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July 24, 2021
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After going public via a SPAC, Taboola acquires e-commerce marketing network Connexity for $800M

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Taboola, the company that operates a popular grid-based advertising and content recommendation network across media properties, today announced an acquisition to expand its reach f....

July 21, 2021
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Carlyle confirms acquisition of live video streaming company LiveU, sources tell us for over $400M

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Following our report yesterday of an impending sale of LiveU — one of the big developers of live streaming hardware and software, used by some 3,000 major media organizations —....

July 7, 2021
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Roblox partners with Sony Music to connect artists with money-making activities in the metaverse

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Video game platform Roblox announced this morning it has partnered with Sony Music Entertainment on a deal that will allow the two companies to work together to create music experi....

May 29, 2021
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Struum launches its ‘ClassPass for streaming’ service to the public

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Struum, the new streaming service from former Disney and Discovery execs, is today officially launching to the public. Unlike traditional on-demand streamers, such as Netflix, the ....

April 18, 2021
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TikTok funds first episodic public health series ‘VIRAL’ from NowThis

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TikTok is taking another step toward directly funding publishers’ content with today’s announcement that it’s financially backing the production of media publisher NowThis’....

March 17, 2021
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The NFT market is just getting started, but where is it headed?

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Every once in a meme-ified blue moon, the wildly irrational cryptocurrency ecosystem gives birth to something that might outlive the hype. The crypto art hype may be silly and expe....

March 17, 2021
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China wants to dismantle Alibaba’s media empire: reports

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Over the years, Jack Ma has accumulated a media portfolio in China that rivals that of Jeff Bezos in the United States. But now the future of Ma’s media empire is in the crosshai....

March 15, 2021
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Epidemic Sound raises $450M at a $1.4B valuation to ‘soundtrack the internet’

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The popularity of video and other streamed content like podcasts is continuing to grow at a breakneck speed, and today a startup called Epidemic Sound, a marketplace to source the ....

December 14, 2020
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Give the gift of Extra Crunch for 25% off

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This holiday season, TechCrunch readers can send an Extra Crunch annual membership as a gift to a friend, family member or co-worker for 25% off.  The gifting feature can be found....

November 19, 2020
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HBO Max arrives on Amazon Fire TV devices

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WarnerMedia’s streaming service HBO Max is finally coming to Amazon’s Fire TV, nearly half a year after it first launched. The service, which combines HBO content with an exp....