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Is The Future In Anonymous Social Apps?

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Forbes reports: “We are seeing more and more criticism surrounding traditional social networks, especially from those who have profiles on Facebook. Specifically, this criticism is regarding the lack of personal data security and the unethical use of data in advertising and marketing.”

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Virtual Disneyland? Someone is remaking rides in Dreams on PSVR

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VentureBeat reports: “Two weeks on and people are already making incredible things with Dreams’ PSVR support, like these authentic re-creations of Space Mountain and Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye.”

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Warner Bros restructure suggests games division is no longer for sale

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Gamesindustry.biz reports: “Plans to sell off the Interactive Entertainment division of Warner Bros may have been abandoned, according to internal communications.”

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Music Artists’ Group Accuses Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos of ‘Willful Blindness’ on Twitch Song Royalties

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Variety reports: “Music streaming on Twitch is booming — and now a group of artists is challenging owner Amazon to pay its fair share.”

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Why Everyone Wants A Piece Of Shift72, Which Has Grown By 400% During The Pandemic

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Deadline reports: “Many film companies have taken a battering during the pandemic. The opposite is true of Shift72. Business for the New Zealand-based company, which builds and manages online video platforms for the industry, is “through the roof”, with new U.S. and international clients including major festivals and exhibitors and with interest growing among independent distribution companies.”

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Facebook Blasts Apple After Facebook Gaming iOS App Approved — but Without Any Games

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Variety reports: “A new slugfest has erupted between two of Silicon Valley’s biggest corporations. Apple, after repeatedly rejecting Facebook Gaming app for iOS devices, finally approved the social giant’s app for the App Store.”

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This Week In XR: Tencent Banished, Instagram Unspools Reels, Tik Tok Stars The Weekend

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Forbes reports: “President Donald Trump signed an executive order to prohibit US companies from doing business with Tencent, which owns WeChat and nearly 50% of Epic Games, which makes Fortnite and Unreal Engine.”

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Trump bans U.S. transactions with TikTok and WeChat starting September 20

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VentureBeat reports: “U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday unveiled sweeping bans on U.S. transactions with China’s ByteDance, owner of video-sharing app TikTok, and Tencent, operator of messaging app WeChat, in a major escalation of tensions with Beijing.”

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Enthusiast Gaming acquires Omnia Media in $11.2m deal

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Gamesindustry.biz reports: “Enthusiast Gaming has announced it has acquired 100% of the shares of Omnia Media from Blue Ant Media for $15 million CAD ($11.2 million).”

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iHeartMedia Revenue Down 47%, Stock Tumbles

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Hypebot reports: “iHeartMedia revenue fell 47% in Q2 compared to the prior year. The broadcast radio giant’s second quarter was impacted by the economic downturn resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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