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Mystery Brand responds to scam, gambling accusations after YouTube controversy

Now, Tim Perk, a representative for the company, is addressing a number of complaints. Perk told The Verge via email that the company doesn’t own some of the prizes offered on the site, including a mansion listed for $250 million or expensive luxury cars. The house in question is a Beverly Hills residence listed on Zillow for $188 million. Top-of-the-line Lamborghini and Ferrari models also appear on Mystery Brand’s website. – Julia Alexander, The Verge http://bit.ly/2Tpwzrc
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Disney+ won’t debut any Star Wars movies for streaming

[CEO Bob] Iger also said he doesn’t know how much subscribing to the service will cost. “We haven’t even decided what we’re going to charge for it,” he said. Iger previously said that Disney’s streaming service will be priced below rival Netflix’s monthly rate, which is $11 a month for a standard plan in the US. – Joan E. Solsman, CNET https://cnet.co/2LPqSjV

Luxury loot box sponsorships are tearing YouTube apart

YouTube’s policy allows for responsible gambling ads, with restrictions and protections for those watching, but the site doesn’t consider Mystery Brands or loot box-style games as gambling. Essentially, Paul’s and Le’s videos exist in a very specific gray area. YouTube’s policies do state that creators can not promote spam, deceptive practices, or scams, even through partnerships. – Julia Alexander, The Verge http://bit.ly/2F56IB4

Netflix pleads with people to stop doing the ‘Bird Box’ challenge

One viral meme shows a blindfolded family paddling away in their bathtub. Another shows a family running through their living room and one managing to hit the wall instead. There are numerous videos of random people walking blindfolded in cities like New York because sure, why not. One person put a hat over his head while driving. – Kirsten Korosec, TechCrunch https://tcrn.ch/2Tq14NP
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