Motown Records Launches U.K. Company

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Billboard reports: “Motown Records is finally making its move into the U.K. with the launch of a new label, led by Rob Pascoe.”

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Apple revises platform rules to explicitly allow games streaming, but with a catch

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Gamesindustry.biz reports: “Microsoft speaks out against Apple again, saying iPhone maker’s process remains a “bad experience for customers.”

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ViacomCBS Reaches Deal to Sell CNET for $500 Million to Marketing Firm Red Ventures

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Variety reports: “ViacomCBS is offloading CNET Media Group in a $500 million deal with digital-marketing company Red Ventures, which announced the deal Monday.”

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YouTube hit with UK class action style suit seeking $3BN+ for ‘unlawful’ use of kids’ data

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TechCrunch reports: “Another class action style lawsuit has been lodged against a tech giant in the UK alleging violations of privacy and seeking major damages.”

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Oracle Wins in TikTok Takeover Race, Though Technical Questions Remain

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Social Media Today reports: “With the White House’s September 15th (or 20th) deadline looming, it looks as though TikTok will remain in operation in the US, with a consortium bid, lead by enterprise software giant Oracle, named on Sunday as the preferred partner by TikTok’s parent company ByteDance.”

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Apple’s AR plans are becoming more of a reality

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CNET reports: “When Apple sent invitations to the press and public to watch its “special Apple Event from Apple Park” on Sept. 15 through apple.com, the company included an artistic rendering of its logo, along with two words: “Time Flies.”‘

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Snapchat Publishes New Research on Brand and Content Preferences Among Gen Z Consumers

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Social Media Today reports: “With Gen Z becoming a much bigger focus for marketers as younger audiences move into more lucrative spending brackets, platforms like Snapchat are well-placed to become key sources of insight into important trends and shifts that will ultimately define purchase behaviors.”

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Range Media Partners Mounts Music Division With BRND Founder Matt Graham

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Variety reports: “Range Media Partners, the splashy new management venture led by a host of former agents from the big four Hollywood talent shops, has set up a music division.”

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Trump says deadline for TikTok sale won’t be extended

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TechCrunch reports: “The United States government will not extend the September 20 deadline for Beijing-based ByteDance to sell TikTok, President Donald Trump said on Thursday. This adds urgency to negotiations because TikTok may be banned in the United States if it can’t reach an agreement with a buyer.”

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Welcome to the next generation of gaming

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The Verge reports: “There’s never been a better time to buy a new game console or PC. While consoles have typically been held back by weaker CPUs, spinning hard drives, and average GPU performance, the next-generation PS5 and Xbox Series S / X are promising some big leaps in performance that will put them beyond even average gaming PCs.”

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