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Hey, hockey puck! NHL PrePlay adds a second-screen experience to live...

Hockey fans can test their in-game predictive powers with the licensed NHL PrePlay second screen app, which lets fans play along with the televised action, pitting their expertise against everyone else or just a private circle of friends.

Myspace Music Player attracts a million new users [with chart]

Myspace today announced receiving more than 1 million new sign-ups in the last month, due primarily to its Myspace Music Player, which brings the service's monthly users to 25 million.

Law Blocks Netflix/Facebook Integration in U.S.

The law of unintended consequences has resulted in Netflix opting not to launch its Facebook integration in the U.S., although it will in Canada...

False Take-Down Notice Hits Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and Others

A prank at the expense of Justin Bieber caused all of the musician’s videos to be taken down from YouTube. Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and other artists who were in the 2011 Video Music Awards also had their videos targeted.

Wikia Names ex-Gracenote Craig Palmer as CEO

Wikia, the collaboratively published entertainment, gaming, and lifestyle content network, has named Craig Palmer to the position of chief executive officer recently vacated by Gil Penchina. The company said it was now well positioned for a new growth phase.

Retail E-Commerce Spending Grows 12% from Year Ago

Reston, Va. - E-commerce spending in the U.S. rose 12% last quarter, compared with the year before, marking the sixth straight quarter of positive growth, according...

SnagFilms expands distribution, capabilities and executive team

SnagFilms intends to be the go-to brand for independent films, and it just took further steps in that direction with newly unveiled distribution platforms, the launch of new social media and mobile applications, and several new executive hires.

Jay Park Wins Mashables Best Web Video Award

Las Vegas - Jay Park has been named winner of the Best Web Video category for the Mashable Awards. The announcement was made moments ago...

Guest Post: Which Reality: Are VR & AR over-hyped? Or inevitable...

Scherlis reports, "Even if you’re not certain what’s meant by the buzzwords “Virtual Reality” and “Augmented Reality”, you have surely heard their growing buzz. This year’s Game Developers Conference includes a two-day VR Developers Conference, and GDC’s Expo will feature at least 4 VR headsets and 70 VR games. While the game industry is consistently an early adopter of new interactive technologies, VR is already a multi-media phenomenon: a "virtual reality experience within Amazon Video" is in development, film festivals are featuring VR movies, and there’s a VR broadcast of the Coachella Music Festival. VR & AR are enjoying rapt attention from both industry press and general news media."

Zynga powers up social gaming network, mobile and more

Zynga today outlined its plans to retain its market dominating position by releasing its unified Zynga With Friends network and by unveiling some of the new titles it has in the works.