The streaming business is unforgiving. Hooq, a streaming service backed by Singapore telecom group Singtel, Sony Pictures and Warner Bros., said it is shuttering thanks to rising costs and lack of growth. Hooq reportedly had 80 million subscribers, mostly in southeastern Asian countries like Singapore, the Philippines and India. That seems like a big number but it’s unclear how many of those...
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Ban It, Divest It or Regulate It? Washington Looks for an Answer to TikTok
Hi, welcome to your Weekend!Interesting dinner table discussion this week: My 13-year-old daughter, hearing about Nancy Scola’s cover story on TikTok’s war in Washington, offered her prediction for what would happen if the U.S. took the drastic step of banning the app.“Every teenager in America would refuse to come out of their rooms,” she said. “They’d be so mad. They just wouldn’t go out...
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