Paladins enters closed beta on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Venture Beat reports: "One of PC gaming’s recent free-to-play hits is coming to consoles. Hi-Rez Studios announced today that its team-based shooter Paladins is...

Kids’ risk of diabetes rises with too much screen time

The Verge reports: "Spending three or more hours a day watching TV, using computers, or playing video games could put kids at risk of...

Twitter’s U.S. mobile advertising revenue is expected to decline for the first time, says...

Recode reports: "More U.S. marketers are spending money on mobile advertising, but Twitter’s share of the profits is expected to decline, according to a...

VICE is the latest to produce original shows for Snapchat, starting with a dating...

Tech Crunch reports: "Like Twitter, Snapchat’s pitch is that it’s more than just a social sharing and messaging app – it’s a place to consume...

The Making of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will show how...

Venture Beat reports: "Hopefully we’ll soon see the exact moment when Nintendo realized that what Zelda really needed is some radical shield-sliding. Nintendo’s official...

PlayStation Now to add PS4 games

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Sony is modernizing its streaming game service. The company today announced that PlayStation Now will expand its catalog to include PlayStation 4...

Snapchat Discover publishers face tough challenge as platform chases TV

Digiday reports: "Snap wants Snapchat Discover to be more like TV — and longtime media partners, as always, will be expected to adapt. Snap plans...

Amazon’s Twitch Will Stream More Than 800 ‘Power Rangers’ Episodes Over 17 Days for...

Variety reports: "It’s Morphin time for Twitch: The Amazon-owned game broadcasting company will stream virtually every episode of Saban Brands’s “Power Rangers” TV series,...

SoundCloud Reportedly Sets Floor Price for Potential Buyers

Billboard reports: "Can SoundCloud weather this storm? The Berlin-based streaming audio platform is reportedly running out of money, and with recent efforts to raise...

The curious case of Amazon’s deep plunge into the esports industry

Venture Beat reports: "Amazon’s been busy building out an epic esports ecosystem, or empire, that is simply unprecedented. Just in case you haven’t appreciated...

Pandora Premium: The Original Music Streaming Giant is Ready for Prime Time

The Verge reports: "Just over 15 months after Pandora acquired key assets from Rdio, and three months after it announced its plans, the company...

YouTube launches Uptime, an experimental app for watching videos with friends

Tech Crunch reports: "Looking to turn watching YouTube videos into a more social experience, a team from Google’s internal incubator, Area 120, have launched...

‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ Nintendo Switch Release Date And 5 Things We Learned About...

Forbes reports: "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be the first game released on the Nintendo Switch featuring the company's signature character. It is scheduled...

Facebook is testing a feature that asks you to keep watching videos you started...

Recode reports: "Facebook wants users to finish what they’ve started — at least when it comes to watching videos. The company is testing a...

Australian political party promises $4m games development fund

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Politicians have pledged to inject four million Australian dollars into the video games development scene as part of an election campaign. The...
Verizon earnings down in Q2

Verizon, R/GA Launch New York Digital-Media Tech Incubator to Invest up to $1 Million...

Variety reports: "Verizon and digital advertising and design agency R/GA are looking to recruit aggressive young companies that are poised to disrupt digital entertainment...
Time Warner buys 10% stake in Hulu

Hulu Adds A+E Networks to Live TV Streaming Service

Variety reports: "Hulu and A+E Networks have inked a deal to add an A+E suite of channels to its live streaming product, Variety has...

4,000 Songwriters Sign NMPA Petition As Copyright Royalty Rate Hearings Heat Up

Billboard reports: "To coincide with the beginning of the Copyright Royalty Board rate setting proceedings yesterday, the National Music Publishers’ Assn. has so far...

Littlstar has carved out a role as the app for VR entertainment

VentureBeat reports: "Virtual reality games may not yet be raking in lots of revenues and views, but New York startup Littlstar says that it...

MGM in Talks to Pay Over $1 Billion for Cable Channel Epix

Bloomberg reports: "MGM Holdings Inc., the movie studio behind the James Bond film franchise, is in discussions to acquire control of premium movie channel...