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16 Oscar-Nominated Movies You Can Stream Right Now

Wired reports: "La La Land and Hidden Figures are currently duking it out at the box office to see who can benefit most from this...

Eric Church Cancels 25,000 Scalped Tickets, Releases Them Back To Public

Hypebot reports: "Country artist Eric Church has taken a fan-friendly stand against ticket speculators canceling more than 25,000 tickets for his spring tour.  Throughout...

MLB, Disney Tap Amazon’s Michael Paull as CEO of BAMTech Streaming Venture

Variety reports: "Michael Paull has been named chief executive officer of BAMTech, the video-streaming company owned by MLB Advanced Media, the Walt Disney Co....

Google’s Tilt Brush VR Drawing App Lands On Oculus Rift

Variety reports: "Google has brought its Tilt Brush virtual reality drawing app to the Oculus Rift VR headset. The launch isn’t just big news for...

U.K. Labels and Google Partner on Anti-Piracy Measure: Removing Links

Billboard reports: "Search engines Google and Bing will step up their efforts to demote and restrict access to copyright infringing websites, following the agreement...

PlayStation Network is down again

Venture Beat reports: "Sony’s gaming service is having troubles once again. PlayStation Network isn’t functioning properly for everyone right now, according to a wave...

Samsung’s incubator lab is getting seriously into virtual and augmented reality

The Verge reports: "So far, Samsung’s in-house tech incubator C-Lab has bought the world such wonders as a belt that tracks your waistline and...

You can now buy Snap’s video-recording sunglasses online

Recode reports: "Spectacles, Snap’s video-recording sunglasses, are now available for purchase online. Snap has been selling the glasses since November, but you could only...

Songkick Alleges Former Exec Shared Trade Secrets With Live Nation’s Ticketmaster

Hypebot reports: "Live Nation owned Ticketmaster allegedly used an old password provided by Stephen Mead, the director of Ticketmaster’s artist-services unit and a former...

UK eSports Network Ginx to Launch 24/7 TV Channel in Canada

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Competitive eSports has made it to North American TV with a 24/7 channel in Canada aimed at video game fans....

For Twitter, Videos Can Drive Revenues Over The Long Term

Forbes reports: "Recently, Twitter started testing a new section on its platform called “top videos for you” – a compilation of videos that the...

Josh Hutcherson’s Directorial Debut ‘Ape’ Premieres as Part of Conde Nast’s Film Incubator Series

Variety reports: "Ape,' a psychological drama directed by and starring Josh Hutcherson, launched Friday alongside four other 15-minute short films in a new talent-incubator...

Hearthstone’s big changes soothe players worries while padding Blizzard’s wallet

Venture Beat reports: "Hearthstone’s next Standard year is the Year of the Mammoth. It’s an appropriate name, because Blizzard is making some mammoth-size changes...

YouTube will kill unskippable 30-second ads next year

The Verge reports: "Google has announced that in 2018, it will end non-skippable 30-second ads that appear before a YouTube video. In a statement first...

Soundtrack Your Brand, a ‘Spotify for B2B’ nabs $22M for expansion

Tech Crunch reports: "As Spotify continues its reign as the world’s biggest consumer music streaming business, a startup from its backyard in Stockholm (and even backed...

Note to Readers

Digital Media Wire and Canadian Media Wire will not be published Monday, February 20, in observance of President's Day. The next edition will arrive...

SiriusXM Wins New York Case Over Pre-1972 Sound Recordings

Billboard reports: "SiriusXM appears to have brought one dispute over the public performance of pre-1972 sound recordings to conclusion. On Thursday, the 2nd Circuit Court of...

Step Into ‘The Void’, a Physical Playground for VR

Wired reports: "As promising as the first generation of consumer virtual reality is, it’s not without its drawbacks: cables that tether users to their computers, a...

Maker Studios Braces for More Layoffs as Disney Plans to Shrink Creator Network

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Maker Studios is bracing for another round of layoffs, multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.The Disney-owned digital network is set...

YouTube Star Hannah Hart Signs First-Look Deal With Lionsgate

Variety reports: "Lionsgate has signed a first-look deal with YouTube star and author Hannah Hart for her to star in and executive produce films,...