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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Musical.ly announces $50M Creator Fund to support users by financing college scholarships, co-development deals with individual video creators, more   —  Musical.ly, which makes a short-form video app popular among teens, announced that it is investing up to $50 million in a fund to support its users — or “Musers,” as it calls them.
Dec 19, 2017, 12:45 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Holographic capture startup 8i, maker of Holo AR app for iOS and Android, says it is laying off up to half of its 70 full-time employees   —  New Zealand- and Los Angeles-based holographic capture startup 8i is having significant layoffs that could impact more than 30 staffers.
Dec 16, 2017, 2:00 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Vevo CEO Erik Huggers is stepping down; CFO Alan Price will be interim CEO while the company is looking for new leadership   —  Erik Huggers is stepping down as the president and CEO of the major-label-owned music video platform Vevo, the company announced Friday.
Dec 15, 2017, 3:10 PMIn context
Jem Aswad / Variety:
Pandora begins letting users listen to music of their choice for free by unlocking a complimentary session of Premium after watching a 15-second ad   —  Pandora is giving the uninitiated a free taste of its Premium service.  —  According to a press release, the company is offering access …
Dec 14, 2017, 11:55 AMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Redbox launches Redbox On Demand with 6,000+ movies and TV shows available to rent or buy, starting at $3.99 for 48-hour VOD rentals   —  Redbox is finally opening a bridge to an online digital-entertainment future.  —  The company, known for its nationwide network of DVD-rental kiosks …
Dec 13, 2017, 5:10 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Location-based VR firm Dreamscape Immersive raises $10M more to bring Series B total to $30M; Nickelodeon invests, will let its IP be used in new VR experience   —  Dreamscape Immersive, the location-based virtual reality (VR) startup headed by Disney and DreamWorks veterans …
Dec 13, 2017, 4:25 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Nintendo says it has sold 10M Switch consoles since its release 10 months ago, meaning it may top first-year sales of the Wii, its best-selling console to date   —  Nintendo is boasting that its Switch hybrid console has sold 10 million units worldwide in the first nine months of release, helped by Black Friday promotions.
Dec 12, 2017, 9:20 AMIn context
Ted Johnson / Variety:
FCC formally refuses to hand over any data or logs in New York attorney general's inquiry into fake net neutrality comments   —  WASHINGTON — The FCC is declining New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's request to turn over records related to the agency's net neutrality proceeding, citing concerns over privacy and security.
Dec 8, 2017, 6:10 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Google job listing suggests upcoming Google Home hardware may have multi-touch input features   —  Google is looking to add multi-touch input features to future Google Home hardware, according to a job offering posted by the company this week.  The job listing details that the company …
Dec 8, 2017, 3:05 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Vidme Shuts Down User-Generated Video Service, Citing Inability to Compete With Google, Facebook   —  Startup Vidme is shutting down its user-generated video service — because it can't see a way to make money in the face of internet giants Google and Facebook.
Dec 2, 2017, 12:15 PMIn context

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Microsoft:
Preserving global landmarks ruined in war, threatened by time  —  Meet French architect Yves Ubelmann, whose company Iconem uses AI to create high-resolution 3D digital models of historic landmarks.
eero:
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Internet Association:
Here They Come: A Look At The Future Of Cities In The Internet Age  —  The purpose of the report is to highlight and draw lessons from cities that are actively pursuing a greater integration of technology into their economies, environments, and policymaking.
Zoho:
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