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Twitter may launch a subscription tier with Tweetdeck

Would you pay to use Twitter? The social network is surveying users to gauge whether there’s enough demand for a premium subscription tier, based around its existing Tweetdeck application. “We’re conducting this...
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More YouTube controversy: this time over LGBTQ videos

March hasn’t been a good month for YouTube. The ‘value gap’ debate has taken a backseat to other headaches around the video service’s status as a publisher as well as a platform. We reported yesterday on the rumpus...
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Apple gets set for big augmented-reality push

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been expressing enthusiasm about augmented reality technology for some time. Now Bloomberg reports that his company is ready for a big AR push in its products. “People with knowledge of the company's...
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Games software market grew 5.6% to $21.6bn in 2016

With recorded-music revenues on the increase again, the comparison to the games industry may be a less sensitive issue. Some new figures are out for the latter sector though, and they show continued growth. Research...
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Oculus VR gets more social with events and live streams

Facebook’s Oculus VR subsidiary is adding more social features to its platform, in the hope of combating concerns that virtual reality is an isolating technology. “The transportive magic of VR is even better when it’s...
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What can music learn from Tinder’s secret ‘Select’ tier?

Well, it’s not secret any more: TechCrunch blew the lid on ‘Tinder Select’ yesterday, describing it as “a members-only version of the platform… which is meant to serve only the elite users on the app, including...
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Jeffrey Katzenberg targets mobile TV with WndrCo startup

Hollywood veteran Jeffrey Katzenberg has been talking about his latest company, startup WndrCo, which has raised $600m so far to try to crack the idea of “new TV” made for mobile devices. Katzenberg set up the company...
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Rumours still swirling about Apple TV and film ambitions

Could Apple finally be preparing to go properly Hollywood? Yes, says the New York Post, in a piece about the company’s evolving relationship with TV and film production studios. “Senior Apple executives have reached...
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NBCUniversal invested $500m in Snapchat IPO

Snapchat’s life as a public company got off to a strong start last week, and it has emerged that a $500m investment from media giant NBCUniversal played a part in that. The company made the strategic investment as part...
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Snapchat reportedly working on AR hardware

News that Snapchat has joined tech industry body the Bluetooth Special Interest Group may seem like a curiosity rather than a big story, but the announcement is being seized upon for what it hints about Snapchat’s future...
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BuzzFeed expecting video ad revenues to surge

There’s a very interesting paragraph in the New York Times’ profile of BuzzFeed’s evolving ambitions in online video. “Already, video represents more than 50 percent of BuzzFeed’s total revenue, compared with...
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Indian messaging app Hike raises $175m

Hike isn’t one of the most prominent messaging apps in the West, but in its home market of India it has signed up more than 100 million users. Now the company has raised a funding round that will send ripples around...