Casting Software Company Talent Systems Acquires UK Platform Spotlight

EXCLUSIVE: North American casting software company Talent Systems has acquired Spotlight, the United Kingdom’s premier casting platform. Talent Systems connects talent and their representatives with casting directors in film, television, theater, print, voiceover, and commercials. The deal creates a unique and … Read more…

Reddit Buys Short-Form Video Platform Dubsmash, Its First Major Acquisition

Reddit announced the acquisition of Dubsmash, a TikTok-like short-form video app whose mission is to “elevate underrepresented creators.” Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Dubsmash, founded in 2015, raised $ 20.2 million from investors including Eniac Ventures, Heartcore Capital, Index … Read more…

Three Indonesian Series Underway at Wattpad and Screenplay Films for Streaming Platform Vidio

Three series developed by Indonesia’s Screenplay Films and online story platform Wattpad have found a home at streaming platform Vidio. All three will be presented in Bahasa Indonesian and released in 2021. The three – “Turn On” adapted from a … Read more…

Soledad O’Brien – The Mistake of Giving Trump’s Lies a Platform | The Daily Social Distancing Show

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest … Read more…

IBM To Focus On Open Hybrid Cloud Platform; To Spin-Off Managed Infrastructure Services Unit

IBM (IBM) announced the company will separate its Managed Infrastructure Services unit of its Global Technology Services division into a new public company. Going forward, IBM will focus on its open hybrid cloud platform. The new company will be entirely … Read more…

CFTC Charges BitMEX For Illegally Operating Crypto-derivatives Platform

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, has charged cryptocurrency derivatives exchange Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange or BitMEX for illegally operating an unregistered trading platform and for violating the anti-money laundering regulations. A civil enforcement action was filed in the U.S. … Read more…

Salsify nabs $155M as its commerce experience platform sees a big surge of business from Covid-19

Salsify, which provides brands and the companies behind them a single place to track product inventories, manage how they are described and sold across a disparate array of online and offline locations, and then run analytics on the data to … Read more…

If You’re A Mom With No Village, This Platform Offers Access To Affordable Childcare Through A Barter System

Source: Michele Pevide / Getty   We’ve all heard the African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child,” but many millennial and gen X parents know that the village just isn’t what it used to be. There are … Read more…

Qualcomm unveils next-gen 5G laptop platform ahead of Apple Silicon MacBook arrival

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G is the next-gen computer platform that will power slim Windows 10 laptop designs that support always-on, always-connected experiences. Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 platform at IFA 2020, revealing that Acer will be … Read more…

ConsenSys Acquires JPMorgan’s Quorum Blockchain Platform

U.S.-based blockchain technology firm ConsenSys has acquired the Quorum blockchain platform from financial technology company J.P. Morgan. ConsenSys builds applications, infrastructure, and solutions on the Ethereum blockchain network. The Quorum private distributed ledger is also an enterprise-variant of the Ethereum … Read more…

GOP Says It Won’t Have New Party Platform For 2020 Election, Will Just Support Trump

The Republican Party is forgoing a traditional process of adopting goals, but will “enthusiastically support the President’s America-first agenda.” Politics – U.S. Political News, Opinion and Analysis SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card … Read more…

Hello Robot emerges out of stealth to launch a mobile robotic gripping platform for the home

This is Stretch — or, more precisely, the Stretch Research Edition. The name certainly conveys the tall, skinny and minimalist design of the home helper robot. Stretch is different and somehow familiar, with a straightforward technical design that adapts a … Read more…

Coronavirus-enforced Champions League changes give CBS the platform to build an audience

The pandemic-enforced changes to the Champions League presented the perfect format for CBS to find to broadcast European soccer’s showpiece competition earlier than planned in the United States. Rather than the usual home-and-away series for the quarterfinals and semifinals, UEFA … Read more…

‘We’ve Seen the Power of Protest.’ Ellie Goulding on Why Environmental Activism Is Part of Her Platform

Pop music and caring about the planet didn’t always go hand in hand. But Ellie Goulding — known for hits like 2015’s multi-platinum “Love Me Like You Do” — was early to jump into environmental activism, joining the U.N. Environment … Read more…

How Emmy Contenders Are Using Their FYC Platform for Philanthropy Amid Coronavirus, Black Lives Matter

Three years ago, Warner Bros. sitcom “Mom” decided to spotlight Planned Parenthood during the Emmy For Your Consideration campaign window. It was a move that came with a considerable cash donation ($ 250,000) but also increased attention on the health … Read more…

Fédération inks deals with YouTube, Google, Instagram and Facebook; launches dedicated platform for Paris couture and menswear

