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India Shutters Facebook’s Free Web Access Program
/ February 8, 2016 11:54 am
India Shutters Facebook’s Free Web Access Program

Billboard reports "Free Basics, the program developed by Facebook which seeks to provide low-income people in emerging markets like Africa and India with a limited -- but free -- way to access the web, has been shut down following an order by India’s Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI).". Read More

Virtual Reality Creates Potentially Real Legal Issues
/ January 25, 2016 11:11 am
Virtual Reality Creates Potentially Real Legal Issues

The next technological wave is bringing with it legal implications for its users, service operators, and platforms. New and upcoming virtual reality (VR) products are increasingly garnering excitement and attention, and they are stirring up legal issues for individuals using VR as well as the service providers and platforms providing VR. . Read More

Netflix Opposes Relativity Media Bankruptcy Reorganization
/ January 22, 2016 11:32 am
Netflix Opposes Relativity Media Bankruptcy Reorganization

Variety reports "Netflix has asked a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge to allow it to end its contract with Relativity Media and to block confirmation of the entertainment company’s planned reorganization. The Thursday afternoon action by the streaming giant represents a significant blow to Relativity, less than two weeks before the company hopes to emerge from six months in bankruptcy.". Read More

SoundCloud Strikes Deal with PRS, Clearing Hurdle for Subscription Service Launch
/ December 22, 2015 12:54 pm
SoundCloud Strikes Deal with PRS, Clearing Hurdle for Subscription Service Launch

Variety reports "Music streaming service SoundCloud has struck a licensing deal with UK-based music rights group PRS for Music, settling a lawsuit and in turn clearing an important hurdle on its way to launch a full-fledged music subscription service. Now, the company just has to get other rights holders back to the table.". Read More

Netflix’ Big Challenge: Securing Global Rights For Content
/ December 7, 2015 10:38 am
Netflix’ Big Challenge: Securing Global Rights For Content

Variety reports "Netflix has expanded its video-streaming business around the world, but it faces a daunting challenge in the months ahead: Getting media companies to sell it global rights to content.". Read More

Amazon Studios Taps Relativity’s Bob Bowen as Head of Music
/ November 20, 2015 11:34 am
Amazon Studios Taps Relativity’s Bob Bowen as Head of Music

Variety reports "Bowen most recently served as head of music for Relativity Media, moving there in 2011 from New Line. His eclectic resume includes films like “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Magnolia,” “Elf” and “Wedding Crashers.” In his new gig, Bowen will be leading Amazon Studios’ music strategy, partnerships and licensing for original content for each show and film project.". Read More

FACT SHEET: White House and Department of Labor Launch $100 Million TechHire Grant Competition Including $50 Million for Young Americans
/ November 17, 2015 11:22 am
FACT SHEET: White House and Department of Labor Launch $100 Million TechHire Grant Competition Including $50 Million for Young Americans

Today, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, Cabinet Secretary and Chair of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force Broderick Johnson, and Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, will travel to Baltimore, Maryland to announce new steps to advance the President’s TechHire initiative and expand opportunities for young Americans to get trained and placed into well-paying tech jobs. Baltimore is launching its TechHire initiative to expand pathways into tech jobs to those who have historically been left out of Baltimore’s economy and those who are underrepresented in tech fields. . Read More

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