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Amazon’s ‘Fleabag’ wins four Emmys, including best comedy series – TechCrunch

Amazon must be pretty happy after tonight’s primetime Emmy Awards, where its shows “Fleabag” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” dominated the comedy categories. “Fleabag” did particularly well, winning the big award for Comedy Series, as well as additional awards for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Phoebe Waller-Bridge, pictured above), Writing for a Comedy Series …

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Google schedules Pixel 4 hardware event for October 15

Google today sent out invites for an October 15 hardware event in New York City. The company will almost certainly detail its Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones at the annual Made by Google event. We say “detail” because Google has already shown off the devices in response to the first Pixel 4 leaks. …

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Facebook rolls out new video tools, plus Instagram and IGTV scheduling feature – TechCrunch

Facebook on Monday announced a number of updates aimed at video creators and publishers, during a session at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) taking place in Amsterdam. The updates involve changes to live video broadcasting, Facebook’s Watch Party, and Creator Studio, and they include enhancements to tools, expanded feature sets, and improved analytics, among other …

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‘The Family’ investigates a secretive evangelical group – TechCrunch

“The Family” is a new documentary series on Netflix, based on the work of journalist Jeff Sharlet — whose books promise to expose “the secret fundamentalism at the heart of American power” and “the fundamentalist threat to American democracy.” Sarah Perez joins us on the latest episode of the Original Content podcast to discuss the series …

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Italian media brand Freeda raises $16m for UK expansion

Italian media company Freeda has plans to ramp up operations in English-speaking countries. Milan-based media brand Freeda has raised $16m in Series B funding. The round was led by Alven, with participation from investor club U-Start. Endeavor Catalyst and UniCredit were also new investors in the company. Freeda is an Italian media brand. It was …

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TCL DragonHinge foldable smartphone concept: A blast from the clamshell past

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year, TCL unveiled a slew of foldable phone and tablet concepts to test the waters for a production device debuting as early as 2020. One of those half dozen prototypes was a clamshell-style handset that folded more or less over itself, leaving a small gap between the …

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