Julia Sachs

Julia Sachs is an Editor-at-Large at Grit Daily. She covers tech, entrepreneurship and entertainment news and is based in Park City, Utah.

Disney+ Will Not Be Compatible With Amazon Products, Among Others

Disney is gearing up to launch one of the most widely anticipated streaming platforms of all time. The launch of Disney+ will come in November after nearly a year of anticipation from fans of the Disney brands, which now includes the many brands under the Fox name. However, the entertainment giant announced today that there will only be a select number of devices that are compatible with the Disney+ streaming service. Amazon products—including the Amazon Fire TV stick—is not among the list of...

Festivals Quickly Remove Die Antwoord From Lineups Over Alleged Hate Crime

The controversial South African rap/techno group Die Antwoord has been removed from a number of music festival lineups after a 2012 video of the rap duo allegedly executing a hate crime surfaced recently. The video, which was apparently shot in 2012, shows the group harassing an openly gay musician named Andy Butler that had been performing at a festival that Die Antwoord also made an appearance at. Social media has been quick to “cancel” the group, while others have used the...

Facebook Is Launching Cafe’s To Teach Its Users About Privacy Settings

Do you take a heavy dose of reality with your coffee? No? Facebook’s latest foray into teaching its users about how to handle their privacy settings involves opening pop-up cafe’s around the United Kingdom. The cafe’s, which function as both coffee spots and places where users can learn more about the ins and outs of Facebook, function as a way to attempt to regain consumer trust after the Cambridge Analytica scandal nearly destroyed Facebook in the eyes of the consumer. The...

Das Energi Day 2 Brings Festival Weekend To A Close

Friday night’s successful first night at Das Energi Festival, which took place on the shores of the Great Salt Lake at the Great Saltair concert venue near Salt Lake City, showed that the event could prevail despite the major setbacks presented in 2018’s event. Things like weather, overcrowding, and safety risks presented themselves all at once as the festival brought itself further into the limelight in 2018. Nevertheless, its production company—V2 Presents—assured that the...

5 Alien-Themed Places Near Area 51

When a joke Facebook event called “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All Of Us” went viral earlier this summer, thousands began booking trips to the remote Nevada location for the late-September gathering. The event, which will allegedly take place on September 20, has garnered over 2 million attendees on Facebook and created a viral meme sensation over the last two months. In Las Vegas and the surrounding areas, hotels and flights are filling up fast for the weekend, and an...

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