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Article / 29/07/2019 /

A fine of 5 billion dollars for Facebook

Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal over data privacy violations, the US Justice Department has now officially fined Facebook for 5 billion dollars. Part of the agreement included new measures to improve the users’ data privacy, including the necessity to have a greater oversight over third-party apps and the implementation of a comprehensive data security program. 

 For more information: Social Media Today

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Apple attempts to get a deal to acquire Intel’s smartphone business

Apple is currently working on a deal with Intel to acquire the majority of the company’s smartphone modem business. The deal, expected to be closed by the end of the year, is valued at around 1 billion dollars. The move is likely to be made in an attempt to ready the iPhone for the 5G. Crucially, the deal would not prevent Intel from developing modem technologies for non-smartphone devices.

For more information: Tech Crunch

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Twitter and Amazon push on sports live streaming

Twitter recently announced that it will broadcast one prime time event of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics every day during the competition on its platform. It will take the form of a small live stream, for about 5 minutes and the specific event will be subjected to a public vote every morning. Amazon Prime on the other hand, will start broadcasting Rolland Garros on its streaming platform in 2021. Does this suggest a foray into the sports industry for streaming platforms?

For more information : Social Media Today and Forbes

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Fortnite World Cup

This weekend in the US was held the first Fortnite World Cup. A global phenomenon, the esports game attracted almost 9 million viewers on YouTube for the last day of the competition. The winner, Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf took home 3 million dollars, which is more than what the Wimbledon winners get for instance. In total, Epic Games, Fortnite’s publisher, gave away a cash prize of 30 million dollars for the competition.

For more information: Tech Crunch

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