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The Harry Potter Films Are Now Exclusive To Comcast, And The Streaming Sector Remains Oblivious To Piracy's Looming Resurgence (techdirt)

The rise of streaming video competitors is indisputably a good thing. Numerous new streaming alternatives have driven competition to an antiquated cable TV sector that has long been plagued by apathy, high rates, and comically-bad customer service. That's long overdue and a positive thing overall, as streaming customer satisfaction scores suggest. But as the sector matures, there's a looming problem it seems oblivious to. Increasingly, companies are pulling their content off central reposito...
Tags: Amazon, News, Nbc, US, Netflix, Comcast, Aol, Harry Potter, Cbs, Hulu, Wall Street Journal, Nbcu, Jamie, Peacock, Karl Bode, Mr Potter


EPA To Rescind Methane Regulations For Oil and Gas

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Hill: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will sign and issue new rules this week that will get rid of certain methane gas emission requirements for oil and gas producers, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Unidentified administration officials told the newspaper that the new rules will include getting rid of requirements for producers to have systems and processes to find methane leaks. They will also end EPA oversight of smog and emissio...
Tags: Tech, Epa, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Environmental Protection Agency EPA, EPA To Rescind Methane Regulations For Oil


Daily Crunch: Trying on Apple’s watchOS 7

The public beta of watchOS 7 is here, Amazon may be looking to turn malls into distribution centers and Skillshare raises $66 million. This is your Daily Crunch for August 10, 2020. The big story: Trying on Apple’s watchOS 7 Brian Heater walks us through all the changes coming in watchOS 7. It sounds like the operating system isn’t getting a dramatic upgrade — particularly in comparison to MacOS — but there are still some important changes that should help Apple stay at the top of the smartwa...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hardware, News, Tech, Wall Street Journal, watchOS, Jeff Clavier, Apple News, Trump, Skillshare, Abramson, Ethan Smith, United Stages, Brian Heater, Clavier


TikTok has entertained offers from potential buyers like Microsoft and Twitter to appease Trump while ByteDance has been preparing to fight back

The video-sharing platform TikTok has been the target of President Donald Trump, most recently through an executive order threatening to soon ban the app in the US due to its ties to China. ByteDance, TikTok's parent company, has talked in recent weeks with US tech companies, like Microsoft, about a potential TikTok US acquisition to appease Trump's concerns. However, the South China Morning Post reports these discussions are unlikely to end in a deal. Although talks may fall through, ByteDanc...
Tags: Microsoft, China, US, Trends, Npr, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Scmp, Trump, Zhang, South China Morning Post, Zhang Yiming, Bytedance, Tiktok, TikTok Microsoft, US Canada New Zealand


iOS 14 redirects web links from News+ publishers directly to the Apple News app

Apple’s still-in-beta operating systems will automatically redirect News+ subscribers to the Apple News app when they click on links from a News+ publisher. In other words, if you click or tap on a link to a paywalled story published by a News+ partner — including stories from our own Extra Crunch membership program — iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and macOS Big Sur will take you straight to the article page in the News+ app, even when the link ostensibly points to the publisher’s own website. Tony Haile ...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Mobile, News, Media, Tech, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Cnbc, Apple News, Ny Times, Haile, Tony Haile


Do You Trust Lawyer Bots? Well, It Depends.

The Wall Street Journal seems to be asking the wrong question.
Tags: Technology, Law, Artificial Intelligence, Wall Street Journal, Robot Lawyers


A scammer told us he cashed in selling millions of fake views for Instagram Reels just hours after it launched

Scammers are already profiting from selling fake views on Reels, Instagram's short-form video feature that only launched on August 5. One seller said they had already made enough from selling fake views for a "good car and a decent home." Typically, a customer might pay $5 for 1,000 views, or $15 per 1,000 likes. A Facebook spokesperson said: "Inauthentic activity is bad for the community and since the early days of Instagram we've invested in ways to identify and remove millions of fake or sp...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Paypal, Wall Street Journal, Facebook Instagram, Lasso, Adam Mosseri, Instagram Reels, Reels Instagram, Andrea Stroppa


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. TikTok and Twitter are starting to talk about a possible combination, the WSJ reported. Amid President Donald Trump's threats to ban TikTok, or force it to sell its US operations, Twitter was reported to be in talks with the video-sharing app Saturday night. TikTok is planning to sue the Trump administration over its ban as early as Tuesday, according to NPR. President ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, London, Instagram, Microsoft, White House, US, Trends, Ap, Bill Gates, App Stores, Silicon Valley, Npr, Sequoia Capital


