WarnerMedia’s HBO Max saw a slowdown in the rate of growth of direct sign-ups in the June quarter, the second consecutive quarter where “retail” subscriber growth slowed. The service added just 2.4 million “retail” subscribers, down from 2.8 million the previous quarter, taking the total number of people who have signed up directly for HBO Max to 12.1 million. WarnerMedia said 47 million...
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Instagram Launches Chatbots Modeled on MrBeast, Charli D’Amelio
It’s Kalley Huang, reporting from Menlo Park, Calif., where Meta Platforms’ developer conference is taking place in person for the first time since 2019. CEO Mark Zuckerberg, on a stage set up in the middle of Meta’s campus, unveiled a suite of generative artificial intelligence products, several directed at creators.The most interesting are 28 chatbots, many modeled on celebrities and...
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