Video on Demand (VoD) Service Market – Major Technology Giants in Buzz Again | Catchpla, CinemaNow, Comcast

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Nov 17, 2020 (Heraldkeepers) —
2020-2029 Report on Global Video on Demand (VoD) Service Market by Player, Region, Type, Application and Sales Channel is latest research study released by HTF MI evaluating the market, highlighting opportunities, risk side analysis, and leveraged with strategic and tactical decision-making support. The study provides information on market trends and development, drivers, capacities, technologies, and on the changing investment structure of the Global Video on Demand (VoD) Service Market. Some of the key players profiled in the study are Alphabet (YouTube), Amazon Web Services, Apple, Catchpla, CinemaNow, Comcast Corporation, Eros International, Filmdoo, Gulf DTH FZ, Home Box Office, HOOQ, Icflix, Iflix, IndieFlix, IQIYI (Baidu), Joyn, KWIKmotion, LeEco (LeTV), Muvi, Netflix, Rakuten, Roku, Second TV (LGU+), Tencent Video, Tving (CJ E&M), Vivendi (Canal+), VUDU, Walt Disney (Hulu LLC, Disney+), Watcha Play & Youku

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What Amazon’s push into pharmacy means for pharmacies, health plans, and startups

Companies like Hims or Ro that prescribe and ship medications to your door could see a slight benefit as getting drugs online goes mainstream, but ultimately could have to compete directly with Amazon.

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Analysts and experts credit Amazon with ushering in the widespread adoption of e-commerce shopping and selling habits with its Prime two-day shipping. Amazon Pharmacy could create the same seismic shifts in mail-order prescriptions that initially benefit the existing companies in the space, but ultimately leave those companies competing directly with the behemoth.

Direct-to-consumer pharmacies, for example, could benefit as new consumers learn to order prescriptions online for the first time through Amazon. In a way, it proves their business model is a good one, and that widespread adoption is possible, making the private companies more enticing to potential investors. However, customers could have a more established purchasing relationship with Amazon, given the ubiquity of Prime memberships

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‘X’ gender NY driver’s licenses coming with computer update

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York intends to offer driver’s licenses with a nonbinary gender identity marker of “X,” but it could take more than a year before Department of Motor Vehicles computers will be able to automatically handle the option, state officials said in court filings.

Officials made the disclosure in papers filed in a federal lawsuit brought against them by Sander Saba, who is challenging the state policy of limiting gender identity on licenses to either “male” or “female.” Saba, a nonbinary transgender New York City resident, said in the lawsuit filed by Lambda Legal this summer that the policy is discriminatory.

The state recently moved to dismiss the lawsuit against Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the DMV commissioner as moot. State lawyers argued in court papers that officials late last year had begun planning to “permit New Yorkers to receive a driver’s license that bears an ‘X’ gender identification

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Spacemaker, AI software for urban development, is acquired by Autodesk for $240M

Autodesk, the U.S. publicly listed software and services company that targets engineering and design industries, has acquired Norway’s Spacemaker, a startup that has developed AI-supported software for urban development.

The price of the acquisition is $240 million in a mostly all-cash deal. Spacemaker’s VC backers include European firms Atomico and Northzone, which co-led the company’s $25 million Series A round in 2019. Other investors on the cap table include Nordic real estate innovator NREP, Nordic property developer OBOS, U.K. real estate technology fund Round Hill Ventures and Norway’s Construct Venture.

Founded by Håvard Haukeland, Carl Christensen and Anders Kvale, and based in Oslo, Norway — but with a number of other outposts around the globe — the 115-person Spacemaker team develops and sells cloud-based software that utilises AI to help architects, urban designers and real estate developers make more informed design decisions. By having Spacemaker look over a designer’s shoulder,

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Facebook, Twitter CEOs express support for changes to key law governing internet speech

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testifies virtually Tuesday about social media’s responsibilities in fighting hatred while promoting free speech.


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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey agreed Tuesday to support changes to a key federal internet law even as they pushed back at allegations that their companies are biased against conservative views.

In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, the pair of executives answered a range of questions that strayed from the original topic: how the companies handled the 2020 US election. The four-and-a-half-hour hearing touched on tech addiction, encryption and antitrust, in addition to content moderation.

The testimony marked the second congressional appearance for both men in less than a month. Though the exchanges were more cordial than last month’s, it was clear from the outset that lawmakers are intent on reining in the two popular social networks. One frequently raised possibility: revising Section 230, a

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How to submit an assignment in Google Classroom, or retract a submission, on a computer or mobile device



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After Books And Streaming, Amazon Launches Online Pharmacy

After books, clothes, appliances, fresh food and even streaming content, Amazon is branching into one of the last realms it has yet to conquer: prescription drugs.

The e-commerce giant said Tuesday it was launching an online pharmacy for US consumers, who will be able to order prescription medications directly from its website or mobile app.

The move comes two years after Amazon acquired PillPack, an internet pharmacy offering pre-sorted dose packaging and home delivery.

“As more and more people look to complete everyday errands from home, pharmacy is an important and needed addition to the Amazon online store,” said Amazon senior vice president Doug Herrington.

TJ Parker, vice president of the new unit, said it was designed “to put customers first — bringing Amazon’s customer obsession to an industry that can be inconvenient and confusing.”

Amazon has long been rumored to be interested in the pharmacy business, and the entry

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NADA Chairman Lashes Out At Automakers Over ‘Mausoleum Mandates’

The Covid-19 pandemic has put the move to digital world on “hyperdrive” according to the chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association and the result is likely to be an escalation of a decades-long battle between dealers and automakers.

Speaking to a virtual meeting of the Automotive Press Association, NADA Chairman Rhett Ricart pointed to the move towards doing more business online as further evidence against what he called “mausoleum mandates” by automakers that force dealers to make costly investments to enlarge and enhance their showrooms.

“For most dealers these programs have been costly, burdensome, and didn’t do a damn

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ActivTrak raises $50 million to measure remote workers’ productivity

ActivTrak, an Austin, Texas-based cloud productivity monitoring software provider, today raised $50 million in a series B round from Sapphire Ventures. The fresh capital will be used to scale ActivTrak’s go-to-market activities across sales, marketing, and channels and expand the company’s capabilities using AI-driven analytics, according to CEO Rita Selvaggi.

The pandemic has forced a record number of employees to work remotely. A recent article by MIT professor Erik Brynjolfsson estimates that 31% of workers employed in early March had switched to working at home by the first week of April. In a PricewaterhouseCoopers survey of 1,200 U.S. office workers between May and June, executives expressed concern about what might be missed, even with more flexible work and a workforce largely ready to make the leap.

ActivTrak’s cloud-based product aims to allay those fears by delivering aggregated data and analytics that “quantify” productivity, as Axilrod put it. A client installs

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Facebook, Twitter CEOs say they would support changes to key internet law

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testifies virtually Tuesday about social media’s responsibilities in fighting hatred while promoting free speech.


Screenshot by CNET

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey agreed Tuesday to support changes to a key federal internet law even as they pushed against allegations their companies are biased against conservative views.

In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, the pair of executives answered a range of questions that strayed from the original topic: how the companies handled the 2020 US election. The four-and-half-hour hearing touched on tech addiction, encryption and antitrust, in addition to content moderation. 

The testimony marked the second Congressional appearance for both men in less than a month. While the exchanges were more cordial than last month’s, it was clear from the outset that lawmakers are intent on reining in the two popular social networks. One frequently raised possibility: revising Section 230, a key federal

Read More