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Disney+ already has 50 million paying subscribers

That’s a lot of people waiting for ‘The Mandalorian’ season two.

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Disney’s streaming service has only been around for five months and despite a lack of hit original content, it’s already amassed an impressive number of paying subscribers. On Wednesday afternoon, the company announced it’s up to 50 million, 21 million more than the last numbers it reported, two months ago. That’s also well ahead of the pace it pitched to investors, which projected between 60 to 90 million customers in 2024.

How’d it get there so fast? The relatively low price helps, along with bundle deals in the US and the addition of eight million subscribers in India, where it’s offered along with the existing Hotstar service.

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Foxconn’s contentious Wisconsin plant will be used to make ventilators

The Taiwanese company has partnered with healthcare company Medtronic.

Foxconn’s dubious Wisconsin factory — the subject of billions of dollars of tax subsidy scrutiny — will produce ventilators to aid in COVID-19 treatment in the US. The company, best known for assembling Apple’s iPhones at factories in China, has entered into a partnership with healthcare firm Medtronic for the project, which will see ventilators produced “as soon as possible,” according to a statement provided to Reuters.

The factory was first announced back in 2017 and has been the focus of controversy ever since. While its arrival promised new job opportunities for the state and was initially earmarked for use as an LCD factory, plans have repeatedly changed. Those ample job opportunities never materialized. Meanwhile, the plant has picked up more than $4.5 billion in government incentives.

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Huawei made a credit card

Anything Apple can do…

Huawei boss, Richard Yu, unveiled the Huawei Card during the company’s Chinese P40 launch event yesterday, and to the shock of none, it borrows a lot of the Apple Card’s best features. Yes, it’s both a physical and virtual card, and there are some benefits to signing up. After spending a certain amount of money, users can get lounge access at train stations and airports.

There’s no first-year annual fee, and the company will waive the second-year fee for those who spend a certain amount through Huawei Pay.

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But wait, there’s more…

Microsoft set to push Windows 10X and Surface Neo releases back until 2021

What Twitter’s weird ‘data-sharing’ notification really means

LG teases curved edges and ‘Raindrop’ camera for its next phone

Amazon extends return window amid coronavirus pandemic

One lab’s quest to test for COVID-19

Netflix’s ‘Space Force’ spoof starring Steve Carell arrives on May 29th

How the COVID-19 shutdown is making weather prediction more difficult

HBO will cut off streaming to older Apple TV models soon

Instacart hopes to expedite deliveries with ‘first available shopper’ option

Ableton Live is on sale for $69 until May 20th

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