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DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT WORLD (FEBRUARY 9-11, 2016) ANNOUNCES AMEX MARKETING & DIGITAL INNOVATOR LESLIE BERLAND AS FIRST KEYNOTE
/ October 20, 2015 10:25 am
DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT WORLD (FEBRUARY 9-11, 2016) ANNOUNCES AMEX MARKETING & DIGITAL INNOVATOR LESLIE BERLAND AS FIRST KEYNOTE

DEW Returns to L.A. with Focus on Visions of the Future of Entertainment and Tech; Launches New Innovation Stage and Technology Lounge. Read More

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Spotify Moves Closer To Launches In Indonesia And Japan
/ October 19, 2015 11:48 am
Spotify Moves Closer To Launches In Indonesia And Japan

TechCrunch reports "Spotify has 75 million users (20 million paying) across more than 60 countries worldwide, but it only supports six markets in Asia. It launched in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia in April 2013, but has moved very slowly in Asia, adding just the Philippines and Taiwan since then. It’s fair to say that a larger rollout in Asia is long overdue, particularly since Apple Music is widely available across the continent.". Read More

Global Music Rights, ASCAP, BMI and Pandora Get Nitty and Gritty in CMJ Discussion
/ October 19, 2015 11:46 am
Global Music Rights, ASCAP, BMI and Pandora Get Nitty and Gritty in CMJ Discussion

Billboard reports "BMI's Stuart Rosen began by outlining his industry's formation, spurred by governmental concerns of a monopolistic market position by ASCAP. In 1941 the Dept. of Justice took the first steps towards its eventual issue of the consent decree for ASCAP, establishing the statutory rules which still define the contours of performance rights organizations in the U.S., of which there are now four (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and Global Music Rights).". Read More

Streaming Music App Aurous Suspends Downloads Following Court Order
/ October 19, 2015 10:50 am
Streaming Music App Aurous Suspends Downloads Following Court Order

Variety reports "The music trade group filed a lawsuit against Aurous earlier this week, alleging that the application “blatantly infringes” the rights of major labels and their artists. As part of that lawsuit, the RIA had asked for a temporary restraining order to shut down Aurous, which a Florida court subsequently granted.". Read More

Google Boots Virtual Reality Apps Off Play Store Over Cardboard Trademark
/ October 16, 2015 11:17 am
Google Boots Virtual Reality Apps Off Play Store Over Cardboard Trademark

Variety reports "Google is getting serious about its Cardboard VR initiative, at least on the trademark front: The company has removed a number of apps over the use of the Cardboard moniker this week, informing developers that their listings violated Google Play’s content policy.". Read More

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Google’s First Click Free program now lets paywalled publishers limit free content to 3 articles a day
/ September 29, 2015 8:44 am
Google’s First Click Free program now lets paywalled publishers limit free content to 3 articles a day

VentureBeat reports "The Internet giant first introduced its so-called “First Click Free” (FCF) offering a decade ago, letting online publishers with subscription-based content give some access to articles found through Google News and web searches. Though the article a user clicked on could be accessed in full, any subsequent clicks through the site would require the reader to log-in or subscribe. It’s all about letting publishers have their content fully indexed and accessible, while still letting them sell subscriptions.". Read More

Skype Mojis let you share TV and movie clips directly in your chats
/ September 15, 2015 11:52 am
Skype Mojis let you share TV and movie clips directly in your chats

Mashable reports "The war between messengers is a war of attrition. Skype announced a new feature, Skype Mojis, which allows users to share short clips from movies and TV shows within their chats, in a blog post Tuesday. The company partnered with a variety of major movie studios for clips.". Read More

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