Fox News Sends Fox Nation to Join the Holiday-Movie Programming Wars

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Another media outlet is getting ready to vie for fans of sentimental stories in the industry’s massive holiday-programming wars.

Fox Nation, the streaming-video hub that is part of Fox News Media, will launch its first holiday movie, “Christmas in the Rockies,” later this week, part of a new holiday salvo that is expected to include two other projects, “Christmas on the Range” and “Christmas on the Coast.” “Rockies” will be available on Fox Nation starting Thursday, November 26 and will be exclusive until November 2021. “Fox & Friends” hosts Steve Doocy and Ainsley Earhardt will make cameos.

“Originally Ainsley and I were supposed to fly to Canada to film our scenes, but then the pandemic hit, nobody was flying anywhere and the producers were in a pickle, they wanted us in the film, but we couldn’t get there,” says Doocy. “When it became

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AM Best to Join CPCU Society Webinar on Innovation Trends in Property/Casualty Industry

AM Best Associate Director Edin Imsirovic will take part in a webinar on Nov. 12, 2020, at 2 p.m. (EST) for the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) Society on the state of innovation in the property/casualty insurance innovation.

In AM Best’s view, the pace and magnitude of technological and societal changes has made innovation increasingly critical for the insurance industry, and in March 2020, the rating agency adopted an innovation criteria into its rating process. The webinar, titled, “P&C Insurer Innovation in the COVID-19 Economy,” will explore specific approaches by insurers to harness innovation, particularly amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the results of innovation reviews conducted by AM Best. Imsirovic is part of AM Best’s property/casualty ratings division, with specializations in insurtech and emerging technologies, and is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the ratings of various U.S. property/casualty insurance companies.

The Institutes CPCU Society is a community of

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Brazil, US Join Hands In Shutting Down Piracy Sites, Apps In ‘Operation 404’

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  • Brazil, U.S. target websites, apps that stream content illegally
  • Authorities seized three domains that were streaming pirated content
  • The domains are now in the custody of the federal government

The Brazilian government joined forces with the U.S. in initiating a campaign called “Operation 404” that is against websites and apps that are streaming TV shows and movies illegally.

According to a press release on the Department of Justice’s website, the operation, which is being led by Brazilian authorities, already took down various websites and apps that were illegally showcasing video content owned by the rightsholders in the U.S.

Brazil’s Secretariat of Integrated Operations (SEOPI) launched the operation in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice and Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations unit.

The operation has determined three domains – megatorrentshd.biz, comandotorrentshd.tv, and bludv.tv – that were offering “free access to copyrighted content to website visitors all

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Neptune Software & Starboard Consulting Join Forces to Mobilize Asset Management | News

STUART, Fla., Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — After over a decade of successful project execution, providing their clients with mission critical solutions for business operations, centered around IBM’s suite of solutions, Starboard Consulting, LLC has launched an expansion of the company’s vision for the future. The company has entered into a strategic partnership with Neptune Software to use their technology solutions in delivering enhanced user experiences and building a new generation of mobile applications.

Starboard Consulting has taken the company’s collective experience to establish a new solution optimization and product development initiative to bring the next generation of capabilities to a broad range of roles in client businesses around the world.

Called StarMax, this solution is based on Neptune Software’s DX Platform, an enterprise transformation solution that is already in use at major corporations around the world.

For Starboard, this new initiative was driven by consistent client requests to

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developers join anti-Apple coalition over antitrust concerns

“The outpouring of interest we’ve received has exceeded our expectations,” Sarah Maxwell, a spokeswoman for the coalition, said in an emailed statement. “As we bring on new members and hear their stories, it’s evident that too many developers have been unable to make their voices heard.”

The soaring membership of the coalition represents a remarkable shift in thinking, as companies and individual developers take the risky step of speaking out in an effort to change the way Apple operates. Many developers and smaller companies are dependent on Apple for their livelihood and don’t have the resources to cope if Apple removes their app or prohibits them from updating it. Some of Apple’s peers have also stepped up to advocate for changes to the App Store. Earlier this month, Microsoft expressed support for the coalition when it announced guidelines for its Microsoft Store, based on the coalition’s recommendations. And Facebook publicly

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Google lawsuit a ‘huge deal’ even though Democrats didn’t join case, antitrust expert says

While a bipartisan group of lawmakers have criticized the market power of Big Tech, some might argue that the Justice Department’s new antitrust lawsuit against Google (GOOG, GOOGL) is politically motivated. Notably, the 11 attorneys general who joined the lawsuit were all Republicans, and the timing of the filing comes two weeks before the presidential election.

However, the Trump administration’s antitrust case filed against Google on Tuesday alleges even-handed claims, according to Matt Stoller, the research director for the non-profit American Economic Liberties Project, which advocates for robust antitrust regulation.

“It’s a solid complaint. It’s well argued. It’s good framing,” Stoller told Yahoo Finance’s The Final Round Tuesday, acknowledging that he is a Democrat. “It’s narrow, so it’s only handling how [Google] distribute[s] search, not the behavior they’re engaging in.”

The long-expected lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses Google of violating the Sherman Act, which prohibits actions that restrict marketplace competition. The

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Join Gene Kim, Michael Nygard, Elisabeth Hendrickson, and 54 Other Software Leaders at QCon Plus

QCon Plus, the virtual conference for senior software engineers and architects that covers the trends, best practices, and solutions leveraged by the world’s most innovative software organizations is less than 2 weeks away. Save your spot now and take advantage of the limited early bird tickets.  

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Japan looks to join big tech antitrust probe, like EU and US

  • Japan is looking to take on big tech with the US and EU.
  • Its focus on anticompetitiveness may make it even harder for players like Amazon and Apple to operate globally.
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Japan’s Fair Trade Commission chairman, Kazuyuki Furuya, is interested in regulating big tech players to promote fair competition, per Reuters.

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Japan looks to regulating big tech players to promote fair competition.

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Furuya said that Japan plans to investigate big mergers and business tie-ups that pose antitrust threats, like Google’s planned acquisition of Fitbit, which the EU is also currently investigating. Furuya also plans to take a closer look at Japan’s mobile phone market to improve competition in the space. This could mount pressure on Google, Amazon, Facebook, and

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Japan to join forces with U.S., Europe in regulating Big Tech firms: antitrust watchdog head

By Leika Kihara and Takahiko Wada



a close up of a cell phone: FILE PHOTO: Fitbit Blaze watch is seen in front of a displayed Google logo in this illustration


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FILE PHOTO: Fitbit Blaze watch is seen in front of a displayed Google logo in this illustration

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan will join forces with the United States and Europe to take on any market abuses by the four Big Tech companies, the new head of its antitrust watchdog said on Monday, a sign Tokyo will join global efforts to regulate digital platform operators.

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Kazuyuki Furuya, chairman of Japan’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC), also said Tokyo could open a probe into any merger or business tie-up involving fitness tracker maker Fitbit if the size of such deals are big enough.

“If the size of any merger or business-tie up is big, we can launch an anti-monopoly investigation into the buyer’s process of acquiring a start-up (like Fitbit),” he told Reuters. “We’re closely watching developments including in Europe.”

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