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Digital News: February 25, 2021

Social Audio App Clubhouse Has Topped 8 Million Global Downloads (TechCrunch)

Social audio app Clubhouse has now topped 8 million global downloads, despite still being in a prelaunch, invite-only mode, according to new data released today by mobile data and analytics firm App Annie. Per its estimates, Clubhouse grew from over 3.5 million global downloads as of February 1, 2021, to reach 8.1 million by February 16, 2021. This sharp growth is attributed to several high-profile guest appearances, including those from Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, for example. Read more:

Australia Passes Law Requiring Google and Facebook to Pay for News (Forbes)

Australia on Thursday passed a law that would make digital platforms pay for news, just a day after Facebook came to an agreement with the Australian government to reverse its stunning ban on news content in the country. Read more:

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