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Facebook “Watch Party” lets Groups view videos simultaneously

Tech Crunch reports: "Facebook’s turning its push for well-being through active, not passive, content consumption into a feature with its new test of 'Watch Party'....

Apple’s first scripted comedy will star Kristen Wiig

The Verge reports: "Apple just won a bidding war for a TV comedy series produced by and starring SNL alum Kristen Wiig. The 10-episode series is...

Redbox Says Disney Engaging in Copyright Misuse to Protect Coming Streaming Service

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Redbox wants to turn a legal dispute over its sale of digital movie codes into a competition issue. The retailer...

NBA, Verizon Pact for Live-Game Subscriptions on Yahoo, Tech Development

Variety reports: "Verizon and the NBA have entered into an expanded deal covering distribution of live games on NBA League Pass — as well as highlights packages and other...

YouTube Changes Rules, No Monetization Of New Artists

Hypebot reports: "YouTube has yet again raised the threshold that a creators and musicians must meet to make any money on the videos they...

Fox buys games studio to rival its TV and movie output

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Entertainment giant Fox has ramped up its video games strategy further with the acquisition of a studio run by industry veterans -...

Nintendo teases new Switch ‘interactive experience’ announcement for today

The Verge reports: "Nintendo announced a number of new titles for the Switch last week, and now it’s ready to launch something entirely new. A teaser...

Storytelling app Wattpad raises $51M at a $398M valuation

Tech Crunch reports: "Wattpad, a storytelling and reading/viewing app that combines crowdsourced content with professionally produced material, has picked up another $51 million (C$61.25 million) in...

Facebook promises to ‘massively’ simplify Messenger in 2018

Venture Beat reports: "New features have led to Facebook Messenger, an app used every month by 1.3 billion people, becoming too cluttered, said Messenger chief...

Verizon’s streaming TV service might have standalone app ‘channels’

The Verge reports: "There still isn’t a ton of information about Verizon’s upcoming streaming TV service, but a new report from TechCrunch last week did shed some...

PBS Announces Five-Part Series On #MeToo Movement Debuting February 2

Deadline Hollywood reports: "PBS will air a five-part, half-hour series about the #MeToo movement, premiering on Friday, February 2. #Metoo, Now What? will engage both women and...

Universal Music Publishing Group, Disney Music Publishing Agreement Expands to U.K., Continental Europe

Variety reports: "Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) is expanding its business relationship with Disney Music Publishing (DMP) to additional territories including the United Kingdom, Ireland,...

Facebook Gives Indie Musicians, Publishers March 12 Licencing Deadline

Hypebot reports: "Facebook has finally created a system for musicians and rightsholders to get paid for use of their music on the social giant....

Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global and Samsung launch tech detox app

Venture Beat reports: "Between emails, social media accounts, calls, text messages, WhatsApp, and more, our smartphones have become ticking bombs, gradually turning us (and...

Lego partners with Tencent to make online games for China

The Verge reports: "Lego and Chinese tech giant Tencent have formed a partnership to develop licensed games, videos, and other content for Chinese children. The first...

Live Nation, Songkick Settle Lawsuit For $110 Million

Hypebot reports: "Live Nation and its Ticketmaster subsidiary have agreed to pay a reported $110 million for the remaining assets of Songkick,  ending a...

Esports giant Team Dignitas signs a Super Smash Bros. Melee team

Venture Beat reports: "Team Dignitas announced today that it has signed a Super Smash Bros. Melee team, the first in its 14-year history. Team Dignitas is one...

BBC Launches Long-Gestating Digital Factual Service BBC Ideas

Deadline Hollywood reports: "British broadcaster BBC has launched BBC Ideas, its long-gestating digital factual service that aims to be 'more rewarding than stalking your ex’s ex’s ex...

Ed Sheeran, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Face Copyright Battle

Hypebot reports: "Ed Sheeran may be credited as a writer of Tim McGraw’s new duet with Faith Hill, but two Aussies claim in a federal...

Ubisoft boosts mobile presence in China with Ketchapp-Tencent deal

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Ubisoft and Tencent have today announced a strategic partnership in order to bring a number Ketchapp mobile games to Tencent's social media...