Media and Content Platform News

From streaming video platforms, through to content management, our latest news and analysis articles covering media and content platform businesses.

Platform News: European Union flags

Sources: Apple faces European Union antitrust charge on Spotify complaint

Apple could face an EU antitrust charge sheet in the coming weeks following a 2019 complaint by music streaming service Spotify, two people familiar with the matter said.

Platform Industry: Modi PM of India

Indian Supreme Court says favours controls on video streaming services

India’s top court has said it favoured a screening mechanism for online video streaming services, dominated in the country by Amazon and Netflix and which currently are aired...

Platform News: Google search engine

How brands will target ads to you after the death of browser cookies

Next year, Google plans to phase out technology in its Chrome browser that lets other companies track users’ web browsing. But that does not mean you will see irrelevant ads,...

Platform News: Zoom communications logo

Zoom recovers from outage, says issues were due to local internet glitch

Zoom has said it had recovered from an outage where some users were unable to join meetings on the video-conferencing platform.

Platform News: Amazon building

Amazon issues rare apology in India after complaints that series hurt Hindu beliefs

Amazon Prime Video streaming service has issued a rare apology to its Indian viewers for some scenes in its original political drama series “Tandav”, which allegedly of...

Facebook

Facebook signs up partners for German news product, but Springer baulks

Facebook signed up a string of German media partners to provide content for a local news product, but the publisher of the country’s best-selling newspaper said it would not ...

South Korea, Japan, Manga Publishing

South Korean tech firms shake up Japan’s storied manga industry

Two South Korean platforms are borrowing from mobile gaming to shake up – and dominate – Japan’s manga industry, a plot twist that has expanded the comics’ ...

Platform Industry News: Facebook India

India tightens regulatory grip on Facebook and WhatsApp with new rules

India has announced new rules to regulate content on social media, making the likes of Facebook, WhatsApp and others more accountable to legal requests for removal of posts and sha...

Facebook and Google versus Australia

Facebook signs letter of intent with three Australian media firms

Facebook has said it had signed letters of intent with three Australian media firms, a day after the country’s Parliament passed a law forcing it to pay media companies for u...

Platform News: Wix

Wix.com hits 200 million user milestone, says will continue to invest

Wix.com, which helps small businesses build and operate websites, has said it had reached 200 million users globally after adding by more than 31 million users in 2020.

Platform News: Reddit is a mainstay of group-based social media

Reddit recovers from outage amid heavy trading in GameStop

Reddit recovered from an hour-long outage that affected thousands of users on Wednesday afternoon as volatility returned to stocks that were previously at the center of a slugfest ...

Facebook and Google versus Australia

Aussie lawmakers expected to pass amendments to Facebook and Google law

Australian lawmakers are expected to approve amendments to legislation to force Google and Facebook to pay media companies for news content, despite opposition from some minor poli...

Platform News: Google

French antitrust investigators say Google breached its orders on talks with publishers

French antitrust investigators have accused Google of failing to comply with the state competition authority’s orders on how to conduct negotiations with news publishers over...

Platform News: Spotify music streaming app based out of Sweden

Spotify to launch in 85 new markets, reach more than a billion listeners

Spotify has said it would nearly double its market presence by launching in 85 new markets in the next few days, making the music streaming service available to more than a billion...