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‘More ad dollars move to Snapchat’: Why direct-to-consumer brands eye the...

DigiDay reports: "Direct-to-consumer brands are increasing their spending on Snapchat this year as part of the ongoing push to diversify media budgets. Media buyers...

Spotify to Launch HiFi Option Later This Year, Paid Out $5...

Variety reports: "As part of a long presentation called “Stream On,” Spotify announced that it will be introducing a hi-fi option later this year,...

Discovery Surpasses 11 Million Paying Streaming Subscribers

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "The company, led by CEO David Zaslav, posts stabilized U.S. advertising revenue for the fourth quarter and expects to end...

Smaller Streaming Services May Have to Join Larger Platforms, Analyst Forecasts

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "When will the much-discussed "Streaming Wars" in the entertainment industry turn into the "Streaming Profit Wars"? "The tide in media...

Under Pressure From Australia, Facebook and Google Make Opposite Moves

Variety reports: "Australia’s proposed legislation that will make tech giants pay local media firms for news has not yet become law. But already it...

Nvidia acquisition of Arm under fire from Microsoft and Google

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Major tech firms are protesting against Nvidia's $40 billion acquisition of UK semiconductor firm Arm." Read more

Disney+ Subscribers to Exceed Netflix Users in 2026: Analyst

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "The fast-growing Disney+ streaming service will reach more subscribers than Netflix in 2026, according to an analyst's latest forecast." Read more  

HubSpot acquires media startup The Hustle

TechCrunch reports: "Marketing software company HubSpot is acquiring The Hustle, the business and tech media startup behind the popular newsletter of the same name." Read...

ViacomCBS U.K. Launches Unit to Boost Streaming Revenue, Partnerships

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "ViacomCBS Networks U.K. (VCN U.K.) said Thursday that it "has accelerated its streaming business with the launch of a new...

Embracer Group acquires Aspyr Media for $100m

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Embracer Group, via its wholly owned subsidiary Saber Interactive, has acquired US-based developer Aspyr Media by merger." Read more