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May 16, 2021, 6:20 AM

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Todd Spangler / Variety:
NBCU-owned Rotten Tomatoes launches a streaming channel, currently available on The Roku Channel and which will later expand to Peacock and Comcast's Xumo  —  Rotten Tomatoes is continuing on its quest to grow into something substantially bigger than its Tomatometer movie and TV rating scores.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple has informed its US retail stores that a mask mandate and other COVID-19-related procedures remain, as it continues to evaluate health and safety measures  —  Apple Inc. has informed its U.S. retail stores that a mask mandate and other Covid-19-related procedures remain in place for now …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Amazon launches miniTV, an ad-supported free video streaming service that is available within the Amazon shopping app in India  —  Amazon has long maintained that its video streaming service, Prime Video, helps it drive more sales on the shopping app.  Now the e-commerce giant is testing …
Cecilia D'Anastasio / Wired:
Top gamers are quitting esports to become Twitch and YouTube influencers as esports organizations and game publishers reallocate resources to streamers  —  Top players have left pro leagues to pursue streaming full-time as the industry veers more toward content creators.
Zeke Faux / Bloomberg:
An examination of Chamath Palihapitiya-sponsored SPACs, including Clover Health, which have plunged 50% on average after the SPAC market hit its peak in mid-Feb  —  One morning last October, as wildfires raged across Northern California, President Donald Trump convalesced from Covid‑ …
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
DarkSide, the gang behind Colonial attack, claims it lost control of web servers and funds, as researchers wonder whether a US takedown or exit scam is to blame  —  A day after US President Joe Biden said the US plans to disrupt the hackers behind the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack …
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