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Tax-free status of movie, music and games traded online is on table as WTO nations meet in Abu Dhabi

abcnews.go.com As the World Trade Organization opens its latest biannual meeting of government ministers on Monday, its longtime moratorium on duties on e-commerce products is coming under…

WTO nations set to discuss tax-free status of movie, music and games traded online

chicagotribune.com GENEVA — Since late last century and the early days of the web, providers of digital media like Netflix and Spotify have had a free pass when it comes to international taxes…

Europe remains hard to crack for North American GPs

techcrunch.com A few years ago, setting up shop in Europe was the soup du jour for North American VCs. From OMERs and Lightspeed to Bessemer Venture Partners, the market attracted firms of…

Irish tech funding reached record high in 2023 but nosedived in Q4

siliconrepublic.com IVCA chair Denise Sidhu said that this drop in funding according to the group’s latest report is not surprising as it is consistent with a global decline in VC funding.…

Ditch the Debt, Fuel the Dream: Alternative Funding Strategies for Small Businesses Avoiding Loans

entrepreneur.com The pressure’s on. You envision launching your dream business, but traditional loans are a heavy anchor, dragging down your entrepreneurial spirit. What if there was a way…

The Taylor Swift deepfakes are a warning

platformer.news It's the last weekend of our big sale celebrating Platformer's new home! New subscribers can get 20 percent off the first year of an annual subscription at this link. Is it…

TikTok needs Taylor Swift more than Taylor Swift needs TikTok

simonowens.substack.com Image licensed from Getty Images Welcome! I'm Simon Owens and this is my media industry newsletter. If you've received it, then you either subscribed or someone forwarded it…

The long tail of media is thriving

simonowens.substack.com Image licensed from Getty Images Welcome! I'm Simon Owens and this is my media industry newsletter. You can subscribe by clicking on this handy little button: Subscribe now…

Column: The AI industry has a battle-tested plan to keep using our content without paying for it

latimes.com ChatGPT replicates New York Times articles nearly verbatim, a lawsuit by the newspaper claims. But OpenAI and other AI companies say what they do is legally fair use. This…

Farcaster hype grows, Bluesky opens to the public and SEC’s Hester Peirce is open to new token proposals

techcrunch.com Farcaster hype grows, Bluesky opens to the public and SEC’s Hester Peirce is open to new token proposals Welcome to TechCrunch Crypto, formerly known as Chain Reaction. To…

SEC’s Hester Peirce still plans to push for a token ‘safe harbor’ plan

techcrunch.com The work of creating crypto- and investor-friendly legal frameworks in the United States continues. Thankfully for the web3 community, they have friends in high places. It’s…

The most popular news podcasts share the mic

niemanlab.org The hosts of the most popular news podcasts hardly ever fly solo. A new report from the Pew Research Center finds news podcasts are more likely than other types of top…

What could bring Apple down?

economist.com Tim Cook, boss of Apple, is having a rough start to 2024. In the past month his company has faced an unusual barrage of unpleasantness. A patent dispute forced it to remove…

Welcome to the ad-free internet

economist.com For a preview of what lies wrapped beneath the Christmas tree, log in to Facebook. The social network tracks its users’ behaviour so intimately that it is able to…

What I learned starting a cryptocurrency podcast

cryptomaton.medium.com I’ve been in the cryptocurrency space since early 2017 — but I’ve always had an interest in technology and finance so it was an incredible discovery for me when I first…

HUGE NEWS! DONALD TRUMP BITCOIN, FLARE FLR RAISES $35 Million & $30B RIA GROUP BITCOIN ETFS!

youtube.com In crypto news today Donald Trump softens tone on Bitcoin. Flare FLR raises $35 million. $30 billion RIA Carson Group has approved four spot bitcoin ETFs on platform.…

Three years after Spotify's original announcement that it would launch a higher-quality audio subscription, the company has yet to roll out the feature

theverge.com I was really hoping I wouldn’t have to do this again. Last year, it seemed like there was no reason to believe Spotify would ever roll out its long-delayed HiFi lossless…

Songwriters & Publishers Due Nearly $400M After Final Streaming Royalty Rate Determination

billboard.com Songwriters and publishers are due nearly $400 million in additional payouts following the Copyright Royalty Board’s Phonorecord III final determination in August, according…

