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Alibaba Smashes Records with $38 Billion Singles’ Day Sales, Nike Pulls its Products from Amazon, Launch of Disney+ and more.

E commerce and Licensing

Alibaba Smashes Records with $38 Billion Singles’ Day Sales; Ferrari To Limit Licensing in Bid to Bolster Luxury Image; With Instagram’s Reel, Facebook is Stepping Up the Offensive Against TikTok; Nike Pulls its Products from Amazon; Govt. Releases New Draft Consumer Protection Rules for E-Commerce; Disney+ Launches with Massive First-Day Subscriptions; Netflix Inks Multi-Year Deal with Nickelodeon and more. Alibaba Smashes Records with $38 Billion Singles’ Day Sales Shrugging concerns of “weakening discretionary spending” and “more muted” demand from Chinese customers in the face of a domestic slowdown, Alibaba’s annual 24-hour shopping event raked in sales worth a whopping $38 billion. Singles’...

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Universal Music Signs Robbie Williams, China to Surpass US Box Office by 2020, Flipkart Launches Streaming Stick to Compete with Amazon and more.

E commerce and Licensing

Universal Music Signs Robbie Williams; Sony Music Partners with The Onion for Satirical Podcasts; China to Surpass US Box Office by 2020; Disney+ to Run Starz Ads for Film Streaming Rights; Flipkart Launches Streaming Stick to Compete with Amazon; Katy Perry's New Song Benefits Harley-Davidson; United Airlines to Fly Star Wars Themed Aircraft; United Airlines and Brand USA Sign Global Sponsorship Agreement; Fukrey Boyzzz Appoint BWO as Licensing and Merchandising Partner; CCI Urges eCommerce Platforms to be Transparent; and more.   Universal Music Signs Robbie Williams Universal Music Publishing Group (UPMG) has signed a global administration deal with Robbie Williams’ publishing company, Farrell...

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HBO Max to Launch in May, Gains Exclusive Rights of ‘South Park’, Google Cloud Unveils New Celebrity Recognition Feature, Louis Vuitton Bids to take over Tiffany & Co and more.

HBO Max to Launch in May, Gains Exclusive Rights of ‘South Park’; Forbes’ Unique List of Dead Celebrities Income; Google Cloud Unveils New Celebrity Recognition Feature; Golf TV to introduce its Originals; Louis Vuitton Bids to take over Tiffany & Co.; TSMC and GlobalFoundries End Legal Battle with a Cross-Licensing Deal; Spotify Launches a Kids-friendly App; NFL is the Latest Addition to the Music Streaming World; Ola’s Electric Vehicle Venture Raises USD 300 million Funding; Twitter to Ban All Political Ads Ahead of the 2020 Elections in the U.S.; CCI launches Investigation against Oyo and Make My Trip; Microsoft Bags...

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FlipFit to Combine StitchFix and Instagram,Formula 1 Will Live-Stream Grand Prix in association with Twitch, Huawei to License 5G Technology in the US and more.

CAIT Asks for High level Enquiry into “UNHOLY NEXUS” of E-commerce Companies and Banks; FlipFit to Combine StitchFix and Instagram; Amazon Expands its AVOD plans with the Launch of its Customizable News App; Formula 1 Will Live-Stream Grand Prix in association with Twitch; Netflix expecting USD 2 Billion Funding for New Content; Huawei to License 5G Technology in the US; Indian Railways to Allow Promotion of the Movie Housefull 4 in a Train and more. CAIT Asks for High level Enquiry into “UNHOLY NEXUS” of E-commerce Companies and Banks The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has demanded high level enquiry by...

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Google to Launch Cloud Gaming Service Stadia on November 19, Donald Trump Joins Amazon’s Twitch, Amazon Music to Feature on Apple TVs and more.

Google to Launch Cloud Gaming Service Stadia on November 19; Donald Trump Joins Amazon’s Twitch; AMC to Start Online Movie Streaming Service; Amazon Music to Feature on Apple TVs; CAIT Attempts to Close In on ‘Deep Discount’ Controversy; Flipkart Forays into Original Videos and Food Retail; Plea before NGT against Use of Plastic by E-Commerce Companies; Shopmatic Acquires Full Stakes in CombineSell and more. Gaming and Licensing News Google to Launch Cloud Gaming Service Stadia on November 19 Google’s cloud gaming service, Stadia, will be launched on November 19, 2019, as announced by the company at the Pixel 4 launch event on Tuesday....

