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Torch 3D raises $3.5 million for AR and VR prototyping platform

Venture Beat reports: "Torch 3D has raised $3.5 million to build its augmented and virtual reality prototyping platform. The idea, which came from a couple...

Hollywood Confronts a Copyright Argument With Potential for Mass Disruption

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Are some of Hollywood's biggest movies from the past decade — Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Deadpool, Night at the Museum,...

Netflix is getting serious about making movies: 80 to come in 2018

Mashable reports: "Netflix turned the TV industry upside down and built itself into a powerhouse on the back of its series. Now, it's turning...

Universal Music Launches Music Tech Startup Initiative

Hypebot reports: "Universal Music Group has launched a music tech accelerator engagement network aimed at promoting the development of innovative music-based start-ups globally. Designed...

Snap, NBCUniversal Form Studio Joint Venture, Tap Duplass Brothers for Original Shows

Variety reports: "Snap and NBCUniversal are creating a Hollywood studio dedicated to the future of app-centric entertainment. Snap, Snapchat’s parent company, is teaming with NBCUniversal to bring scripted programming — like...

Redbox starts offering Switch game rentals

Venture Beat reports: "Redbox, the company behind those movie and game-renting machines you see outside of grocery stores and Walmarts, is starting to offer Switch games....

Microsoft joins the VR battle with Windows Mixed Reality today

The Verge reports: "Microsoft is launching its own answer to virtual reality today, taking on HTC and Oculus in the process. Windows Mixed Reality...

Free streaming TV service Pluto TV raises $8.3M, in new round led by Samsung

Tech Crunch reports: "Free streaming TV service Pluto TV announced today it has received a new $5 million investment from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, the VC...

WME, IMG Combine Film and TV Sales Operations Under Endeavor Content Banner

Variety reports: "WME and IMG will combine their film financing and scripted TV sales operations under the central banner of Endeavor Content. Graham Taylor and...

Apple asked to remove Philippines drug war games from App Store

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Apple has been asked to remove games based on the war on drugs being waged in the Philippines by president Rodrigo Duterte. Reuters obtained...

Weinstein Co. Says It Has Lifeline Investment From Tom Barrack’s Colony Capital

The Hollywood Reporter: "After more than a decade as the top independent film outfit in Hollywood, The Weinstein Co. could be sold off to...

Universal Music Group wants to find the next Spotify before it’s too late

Mashable reports: "Tuhin Roy is hoping to find the next big thing in music—before it's too late. 'Not only are we looking for the...

Sumo Digital going public

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Sumo Digital will soon join the list of publicly traded game companies, according to a report by The Times. It may be best known...

Discovery and Germany’s ProSieben Launch Free Streaming Service in Germany

Variety reports: "Discovery and ProSiebenSat.1 have launched an expanded version of  7TV, an ad-supported streaming service for the German market. Prosieben.Sat.1 already runs the 7TV platform and brand,...

Overwatch now has 35 million players for Blizzard’s online team shooter

Venture Beat reports: "Blizzard Entertainment announced today that its team-based shooter Overwatch has passed the 35 million players mark. Overwatch launched in May 2016 for...

Samsung CEO to Resign Citing ‘Unprecedented Crisis’ at Tech Giant

Billboard reports: "The chairman of Samsung Electronics Co.'s board of directors, who has been the public face of the company after its de facto...

Twitter users join 24hr boycott to protest online harassment

Tech Crunch reports: "A number of Twitter users are joining in a 24 hour boycott of the platform today, organized around the hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter, to...

CNN Links ‘Pokémon GO’ Plot To Russian Election Meddlers

Forbes reports: "Yesterday, CNN broke a story that tracked the online activity of a Russia-linked Facebook account across other forms of social media. The account, which...

Warner Music Cuts Deal With Mixcloud

Hypebot reports: "Mixcloud has announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Warner Music Group, and is said to also be pursuing similar deals with both Universal and Sony Music as well....

Spotify’s Revenues Soared in First Half of 2017 (Report)

Variety reports: "Spotify’s revenues surged in the first half of 2017 to 1.9 billion Euros ($2.26 billion), according to a report in The Information that cited...