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Google removes three Android apps for children, with 20M+ downloads between them, after a nonprofit watchdog raises concerns about their data practices (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch : Google removes three Android apps for children, with 20M+ downloads between them, after a nonprofit watchdog raises concerns about their data practices — When it comes to apps, Android leads the pack with nearly 3 million apps in its official Google Play store.
US judge denies new government bid to remove WeChat from US app stores
A US judge in San Francisco on Friday rejected a Justice Department request to reverse a decision that allowed Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google to continue to offer Chinese-owned WeChat for download in US app stores.US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler said the government’s new evidence did not change her opinion about the Tencent app. As it has with Chinese video app TikTok, the Justice Department has argued WeChat threatens national security.WeChat, which is operated by internet giant Tencent…
THE SVOD SHAKEOUT REPORT: A massive media shakeout is on the horizon — here are the key trends, players, and how we think it will play out
Summary List Placement This is a preview of THE SVOD SHAKEOUT research report from Business Insider Intelligence. Purchase this report. To check to see if you already have access to Business Insider Intelligence through your company, click here. The streaming wars — the high-stakes competition among media and tech giants to attract subscribers or users to their streaming video services — have officially begun. In the space of nine months between November 2019 and July 2020, four major subscription video services will have come to market from traditional US media companies and tech giants, with Disney, AT&T/WarnerMedia, and Comcast/NBCUniversal (NBCU) each having launched its own major branded streaming service: Disney+, HBO Max, and Peacock, respectively. And the increasingly services-oriented tech giant Apple entered the fray with the launch of Apple TV+ in November 2019. Along with existing players like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and countless niche SVOD services, subscribers will be harder to attract than ever.
Alphabet, Netflix, Tesla: Stocks That Defined the Week
Here are seven major companies whose stocks moved on the week’s news.
YouTube Is Selling So Many Political Ads It Has Run Out Of Videos To Place Them On
YouTube Is Selling So Many Political Ads It Has Run Out Of Videos To Place Them On Tyler Durden Fri, 10/23/2020 - 19:20 While social media makes its best attempt at trying to get Joe Biden elected by censoring stories about his son, YouTube is facing another dilemma: the platform is so inundated with political ads it has nowhere to put them. As advertising campaigns flood the platform, YouTube has "struggled" to place the ads in front of the desired audience for each, according to Bloomberg . Interestingly enough, YouTube is experiencing the shortage most in "critical swing states", where ad prices have doubled as a result. This, obviously, makes political advertising far more lucrative for Google, who saw ad revenue fall this year and will announcing its earnings next week. Cat Stern, media director for Lockwood Strategy Lab, a digital campaign agency focused on Democratic candidates and progressive advocacy organizations, told Bloomberg: “There’s a crunch. All political advertisers are buying in the same states, to similar audiences.” YouTube viewers have risen during the pandemic and while commercial ads have been "anemic", political ads have spiked heading into November 3.
Daily Crunch: Uber and Lyft defeated again in court
A California court weighs in as Prop. 22 looms, Google removes popular apps over data collection practices and the Senate subpoenas Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg. This is your Daily Crunch for October 23, 2020. The big story: Uber and Lyft defeated again in court A California appeals court ruled that yes, a new state […]
Commentary: Is this the end of Google as we know it?
The US Department of Justice calls Google an "unlawful monopolist" and accuses the company of harming search users, says an observer.
THE GLOBAL E-COMMERCE LANDSCAPE: How the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating e-commerce maturation in India, Indonesia, Mexico, and Nigeria
Summary List Placement Insider Intelligence publishes thousands of research reports, charts, and forecasts on the Payments & Commerce industry. You can learn more about becoming a client here. The following is a preview of one Payments & Commerce report, the Global E-Commerce Landcape. You can purchase this report here. The coronavirus pandemic is strengthening e-commerce in India, Indonesia, Mexico, and Nigeria, which already had factors like sizable populations, fast e-commerce growth rates, and a large number of digital buyers working in their favor — but it also faces distinct obstacles in each country. Pre-pandemic, each e-commerce market was set to reach more consumers and rack up more sales in the coming years due to factors like expanding internet access and smartphone adoption, as well as the development of digital payment methods. However, there have also been factors working against e-commerce in each market, such as unfavorable regulatory environments, geographic obstacles, foreign competition, and lacking infrastructure.
There's a huge, secret war brewing between Google and YouTube Downloaders
Behind the scenes, Google and YouTube are trying to put a stop to stream ripping, but seem to be having little impact.
DuckDuckGo CEO Wants Consumers to Have More Choice in Search Engines
Gabriel Weinberg, founder and CEO of DuckDuckGo joined Cheddar to discuss how Google's practices may have constrained the industry
After Oracle, Thomas Kurian is joining Alphabet: a good thing for the Alphabet stock?
Oracle former president Thomas Kurian is joining Google Cloud on November 26, while Dianne Greene will step down. Green will remain as CEO until the end of the year and will still be on Alphabet's board after leaving her role.
Alphabet (GOOGL) earnings: will it beat again?
Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) shares are trading at $1,111.59, down 3%. The company is announcing its quarterly earnings results on Thursday after the market close. What's driving GOOGL stock price? What's GOOGL stock price forecast?
Salesforce.com (CRM) stock: what's the sentiment?
What's driving CRM stock price? What's CRM stock price forecast?
Snap (SNAP) earnings preview: focus on user and revenue growth
Snap Inc. (SNAP) is expected to report earnings on August 7 after market close. What are SNAP earnings expectations? What news should investors be paying attention to?
Alphabet (GOOGL) earnings preview: $100B+ run-rate revenue
Alphabet Inc. is expected to report earnings on July 23 after market close. What are GOOGL earnings expectations? What news will the market be watching out for?
Alphabet (Google), Apple, Amazon or Facebook: who will win the race?
This past weekend we asked stocks investors on Twitter: which company among the tech giants (Alphabet, Apple, Amazon or Facebook) will outgrowth the competition? We got some pretty insightful responses from our Twitter audience and are sharing with you their growth predictions in this post.
Facebook (FB) earnings expectations: 5 things to watch
Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) is disclosing its earnings results after the close bell today. Investors are wondering what to expect from Facebook earnings.
Microsoft (MSFT): How High Is The Sky?
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) declined 5% in today’s trading, to below $90 per share. What is the forecast (prediction) for the stock price?
Alphabet (GOOGL): Why Investors Think This Stock Is A Buy Now
The similarity of Google’s and Facebook's business models, fueled by Facebook’s data leak, resulted in a dip for Alphabet’s stock price. What is the GOOGL price forecast now?
Shopify: Can The Stock Move Higher?
There has been a 700% rise in Shopify’s stock (NYSE: SHOP) price since 2015. But what is the price forecast now?
Facebook (FB): Should You Buy The Stock Now?
The data incongruity issue has created a pressure on Facebook’s stock performance, which is down 6.79% in yesterday’s trading. Should you buy the stock now?
FAANG Pullback Inevitable in 2018?
As you're entering 2018, you may be wondering which stocks that you own in your portfolio are bound for a 'correction' in 2018. Here is our take...
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