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Siri to Default to Preferred Third-Party Apps, Tesla Adds Spotify Premium, Netflix and live TV to In-Car System, Disney Bans Netflix Ads Across All its Entertainment Networks and more.

Apple’s Siri to Default to Preferred Third-Party Apps; Record Labels Hinder Apple’s Bundling Strategy; Tesla Adds Spotify Premium, Netflix and live TV to In-Car System; MGM Targets Halloween for ‘Adam’s Family’ Release; Disney Bans Netflix Ads Across All its Entertainment Networks; Online Festive Sales Soar, Malls and Stores Face Dip; Zomato Raises USD 600 Million from Ant; Amazon Launches IP Accelerator and more. Licensing News Apple’s Siri to Default to Preferred Third-Party Apps Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri, will soon be updated to direct users to third-party messaging applications by default and not to just Apple’s iMessage. This update will soon be extended to...

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Marvel Sued for X-Men Theme Song, Warner Gets Trump Tweet Removed, Jennifer Lopez Sued for Infringing Photograph and more.

Marvel Sued for X-Men Theme Song; Warner Gets Trump Tweet Removed; Telegram Under Fire from RIAA for Infringement; Jennifer Lopez Sued for Infringing Photograph; NY Court Dismisses Infringement Suit against ‘Billions’; Lil Peep’s Mother Files a Suit for Wrongful Death; Multiple Rappers Named in ‘Rodeo’ Infringement Suit; Rafale: The Jet and Pan Masala; RSS wants Online Platforms to Regulate Anti-Hindu Content and more. International News Marvel Sued for X-Men Theme Song A copyright infringement lawsuit against Marvel, Disney, Amazon, Apple and others, has been filed in a New York Court.  Zoltan Krisko filed the suit claiming that the theme song of the animated version...

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Disney Bags 8 Major Advertisers for Star Wars Finale, LVMH Looks for Revenue from Virtual Fashion, Universal Unveils New Trolls Tour Line-Ups and more.

Flutter-TSG to Form Largest Online Betting Company; Disney Bags 8 Major Advertisers for Star Wars Finale; LVMH Looks for Revenue from Virtual Fashion; Matrubharti Raises INR 3.24 Crore in Angel Funding; Universal Unveils New Trolls Tour Line-Ups; Plastic Ban Spells Trouble for eCommerce Companies; Udaan Raises USD 585 Million in Series D; Simon Group Invests in Rue Gilt and more. Licensing News Flutter-TSG to Form Largest Online Betting Company UK betting giant, Flutter Entertainment, is all set to buy Canadian online gaming company, The Stars Group (TSG), to form the world’s largest online betting company worth. Flutter which signed an all-shares deal worth...

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Meghan Markle Sues Newspaper, Google Refuses to Pay French Publishers, Tech Giants to Face Another Antitrust Inquiry and more.

Meghan Markle Sues Newspaper; Google Refuses to Pay French Publishers; Telegram Facing PIL to Ban App; FPIs Oppose Localisation Norms for Data Protection; Tech Giants to Face Another Antitrust Inquiry, Comcast Accuses Google; Malaysia Fines Grab for Abuse of Dominance; 'Fake News' Law Goes into Effect in Singapore and more. Meghan Markle Sues Newspaper American actress and now Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, has initiated legal proceedings against the publisher of the UK daily newspaper the Mail on Sunday and its parent company, DMG Media, after the newspaper published a handwritten letter she had sent to her estranged father. The decision was...

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Tinder Originals, Big Bang Theory Worth 1 Billion, and more.

Licensing and eCommerce News: Tinder Forays into Creating Original Shows, WarnerMedia Buys Rights to Stream ‘The Big Bang Theory’ for USD 1 Billion, MLC Requires USD 66.5 Million Initial Funding, eCommerce Companies Accused of Violating FDI Norms, Deadline to Submit Feedback on Draft eCommerce Guidelines Extended, SoftBank Invests in Latin eCommerce Market, and more. eCommerce News eCommerce Companies Accused of Violating FDI Norms The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has recently stated that Amazon and Flipkart violated the Press Note No.2 of the FDI policy 2018, by hosting festival sales on their respective platforms. According to the FDI policy, e-commerce companies are...

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