ReKTGlobal wants every city to have an esports venue

Venture Beat reports: "ReKTGlobal, an esports infrastructure company, has announced plans to start three new divisions as it seeks to help expand the competitive...

Vimeo says it’s not going to launch a video subscription service, after all

Recode reports: "Everyone wants to sell internet video subscriptions. Except Vimeo: IAC’s video unit, which had announced three years ago it wanted to launch...

Nintendo is releasing the Super NES Classic Edition on September 29th

Tech Crunch reports: "Slated for a launch on September 29th, the Super NES Classic Edition is a console kit similar to the original console...

Apple Music Sneak-Launches $99/ Year Price Tier

Hypebot reports: "Apple has been pretty diligent about keeping the price of Apple Music at $9.99 per month with no discounts (except for the...

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds surpasses $100 million in revenue

Venture Beat reports: "PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is one of the most popular games in the world right now, and it is making more money every day...

YouTube Reaches 1.5 Billion Monthly Viewers

Billboard reports: "Online video juggernaut YouTube continues to get bigger. After years of claiming more than 1 billion monthly users, YouTube now says that it...

One in three VR/AR projects in development will be platform-exclusive

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "31% of developers working on virtual, augmented or reality projects currently intend to only release them on a single platform. This is...

Video Ads Are Coming to Reddit

Variety reports: "Reddit is introducing video advertising as part of a larger push to attract more ad dollars to its site, the Wall Street...

Facebook to Launch App for Influencers to Manage Content

Variety reports: "Facebook will launch an app later this year that will provide influencers on its platform the ability to better manage content on...

YouTube wants to make it easier for video creators to film in VR

Recode reports: "YouTube is releasing a new video format called VR180 so creators can have an easier time creating video for virtual reality. It’s...

‘Wonder Woman’ To Conquer ‘Mamma Mia!’ As Top-Grossing Live Action Title By Female Director

Deadline Hollywood reports: "Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman for Warner Bros/DC has crossed the $600M threshold worldwide and soon will become the highest-grossing live-action movie by a female...

Tesla said to be in talks to create its own streaming music service

Tech Crunch reports: "Tesla might be a music service operator soon, in addition to a maker of electric cars and solar energy products. That’s...

Warner Bros. opens New York office to support games like Injustice 2

Venture Beat reports: "Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is setting up shop on the East Coast with WB Games New York to provide additional backend...

Fuzic Completes $3 Million Funding Round For Licensed Playlists, Audio Messaging

Hypebot reports: "Fuzic, a music marketing technology startup, today announced the completion of a $3 million seed funding round led by High Alpha, Allos...

Texas judge calls for an end to Oculus and ZeniMax’s “big, hairy fight”

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "ZeniMax Media has asked a South Texas court to remove Oculus hardware and software from sale, or pay it a royalty of...

Rocket League is NBC’s test drive for esports

Venture Beat reports: "NBCUniversal is already making a big push into mobile games, and now it’s launching its first esports tournament for the soccer-played-with-cars...

Apple is asking music labels to take a smaller cut of revenue from streaming

The Verge reports: "Apple is asking music labels for a reduction in the revenue rate it pays out from its music streaming service, according...
Facebook Messenger has 1 billion users

Spotify Adds Group Playlists Using Facebook Messenger

Hypebot reports: "Spotify is getting more social. Overnight the music streamer launched Group Playlists for Messenger, which enables group playlist creation using Facebook's popular messaging...

Adobe buys Mettle’s SkyBox tools to build up its VR offerings

Venture Beat reports: "In a bid to strengthen its virtual reality offerings, Adobe is buying SkyBox technology from VR software company Mettle. Mettle makes plugins that...

Twitch and Blizzard Announce Two-Year Worldwide Collaboration

Variety reports: "Twitch and Blizzard Entertainment have announced a two-year worldwide collaboration. The streaming giant and acclaimed game developer’s deal includes third-party streaming rights...