Songkick Ticketing Operations to Shut Down

Variety reports: "Songkick, the ticketing company that for months has been embroiled in litigation against Ticketmaster, will shut down at the end of the month,...

Universal Music Enterprises Launches Digital Record Club The Sound of Vinyl

Billboard reports: "Universal Music Enterprises, the global catalog division of Universal Music Group, today announced that it’s starting a distinctly digital age version, which...

Spotify launches standalone mobile app that gives artists streaming data and more controls

Venture Beat reports: "Spotify has launched a mobile app specifically to help artists, their managers, and members of their entourage manage the artist’s presence on the...

Roku’s new channel with free movies and TV goes live for all

Tech Crunch reports: "Top streaming media device maker Roku announced in September it was launching its own channel featuring free movies and TV shows, including those it...

Facebook And Instagram Go Dark Across North America And Europe

Deadline reports: "Talk about inopportune timing. At the same moment the company faces intense scrutiny from government officials and regulators over its role in...

Mark Zuckerberg: We want to get 1 billion people in virtual reality

Venture Beat reports: "Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, announced an ambitious goal to make virtual reality accessible to everyone. 'We are setting a goal,'...

Oculus announces new $199 self-contained VR headset called Oculus Go, shipping in 2018

Oculus reports: "Oculus is announcing a new standalone VR headset that will sit in the middle of its mobile Gear VR and high-end Oculus...

US Music Industry Considers Launching “Official” Alternative To Billboard Charts

Hypebot reports: "US record labels and others in the music industry are considering launching their own charts as an alternative to the iconic Billboard...

Virtual social spaces app receives additional $11 million funding

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Virtual reality app developer Bigscreen has announced a successful Series A funding round, securing an additional $11 million. The round was led...

Disney Movies Anywhere Adds Fox, WB, Universal

Variety reports: "The industry divide between UltraViolet and Disney Movies Anywhere could be ending. But instead of merging cloud-based storage platforms, UltraViolet backers 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. and Universal...

Taylor Swift’s new Glu Mobile app is a dedicated social network for her fans

Tech Crunch reports: "Glu Mobile, the gaming company responsible for hits like Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and bombs like Nicki Minaj: Empire is at it...

3rd Eye Studios raises $1 million

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "3rd Eye Studios has raised $1 million in funding, allowing it to further develop its VR toolset and debut IP, Downward Spiral. he...
Hollywood Studios and VR

‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Is Getting a Location-Based VR Experience

Variety reports: "Sony Pictures Virtual Reality (SPVR) has teamed up with Reality One and VRX Networks for a location-based VR experience for Sony’s upcoming 'Jumanji' sequel....

NBCUniversal Resurrects ‘Erase The Hate’ Initiative At Cable Networks

Deadline Hollywood reports: "NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment chairman Bonnie Hammer said today that the division is restoring the Erase The Hate, a campaign she originally launched 20 years ago...

Fox Sued for Using Muhammad Ali in Super Bowl Advertisement

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Fox Broadcasting has been hit with a $30 million lawsuit for using Muhammad Ali as the centerpiece in an advertisement...

Call of Duty, Pokemon lead holiday games hype

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "The holiday quarter has officially begun, and Nielsen marked the occasion by releasing some of its data on the most anticipated games...

Japan’s Mobile Gaming Company Akatsuki Launches $50M AR Fund

Variety reports: "Japanese mobile gaming company Akatsuki has launched a new $50 million investment fund for augmented reality (AR) and other advanced media technologies. With the Akatsuki Entertainment Technology Fund,...

RIAA Submits List of ‘Notorious’ Sites, Calls Out Russian Counterfeiters

Billboard reports: "The RIAA has submitted its annual roundup of music piracy offenders to the United States Trade Representative in order to include in...
Microsoft sells Nokia to Foxconn

Nokia Technologies to halt Ozo VR development and focus on digital health and licensing

Venture Beat reports: "Nokia has announced plans to 'halt' development of its Ozo VR camera, citing 'slower-than-expected' virtual reality adoption in the digital media...

Snapchat’s new context cards let you read reviews, book reservations, and more

The Verge reports: "Snapchat today is introducing context cards, which add contextual information to geotagged photos and images shared in public stories.Users can swipe...