How Disney Plus is winning by ripping up the streaming playbook

 
 
Good morning! You already know that there’s a wealth of streaming entertainment to be found on the internet. What’s less obvious: Much of it is free. Jared Newman rounded up 26 great services, offering something for everybody at the best price of all. He also takes a look at Plex, a long-running service that’s branching out beyond its hobbyist roots in hopes of reaching a much larger audience of online watchers who could use a hand figuring out what to check out next. Lastly, Nicole Laporte explains why one of the hottest streaming services of them all—Disney Plus—has grown so fast.

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26 great free streaming services for cord cutters

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Streaming
Plex wants to go mainstream by fixing streaming TV’s biggest annoyance

There are too many streaming services to manage, and Plex is still attempting to tame them. Now it’s raised more money to help that effort. Read more.

 
streaming
How Disney Plus is winning by ripping up the streaming playbook

How Disney’s streaming service is outmaneuvering Netflix, Amazon, HBO Max, and everyone else by subverting what had been the new way of doing business. Read more.

 
 
 
 
Inside the Autodesk labs testing the future of construction, from drones to holograms

Autodesk has created a residency program for companies using new technology to solve problems in design and construction. Cue the flying robots. Read more.

 
career evolution
How (and when) to explain a pandemic-related gap on your résumé

Whether you were laid off, or had to take on additional caregiving duties, there’s a way to turn your hiatus into a selling point. Read more.

 
tech
‘Pokémon Go’ turns five: Why AR’s defining game is bigger than ever

As Niantic’s game marks its fifth anniversary, the company is keeping it popular—and working on the next generation of AR play. Read more.

 
world changing ideas
Why global herd immunity is out of reach: 99% of people in poor countries are unvaccinated

Countries representing just one-seventh of the world’s population had reserved more than half of all vaccines available by June 2021. Read more.

 
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The best work–life bags of 2021

Bag designers want to accommodate your new, post-pandemic lifestyle. Here are my six favorites. Read more.

 
 
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Is unlimited vacation as great as it sounds?
In this episode of The New Way We Work, we discuss the controversial topic of unlimited vacation. The idea that employees can choose how much vacation they take has inspired passionate opinions on what’s appropriate for workers to expect, what a company hopes for in offering something so allusive, and how it plays out differently in practice than in theory.
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