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: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

US senator wants to ban ‘Big Tech’ from buying anything ever again

GOP Senator Josh Hawley, who has been a staunch critic of Big Tech over the past few years has introduced a bill that would ban all mergers and acquisitions by any company with a m...

China IPO's

Chinese tech start-ups pull IPO plans as Beijing tightens scrutiny

A growing number of Chinese tech start-ups are cancelling plans to list on Nasdaq-style markets at home with some eyeing Hong Kong share sales instead, as regulators tighten scruti...

Alibaba Office Building

China’s antitrust regulator bulking up as crackdown on behemoths widens

China’s competition watchdog is adding staff and other resources as it ramps up efforts to crack down on anti-competitive behaviour, especially among the country’s powe...

Video streaming: Perform and DAZN

Sports streaming service DAZN weighs IPO to drive fresh growth

DAZN, the online sports broadcaster which this year snatched the rights to screen Italy’s top-flight soccer league from Sky, is considering the possibility of going public as...

Platform News: Zoom communications logo

Russian lawmaker floats idea of Zoom ban after it halts sales to state institutions

A lawmaker from Russia’s ruling party floated the idea of banning Zoom after the video conferencing company reportedly told its distributors to stop selling subscriptions to ...

Platform News: Twitch app

Twitch will ban users for ‘severe misconduct’ that occurs away from the platform

Twitch will ban users for offenses such as hate-group membership or credible threats of mass violence that occur entirely away from the site, in a new approach to moderating the pl...

Audio Streaming app, Clubhouse

Viral audio app Clubhouse floats payments feature for creators

The fast-growth, invite-only audio-chat app Clubhouse has said it will launch a monetization feature for its creators on the platform and that it will not receive any payment from ...

Platform News: Google

US Supreme Court backs Google over Oracle in copyright case

The US Supreme Court handed Google a major victory, ruling that its use of Oracle’s software code to build the Android operating system that runs most of the world’s sm...

Platform Industry: ByteDance China company building

ByteDance says India’s freeze on bank accounts is harassment

ByteDance has told an Indian court that a government freeze on its bank accounts in a probe of possible tax evasion amounts to harassment and was done illegally, according to a fil...

Platform News: viral TikTok video streaming app

Pakistan court lifts ban on social media app TikTok

A high court in Pakistan said the country’s telecommunications authority can lift a block on social media app TikTok, after government officials said the company was working ...

Platform Industry News: TikTok smartphone app video streaming

ByteDance says it is ‘bleeding’ due to India bank account freeze

An Indian court has granted no relief to the developer of TikTok in a case where the company challenged the local tax authority’s decision to block its Indian bank accounts, ...

Platform News: Search engine Google's New York office

Google: ‘not up to us’ to dictate how news companies spend its $1 billion

Google has reached licensing deals with over 600 news outlets around the world and is seeing a “huge increase” in users requesting more content from specific publicatio...

Platform Industry: ByteDance China company building

India blocks bank accounts of ByteDance, company mounts challenge

Indian authorities have blocked at least two of ByteDance’s bank accounts for alleged tax evasion, prompting it to ask a court to quash the directive that it fears will hit i...

Platform News: Facebook

Venezuela calls Facebook suspension of Maduro ‘digital totalitarianism’

Venezuela’s government has accused Facebook Inc of “digital totalitarianism” after it froze President Nicolas Maduro’s page for 30 days for violating its po...