WSJ: Qualcomm Asks US Government to Let it Sell Chips to Huawei

"The Wall Street Journal said it had obtained a Qualcomm presentation lobbying the U.S. government to remove restrictions and let it sell Snapdragon processors to Huawei," reports Engadget: The ban won't prevent Huawei from obtaining necessary parts and could just drive "billions of dollars" of U.S. sales to foreign chip makers like MediaTek and Samsung, Qualcomm reportedly said — lifting the chip ban would theoretically help American companies stay competitive. There could be a "rapid shift ...
Tags: Tech, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Qualcomm, Snapdragon, Mediatek, Samsung Qualcomm, Engadget, Qualcomm Asks US Government to Let it Sell Chips


Amazon reportedly wants to take over JCPenney and Sears stores to turn malls into giant fulfillment centers

Amazon is in talks with the biggest mall owner in the US to take over retail space and turn them into giant Amazon fulfillment centers, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. The deal could involve Amazon taking over spaces formerly occupied by Sears and JCPenney, both of which have filed for bankruptcy and closed dozens of stores. Amazon would benefit by gaining well-located warehouse space in cities and could decrease delivery time on orders, but fulfillment centers wouldn't attract much c...
Tags: Amazon, Congress, North Korea, US, Trends, Sears, Wall Street Journal, Shopify, Simon, Jcpenney, Simon Property Group America


Chris Keall: Twitter makes a play for TikTok

COMMENT: Microsoft has some competition in its bid to buy TikTok's US, Canada, Australia, Canada and New Zealand operations.Twitter has thrown its hat into the ring, according to a Wall Street Journal report.Pundits say TikTok's... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Microsoft, New Zealand, Wall Street Journal, Chris Keall, US Canada Australia Canada


New bidders reportedly emerge for TikTok in the US as powerful critics assail the process

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that TikTok and Twitter have held talks about a potential merger, even as the video sharing company defends itself against President Donald Trump’s pressure to force the sale of the business or potentially ban it. As the internationally distributed video streaming version of Chinese technology developer Bytedance’s social media app, TikTok has amassed a global user of avid consumers for its short form videos, including at least 100 million users in the US. Ac...
Tags: TC, Twitter, Microsoft, US, Tech, Bill Gates, New Zealand, Npr, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Gates, Journal, Trump, National Public Radio, US Australia Canada, Tik Tok


Twitter and TikTok Have Held Merger Talks as Trump Ban Looms (Report)

Could a Twitter-TikTok tie-up transpire? The social network and TikTok, owned by China’s ByteDance, have engaged in “preliminary” discussions about merging TikTok’s U.S. operations with Twitter, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing anonymous individuals. Twitter declined to comment. A TikTok rep said via email Sunday, “As a matter of corporate policy we do not comment […]
Tags: Twitter, News, China, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Tiktok


TikTok and Twitter are starting to talk about a possible combination, WSJ reports

Amid President Donald Trump's threats to ban TikTok, or force it to sell its US operations, Twitter was reported to be in talks with the video-sharing app Saturday night. The Wall Street Journal reported that a potential deal, if it materializes, could involve TikTok's US operations. Both Twitter and TikTok declined to comment on the report to Business Insider. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Another tech giant was reported to be on TikTok's dance card Saturday night — Twi...
Tags: Twitter, London, Microsoft, China, US, Trends, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Trump, Wells, Lombardo, Georgia Wells, CARA LOMBARDO, Tiktok, Paige Leskin


Twitter and Tiktok talked of a deal, WSJ reports

Twitter and Tiktok had preliminary negotiations about a potential merger/acquisition, reported the Wall Street Journal on Saturday. It is unclear, the WSJ reports, if Twitter still plans to pursue a deal with the video-sharing app which is now suing the Trump admin over a recent executive order. TikTok is owned by China-baed Bytedance. Any Twitter deal would involve TikTok's U.S. operations. Other companies have previously entertained the possibility of buying the popular video app Trump hate...
Tags: Deals, Twitter, Post, Business, Technology, News, Microsoft, China, Tech News, Npr, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Trump, Pompeo, Tiktok


US Government Contractor Embedded Software in Apps To Track Phones

A small U.S. company with ties to the U.S. defense and intelligence communities has embedded its software in numerous mobile apps, allowing it to track the movements of hundreds of millions of mobile phones world-wide, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing people familiar with the matter and documents it reviewed. From the report: Anomaly Six, a Virginia-based company founded by two U.S. military veterans with a background in intelligence, said in marketing material it is able to draw ...
Tags: Virginia, US, Tech, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Sdk, U S Defense


President Trump is trying to ban WeChat, the wildly popular messaging app that people in China can't live without. Here's everything to know about the app.

