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Square finds its Sarah Friar replacement with new CFO Amrita Ahuja – TechCrunch

Square finds its Sarah Friar replacement with new CFO Amrita Ahuja – TechCrunch Founder and chief executive Jack Dorsey says Square has poached Amrita Ahuja from Blizzard Entertainment, a division of the gaming company Activision Blizzard, to lead finance at the merchant services and mobile payments company. Ahuja will join …

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Still a year away from launch, Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi keeps adding talent – TechCrunch

Still a year away from launch, Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi keeps adding talent – TechCrunch Video won’t start rolling on Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s new bite-sized streaming service with the billion dollar backing until the end of 2019, but talent keeps signing up to come along for …

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Comcast outbids Fox in $40B battle for Sky – TechCrunch

Comcast outbids Fox in $40B battle for Sky – TechCrunch Comcast has outbid Twenty-First Cenutry Fox for the UK’s Sky, a final step in what’s been a years-long takeover battle between the two media conglomerates. Comcast’s final offer gives Sky a roughly $40 billion price tag. Both companies upped their …

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Hollywood gets its own open source foundation – TechCrunch

Hollywood gets its own open source foundation – TechCrunch Open source is everywhere now, so maybe it’s no surprise that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (yes, the organization behind the Oscars) today announced that it has partnered with the Linux Foundation to launch the Academy Software Foundation, …

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‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ director Peyton Reed on following ‘Infinity War’ – TechCrunch

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ director Peyton Reed on following ‘Infinity War’ – TechCrunch If you watch Ant-Man and the Wasp hoping for clues to the aftermath of Avengers: Infinity War, you’ll probably be disappointed: Although the just-released film coming out a few months after Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp actually …

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Disney Imagineering has created autonomous robot stunt doubles – TechCrunch

Disney Imagineering has created autonomous robot stunt doubles – TechCrunch For over 50 years, Disneyland and its sister parks have been a showcase for increasingly technically proficient versions of its “animatronic” characters. First pneumatic and hydraulic and more recently fully electronic — these figures create a feeling of life and …

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Infinity War’ is an overstuffed adventure with a terrific villain – TechCrunch

Infinity War’ is an overstuffed adventure with a terrific villain – TechCrunch Seriously, Thanos is the best part of the movie When I saw the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, I was really excited and really worried. Excited because holy crap, there were so many characters. Iron Man! Captain …

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