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China Targets Tencent, Other Tech Giants in App Privacy Crackdown

Billboard reports: "Chinese tech companies including social media giant Tencent were ordered by regulators on Thursday to clean up how their apps handle user...

Music Publishers v. Peloton: Claimed Copyright Damages Double to $300 Million

Hollywood Reporter reports: "The pack of music publishers aiming to stick it to tech-enabled exercise bike startup Peloton is growing. On Thursday, these music...

HTC Brings Viveport Infinity to Valve’s Index VR Headset

VentureBeat reports: "The virtual reality app subscription service Viveport Infinity is now available for Valve’s Index VR headset, HTC announced, bringing all-you-can-watch and -play...

$4 billion in ad spend shows growth in Google’s responsive search...

VentureBeat reports: "Intelligence and ephemeral social are two of the biggest drivers of evolving ad spend, according to a Q1 digital advertising benchmark report this week from...

Slack plans to go public after hitting 10 million daily users

The Verge reports: "Slack plans to go public. The company behind the popular workplace chat app filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission today, revealing plans...

Facebook’s revised political advertising policy doubles down on division

The Verge reports: "In October, Facebook made the controversial decision to exempt most political ads from fact-checking. The announcement met with a swift backlash,...

Snap Sells Placed, Its Location-Based Ad Measurement Unit, to Foursquare

Variety reports: "Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, is selling Placed — a provider of user-location data it bought two years ago — to Foursquare, which...

Disney+ Content Lineup Will Be Less Than 20% of Netflix’s —...

Variety reports: "Disney will roll into the subscription VOD wars with a smaller content selection than rivals — with a strategy of playing to quality,...

Entertainment Tech Provider Pix Acquires Codex

Hollywood Reporter reports: "Pix — the San Francisco-headquartered maker of the familiar PIX app for online collaboration — reached an agreement to acquire London-based...

Instagram Chief Backs Up Mark Zuckerberg’s Leaked Comments About Facebook Fighting...

Variety reports: "Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri unsurprisingly seconded his boss’ internal comments to Facebook staff that a government breakup of the tech colossus wouldn’t...
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ChaCha Lands $7 Million for Mobile Answers Service

Indianapolis, Ind. - ChaCha, a text message-based search engine service, announced on Monday that it has raised $7 million in its fifth round of venture capital financing. ...

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