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Facebook Instant Games trialling monetization options for developers

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Nearly a year after it first launched, Facebook's Instant Games is introducing monetization for developers.Though the forthcoming changes are only trials, Facebook...

China Box Office Forecast to Surge to $8.3B in 2017

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "China's movie box office is expected to surge 20 percent-plus in 2017, hitting a record total of $8.31 billion (55.0...

Nike is using its new digital studio to build a community of sneakerheads

Tech Crunch reports: "A year after acquiring Virgin Mega, Nike is revealing some of the early results of its experiments with augmented reality and community-building....

AMC Launches Virtual Reality App With ‘The Walking Dead’ Bonus Scene

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "AMC is betting that The Walking Dead will breathe life into its new virtual reality app. The cable network has launched AMC VR,...

Billboard Adjusts Chart Calculations To Favor Paid Streaming Over Ad-Supported Streams, YouTube

Hypebot reports: "As how people consume music shifts, Billboard has adjusted how it calculates the charts. Bowing to pressure from the recorded music industry,...

New York Yankees invest in Vision Esports

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "The New York Yankees are the latest big name to invest in esports. This follows on from a string of increasingly surprising...

Vox Media Editorial Director Lockhart Steele Fired for Sexual Harassment

Variety reports: "Lockhart Steele, Vox Media’s editorial director and former CEO and founder of Curbed Network, has been fired for sexual harassment after allegations made...

Spotify announces a program to ‘identify and break’ new music superstars

The Verge reports: "Spotify just announced a new program called RISE, intended to 'identify and break the next wave of music superstars.' The promises of the...

Tunecore Passes $1 Billion In Revenue To Artists

Hypebot reports: "Tunecore has passed the $1 billion milestone in revenue paid to artists from streaming and sales. That impressive number does not include revenue...

Nintendo Switch outsells Sony and Microsoft heading into the holiday season

Venture Beat reports: "Nintendo’s Switch has claimed another month in the console sales race. The home/portable hybrid was the top-selling system in September in the U.S.,...

BBC will use machine learning to cater to what audiences want to watch

The Verge report: "Today, BBC’s R&D team announced a five-year initiative to use machine learning to work out what audiences want to watch. To...

‘Loud House’ Creator Chris Savino Suspended by Nickelodeon Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Nickelodeon has suspended Chris Savino, the creator of the hit show The Loud House, after multiple women came forward with sexual harassment allegations...

Verizon Blames Pay-TV Loss in Q3 on Cord-Cutting, Sees Delay on OTT Plans

Variety reports: "Verizon reported a net loss of 18,000 Fios Video customers (versus a gain of 36,000 in the year-earlier period) for the third quarter of...

Pokémon Go is celebrating Halloween with its first Gen 3 additions

Venture Beat reports: "Pokémon Go is holding another Halloween event, and this time it’s bringing in some new creatures to help celebrate the holiday. Niantic announced that Pokémon...

Microsoft quietly added an anti-cheat game feature to Windows 10

The Verge reports: "Microsoft started rolling out the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to PCs earlier this week, complete with features like Windows Mixed...

Streaming service VidAngel declares bankruptcy after losing legal battles with studios

Tech Crunch reports: "VidAngel, a streaming service that altered copyrighted works to edit out adult language, nudity and violence, has declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy,...

YouTube says machine learning is making progress against violent extremist content

Venture Beat reports: "Four months after launching a program to fight violent extremist content, YouTube says it has become far more efficient at identifying...

Samsung isn’t selling the best Windows Mixed Reality headset in Europe

The Verge reports: "Samsung unveiled what looks like the best Windows Mixed Reality headset earlier this month. Samsung’s Odyssey headset differs from its rivals thanks to...
Nielsen Total Audience Report 2016

Nielsen Says It Will Report On Who’s Watching Streamed Shows

Billboard reports: "The Nielsen company, which has long measured viewership of television programs, now says it has a way to collect and widely spread...

Netflix Is Currently Funding Thirty Original Anime Productions

Forbes reports: "With details emerging on Netflix’s future spending, a large chunk of that includes a lot of new and original anime. The plan is...