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Disney blocks Dish TV and Sling TV over contract issues.

CNN — Disney (DIS) has blocked its content from being shown on Dish TV and Sllng TV channels after the companies were unable to reach agreement over a contract extension. The dispute affects access to Disney channels that include ESPN, FX, the Disney Channel and ABC local stations in seven markets. Dish and Sling claim …

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Meta is using AI to generate videos from just a few words

CNN Business — Artificial intelligence is getting better and better at generating an image in response to a handful of words, with publicly available AI image generators such as DALL-E 2 and Stable Diffusion. Now, Meta researchers are taking AI a step further: they’re using it to concoct videos from a text prompt. Meta CEO …

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‘Hocus Pocus 2’ review: Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker conjure up the same old brew on Disney+

CNN — Disney regularly wrings inordinate mileage out of nostalgia, which can easily obscure when the source wasn’t quite as worthy of praise as we like to remember. “Hocus Pocus 2” should benefit from that dynamic, delivering a breezy sequel – 29 years later – that should provide go-down-easy Halloween viewing for families in the …

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NASA spacecraft will fly by an ocean world orbiting Jupiter

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — A NASA spacecraft will fly by one of the most intriguing ocean worlds in our solar system on Thursday. The Juno spacecraft, which has been orbiting Jupiter since 2016, was scheduled to make …

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Shares in Volkswagen’s Porsche gain 5% on stock market debut

Washington/London CNN Business — Shares of Porsche gained as much as 5% on their stock market debut in Frankfurt after Volkswagen spun out the premium sports car maker in one of Europe’s biggest listings on record. Volkswagen priced the Porsche initial public offering (IPO) at €82.50 ($80) a share, raising approximately €9.4 billion, on Wednesday. …

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Netflix is ​​opening a video game studio in Finland as part of latest pivot into gaming

CNN Business — It began by mailing out DVDs, then evolved to become a production and streaming powerhouse. Now Netflix appears to be making its next big bet on the future of gaming. The streaming giant is building its first in-house video game studio in Helsinki, Finland, as it expands its empire over mobile games, …

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