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08/31/20: Media Tech Update

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  Monday August 31, 2020 Facebook launched a suite of tools and features designed to expand commerce across its social media platforms. Facebook Shop, a dedicated space on the flagship Facebook app is among the new offerings in the company’s bid to make all things shoppable on its platform. Roku stock hit an all-time high […]

08/24/20: Cynopsis Media Tech Update

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Monday August 24, 2020 TikTok confirmed it plans to file a lawsuit over President Trump’s executive order that would ban the short-form video app unless the Chinese-owned company is sold to a US buyer. Trump said TikTok threatens “the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States” due to its access to user […]

08/17/20: Media Tech Update

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  Monday August 17, 2020 TikTok is being used to spread hate speech and recruit followers for Nazi and white supremacists, said the Anti-Defamation League in a report that found “dozens” of accounts that use white supremacist symbols, terms and slogans as screen names or handles. TikTok said it is partnering with the ADL to […]

08/10/20: Cynopsis Media Tech Update

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  Monday August 10, 2020 Twitter has reportedly had preliminary talks with TikTok about a deal, according to the Wall Street Journal. The news comes after President Trump signed an executive order prohibiting TikTok from operating in the US after September 15 if US operations in the companies are not sold. The order says data […]

08/03/20: Cynopsis Media Tech Update

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  Monday August 3, 2020 President Trump said on Friday he plans to ban TikTok, due to concerns the Chinese government could get access to Americans users’ information. On Sunday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo affirmed Trump “will take action in the coming days” on Chinese apps, including ByteDance-owned Tik Tok. Said TikTok, “Our $1 […]

07/27/20: Cynopsis Media Tech Update

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  Monday July 27, 2020 Google is rolling out support for Netflix for the Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max smart screens. Users can connect the devices to their account and watch via touch or voice command. Hulu was added to Nest last year. Slack filed a complaint against Microsoft with the European Commission, claiming […]

07/20/20: Cynopsis Media Tech Update


  Monday July 20, 2020 After an outage due to issues at Cloudfare’s DNS service disrupted many websites on Friday, Cloudfare issued a statement saying the problem was not the result of an attack “It appears a router on our global backbone announced bad routes and caused some portions of the network to not […]

07/13/20: Cynopsis Media Tech Update

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  Monday July 13, 2020 Facebook said it removed more than 100 accounts and pages linked to Roger Stone and his associates across the social network and sister Instagram because they violated its policy against coordinated inauthentic behavior. Stone’s 40-month prison sentence, slated to start this week, was commuted by President Trump on Friday. The […]

07/06/20: Cynopsis Media Tech Update

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  Monday July 6, 2020 Facebook is expanding its fan subscriptions to any creator in the US, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Thailand and the UK that meets the availability criteria. The subscription enables creators to charge their fans $4.99/month for exclusive content and a fan badge for their profiles. Also becoming more widely available is […]

06/29/20: Cynopsis Media Tech Update

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