Tag: wider angles
HTC shows off Exodus, a blockchain-powered smartphone
Yes, blockchain technology is also making headlines in the smartphone-manufacturing world. HTC has announced plans to develop a blockchain-powered Android smartphone called Exodus, which will come with its own cryptocurrencies...
May 16, 2018
‘Battle royale’ game Fortnite is generating $100m a month
We first wrote about Fortnite: Battle Royale last month, when Drake popped up on Twitch playing the game against a popular streamer. But the rise of Fortnite is well worth following for its own merits: a gaming brand that’s...
April 3, 2018
Research claims 3% of YouTube channels get 90% of views
Views are no longer the most important currency on YouTube: it’s been watch-time for a while now – as shown by the fact that the platform’s new minimum requirements for ‘partner’ status include 4,000 hours of watch-time...
February 28, 2018
Mobile World Congress kicks off with Android Go and Galaxy S9
The mobile-phone industry has swooped in to Barcelona for the annual Mobile World Congress event this week. Expect all manner of new smartphones to be announced, as well as related technologies. The news got underway this...
February 26, 2018
Mobile games developer Supercell made $2.03bn in 2017
Finnish mobile games firm Supercell has published its financial results for 2017, revealing that it made $2.03bn of revenues, and a profit of $810m. The twist: the company did that without even releasing a new game that...
February 19, 2018
Music/tech people share book tips and advice for younger selves
A pair of interesting articles on blogging platform Medium may provide some industry inspiration today. First, there’s Idagio product director Bas Grasmayer’s piece asking “what people in music tech would tell their...
February 13, 2018
YouTube explains how it’ll punish ‘egregious’ creators
Vlogger Logan Paul wins this month’s award for being the least self-aware social-media influencer on the planet. Shortly after sparking outrage with a video shot in a Japanese forest infamous for attracting suicide attempts,...
February 12, 2018
eMarketer claims Facebook is losing more younger users
‘Young people are ditching Facebook’ is a tech-industry trope that’s been running for at least five years now, without yet having an obvious impact on the social network’s growth or revenues. However, eMarketer’s...
February 12, 2018
YouTube to expand gaming ‘sponsorships’ to other channels
YouTube boss Susan Wojcicki has outlined her ‘five priorities for creators in 2018’ in a blog post, which includes a promise to prioritise transparency and communication for YouTube’s community of video-makers. She...
February 5, 2018
Deloitte makes tech, media and telecoms predictions for 2018
What does the year ahead hold for technology, media and telecoms? Consultancy firm Deloitte has published its annual ‘TMT’ trends report with plenty of topics to chew on. Here’s a grab-bag of some of its most interesting...
January 17, 2018
Transsion enjoys smartphone success in India and Africa
Anyone thinking about music in emerging markets may already be following the story of Chinese tech firm Transsion Holdings, which has several mobile-phone brands as subsidiaries including Tecno, Itel, Infinix and (via a 2017...
January 16, 2018
Hulu now has 17m subscribers after adding 5m since 2016
Video-streaming service Hulu has announced its latest milestone: 17 million subscribers. That’s up from 12 million in May 2016, which means the service has averaged just 263,000 net new subscribers a month over that period. Compare...
January 10, 2018