The SPAC, or special purpose acquisition company, is the most recent IPO craze to hit Wall Street. Many reputable companies are going public via this route — over 200 were formed in 2020 alone. SPACs have existed since the early 2000s, but they have recently enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. And with many more slated to take companies public in 2021, the surge shows no signs of slowing down.
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Social media companies are under fire. In the wake of the pandemic and the presidential election, users on all sides of the political spectrum are calling upon them to take a more active role in online content moderation. The January 6 attack on the Capitol, largely organized on social platforms, brought a moment of reckoning to these companies. Lawmakers and users alike are now considering how social media moderation might be legislated going forward.
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Will Movies Continue to Be Released Simultaneously in Theaters and at Home in 2021? dot.LA Explains:
Streaming services and the pandemic are threatening to permanently change the basic economics and mechanics of the movie industry.
The "theatrical release window" — that period of time in which new movies are available only in theaters — has long been the defining factor for how and when audiences view feature films. For decades, you would have to wait three months after a movie was released in theaters before you could watch it at home.
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