Saint Levant & Gazan Rapper MC Abdul Celebrate the Culture of Palestine in ‘Deira’ Video

billboard.com The culture of Palestine is celebrated in “Deira,” a new song and video from artists Saint Levant and MC Abdul released in the wake of Levant’s recent signing to Universal…

A controversial idea at the heart of Bidenomics : Planet Money

npr.org A controversial idea at the heart of Bidenomics Réka Juhász is a professor of economics at the University of British Columbia, and she studies what's known as industrial…

Gen and the Degenerates Dance in the Face of Dystopia on Debut Album ‘Anti-Fun Propaganda’

billboard.com Genevieve Glynn-Reeves, the 22-year-old British singer and lead for Gen and the Degenerates, is not looking for sympathy from older generations. Just cutting back on the…

Will Superfans Pay More for Premium Experiences at Concerts? Live Nation Is Betting On It

billboard.com If 2023 was the year of Taylor Swift, 2024 could be the year of the superfan. While Swift’s The Eras Tour proved that music fans are willing to spend large sums and travel…

New Docuseries about Tim & Katherine Ballard

benzinga.com HANFORD, Calif., Feb. 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Veteran podcaster Troy Ables has released the first episode of a brand new multi-episode docuseries about the allegations made…

3M has a ‘future of work manager’

aol.com Successfully executing on a hybrid plan continues to vex many companies, whose tired return-to-office mandates remain difficult to enforce, and whose employees remain…

2024 IPO Dreams, Apple’s Sports Game and Reddit’s Biz Gamble

theinformation.com This week, the drama that has been brewing across the tech industry entered another gear. Top of mind: Reddit, OpenAI and investors that don't see eye to eye with CEOs. Hope…

Ethena: Crypto's Next Bank Run or a Tokenized Hedge Fund?

dcs.megaphone.fm In this week's roundup Jason and Santi are joined by Blockworks research analyst Matt Fiebach to unpack USDe, crypto's latest high yield synthetic dollar. They dig into…

Is Ethena Crypto's Next Bank Run or a Tokenized Hedge Fund?

dcs.megaphone.fm In this week's roundup Jason and Santi are joined by Blockworks research analyst Matt Fiebach to unpack USDe, crypto's latest high yield synthetic dollar. They dig into…

Is USDe Crypto's Next Bank Run or a Tokenized Hedge Fund?

dcs.megaphone.fm In this week's roundup Jason and Santi are joined by Blockworks research analyst Matt Fiebach to unpack USDe, crypto's latest high yield synthetic dollar. They dig into…

Xavatar is getting ready to air its metaverse talk show in the US

siliconrepublic.com Film and TV star Colin O’Donoghue will co-host the talk show featuring the who’s who in entertainment while Paddy Casey will be the musical director. With all the advances…

Irish Innovators’ Initiative gives €28m to four training programmes

siliconrepublic.com The four programmes will focus on medtech, agtech, cybersecurity and digital health, with the goal of creating new talent and enterprises. An Irish support scheme is…

Why Matthew Belloni’s entertainment industry newsletter thrives

talkingbiznews.com Nicholas Quah of Vulture profiles Matthew Belloni, who writes an entertainment industry newsletter for Puck. Quah writes, “The newsletter in question, Puck’s What I’m…

MiB: Andrew Slimmon, Morgan Stanley Investment Management

ritholtz.com This week, we speak with Andrew Slimmon, managing director at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, where he leads the Applied Equity Advisors team. He is also the lead…

Rust programming language: A beginner’s guide

siliconrepublic.com Writing for MIT Technology Review recently, Clive Thompson described Rust as ‘the world’s most-loved programming language’. It is certainly growing in popularity, and here…

Match Group’s deal with OpenAI is just business with AI glitter on top

techcrunch.com Match Group’s deal with OpenAI is just business with AI glitter on top Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts. Hello, and welcome to Equity, a podcast about the…

DWAC updates SEC filings to reflect new risk factors in plan to buy Trump Media & Technology Group

marketwatch.com Digital World Acquisition Corp. said Friday it has updated its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding its planned merger with Trump Media and…

