Despite all the worries about TV viewers defecting to streaming services, big media companies continue to pile on the ads—one of the factors driving away viewers in the first place. A new report by Wall Street firm MoffettNathanson found that commercial time at channels owned by the big companies rose 2% in the second quarter. Discovery and AMC were more aggressive than most, while Viacom and NBC...
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For proponents of a return to working in the office, it’s two steps forward and one step back. The haze of Canadian smoke that hung over New York City and other parts of the East Coast this week gave people a reason to stay inside. Some schools shuttered their doors. People on the streets have been wearing masks. Yes, it has felt a bit like 2020. But no one should rush to buy Zoom Video stock....
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