Discovery, home of Shark Week, enters the streaming wars with Discovery Plus

Discovery, home to HGTV, Food Network, and Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week, is entering the streaming space with Discovery Plus.

Discovery Plus will start at $4.99 with an ad-supported tier, along with a $6.99 ad-free option. CNBC first reported the news. The streaming service will launch on January 4th, 2021. The company aims to bring the service to more than 25 countries around the world over the next year. Each subscriber’s account will allow up to five different profiles, and four concurrent streams. The company’s press release does not note if Discovery Plus will offer content in 4K, but notes it will be available on “major platforms, including connected TVs, web, mobile, and tablets” at launch.

As part of the roll out, Discovery is partnering with Verizon to give a number of the telecom company’s 55 million customers a free year of ad-free Discovery Plus. New and existing customers on

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Dubai-based art teacher enters record books for creating &lsquo unique design concept using punctuations’

(MENAFN – Khaleej Times) Veena Devagiri has a knack for turning the most ordinary things into something extraordinary and this has enabled her to enter the India Book of Records for creating ‘unique design concepts using punctuations’.

An art teacher by profession, who is now taking a sabbatical, uses simple techniques with protruding punctuation marks like a simple comma, question marks, brackets and semicolons to create various symmetrical and asymmetrical designs.

These innocuous elements of the English lexicon have rendered a detailed landscape of flora and fauna, delineating a careful assemblage of punctuations onto a canvas.

The work that has set a world record measures 3X2.5 meters on canvas with shades of blue monochrome using acrylic colours.

Veena, who has been an art teacher for the past 19 years, avers her work is a tribute to mother nature. She says, ‘when I created this artwork everyone around me motivated me

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GoodRx Gets Downgraded After Amazon Enters Pharmacy Space

Shares of online prescription comparison platform GoodRx  (GDRX) – Get Report dropped Wednesday following downgrades from J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley. 

The Santa Monica-based company was falling after Amazon  (AMZN) – Get Report announced the launch of rival service Amazon Pharmacy. 

Analysts at Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock to equal-weight from overweight while cutting its price target to $36 from $57 a share. 

Analyst Ricky Goldwasser said that “the crossroads of internet and healthcare just got a little more crowded,” in explaining the firm’s downgrade. 

“What surprised us is the breadth of pharmacy network included in Amazon’s PrimeRx offering. By entering into an exclusive agreement with Express Scripts/Cigna, Amazon is tapping into Express’ pharmacy network to quickly gain scale,” Goldwasser said. 

Meanwhile, analysts at J.P. Morgan downgraded the stock to underweight from neutral while citing the competitive threat from Amazon. 

GoodRX, which debuted in late September,

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