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Zynga is acquiring hypercasual mobile game firm Rollic for at least $168 million

Posted: 08-06-2020 | Author: Staff Report
VentureBeat reports: “Zynga has agreed to buy Istanbul-based Rollic, a fast-growing hypercasual mobile game company, as part of its latest effort to expand through acquisition.” Read more

Special raises $2.26M to build a subscription platform for online creators

Posted: 08-06-2020 | Author: Staff Report
TechCrunch reports: “Special is a new startup offering online video creators a way to move beyond advertising for their income.” Read more

CryptoKitties creator Dapper Labs raises $11.4 million for consumer-focused Flow blockchain

Posted: 08-06-2020 | Author: Staff Report
VentureBeat reports: “CryptoKitties creator Dapper Labs has raised $11.4 million in funding from NBA stars and others to build a consumer-focused Flow blockchain that supports digital collectibles.” Read more

Epic Games is now worth $17.3bn following latest funding round

Posted: 08-06-2020 | Author: Staff Report
Gamesindustry.biz reports: “Unreal Engine provider and Fortnite developer Epic Games has been valued at $17.3 billion.” Read more

ViacomCBS to Launch Global Streamer in Early 2021, Headlined By Showtime, CBS All Access Originals

Posted: 08-06-2020 | Author: Staff Report
Variety reports: “ViacomCBS has raised the curtains on its long-anticipated global streamer, with plans set for an early 2021 launch.” Read more

Quibi launches a completely free ad-supported tier in Australia, New Zealand

Posted: 08-05-2020 | Author: Staff Report
The Verge reports: “Quibi is beginning to offer a completely free tier to subscribers in Australia and New Zealand as the struggling streaming company tries to build its subscriber base.” Read more

Riot Games shutting down for a week

Posted: 08-05-2020 | Author: Staff Report
Gamesindustry.biz reports: “Riot Games has announced it will effectively be closing down for a week in order to avoid overworking its staff.” Read more

Music Is YouTube’s #1 Category and Still Growing

Posted: 08-05-2020 | Author: Staff Report
Hypebot reports: “Despite a surge in uploads related to gaming, music continues to dominate YouTube with more views per video than any other category.” Read more

Instagram Launches TikTok Competitor Reels

Posted: 08-05-2020 | Author: Staff Report
Billboard reports: “Instagram has launched a new video feature called Reels as it looks to take on fast-growing upstart TikTok.” Read more

Philo Streaming TV Bundle Hits 750,000 Subscribers, Up 300% In Past Year

Posted: 08-05-2020 | Author: Staff Report
Deadline reports: “Philo, which launched in the U.S. in 2017, has reached 750,000 subscribers to its non sports streaming bundle, up 300% in the past year.” Read more