Mobile Minutes: Mobile video; FanDuel; Alibaba’s media aspirations; Taiwan’s protest app
A report of online video viewing in the third quarter showed mobile video growth decelerated for the first time on a sequential basis, an inflection point that could signal the start of tougher competition in the online video ad market.
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New York court orders DraftKings, FanDuel to cease operating in state
A New York court on Friday ordered the two largest fantasy sports operators to shut down in the state while they battle in court with the state’s attorney general over whether the games constitute illegal gambling.
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Alibaba’s burgeoning media empire is starting to look a lot like Amazon’s
Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma, China’s richest man, has often been compared to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos as the kings of e-commerce in their respective countries. But despite the success of their internet businesses turning both men into billionaires many times over, they seem determined to build media empires, as well. And Ma’s blueprint looks a lot like Bezos’.
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A protest app rises to the top in Taiwan
In a sign of the political mood in Taiwan, the top free application in Apple’s App Store there for much of last week wasn’t a mobile game or a social network, but a tool of protest.
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