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AOL Acquires gdgt Consumer Electronics Reviews Site

gdgt, the consumer electronics review site, said on Wednesday it has been acquired by AOL. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Tagged Acquires Social Network Competitor hi5

Tagged has purchased hi5, a transaction that brings together two companies that each have a different spin on social networking: Tagged is designed for meeting new people based on shared interests, while hi5 integrates games and highlights premium content.

Top Chinese App, Bytedance, Inc. to Feature Content From Leading Studio71...

LOS ANGELES, November 15th – Leading Chinese internet company ByteDance, Inc., which has 600 million users on its flagship domestic mobile product, Toutiao, today...

Facebook and Supercell partner on Clash of Clans AR experience

Venture Beat reports: "Five years after its release, Clash of Clans continues to be one of the top 10 grossing games on the app...

Playdom Acquires Argentine Game Developer Three Melons

Mountain View, Calif. - Playdom, a developer of social games for Facebook and MySpace, said on Wednesday that it has acquired Argentina-based online game developer Three Melons. ...

Guest Article: Success in SVOD Starts with Subscription Billing

The market for streaming video on demand (SVOD) is growing fast. A new report from Research and Markets predicted 306 million homes will use SVOD by 2020, up from an anticipated 161 million by the end of 2015. Moreover, by 2020, global SVOD revenue will reach $26,794 million, which is more than twice the total revenue expected in 2015. Many companies will successfully take advantage of this growing market, but others won’t make the cut. What makes a SVOD business successful?

Viral Video Star Sophia Grace Signs With Abrams

Billboard reports: "Viral video star Sophia Grace Brownlee has signed with Abrams Artists Agency. She previously was with UTA. The British personality, now 13,...

Free Disney Videos, Now on Roku

Roku Inc. announced Wednesday that hundreds of videos from Disney.com have been added to the streaming platform’s Roku Channel Store, where they are available for free. This Disney channel features animated shorts, clips, a behind-the-scenes section, and a What’s New area that gives previews of what television shows and movies are coming soon.

Tumblr is launching a video chat app called Cabana

Recode reports: "Tumblr, the blogging platform owned by Yahoo, is launching a group video chat app called Cabana, the company’s first real foray into...

Epic Games, Chevrolet, and The Mill blend augmented reality and film

Venture Beat reports: "Epic Games, visual creation company The Mill, and car maker Chevrolet have created a film that uses the Unreal game engine...