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Tinder is the highest-earning non-gaming app

The dating app grossed $260.7 million from Google Play Store and Apple App Store, while Netflix revenues dropped 15 percent since last quarter to reach $216.3 million, app intelligence firm Sensor Tower revealed in a study. Tinder, meanwhile, grew its quarter-on-quarter revenues by a healthy 42 percent.

Schindler's List : A must watch movie on Netflix

Schindler's List is a 1993 American epic historical period drama film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg and written by Steven Zaillian. It is based on the novel Schindler's Ark by Australian novelist Thomas Keneally. The film follows Oskar Schindler, a Sudeten German businessman, who saved the lives of more than a thousand mostly Polish-Jewish refugees from the Holocaust by employing them in his factories during World War II. It stars Liam Neeson as Schindler, Ralph Fiennes as SS officer Amon Göth, and Ben Kingsley as Schindler's Jewish accountant Itzhak Stern.Ideas for a film about the Schindlerjuden (Schindler Jews) were proposed as early as 1963. Poldek Pfefferberg, one of the Schindlerjuden, made it his life's mission to tell the story of Schindler. Spielberg became interested in the story when executive Sidney Sheinberg sent him a book review of Schindler's Ark. Universal Pictures bought the rights to the novel, but Spielberg, unsure if he was ready to make a film about the Holocaust, tried to pass the project to several other directors before finally deciding to direct the film himself.

Will self-censorship help Netflix and Hotstar prevent potential government regulation?

India’s video-streaming services have drafted a code to censor content on their platforms. Reuters reports that OTT players Netflix, Hotstar and others will prohibit content that shows a child “engaged in real or simulated sexual activities”, content that's disrespectful of the national flag or seen to be encouraging terrorism, and content that intends to outrage the religious sentiments of any community. The move comes in the backdrop of streaming companies facing lawsuits over obscenity. Amazon Prime already censors Hindi movies on its platform.
According to many intellects,   self policing  online streaming companies is not a good idea. It is responsibility to be superseded by Govt if found bypassing in any case with exorbitantly huge penalty to ensure the latter does not default. Only then there will be sensible work done by the people responsible behind the online streaming environment right from the lowest to the highest designation.

Netflix may soon introduce cheaper plans in India.

Netflix may soon introduce cheaper plans in India. Chief product officer Greg Peters said in an earnings call the company will try other pricing models by offering plans below the “current lowest tier” as it looks to accelerate subscriber additions. The over-the-top media platform may also add shows in languages other than English and Hindi, CEO Reed Hastings said. Netflix is currently the most expensive streaming service in India, with its cheapest plan starting at ₹500 a month. That’s half the annual fee charged by rivals Amazon Prime and Hotstar. Eight in 10 Indian users share their OTT accounts with others, a recent survey found.