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‘Who wouldn’t want to be Mad Men or House of Cards on Apple?’

It’s fair to say Hollywood is getting *extremely* excited about Apple’s plans for original video content, including TV-style shows to take on Netflix, Amazon, HBO and other networks. The Hollywood Reporter has the...
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Not just young men: study notes diversity of US gamers

A new study by the Pew Research Center has been exploring the demographics of gamers in the US. While it confirms some common assumptions, it sheds new light in other areas. "Young men make up a disproportionately large...
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Smartphones reaching usage tipping-point in the UK

2017 is set to be a tipping point in the UK for the way people access the internet, with smartphones overtaking desktop and laptop computers for the first time. That's in terms of time spent a day, according to research...
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Facebook expected to spend $1bn on original video shows

Don’t get too carried away with reports that Facebook is planning to splash a 10-figure budget on original-video shows in the next year. That would represent just 3.7% of the social network’s revenues for the whole...
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Initial coin offerings are now banned in China

The Chinese government has banned initial coin offerings (ICOs), claiming that businesses raising funding through offers of virtual coins or tokens are engaging in “essentially a form of unapproved illegal public financing...
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Set-top box maker Roku files for $100m IPO

Smart-TV firm Roku has filed for an IPO that could see it raise up to $100m. The company made its name with a set-top box that brought streaming media and other internet applications to televisions. According to its S-1...
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Google takes on Apple with Android’s ARCore AR tech

Music Ally has been keenly following developments with Apple’s new ARKit technology, which will bake augmented-reality features into the next major update for its iOS software. The theory is that it will spur a new wave...
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comScore study reveals tough landscape for new smartphone apps

The latest survey by research firm comScore has found that 51% of American smartphone owners download precisely zero new apps a month. This isn’t a new trend – the figure this time last year was 49% – but it’s...
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Facebook launches its ‘Watch’ platform for TV-style shows

Its plans have been regularly leaked in recent months, but Facebook has now officially announced its ‘Watch’ platform for TV-style shows on its network. “Watch will be available on mobile, on desktop and laptop,...
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Disney pulling out of Netflix to launch own video service

The differences between the video and music-streaming worlds have been highlighted again, with the news that Disney is pulling its content from Netflix at the end of 2018. Why? Because the company is planning to launch...
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Patreon set to process $150m of payouts in 2017

Crowdfunding platform Patreon has been talking about its growth for a profile on The Verge, with some new stats to digest. “Half its patrons and creators joined in the past year, and it’s set to process $150 million...
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Snapchat may be losing the attention of advertising agencies

There has been plenty of discussion this week about Snap, Inc’s share price, which has reached a record low following the Snapchat parent company’s IPO earlier this year. Now CNBC has published an article based on...