Meet the 2017 DEW Startup of the Year

Meet Grey Jean Technologies, the winner of the 2017 Digital Entertainment World startup competition. They won over our judges with their pitch and beat out...

Skydance Interactive Debuts ‘Life VR,’ ‘Archangel’ Virtual Reality Experiences

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Skydance Interactive, a division of Skydance Media, revealed new new details about its first two virtual reality projects: Life VR will...

Holographic Capture Startup 8i Raises $27 Million, Announces Holo AR Mobile App

Variety reports: "Los Angeles-based holographic capture startup 8i has raised a $27 million series B round of funding from investors including Time Warner Investments, Baidu...

Verizon, AwesomenessTV Fold Premium-Content Venture, Samie Kim Falvey Out

Variety reports: "Verizon and AwesomenessTV have decided to not move forward with the premium-content service they were developing, and with the move Samie Kim...

The U.S. game industry has 2,457 companies supporting 220,000 jobs

Venture Beat reports: "The U.S. video game industry consists of 2,457 companies that directly and indirectly support 220,000 jobs and generate $30.4 billion in...

Can Halo Wars 2 work on Xbox and PC at the same time?

The Verge reports: "With the release of Halo Wars in 2009, Ensemble Studios managed to do something few had done before: create a real-time...

Apple’s new TV show has Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow and Will.i.am telling people why...

Recode reports: "Apple is making a TV show. It’s called “Planet of the Apps,” and it’s literally celebrities telling app developers why their apps...
Time Inc. launching Instant influencer network

Disney cuts ties with PewDiePie, YouTube’s top star, over anti-Semitic clips

Tech Crunch reports: "Disney has cut ties with YouTube’s most popular star after he posted a series of videos featuring anti-Semitic clips and messages....

Two new signs that Nintendo is paving the way for esports

Mashable reports: "After Nintendo's recent reveal of competitive-centric features coming to Splatoon 2, the video game giant has made it clear that it's ready...

Grammy Award Winners 2017

Hypebot reports: "Adele dominated the 2017 Grammy Awards, winning 5 major awards including Album, Record and Song of the Year. Chance The Rapper, whose success...

Dreamscape Immersive Wants to Bring Virtual Reality Multiplex to Los Angeles

Variety reports: "Dreamscape Immersive, a new Los Angeles-based startup for location-based virtual reality, wants to open a VR Multiplex in Los Angeles this coming...

YouTube Orders First Original Kids’ Programming for Red Subscription Service

Variety reports: "YouTube is making its first investments into children’s programming: The video giant has greenlit four series from top creators on the platform...

Sound Royalties Announces $100 Million Investment in Advances for Songwriters Over 24 Months: Exclusive

Billboard reports: "Last July, songwriter Priscilla Renea, who has co-written hits for Mariah Carey, Fifth Harmony, Madonna and Pitbull -- including his 2013 No....

Modop partners with talent agency to expand esports sponsorships

Venture Beat reports: "Digital advertising agency Modop has launched a partnership with The Agency for Professional Esports (APE), a talent agency for professional esports players....

Chance the Rapper shouts out SoundCloud in Grammys acceptance speech

The Verge reports: "After winning a Best New Artist Grammy earlier tonight, Chance the Rapper just snagged his second Grammy, for Best Rap Album....

Musical.ly drops its fourth app, a video messenger called Ping Pong

Tech Crunch reports: "Musical.ly, the tween and teen focused lip-syncing app, has just dropped another app onto the App Store. Days ago, the company launched...

Sony’s TVs Will Be the First With Google Assistant Inside

Wired reports: "Sony's latest 4K panels boast powerful processors that improve the look of just about any video you throw onto the screen. But the...

AwesomenessTV Lends Support to UTA Refugee Rally

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "AwesomenessTV is lending its support to UTA's refugee rally. The digital media company will be closing its office early on Friday,...

California Bill Aims to Stop Local Netflix Tax Ordinances

Variety reports: "California assembly member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas wants to make sure that you won’t have to pay taxes on binge viewing any time soon: Ridley-Thomas,...

Snapchat to Bow Relationship-Crisis Unscripted Show From A+E Networks

Variety reports: "Snapchat has brought another TV partner into its mobile-app lineup, in a deal with A+E Networks’ in-house digital agency 45th & Dean to develop short-form...