Trump Wants to Roll Back Social Media Legal Protections; Facebook and Twitter CEOs Weigh In

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Variety reports: “President Donald Trump, triggered after Twitter applied fact-checking labels to two of his inaccurate tweets, will order U.S. regulators to reexamine a law that shields social-media companies from liability for content posted on their services, according to media reports.”

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GameRefinery: Match-3 games are 21% of U.S. iPhone gaming market

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VentureBeat reports: “Match-3 games like Candy Crush Saga are the most prominent subgenre in the U.S. iPhone game market, accounting for 21% of the market’s revenue, according to mobile game insight and analytics firm GameRefinery.”

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HTC co-founder reveals new VR headset and social platform

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Gamesindustry.biz reports: “The virtual reality space has a new contender with a reveal this week from XRSpace, a VR hardware and software company headed by HTC co-founder Peter Chou.”

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Cord-Cutting to Accelerate, But No “Doomsday” for Cable Financials, Analyst Says

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Hollywood Reporter reports: “The rise in unemployment due to the novel coronavirus pandemic led to a new record in pay TV subscriber losses in the first quarter of 2020, and one pay TV analyst on Thursday predicted cord-cutting would accelerate further.”

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Video news startup Stringr raises $5.75M from Thomson Reuters and others

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TechCrunch reports: “Stringr, a video-focused startup that says it can help news organizations adapt to the challenges of COVID-19, is announcing that it’s raised $5.75 million in new funding.”

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App Annie: Mobile gaming will widen its lead over console and PC titles in 2020

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VentureBeat reports: “As the pandemic rages on, mobile gaming and apps are a kind of salve. So much so, 2020 will be a blockbuster year for mobile games and apps, according to a report by mobile insights firm App Annie and market researcher IDC.”

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Twitch signs three more exclusivity deals with top streamers

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Gamesindustry.biz reports: “The streaming exclusivity wars continue to escalate after Twitch signed multi-year deals with three of its biggest content creators.”

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Fortnite And Travis Scott Provide Insights On How To Go To Market When The Market Vanishes

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Hypebot reports: “When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, artists not only lost their ability to perform live shows, but also their main avenue for selling merch to fans. So what do you do when your entire market vanishes overnight?”

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After Twitter fact-check, Trump threatens to regulate or close down social media platforms

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TechCrunch reports: “Once again, Trump has doubled down. Following the addition of a fact-checking warning label added to his tweet about mail-in ballots, Trump took to the platform yet again to denounce it.”

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HBO Max is taking on Netflix with human curation instead of solely relying on algorithms

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The Verge reports: “Just like nearly everything else on the internet, streaming services are ruled by recommendation algorithms that are designed to predetermine what people want before they ask for it.”

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