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Vevo to Shutter Its Apps and Website in Coming Weeks

Billboard reports: "Vevo announced on Thursday it will "phase out elements" of its owned and operated platforms -- meaning its mobile apps and consumer website...

Minecraft reaches 100 million downloads in China

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Minecraft has reached over 100 million registered users in China less than 12 months after it launched. The free-to-play version of Mojang's...

Pandora rolls out ‘personalized playlists’ to all Premium subscribers

Venture Beat reports: "Pandora is taking a leaf out of Spotify’s book today with the launch of personalized playlists for its Premium subscribers. The...

Lionsgate debuts Deploy & Destroy multiplayer mobile game

Venture Beat reports: "Lionsgate has teamed up with Russian independent developer and publisher Apps Ministry to release Deploy & Destroy, a new real‐time multiplayer first‐person...

Twitter is killing several of its TV apps, too

Tech Crunch reports: "Twitter is shutting down its TV apps on Roku, Android TV and Xbox starting on May 24, the company announced this morning. The news...

First New ‘Popeye’ Official Content in 10 Years Coming to YouTube

Variety reports: "Popeye, the 89-year-old spinach-powered mariner, will be launching his first new adventures in more than a decade in new animated originals slated...

Amuse Raises $15.5M For Next Gen. Record Label, Free Music Distribution

Hypebot reports: "Next-generation record label and music distributor Amuse has raised a $15.5 million Series A round co-led by Lakestar and Raine.The company was...

Instagram now lets you mute your friends

The Verge reports: "At long last, Instagram is adding the option to mute people from appearing in your feed. With an update rolling out...

Fortnite gets $100 million from Epic for esports push

Venture Beat reports: "Epic Games had $100 million burning a hole in its proverbial pocket, and the company has decided to use that cash to...

Barack and Michelle Obama Sign Netflix Production Deal

Variety reports: "Netflix has secured a deal with President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama to produce series and movies for the streaming service. The former...