Short-form streaming platform Quibi in advanced talks to sell catalog content to Roku

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal citing sources familiar with the matter at hand, Quibi is in advanced talks to sell its content catalog to video-streaming device maker Roku Inc following the streaming service provider winding down its operations. Los Angeles-based Quibi, which offered entertainment and news in episodes of 10 minutes…

Digital Content Next publishes letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook over App Store terms

A letter posted by a trade body shows, major news publishers seeking more favorable terms from Apple Inc on commissions it collects from them through its app store. The letter, addressing Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, was posted on the website of Digital Content Next (DCN) which represents the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times…

eBay Inc discussing potential sale of classified ads business with multiple parties

In a statement, EBay Inc said, it is in discussion with multiple parties on a potential deal revolving around its classified-ads business. It expects to provide an update regarding the process in the coming months. In a report the Wall Street Journal had stated, eBay is in the process of reaching out to potential buyers to…

Office for Civil Rights scrutinizes Google-Ascension data deal

As per a report from the Wall Street Journal, a U.S. federal regulator has initiated an investigation into a cloud computing deal between Alphabet Inc’s Google and Ascension Health which would give Google access to detailed health information of millions of patients. The Office for Civil Rights in the Department of Health and Human Services…

Apple negotiating acquisition of Intel’s 5G modem business

Intel’s earlier announcement of its exit from the 5G modem chip business, following settling a long standing dispute with Qualcomm, presents an opportunity for Apple. A potential deal with Intel is likely to squeeze Qualcomm since it is a key supplier of modem chips for Apple’s iPhones. Apple Inc aims to acquire Intel Corp’s smartphone-modem…

FB’s cryptocurrency get major backing

Backers include PayPal, Visa Inc, Uber Technologies Inc and Mastercard Inc. In a significant development, Facebook Inc’s cryptocurrency has received backing from more than a dozen companies including PayPal Holdings Inc, Visa Inc, Uber Technologies Inc and Mastercard Inc. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, each company will invest nearly $10 million…

Facebook approaches settlement with the FTC over consumer data data breach violations

The focus of the FTC’s investigation into Facebook’s data breach was whether the sharing of personal data of 87 million users with British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica violated its 2011 agreement with the FTC wherein it had pledged to safeguard user’s privacy. As per a report from the Wall Street Journal citing sources familiar…