Difference Media Presents "Faith, Family & Friends" by Pastor Matt Hagee: A Reverent Masterpiece Featuring Acclaimed Artists

benzinga.com SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Difference Media proudly announces the release of the highly anticipated album, "Faith, Family & Friends," a soulful collection of…

Mark-Taylor Companies Debuts Season 2 of Multifamily Forward Podcast

benzinga.com SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark-Taylor Companies, a leading luxury multifamily developer, owner, manager and consultant in Arizona and Nevada, is proud…

Galway’s Buymedia to create 100 jobs over four years

siliconrepublic.com The announcement was made at the official opening of Galway’s new tech innovation centre, Platform94. Advertising platform Buymedia is expanding its workforce in Galway with…

New Music Plays Second Fiddle to Catalog Titles

statista.com The rise of music streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music has not only changed the way people are listening to music, but also what they're listening to. Thanks…

Taylor Swift Retains Crown of World's No. 1 Recording Artist

statista.com 2023 was a year of superlatives for Taylor Swift: she was the most-streamed artist in the world on Spotify and Apple Music, had the three best-selling albums in the United…

How ChatGPT can help you build a website

siliconrepublic.com Marketing executive Rebecca Barnatt-Smith gives an insight into how ChatGPT’s generative AI capabilities can help you build a website quickly and effectively. ChatGPT is…

Stacks’ Muneeb Ali On Why Bitcoin Is Exciting Once Again

unchainedcrypto.com Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Fountain, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Pandora, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite…

Is USDCe Crypto's Next Bank Run or a Tokenized Hedge Fund?

dcs.megaphone.fm In this week's roundup Jason and Santi are joined by Blockworks research analyst Matt Feibach to unpack USDCe, crypto's latest high yield synthetic dollar. They dig into…

The Right to Bitcoin with Dennis Porter

whatbitcoindid.com “Bitcoin might be outside politics, Bitcoin might be outside government, but you are not…and so they can still enact laws that go after us as individuals.”— Dennis Porter…

Galway’s Platform94 opens €5.2m extension to boost regional growth

siliconrepublic.com Platform94 expects to bring a gross added value of more than €66.8 million to the regional economy this year, thanks to its expanded headquarters. The Galway technology…

The US returns to the moon after more than 50 years

siliconrepublic.com The Odysseus unmanned spacecraft successfully landed on the moon’s south pole, paving the way for NASA’s plans to bring astronauts back to the moon. The US has received a…

Reddit files for IPO and offers stock to its most active users

siliconrepublic.com According to CEO Steve Huffman, more than 76m users on average visited the website daily in December 2023. Reddit has finally registered with the US Securities and Exchange…

Bank of Ireland is investing €50m to tackle customer fraud

siliconrepublic.com The bank claims most people in Ireland experienced some form of fraudulent communications over the past year and that consumers should treat any unsolicited call, text or…

Apple says Spotify wants ‘limitless’ access to its tools without paying

theguardian.com Apple has condemned Spotify over the long-running competition complaint filed with the EU that could see the tech company face a huge fine if found guilty. After reports the…

BMS to create 350 jobs in $400m Cruiserath expansion

siliconrepublic.com The new investment will significantly expand the pharma company’s manufacturing and laboratory capacity at the Dublin 15 campus. Pharma giant Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) has…

SD Worx to create 40 Wicklow jobs over the next two years

siliconrepublic.com SD Worx Ireland said the expansion is due to an increased demand for its services and that the new roles will help innovate its automated payroll offering. Payroll tech…

The IT challenges faced in the office booking sector

siliconrepublic.com Paul Scott, CTO of office booking platform Matrix Booking, discusses digital transformation and sustainability in the workspace booking sector. Paul Scott is the chief…

Apple claims Spotify wants ‘limitless access’ to App Store without paying

marketwatch.com Apple Inc. blasted Spotify Technology late Thursday over its long-running complaint with the European Union that could soon lead to a $539 million fine against the iPhone…

Google hits pause on Gemini’s people pictures

platformer.news Today let’s talk about how Google’s effort to bring diversity to AI-generated images backfired, and consider how tech platforms’ efforts to avoid public-relations crises…

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