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Netflix losing competitive advantage

How Netflix plans to tackle China

Venture Beat reports: "Netflix’s growth over the past 15 months has been impressive to watch. Its arrival on the global scene last January with 130 new markets...
Civolution sells anti piracy NexGuard to Kudelski

Facebook will let video creators make money when people pirate their videos

Recode reports: "Facebook is giving video creators a chance to make some money when others on the network pirate their content without permission. Facebook...

Super Mario Run nearing 150m downloads

Forbes reports: "The poster child for Nintendo's move into mobile is still gaining momentum, according to comments from the platform holder's most recent earnings...

Sony Film Unit Swings to $720 Million Full-Year Loss

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Sony Corp.'s film unit recorded a full fiscal-year operating loss of $720 million (¥80.5 billion) as the box-office underperformance of...

NBCUniversal Marketing Machine Starts Its Engine for 2018 Olympics

Variety reports: "Though this is not the actual Olympics, think of what NBCUniversal and the U.S. Olympic Committee have assembled here as a decathlon...

Musical.ly, Apple Music Ink New Partnership, With More to Come

Billboard reports: "The fast-growing company, founded in 2014, has announced a new partnership with Apple Music -- with more integration on the way. With the new...
Nintendo earnings down

Nintendo announces New 2DS XL for $149.99

The Verge reports: "Out of nowhere, Nintendo has announced another 3DS hardware revision: the New 2DS XL. As the name suggests, this takes features...

These are the companies investing most aggressively in AR and VR

Recode reports: "The main takeaway from Facebook’s F8 developer conference last week was that the social media giant is making big bets on augmented...

Hollywood-friendly copyright bill passes House of Representatives

The Verge reports: "The House of Representatives has passed a bill that would make the Register of Copyright a presidentially appointed position, instead of...

Instagram Growth Accelerates Past 700 Million Users

Hypebot reports: "Instagram's meteoric growth to 700 million users has been fueled in large part by Stories and other innovations copied from Snapchat. Instagram...

ESPN Layoffs: The Struggling Industry Giant Sheds On-Air Talent

The New York Times reports: "The 'Worldwide Leader in Sports,' as ESPN brands itself, laid off scores of journalists and on-air talent on Wednesday,...
Cost to acquire dedicated mobile users down

Mobile start-up Mech Moca raises $5m

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Mech Moca, a mobile games developer in Bangalore, has raised $5 million in series A funding led by Accel Partners and Shunwei...

Global Streaming Giant Netflix Plays Catch-up in Asia

Variety reports: "Global streaming giant, Netflix this week signed a deal to acquire some 600 hours of scripted and unscripted TV shows from South...

Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Nintendo Switch sell more than 2.7 million units

Venture Beat reports: "Nintendo reported tonight that it has sold more than 2.74 million units of its Nintendo Switch game console since it went...

Facebook is working with Live Nation to make organizing concert tours easier

The Verge reports: "Facebook is testing out a new feature that will allow artists, managers, and tour promoters to organize and manage tour-related Facebook...

Spotify acquires blockchain startup Mediachain to solve music’s attribution problem

Tech Crunch reports: "Spotify has acquired the Brooklyn-based blockchain startup Mediachain Labs, whose team will join the company’s office in New York where they will work...

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Digital Media Wire and Canadian Media Wire will not be published Tuesday-Wednesday, April 25-26, due to VRTL Summit. The next edition will arrive on Thursday,...

Dish’s Sling Media Is Releasing a Cheap Tricaster Competitor for Facebook Live Streams

Variety reports: "Sling Media, the Dish Network subsidiary that brought us the Slingbox, is back — with a product no one expected, but some...

Google launches 2nd-generation Jump VR camera rig, the $17,000 Yi Halo

Venture Beat reports: "Google today is announcing the launch of the second generation Jump camera rig for recording videos that are suitable for virtual...

Spotify is working on its own music hardware

The Verge reports: "Spotify is starting to dabble in hardware, and it has some pretty huge aspirations. A job listing on the company’s website says...