Original Content podcast: Dragons love symbolism, and other lessons from the ‘Game of Thrones’ finale

This post and podcast include spoilers for “Game of Thrones.” Remember how it felt six weeks ago, right before “Game of Thrones” returned for its final season? The excitement? The anticipation? That was so, so long ago. Darrell Etherington, the original co-host of the Original Content podcast, joins us once again to wrap up our […]

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Rotten Tomatoes will start verifying ticket purchases for audience reviews

Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes is taking additional steps to confirm that audience members actually see a movie before leaving a rating or review. The site’s Audience Scores — which are distinct from the Tomatometer, which is based on professional reviews — have become a target for supposed fans looking to voice their discontent around big […]

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Sarah Connor returns in the teaser trailer for ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’

Oh boy, there’s another Terminator movie on its way. I haven’t watched any of the franchise’s big-screen installments since “Terminator 2” — not “Rise of the Machines,” “Salvation” or the hilariously-named “Genisys.” But I remember the hype cycle around the latter films, with the excitement that maybe this time we’d see a return to the […]

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Daily Crunch: Instagram influencer contact info exposed

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Millions of Instagram influencers had their private contact data scraped and exposed A massive database containing contact information for millions of […]

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