Next Big Sound Makes All Pandora Artist Data Public

Hypebot reports: "Pandora's Next Big Sound has made all artist data open and available to anyone. Until now, Pandora data was only visible to the...

Facebook says 50 million accounts affected by account takeover bug

Tech Crunch reports: "Facebook has said the accounts of 50 million users may be at risk after hackers exploited a site vulnerability. The company said in...

Spotify starts cracking down on friends who share family plans

The Verge reports: "Spotify is emailing some users on family plans asking for their GPS locations in order to confirm that they live in...

Amazon, Twitch Unveil Enhanced Features for NFL ‘Thursday Night Football’ Live-Streams

Variety reports: "The NFL’s live-streaming pact with Amazon for the 2018 season kicks off Thursday — and the ecommerce giant company has some new tricks up its...

Nintendo wins lawsuit against unlicensed Mario Kart-themed tourist attraction

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Nintendo has won its lawsuit against MariCar, a Tokyo tourist attraction which offers Nintendo-themed go-karting experiences around the city. Nintendo filed the lawsuit...

SiriusXM Will Buy Live Nation, says Analyst

Hypebot reports: "Analyst Brandon Ross joined other analysts in recent months in suggesting that this week's SiriusXM purchase of Pandora is part of a...

NBC Sports Launches ‘Philly Pass’ Streaming Subscription for Out-of-Market Eagles, Phillies and Sixers Fans

Variety reports: "Die-hard Philadelphia sports fans who reside outside the City of Brotherly Love’s market confines can now stream NBC Sports Philadelphia’s programming for the Eagles,...
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ClanPlay raises $2 million for blockchain-based gamer rewards platform

VentureBeat reports: "ClanPlay has raised $2 million in venture funding for a platform that serves as a social hub for gamers who play in clans...

TiVo tries to win over cord cutters with its Bolt OTA DVR

The Verge reports: "It’s been over four years since TiVo released the Roamio OTA, a cheaper version of its then-flagship Roamio DVR that offered TiVo’s...

Spotify launches Co.Lab to teach musicians about the industry

Tech Crunch reports: "The music industry has always been cut-throat, and on-going internet fragmentation only complicates matters. Musicians have to be their own promoters,...

Facebook Announces $399 Oculus Quest VR Headset

Variety reports: "Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used his keynote at the company’s Oculus Connect VR developer conference in San Jose, Calif. Wednesday to announce the next major...

Classical Music Streamer IDAGiO Raises $11.7M, Launches in North America

Hypebot reports: "Classical music focused streaming service IDAGIO is now available in North America. The Berlin based startup also announced that it has secured...

Sony finally allows Fortnite cross-platform play

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Sony has finally given the go-ahead to let PlayStation 4 Fortnite users play against their counterparts on all other platforms. In an...

AMC’s MoviePass competitor hits 380K users in 3 months, will increase US attendance

Tech Crunch reports: "As MoviePass flounders and runs out of cash, AMC’s competitive offering, AMC Stubs A-List, is scaling up quickly. The theater chain...

Fox to Sell $15 Billion Sky Stake to Comcast

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "21st Century Fox will sell its 39 percent stake in Sky to Comcast, which emerged victorious in a weekend auction...

TV Ad Tracker iSpot.tv Raises $30 Million in Funding

Variety reports: "Riding a growth curve in TV advertising analytics, iSpot.tv announced an additional $30 million of investment capital. The Series C round in iSpot, founded...

Announcing VRTL Media Summit, November 15 at Paramount Pictures

2nd Annual Event at Paramount Studios to Feature Leaders from Warner Bros, Facebook, AMC. NBCU, Paramount, Upfront Ventures and More LOS ANGELES, September 25, 2018 /Marketwired/ --...

Apple Music Growing 2.5X Faster Than Spotify In U.S.

Hypebot reports: "Apple Music has 21 million paid subscribers in the U.S. vs. 20 million for Spotify, according to Loop Venture's analyst Tom Munster....

Snapchat is letting users register to vote from its app

The Verge reports: "Ahead of the US midterm elections, Snapchat is using its app to encourage users to register to vote. The functionality will...

Netflix and Amazon Set to Nearly Double Originals Catalog, Study Says

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Netflix is doubling down on its successful formula of commissioning original sci-fi and comedy series as the streaming giant looks...