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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...
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Facebook tipped to launch video-chat device and smart speaker

We’ve already covered rumours that Facebook is working on a smart speaker. Now Bloomberg has fleshed those out with claims that there are actually two devices potentially on the way from the social network. One is still...
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Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler is stepping down

Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter is looking for a new CEO, after its current boss Yancey Strickler revealed he is stepping down from the role. Strickler was one of Kickstarter’s three co-founders in 2009, and became...
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Facebook tipped to launch its own smart speaker in 2018

Amazon and Google have their own smart speakers with Apple’s HomePod set to join them by the end of 2017, as well as devices for China from the various tech giants there. It was only a matter of time before rumours about...
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Mobile-video ad-spending tipped to overtake desktop in 2018

The amount of money spent globally on mobile video ads is expected to overtake that spent on desktop video ads next year. The forecast comes from research firm Zenith, which claims that mobile video ad-spending will grow...
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Ethereum expert delivers warning about Initial Coin Offerings

We’ve written a few times recently about the boom in ‘initial coin offerings’ (ICOs) for blockchain-based startups. It’s a way of raising money by selling ‘tokens’ for a new cryptocurrency in exchange for an...
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Netflix ended Q2 with nearly 104m paying subscribers

Netflix has crossed what it described as a “symbolic milestone” of 100 million paying subscribers. In fact, the company ended the second quarter of this year with 103.6 million people paying for its service, after 4.6...
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‘Multiple’ Oculus Rift VR games have made more than $1m

Facebook’s Oculus Rift may currently be lagging some of its virtual-reality headset rivals in sales, but the company says that some individual games are doing pretty well in its ecosystem. “Multiple titles have made...
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Facebook tipped to launch $200 virtual-reality headset in 2018

We reported earlier this week on Facebook’s decision to cut $100 off the cost of an Oculus Rift in order to juice sales of its virtual-reality headset. Now the social network appears to be preparing an even bigger move...