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  • “Squid Game” is Netflix’s Inc.’s biggest title at launch, with 111 million global accounts having watched at least two minutes of the Korean-language series in its first 17 days on the platform, Netflix said. “Squid Game,” now the first Netflix original to be seen by more than 100 million accounts in its first 28 days, has been No. 1 in Netflix’s U.S. Top 10 for three weeks. (The Verge
  • Netflix reinstated Terra Field, the transgender software engineer who criticized Dave Chappelle’s comedy special for the platform, “The Closer,” and reportedly crashed a Netflix leadership meeting. Netflix said Field was not suspended for her tweets about “The Closer” and that it was clear Field did not join the leadership meeting with “any ill intent.” (The New York Times)
  • Goldenvoice’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Stagecoach Festival will not require attendees of next year’s events to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will instead allow concertgoers to show a negative test taken within 72 hours of the event or proof of vaccination, according to social media posts, a change from the requirements it announced in August. The Anschutz Entertainment Group, Goldenvoice’s owner, previously mandated vaccines for all people in attendance at its events, but a spokesperson said “the company was aligned on this change.” (Rolling Stone)

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