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Instagram Tries to Boost IGTV Views With Previews in Users’ Feeds

Variety reports: "Instagram is trying to get more people to watch longer-form video on IGTV: Starting Thursday, the app is adding IGTV previews that will appear in users’...

Spotify gets serious about podcasts with two acquisitions

The Verge reports: "Spotify is fully committing to building a podcast network today. The music streaming giant has acquired Gimlet Media and Anchor to...

Flashbreak raises $2 million for live mobile game competitions with real-money...

Venture Beat reports: "Flashbreak has raised $2 million in funding for live mobile game competitions that reward gamers with real-money rewards. It’s sort of like HQ...

Snap Brings Back ‘Yellow’ Content Incubator, After Investing $1.35 Million in...

Variety reports: "Snap is looking for another crop of mobile content creators for the second iteration of Yellow, its incubator program aimed at fueling production...

Skillz: Top 10 mobile esports players won $8 million in 2018

Venture Beat reports: "Mobile esports provider Skillz said that the top 10 mobile esports players earned more than $8 million in 2018, with seven of the...

Spotify Postpones Launch in India

Variety reports: "As January 31st wound down in India, there was still no sign of the blowout party that Spotify had planned to celebrate its long-anticipated...

Nintendo delays Mario Kart mobile game until summer

Venture Beat reports: "We’ve heard basically nothing about Mario Kart Tour, the upcoming smartphone entry in the banana-flinging racing game series, since Nintendo announced it exactly...

NBCUniversal and Ludia launch DreamWorks Dragons: Titan Uprising on mobile

Venture Beat reports: "NBCUniversal’s Universal Games and Digital Platforms and mobile game publisher Ludia have released a new match-3 puzzle role-playing game, DreamWorks Dragons: Titan Uprising. These are the sort...

American Airlines taps Apple Music for in-flight entertainment

Tech Crunch reports: "American Airlines  and Apple Music have closed a deal that would give passengers access to the full library of Apple Music songs on AA...

Apple’s streaming video service is reportedly launching this spring

The Verge reports: "Little is known about Apple’s standalone streaming service, aside from the mountain of original content that’s coming. But according to a new report...