Ultimately, Peacock is taking commendable swings to differentiate itself in the marketplace, something that both Apple TV Plus and HBO Max have thus far failed to do. It has the framework of a streaming platform that cord-cutters are used to but features that lean into linear and social in a way that show potential. Plus, its free, ad-supported tier actually has a decent library of content that will be a serviceable complement for users that have hit their budgetary limits with streaming services they’re currently paying for. … [Read more...] about Peacock struts into the streaming wars touting what makes it different
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Altogether, the extended heel, the one-piece knitted upper, the foamy midsole, and the sharp colorway (I’ve got the foggy white and dusty pink/mandarin orange combo) make for a shoe that is an absolute pleasure to slip on and head out for a run in. Not only are they functional as hell, but they are compliment-worthy cool. In fact, in my first 5K spin in them (which I ran mere minutes after the box arrived at my house because I was so excited to test them out), a woman out for a walk hollered out across the street at me, “Cool shoes!” … [Read more...] about Cult running brand Hoka One One just dropped its most comfortable sneakers yet
The onus here is put on those who lost their jobs, with no real regard for how the government is responding to this unprecedented crisis, nor the impact of the global economy on the availability of jobs. Just like the key to cutting the number of new COVID cases is to stop testing, the solution to unemployment appears to be for these people to get off their butts and just get a new job. … [Read more...] about New White House ad campaign tells millions of unemployed Americans to just find another job
Spotify acquiring Bill Simmons and the Ringer? “Depends on the beholder. As a consumer, I’m really interested in what Spotify will do for the Ringer,” he says. “I always had a sense it was a business with the potential to be much bigger than it was. It’s now the difference between taking three years to see what that looks like instead of 10. I don’t see any downsides unless they start pulling exclusivity really aggressively.” … [Read more...] about Podcasting’s best listener launches his own podcast about podcasting. Is this ‘peak podcast’?
“I loved to play Floor Is Lava as a kid,” says McGrath. “It was so much fun and seems to be a pretty universal childhood experience. The interesting thing about it is that everyone thinks they invented it . . . and they did! Every kid who’s played it came up with it on their own, without realizing that everyone else was playing it, too. That’s what’s great about it. I realized it could be a fun game show, but I knew we had to supersize it, so that’s what we did!” … [Read more...] about How ‘Floor Is Lava’ became Netflix’s weapon in the new arms race of ridiculous game shows