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.

Buzzfeed

BuzzFeed acquires news website HuffPost from Verizon Media

BuzzFeed on Thursday purchased news site HuffPost from Verizon Communications at the latest sign of consolidation in the online media world.

Ted Cruz

‘More power than traditional media’: Facebook and Twitter policies attacked

Republican senators have attacked the executives of both Facebook and Twitter for what they called censorship of both President Trump and his allies during the US election while De...

Twitter

Twitter launches disappearing ‘fleets’ worldwide

Twitter has launched tweets that disappear after 24 hours, like the stories attribute that is a favourite on Snapchat and photo-sharing app Instagram.

YouTube

YouTube to add link on COVID-19 vaccines to combat misinformation

YouTube has said that it is adding a hyperlink to provide details about the development of COVID-19 vaccines into the coronavirus panel on its site, expanding its attempts to fight...

WhatsApp

Brazil launches ‘Pix’ instant payments system, Whatsapp to enter ‘soon’

Brazil’s central bank on Monday launched an instantaneous payments platform which will speed up and simplify trades, as well as cultivate financial sector competition and lur...

Apple

Privacy activist files complaints against Apple’s tracking tool

A group led by privacy activist Max Schrems has filed complaints with German and Spanish data protection authorities over Apple’s internet tracking tool, alleging that it all...

European Commission

EU Industry chief: Tech groups services could face bans if they breach rules

Tech firms’ services could be banned from the European market if they do not heed EU regulation, Europe’s industry chief Thierry Breton told German weekly Welt am Sonnt...

Google

Google at odds with US over protective order for firms tied to lawsuit

Google along with the US Justice Department have failed to reach agreement on a protective arrangement for third parties such as Microsoft that supplied information to the authorit...

Streaming

India to regulate streaming services and online content

India’s federal government will regulate content on video streaming programs, including global services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Walt Disney’s Hotstar, a...

TikTok US

ByteDance challenges Trump’s TikTok divestiture order

ByteDance, the Chinese parent company of video-sharing app TikTok, filed a request late on Tuesday with a U.S. Appeals Court challenging a Trump government order set to take effect...

Streaming

COVID-19 vaccine hope dampens prospects for stay-at-home darlings

The surge in stocks of Netflix , Zoom and other of this year’s stay-at-home company winners has been brought to a sudden halt by promising vaccine data suggesting a possible ...

European Union

What’s going on: EU regulators versus top tech

EU regulators have charged Amazon with distorting competition in online retail and opened a second investigation into its business practices, as antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager ...

Spotify

Spotify to buy ad tech firm Megaphone to monetize podcasts

Sweden-based Spotify Technology SA has agreed to buy podcast advertising and publishing platform Megaphone, the latest in a set of a deals to improve its podcast platform.

Amazon

Amazon Prime makes live sports foray in India with cricket rights

Amazon.com’s Prime Video has stated that it has acquired the rights for broadcasting New Zealand Cricket games in India, marking the streaming agency’s first foray into...