Instagram gives everyone the ability to hide likes

Karissa Bell

More than two years after it first began experimenting with hiding likes, Instagram is making the feature official. The app will now allow all users to hide likes, though it’s keeping the feature optional and users will need to enable the obscured like counts in their settings. With the update users can opt to remove … Read more

Disney’s Cruella is absolutely absurd

Disney’s Cruella is absolutely absurd

I spent the entire run of Disney’s Cruella torn between delight and horror. Rarely has a film so neatly emotionally vivisected me as this one about a villain best known for wanting to skin puppies to make a coat. Only Cruella isn’t about that character really. It’s not about her war with the fur industry … Read more

Amazon is buying Hollywood studio MGM for $8.45 billion

Saqib Shah

Amazon is acquiring storied Hollywood studio MGM in a deal worth $8.45 billion in a bid to bolster its streaming catalog. The takeover hands it the rights to an eye-watering pool of crowdpleasers including James Bond, Rocky and Robocop. MGM also owns The Hobbit franchise, which should sit nicely alongside Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the … Read more

Amazon buys MGM for $8.45 billion

Amazon is in talks to buy MGM for $9 billion

Amazon has reached a deal to acquire the film and TV company MGM for $8.45 billion, the companies announced today. It’s a significant acquisition for the e-commerce giant, and it means it will own a library of content that’s reported to consist of around 4,000 films and 17,000 hours of TV. The acquisition is likely … Read more

Microsoft’s first OpenAI-powered feature helps beginners build productivity apps

Mariella Moon

Microsoft has officially introduced its first GPT-3-powered feature in a customer product, eight months after it exclusively licensed the sophisticated OpenAI language model. The tech giant has announced at the virtual Build developers conference that it’s integrating GPT-3 in Power Apps, which even people with no coding experience can use to build business productivity apps. … Read more