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: Zoom communications logo

Zoom, Five9 to terminate nearly $15 billion all-stock deal after shareholder vote

Five9 Inc shareholders voted down the call center software firm’s $14.7 billion sale to Zoom Video Communications Inc, a major blow to Zoom’s plan to expand its offerin...

Platform News: Google

Google tells court ‘staggering’ $5 billion EU antitrust fine flawed

A $5 billion antitrust fine by the EU was based on flawed calculations, Google has said, urging Europe’s second-highest court to scrap or reduce what it said was not an appro...

Platform Industry News: People looking at an iPhone 11

China drafts new data measures, defines “core data”

Communist China published new draft measures aimed at bolstering its new data security law, including definitions of what it considered “core” and “important̶...

Audio Streaming app, Clubhouse

Clubhouse rolls out conversation replay and clip-sharing to drive growth

Viral audio network Clubhouse is launching the ability to record and replay conversations and also download 30-second clips to share on social media or other sites, it has said.

Platform Industry News: YouTube video streaming from Google

YouTube blocks all anti-vaccine content

YouTube will block all anti-vaccine content, moving beyond its ban on false information about the COVID vaccines to include content that contains misinformation about other approve...

Platform Industry: Google News

Google adds visual search features in shopping, video push

Google users can soon combine images and text in search queries, a feature that could help the Alphabet Inc unit expand its role in e-commerce and dominance in online video.

Platform News: YouTube video streaming on a desktop computer

Russia threatens to block YouTube, Kremlin urges ‘zero tolerance’

Russia has threatened to block YouTube and the Kremlin called for “zero tolerance” towards the video hosting giant after it removed Russian state-backed broadcaster RT&...

Facebook

CNN quits Facebook in Australia, citing defamation risk

CNN said it has stopped posting articles on Australian Facebook Inc pages, citing a court ruling that publishers are liable for defamation in public comments and the social media f...

Facebook's Instagram

Facebook puts Instagram Kids on hold amid criticism of planned app

Instagram has hit pause on a new app it is creating for kids, the photo-sharing service owned by Facebook Inc said on Monday, in a move that comes amid growing opposition for the p...

EU and US

EU says US trade, tech council to boost its clout, set rules for 21st century

The US-EU Trade and Technology Council will give the declining EU more clout and set standards and rules for the 21st century, the EU’s trade and digital chiefs said, undersc...

Amazon Prime Video Platform

Amazon launches bundling service for video streaming apps in India

Amazon.com in India has launched a bundling option on its video platform for global and local streaming services, in a move aimed at boosting subscriptions.

Platform News: Search engine Google's New York office

Domination: Alphabet to buy more real estate in NYC, as big tech swoops

Google plans to buy an office building in Manhattan for $2.1 billion, as the Alphabet Inc-owned search engine giant joins fellow technology companies in investing in prime real est...

Platform News: Big Tech

States rally around proposed US laws to rein in Big Tech

A bipartisan group of US state attorneys general sent a letter to lawmakers urging them to pass a series of bills that tighten antitrust laws aimed at Big Tech companies like Faceb...

Netflix Streaming app

Apple joins streaming elite, Netflix crosses milestone with Emmy wins

Apple burnished its streaming TV credentials on Sunday as “Ted Lasso” scored the Emmy award for best comedy, and Netflix landed its biggest television award to date wit...