Media and Content Platform News

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Ukraine

More platform players reject Russian aggression, stop sales there

Game publishers such as Epic Games, Ubisoft, Take-Two and Activision-Blizzard are joining the boycott of Russia by pausing the sale of games in the country.

Twitch

Twitch seeks to ban creators that share ‘misinformation’ on the Internet

The move by Amazon.com-owned video streamer Twitch comes as other platform players are also seeking to crackdown on the spread of propaganda and fake news from Russian media outlet...

Platform News: Introducing a group of US-based Influencers on TikTok

TikTok rolls out support for 10-minute videos, challenges YouTube

TikTok, the viral platform that became wildly popular because of its once ubiquitous short-video model, is now allowing a select number of creators to upload videos up to 10-minute...

Platform News: Epic Games, the maker of the Fortnite game

Epic Games continues acquisition spree by acquiring Bandcamp

Epic Games is continuing its habit of buying innovative creator-friendly companies. The US-based video game giant has announced plans to acquire the online music platform Bandcamp.

Facebook is Meta

Facebook owner Meta will block access to Russia’s RT, Sputnik in EU

Meta Platforms Inc, parent company of Facebook, will restrict access to Russian state media outlets RT and Sputnik on its platforms across the European Union, the company’s h...

Netflix Streaming app

Netflix will not add state-run channels to Russian service

Netflix Inc has said that in the current circumstances it has no plans to add state-run channels to its Russian service, despite a regulation that would require the streaming servi...

Platform News: TikTok office building in the US

Russia tells TikTok not to recommend military content to minors

Russia’s communications regulator has demanded TikTok stop including military-related content in recommended posts for minors, in an announcement shared in its official Teleg...

Meta Platforms - Facebook

Meta says Ukraine’s military, politicians targeted in hacking campaign

Meta has said a hacking group used Facebook to target a handful of public figures in Ukraine, including prominent military officials, politicians and a journalist, amid Russia̵...

Platform News: EU European Commission antitrust regulators

Vestager says tech giants may prefer EU fines to compliance, cites Apple

Some US tech giants may prefer to pay a fine rather than comply with antitrust rules, the European Union’s antitrust chief said, and cited Apple’s fight with the Nether...

Chinese Flag

Fresh fears over Beijing regulatory crackdown drive China tech rout

Investor worries over the potential for a fresh wave of regulatory crackdowns by Beijing set off steep drops in Chinese tech shares.

Platform News: Big Tech

Users should be allowed to sue US tech giants under EU rules, civil groups say

Individual users should be allowed to take US tech giants to court for breaching landmark EU rules aimed at curbing their power, Privacy International, pan-European consumer group ...

Facebook is Meta

Facebook launches Reels globally, betting on ‘fastest growing’ format

Facebook is launching its short video feature Reels to more than 150 countries, its owner Meta Platforms has said, in a move to expand its fastest growing content format.

Platform News: Cloud Computing giant AWS Amazon

Analysis: Amazon defies break-up wave sweeping conglomerates

Amazon.com Inc has become the poster child of technology giants bucking the trend of major conglomerates breaking up, thanks to bright growth prospects shielding it from pressure t...

Platform News: Spotify music streaming app based out of Sweden

Spotify’s Joe Rogan saga spotlights podcast moderation challenges

At an ad industry conference in New York this month, one of the key architects of Spotify’s podcasting strategy outlined what she saw as the biggest challenge facing platform...

Growth stocks led by tech

Growth stocks still not cheap, cautions JPMorgan

Tech-dominated “growth” stocks are still not cheap despite some sharp falls over the last six months, analysts at US investment bank JPMorgan has cautioned.