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NFT marketplace OpenSea raises $23 million from a16z

TechCrunch reports: "OpenSea has been one of a handful of NFT marketplaces to explode in popularity in recent weeks as collectors wade into the...

Twitch makes it easier for streamers to wipe out their old...

The Verge reports: "Twitch announced in an email to streamers that the site has added new tools today to help creators see where they...

Why we’re passing on blockchain pitches

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Gaming is a constantly evolving, tech-driven industry awash in entrepreneurs, disruptors, and innovators, often with loads of venture capital willing to support...

News Corp. Strikes Payments Deal With Facebook in Australia

Variety reports: "Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. says it has reached a three-year agreement with Facebook under which the publisher will provide news and information...

TuneCore teams up with Groover to help artists get music heard

Hypebot reports: "As the barriers to entry for creating and sharing music continue to dissolve, a crowded playing field has made getting your music...

How Facebook could escape the FTC’s antitrust lawsuit

The Verge reports: "In December, the Federal Trade Commission voted 3-2 to sue Facebook for illegally maintaining a monopoly in social networking. The lawsuit,...

Hollywood Coalition Asks Congress to Strengthen Copyright Laws

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "A broad coalition of more than 350 leaders of Hollywood's creative community has sent a letter to every member of...

‘Streaming Data Files Are Getting Bigger and Bigger – They Are...

Music Business Worldwide reports: "Reprtoir cheekily describes its online business management workspace as “One software to replace them all”. And whilst the Lord of...

Why Congress can’t stop talking about Section 230

The Verge reports: "There’s finally momentum in Congress to make serious changes to Section 230 — and not everyone’s happy about it. Last year’s...

Soundcloud Is About to Revolutionize Streaming Payouts, Launching User-Centric Royalties for...

Music Business Worldwide reports: "One of the most hotly-debated concepts in the modern music rights business is user-centric licensing. This model sees streaming royalties...