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The Pandemic Is Changing Hollywood, Maybe Forever

NEW YORK (AP) — “No New ‘Movies’ Till Influenza Ends” blared a New York Times headline on Oct. 10, 1918, while the deadly second wave of the Spanish Flu was unfolding. A century later, during another pandemic, movies — quotes no longer necessary — are again facing a critical juncture. But it’s not because new films haven’t been coming out. By streaming service, video-on-demand, virtual theater or actual theater, a steady diet of films have been released under COVID-19 every week. The Times has reviewed more than 460 new movies since mid-March.

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Comcast Loses IP Theft Case to TiVo

Comcast, the telecom giant that owns NBC and MSNBC lost a lawsuit that alleged the company deliberately stole multiple pieces of intellectual property from TiVo for its cable boxes.

The Associated Press

Coronavirus Hits News Media and Hollywood as Advertising Sales Decline

The coronavirus has already hammered the travel and airline sectors as more consumers are opting  to stay at home to avoid getting sick. Now the virus has claimed another economic victim: the news media and Hollywood, which are feeling the financial ripple effects of a weakening advertising market.

The Hollywood sign is seen from Hollywood Boulevard, on the site of the upcoming Academy Award ceremony on February 21, 2019 in Hollywood. - The annual Academy Awards ceremony will take place on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Yelp Ramps Up Anti-Competitive Accusations Against Google

The online review site Yelp is ramping up its long-standing feud with Google, saying in a new report that the search engine’s monopoly is not only hurting Yelp but is also hurting innovation and consumer choice in the digital marketplace.

The Associated Press

Supreme Court Takes on Race, Death Penalty, Rejects Gitmo Case

The Supreme Court added five new cases to its term for fall 2019, including racial discrimination, the environment, the death penalty, and international child abduction. On the same day, the Court refused to dive into declaring new legal rights for Islamic terrorists held by the U.S. military.

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Cable Association Calls for DOJ Antitrust Investigation into Comcast

The American Cable Association (ACA) sent a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ), urging the agency to open an antitrust investigation into Comcast’s dominant position in the cable and television market and citing “substantial competitive harm” it already provided to consumers.

US cable company Comcast is reportedly considering relaunching a bid to acquire 21st Century Fox even as Disney works to complete a $66.1 billion acquisition of part of Rupert Murdoch's empire (AFP/File DAVE CLARK)