Twitter will make original series and live video pitch to advertisers at IAB’s Newfronts

Venture Beat reports: "Twitter is getting ready to make another pitch to advertisers in an effort to shore up the company’s finances and reinvigorate...

Apple ramps up its support for indies

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "If you've peeked at the App Store on iOS in the last week you may have noticed Apple spotlighting 'Newly discovered indies'...

Troubled GoPro Deepens Layoffs, Eliminating Positions In Media And Virtual Reality Divisions

Forbes reports: "The leaders at embattled camera maker GoPro may have been hoping for a fresh start at the beginning of the year. The...

Skydance Launches Animation Division, Two Movies in the Works

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Skydance, the company behind the upcoming Ryan Reynolds-Jake Gyllenhaal sci-fi thriller Life, is getting into the animation business. The company...

FaceIt Switches From Twitch to YouTube for ‘Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’ Esports League Streaming

Variety reports: "Competitive-gaming platform FaceIt has switched off Twitch for its Esports Championship Series, announcing a multiyear deal with YouTube making it the exclusive online home for...

Horizon Zero Dawn sells 2.6 million copies in first two weeks

Venture Beat reports: "Sony said that its consumers have bought more than 2.6 million copies of its PlayStation 4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn in its February...

Vevo’s Watch Party feature is like Turntable.fm for music videos

The Verge reports: "Turntable.fm was a social music site that let users join together in a virtual room and listen to music together (right...

Hulu teases its Live TV service’s features including real-time alerts, DVR, simultaneous streams &...

Tech Crunch reports: "Hulu’s live TV service is just around the corner, and will enter a competitive market where rivals like AT&T’s DirecTV NOW,...

Madonna Launches Internet-Video Contest to Find Her Next Dance Trainer

Variety reports: "Madonna is turning to the digital masses to find her next trainer. The singer-dancer is teaming with DanceOn, the dance-entertainment digital network...

Zynga Acquires 1-Person App Startup For $42.5M

Forbes reports: "It's a good day to be Tim Oswald. He owns Harpan LLC, an app development company with essentially one game, and game...

Roblox lands $92m in funding

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Roblox Corporation, which operates the user-generated online gaming platform geared towards kids, today announced a significant funding round worth $92 million. The...

Disney favorites from the NES era are coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox

Mashable reports: "Nintendo Entertainment System-era games based on beloved Disney cartoons are set to be remastered in HD and bundled into a $20 collection...

Skydance, Sony Pictures Debut Their First Virtual Reality Titles

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Numerous virtual reality productions are making their debut at SXSW, including Archangel, the first original title from Skydance Media's Skydance Interactive. Also during the...

Why Twitter Is Adding Pro Lacrosse to Its Live-Streaming Lineup

Variety reports: "Twitter’s latest live sports play is… lacrosse? The National Lacrosse League, which bills itself as the largest men’s pro indoor lacrosse league...

Netflix is funding the unfinished Orson Welles movie that raised $400,000 on Indiegogo

The Verge reports: "Netflix has picked up The Other Side of the Wind, the final project of legendary Citizen Kane director Orson Welles, The...

Facebook Stories, yet another Snapchat clone, is rolling out to users worldwide

Tech Crunch reports: "Facebook is introducing yet another feature that clones Snapchat Stories to its massive global userbase. Facebook Stories, a feature that puts...

ABC News Headed to Trial With Billions of Dollars on the Line

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Disney's ABC News unit is facing the possibility of a hugely consequential jury trial in South Dakota after a judge...

How Snapchat Will Change The Music Industry In 2017

Hypebot reports: "Copyright violation lawsuits drive relations between the most famous music performers and social networks. Facebook and YouTube are constantly battling record companies...
VR/AR Platform Wars

Want VR work? Turning your resumé into an immersive experience is a good start

Mashable reports: "While the rest of the world is wondering if virtual reality really is the next big platform, billions are being invested in...

March Madness Live Streaming: How to Watch NCAA Basketball Tournament Online

Variety reports: "The 2017 NCAA March Madness men’s basketball tournament tips off Tuesday night, and college hoops fans will be able to catch all...