Dec 20, 2019

ViacomCBS buys minority stake in Miramax

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Netflix upset at Golden Globes

Phoebe Waller-Bridge of "Fleabag" won best performance by an actress in a television series - musical or comedy at the show. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Despite the fact that Netflix led all other tech companies and entertainment studios in Golden Globe nominations for TV and film, the tech giant was largely beaten out by traditional content companies on Sunday.

Why it matters: The evening served as a pushback from traditional Hollywood against the new tech companies that are encroaching on its turf.

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Apple bets big on Tinseltown's top talent

Richard Plepler Photo: Gary Gershoff/FilmMagic, Oprah Winfrey Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage, Reese Witherspoon: Taylor Hill/Getty Images

Apple's new streaming service is only beginning to take shape, but already the tech giant has signaled that it's willing to spend big to lure Hollywood's top talent to be a part of it.

Why it matters: Analysts have for years predicted that Apple, with lots of free cash flow, would one day buy a content company like Netflix or HBO to fulfill its streaming ambitions. But Apple's recent investments in individual producers, actors and directors suggest the Silicon Valley titan is heading in a different direction.

Go deeperArrowJan 3, 2020

Elizabeth Warren's campaign says it raised $21.2 million in Q4

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Elizabeth Warren's 2020 presidential campaign said Friday that it raised $21.2 million during 2019's fourth quarter.

Why it matters: It's a disappointing haul for the Massachusetts senator, who raised $24.6 million last quarter, and coincides with a sustained drop in her polling after she briefly challenged Joe Biden for frontrunner status in October.

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