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Bitski raises $19 million from a16z to become the ‘Shopify for...

TechCrunch reports: "For every crypto-skeptic that see NFTs as yet another hype bubble, there’s an acolyte who sees NFTs as the key to unlocking...

Ubisoft launches lab for blockchain and social entertainment startups

Venture Beat reports: "Ubisoft announced the fifth season of its Entrepreneurs Lab, an incubator program in Paris and Singapore. The call for projects related...

Warner, Sony Win U.K. Court Battle With Digital Radio Service TuneIn

Billboard reports: "A British High Court has ruled that digital radio service TuneIn has been operating illegally in the U.K. by streaming unlicensed music...

Popular Stream-Ripping Site Convert2MP3 Shut Down

Billboard reports: "Convert2MP3, one of the world's most popular stream ripping sites, has been shut down following a joint operation by international labels body...

Publishing Lawsuit Against Pandora From Wixen Music Raises Questions Regarding Lyric...

Hypebot reports: "Pandora is facing down a long-expected lawsuit from Wixen Music Publishing over the streaming platform's alleged infringing of lyrics in songs represented...

Keeping Rightsholders Safe From Fake Artists

Hypebot reports: "While the age of illegal downloads may be largely behind us, other unlawful and deceptive practices have sprung up to take their...

Netflix and BMG Strike Long-Term Music Publishing Deal Outside U.S.

Variety reports: "Netflix has struck a new long-term exclusive agreement with BMG for the management and administration of its music publishing rights worldwide outside...

Facebook’s Libra Probably Won’t Help People Without Bank Accounts

The Verge reports: "Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra claims to solve a very dire problem: helping people without access to banks. I have my doubts about how...

AI R&D is booming, but general intelligence is still out of...

The Verge reports: "Trying to get a handle on the progress of artificial intelligence is a daunting task, even for those enmeshed in the...

New Bitcoin tax plans could stifle greener blockchain tech

The Verge reports: "Ongoing efforts to pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill could reshape the cryptocurrency world, as lawmakers debate new tax-reporting requirements on various...