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Apple Music Sneak-Launches $99/ Year Price Tier

Posted: 06-23-2017 | Author: Staff Report
Hypebot reports: “Apple has been pretty diligent about keeping the price of Apple Music at $9.99 per month with no discounts (except for the $14.99 family plan) since it launched, but now it looks like a new $99 per year option is now available as well. Tech Crunch recently spotted this new tier, and found that […]

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds surpasses $100 million in revenue

Posted: 06-23-2017 | Author: Staff Report
Venture Beat reports: “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is one of the most popular games in the world right now, and it is making more money every day thanks to its viral appeal livestreaming video services. It’s is also coming off its first appearance at E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo industry and fan event) in Los Angeles, where Microsoft […]

YouTube Reaches 1.5 Billion Monthly Viewers

Posted: 06-23-2017 | Author: Staff Report
Billboard reports: “Online video juggernaut YouTube continues to get bigger. After years of claiming more than 1 billion monthly users, YouTube now says that it reaches 1.5 billion logged-in viewers each month. CEO Susan Wojcicki made the announcement Thursday during her annual presentation at VidCon, the online video conference that happens in Anaheim every summer. She […]

One in three VR/AR projects in development will be platform-exclusive

Posted: 06-23-2017 | Author: Staff Report
Gamesindustry.biz reports: “31% of developers working on virtual, augmented or reality projects currently intend to only release them on a single platform. This is one of the takeaways from a new survey from the organisers behind this year’s Virtual Reality Developers Conference. Out of 600 respondents, a third are working on platform-exclusive titles – a significant […]

Video Ads Are Coming to Reddit

Posted: 06-23-2017 | Author: Staff Report
Variety reports: “Reddit is introducing video advertising as part of a larger push to attract more ad dollars to its site, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Reddit also revamped its self-serve ad platform, and is looking to ad advertising into its feeds, or discussions. The company, which was spun out of Conde Nast in […]

Facebook to Launch App for Influencers to Manage Content

Posted: 06-23-2017 | Author: Staff Report
Variety reports: “Facebook will launch an app later this year that will provide influencers on its platform the ability to better manage content on its platform. The announcement was made Friday at Vidcon, where the company has elevated its presence at the annual conference in order to court content creators smaller than media companies but […]

YouTube wants to make it easier for video creators to film in VR

Posted: 06-23-2017 | Author: Staff Report
Recode reports: “YouTube is releasing a new video format called VR180 so creators can have an easier time creating video for virtual reality. It’s part of YouTube’s ongoing bid to make itself the leading depository for VR footage. VR footage is typically created using 360-degree video formats, which require the person filming to capture footage […]

‘Wonder Woman’ To Conquer ‘Mamma Mia!’ As Top-Grossing Live Action Title By Female Director

Posted: 06-22-2017 | Author: Staff Report
Deadline Hollywood reports: “Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman for Warner Bros/DC has crossed the $600M threshold worldwide and soon will become the highest-grossing live-action movie by a female director, taking over Universal’s 2008 musical Mamma Mia! That movie directed by Phyllida Lloyd grossed $609.8M at worldwide B.O. This weekend, Wonder Woman will click past the $300M mark domstically. The movie through 20 days […]

Tesla said to be in talks to create its own streaming music service

Posted: 06-22-2017 | Author: Staff Report
Tech Crunch reports: “Tesla might be a music service operator soon, in addition to a maker of electric cars and solar energy products. That’s according to a new report from Recode, which says that Tesla has been talking to music labels to make this happen. The planned offering could start with a free, Pandora-like streaming […]

Warner Bros. opens New York office to support games like Injustice 2

Posted: 06-22-2017 | Author: Staff Report
Venture Beat reports: “Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is setting up shop on the East Coast with WB Games New York to provide additional backend support for their online games.The new branch is focused on cloud-based backend technology, which will allow Warner Bros.’s teams to implement new online content. It announced its Injustice 2 championship earlier this year, […]