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The streaming media business is tough. Disney, which has a 30 percent stake Hulu, saw losses of $580 million last fiscal year, according to an SEC filing.

This was, the SEC filing states, “primarily due to a higher loss from our investment in Hulu, partially offset by a favorable comparison to a loss from BAMTech in the prior year.”

BAMTech is the streaming technology that powers ESPN+ and other services. In total, streaming accounted for more than $1 billion in losses for Disney last fiscal year.

Meanwhile, Disney has yet to release its own streaming service, Disney+, [...]

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Uber is looking to integrate autonomous technology into its bike and scooter-share programs. Details are scarce, but according to 3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson, who said Uber announced this at a DIY Robotics event over the weekend, the division will live inside Uber's JUMP group, which is responsible for shared electric bikes and scooters.

I'm told that this team will actually live in Uber's @jump_rides group. @UberATG will continue to focus on self-driving cars

— Chris Anderson (@chr1sa) January 20, 2019

The new division, Micromobility Robotics, will explore autonomous scooters and bikes [...]

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Gather a mob and Facebook will now let you make political demands. Tomorrow Facebook will encounter a slew of fresh complexities with the launch of Community Actions, its News Feed petition feature. Community Actions could unite neighbors to request change from their local and national elected officials and government agencies. But it could also provide vocal interest groups a bully pulpit from which to pressure politicians and bureaucrats with their fringe agendas.

Community Actions embodies the central challenge facing Facebook. Every tool it designs for positive expression and connectivity can be subverted for polarization and misinformation. [...]

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Holden Page Contributor Share on Twitter Holden Page is an editor and journalist at Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor Furniture startups skip the showroom and go straight to your door

If you work in tech, you've heard about artificial intelligence: how it's going to replace us, whether it's over-hyped or not and which nations will leverage it to prevent, or instigate, war.

Our editorial bent is more clear-cut: How much money is going into startups? Who is putting that money in? And what trends can we suss out about the health of the market over time?

So let's talk [...]

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Welcome to our pick of the best wireless printers money can buy in 2019. The devices you'll find on this page represent the pinnacle of wireless printing. The lack of wires means these are easy to install in any office or home, and the best wireless printers are also ideal if you need to print from smartphones or tablets.

So, with the best wireless printers, you can forget about having to trail cables from your PC to your printer, as all you need is a power socket and a Wi-Fi network. Your printer doesn't even need to be in the same [...]

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