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SiriusXM Completes $480 Million Pandora Investment, Three New Members Join Board

Variety reports: "SiriusXM has completed its purchase of $307.5 million of Series A preferred stock in Pandora, which concludes the company’s $480 million strategic investment announced on June 9, 2017. Under...
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Preschoolers get their own Pokémon game with launch of Pokémon Playhouse

Tech Crunch reports: "A new app called Pokémon Playhouse from the Pokémon Company, released this week, is bringing Pikachu and friends to preschoolers. Unlike the augmented...

Unreleased Beatles Demo For Sale On eBay

Hypebot reports: "A rare and unreleased demo of The Beatles' “What Goes On” with John Lennon and Paul McCartney singing is now for sale...

Ubisoft management gets big support as Vivendi threat looms

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "There's no denying that Ubisoft is still quite concerned about the possibility of a hostile takeover from French media conglomerate Vivendi, which...

Box Office: ‘It’ Becomes Highest-Grossing Horror Film of All Time

Variety reports: 'It,' the blockbuster adaptation of Stephen King’s novel about a child-eating clown, has pushed past 'The Exorcist' to become the highest-grossing horror film...

Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ Surpasses Drake’s ‘One Dance’ as Spotify’s Most-Streamed Song Ever

Billboard reports: "Drake's lengthy reign as track king of Spotify has come to an end. 'Shape of You,' by the usurper Ed Sheeran, has overtaken...

Pay-TV Losses Could Accelerate to More Than 5 Million U.S. Households per Year, Survey...

Variety reports: "There’s more evidence of a growing subscriber exodus threatening to hit the traditional pay-TV ecosystem. In 2016, the industry dropped about a...

Instagram adds face filters to live video

Tech Crunch reports: "Instagram is making its face filters available for live video streaming through the app, the company announced today. Instagram had introduced...
HTC announces Lifeliqe as educational VR partner

HTC Vive will share 100% of holiday app revenues with developers

Venture Beat report: "HTC may be selling its Pixel smartphone team to Google, but it’s keeping its HTC Vive virtual reality headset business. And today, the...

Flappy Bird will die with iOS11

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Flappy Bird creator Doug Nguyen has effectively killed off Flappy Bird by declining to update the app to run on iOS 11....

HAAWK Closes $2.5M Series Seed Financing, Acquires Assets of Dart Music

Rincon Venture Partners, Wavemaker Partners, Frontier Venture Capital, and Apex Ventures Invest in Rights Management Firm as it Acquires Assets from Fledgling Startup LOS ANGELES,...

Ford is using Microsoft’s HoloLens to design cars in augmented reality

The Verge reports: "Microsoft’s HoloLens headset has been slowly pivoting towards commercial markets over the past year. NASA, Volvo, Lowe’s, Audi, and Volkswagen are all...

MGM just launched a dedicated streaming service for Stargate fans

The Verge reports: "At San Diego Comic-Con this summer, MGM dropped a big announcement: it was bringing back the long-running Stargate franchise with a new show: Stargate Origins, a...

Google, HTC sign $1.1B USD cooperation agreement to boost Google’s hardware game

Tech Crunch reports: "Google and HTC have entered into an agreement where certain HTC employees will join Google. As part of the transaction, HTC...

Fox will premiere its new show ‘Ghosted’ on Twitter before it airs on TV

Tech Crunch reports: "Fox is partnering with Twitter to promote its fall TV shows by airing select episodes and other related content on Twitter’s...

‘Star Wars’ Director Drama: How J.J. Abrams Jilted Paramount for ‘Episode IX’

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "If there is one thing Paramount chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos could use right now, it's the hope of a...

There are now 30 million paid music subscribers in the US

The Verge reports: "More than 30 million people pay for music subscriptions in the US, according to the latest figures released by the Recording...

You can now launch the Instagram app directly from Facebook

Tech Crunch reports: "Facebook is making it easier for users to access their Instagram profile directly from within the Facebook app. The company confirms...

NFL TV Ratings Slide Worries Wall Street

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "NFL's ratings woes continued in Week 2, and Wall Street is taking notice, given there are fewer excuses for falling...