Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Todd Spangler

Radish Fiction App Acquired by Korea’s Kakao for $440 Million

Serialized fiction app Radish is being acquired by Kakao Entertainment, the entertainment arm of Korean internet giant Kakao, in a transaction valued at $440 million. Word of the deal comes as South Korea’s Naver on Monday announced the completion...

Instagram for Kids? Dozens of Attorneys General Urge Facebook to Scrap App Plans

Facebook’s plans to build a version of Instagram aimed at preteen kids is in the political crosshairs of more than 40 state attorneys general — who are asking Mark Zuckerberg to mothball the idea. “It appears that Facebook is...

Roku Paid $98 Million for This Old House Ventures

Roku paid $97.8 million in cash for This Old House Ventures, the home-improvement media company whose shows include “This Old House” and “Ask This Old House.” Roku disclosed the price tag in its 10-Q quarterly filing Friday. The company...

Will Donald Trump Be Permanently Banned From Facebook? A Decision Is Due This Week

Former U.S. President Donald Trump was suspended from Facebook or Instagram over his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol seeking to overturn the 2020 election. Now, nearly four months later, Facebook’s Oversight Board said it...

Tegan and Sara ‘High School’ Series From Clea DuVall Greenlit at IMDb TV

Twin music duo Tegan and Sara’s best-selling memoir “High School” will be adapted as an original series for Amazon’s IMDb TV free, ad-supported streaming service. The show, announced as part of Amazon’s first-ever NewFronts presentation Monday, will be executive...

IMDb TV Orders Dick Wolf Crime Drama, Series With Luke Bryan and Jeff Lewis

IMDb TV, Amazon’s free-streaming video service, has ratcheted up its spending on original content — and more broadly, the e-commerce giant is trying to make the case to Madison Avenue that it has amassed a huge audience for ad-supported...

Joe Rogan Tries to Clarify Controversial Comments About COVID Vaccines

Joe Rogan attempted to clear the air over his controversial statements suggesting that young people should not get vaccinated for COVID-19. In Thursday’s episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” on Spotify, the hugely popular podcaster maintained that he is...

Amazon Tops Q1 Expectations, Bezos Touts More Than 175 Million Prime Video Viewers

Amazon knocked the cover off the ball again in the first quarter of 2021 — and released a new data point: More than 175 million Prime members have streamed TV shows and movies in the past year. Founder Jeff...

Apple Revenue Soars 54% on Booming iPhone Sales in Fiscal Q2

Apple smashed Wall Street expectations for the first three months of 2021, reporting its highest-ever revenue for a March quarter and biggest-ever quarterly haul for the Services business. The company posted revenue of $89.6 billion, up 54% on a...

YouTube Ad Revenue Soars 49% in Q1 to $6 Billion, Alphabet Blows Past Wall Street Forecasts

YouTube powered up advertising revenue to a whopping $6 billion in Q1 of 2021, up 49% from the year-earlier period. Alphabet, Google’s parent company, trounced Wall Street forecasts with record revenue for the first quarter. Alphabet’s strong growth for...

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Biden announces Uber, Lyft partnership providing free rides to COVID-19 vaccination sites through July 4

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden announced a partnership with ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft to offer free rides to vaccination sites to help meet his target of 70%...

So long, free Vegas hotel parking? MGM Resorts to resume parking fees in June

It's time to bid farewell to another pandemic travel perk as vacationers return.MGM Resorts, the giant Las Vegas casino hotel chain that operates Bellagio, New York-New York,...

What you need to know about the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack, gas prices, shortages

Like a clot that cuts off blood flow to the body, a cyberattack on a key artery in the nation's energy infrastructure has temporarily disrupted...

'The monster no one sees coming': VA hospital serial killer sentenced to life in prison for murdering seven veterans

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A former nursing assistant who confessed to murdering seven elderly patients at a local VA hospital and attempting to murder an eighth will spend...