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Brian Crecente / Variety:
Sony says it will not attend next year's E3, the annual video game trade show, the first time in E3's 24-year history that Sony will not be there   —  Sony Interactive Entertainment, currently riding high on record sales of its PlayStation 4 gaming console, won't be hosting its annual press conference …
Nov 15, 2018, 5:35 PMIn context
Variety:
Spotify launches in 13 markets across the Middle East and North Africa, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, with a fully Arabic user experience   —  As expected, today Spotify announced that it has launches its service in 13 new markets in the Middle East and North Africa, bringing the service to 78 markets in total.
Nov 13, 2018, 7:00 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Roku reports Q3 revenue up 39% YoY to $173.4M, streaming hours up 63% YoY to 6.2B; over 25% of smart TVs sold in US were Roku TVs; stock down 12%+ after hours   —  Roku continues its transition from a hardware company to a company that primarily makes money with advertising at a rapid pace.
Nov 7, 2018, 4:27 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Pandora reports Q3 revenue of $417.6M, a net loss of $15.5M, 6.8M paid subscribers, and subscription revenue up 49% YoY to $124.77M   —  Music streaming service Pandora still makes most of its money with ad-supported streaming, but its paid subscription business is growing quickly …
Nov 5, 2018, 6:20 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
EDO, a startup that uses consumer behavioral data from search engines and shopping sites to measure effectiveness of TV ads, raises $12M in Series A funding   —  EDO, co-founded by actor and entrepreneur Edward Norton, has banked $12 million in Series A funding to fuel its buildout …
Nov 2, 2018, 4:30 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Imax closes its New York City VR center, bringing VR center closures to three; company says it won't spend on VR projects in 2019   —  Imax continues to scale down its virtual reality (VR) ambitions: The company closed its New York-based VR Center in recent days, bringing the total number of such closures up to 3.
Oct 27, 2018, 1:45 AMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
AT&T to shut down WarnerMedia's FilmStruck, its two-year-old streaming video service for indie, arthouse, and classic films, on November 29   —  The FilmStruck indie, arthouse and classic film subscription-streaming service will shut down next month, Turner and Warner Bros. Digital Networks announced Friday.
Oct 26, 2018, 12:05 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix says it's going to raise $2B through debt securities, the sixth time in less than four years it's raising $1B+ through bonds   —  Netflix is again going to debt markets to fund its enormous appetite for content, announcing plans Monday to raise $2 billion in financing through debt securities.
Oct 22, 2018, 9:55 AMIn context
Charlie Amter / Variety:
SoundCloud says DJs will be able to mix all songs from its catalogue starting in 2019 as it partners with Serato, Virtual DJ, and others   —  SoundCloud is on a roll.  Hot on the heels of an announcement earlier this month allowing all users of the open audio platform to tap …
Oct 18, 2018, 12:55 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Disney-backed startup Jaunt says it has laid off a significant portion of its staff and will shutter VR projects to focus on AR and volumetric capture tech   —  San Mateo, Calif.-based virtual reality startup Jaunt XR is laying off a significant portion of its staff as it shifts its focus …
Oct 15, 2018, 3:58 PMIn context

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