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Monday, Dec. 28, 2020
We streamed, we Zoomed, we ordered groceries and houseplants online, we created virtual villages while navigating laptop shortages to work and learn from home. When it comes to technology, 2020 was a year like no other.
Here are the year's tech winners and losers:
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020
Short-video app Quibi said it is shutting down just six months after its early April launch, having struggled to find customers.
The company said Wednesday that it would wind down its operations and plans to sell its assets. "Quibi is not succeeding," its top executives bluntly declared...
Thursday, Sep. 17, 2020
With the Creative Arts Emmy finale coming on Saturday followed by the marquee primetime Emmys telecast on Sunday, Watchmen (HBO) finds itself tied for the lead thus far with five wins. The latest honor came this evening (9/17), the fourth night of virtual Creative Arts Emmy ceremonies,...
Wednesday, Sep. 16, 2020
Most directors insist on having final edit approval of their films. Not the creators of "Wireless."
The series on the mobile-platform Quibi employs an ingenious way to tell a story on a smartphone: You see different things on the screen depending on whether you hold your phone vertically...
Tuesday, Jul. 28, 2020
The Emmy Award nominations announced Tuesday included some snubs and surprises.
THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH THIS ONE
"The Mandalorian" — maybe thanks to Baby Yoda — snagged a surprising 15 nominations, mostly technical nods for things like production design, costumes,...
Friday, Jun. 12, 2020
From quick bites of programming on the ambitious Quibi platform--championed by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman--to original and classic content spanning features, TV series and documentaries on the just rolled out HBO Max, streaming has launched into the marketplace in a big way as of late...
Thursday, Apr. 30, 2020
Director Tricia Brock is no stranger to breaking new ground. In 2016 she helmed Nike’s first scripted episodic web series, Margot vs. Lily. Fast forward to today and her directorial signature is on Dummy, part of the initial short-form programming lineup on the Quibi mobile...
Monday, Apr. 13, 2020
They were skeptical. The name was weird. The concept was a little crazy — but it was intriguing.
Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz and rising star Stephan James each overcame initial reluctance to become pioneers in Quibi, the mobile phone-only platform that offers installments of movies and...
Monday, Apr. 6, 2020
Quibi may specialize in small, bite-sized videos, but its volume of shows is large. The media platform launches Monday (today, 4/6) with 175 new original shows — everything from scripted series, comedic diversions, deep dramas and celebrity fluff. Here's a look at some of the notable and less...
Saturday, Apr. 4, 2020
Want to see Chance the Rapper prank Hollywood stars? Catch a new action thriller starring Liam Hemsworth and Christoph Waltz? How about a six-minute edition of "60 Minutes"? There's an app for that, and more.
Quibi — a snappy amalgam of "quick" and "bite" — is a mobile phone-only...