TikTok funds first episodic public health series ‘VIRAL’ from NowThis

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’ new series, “VIRAL,” which will feature interviews with public health experts and a live Q&A session focused on answering questions about the pandemic. The partnership represents TikTok’s first-ever funding of an episodic […]

UK government intervenes in Nvidia’s $40bn ARM takeover null

The UK government has intervened in Nvidia’s proposed $40 billion takeover of Cambridge-based chip designer ARM on national security grounds. Under the powers afforded by the 2002 Enterprise Act, Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden has issued a Public Interest Intervention Notice (PIIN) and instructed the Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) to begin a ‘phase one’ investigation […]

Social audio startup Stationhead looks beyond music as it hits 100K monthly active users

When I’ve written about Stationhead in the past, I’ve focused on how the startup aims to bring the personality and interactivity of a live radio broadcast to streaming music. But CEO Ryan Star said his ambitions are broader now: “We’re going to be the largest social audio platform in the world.” The startup says it’s growing […]

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