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How AI Is Transforming The Music Industry

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Hypebot reports: “Though the music business has often been an early adopter of new tech, doing so has often resulted in considerable blowback, and the integration of artificial intelligence into the creative sector of the music business is proving to be no exception.”

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Metastage Launches AR App With First-Ever Holographic Performances By Laura Rizzotto

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Forbes reports: “Volumetric capture studio launches augmented reality app with two holographic performances from Eurovision artist Laura Rizzotto, including a historic debut.”

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Coherence raises $2.5 million for open source platform to democratize connected game development

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VentureBeat reports: “Swedish startup Coherence has raised $2.5 million in seed funding to create an open source platform to democratize connected game development.”

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Spotify Is Launching Its Own Music Awards, Based on Streaming Data

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Variety reports: “Spotify has set plans for its first-ever music awards — with the winners based entirely on user-generated data.”

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The Ticking Time Bomb That Could Blow Up Hollywood’s Streaming Era

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Hollywood Reporter reports: “Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast and other digital TV devices are becoming the new middlemen between apps and consumers — what happens when there is conflict?”

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Esports Organization Misfits Gaming Launches A $10 Million Seed Fund And Incubator

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Forbes reports: “Esports organization Misfits Gaming Group is launching a $10 million seed fund and incubator for gaming startups called MSF.IO.”

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GameAnalytics launches Benchmarks+ mobile intelligence platform

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VentureBeat reports: “GameAnalytics has launched a new insights platform called Benchmarks+, which shows data on real-world, aggregated performance data for mobile gaming metrics like retention, engagement, and monetization.”

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N3twork raises $40m, welcomes former Lionsgate president to board

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gamesindustry.biz reports: “Mobile development and publishing platform company N3twork has announced the closure of a $40 million Series C financing round to help expand its portfolio and services.”

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Sonos Acquires Snips For $37.5M To Improve, Privatize Voice Control

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Hypebot reports: “Sonos has acquired Snips, an Artificial Intelligence voice platform for smart speakers focused on private voice technology for $37.5 million. Voice control on Sonos has come via partnerships with Amazon, Google and others.”

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Amnesty International latest to slam surveillance giants Facebook and Google as “incompatible” with human rights

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TechCrunch reports: “Human rights charity Amnesty International is the latest to call for reform of surveillance capitalism — blasting the business models of “surveillance giants” Facebook and Google in a new report which warns the pair’s market dominating platforms are ‘enabling human rights harm at a population scale.’”

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