Quibi’s content will live on, Hyundai may partner with Apple and Donald Trump returns to Twitter. This is your Daily Crunch for January 8, 2021. The big story: Roku buys Quibi’s content library If you’re wondering what will happen to Quibi shows like “Most Dangerous Game” and “Chrissy...

The rumors were true: Roku is buying Quibi’s shows. The media platform maker has bought Quibi’s content distribution business, giving it access to Chrissy’s Court, The Golden Arm and other shows for the now defunct service. The short-form shows...

Quibi is dead, but its shows will live on. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Roku was in talks to acquire the short-form video service’s content. And this morning, Roku announced that it has indeed reached a deal for the exclusive distribution rights to all of Quibi’s...

Quibi’s spectacular flameout in 2020 drags on into the new year. After raising a $1.75 billion war chest to launch the next big thing in on-the-go video, the streaming network only managed to keep the lights on for six months. Now the video vultures are circling over Quibi’s substantial catalog...

After short-form streaming site Quibi died, there were questions about what would happen to its shows — some of which is quite good. Now, it’s possible that its content catalog may be sold to streaming app and hardware manufacturer Roku, according...

Even in a non-hell year, running a successful startup is a tremendous lift. After the events of 2020, however, no doubt many already lean businesses are hanging on by the skin of their teeth. For every company that saw increased interest in their offerings during the pandemic, there were several...

Rebecca Honeyman Contributor Share on Twitter Rebecca Honeyman is co-founder and managing partner of SourceCode Communications. Silicon Valley has a unicorn problem. While no one is calling for startups with high valuations to go extinct,...

It’d be easy to just say all of 2020 was terrible and call it a day. But while most of the year was awful for everyone, some things in tech suffered more than others. TikTok, for example, got jerked around by the Trump administration for months,...

Less than a year after its arrival, the high-profile short-form video streaming service Quibi is no more. The company announced in October it would shut down “about” December 1st, but didn’t offer a concrete date for winding down its operations....

Less than a year after its arrival, the high-profile short-form video streaming service Quibi is no more. The company announced in October it would shut down “about” December 1st, but didn’t offer a concrete date for winding down its operations....

Less than a year after its arrival, the high-profile short-form video streaming service Quibi is no more. The company announced in October it would shut down “about” December 1st, but didn’t offer a concrete date for winding down its operations....

The ever-quotable investment manager Eric Jackson may have had the best quip about Quibi, as post-mortems about the failed startup led by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman poured in this weekend. “Maybe there is nothing to be learned from Quibi,” he tweeted on Saturday morning. “I can’t...

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Quibi’s leadership has finally plugged the plug on a streaming service for which failure has for months seemed like an inevitability. But if Quibi’s founders believed the company’s legal troubles would vanish along with the service itself, Eko would like to inform Quibi otherwise.Read...

“All that is left now is to offer a profound apology for disappointing you and, ultimately, for letting you down,” Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman wrote, closing out an open letter posted to Medium. “We cannot thank you enough for being there with us, and for us, every step of the...

This week, Devindra chats with Senior Mobile Editor Chris Velazco about his iPhone 12 and 12 Pro reviews. Do they live up to the hype? Are they a decent upgrade over last year? And does 5G matter? Also, they dive into Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s...

Quibi is shutting down — we know that much for sure. But when? If you’re looking to blast through all 25 episodes of the Reno 911 revival series before Quibi calls its quits, how long do you actually have? While it seems even Quibi isn’t 100% certain yet, they’ve at least now given users a...

Yesterday the minds behind the mobile-first premium video service Quibi announced plans to shut down after about six months of operating. Today, the company’s support page has been updated to tell subscribers when it’s going away. As Variety points...

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Myself, along with Danny and Natasha had a lot to get through, and more to say than expected. A big thanks to Chris for cutting the show down to...

Yes, the media f’ing gorged on the Quibi story yesterday. We did, they did, everyone did. And really, truly, how could anyone not? Nearly $2 billion came in (with $350 million heading back), a star-studded lineup of executives and production teams, an absolutely massive advertising campaign, and...

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A former boss of mine, someone who worked at a legacy cable TV channel that starts with F and ends with “-ox News,” first told me about Quibi last February. Read...

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today.Quibi, the would-be streaming video giant, is calling it quits just six months after debuting its service.Led by an all-star cast of executives, Quibi...

It hasn’t even been a year since the Jeff Katzenberg / Meg Whitman-lead Quibi launched, and today the company announced it’s closing up shop. Confirming the details leaked from a call with investors, Quibi’s leaders said in a letter that the...