Category: Media

myfisensemyfisenseOctober 1, 2021

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari announced on Friday that the ban on Twitter would be lifted, but only if the social media giant met certain conditions. The president disclosed this during his televised broadcast to Nigerians on the country’s 61st Independence Day anniversary. He acknowledged the fact that Twitter is used to disseminate information. Still, he warned about bad […]

myfisensemyfisenseSeptember 29, 2021

Netflix Inc., which has made video games a priority for expansion, acquired its first game developer with the purchase of Night School Studio. The streaming giant announced the deal on Tuesday on its website. Night School confirmed the purchase separately on its own site, saying it’s “a surreal honor to be the first games studio to join […]

myfisensemyfisenseSeptember 24, 2021

(Bloomberg) — Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is seeking to sell its entire stake in a local television network after the Chinese government’s scrutiny over media and the technology industry intensified. An Alibaba investment arm plans to sell its 5.01% stake in Mango Excellent Media Co., a TV shopping and entertainment network based in the central […]

myfisensemyfisenseSeptember 24, 2021

Amazon has launched Prime Video Channels in India, allowing its customers to subscribe to eight streaming services including Discovery+ and Mubi from one hub (Prime Video website or app), the latest in a series of efforts by the U.S. giant to win customers in the South Asian nation. The new offering makes it easier for […]

myfisensemyfisenseSeptember 16, 2021

SmartNews, a Japanese news aggregator that turned unicorn in 2019, announced raising $230 million in its Series F funding round, bringing the company’s total capital raised to date to more than $400 million. The latest round values SmartNews at $2 billion, the highest for a standalone news app. In 2019, the company had raised an […]

myfisensemyfisenseSeptember 7, 2021

Following last year’s price hike on its Live TV service, Hulu is now preparing to raise prices again. Starting on October 8, 2021, Hulu will raise the price for both its on-demand plans, Hulu and Hulu with No Ads. However, unlike the earlier price hike which had clocked in at $10 more per month for each of […]

myfisensemyfisenseAugust 30, 2021

GUANGZHOU, China — TikTok owner ByteDance has made its first foray into virtual reality (VR) through the acquisition of a start-up called Pico. Beijing-headquartered ByteDance did not disclose the size of the deal but said in a statement that Pico’s “comprehensive suite of software and hardware technologies, as well as the talent and deep expertise […]

myfisensemyfisenseAugust 30, 2021

Ho Chi Minh City-based Vietcetera, a digital medial network originally created for millennials and Gen-Z, will broaden its target demographic after getting $2.7 million in pre-Series A funding. The capital was raised over two rounds this year, led by media-focused venture firm North Base Media. Other investors included Go-Ventures, Gojek’s corporate venture arm; East Ventures; Summit […]

myfisensemyfisenseAugust 24, 2021

Both Facebook and Snap offer tools that allow developers to build out augmented reality (AR) experiences and features for their own respective family of apps. Now, TikTok is looking to do the same. The company recently launched a new creative toolset called TikTok Effect Studio, currently in private beta testing, which will allow its own developer community to build […]

myfisensemyfisenseAugust 19, 2021

Application program interface (API) development platform Postman has closed its Series D investment round of $225 million. The company is now valued at $5.6 billion. The funding round was led by Insight Partners, while three new investors including Coatue, Battery Ventures, and BOND participated too. Existing investors such as CRV and Nexus Venture Partners also […]

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