Paramount Global revealed that its flagship streaming service Paramount+ finished the first quarter with “nearly 40 million” global subscribers, including 6.8 million added in the quarter. Paramount+ was launched in early March of 2021 as an overhauled version of the company’s older CBS All Access service. That meant Paramount+ started life with a significant number of subscribers. Paramount...
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SEC Probes Whether SoftBank-Backed Messaging App Misled Investors
The Securities and Exchange Commission has been investigating whether SoftBank-backed messaging app IRL violated securities laws, including in the way the startup described its business performance during talks with investors, according to people with knowledge of the situation. The SEC investigation began after The Information reported in May that some IRL employees had expressed concern to...
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