Mark Zuckerberg’s meeting with the European Parliament will now be live-streamed

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The Verge reports: “The president of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, has announced that his meeting with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg tomorrow is no longer behind closed doors and will be live-streamed. Tajani made the announcement in a tweet that Zuckerberg has accepted his new request for the public meeting, which is expected to also include the leaders of Parliament’s political groups and some parliament members (MEPs).”

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Oculus adds paid DLC to Mobile Store, promises Rift support ‘soon’

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Venture Beat reports: “Post-release downloadable content has become so commonplace in games that today’s digital stores need to support it. Now that the Oculus Go is in stores, Oculus has announced that it’s implementing standalone DLC in its Mobile Store for the Go and Samsung Gear VR, with Rift support ‘coming soon’.”

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Tidal Investigating ‘Potential Data Breach’ After Reports of Inflated Subscriber and Streaming Numbers

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Variety reports: “Jay-Z’s Tidal streaming platform has announced that it has enlisted an “independent, third party cyber-security firm” to investigate a possible data breach, according to Music Business Worldwide. Jay-Z’s Tidal streaming platform has announced that it has enlisted an ‘independent, third party cyber-security firm’ to investigate a possible data breach, according to Music Business Worldwide.”

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Google is making an AR headset with new Qualcomm chips

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The Verge reports: “Google is reportedly working on a standalone augmented reality headset that will use new Qualcomm chips. It will be built by Taiwanese computer maker Quanta. The project is still in its early stages, according to documents obtained by WinFutureThe AR headset is supposed to be similar to Microsoft’s HoloLens, a headset that came out in 2016 and is aimed at design, training, and industrial use.”

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Fortnite is finally coming to Android this summer

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Tech Crunch reports: “Fortnite is finally coming to Android…in a matter of months. After dominating the iOS gaming charts since March, the wildly popular sandbox survival game will be hitting the world’s top mobile operating system at some point this summer. That news comes amid a flurry of other Fortnite-related announcements this week.”

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Britain’s Royal Family to Live-Stream Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Wedding on YouTube, Facebook

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Variety reports: “There will be no shortage of ways to watch the historic royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday, May 19 — both on TV and online. But if you want to get it straight from the horse’s mouth, as it were, fans worldwide can turn to the British Royal Family’s official broadcast, which will be streamed live on both YouTube and Facebook for free.”

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10K Radio Stations File BMI Lawsuit To Pay Songwriters Less, PRO Responds

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Hypebot reports: “The Radio Music License Committee, which represents more than 10,000 commercial radio stations in the US, has filed a petition in the federal rate court to resolve its ongoing rate dispute with performing rights organization BMI over the amount paid to songwriters and publishers for the broadcast of music.”

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Gamelynx raises $1.2 million to make esports games on mobile

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Venture Beat reports: “Gamelynx is creating team-based competitive games on mobile, so esports can become more accessible and global. And it has raised $1.2 million to accomplish this task. The whole idea is to make mobile games for hardcore gamers, just as Tencent did when it created Arena of Valor, a multiplayer online battle arena game on mobile.”

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on PC will use Blizzard’s Battle.net

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Venture Beat reports: “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will use Blizzard Entertainment’s Battle.net online gaming service. The switch from Activision’s own service to Blizzard shows increasing cooperation between the Activision and Blizzard sister companies, which the parent Activision Blizzard owns. The version of Black Ops 4 is being custom built for the PC.”

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Instagram opens a San Francisco office

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Tech Crunch reports: “Last year, Facebook was reportedly scouting for office space in San Francisco in order to find a space suitable to house some 100 Instagram employees. Today, the company is officially confirming its San Francisco plans with an announcement that it has leased four floors at 181 Fremont in San Francisco.”

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