Sam Blake

The founders of Afterparty see themselves as on the forefront of a so-called "Web 3," a reimagined internet that relies less on private intermediaries like Google and Facebook, and enables more direct connections between creators and their fans through the blockchain.

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A new film about a tech titan starring Anthony Hopkins is being released next month, not on Netflix or in theaters but on an NFT platform.

L.A.-based startup Vuele is releasing "Zero Contact," a film featuring Hopkins as a character whose secret invention could either solve mankind's problems or destroy the world.

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Boosted by "Cruella," "Loki" and "Luca," Disney Plus added 12.4 million subscribers between April and June, bringing its total to 116 million. Disney beat Wall Street expectations for revenues and subscribers to its streaming star, and saw its theme parks return to profitability for the first time since the pandemic began, the company reported Thursday.

Disney stock shot up more than 5% in after-hours trading.

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