President Trump has issued a new executive order targeting WeChat, the widely-used messaging app that drives daily life in China. The order, citing security concerns, would go into effect in 45 days. WeChat is the cornerstone of daily interactions and transactions in China, as it's used for everything from mobile payments to ride-hailing and playing games. But reports have also uncovered how the app has been used to censor and surveil people both inside and outside of China.  Visit Business In...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Hong Kong, China, US, Toronto, Trends, Bloomberg, Bbc, United States, Tencent, Chinese communist party, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Tiananmen Square, United States Trump


Judge Rejects Devin Nunes' SLAPP Suit Over The Esquire Article He Really, Really Doesn't Want You To Read (techdirt)

A federal judge has happily dismissed one of Devin Nunes' many SLAPP suits. This isn't much of a surprise given what the judge had said back in May regarding Nunes' Iowa-based SLAPP suit (reminder: Iowa has no anti-SLAPP law) against Esquire Magazine and reporter Ryan Lizza. The lawsuit was over this article that Devin Nunes really, really doesn't want you to read: Devin Nunes’s Family Farm Is Hiding a Politically Explosive Secret. Reading that will make Rep. Devin Nunes very, very sad. Back i...
Tags: News, California, Russia, Court, Iowa, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Nelson, Hearst, Esquire Magazine, Mike Masnick, HARRIS, Sibley, Adelson, MAR


J.S. Bach: The Six Solo Cello Suites Performed by Wendy Sutter

Sunday, August 23 Perspectives Ensemble presents a two-part event: J.S. Bach: The Six Solo Cello Suites Performed by Wendy Sutter Part I: 3pm EDT (Suites 1-3) and Part II: 6pm EDT (Suites 4-6) Livestreamed from Judson Memorial Church, New York City. Free admission, Eventbrite registration required. Perspectives Ensemble presents The Six Bach Solo Cello Suites performed by Wendy Sutter, cellist, on Sunday, August 23, 2020. Suites 1-3 will be performed at 3pm EDT and Suites 4-6 will be perform...
Tags: Art, Hong Kong, Events, Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, Sutter, Bach, Judson Memorial Church, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Wendy Sutter, Kira Thurman, Ross Karre, Judson Memorial Church New York City Free, Don Byron Tim Page George Stauffer, Ryan Streber Oktaven, Jarvis Constance Doctorow Foundation


Elon Musk tweeted that the Egyptian pyramids were built by aliens. Here are 39 of the most outrageous things he's said over the years. (TSLA)

Elon Musk is one of the most outspoken leaders in tech.  The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has inspired intense devotion and attracted controversy as a result of his public statements. But he's also landed himself in hot water, like when he called a British cave diver a "pedo guy" or said he had the funding secured to take Tesla private at $420 per share.  Musk hasn't shied away from sharing his more off-the-wall ideas, like the concept that humans are living in a simulation or the theory that we sh...
Tags: Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Mac, Stephen Colbert, California, Youtube, Cbs News, La, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Bbc, Thailand, Egypt


Brands ponder TikTok's future, and Publicis axes exec over cringey tweets: Wednesday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters. TikTok’s acquisition dance craze Ad Age looks at the possible ramifications of a Microsoft purchase of TikTok, and finds that plenty of brands would welcome the stability of a U.S. owner. President Donald Trump has been applying serious pressure to ByteDance, the Chinese c...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, China, Advertising, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Publicis, Eddie Bauer, PacSun, Adrianne Pasquarelli, Triller, Washington Reuters, Tiktok


SEC Investigating Kodak’s Announcement Of $765 Million Government Loan: Report

The Wall Street Journal reported the news on Tuesday.
Tags: News, Wall Street Journal, SEC Investigating Kodak


