Media and Content Platform News

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Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook to shift sensitive content moderation to staffers amid coronavirus crisis

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday that the company was moving moderation of its most sensitive content, including self-harm and counter terrorism, from contractors to ...

Video Conferencing

Cats and pyjamas unwelcome as work video calling boom prompts new etiquette

Andre Hilden, a data architecture consultant in Oakland, California, missed a memo from his company last week requiring employees to use video conferencing for all meetings while w...

Platform News: YouTube video streaming on a desktop computer

YouTube video seeks to keep Japan’s seniors in shape during coronavirus confinement

The coronavirus epidemic may be keeping people at home to avoid exposure to the disease but Japan’s senior citizens are still able to do their workouts thanks to a YouTube vi...

Platform Industry: Tencent logo at an event

Tencent Music to see softer first quarter; beats fourth-quarter revenue estimates on paying user surge

China’s Tencent Music Entertainment Group said the company would likely see “much softer” first-quarter revenue growth due to the COVID-19 outbreak, after it beat...

Platform News: YouTube logo

Google parent Alphabet shared YouTube revenue after a request from US securities regulator

Alphabet Inc began disclosing revenue for its YouTube video service this year after the US securities regulator asked the Google parent to give more “quantitative and qualita...

Platform Economy: The technology sector in Paris, France

French telecoms pledge bandwidth ‘discipline’ in possible hit to Netflix

French telecoms operators will exercise greater discipline allocating internet bandwidth from Monday as France braces for a surge in the number of people working from home, the ind...

Platform NewS: China's ByteDance CEO and TikTok apps Founder

Zhang Yiming, founder of ByteDance, gears up for the global stage

The founder of China’s ByteDance, owner of the wildly successful TikTok app, has for years aspired to make ByteDance the first Chinese firm to rival American internet giants ...

Platform Economy: Instagram app

Breakdancing opera star uses Instagram to promote classical music

With close to 60,000 Instagram followers, Polish opera singer and breakdancer Jakub Jozef Orlinski says he is trying to use social media to break down cultural barriers and attract...

Platform Economy: TikTok and US politics

US senators seek to ban federal employees from using TikTok on their phones

Two GOP senators have introduced a bill aimed at banning federal employees from using Chinese social media app TikTok on their government-issued phones, amid growing national secur...

Smartphone Apps News: ByteDance and TikTok

TikTok owner ByteDance announces China leaders, targets 100,000 global headcount

Beijing, China-based ByteDance, owner of global short video hit TikTok, has appointed new heads for its China business and set a goal to nearly double its global headcount to 100,0...

Television

AT&T’s Xandr announces new advertising partnerships

AT&T Inc’s advertising unit Xandr has stated that it is partnering with Walt Disney Co, AMC Networks and sister company WarnerMedia to make it easier for advertisers to b...

Platform News: Japan's SoftBank

SoftBank’s founder ends Twitter absence over coronavirus worries

SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son may not be the most prolific Twitter user, but he has ended a three-year absence on the platform to express concern about the coronavirus outbreak, t...

Hong Kong

Hong Kong regulator considers easing strict data storage rules – sources

Hong Kong is considering softening new data storage rules, amid concerns of conflict with confidentiality laws elsewhere as authorities globally look to balance regulatory requirem...

Platform News: Coronavirus smartphone app in the European Union EU

EU privacy rules no obstacle to coronavirus fight; smartphone tracking a no-no

Europe’s privacy rule book does not create obstacles to taking action to curb the coronavirus epidemic but mass tracking of people’s movements and contacts using smartp...