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‘African iTunes’ Bozza is crowdfunding in the UK

African digital entertainment service Bozza, which has been compared to iTunes, is looking for £500k of equity funding – but it is turning to crowdfunding rather than traditional investment sources. The company, which...
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Squidlle wants to bring together social networks and music

Squidlle? As startup names go, it’s not one of the better ones. The concept that it’s touting is interesting though: an app that aggregates all a user’s social networks, as well as streaming music and other digital...
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TalkTalk buys Blinkbox but music service’s fate unknown

As rumoured, British ISP TalkTalk has acquired digital entertainment brand Blinkbox from supermarket chain Tesco, but the deal only includes the Blinkbox movies service. Blinkbox Music and Blinkbox Books remain owned by Tesco,...
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Hearst invests $81.25m in youth-focused MCN AwesomenessTV

One last multi-channel network (MCN) deal to round off 2014? Media giant Hearst has paid $81.25m for a 25% stake in AwesomenessTV, the youth-focused MCN owned by Hollywood studio DreamWorks Animation. The deal values AwesomenessTV...
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Vevo UK boss sees service as ‘mass digital entertainment platform’

Newly-installed Vevo UK managing director Jonathan Lewis has been talking about where the service sits in the wider scheme of things, and has hinted that music videos are just the start of its ambitions.