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‘The Last Jedi’ had the second biggest Thursday opening ever

Mashable reports: "Star Wars: The Last Jedi is up against some tough box office records, but it's starting with the second-highest domestic preview opening of...

What Could Happen to Hulu After Disney’s Takeover

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Inside Hulu’s Santa Monica headquarters on Dec. 14, executives huddled with their teams during regularly scheduled meetings to answer questions...

Disney Will Get More Vice After Acquiring 21st Century Fox’s $70 Million Stake

Variety reports: "Disney will be adding a little more Vice into its life. The media conglomerate will obtain 21st Century Fox’s $70 million stake in Vice Media under...

Splice Raises $35 Million To Expand Digital Hub For Musicians, $5 Million Paid To...

Hypebot reports: "Four years after launching, online music creators hub Splice announced that it has paid out $5 million to artists, as well as,...

Pre-orders for Ataribox delayed

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Atari has announced that it has delayed pre-orders for its comeback console, the Ataribox. The console was due to launch on Indiegogo yesterday but...

MTV Launching on Free TV in Germany

Billboard reports: "Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) will on Friday announce plans to launch an unencrypted, free-to-air version of MTV in Germany. Viacom already...

Facebook’s new Snooze button can mute annoying friends for 30 days

The Verge reports: "Facebook is now rolling out its Snooze feature to all users after a period of testing in September. The tool lets you mute a...

FCC Votes to Repeal Net Neutrality Rules

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "In a controversial change that will impact the flow of information and content online and almost certainly be challenged in...

Redbox launches a new on-demand streaming service

The Verge reports: "Redbox has launched a new on-demand streaming service, which will allow users to buy and rent digital movies and TV shows. On...

Refinery29 Lays Off 34 Employees Amid Digital Media Headwinds

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Refinery29 has conducted a round of layoffs, acknowledging that the digital media industry is facing advertising headwinds. The women's lifestyle website has...

Facebook Officially Announces Pre-Roll Ad Tests, Tweaks Mid-Rolls

Variety reports: "It’s official: Facebook is going to start testing pre-roll advertising for some of its video inventory in 2018. The company also announced Thursday that...

Pandora Takes On Spotify With Free Ad-Supported On Demand Streaming Music Service

Hypebot reports: "Pandora is unlocking free access to its Premium on demand streaming service after they watch a 15 second video ad.  Users gain...

Glo raises $3 million from Alibaba, cuts deal for IMAX VR arcades

Venture Beat reports: "Glo has raised $3 million from Alibaba for its location-based virtual reality entertainment stations, and it has also licensed its GloStation technology...

Snap releases Lens Studio, a tool for creating your own AR effects

The Verge reports: "Snap’s second official app is a tool that lets you design and build augmented reality lenses for Snapchat. The company today...

It’s official: Disney is acquiring Fox’s film and TV divisions for $52.4 billion

Tech Crunch reports: "The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox have officially announced a deal. As a result, Disney will acquire Fox’s film division...

Facebook Nabs WWE Live Show Featuring Face-Offs Between Raw, SmackDown Talent Rosters

Variety reports: "Facebook is bringing WWE’s performers into its live-streaming video ring. The social giant has secured exclusive rights to a live weekly show from WWE, 'Mixed...

Intel’s VR chief expects virtual reality to divide into multiple gadgets and markets

Venture Beat reports: "Virtual reality hasn’t taken off in a big way with consumers, but Intel believes in its potential. It’s not clear just...

Twitch will start streaming US minor league basketball games

The Verge reports: "For the first time, Twitch is going to start livestreaming the games of an official sports league. The NBA G League,...

Lionsgate Orchestrates $11M Investment in ‘Power Rangers’ Mobile Game Developer

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Lionsgate has brought together investing firms March Capital Partners and Ridge Ventures for an $11 million investment in game developer...

Skillz secures $25m in funding

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Skillz, the mobile esports platform backed by owners of the New England Patriots, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Mets and Sacramento Kings, has...