Apple has bought Shazam, the music recognition app

Recode reports: "Here is the standard language Apple uses to acknowledge that yes, it has bought a company: 'Apple buys smaller technology companies from time...

HBO and Netflix top the list of Golden Globes nominations

Tech Crunch reports: "The Golden Globe nominations are out, and once again HBO and Netflix have come out on top as the most-nominated networks. HBO...

Zelda expansion, Death Stranding and other titles hyped at The Game Awards

Tech Crunch report: "The Game Awards, an event that’s exactly what it sounds like, took place shortly ago and, like any gaming event, it...

Film Slate To Be Financed By Digital Currency And Distributed Via Blockchain

Deadline Hollywood reports: "In what may be the first group of features to be financed by cryptocurrency and distributed via the blockchain, a consortium...

Harassment in Hollywood: Guilds and Industry Organizations Launch Hotlines

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Created for members to report violations including sexual misconduct, this hotline has a live person, 24/7, who will immediately notify...

Amazon’s Streaming Service Launches in 28 New Countries

Variety reports: "Amazon Music Unlimited, the company’s streaming service, today announced its expansion into 28 additional countries, offering a catalog of more than 40 million...

YouTube Planning New Spotify Competitor “Remix”

Hypebot reports: "YouTube is planning a March launch of a music service internally dubbed Remix, according to a new report. The move comes amidst...

MAG Interactive valued at $137m following IPO

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Swedish mobile developer MAG Interactive has successfully completed its Initial Public Offering. The firm behind popular word game series Ruzzle announced it intended...
Spotify Discover Weekly a huge success

Spotify and Tencent agree to swap stakes in their music businesses

Tech Crunch reports: "Tencent’s overseas investment splurge continues after the company confirmed a deal with Spotify that will see the duo make investments in...

John Hendricks’ $100 Million CuriosityStream Subscription VOD Swings Onto Dish’s Sling TV

Variety reports: "Cable pioneer John Hendricks, founder of Discovery Communications, made a fortune from pay TV. Now he’s betting big on internet-delivered TV, a la...

Goodgame Studios starts 2017 with layoffs, finishes with plans to go public

Venture Beat reports: "Germany-based developer Goodgame Studios announced today that it will be publicly traded indirectly for the first time as it merges with Stillfront...

Facebook’s new Messenger app for kids has Congress asking about privacy

Recode reports: "Facebook says it’s new app for youngsters — called Messenger Kids — lets users under age 12 'connect with people they love but also...

Drake, ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Moana’ top Apple’s 2017 most downloaded list

Tech Crunch reports: "Over the past several years, tech year-end lists have become as much of an annual tradition as Twilight Zone marathons and going to...

Nexstar Buys Video Ad-Tech Startup LKQD Technologies for $90 Million

Variety reports: "Broadcast giant Nexstar Media Group has reached a deal to acquire LKQD Technologies, a video-advertising infrastructure company, for $90 million cash. LKQD, founded in 2014 and...

SYFY launches Snapchat Show ‘GEEKLY’ as Snap strips ephemerality from product

Mashable reports: "Snapchat is getting a little geekier. SYFY WIRE has launched GEEKLY, a Snapchat Show that covers science fiction, fantasy, paranormal horror, and superhero news...

PlayStation 4 has sold over 70 million units worldwide

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "After four years on the market the PlayStation 4 has sold over 70.6 million units. Sony today announced that worldwide sales figures for the...

Oculus revives its Wolves in the Walls virtual reality story experience

Venture Beat reports: "Facebook closed its Oculus Story Studio in May, and that seemed like the end for its effort to create virtual reality story experiences...

Journalists ‘Hack’ Spotify With Fake Artist, 10,000 Paid-For Streams

Hypebot reports: "Two journalists set out 'hack' Spotify with a painfully bad track by a fictional artist boosted by plays purchased from a shady...

Sonos and Ikea unite on an overdue ‘music and sound’ partnership

The Verge reports: "Details are scant, but today Sonos and Ikea are announcing a partnership meant to bring 'music and sound' into all aspects...

HQ, the hot new trivia app, is raising money in a round that could...

Recode reports: "HQ, the popular live trivia app from some of the same guys who created Vine, is looking for venture capital money at...