Free streaming TV service Pluto TV raises $8.3M, in new round led by Samsung

Tech Crunch reports: "Free streaming TV service Pluto TV announced today it has received a new $5 million investment from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, the VC...

WME, IMG Combine Film and TV Sales Operations Under Endeavor Content Banner

Variety reports: "WME and IMG will combine their film financing and scripted TV sales operations under the central banner of Endeavor Content. Graham Taylor and...

Apple asked to remove Philippines drug war games from App Store

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Apple has been asked to remove games based on the war on drugs being waged in the Philippines by president Rodrigo Duterte. Reuters obtained...

Weinstein Co. Says It Has Lifeline Investment From Tom Barrack’s Colony Capital

The Hollywood Reporter: "After more than a decade as the top independent film outfit in Hollywood, The Weinstein Co. could be sold off to...

Universal Music Group wants to find the next Spotify before it’s too late

Mashable reports: "Tuhin Roy is hoping to find the next big thing in music—before it's too late. 'Not only are we looking for the...

Sumo Digital going public

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Sumo Digital will soon join the list of publicly traded game companies, according to a report by The Times. It may be best known...

Discovery and Germany’s ProSieben Launch Free Streaming Service in Germany

Variety reports: "Discovery and ProSiebenSat.1 have launched an expanded version of  7TV, an ad-supported streaming service for the German market. Prosieben.Sat.1 already runs the 7TV platform and brand,...

Overwatch now has 35 million players for Blizzard’s online team shooter

Venture Beat reports: "Blizzard Entertainment announced today that its team-based shooter Overwatch has passed the 35 million players mark. Overwatch launched in May 2016 for...

Samsung CEO to Resign Citing ‘Unprecedented Crisis’ at Tech Giant

Billboard reports: "The chairman of Samsung Electronics Co.'s board of directors, who has been the public face of the company after its de facto...

Twitter users join 24hr boycott to protest online harassment

Tech Crunch reports: "A number of Twitter users are joining in a 24 hour boycott of the platform today, organized around the hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter, to...

CNN Links ‘Pokémon GO’ Plot To Russian Election Meddlers

Forbes reports: "Yesterday, CNN broke a story that tracked the online activity of a Russia-linked Facebook account across other forms of social media. The account, which...

Warner Music Cuts Deal With Mixcloud

Hypebot reports: "Mixcloud has announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Warner Music Group, and is said to also be pursuing similar deals with both Universal and Sony Music as well....

Spotify’s Revenues Soared in First Half of 2017 (Report)

Variety reports: "Spotify’s revenues surged in the first half of 2017 to 1.9 billion Euros ($2.26 billion), according to a report in The Information that cited...

Pandora Launches ‘Fall Into Country’ Marketing Push

Billboard reports: "Pandora is stepping up its outreach to country music fans with a new 'digital country music festival' campaign that will feature concerts,...

Amazon has suspended video boss Roy Price

Recode reports: "Amazon has suspended Roy Price, its point man in Hollywood and the head of its ambitious video program. It is also considering...

AR mystery startup Magic Leap looking to raise as much as $1B in Series...

Tech Crunch reports: "Magic Leap may be raising as much as $1 billion to fund their vision of a future filled with augmented reality...

Netflix Has Secret Weapon in Hollywood’s Multibillion-Dollar Arms Race

Variety reports: "Much has been made of Netflix’s massive and fast-growing content budget, which the company estimates will be $7 million for 2018. Financial...
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VY Esports raises funding for esports brand matchmaking platform

Venture Beat reports: "VY Esports has raised a round of funding for an esports platform that automates and simplifies the process of getting brands to...

Here’s the list of NBA games that will be streamed in VR this season

Tech Crunch reports: "Last year the NBA launched a program where they streamed one regular-season game in virtual reality each week, all season long. Today...

Atlantic Records, AEG, Artist Partner Group Team Up For New Online Talent Search

Hypebot reports: "Atlantic Records and Artist Partner Group announced the launch of Emerge, a nationwide social media-driven talent search, conducted in partnership with AEG...