Tech News Weekly

Apr 21st 2022

Tech News Weekly 231

CNN+ Is Shutting Down

Emotion AI, Netflix, CNN+ Closure, BeReal
Records every Thursday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.
Category: News

Sales software and video-conferencing applications turn to computer vision for more insight into impact. Netflix is facing a stock drop after it announced plans to tackle poor subscription rates. Just a few weeks after its launch, CNN+ is reportedly shutting down. “BeReal.” is a new social media platform that encourages authenticity.

First, Kate Kaye of Protocol stops by to discuss emotion A.I. and sentiment analysis. The two technologies are often conflated, but Kaye argues the two are distinct.

Then, The Washington Post's Alyssa Rosenberg provides some clarity on Netflix's dip in subscribers. The media streaming company may look to an ad-supported tier to help prop up its losses.

Then, following up on his story from last week, Mikah shares the latest news regarding CNN+. According to Axios, the premium subscription service will shut down at the end of the month.

Lastly, Jason shares his thoughts on the latest social media network to capture some cultural attention — “BeReal.” aims to encourage its users to share candid, unguarded, realistic shots of their daily goings-on.

Download or subscribe to this show at

Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at