Tom Hanks to Host Inauguration TV Special With Performances by...
Streaming - Television

Tom Hanks will host a primetime TV special celebrating the inauguration of Joe Biden as President of the United States, with performances by Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi and Ant Clemon...

Variety
January 13, 2021

Ex Toys ‘R’ Us CEO: Most of the ‘huge increa...
Toys

Former Toys 'R' Us CEO Gerald Storch predicted on Wednesday that the Òhuge increasesÓ in online shopping will ÒstickÓ after the coronavirus pandemic, which has crushed certain retailers while prov...

Fox Business
January 12, 2021

Warner Music inks deal with TikTok
Music - Online

The news of TikTok’s deal with WMG means that the company only has one major label deal left to secure (publicly, at least): Universal Music Group. WMG Chief Executive Officer Steve Cooper told ana...

Music Business Worldwide
January 5, 2021

Social media, not streaming, is the music industry’s future
Music - Online - Streaming

Music-streaming subscriptions contribute $8.5 billion a year to the record business — but the biggest future growth may lie in social media, gaming, livestreaming, and fitness. For the full story, ...

Rolling Stone
December 23, 2020

What Are Apple And Facebook Fighting Over? You
Online - Tech

The Apple-Facebook fight centers on Apple’s going live with an App Tracking Transparency feature of Apple’s iOS14 operating system. This feature curbs the ability of publishers like Facebook to gath...

Forbes
December 21, 2020

Twitter Appoints Beverly W. Jackson VP of Global Brand and Con...
Online

In a social media universe where each platform mirrors the next, branding is everything. At least, that’s probably what Twitter’s new VP of Global Brand and Consumer Marketing, Beverly W. Jackson, w...

Marketing Brew
December 21, 2020

Facebook blasts Apple in new ads over iPhone privacy change
Online - Tech

Facebook is running ads Wednesday decrying Apple over a privacy change that it claims will hurt small businesses that rely on targeted ads. Apple will soon be making a change to settings on users’ ...

CNBC
December 16, 2020

Europe threatens to break up Big Tech
Online - Tech

Officials across Europe on Tuesday unveiled legislation that would give regulators sweeping new powers to take on US tech giants, threatening huge fines and raising the prospect of breakups or bans fo...

CNN Business
December 16, 2020

2020 Social Media Listicles: Top Trends, Creators, Videos ...
Listicles - Online

We all love a good scroll that looks back at the year that was—even this year! Our team has been busy scouring the web to compile year-end lists that are relevant to marketers in their day-to-day, p...

Faisal Hussain
December 16, 2020

Reddit is buying TikTok rival Dubsmash
Tech

Dubsmash allows users to create and share video content, and it's especially popular with young, diverse audiences. Social media platforms have in recent years invested heavily in short videos, spu...

CNN
December 14, 2020

Why the video game boom is here to stay
Gaming

In a year when industries that require the physical presence of their customers are on the ropes -- from airlines and theme parks to brick-and-mortar retailers -- those that don't require in-person pa...

CNN Business
December 14, 2020

Videos and documentaries coming to Spotify?
Music - Streaming

According to Spotify itself, music videos are coming to the platform, in addition to “documentaries, and exclusive video series.” For the full story, visit Music Business Worldwide   -  http...

Music Business Worldwide
December 11, 2020

Facebook antitrust cases could accelerate social media power b...
Online - Tech

Cracks were already forming in Facebook's armor, and rivals like TikTok could smell opportunity. Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion in 2012 and WhatsApp for $19 billion two years later. The sens...

Marketing Dive
December 10, 2020

Instagram Introduces Its New Reels Shopping Feature, A TikTok ...
Online

Instagram is on a roll — with new features that include its introduction of shopping to IGTV, its standalone video for Android and iOS smartphones. Also: an Instagram redesign included new tabs to s...

PYMNTS
December 10, 2020

WhatsApp adds a basic cart to its shopping experience
Online - Retail

Last month, Facebook added a dedicated shopping button to WhatsApp. It’s a simple feature that lets you browse a store’s catalog and then, if you find something interesting, start a conversation t...

Engadget
December 8, 2020

Salesforce buys Slack in a $27.7B megadeal
Online - Tech

The new deal also puts Salesforce more on par—and in competition—with its arch rival and sometime friend Microsoft, whose Teams product has been directly challenging Slack in the market. Microsoft...

