One-Third of Global Consumers Expected to Use VR by 2020, Says Study

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Something missing from the TV experience since video-on-demand and streaming media changed the dynamics is the so-called watercooler effect, whereby...

Blade Runner 2049 Tops Disappointing Box Office Weekend

Hypebot reports: "While Warner Bros.' 'Blade Runner 2049' topped the box office this weekend, the expensive science fiction movie failed to meet projections for...

Warner Music Group Announces Licensing Deal With Mixcloud

Variety reports: "Warner Music Group and digital audio streaming platform Mixcloud today announced a direct licensing agreement. The deal is the platform’s first with a major label...

Hulu orders four new e-sports series

The Verge reports: "Hulu is stepping into the world of e-sports for the first time. The streaming service just ordered four new series from...

Nintendo’s mini SNES has already been hacked to run more games

Tech Crunch reports: "Nintendo SNES Classic owners should be glad to learn that more games aren’t out of your reach. Cluster, the Russian coder who originally cracked...

Spotify For Artists Now Offering Stats For All Your Songs

Hypebot reports: "Spotify used to only display data on songs if they had more than 1000 streams. Thankfully they changed that. You can now view streaming...

Weinstein Company Board Prepares to Suspend Harvey Weinstein

Variety reports: "The board of directors of the Weinstein Company is preparing to suspend Harvey Weinstein in the wake of a bombshell New York Times report, Variety has learned. The...

Netflix shares rise as company announces subscription price hike

Venture Beat reports: "Netflix’s U.S. business announced the first rises in monthly fees in two years on Thursday, hiking costs for two of its...

YouTube changes search algorithms after misinformation during Las Vegas shooting

The Verge reports: "YouTube has changed its search algorithms to display more reliable and trustworthy sources after the violent attack in Las Vegas saw...

SpecialEffect raises $391,470 for gamers with physical disabilities

Venture Beat reports: "SpecialEffect, the U.K.-based charity that helps people with physical disabilities play video games, raised $391,470 (£300,000) during its fundraising event last week....

Sound Royalties Identifies $14 Million In Undistributed Royalties For Artists

Billboard reports: "Sound Royalties, the company launched by investor Alex Heiche in 2014 with the aim of providing songwriters and creators with advances on future royalties...

Violet Benson, Tonio Skits Among Social Stars in Travel Series ‘Checked Out’ on Facebook’s...

Variety reports: "Viral-video specialist Jukin Media has recruited a quintet of social influencers for “Checked Out,” an original travel series funded by Facebook for its newly...

Scopely to open Barcelona office

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Mobile games publisher Scopely has today announced that it will be expanding operations with the company's first international office in Barcelona. The...

Van Toffler’s Gunpowder & Sky Inks Distribution Deal With YouTube Red

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "YouTube is bringing its slate of early original series to new viewers through a distribution deal with Gunpowder & Sky,...

Roc Nation Signs Licensing Deals With MelodyVR for Virtual Content

Billboard reports: "Virtual reality startup MelodyVR keeps piling up the licensing agreements, this time with Jay-Z's Roc Nation. Under the terms of the worldwide deal, announced on...

Discovery Sets Biggest VR Project to Date, Teaming With Google on Epic Travel Series

Variety reports: "Discovery Communications is mounting its largest-scale virtual-reality project yet with 'Discovery TRVLR,' a 38-episode travel documentary series taking viewers to all of Earth’s...

Ubisoft is buying back up to 4 million shares in Vivendi battle

Venture Beat reports: "Ubisoft is stepping its defense against Vivendi’s hostile takeover attempts. The video game publisher, one of the giants of the industry, announced today...
Amazon ready to launch music service

Amazon’s big content shift includes more kids’ shows about science — and science fiction

The Verge reports: "Early in September, Amazon canceled two pricey original dramas: Z: The Beginning of Everything (about Zelda Fitzgerald) and The Last Tycoon (based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s...

Netflix is raising prices, especially if you love 4K

Tech Crunch reports: "This is not the first time and probably not the last time. Beloved movie and TV streaming service Netflix is raising its subscriptions...

Netflix Goes Retro With ‘Stranger Things’ Video Game to Promote Season 2

Variety reports: "Get ready to collect all the Eggos you can find in Netflix’s new 'Stranger Things' mobile game — fashioned as an ’80s-era arcade throwback. Netflix launched...