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Five on Friday: Purchases, Podcasts and Permanent Shut Downs

Five on Friday: Purchases, Podcasts and Permanent Shut Downs

A judge shuts down Locast, YouTube tries podcasting, and Zoom reveals new features at Zoomtopia 2021.
Netflix Wins a Record 44 Emmys, More Than Any Other Network

Netflix Wins a Record 44 Emmys, More Than Any Other Network

Netflix wins 44 Emmys in the 73rd annual Emmy awards, more than any other network or streaming platform.
Fox Buys TMZ from WarnerMedia

Fox Buys TMZ from WarnerMedia

Fox Corp will buy TMZ from AT&T's WarnerMedia in a deal valued at under $50 million.

Judge Hands Down Split Decision in Epic Games v. Apple Lawsuit

A federal judge handed down a split decision in the Epic Games vs. Apple lawsuit. Epic Games is appealing.
Google Plans to Appeal €500M French Fine on Merits of Case

Google Plans to Appeal €500M French Fine on Merits of Case

Google plans to appeal a €500 million fine ($591M) imposed by France’s Competition Authority. Google says the fine is disproportionate.
Weekly Subscription News: Wine, Watchdogs and Winning

Weekly Subscription News: Printing, Promising and Paying

Shutterstock buys PicMonkey for $110M, DocuSign raises full year guidance, and Hot Pod will be The Verge's first paid product.
USA TODAY Launches Sports+ Premium Subscriptions

USA TODAY Launches Sports+ Premium Subscriptions

Earlier this week, Gannett-owned USA TODAY announced the launch of its newest premium product, USA TODAY Sports+.
The New York Times Puts Wirecutter Behind Metered Paywall

The New York Times Puts Wirecutter Behind Metered Paywall

The New York Times Co. is putting its Wirecutter product review site behind a metered paywall.
Five on Friday, Sept. 5, 2021: Tipping, Topping and Top Subscription Jobs

Five on Friday: Tipping, TSA and Top Subscription Jobs

Streamlabs launches recurring monthly tipping service, Axel Springer buys POLITICO, and Microsoft announces Oct. 5 launch of Windows 11.
Twitter Launches ‘Super Follows’ Paid Subscriptions

Twitter Launches ‘Super Follows’ Paid Subscriptions

Twitter kicks off September with a new monetization tool - Super Follows - to more deeply engage their followers.

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