March 4, 2021

Thu. 03/04 – Is Square Buying Tidal A Watershed Moment For The Creator Economy?

Square is acquiring a majority stake in Tidal, and either this makes little sense, or it’s a watershed moment in this NFT/creator economy phenomenon that’s suddenly washing over all of us. Apple walks the walk in terms of data portability. But they’re facing serious new anti-trust scrutiny in the UK and Arizona. And our year of Covid, at least measured in internet traffic numbers.

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Links:Square acquires majority of Tidal, Jay-Z’s streaming service, in $297 million deal. (NYTimes)Apple Launches Service for Transferring iCloud Photos and Videos to Google Photos (MacRumors)Apple Probed by U.K. as App Store Payments Scrutiny Mounts (Bloomberg)Arizona App Store Bill (The Verge)Ethereum now an option on Amazon’s managed blockchain service (The Block)Comcast: Pandemic drove peak internet traffic up 32% in 2020 (VentureBeat)


Square is acquiring a majority stake in Tidal, and either this makes little sense, or it’s a watershed moment in this NFT/creator economy phenomenon that’s suddenly washing over all of us. Apple walks the walk in terms of data portability. But they’re facing serious new anti-trust scrutiny in the UK and Arizona. And our year of Covid, at least measured in internet traffic numbers.

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