TechCrunch
December 1, 2020

Facebook may launch online currency in January
Finance - Online

According to a report from the Financial Times, Facebook-backed cryptocurrency Libra could launch in January. More interestingly, the Libra Association, the consortium created by Facebook, could scal...

TechCrunch
November 28, 2020

WHY HEINEKEN USA IS GETTING CRAFTY ON PINTEREST
Beverages - Branding

Beer and arts and crafts are not a classic match—especially when it comes to marketing. Suds and sports bars are more like it. But the pandemic has forced brewers into some unusual pairings as they ...

AdAge
November 25, 2020

Apple Confirms Facebook Blow With New iPhone Privacy Feature
Online - Tech

Apple has just dealt a major blow to Facebook after confirming a long-awaited privacy feature is definitely coming in 2021. For the full story, visit Forbes  -  https://www.forbes.com/sites/kateo...

Forbes
November 23, 2020

Twitch Tells Users to Stop Playing Recorded Music on Their Str...
Music - Streaming

In a more than 2,100-word message, Twitch has instructed its users to cease playing recorded music on their streams and delete archival footage that contains protected audio. For the full story, vi...

Digital Music News
November 13, 2020

Amazon sues two influencers for peddling counterfeit goods on ...
Online - Retail - Tech

The influencers and sellers worked together in a sophisticated scheme to skirt Amazon’s anti-counterfeit tools. For the full story, visit CNBC  -  https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/12/amazon-sues-in...

CNBC
November 12, 2020

Sports leagues are betting on augmented reality
Sports - Tech

Sports leagues are turning to technology to bring fans closer to the game, even if they’re physically distant. For the full story, visit CNBC  -  https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/01/tech-augmented-...

CNBC
November 1, 2020

Social platforms’ explosive revenue growth signals pande...
Online

Earnings results from Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest Thursday built on momentum established by Snap and suggest bigger bets on areas like e-commerce are paying off. For the full story, visit Marke...

Marketing Dive
October 30, 2020

The Oculus Quest 2 was preordered five times as much as the or...
Gaming - Tech

Zuckerberg characterized the launch of the Quest 2 as the company taking “major steps forward in building the next computing platform. For the full story, visit The Verge  -  https://www.thever...

The Verge
October 30, 2020

Spotify Facing Angry Backlash
Music - Online - Streaming

How To Build Sustainable Business Without Losing Customers For the full story, visit Forbes  -  https://www.forbes.com/sites/benjaminlaker/2020/10/28/heres-how-lockdown-has-shown-that-spotify-has...

Forbes
October 28, 2020

Snap shares jump as user growth, revenue beat estimates
Online

Daily active users (DAUs), a widely watched metric by investors and advertisers, rose 18% year-over-year to 249 million. For the full story, visit Reuters  -  https://in.reuters.com/article/snap-...

Reuters
October 20, 2020

Facebook now allows you to follow topics on its Watch platform
Streaming

Facebook has introduced some exciting features in its video. For the full story, visit Business Insider  -  https://www.businessinsider.in/tech/news/facebook-now-allows-you-to-follow-topics-on-it...

Business Insider
October 20, 2020

Justice Dept. files landmark antitrust case against Google
Tech

For the full story, visit USA Today  -  https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2020/10/20/google-face-antitrust-case-filed-justice-department/5989179002/

USA Today
October 20, 2020

The streaming startups trying to save the music industry
Music - Streaming

Early in the pandemic, the likes of Twitch, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook filled a gap with their livestreaming capabilities. Since then, dozens of new companies have launched. For the fu...

The Guardian
October 19, 2020

Justice Department to Address Travel Industry’s Google Probl...
Travel

Google has been great for consumers, Diller said, but it increasingly restricts competitors by making it more expensive to compete in online advertising. For the full story, visit Washington Post ...

Washington Post
October 13, 2020

Apple, Google and Facebook could reportedly be put on EU ‘hi...
Online

Regulators in the European Union are drawing up a list of around 20 large internet companies they want to comply with tougher rules than smaller firms, according to a report published in the Financial...

CNBC
October 12, 2020

Facebook will test shopping from Reels later this year,
Tech

The company announced today that it’ll start testing shopping within Reels later this year and will also start making shoppable IGTV videos global starting today. For the full story, visit The Ve...

The Verge
October 5, 2020

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