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A cryptocurrency stealing app found on Google Play was downloaded over a thousand times

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TechCrunch reports: “Researchers have found two apps masquerading as cryptocurrency apps on Android’s app store, Google Play. One of them was largely a dud. The second was designed to steal cryptocurrency, the researchers said.”

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GitHub adds donation button, token scanning, and enterprise tools

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VentureBeat reports: “At its Satellite conference in Berlin today, GitHub — the code hosting platform Microsoft acquired for $7.5 billion in stock last year — unveiled improvements it says are intended to make software development on GitHub “more interconnected” and “more inclusive.” Perhaps the highlight is GitHub Sponsors, an integration that enables users to donate to open source projects and project contributors with the click of a button.”

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Tracklib Raises $1.7M For Easy Music Sample Licensing

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Hypebot reports: “Music sampling startup Tracklib has raised $1.7 million. The new funding for the Stockholm based company was led by the Sony Innovation Fund, WndrCo and Jörg Mohaupt, an early-stage investor who also has stakes in Discogs and Amuse.”

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FanDuel partners with fuboTV to bring sports betting data to the live streaming service

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TechCrunch reports: “Live sports streaming service fuboTV today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with daily fantasy sports provider FanDuel, which will see the latter’s betting data integrated into fuboTV’s streaming platform. The deal also includes a media buy and a carriage agreement that brings FanDuel-owned horse-racing networks TVG and TVG2 to fuboTV, as well.”

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Why the Music Industry Is Betting on Biopics and Documentaries For Its Next Revenue Burst

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Billboard reports: “A few weeks before the November 2018 release of Bohemian Rhapsody, Brian Monaco, president/global chief marketing officer at Sony Music/ATV Music Publishing, sat down for an early screening of the Queen biopic. Having administered the band’s song catalog for years and licensed many of the group’s biggest hits for the movie, Monaco — who oversees the company’s licensing of songs for film, TV and ad campaigns — watched with some trepidation…”

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nWay launches platform for crossplay, real-time multiplayer games

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VentureBeat reports: “nWay created a power multiplayer platform for its ChronoBlade and Power Rangers games. And now it is taking that platform and planning to license it out to other game developers so they can make crossplay, real-time multiplayer games that can scale.”

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Why YouTube Is Changing the Way It Reports Subscriber Counts

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Variety reports: “Within the next three months, YouTube will change the way it publicly displays channel subscriber counts: It will provide only rounded figures instead of actual follower numbers.”

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Facebook found hosting masses of far right EU disinformation networks

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TechCrunch reports: “A multi-month hunt for political disinformation spreading on Facebook in Europe suggests there are concerted efforts to use the platform to spread bogus far right propaganda to millions of voters ahead of a key EU vote which kicks off tomorrow.”

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Tencent, Riot Games May Be Developing ‘League of Legends’ Mobile Game

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Variety reports: “A mobile version of the massively popular “League of Legends” could be in development, three sources tell Reuters. “League of Legends” is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game developed and published by Riot Games for PC players. Tencent Holdings is China’s most powerful gaming company, and is behind “Honour of Kings,” a mobile game and the world’s highest grossing MOBA, according to Reuters.”

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“Older, Broader, Edgier”: What to Expect From Hulu Under Disney’s Control

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Hollywood Reporter reports: “Insiders predict bigger content budgets, synergies with sister networks and a juggling act as one company now runs a half-dozen networks and three digital services.”

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