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Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman say their mobile video startup is called Quibi and will have a two-tiered subscription model targeting 25-35 year…

Dawn C. Chmielewski / Deadline : Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman say their mobile video startup is called Quibi and will have a two-tiered subscription model targeting 25-35 year olds   —  Media mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg and veteran tech executive Meg Whitman used the prominent platform of Vanity Fair's New Establishment Summit …

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EU Parliament rules that data generated by autonomous cars, including telemetry data, can be copyrighted, likely by car manufacturers to sell to…

Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing : EU Parliament rules that data generated by autonomous cars, including telemetry data, can be copyrighted, likely by car manufacturers to sell to third-parties   —  Today, the EU held a routine vote on regulations for self-driving cars, when something decidedly out of the ordinary happened...

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Legal chatbot service DoNotPay now helps users lock down privacy settings of social media accounts and sue companies that expose users’ data through…

Rob Price / Business Insider : Legal chatbot service DoNotPay now helps users lock down privacy settings of social media accounts and sue companies that expose users' data through hacks   —  - Automated legal tool DoNotPay is trying to help people lock down their online privacy settings and sue companies that get hacked.

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Legal chatbot service DoNotPay now helps users lock down privacy settings of social media accounts and help sue companies that expose users’ data…

Rob Price / Business Insider : Legal chatbot service DoNotPay now helps users lock down privacy settings of social media accounts and help sue companies that expose users' data through hacks   —  - Automated legal tool DoNotPay is trying to help people lock down their online privacy settings and sue companies that get hacked.

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IFPI report: 86% of survey respondents stream music, 57% of 16-24 year olds use a paid service; 38% of consumers obtain music through piracy (Roy…

Roy Trakin / Variety : IFPI report: 86% of survey respondents stream music, 57% of 16-24 year olds use a paid service; 38% of consumers obtain music through piracy   —  The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), the trade body for the worldwide record business, released its Music Consumer Insight Report …

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How some climate scientists use a Fortnite channel on Twitch to discuss and disseminate information about climate change to a young audience (Angela…

Angela Watercutter / Wired : How some climate scientists use a Fortnite channel on Twitch to discuss and disseminate information about climate change to a young audience   —  I KNOW VERY little about climate change.  I know even less about Fortnite.  And Twitch.  (Yes, I know; I should be fired.)

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BlaBlaCar acquires carpool rival BeepCar from Russia’s Mail.Ru

Another acquisition for French carpooling platform BlaBlaCar : It’s picked up Russian Internet giant Mail.Ru’s relatively recent rival offering, BeepCar, in what’s being billed as both an acquisition and a partnership. BlaBlaCar says the move is aimed at consolidating its international growth. “Through this acquisition, we are doubling down our commitment to develop carpooling in Russia, and to address growing Russian demand for a convenient and reliable long-distance mobility solution,” said co-founder and CEO Nicolas Brusson in a statement. Russia, a market which BlaBlaCar launched into via acquisition back in 2014  is now its largest market (with 15M users out of its global user base on 65M+). Whereas BeepCar, which only started in 2017, is reported to have passed five million downloads for its app as of Q2 this year. But close competition from a well-resourced, local Internet giant in a core strategic market where BlaBlaCar has  focused for growth likely meant this acquisition was probably only a matter of time. Financial terms have not been disclosed but it includes a marketing partnership — with BlaBlaCar committing to further promote carpooling through Mail.Ru Group platforms (so it’ll presumably be buying ads). While, from this fall, BeepCar traffic will be redirected to BlaBlaCar — thereby “driving” advertising revenue for Mail.Ru Group, as they put it (ho-ho). A spokeswoman for BlaBlaCar confirmed the BeepCar brand and platform will be going away as the service is being consolidated into BlaBlaCar’s platform. This  April the French startup also acquired a Paris-based rival, called Less. While, back in 2015 , it bagged its then biggest European rival, Carpooling.com, to dominate its home region. For its part, the Mail.Ru Group said it will focus on developing its larger verticals: Food delivery, classifieds, cross-border trade, and taxi ride-hailing services.

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Sesame Workshop will produce children’s shows for Apple

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind beloved public television series Sesame Street, will be creating children’s TV programs for Apple . The partnership will involve multiple shows, including live action and animated series, as well as a show with puppets. The deal does not include Sesame Street. I’m guessing that many (most? all?) of you watched Sesame Street on the public TV network PBS, where it still airs — but in 2015, Sesame Workshop made a five-year deal  where episodes are broadcast on HBO months before they make it to PBS. Apple, meanwhile, continues to make one big content deal after another — just this week, it placed a series order for Little America , an anthology show about immigrants from Big Sick writers Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, as well as Office producer Lee Eisenberg and Master of None producer Alan Yang. Unless you count unscripted efforts like Carpool Karaoke and Planet of the Apps, none of these announced shows have actually launched yet. Apple reportedly plans to launch the first wave of its original content initiative in March of next year , presumably as part of a new subscription streaming service. And while it’s also been reported that Apple is focused on funding family-friendly shows (as opposed to the edgier fare that you might find on Netflix or HBO), this is time it’s announced programming created specifically for kids.

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Apple Music Now Has More Than 50 Million Users – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Apple Music Now Has More Than 50 Million Users Ubergizmo Just last month Apple announced that its music streaming service Apple Music is now home to 40 million paid subscribers. Now in an interview with Bloomberg, Apple's CEO Tim Cook revealed that Apple Music has over 50 million users, although those ... and more »

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Apple To Stream Carpool Karaoke From TV App For Free – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Apple To Stream Carpool Karaoke From TV App For Free Ubergizmo When Apple acquired the rights to Carpool Karaoke, they made it exclusive to Apple Music which meant that users needed a subscription to Apple Music in order to stream it. However that will change soon because in a report from Billboard, Apple will be ... and more »

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Trump admin joins states’ push to expand online sales tax collections, urges Supreme Court to overrule 1992 precedent giving tax exemption to online…

Jess Bravin / Wall Street Journal : Trump admin joins states' push to expand online sales tax collections, urges Supreme Court to overrule 1992 precedent giving tax exemption to online retailers   —  Justice Department urges Supreme Court to overrule a 1992 precedent giving online retailers an exemption from obligation applying to bricks-and-mortar shops

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Indonesia blocks Tumblr for ignoring order to remove pornographic content, says 360 accounts contained porn, will make it accessible when Tumblr…

Yahoo! Finance : Indonesia blocks Tumblr for ignoring order to remove pornographic content, says 360 accounts contained porn, will make it accessible when Tumblr complies   —  Indonesia has blocked online blogging service Tumblr over pornographic content, the government said Tuesday, in Jakarta's latest crackdown on obscenity.

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