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Industry Vets Launch Specialist Co-Development Studio The Unreal Guys

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Game Developer reports: “There’s a new studio in town, and it’s hoping to lend a hand to anyone making a game specifically in Unreal Engine. Fittingly named CodeDev: The Unreal Guys, the London-based studio was founded by chairman Rik Alexander, CEO Myke Parrott, and CTO Ryan Woodland. The three are positioning their new venture as a support studio.”

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Sony’s CSL Lab Launches New AI “Co-Creator” Tool

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Music Ally reports: “Back in 2018, Sony’s Paris-based CSL lab produced one of the first AI-generated songs that grabbed the attention – and stoked the fears – of songwriters everywhere: Daddy’s Car. Except that perhaps, with hindsight, that Beatles-y song didn’t quite help foster wider understanding both about AI music creation, or the artist-oriented ambitions of CSL (Daddy’s Car was, for instance, mostly human-created with limited AI input.)”

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Evercoast Acquires Depthkit To Advance GenAI For Spatial Video

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GamesBeat reports: “Evercoast, a provider of end-to-end 3D spatial video software, has announced the acquisition of Depthkit, a pioneer in volumetric capture. This strategic acquisition marks a significant leap forward in the race to capture and generate 3D digital humans and spatial video, a field of immersive video content that allows viewers to see subjects and dynamic scenes from all angles on any digital device.”

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Apple Ushers In A New Era With Apple Intelligence

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TechCrunch reports: “Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference had a sizable focus on AI. Apple unveiled its generative AI offering, Apple Intelligence, which will be available in iOS later this year. iOS 18 will have a number of new features, including the ability to schedule text messages and customize your home screen, major upgrades to Siri — including ChatGPT integration — and AI-generated emojis. If you missed it, we put together a handy recap of everything Apple announced.”

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NBCU, Group Black To Launch Multicultural Content Hub E!+ On Peacock

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Variety reports: “NBCUniversal is tapping an outside company to help it bring a broader array of viewers and advertisers under its media tent. Group Black, a collective that aims to spur the development of Black-owned and Black-produced media, will curate programming and develop new original content for a new hub on NBCU’s Peacock streaming service known as “E!+.”

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TikTok Strikes Deal With Adobe To Bring Its Commercial Music Library To AI Content Creation App Adobe Express

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Music Business Worldwide reports: “Adobe and TikTok have announced a new integration, bringing TikTok’s Commercial Music Library to Adobe Express via the Symphony Assistant add-on. Adobe describes Adobe Express as an “all-in-one AI content creation app” that simplifies the process of designing and sharing social media posts, videos, flyers, and logos.”

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Merlin Renews And Expands Its Meta Partnership, With ‘A New Suite’ Of Promotional Tools On The Way

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Digital Music News reports: “Facebook parent Meta and indie representative Merlin have renewed and expanded their partnership agreement, which now includes “a new suite of tools and features” for discovery and promotion. The involved entities reached out today with word of their bolstered tie-up, taking the opportunity at the outset to tout Merlin’s status “as a top partner to Meta.”

DeepWell Digital Therapeutics Launches Zengence As A Game To Treat Mental Health

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GamesBeat reports: “DeepWell Digital Therapeutics (DTx), a maker of games to treat mental health, has launched Zengence, its first action video game treating mental health. Launched in the Meta Game Store, DeepWell bills the game as the first therapeutic released in the store for virtual reality applications. Zengence uses patent-pending technology for breath and sound mechanics to drive the first-of-its-kind action game where players defeat Dark Wraiths and silence their inner anxieties.”

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HYBE Eyes Creator Economy Expansion With New THEUS Superfan App

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Music Business Worldwide reports: “Binary Korea, a subsidiary of South Korean Entertainment giant HYBE that focuses on tech R&D including Web3 and blockchain, is launching a new fan platform for creators called THEUS. Set to debut on June 22, the platform is a joint venture between Binary Korea and Korean digital entertainment company Sandbox Network.”

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YouTube Creators Can Now Test Multiple Video Thumbnails

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TechCrunch reports: “YouTube announced this week the rollout of “Thumbnail Test & Compare,” a new tool for creators to see which thumbnail performs the best. The feature first launched to select creators last year but is now widely available.”

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