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Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Samsung Is Working On a Standalone Virtual Reality Headset … Samsung's plans for virtual reality go beyond the company's current Gear VR headset: The company is working on a standalone virtual reality (VR) headset that will incorporate positional tracking similar to the technologies …
Apr 30, 2016, 4:40 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Netflix to add in-app billing to Android app over the next few weeks, won't charge customers extra for subscriptions   —  Netflix to Add In-App Billing to Its Android App, Courtesy of Google Play … Netflix wants to make it easier for Android users to pay for their monthly subscription fees …
Apr 27, 2016, 3:55 PMIn context
Dave McNary / Variety:
Lionsgate to distribute more than 100 films on Steam, including The Hunger Games   —  Lionsgate Launches Distribution Through Steam, Includes ‘Hunger Games’ … Valve Corp. and Lionsgate have formed a partnership under which Lionsgate will license more than 100 films to Valve's Steam digital …
Apr 25, 2016, 5:10 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Crackle, Sony's free, ad-supported streaming network, will launch on Comcast's Xfinity On Demand on April 20   —  Comcast to Launch Sony's Crackle on Xfinity On Demand  —  Crackle, Sony Pictures Television's free, ad-supported streaming entertainment network, will become available …
Apr 18, 2016, 11:40 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Sources: Verizon readying all IP-based set-top box using OnCue tech, with pay-tv, online services; testing to begin this summer, available Q3 or Q4   —  Verizon Readies Next-Gen TV Service for Launch Later This Year (Exclusive)  —  Verizon is quietly getting ready to launch …
Apr 15, 2016, 9:35 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Facebook makes its Live API publicly available, allows streaming directly to Facebook from non-mobile devices like drones, TV broadcast feeds   —  Facebook Opens Up Live Video to Developers to Allow Streaming from Any Device  —  Facebook just took video streaming on its Live platform beyond …
Apr 12, 2016, 2:20 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Verizon buys 24.5% stake in online-video startup AwesomenessTV for $159M, plans premium short-form mobile video service to launch with its go90 free service   —  Verizon to Acquire 24.5% Stake in AwesomenessTV for $159 Million  —  DreamWorks Animation to remain majority owner, with Hearst holding remaining 24.5% stake
Apr 6, 2016, 3:55 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Sony to launch 4K movie streaming service, Ultra, on April 4; titles to sell for $30 and won't be available for rental   —  Sony's Ultra 4K Streaming Service Is Launching Next Month  —  Sony is launching its 4K movie streaming service called Ultra next month: Consumers will be able to buy movies …
Mar 29, 2016, 2:05 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Periscope Has Been Used for 200 Million Broadcasts, 100 Million Since January Alone   —  Twitter-owned social live streaming service Periscope celebrated its first birthday Monday by revealing a major usage milestone: Periscope has been used for more that 200 million broadcasts since its launch in March 2015.
Mar 28, 2016, 1:35 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Hulu launches Gear VR app for watching its limited library of 360-degree videos, or any normal video in a virtual living room   —  Hulu Releases Virtual Reality App for Samsung Gear VR (Exclusive)  —  Hulu just took its first step into virtual worlds: The streaming service released an app …
Mar 24, 2016, 6:00 PMIn context

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