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How Technology Is Augmenting Traditional Theatre

Posted: 12-06-2019 | Author: Staff Report
Forbes reports: “While theatre has been using all sorts of effects—from lighting to sound—for hundreds of years to make the experience more immersive for the audience, new pioneering technologies offer a unique way of adding an extra dimension to performances.” Read more

Netflix earmarks $420M to fight Disney in India

Posted: 12-06-2019 | Author: Staff Report
TechCrunch reports: “Netflix continues to bet heavily on India, one of the world’s largest entertainment markets, where it competes with more than three dozen rivals, including Disney. Reed Hastings, the chief executive of Netflix, said on Friday that the company is on track to spend 30 billion Indian rupees, or $420.5 million, on producing and […]

Niantic and Qualcomm collaborating on augmented reality glasses

Posted: 12-06-2019 | Author: Staff Report reports: “Niantic has announced it has entered a new partnership with semiconductor and telecommunications giant Qualcomm to build new AR glasses.” Read more

Justice Department Backs Price-Fixing Claim Against Nation’s Radio Stations

Posted: 12-06-2019 | Author: Staff Report
Hollywood Reporter reports: “The DOJ sticks up for Irving Azoff’s Global Music Rights, which licenses works to songs performed by The Eagles, Jay-Z, Taylor Swift, Drake and Madonna, among others.” Read more

Reelgood raises $6.75 million for its universal streaming guide

Posted: 12-06-2019 | Author: Staff Report
TechCrunch reports: “Streaming aggregator Reelgood capitalized on the overabundance of streaming services available today by offering consumers a universal dashboard where you can track what you’re watching and discover your next binge.” Read more

Wait: Is Cord Cutting Actually Slowing Down?

Posted: 12-06-2019 | Author: Staff Report
Forbes reports: “Stop the presses: Cord cutting may finally be easing. A new report finds that the percentage of pay TV users remained steady in 2019, rather than dropping, as it has the past few years. The PwC state of streaming and pay TV study finds that 68% of respondents have pay TV, compared to […]

Global Smart Phone/Tablet Games Market Report 2020: Major Players are Tencent Hold, Sony, Electronic Arts, Nintendo and Netmarble –

Posted: 12-06-2019 | Author: Business Wire
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Smart Phone/Tablet Games Global Market Report 2020" report has been added to's offering. The global smart phone/tablet games market was valued at about $15.45 billion in 2018 and is expected to gro...

300M-user Imgur launches Melee, a gaming meme app

Posted: 12-05-2019 | Author: Staff Report
TechCrunch reports: “Ten years after its debut, 300-million-monthly-user Imgur is one of the last massively popular yet unpersonalized home pages on the internet. Because everyone sees the same upvoted posts when they open Imgur, it creates a shared experience full of inside jokes and running gags.” Read more

StreamElements wants to be every Twitch star’s digital talent agent

Posted: 12-05-2019 | Author: Staff Report
VentureBeat reports: “If you watch a popular livestreamer on Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, or Facebook, it might seem like they are juggling a lot at once. They are often playing a game, talking to their audience, and managing a suite of tools that provide chat interactivity, overlays, and more.” Read more

Netflix, Amazon Execs Eye More Foreign-Language Content

Posted: 12-05-2019 | Author: Staff Report
Hollywood Reporter reports: “Kelly Luegenbiehl, VP of International Originals at Netflix, also discussed new streaming rivals, binge viewing and Baby Yoda.” Read more