Media and Content Platform News

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Digital Advertising: Outbrain

Digital ad platform Outbrain valued at more than $1 billion in Nasdaq debut

Shares of Outbrain Inc opened flat in their Nasdaq debut last week, giving the web recommendation platform a market capitalization of nearly $1.1 billion.

Audio Streaming app, Clubhouse

Social audio app Clubhouse is no longer invite-only

Live audio app Clubhouse has removed its invite system so that anyone can join the platform, it has announced.

Platform Industry: Netflix streaming service

Wall Street: Netflix’s gaming foray will cost time and money

Wall Street analysts have welcomed Netflix’s planned plunge into mobile gaming, calling it a sensible move to keep users’ eyes on screens while worrying it would take s...

Facebook's Instagram

Instagram to let users control how much sensitive content they see

Facebook Inc’s photo-sharing app Instagram will give users control over how much sensitive content they will see under its “Explore” tab, the company has said.

Platform News: President Joe Biden talking about technology on the campaign trail

Pressure on Big Tech builds as Biden picks another critic for Justice post

Joe Biden nominated lawyer and Google critic Jonathan Kanter as the Justice Department’s antitrust chief in the latest sign the White House is determined to rein in the world...

Netflix Streaming app

Netflix details video game push as it forecasts weak growth

Netflix Inc said it would make a deeper dive into video games as the movie and TV streaming service projected weak subscriber growth amid growing competition and the lifting of pan...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

EU court to rule on Google’s $2.8 billion EU antitrust fine on November 10

Europe’s second-top court will rule on Google’s challenge against a 2.4 billion euro (approximately $2.8 billion) EU antitrust fine on Nov. 10, the first of a trio of c...

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos’ journey from suburban garage to edge of space

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, is set to launch into space aboard his company Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket, just nine days after rival Richard Branson became the ...

Platform News: Zoom communications logo

Zoom to buy cloud-based call center operator Five9 in $15 billion deal

Zoom has announced a $14.7 billion all-stock deal to buy cloud-based call center operator Five9 Inc in its largest-ever acquisition, as competition intensifies in its core videocon...

Platform News: Dreamers

US tech companies disappointed with DACA ruling, urge Congress to act

Some US tech companies expressed disappointment with a ruling by a federal judge that blocked new applications to a program that protects immigrants who were brought to the United ...

Platform news: TikTok app based in China, US politics

US appeals courts dismiss government’s appeals of TikTok rulings

Two US appeals courts dismissed the Justice’s Department’s legal challenges to court rulings that barred a Trump-era effort to ban new downloads of Chinese-owned video-...

Comcast

Comcast says ad rates for fall TV up double-digit percentage from last year

Comcast has said advertising rates and the volume of ad inventory it sold for the fall television season rose by double-digit percentages from the same period last year, as the par...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter sees jump in govt demands to remove editorial content

Twitter Inc a surge in government demands worldwide in 2020 to take down content posted by journalists and news outlets, according to data released by the struggling social media p...

Lina Khan FTC

Facebook seeks US FTC Chair Lina Khan’s recusal in antitrust case

Facebook has asked for the recusal of Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan from the FTC’s antitrust case against the company, a step that could imperil the agency’s...