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Two US Big Tech antitrust bills backed by publisher trade group

A group representing publishers such as News Corp and National Public Radio wrote to leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee to back two bills targeting Big Tech, including one t...

Platform News: Disney+ streaming service

Disney names executive to oversee metaverse strategy

The Walt Disney Co has appointed an executive to oversee its metaverse strategy, according to an email Disney Chief Executive Bob Chapek sent to staff Tuesday and seen by journalis...

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ViacomCBS’s Paramount+ ‘thinks local’ to go global with streaming

When the reality series “The Challenge: War of the Worlds” launches on four continents in June, ViacomCBS Inc aims to test a key component of its streaming strategy – using l...

Only Fans

OnlyFans launches verified NFT functionality

OnlyFans, an online subscription platform known for adult content, has launched a feature for users to display verified NFTs as profile pictures, it has said.

Platform News: President Donald J Trump

How a China-based dealmaker got shell company for Trump’s deal off the ground

A China-based financier, once reprimanded by US regulators and barred from taking his company public, played a bigger role than is publicly known in the shell company that agreed t...

Platform News: Disney+ streaming service

Disney+ streaming growth, park revenue boost shares

Walt Disney Co’s Disney+ subscriber growth restored faith in the future of streaming video and strong attendance at US theme parks added luster to its quarterly results, lift...

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Meta and Chime file lawsuit against alleged phishing scam

Meta Platforms has said it has filed a joint lawsuit with digital banking company Chime against two Nigeria-based individuals who engaged in phishing attacks to deceive people and ...

Platform News: Video streaming services and VOD

Streaming view rests on The Beatles and Boba Fett as Disney reports results

When the Walt Disney Co reports its holiday-quarter results later today, Wall Street analysts will study whether the popular Star Wars bounty hunter Boba Fett, The Beatles and Marv...

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Tech, growth shares shine in Amazon-led rebound after Meta rout

Growth and technology stocks rebounded late last week, as traders weighed stellar results from Amazon.com Inc against an unexpectedly strong US employment number that propelled Tre...

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EU and tech giants boost cooperation on fighting online hate

European justice ministers and tech giants Google’s and Meta have agreed that a clear legal framework was needed to step up cooperation against online hate, France’s ju...

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Bill targeting Apple and Google approved by US Senate panel

The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to approve a bill that would rein in app stores of companies they said exert too much market control, particularly Apple and Google.

Platform News: Google

Alphabet eyes $2 trillion value after blowout results

Google parent company Alphabet advanced nearer to joining peers Apple and Microsoft in the elite $2 trillion market valuation club as the search giant’s shares surged more th...

Platform News: Spotify music streaming app based out of Sweden

White House: Spotify’s plan to add advisory to COVID podcasts is a positive step

Spotify’s plan to add a content advisory to any discussion of COVID-19 on its platform is a positive step, but tech platforms should do more to prevent the spread of misinfor...

Platform News: Apple retail store

Apple sales and profit top estimates as hit from chip shortages eases

Apple Inc has reported record sales in the holiday quarter, beating estimates due to high iPhone demand and growing subscribers, even as a chips shortage that it said has begun eas...

Tencent Holdings

Tencent plans to take US-listed streaming firm DouYu private

Tencent Holdings Ltd plans to take DouYu International Holdings Ltd private amid disagreements over strategy among executives at the Chinese videogame streaming firm, two people wi...