital transformation (DX) capabilities. The electronics giant officially entered the smart factory services market earlier in 2024, and now plans … Read more

Apple reportedly talking with studios about more licensed movies

BofA securities senior IT hardware analyst Wamsi Mohan says investors should buy Apple on ‘The Claman Countdown.’ Apple is reportedly seeking to show more licensed movies on its Apple TV+ streaming platform. The tech giant has engaged with some big movie studios, discussing the possibility of licensing agreements with them to get additional films, Bloomberg … Read more

Lawyers and journalists seeking ‘payback’ over police phone surveillance, claims former detective

 A former detective regarded as a key witness in an investigation into allegations that police unlawfully monitored the phones of journalists has accused lawyers of seeking “payback,” a court heard today. Former Durham police detective Darren Ellis claimed in an email to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal that lawyers and journalists were “riding rough-shod over people … Read more