Members of the actors union, SAG-AFTRA, completed voting on Tuesday to ratify its multiyear deal with the major studios.
Hollywood studios and streaming platforms are entering comeback mode from the Hollywood strikes that halted major productions and slowed down fresh content output. Brightcove (BCOV) CEO Marc DeBevoise sits down in-studio with Yahoo Finance Live to highlight how streaming bundling strategies and ad-tier subscription prices may bring business back to streaming services like Netflix (NFLX), Amazon (AMZN), Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD), Disney+ (DIS), and Paramount (PARA). "The free ad-supported streaming television revolution... has really ramped up the opportunity for advertising on these services. You'll see each subscription service also have an ad-supported with lower priced tier over time," DeBevoise says, adding: "The winner there is streaming overall." Click here to watch the full interview on the Yahoo Finance YouTube page or you can watch this full episode of Yahoo Finance Live here.
Unidentified governments are surveilling smartphone users via their apps' push notifications, a U.S. senator warned on Wednesday. In a letter to the Department of Justice, Senator Ron Wyden said foreign officials were demanding the data from Alphabet's Google and Apple. Apps of all kinds rely on push notifications to alert smartphone users to incoming messages, breaking news, and other updates.