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Quibi is launching on April 6th with 50 shows
There's been a lot of hype around Quibi, the upcoming streaming platform designed for your phone, and we finally have some concrete launch details. Quibi will be available on April 6th. It will launch with 50 shows, and release 175 shows in its first year. Quibi will share content in short clips, 10 minutes or less. Those 175 shows will be released in 8,500 "quick bites," and they'll be divided into three categories. Movies in Chapters will share long stories told in seven- to 10-minute segments. Unscripted and Docs will offer short, episodic shows, and Daily Essentials will give viewers five-minute news, entertainment and inspiration clips.
Facebook is taking new steps to encourage its billions of users to take social distancing seriously amid the coronavirus pandemic. The social network will start placing a coronavirus "information center" at the top of users' News Feeds, Mark Zuckerberg announced.
The messages will begin appearing in users' News Feeds in the next 24 hours in the US, UK, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, and be available in more countries and languages over time.
Like similar efforts the company has undertaken, the messages will provide users with accurate and up-to-date news about coronavirus in an effort to reduce misinformation. But in addition to sources like the CDC and World Health Organization, Zuckerberg said it will also include Facebook posts from local officials and celebrities encouraging users to cooperate with social distancing efforts.
Reese Witherspoon Says She Was 'Assaulted' As a Child Actress
The actress gets candid about what she went through when she started her career.The actress covers Vanity Fair's April issue, on newsstands March 24, where she reflects on being "assaulted" and "harassed" as a child working in an adult world.
"We're designing it to be very adaptive so that on a day-to-day basis the messages ... vary from location to location," Zuckerberg said during a call with reporters announcing the update. He noted that while many people are aware of the threat posed by coronavirus, "a lot of what needs to happen is people need to be convinced" to take social distancing seriously.
The information center will also offer statistics tracking confirmed COVID-19 diagnoses, and include information on school closures, according to screenshots of the feature. Another section, titled "Why You Should Stay Home," links to articles about the importance of social distancing amid the pandemic.
The information center is the latest, and perhaps most aggressive, step Facebook has taken in the wake of the pandemic. The social network also created a news hub aimed, given to the WHO and other organizations, and taken fact checking to beat back coronavirus hoaxes.
Queen Elizabeth: She loses one of her most important palace employees .
© Getty Images Queen Elizabeth For Queen Elizabeth, the next bad news after the Megxit: The court's official quits his job. Queen Elizabeth , 93, loses one of her closest confidants and employees. Lord Peel, who has been Lord Chamberlain since October 2006, will retire at the end of 2020, as the London Court rapporteur said, referring to the palace today (March 6).