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Google Spotlight Stories Releases VR Short ‘Sonaria’ With Steam, Viveport, Mobile App

Variety reports: "The VR short “Sonaria,” a colorful and lyrical journey of two ever-changing creatures through different environments, is being released wide Friday via Steam and Viveport as...

YouTube terminates exploitive ‘kids’ channel ToyFreaks, says it’s tightening its child endangerment policies

Tech Crunch reports: "Following consumer outrage over YouTube’s handling of disturbing videos aimed at children on its network, the company has now banned one...

Sony Harnesses Virtual Reality To Deliver A 360-Degree View Of ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the...

Deadline Hollywood reports: "Sony Pictures harnessed virtual reality to take movie-goers inside the dense forest of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ahead of the film’s December release. Sony...

Discovery, Scripps Shareholders Approve $14.6B Combination

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Discovery Communications and Scripps Networks Interactive shareholders have approved the $14.6 billion deal that will see Discovery acquire its peer...

Verizon’s Oath Is Laying Off Around 500 AOL, Yahoo Employees

Variety reports: "Verizon’s Oath internet-media division is cutting more jobs, with the latest round of layoffs affecting around 500 staffers from the former AOL and Yahoo brands. That represents 4%...

Candy Crush Saga: 2.73 billion downloads in five years and still counting

Venture Beat reports: "Candy Crush Saga is the most popular mobile game in the U.S. after a dramatic comeback in the third quarter. As the...

Spotify acquires online music studio Soundtrap as it goes after creators

Tech Crunch reports: "Spotify has made another acquisition as it continues to build out the services it offers to artists beyond basic streaming. It...

CBS Corp. Closes Acquisition of Australia’s Ten Network

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "CBS Corp. is now officially the owner of Australian broadcaster Ten Network after clearing the final regulatory hurdles for its...

HTC launches Vive tracker bundles

The Verge reports: "HTC has launched Vive Tracker bundles, opening its tracker device to everyday consumers for the first time. The Vive Tracker is a small...

Instagram now lets you post Stories from the mobile web

The Verge reports: "Instagram is trying to make sure everyone has access to its Stories feature. The company is now beginning to let anyone...

NBC Olympics To Live Stream 1,800 Hours Of 2018 Winter Games From South Korea

Deadline reports: "NBC Olympics says it will live stream 1,800 hours of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea this February –  a record for...

Industry Critic Neil Young Will Now Give His Music Away Free

Hypebot reports: "Longtime music industry critic Neil Young, who has spent decades railing against a rigged music business that undervalues creators, has announced that...

Marvel Heroes to close down as Disney terminates Gazillion partnership

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Marvel Heroes is set to close down after the property holders Disney announced that it was ending its relationship with developer Gazillion...

Conan O’Brien Will Pitch Mobile Games Under Turner’s One-Year Deal With Google Play

Variety reports: "Conan O’Brien, self-styled as an incompetent video-game player, will promote multiple mobile-game titles under a one-year pact between Turner’s TBS and Google Play. Under the...

Vimeo now supports HDR videos

Venture Beat reports: "Video-streaming company Vimeo has announced that it now supports high dynamic range (HDR) content. Online content providers such as Amazon and Netflix have supported HDR...

Facebook will livestream 47 college basketball games for free this season

Recode reports: "Facebook is paying for the rights to stream dozens of college basketball games this season in its quest to cement a foothold...

Unity and Lionsgate find horror film’s VR ad can get your blood flowing

VentureBeat reports: "Unity Technologies and film studio Lionsgate have created a virtual reality advertisement for the launch of the Jigsaw horror film, and an analysis shows...

UnitedMasters Lands To $70 Million From Google To Take On The Record Label

Hypebot reports: "Next-gen artist services and music technology platform UnitedMasters, led by former Interscope Records president Steve Stoute, has exited stealth mode with $70...

HTC Vive Studios unveils Super Puzzle Galaxy and Front Defense: Heroes

Venture Beat reports: "HTC continues to invest in new software for its Vive virtual reality headset, as the company today unveiled two new titles: Super Puzzle...

CISAC Music Royalty Collections Grow to $8.4 Billion, Even With YouTube & Others ‘Driving...

Billboard reports: "CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, which collects data from 239 collection management organizations in 123 countries, reports...