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Apple Calls Out ‘Meta’s Hypocrisy’ Over High Content Creator Fees

Apple is calling out “Meta’s hypocrisy” after the latter announced it would charge a 47.5% commission for creating content in the metaverse.

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‘Reader Apps’ On the App Store Can Now Include Alternate Payment Links

Developers of “reader apps,” such as Netflix, Spotify, and Kindle, can now include a link to alternative payment methods.

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YouTube Offering Top Podcasters $50K to Make the Jump to Video

YouTube is working to entice its top podcasters to make the jump to video, offering $50,000 to sweeten the deal.

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Airbnb: The Newest Way to Send Relief Aid to Ukrainians

The tech industry has been caught in the war between Russian and Ukraine, but Airbnb is emerging as a platform for humanitarian aid.

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YouTube Originals Shutting Down

YouTube is shuttering its YouTube Originals division, with lead Susanne Daniels expected to leave in March.

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Toyota Reconsidering Charging for Key Fob Remote Start

Toyota is reconsidering a controversial decision to charge for keyless remote entry after backlash from owners and non-owners alike.

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Want to Remote Start Your Toyota? You’ll Need to Pay a Subscription

Toyota has revealed that customers will need to pay a subscription fee to use the remote start functionality of their key fobs.

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Patreon Building Video Product to Help Creators Break Free of YouTube

Patreon is working on a video platform to help creators break free of their reliance on YouTube, a move that could have a major impact on the market.

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YouTube Nixing the Dislike Count

YouTube is removing the visible dislike count in an effort to combat harassment of content creators.

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Netflix Buys Night School Studio, Creator of Oxenfree

Netflix has purchased Night School Studio, its first game studio, as the company expands from streaming into gaming.

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Office 2021 Arriving October 5, No Subscription Required

Microsoft Office 2021 is arriving on October 5, and users will be able to purchase it for a one-time fee and no subscription.

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Docker Updates Subscriptions, Desktop Not Free for Large Businesses

Docker has updated its subscriptions, and Docker Desktop is no longer free for large businesses.

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Twitter Buying Scroll to Serve as Foundation for Subscription Service

Twitter has announced it is buying Scroll as it looks to establish a subscription service for premium content.

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YouTube Premium and YouTube Music Passes 50 Million Subscribers

YouTube Premium and YouTube Music have crossed the 50 million subscriber market, just a few years after Google unveiled YouTube subscriptions.

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YouTube Paid Creators $30 Billion Over the Last Three Years

YouTube has provided insight into the state of its content platform, including some impressive figures regarding its revenue and payouts to creators.

HBO Forces Apple TV Users to HBO Max, Shuts Down Apple TV Channel

HBO has shut down its Apple TV Channel, forcing users to embrace HBO Max instead.

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YouTube Unveils Super Thanks So Fans Can Support Favorite Channels

YouTube has unveiled a new feature, Super Thanks, as a way for fans to support their favorite channels and content creators.

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New York Magazine Working With Apple on ‘Journalism Project’

New York Magazine Editor in Chief, David Haskell has said his publication is working with Apple on a “journalism project.”

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YouTube Wins Major EU Copyright Ruling

YouTube has won a major copyright ruling in the EU, one that will have far-reaching impacts on internet platforms.

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Streaming TV Only 26% of Market But Growing Fast

Streaming TV may be constantly in the news, with a new service seemingly cropping up every week, but it still comprises a minority of the market.