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Xbox Launches A Website To Show The Benefits Of Its Activision Blizzard Buyout

Posted: 10-04-2022 | Author: Staff Report
IGN reports: “Microsoft has launched a website to show the benefits of Xbox’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, a deal that’s been widely scrutinised for its potential effects on the industry. The website outlines Xbox’s “vision for gaming” and states what it claims are the benefits of the $68.7 billion deal for players, game developers, and […]

Village Roadshow Launches New Sports Division And Taps Brian Gilbert To Oversee

Posted: 10-04-2022 | Author: Staff Report
Deadline reports: “Village Roadshow Entertainment has hired Brian Gilbert to oversee the newly launched Village Roadshow Sports. Gilbert will oversee development of VREG’s original slate of sports content while also working closely with VREG’s existing film and television divisions to amplify relevant sports themes in their respective slates. Gilbert will report to Steve Mosko, CEO […]

Naver Agrees To Acquire Fashion Marketplace Poshmark For $1.2B

Posted: 10-04-2022 | Author: Staff Report
Tech Crunch reports: “Naver, the South Korean search giant, today announced it plans to acquire secondhand apparel marketplace Poshmark for $1.2 billion in cash. The deal values publicly traded Poshmark’s shares at $17.90 — a 15% premium over today’s closing price — and the companies expect it to close by Q1 2023, subject to approval […]

Amazon Studios Announces Latino Community Initiatives, Including The Inaugural Youth Cinema Project Fellowship

Posted: 10-04-2022 | Author: Staff Report
Variety reports: “Amazon Studios is formalizing its commitment to the Latino community in Hollywood and beyond by partnering with Edward James Olmos’ Latino Film Institute, the Youth Cinema Project and local non-profit LA Collab, working together to strengthen the Hollywood pipeline. “As we strive to be a global entertainment destination, we acknowledge the power and […]

Nintendo Completes Dynamo Pictures Acquisition, Relaunches As Nintendo Pictures

Posted: 10-04-2022 | Author: Staff Report
Games Industry Biz reports: “Nintendo’s purchase of Japanese CG production company Dynamo Pictures has been completed, with the firm rebranded Nintendo Pictures. The platform holder announced the acquisition earlier this year – its second buy of 2022, following the purchase of long-running partner studio SRD in February. The deal was expected to close on October […]

YouTube Locks 4K Playback Behind Premium Subscriptions In Latest Test

Posted: 10-04-2022 | Author: Staff Report
The Verge reports: “YouTube is running a test that places its 4K videos behind a YouTube Premium subscription. In recent weeks, some users have reported seeing playback of 2160p resolution video restricted with text labeling it as a premium feature. YouTube has since confirmed via Twitter that those seeing the new restrictions were part of […]

Apple Music Has 100M Songs, Says ‘Human Curation Is More Important Than Ever’

Posted: 10-03-2022 | Author: Staff Report
Music Ally reports: “Apple Music has announced a new milestone. No, not how many subscribers it has, but the number of tracks available on its service. It’s 100m. The service’s global head of editorial Rachel Newman announced the milestone in a blog post on Apple’s newsroom site, noting that 21 years after the launch of […]

TikTok Said To Be Launching Live Shopping In The US

Posted: 10-03-2022 | Author: Staff Report
Tech Crunch reports: “TikTok is hunting for partners to launch its live shopping offering in the US as it is looking to outsource operations for these features. According to a report from Financial Times, the short video app has been talking with California-based TalkShopLive to provide infrastructure for live shopping features on TikTok. This tech […]

Kim Kardashian Releases Her First Spotify-Exclusive Podcast

Posted: 10-03-2022 | Author: Staff Report
Variety reports: “More than two years after Kim Kardashian inked an exclusive deal with Spotify for a podcast series focused on criminal-justice reform, the series is finally out. On Monday, Spotify released the first two episodes of original podcast “Kim Kardashian’s The System: The Case of Kevin Keith,” available worldwide. Following the series premiere, new […]

Fandom Acquires GameSpot, Metacritic, And Giant Bomb, Other Sites

Posted: 10-03-2022 | Author: Staff Report
Games Industry Biz reports: “Entertainment platform Fandom has acquired a number of gaming brands from Red Ventures, including GameSpot, Metacritic, and Giant Bomb, as well as several other media sites. The deal will see the above brands combined into Fandom’s main platform, according to the company. It will also “continue to expand Fandom’s global fan […]