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AT&T’s NBA Holographic Interviews Could Pave Way For New 5G Uses

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Forbes reports: “It’s not quite being there, but AT&T so liked the outcome of holographic interviews on ESPN and TNT telecasts during the NBA conference finals that it has trademarked what could become a compelling new use of 5G mobile technology.”

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Big Hit Entertainment Is Betting on BTS as It Launches IPO

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Variety reports: “Gifting nearly 1.5% of Big Hit Entertainment’s pre-IPO shares to the seven members of BTS is looking like a win-win for all concerned as the company and the band remain invested in each other’s success.”

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ESL and DreamHack merge

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Gamesindustry.biz reports: “ESL and Dreamhack today announced that they have merged their organizations. The two esports companies have both been subsidiaries of Modern Times Group (MTG) since 2015, when it acquired them in separate transactions.”

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YouTube TV Says It’s Dropping Sinclair’s Fox Regional Sports Networks

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Variety reports: “YouTube TV customers are losing 19 Fox regional sports networks owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group as of Thursday, after Google and the broadcaster couldn’t reach terms on a renewal.”

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Twitch’s Soundtrack feature debuts today, and it will let streamers play music while they’re live

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The Verge reports: “Today, Twitch releases Soundtrack, a new product that allows streamers to play music while they’re live — or, at least, that’s the simplest way to explain it.”

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Heroes Act, Including the $10 Billion Save Our Stages Act to Benefit Indie Venues, Introduced in House of Representatives

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Variety reports: “It’s an early step, but it’s a step forward nonetheless: On Monday an updated Heroes Act, which includes provisions of the $10 billion bipartisan Save Our Stages Act designed to provide financial assistance to independent music and live-entertainment venues across the U.S., was introduced in the House of Representatives.”

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Disney Plus is rolling out GroupWatch feature to all US subscribers

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The Verge reports: “Disney Plus is rolling out its party watch feature, GroupWatch, to subscribers in the US after previous testing in other countries this month.”

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Glu Mobile opens e-commerce platform within Design Home

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Gamesindustry.biz reports: “Glu Mobile is adding an e-commerce platform to its hit mobile game, Design Home. The online store, Design Home Inspired, can be accessed through the game itself, allowing players to purchase real “home décor accessories.”‘

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Disney Sells Ad Tech Firm TrueX To Marketing Data Company Gimbal

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The Hollywood Reporter reports: “The Walt Disney Co. has sold its advertising technology firm TrueX to the marketing data company Gimbal.”

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U.S.-Based Castalia Communications Launches New Streaming Service Europa+ In Latin America

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Forbes reports: “Atlanta-based Castalia Communications and Mexico City-based investment fund, Innokap have launched Europa+ (Europa Más), a new streaming service in Latin America and the Caribbean.”

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