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Adobe launches new AR and drawing tools

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Tech Crunch reports: “At its Max conference in Los Angeles, Adobe today announced a number of new products in its Creative Cloud suite. Among those is Project Aero, a new tool that allows for building new AR experiences, and Project Gemini for painting and drawing on the iPad. The fact that Adobe is launching a tool for building AR experience doesn’t come as a major surprise.”

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FuboTV says nearly 250K subscribers have signed up for its TV streaming service

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Tech Crunch reports: “While it may not have the name recognition of some other live TV streaming services, fuboTV says it’s been growing quickly — it was ‘approaching’ 250,000 paid subscribers in September, more than doubling the 100,000 subscribers it had a year ago. For the entire third quarter, fuboTV says it saw a net addition of 30,000 subscribers.”

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Apple reportedly buys Asaii, a music talent-spotting analytics company

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Venture Beat reports: “Roughly once a month, Apple quietly purchases a small company — or just hires its key employees — to add some new twist or features to its existing capabilities. Now it has reportedly acquired Asaii, a two-year-old music analytics company that claimed to be able to spot upcoming hit artists 10 weeks before they chart.”

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CBS News Launches Streaming-Video Morning Program

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Variety reports: “TV’s morning-news wars have a new competitor. CBS News, which already produces ‘CBS This Morning, unveiled ‘CBSN AM,’ a one-hour morning program built for its CBSN streaming-video hub. The program. anchored by Anne-Marie Green and Vladimir Duthiers, launched today.”

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SoundCloud Rival Mixcloud Inks Licensing Deal With Universal Music Group

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Billboard reports: “Universal Music Group has signed a multi-year direct licensing deal with U.K.-based audio streaming platform Mixcloud. Under the terms of the agreement, UMG artists will be paid for the use of their music on Mixcloud’s advertising-supported and future subscription services.”

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DOJ, AT&T-Time Warner Provide Conflicting Accounts of Pre-Antitrust Suit Clash

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Variety reports: “As the Justice Department pursues its appeal of a federal judge’s decision in favor of the AT&T-Time Warner merger, new court filings shed light on the tense meetings that ended with the filing of the landmark lawsuit. The contentiousness in one key meeting revolved around the companies’ claims that they were being unfairly singled out for an enforcement action.”

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Pandora, Snapchat Pair Up

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Hypebot reports: “Radio streaming service Pandora and popular photo sharing platform Snapchat recently unveiled an exciting new partnership where users of both platforms will be able to share their Pandora listening habits over Snapchat, all in hopes of increasing engagement. Services and labels are constantly looking to increase engagement amongst their products to ensure consumers come back and stream again.”

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YouTube is cracking down on creators who post duplicated content

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The Verge reports: “YouTube’s relationship with its creators has always been asymmetric; the platform necessarily has all of the power, and it’s not super transparent about the changes it makes that affect people who rely on the site for revenue. YouTube says that if you’ve been demonetized because of duplication, you’re eligible to reapply after a 30-day waiting period.”

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Facebook’s gaming hub Fb.gg launches into beta on Android

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Tech Crunch reports: “This summer, Facebook launched Fb.gg, its online gaming hub and Twitch competitor, designed to attract game streamers and their fans to watch videos on Facebook instead of on rival sites. Now, Fb.gg is expanding to mobile with its launch on Android.”

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