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Square snags buy-now-pay-later service Afterpay for $29 billion

Cnet reports: "Buy-now-pay-later services are very hot in the pandemic era and Square wants in. The digital payments company, founded by Twitter CEO Jack...

Gannett relaunches CTV streaming channels as ‘home’ for original, long-form videos

Digiday reports: "Gannett is relaunching its CTV streaming channels — USA Today News and USA Today SportsWire — with more programming and distribution, after...

Naughty Dog and Infinity Ward veterans create new studio That’s No...

GamesIndustry.biz reports: "A group of industry veterans coming from the likes of Naughty Dog, Infinity Ward, Sony's Santa Monica Studio, EA, and Bungie has...

Shopify allows merchants to sell NFTs directly through their storefronts

TechCrunch reports: "Shopify has made it possible for eligible sellers to sell NFTs (non-fungible tokens) via its platform, which opens up a whole new...

Univision Buys Stake in MMA Firm Combate Global as Sports Rights...

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Univision is making a big bet on mixed martial arts. The Spanish-language media giant is acquiring an equity stake in...

Twitter launches US e-commerce pilot that lets users shop from profiles

TechCrunch reports: "Twitter this morning will launch a pilot in the U.S. aimed at testing the potential for e-commerce on its platform." Read more

‘No one’s going in blind’: Brands are bringing gaming and esports...

Digiday reports: "Nothing says a media trend is here to stay quite like marketers scrambling to take it in-house. On this basis, gaming has...

Spotify adds What’s New personalized new music, podcast feed

Hypebot reports: "Spotify has added What's New, a feed that gathers the new releases from the artists and podcasts that a user follows on...

TikTok expands LIVE platform with new features, including events, co-hosts, Q&As...

TechCrunch reports: "TikTok announced this morning it’s expanding its TikTok LIVE platform, which currently allows creators to livestream to fans while responding to viewer...

Warner Music Spain Partners With Esports Team Mad Lions

Music Business Worldwide reports: "Warner Music Spain is entering the world of esports, a market that’s estimated to be worth almost $2 billion by...