Platform News: Amazon building

Amazon issues rare apology in India after complaints that series hurt Hindu beliefs

Amazon Prime Video streaming service has issued a rare apology to its Indian viewers for some scenes in its original political drama series “Tandav”, which allegedly of...

Platform News: Spotify music streaming app based out of Sweden

Spotify to launch in 85 new markets, reach more than a billion listeners

Spotify has said it would nearly double its market presence by launching in 85 new markets in the next few days, making the music streaming service available to more than a billion...

Platform News: Clubhouse audio and social media app

Clubhouse says reviewing data protection practices after report points to flaws

Clubhouse said it is reviewing its data protection practices, after a report by the Stanford Internet Observatory said it contained security flaws that left users’ data vulne...

Platform News: GameStop

YouTube streamer to testify on GameStop alongside hedge fund managers

The YouTube streamer known online as ‘Roaring Kitty’, who helped drive a surge of interest in GameStop, will testify before a US House panel on Thursday alongside top h...

Platform News: Spotify music streaming app based out of Sweden

Spotify to allow employees to work from anywhere

The Swedish music streaming titan, Spotify Technology will allow its employees to work from anywhere, the company announced in a blog post late last week, further upending the futu...

Platform News: Spotify music streaming app based out of Sweden

Spotify outlook weakens as pandemic uncertainty persists

Spotify has forecast revenue and paid subscribers would miss Wall Street estimates this quarter due to growing uncertainty over how long the COVID-19 crisis would last.

Platform News: Spotify music streaming app based out of Sweden

Spotify finally launches its music streaming service in South Korea

Spotify Technology made its long-awaited debut in South Korea, which is the home of the popular K-pop scene and sixth largest market for popular music in the world earlier today.

Platform Industry: ByteDance China company building

ByteDance launches Douyin Pay, its mobile payment service for China

ByteDance has launched its third party payment support for its Chinese version of its hit brief video app TikTok,”Douyin Pay”, as it presses to enlarge in the e-commerc...

Platform News: Streaming services, including Netflix

Amazon takes on Netflix in India with cheaper mobile-only Prime Video plan has launched a lower-priced mobile-only subscription plan for the video streaming service in India, undercutting a similar plan by Netflix to woo price-sensitive subscri...

Platform News: YouTube video streaming on a desktop computer

UK broadcaster talkRADIO reinstated on YouTube

UK radio station talkRADIO on Tuesday said that YouTube had reinstated its channel from the video-sharing platform after a review.

Platform News: Alibaba online marketplace

Alibaba to shut down Xiami music app next month

Alibaba Group will shut its audio streaming platform Xiami Music following month, in a move that marks a step back from its ambitions to push into China’s entertainment indus...


WSJ: Failed streaming service Quibi in talks to sell content to Roku

Quibi is in advanced talks to sell its content catalogue into video-streaming device manufacturer Roku Inc as the streaming service winds down operations, the Wall Street Journal r...

Platform Economy: Yandex search engine in Russia

Yandex warns against limiting foreign ownership in Russian online streaming services

Draft legislation proposing to restrict overseas shareholdings in Russian companies that offer online video streaming solutions to 20% may worsen the investment climate, a spokespe...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

News Short: Twitter to shut down Periscope by March

Twitter Inc on Tuesday said it would shut down live-streaming app Periscope, and it purchased in 2015, because of declining usage within the past couple of years and high supportin...