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Trump’s TikTok Action Likely Sunday or Monday, Navarro Says

Aug. 1, 2020 · 10:14 PM PDT
Peter Navarro, who has pushed Trump to back stiffer China trade deals, also criticized the idea of a Microsoft buyout.
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Trumps Says He Plans to Ban TikTok

July 31, 2020 · 9:42 PM PDT
President Trump's announcement throws into doubt talk of selling TikTok to Microsoft or a coalition of the Chinese-owned app's investors.

Microsoft Said to Be in Talks to Acquire TikTok

July 31, 2020 · 12:31 PM PDT
The discussions come as the Trump administration is expected to order that Beijing-based ByteDance sell its ownership in TikTok.

Allegations of Misconduct Surface Against NBC Entertainment Chief

July 31, 2020 · 9:03 AM PDT
The allegations come as NBCU is preparing for a major reorganization, including layoffs.
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NBCUniversal Plans Reorganization

July 30, 2020 · 6:53 AM PDT
The company plans to announce a reorganization soon as it shifts its focus to its streaming service.

Spotify Reports 21% Drop in Ad Revenue

July 29, 2020 · 10:15 AM PDT
The music streaming service is getting traction with its podcasting efforts, but the question is will advertisers follow listeners.

AMC Agrees to Shorten Theatrical Window for Universal Pictures

July 28, 2020 · 1:57 PM PDT
The world's biggest movie theater chain has agreed to shorten the theatrical release window to 17 days from 75 days.
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The Athletic Runs Promotion With T-Mobile

July 23, 2020 · 1:59 PM PDT · 2 comments
The deal is part of a bigger push by the digital sports subscription news site to sign cross-marketing deals.

AT&T CEO Chastises Amazon as HBO Max Hits 3 Million Subs

July 23, 2020 · 6:52 AM PDT
AT&T's new HBO Max streaming service has 3 million retail subscribers but faces challenges to grow without Amazon and Roku deals.

The New York Times Names New CEO

July 22, 2020 · 8:15 AM PDT
Meredith Kopit Levien is taking over as CEO of The New York Times as it has seen huge growth in digital subscriptions.

House Votes to Ban TikTok on Federal Workers’ Phones

July 21, 2020 · 10:28 AM PDT
Congress continues to ratchet up the pressure on ByteDance-owned TikTok with a proposal to ban the app on all federal devices.
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Barr Blasts Tech and Entertainment Industries Over Ties to China

July 16, 2020 · 12:31 PM PDT
Barr warns tech and entertainment industry executives that they could face legal consequences for promoting policies supported by China.

NBCUniversal Launches Peacock Streaming Service

July 15, 2020 · 11:42 AM PDT
The app, which is free and with advertising, has old NBC shows as well as some originals.

Snapchat Testing New TikTok-Like Swiping Features

July 14, 2020 · 1:36 PM PDT
The gesture mirrors the way people swipe through videos on TikTok.
Art by Mike Sullivan.
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