You’d think J Balvin would have enough money not to have to start a side-hustle delivering iPhones… Oh wait, this is a brand partnership.
It involved a third partner, telco Verizon Wireless, with Snap creating two AR lenses for Snapchat users to create with during the festival.
Halsey is the latest artist tapping AR technology to send fans on a treasure hunt. This one is in the US, and is a partnership with Verizon and FriendsWithYou.
Jaunt was one of the first virtual-reality content startups to make waves in the modern VR-headset era, including with music. We first wrote about the company in November 2014, for […]
We’re used to companies like Spotify building pop-up installations for artists: Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish and Aya Nakamura have all got the pop-up treatment from the streaming service. Now US […]
In May 2013, tech firm Yahoo agreed to buy blogging platform Tumblr for $1.1bn, with the former company’s then-CEO Marissa Meyer promising “not to screw it up”. How did that […]
Last August, US telco Verizon Wireless launched a promotion with Apple to give subscribers to its ‘Verizon Unlimited’ mobile tariffs six months’ access to Apple Music. Now the pair are […]
Fresh from reportedly overhauling Spotify for paid subscribers in the US, Apple Music is looking to capitalise on its advantage with a new telco deal. The telco in question is Verizon, which from 16 August will be offering six months of Apple Music for free to new and current subscribers to its Verizon Unlimited tariffs.
But Verizon says this is part of a much bigger, longer-term deal with Apple Music. “This first-of-its-kind offer is just the first step in an exclusive partnership with Apple,” said its VP of marketing Angie Klein in a statement.
The Unlimited plans start at $75 for a single customer, although the price per plan drops to $40 at its lowest tier if four lines are bought (i.e. a family plan). It’s just the latest such deal for Apple Music: in June it began a similar six-month bundle partnership with Etisalat in the United Arab Emirates, for example.
The rumours were correct: online-video startup Vessel is being acquired by telco Verizon. However, the company founded by former Hulu boss Jason Kilar will be shutting its app down as part of the deal.
“The telecom giant is acquiring Vessel’s product and technology, but plans to shut down the Vessel service,” reported Recode yesterday, adding that Vessel’s CTO Richard Tom will now be taking a similar role for Verizon’s digital entertainment division, including video service Go90.
There were high hopes of former Hulu boss Jason Kilar’s Vessel startup when it launched as a video app that would encourage people to pay a monthly subscription to watch […]
The mother of all Web 1.0 mergers may be imminent. US telco Verizon is reportedly preparing to pay around $5bn for Yahoo, and then combine the company with AOL, which it bought for $4.4bn in 2015.
We’ve written a fair amount about multi-channel networks (MCNs) like Maker Studios, BroadbandTV and Fullscreen.
One of the most popular MCNs is focused on music, however: DanceOn, whose co-founders include Madonna and manager Guy Oseary.
Focused on dancing videos, DanceOn now has a network of 30 million subscribers on YouTube, who’ve helped it generate around 5bn video views.