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As expected, Punisher, Jessica Jones axed by Netflix

Though it’s not exactly unexpected, it’s nonetheless still a pity — Netflix has officially canned its last two Marvel offerings. Both The Punisher and Jessica Jones are no more, joining Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders on the list of toys Disney wants to keep for itself. Speaking to The Verge, a Netflix spokesperson said “Marvel’s The Punisher will not ret...[Read More]

Share your favourite Netflix shows on Instagram Stories

Netflix has launched a new feature that allows people to share their favourite shows on Instagram Stories. Now you can share the new season of The Punisher with your followers whether they like unadulterated violence or not. The feature has launched on iOS first, and is already available via the Netflix app. To use it, go to the show you’d like to share with your followers, tap ‘Share’, and choose...[Read More]

No more surprise debits – Mastercard to stop billing after free trials

[UPDATE: According to The Verge, “Mastercard has now clarified that it’s a way more limited solution than the company originally let on. The new policy only applies when you subscribe to physical products that get delivered to your door, like vitamins and snacks, not digital services like Netflix or PlayStation Plus.” Mastercard has updated their original blogpost to clarify that they&...[Read More]

Netflix pricing won’t change in South Africa for now

So, Netflix US is getting more expensive, you say? Well, Netflix users in South Africa won’t see a price hike just yet. A new report by The Guardian mentions that Netflix US is raising monthly subscription prices with between 13% and 18%. The increase comes after Netflix has invested a lot of money they don’t technically have in new content to keep newcomers on the streaming scene at bay. The anno...[Read More]

First South African Netflix Original called Queen Sono planned for 2019

Just a week after Netflix vowed to invest in African content, they’ve announced they’re funding a proudly South African series starring Pearl Thusi called Queen Sono. This will be the first Netflix Original show made in South Africa, by South Africans. For this one they’re collaborating with two stars from local film Catching Feelings, Pearl Thusi and Kagiso Ledge, with Lediga also occupying...[Read More]

We have twenty new Netflix gift card winners right here

You know how this goes — someone gives us something to give away, and we give it away. With (almost) no strings attached. Our latest stringless wonder is a fine set of Netflix gift cards. Twenty of them, to be precise, worth R250 each. And we’re giving each one of them to a different winner, so they can Netflix and whatever for at least a month. Possibly two and a bit, if you’re ...[Read More]

Netflix adds another Marvel show to the cancelled pile – Daredevil is no more

It’s proving to be a tough time for fans of Netflix’s Marvel shows — another series has been axed. Blind lawyer Matt Murdock’s Daredevil has been retired, according to an announcement by the streaming company. The most recent season, Season 3, is officially the series’ last. This makes Daredevil the third Marvel series to be canned in as many months. Iron Fist was kno...[Read More]

Netflix is producing many, many animated features based on Roald Dahl’s books

If there’s one thing that South African kids — and kids the world over — get, it’s the writing of Roald Dahl. This British writer’s books are fantastical and just the right amount of disgusting (Snozzberries!) needed to capture the imagination of the young ‘uns… and the older ‘uns who remember reading the books when they were a lot closer to the grou...[Read More]

The battle to be the Amazon (or Netflix) of transport

High-tech companies and venture capitalists have been striving to break into the transport and mobility market. Between 2016 and 2018, venture capital investment in urban technology surpassed that of many other areas, including pharmaceuticals and artificial intelligence. Almost 70% of this investment was in mobility. There are many players in this space, but the three largest are Alphabet, Uber a...[Read More]

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