In this episode:
- Racism and prejudice is alive and thriving in America; this week it just happens to be on a Delta flight.
- Netflix continues to make big gains, nabbing Chris Rock for $40M.
- And Amazon Original “Fleabag” wins the Stream Team award for most unique series.
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Don’t get sick on a Delta flight; you may die because of ignorance
Man almost dies on plane because a flight attendant couldn’t stand to believe that a black woman could be a doctor — Distractify
A cupcake that’s, apparently, racist
“A black-owned Oregon bakery is being accused of racism after selling an Oreo cupcake the named “Mr. President.” — Fox News
Galaxy Note 7’s STILL catching fire
Samsung has reportedly suspended the production of Galaxy Note 7 devices as reports of replacement smartphones catching fire have continued. “We are temporarily adjusting the Galaxy Note 7 production schedule in order to take further steps to ensure quality and safety matters,” said a company spokesperson. — CNN
What We’re Streaming
Starring: Cedric the Entertainer
Starring: Justin Timberlake
Amazon Original Fleabag
Starring: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Sian Clifford, Jenny Rainsford
The Latest in Streaming
Nicki Minaj to release new album called “Pick My Fruit” (typical…)
“…Nicki’s new Marie Claire cover story promises that she has a new album on the way.” — Complex
Complex names the best 30 podcasts
Some of our favorites make the list including The Read, Serial, Nerdist, This Week in Tech, Stream Team Show. — Complex
Netflix nabs Chris Rock
“Chris Rock is reportedly scoring a big paycheck for his return to stand-up comedy. Netflix announced Thursday that after an eight-year absence from doing stand-up, Rock will tape two new specials that will debut on Netflix worldwide.” — Mashable
Amazon Music Unlimited no longer a rumor
Amazon has launched an on-demand music streaming service. Its features, which include a collection of “tens of millions” of songs and recommendations for new music. However, it also includes integration with Amazon’s Echo devices and Alexa voice assistant. The service is set to cost $3.99 per month for Echo device owners and $7.99 per month, for Amazon Prime members. Those without either can pay $9.99 per month. — Verge
Toca TV launches streaming service for kids
Hugely popular kids app maker Toca Boca are moving into the video streaming game. The company is now launching Toca TV, a new $4.99 per month subscription service offering kid-friendly videos, original cartoons and shows, as well as tools that let kids make their own videos with silly effects. — TechCrunch
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