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  • Commercial real estate could be in trouble — even after this is over
    by Connie Loizos on April 9, 2020 at 1:46 am

    Commercial real estate owners, brokers, and landlords have collectively made many hundreds of billions of dollars a year in recent years as the economy zipped along. Now, they’re getting clobbered by the pandemic-fueled economic crisis. Worse, their industry may be forever changed by it. To state the obvious, extracting rent from nearly anyone right now

  • Gillmor Gang: Digital Ben
    by Steve Gillmor on April 8, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Michael Markman, Keith Teare, Denis Pombriant and Steve Gillmor . Recorded live Sunday, March 29, 2020. The Gang returns with a Zoom recording, checking in from London, Seattle, Palo Alto, Boston and the Bay Area. Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor @fradice, @mickeleh, @denispombriant, @kteare, @stevegillmor, @gillmorgang

  • Disney+ Hotstar has about 8 million subscribers
    by Manish Singh on April 8, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    We finally know just about how many subscribers Hotstar has amassed over the years in India. “Approximately 8 million.” Disney said on Wednesday that its eponymous streaming service now has over 50 million subscribers, nearly 8 million of whom are in India, where it launched its service atop Hotstar less than a week ago. Five-year-old Hotstar

  • Outrunning COVID-19 twice
    by Rita Liao on April 8, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    On the night of March 13, before my flight from Philadelphia back to China, my Airbnb host stopped by my room to say goodbye.

  • Disney+ has more than 50M subscribers
    by Anthony Ha on April 8, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    The Walt Disney Company just announced that its streaming service Disney+ has more than 50 million subscribers. The service launched less than five months ago, and apparently had 28.6 million subscribers as of February 3. These “paid subscriber” numbers include subscribers who are bringing in revenue for Disney but are not paying for the service

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