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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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‘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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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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Amazon announces another Prime Day in October

New York CNN Business — Amazon is adding another Prime Day to the calendar. The company announced Monday that the sale, called “Prime Early Access Sale,” will take place October 11-12. The 48-hour event is only for members of its Prime subscription program and will feature discounts on “hundreds of thousands” of items. “Prime Early …

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Walmart enters the metaverse with Roblox experiences

New York CNN — Walmart (WMT) has entered the metaverse. The retail giant announced Monday it is launching two immersive online experiences with Roblox, a metaverse mega-platform extremely popular with young kids. Walmart said it is targeting the next generation of customers – Covid-19 altered consumers’ shopping habits and caused a surge in e-commerce sales. …

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