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​​A Hospitable Metaverse Requires the Basic Building Blocks of Virtual Life

TechCrunch reports: "Meta’s stated mission is to seamlessly connect disparate environments like work, social media and gaming so it can allow people to effectively...

Nasdaq Ends First Week of 2022 Down More Than 4% as...

Variety reports: "The Nasdaq closed Friday down more than 4% from where it opened Monday and almost 1% for the day, marking a rough...

2021 Major Label Revenue Surged, But What Does it Mean?

Hypebot reports: "2021 was an anomalous year for the recorded music market. Two of the majors did an IPO, the pandemic continued to disrupt...

Streaming Into 2022: Key Battle Lines

Variety reports: "The COVID-19 pandemic helped lift all boats in the streaming seas. But now the tide isn’t rising nearly as fast: Subscriber numbers...

2022 Spells More Podcast Partnerships for Publishers as the Audio Field...

Digiday reports: "In an effort to up their audio games in 2022, a growing number of publishers plan to produce podcasts in partnership with...

How Publishers Experimented with NFTs in 2021

Digiday reports: "Many publishers closed out 2020 in a better financial position than they expected early on in the pandemic, giving them the flexibility...

User-Generated Content Represents 39% of Time Spent With Media: Study

Variety reports: "Americans now spend nearly as much time streaming user-generated videos on YouTube, TikTok and other online platforms as they do watching traditional...

The Metaverse Isn’t What You Think It Is, Because We Don’t...

C|Net reports: "Anyone who tells you what the metaverse will be is either guessing or kidding themselves. "The topic lately fills me with frustration,"...