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Lofi Girl vs. YouTube’s copyright problem

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Rob Litterst • July 11, 2022

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Disney+ has a looming subscriber problem

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Jacob Cohen • June 9, 2022

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Can Paramount+ survive the streaming wars?

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Rob Litterst • June 3, 2022

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Disney will beat Netflix, but it has a problem

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YouTube’s growth struggles to load

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Should Netflix sell ads?

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Why Amazon bought MGM for $8.5B

The acquisition figures to help the company boost both subscription and advertising revenue.

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