The Obamas are headed to Netflix, Fortnite maker dumps $100M into esports prizesToday's major tech headlines include the Obama Netflix deal, Facebook and Qualcomm putting fast Wi-Fi in urban areas and a $100 million Fortnite esport investment.
This is CNET and here are the stories that matter right now. Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama will produce films and TV shows for Netflix, that focus on inspirational stories of people from all walks of life. The multi-year deal includes potential for scripted and unscripted series, documentaries, features, and more. The deal comes as the two parties were reported to be in talks for months. [MUSIC] Facebook and Qualcomm are teaming up to bring ultra fast Wi-Fi to urban areas. The initiative will use Facebook's telegraph technology which uses high frequency radio waves to speed up networks where populations are dense. Expect trials to begin next year. [MUSIC] Finally, according to Venture Beat, Epic Games, makers of the battle royale hit Fortnite, have dropped $100 million in prizes into Fortnite esports tournaments during the 2018, 2019 season. In 2017, the top ten games gave out just over $91 million combined. [MUSIC] Stay up to date with the latest, by downloading the CNet app in the Apple or Google Play Store.