licensing

Amazon Sued for Acting Like Users Own "Purchased" Movies (Spoiler Alert: You Don't)

Amazon Sued for Acting Like Users Own "Purchased" Movies (Spoiler Alert: You Don't)

The question of whether you own your digital purchases, or whether you’re simply licensing that content from whatever tech giant du jour hosts it, has always been a bit of a black box for consumers.

Iran Issues License for Nation’s Biggest Bitcoin Mining Operation

A Turkish firm has been granted a license to operate a data center with up to 6,000 bitcoin mining machines.

Why Crypto Exchange OKCoin Jumped Through Hoops to Get Licensed in Japan

While Japan is known for its retail market, crypto exchange OKCoin believes the country’s strict licensing regime will attract institutional investors.

Hong Kong’s First Regulator-Approved Bitcoin Fund Targets $100M Raise

Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission has approved a bitcoin index fund from Arrano Capital, one aimed solely at institutional investors.

Spotify and Warner sign a new global music licensing deal

Spotify and Warner Music Group have signed a new global licensing agreement. If Spotify is your go-to streaming platform, the good news here is that your music listening experience won't change as a

'Dreams' creators can apply to sell their work beyond the PS4

The PS4 title Dreams is a surprisingly powerful creative tool for both hobbyist game creators and artists, and Media Molecule wants to ensure at least some of those people are rewarded for their

'Dreams' creators can apply to sell their work beyond the PS4

The PS4 title Dreams is a surprisingly powerful creative tool for both hobbyist game creators and artists, and Media Molecule wants to ensure at least some of those people are rewarded for their

Peloton settles music licensing lawsuit over its exercise videos

After almost a year-long legal battle, Peloton users' shared nightmare of online spin classes with "terrible tunes" is coming to an end. On Thursday, the connected exercise bike manufacturer announced

Binance CEO Says Crypto Exchange Has Applied for a Singapore License

The world's top cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume is hoping to get the official green light to operate in Singapore.

Google might finally pay news outlets for their content

Google is considering paying news publishers for their content, The Wall Street Journal reports. The company is reportedly in talks with publishers about licensing fees. The details are still sparse,

UK Financial Service Provider to Coinbase, Bitstamp Awarded FCA Payments License

A company that provides payment services for cryptocurrency companies including Coinbase, Bitstamp and Galaxy Digital has been awarded a license by the U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Over 1,000 Bitcoin Miners Granted Licenses in Iran: Report

Iran's Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade has issued more than 1,000 permits to cryptocurrency miners under new licensing requirements.

Facebook Watch could soon play music videos

Facebook may soon bring music videos to Watch. The company is reportedly negotiating new licensing deals with Universal Music Group, Sony Music and Warner Music Group. According to Bloomberg, it's

TiVo announces plans to merge with entertainment tech firm Xperi

TiVo is scrapping plans to split its product and licensing divisions. Instead, it's merging with the entertainment tech firm Xperi. The new, $3 billion company will take on the Xperi name, but it will

Amazon may open checkout-free supermarkets early next year

There have been plenty of rumors about Amazon's plans to shake up the grocery industry with cashierless stores. The latest is that Amazon plans to launch checkout-free supermarkets in the first

Uber may have to pay Waymo or redesign its self-driving software

In 2017, Waymo accused Uber of stealing its autonomous driving trade secrets. You may have thought the Uber-Waymo legal battle was over when, in 2018, the companies reached a settlement and Uber

Downloaded Disney+ movies will keep working even if they leave the service

While Disney leans hard on nostalgia for content from its vast archives to push its upcoming Disney+ package, one downside is that licensing deals signed years ago will mean some movies aren't always
Licensing vs. Franchising: Which Path Is Right for You?

Licensing vs. Franchising: Which Path Is Right for You?

Here are three factors to help you determine how best to expand your business through franchising or licensing.
Licensing vs. Franchising: Which Path Is Right for You?

Licensing vs. Franchising: Which Path Is Right for You?

Here are three factors to help you determine how best to expand your business through franchising or licensing.
At Qualcomm, 5G is headed everywhere and into virtually everything

At Qualcomm, 5G is headed everywhere and into virtually everything

Next-generation 5G cellular technology is about to become ubiquitous. We visited Qualcomm's labs and spoke with key people to see what's about to happen.