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...


YouTube suspends President Trump’s channel after violating policy

YouTube said on Tuesday it’s suspended Donald Trump’s channel as it violated policies for inciting violence following last week’s assault on the US Capitol from t...


Roku buys video-streaming app Quibi’s content library

Video-streaming device manufacturer Roku Inc said on Friday it had acquired the international distribution rights to Quibi’s content catalog, almost three months after the sh...


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...


Indian TikTok clone gets significant backing in $100 million fund raise

The app, called Josh, is just one of many home-grown short-video platforms that have sprung up because India blocked the popular TikTok in June amidst a boundary crisis with China,...


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...

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US court hears appeal against order blocking TikTok app store ban

US appeals court on Monday questioned a government attorney within the Trump administration’s efforts to ban Americans from downloading Chinese-owned TikTok from US app store...


Reddit to buy TikTok rival Dubsmash

Social network company Reddit stated on Sunday it could buy short-video platform Dubsmash, becoming the latest company to expand at a space dominated by Chinese-owned TikTok.


Cisco revamps Webex, targets virtual events

Cisco has revamped its Webex video assembly software because it targets a larger share of the booming online collaboration marketplace, adding new features like background noise ca...


Zoom to enhance security as part of proposed US settlement with FTC

Zoom must implement a new information security program as part of its proposed settlement with US regulators over user privacy issues, the Federal Trade Commission has said.


ByteDance in early talks to list Chinese short video app Douyin

TikTok-owner ByteDance is in talks and with investment banks to record its Chinese brief video app Douyin at Hong Kong, based on two people familiar with this situation.


Quibi to wind down operations just six months after launch

Short video streaming service Quibi has said it plans to wind down its operations and begin a process to sell its assets, just six months after its launch.

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TikTok rival Triller explores deal to go public

Triller Inc, a genuine competitor to current favourite short-video app TikTok, is in talks with blank-check acquisition companies in regards to a merger that would take the US soci...


Cisco signs up BT for new service to speed up video streaming

Cisco has signed up Britain’s biggest telecoms group BT as its first customer for a new service to speed up internet video traffic through its networks as the coronavirus cri...