Amazon Signs Sports Streaming Deal With Discovery for Germany

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "In a further sign that Amazon is betting big on live sports, the online giant on Wednesday signed a streaming...

ESPN’s Apple TV Update Lets You Binge-Watch Up to Four Live Streams at Once

Variety reports: "ESPN produces more than 60,000 hours of programming each year — and the sports cabler has devised a few new ways to encourage...

VR social network AltspaceVR is back from the dead

The Verge reports: "Virtual reality social network AltspaceVR is staying online, after abruptly announcing its shutdown late last month. Despite a sudden drop in funding, the...
Apple Music still way behind Spotify

Apple said to be spending $1 billion on original content in 2018

Tech Crunch reports: "Apple’s ambitions around creating original content seem set to grow: The Wall Street Journal reports that it has a budget of around $1...

‘Walking Dead’ Producers Claim Massive AMC Profits Scam in New Lawsuit

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "AMC has enjoyed record ratings for The Walking Dead, but will it survive a legal apocalypse? On Monday, in what could...
Tencent to buy majority stake in Supercell Games

Facebook and Supercell partner on Clash of Clans AR experience

Venture Beat reports: "Five years after its release, Clash of Clans continues to be one of the top 10 grossing games on the app...

Pandora’s new CEO faces uphill battle to turn company around

Venture Beat reports: "Pandora today appointed Roger Lynch, founder and CEO of Sling TV, as its new CEO and a member of its board. The news...

Facebook and Instagram get redesigns for readability

Tech Crunch reports: "Taking inspiration from line drawings, Reddit, and Messenger, Facebook is overhauling the design of the News Feed to make it more legible, clickable,...

Blizzard tries to rename Battle.net, fails, goes back to calling it Battle.net

Mashable reports: "Less than a year after mysteriously changing 'Battle.net' to the 'Blizzard app', Blizzard Entertainment has doubled back. The Blizzard app, formerly known...

TuneIn Raises $50 Million For Online Audio Service

Hypebot reports: "Online radio station and audio aggregator TuneIn has raised $50 million to fund a growing portfolio of programming for a paid service...

Tencent invests in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds studio Bluehole – report

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Chinese tech investment holdings giant Tencent is understood to be backing Bluehole Studio, publisher of the wildly popular PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.  An investment...

UPS is developing virtual reality tech to train its drivers

Tech Crunch reports: "UPS drivers preparing to get behind the wheel will soon be using virtual reality to do so. The company’s new VR...

Facebook Messenger now makes Spotify suggestions based on your conversations

The Verge reports: "Facebook Messenger’s intelligent assistant M now delivers Spotify suggestions when music is brought up in conversation. The prompts are triggered by...

Former footballer Edgar Davids wins lawsuit against Riot Games

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Riot Games has lost a lawsuit to Edgar Davids, a Dutch-born former footballer. The case centered around Striker Lucian, a skin that...

Van Gogh’s iconic ‘Sunflowers’ paintings will be reunited for the first time ever, on...

Mashable reports: "For years, Van Gogh's iconic Sunflowers paintings have been scattered across the world, displayed in museums across Tokyo, London, Amsterdam, Munich and...

Streaming Royalty Payments Leap for Indie Labels

Billboard reports: "Merlin, the global digital rights agency for the independent label sector, recently announced that royalty payments to its 700-plus members for audio...

Hackers release more unaired HBO shows, but not Game of Thrones

Venture Beat reports: "Hackers have released more unaired episodes of popular HBO shows but the latest leak did not include anything on the hit...

Amazon is shutting down its DVD rental service in the UK and Germany

The Verge reports: "Amazon is shutting down its DVD rental service in the UK and Germany this fall. The service, Lovefilm, was acquired by...

Rovio, the maker of Angry Birds, is reportedly planning an IPO

Tech Crunch reports: "Rovio, the Finnish company behind Angry Birds, is planning to go public 'as early as next month,' Bloomberg reports. Citing sources, Bloomberg...

Esports firm acquires majority stake in Eden Games

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Millennial Esports has taken a majority stake in French development studio Eden Games. Pocket Gamer reports the firm spent €9m ($10.5m) on an 82.5%...