Why is Epic suing Apple? – Epic Games vs Apple Explained

Epic Games released a version of Fornite offering alternative payment methods last year, which was going against Apple App Store developer terms. Epic then started a PR campaign against app stores #freefornite​ and sued Apple and Google for monopolist behaviour in the mobile payments space. What does Epic want and what are the implications? In…

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New warehouse operators have arrived – they are not humans.

Boston Dynamics, which is known for its humanioid Atlas robot and four-legged Spot (available to order online for $74,500) has launched Stretch – a practical warehouse operations robot. Stretch can lift 800 cases an hour and items up to 23 kilograms (50 lbs), a throughput rate that’s comparable to that of a human (batteries last…

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Live audio chat is here to stay

Timing is everything. Facebook launched Live Audio feature 10 years ago, where audio-first content like podcasts were brought to the News Feed with the ability for anyone to join the conversation. Clubhouse‬ wouldn’t be happening without the pandemic (more spare time, don’t have to look good, multitask), Airpods (ease to listen to audio), and growing…

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Equity financing for content creators is here

Mr. Beast (aka Jimmy Donaldson), one of the largest YouTubers with 55M subscribers and 10B views, is launching Creative Juice with Sima Gandhi and Ezra Cooperstein. Creative Juice is financing YouTubers for a minority stake. Mr. Beast will personally be investing $2M. It’ll not be just about money, but strategic alignment, mentoring, and ultimately building out an entire suite of…

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Collaborative computing is here – Microsoft Mesh

Now you can represent yourself across space and time. Imagine holoporting yourself to stand next to your team or family sharing the space and interacting with objects together. Use a mixed reality headset for the most immersive experience or jump in using a phone, computer or VR headset. This is all possible with Mesh, recently…

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Twitter Creator Monetization is here – SUPER FOLLOW

Social platforms increasingly focus on creators and less on advertisers to drive revenue and platform growth. Creators’ ability to sustainably create content, build audiences and monetize directly has become paramount. ‘Twitter Super Follow’ fuses Patreon-style access to exclusive content, a Clubhouse-style way to drop into a community audio chat, and a Substack-style way to read…

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How is Spotify looking to drive growth?

Today Spotify announced product updates aiming to further differentiate in the saturated music streaming and growing podcast market. 1) International – 36 new languages and 85 markets (now total nearly 180) 2) Ad marketplace – Audience Network allowing to reach listeners on originals/exclusives, podcasts via Megaphone and Anchor. Podcast also coming to self-serve Ad Studio…

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Why has ‘Feta’ search volume has increased 4x in the last two weeks?

#Feta search volume has increased 4x Worldwide over the last two weeks, reaching an all-time high since 2004.Recipe originally created by Jenni Hayrinen from Finland has since turned into a #bakedfetapasta hit by MacKenzie Smith and amassed more than 66M views.TikTok trends can certainly move products. The Fresh Market from Charlotte reported a 45% increase…

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Disney is 4 years ahead of plan with 146M subscribers

146M subscribers and 4 years ahead of plan. Why The Walt Disney Company is winning?• Audience and strong IP• Recurring revenue driving the flywheel• Commitment to the new paradigmDisney is committed to being the entertainment company of the future, where content is streamed, guest relationships recurring, and IP extending across content, experiences & consumer products.…

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Why has Super Bowl quality of ads in decline?

Super Bowl is known for its ads, but the quality has been in decline. Why?CBS drew in only 96.4M viewers, the lowest since 2006 (in decline since 2015).And everything has a ripple effect. Fewer people watching the show -> lower sponsorship value -> less investment into ads.Super Bowl could significantly grow its audience and therefore…

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