Category: Quibi

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April 8, 2020

Original Content podcast: We have mixed feelings about Quibi

Quibi, the short-form, mobile-focused video service that Hollywood executive Jeffrey Katzenberg first hinted at in 2017, officially launched on Monday. After years of star-studded content announcements, not to mention $1.75 billion in funding, it might have been impossible for Quibi to live up to expectations. And...


by Anthony Ha in Apps
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April 6, 2020

Quibi had a launch day outage

Looks like things haven’t gone completely smoothly with Quibi‘s launch. The issue appears to have been resolved, but the Quibi customer support account tweeted this afternoon that “some users may be experiencing problems with the Quibi app,” only to add an hour later that “Users...


by Anthony Ha in Apps
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April 6, 2020

Daily Crunch: Quibi finally launches its mobile streaming app

Quibi launches its mobile streaming service, Apple sources 20 million protective masks and Red Hat announces a new CEO. Here’s your Daily Crunch for April 6, 2020. 1. Quibi launches its mobile streaming service in the middle of the quarantine era The much-hyped mobile app...


by Anthony Ha in Daily Crunch
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April 6, 2020

Quibi launches its mobile streaming service in the middle of the quarantine era

Quibi, the much-hyped mobile app promising to deliver “quick bites” of video entertainment, is finally here. The company has been in the headlines for more than two years, thanks to the involvement of founder Jeffrey Katzenberg (who previously co-founded DreamWorks Animation) and CEO Meg Whitman...


by Anthony Ha in Apps
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April 2, 2020

T-Mobile customers on unlimited wireless family plans get a free year of Quibi

T-Mobile this morning officially announced its exclusive partnership with the new streaming service, Quibi, set to launch on April 6. The service will be made available for free for a year to T-Mobile customers on its unlimited wireless family plans. The streaming service, founded by...


by Sarah Perez in Media
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March 10, 2020

Quibi and Eko are in a legal battle over video tech

Two video startups are making dueling legal claims against the other. The Wall Street Journal broke the news yesterday that interactive video company Eko is accusing Quibi of infringing on its patented technology. At around the same time, The Hollywood Reporter noted that Quibi (which...


by Anthony Ha in Apps
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March 6, 2020

Quibi will launch with 50 shows on April 6

Short-form video service Quibi is announcing its full launch lineup today — exactly once month before launch. True to its name (which stands for “quick bites”), Quibi will focus on short videos that you can watch on your phone. Its content will include “movies in...


by Anthony Ha in Apps
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February 20, 2020

Quibi’s streaming service app launches in app stores for pre-order

Quibi, the mobile-only streaming service from Jeffrey Katzenberg, is now open for pre-orders. The company declined to fully show off its app only a month ago during demos of its “TurnStyle” technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but it appears the app...


by Sarah Perez in Apps
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January 13, 2020

Quibi execs Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman explain their big vision

Last week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Quibi executives — including CEO Meg Whitman and founder/chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg — took the stage in a keynote laying out their vision for the mobile video service. Katzenberg is a longtime Hollywood executive who led...


by Sarah Perez in Apps