• Disney+, Other Streamers Herald 'Once-In-A-Generation' Entertainment Industry Shakeup
    Cable changed the game in the 1980's; now, the flood of new streaming services from big players is doing the disrupting, writes The New York Times.
  • EU Data Watchdog Reports 'Serious Concerns' Over EU Microsoft Contracts
    The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has found that Microsoft’s contracts with European Union bodies do not fully protect data. While the investigation is ongoing, early findings reveal “serious concerns over compliance of the relevant contractual terms with data protection rules,” the EDPS states. 
  • Twitter Suffers Worldwide Log-In Issues: Report
    Twitter experienced major log-in issues on Monday. Users across the globe reported problems with the platform.  
  • So Far, the Strategy For Apple TV+ Is A Mystery
    With the SVOD set to launch Nov. 1, its original content is "iffy," and licensed content is "nonexistent," notes Quartz, adding that "Apple will spin it as a success no matter what, but the truth will be harder to discern."
  • John Oliver Mock-Promotes HBO Max During His HBO Show
    Oliver segued into a sardonic promo for the coming SVOD during a segment on the NBA's troubles with China..
  • Lions Gate Said Eyeing Starz Spinoff
    Entertainment company is exploring various ways to split off the premium cable channel, including a spin-off or sale, in order to reduce it debt load and allow shareholders to invest directly in either of the businesses.
  • Amazon Provides New Alexa Privacy Protections
    Amazon has unveiled several new features that provide more privacy protections to Alexa users. These include auto-deleting of recordings and preventing Alexa from turning on at unexpected times.
  • Businessweek: The Streaming Wars Will Be Bloody
    "By this time next year, AT&T's WarnerMedia division, Comcast's NBCUniversal, Walt Disney, and Apple will all have released sinewy new streaming video services, taking on the existing ones from Amazon.com, CBS, Hulu, and Netflix... Even the ultimate winners are expected to limp into the future bloodied and battered," writes Bloomberg Businessweek.
  • 'NY Times' Documents The 'Great Race To Rule Streaming Media'
    The piece explores the big players' escalating battle to win consumers' attention and dollars, including the push to churn out cheap, mediocre content along with super-premium offerings like "Game of Thrones."
  • Winklevoss Twins Push For Cryptocurrency Rules
    Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss became early Bitcoin investors after winning millions in a settlement with Facebook. Now they want better regulation of digital coins, echoing a “crypto needs rules” advertising campaign their New York-based Gemini cryptocurrency exchange initiated in January.
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