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Bloomberg:
Sources: Verizon plans to start selling a live online TV package with dozens of channels this summer, separate from go90   —  Verizon Communications Inc. has been securing streaming rights from television network owners in preparation for the nationwide launch of a live online TV service, according to people familiar with the matter.
Mar 30, 2017, 6:45 PMIn context
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Facebook is in talks with record labels about licensing their music, focusing on how to prevent copyright violations in user-generated videos   —  Social network seeks accord for user videos, and possibly more  —  Music clips could lure ads away from $70 billion TV industry
Feb 13, 2017, 3:30 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Pandora's stock up 16% on reports of a possible sale; sources say Sirius XM approached the company again and Pandora has reached out to other potential suitors   —  Board hasn't responded to new engagement from Greg Maffei  —  Pandora advisers have begun soliciting interest from buyers
Dec 2, 2016, 9:00 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple to cut its 30% App Store fee to 15% for video streaming apps if providers integrate their service with its TV app   —  Move comes as Apple prepares to roll out a new TV app  —  Video partners had been frustrated with Apple's revenue slice  —  Apple Inc. plans to cut the amount …
Nov 16, 2016, 9:00 PMIn context
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
RIAA report: US music streaming revenue grew 57% to $1.6B in the first half of 2016 and accounted for almost half of industry sales   —  Popularity of online listening offsets plunging album revenue  —  U.S. industry poised for second straight year of sales growth
Sep 20, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Amazon seeking streaming rights to a wide range of sports like French Open tennis championship and professional rugby, for its Prime Video service   —  Prime Video service could offer live tennis, rugby matches  —  Online retailer could acquire rights or offer apps from others
Sep 9, 2016, 12:10 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Snapchat ends its Local Stories section as it shifts to live events, fires about 15 curators   —  Snapchat Inc. is ending its daily local stories for cities feature, which pulled together video of everyday activities — concerts, cute puppies in the park — shot by users in locales such as New York.
Sep 7, 2016, 11:40 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Spotify retaliates against artists who give exclusives to rivals by excluding tracks from promoted playlists and demoting their songs in search results   —  Service said to tell labels it may keep tracks off playlists  —  Apple Music emerges as largest challenge to streaming leader
Aug 26, 2016, 2:35 PMIn context
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Google's Daydream service is launching “in the coming weeks” as the company pays YouTube stars for VR content and helps promote some Hulu projects   —  Company to release Daydream virtual reality service in weeks  —  Google said to back games, short films with YouTube celebs
Aug 23, 2016, 12:40 PMIn context
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Pandora misses targets for Q2 with revenue of $343M, up 20% YoY but lower than projections of $351.7M; active listeners fall to 78.1M from 79.4M a year ago   —  Pandora Media Inc., the Internet radio service that's become the subject of heated merger speculation, posted second-quarter revenue …
Jul 21, 2016, 4:55 PMIn context

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