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Spotify Launching HiFi Tier, Surround Sound for Batman, Podcast Ad Network

Spotify announced high-fidelity audio, advertising tools for podcasts and its expansion into 80 countries, adding a potential 1 billion new listeners, on its virtual Stream On event Monday. Spotify HiFi will roll out later this year for Premium subscribers in…Subscribe to Read >>

Cinedigm's ‘Enthusiast’ Streaming Model Resonating With Consumers: CEO

Cinedigm “solidified” its stature “as a leading independent player in streaming, the most important and fastest-growing segment of the entertainment business,” said CEO Chris McGurk on a fiscal Q3 call Monday. “With the cord-cutting shift to streaming still dramatically and…Subscribe to Read >>

Wi-Fi Allies, 6 GHz Incumbents at Odds on FCC Client-to-Client Plan

6 GHz incumbents and Wi-Fi advocates clashed about a January notice from the Office of Engineering and Technology on whether the FCC should allow client-to-client device communications (see 2101110031), in comments posted through Tuesday in docket 18-295. The agency is…Subscribe to Read >>

Rosenworcel Circulates Emergency Broadband Benefit Proposal

Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel circulated proposed rules for the $3.2 billion emergency broadband benefit program, she said Monday. EBB is “open to all types of broadband providers, not only those designated as eligible telecommunications carriers," emailed a spokesperson. Whether…Subscribe to Read >>

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Today’s Featured Article

Chip Shortages to Persist for ‘Balance of the Year,’ Says Analog Devices CFO

Global semiconductor shortages remained the talk of major chipmakers that reported quarterly results Tuesday and Wednesday. Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) said it’s expanding production capacity to record levels, but doubts it will keep up with demand. Lattice Semiconductor credited proactive…Read More >>

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NTIA "virtual industry roundtable listening session" on secure 5G strategy, 10 a.m. EST — see here
House Antitrust Subcommittee virtual hearing on online competition and barriers, 10 a.m. EST — see here
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