The Fédération de la Couture et de la Mode, the governing body of French fashion, has created two dedicated new platforms to present this July’s haute couture and menswear seasons in Paris. News – FashionNetwork.com USA BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Must Read: Joan Smalls Launches DonateMyWage Platform, New York Fashion Week Needs a Revamp

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Thursday. Joan Smalls launches DonateMyWage.orgEarlier this month, model Joan Smalls committed to donating 50% of her salary for the remainder of the year to organizations fighting for racial equality. She’s following … Read more…

In major U-turn, the UK will now reportedly use Apple and Google’s platform for its coronavirus tracing app

Germany, Italy and Denmark have also switched from a so-called “centralized” approach to a “dencentralized” approach. Europe News BEST DEAL UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off … Read more…

Department of Transportation, FAA are giving pilots ‘a platform of jello to stand firmly on’ — American Airlines pilot on in-flight social distancing

As airlines slash their schedules, some flights are getting more crowded. Dennis Tajer, pilot and Allied Pilots Association Communications Committee spokesman, joins “Squawk Box” to discuss. Travel BEST TRAVEL DEAL: Find Great Deals At Radisson’s Official Site. Book Now And … Read more…

China Streaming Platform iQIYI Accused of Fraud by Activist Investor Wolfpack

U.S.-based securities analysis firm and activist investor Wolfpack Research has publicly accused Chinese streaming platform iQIYI of fraud. iQIYI “massively [inflated] its user numbers and revenue while at the same time hiding the fraud from auditors and investors by overpaying … Read more…

Victoria Beckham’s black dresses, chunky platform boots stage ‘gentle rebellion’ at London Fashion Week

Victoria Beckham chose black dresses paired with distinctive belts and chunky thigh-high platform boots for a collection she characterized as a “gentle rebellion” at London Fashion Week on Sunday. Reuters: Entertainment News BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Victoria Beckham’s black dresses, chunky platform boots stage ‘gentle rebellion’ at London Fashion Week

Victoria Beckham chose black dresses paired with distinctive belts and chunky thigh-high platform boots for a collection she characterized as a “gentle rebellion” at London Fashion Week on Sunday. Reuters: Entertainment News BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Spotify expands its podcast empire in a bid to become ‘the world’s leading audio platform’

This article originally ran in Term Sheet, Fortune’s newsletter about deals and dealmakers. Sign up here. Spotify’s at it again. The music-streaming giant announced plans to acquire The Ringer, a sports and entertainment news company. The Ringer, which was founded by … Read more…

Spotify expands its podcast empire in a bid to become ‘the world’s leading audio platform’

This article originally ran in Term Sheet, Fortune’s newsletter about deals and dealmakers. Sign up here. Spotify’s at it again. The music-streaming giant announced plans to acquire The Ringer, a sports and entertainment news company. The Ringer, which was founded by … Read more…

VRrOOm to Launch VR Platform for Immersive, Multi-User Streaming of Live Events

French VR company VRrOOm is launching a six degrees of freedom (6-DoF) social VR platform that operates within the VRChat live platform, and enables multiple users to take part in live events, and includes the possibility of real-time photo-realistic representation. … Read more…

Bloomberg firm Hawkfish falsely told potential hires it would be the ‘primary’ tech platform for the DNC

Mike Bloomberg’s technology company Hawkfish falsely claimed to recruits that the Democratic National Committee is one of its clients. The recruiting pitch changed days after the DNC notified the firm that its claim was “incorrect and misleading.” BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Real estate fintech platform Immo Investment Technologies raises €11M Series A

Immo Investment Technologies, a London-based fintech startup that purchase homes on behalf of buy-to-let investors, has closed €11M in Series A funding. Immo says it has already evaluated over 10,000 for-sale apartments in the launch city of Hamburg. “Immo buys … Read more…

Sales Associate Position for Luxury Rental & Styling Platform In New York City

Armarium is the first platform to introduce global luxury brands to the sharing economy. Sales / Rental Associate Responsibilities: Excel in the Customer Experience by responding to questions, improving engagement and understanding brands / product knowledgeMeet or exceed team and … Read more…

‘Billions’ star Asia Kate Dillon on using platform as first non-binary TV star

ABC News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release … Read more…

ICYMI: Wrapping up Fashion Month Fall 2019, Shop Platform Sneakers and Tan Handbags & More Street Style Inspiration

Sure, we’re all glued to our phones/tablets/laptops/watches that barely tell time, but even the best of us miss out on some important #content from time to time. That’s why, in case you missed it, we’ve rounded up our most popular … Read more…

Tom Steyer unveils six-figure ad buy, platform in apparent signal of a 2020 presidential bid

Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer unveiled a Democratic platform Tuesday, launched a six-figure ad buy, and scheduled several town halls across the nation, seemingly positioning himself for a 2020 presidential run. FOX News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans … Read more…