TechCrunch: Avengers: Endgame becomes the first film to break $1 billion in an opening weekend

In its opening weekend, “Avengers: Endgame” made breaking box office records look like a snap. The last film in what Marvel Studios dubbed phase three of its rollout of characters and plots in an ever-expanding cinematic universe is a box…

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TechCrunch: FT parent Nikkei confirms it has acquired new media startup Deal Street Asia

It’s official: Nikkei, the Japanese media firm that owns the FT, has confirmed that it has acquired Singapore-based new media startup Deal Street Asia. (The Nikkei announcement is buried behind a paywall — make of that what you will!) The…

TechCrunch: After its first attempt botched the landing, SpaceIL commits to second Beresheet lunar mission

The minds behind Israel’s SpaceIL attempted lunar landing convened today to begin planning for a second lunar mission. In an announcement yesterday, the chairman of SpaceIL, Morris Kahn, said that the leaders of the group behind the Beresheet launch would…

TechCrunch: Stock markets suffer their worst Christmas Eve trading day

Twas the last trading day before Christmas, and on the trading floor,Most stocks were falling, and then falling some more,Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin all the banks had called,In hopes that full coffers were still in their vaults. The analysts were…

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

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 their ride into the future of serialization.…