Prosecutors Are Investigating Amazon's Treatment of Third-Party Sellers

According to Bloomberg, attorneys general from New York and California are partnering with the FTC to investigate Amazon's online marketplace, in what may be the beginnings of a formal antitrust enforcement action. From a report: The agencies are going to interview witnesses jointly on conference calls over the next few weeks. The news comes after intense questioning over Amazon's Marketplace practices during [last week's landmark Big Tech antitrust hearing]. Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) asked CEO Je...
Tags: Amazon, New York, California, Tech, Bloomberg, Jeff Bezos, Wall Street Journal, Ftc, Bezos, Lucy McBath D GA


Eli Lilly testing whether novel COVID-19 antibody drug can quash outbreaks in nursing homes

Eli Lilly & Co. has started a Phase 3 trial of its experimental antibody-based COVID-19 drug in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, testing whether the drug reduces the infection rate at facilities where residents or staff have recently tested positive for the new coronavirus. The study involves Eli Lilly driving specially modified RVs to newly infected nursing homes and injecting its COVID-19 drug, code-named LY-CoV555, in volunteers, The Wall Street Journal reports. The company ...
Tags: News, Obama, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Eli Lilly, Eli Lilly Co, COVID, AbCellera Biologics


"President Trump said he was ready to approve a purchase of the Chinese video-sharing app TikTok..."

"... but only if the government received 'a lot of money' in exchange—an assertion of presidential power that appeared to lack precedent."The Wall Street Journal reports. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Executive Power, Ann Althouse, Trump economics, Tiktok


Trump says he may act to stop evictions as virus aid talks stall

By Saleha Mohsin, Erik Wasson and Justin Sink | Bloomberg President Donald Trump said Monday he may take executive action to impose a moratorium on evictions with talks on a new virus relief plan stalled in Congress. The White House is also exploring whether the president can act on his own to extend enhanced unemployment insurance payments that, like an eviction moratorium, were part of stimulus legislation enacted in March but now have expired. “They’re not interested in unemployment, they’re ...
Tags: Business, Congress, California, Housing, La, Senate, White House, Bloomberg, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Gop, House, Social Security, Mitch McConnell, Medicare


How to pronounce CFIUS, the once-obscure government body that reportedly gave Microsoft and ByteDance a 45-day deadline to negotiate a TikTok acquisition deal

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the US, or CFIUS (pronounced siff-ee-yus,) is a government body whose members have the power to launch an investigation into business deals that involve foreign investment in US firms on national security grounds. It determines if deals pose national security risks, but the group does not hold the power to block deals outright — only a president's executive order can do that. However, its designation that a deal involves security threats often results in ...
Tags: Microsoft, California, China, Singapore, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Broadcom, Trump, Reuters, Committee on Foreign Investment, CFIUS, Zhang Yiming, FIRRMA, Qualcomm President Trump


Microsoft is poised to pay billions for TikTok, but it's a tremendously risky move that will put CEO Satya Nadella's strategy to the ultimate test (MSFT)

On the face of it, Microsoft's decision to explore the possibility of spending billions on a TikTok acquisition seems like a weird business decision.  Under CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft has doubled down on cloud computing and productivity software, leaving the Xbox console as its last major consumer brand.  TikTok, a mega-popular viral video app with 80 million daily active users in the United States, doesn't seem to tie into that strategy at all.  But Nadella has earned the benefit of the dou...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, Yahoo, China, Nokia, Satya Nadella, Disney, US, Trends, Linkedin, Gop, United States, Silicon Valley, Minecraft


Microsoft could pay billions for TikTok. It's a tremendously risky move that will put CEO Satya Nadella's strategy to the ultimate test. (MSFT)

On the face of it, Microsoft's decision to explore the possibility of spending billions on a TikTok acquisition seems like a weird business decision.  Under CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft has doubled down on cloud computing and productivity software, leaving the Xbox console as its last major consumer brand.  TikTok, a mega-popular viral video app with 80 million daily active users in the United States, doesn't seem to tie into that strategy at all.  But Nadella has earned the benefit of the dou...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, Yahoo, China, Nokia, Satya Nadella, Disney, US, Trends, Linkedin, Gop, United States, Silicon Valley, Minecraft


Hedge fund billionaire sells Miami Beach penthouse for $22M

Billionaire hedge fund manager Cliff Asness sold a spacious Miami Beach penthouse for $22 million — a 15 percent drop from what he paid for it.
Tags: Listings, Lifestyle, Radio, The Wall Street Journal, Compass, Wall Street Journal, Miami Beach, Gazprom-Media, Douglas Elliman, Cliff Asness, Select, News Brief, Aqr Capital, Eloy Carmenate, Boris Jordan, Aqualine Partners