Ms. Marvel: Iman Vellani Cast in the Lead as Kamala Khan for Disney+ Hotstar Series

Ms. Marvel has been found. Disney and Marvel Studios have cast 18-year-old newcomer Iman Vellani to play the lead in the eponymous Disney+ Marvel series, which will air on Disney+ Hotstar in India. Vellani will make her Hollywood debut in playing Ms. Marvel / Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teenager from New Jersey. That makes her the first Muslim superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After debuting in Ms. Marvel, Vellani is expected to appear in future MCU movies as well.

Deadline first brought word of Vellani’s casting as Ms. Marvel, which the 18-year-old Canadian confirmed on her newly-created

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Vivo V20 Series Confirmed to Launch in India Soon, to Be Offered via Flipkart

Vivo V20 series of smartphones has officially been confirmed by the company to launch in India. The company’s India Twitter handle has posted a short teaser video, hinting at the phones’ imminent launch in the country. A promotional page for the Vivo V20 was also spotted on the Flipkart app, hinting at its availability on the e-commerce platform soon. It was earlier reported that the Vivo V20 series is expected to be launched in the country on October 12. The Vivo V20 series comprises three models – Vivo V20, Vivo V20 SE, and Vivo V20 Pro. The Vivo V20 SE

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Elon Musk Plans IPO for SpaceX’s Starlink Business

Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk plans to list SpaceX’s space internet venture, Starlink, several years in the future when revenue growth is smooth and predictable.

“Public market does *not* like erratic cash flow haha,” the billionaire entrepreneur tweeted on Monday.

Musk said last

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Spotify Partners With Chernin Entertainment to Adapt Podcasts for Movies, TV Shows

Spotify has joined hands with Chernin Entertainment to develop TV and movie pitches based on Spotify-exclusive and original podcasts.

“Spotify has one of the largest libraries of unattached IP that exists in the world today–and that library is being added to daily,” Chernin Entertainment Chairman and CEO Peter Chernin said in an official statement.

“This treasure trove of content plus the acceleration of new voices and stories provides an enormous opportunity to transform these addictive stories and IP into content for the screen,” he added.

The partnership will include access to more than 250 Spotify originals from around the

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iPhone 12 mini Could Be a Part of 2020 iPhone Family, Rumours Suggest

While Apple is busy preparing for the 2020 iPhone family, the rumour mill has now suggested that the smallest in the new series would be called none other than the iPhone 12 mini. This could be the fourth model in the iPhone 12 range that is likely to debut as soon as next month. The iPhone 12 mini title makes some sense if we look at Apple’s product line that includes the iPad mini and Mac mini; there was also an iPod mini in the past. The Cupertino company has so far avoided the “mini” moniker for its iPhone series,

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Facebook Critics Launch Rival Oversight Board

Critics of Facebook, including the organisers of an advertising boycott against the company, on Friday launched their own oversight board to review the company’s content moderation practices.

The launch comes a day after Facebook’s officially-mandated Oversight Board said it would start work in mid-late October, nearly a year behind schedule.

The new group, which bills itself as the “Real Facebook Oversight Board,” counts among its initial members the heads of three US civil rights groups, the former president of Estonia and the former head of election integrity at Facebook.

The delay of the launch of the official Facebook-funded board

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