Tag: wider angles

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Spotify is preparing new ‘Community’ take on social music

Spotify is preparing for another attempt to nail the social aspects of music streaming with 'Community'.
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TikTok adds new screen-time features including break prompts

They include a dashboard showing people how much they've been using the app, and plans for "weekly digital well-being prompts" for 13-17 year-olds.
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Netflix password sharing crackdown “pilot project” charges $2 per ineligible user

Do you share your music streaming password with someone else?
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AR startup Jadu raises $36m to build its web3-infused game

Back in the (not too distant) past, there were plenty of mobile augmented reality startups scrabbling for attention.
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Epic Games boss sees interoperable metaverses in next decade

When people talk about 'the metaverse' it's somewhat misleading: what we've got in 2022 are a collection of individual metaverses
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Report predicts $222bn of games industry revenues in 2022

The latest report from research firms Data·ai and IDC also breaks down that figure by format and looks at some audience demographics.
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Metaverse startup Bud raises $36.8m to take on Roblox

Bud looks very fun: a cross between Roblox and console game Fall Guys, it lets people create their own virtual experiences.
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TikTok wants to be a much bigger player in mobile gaming

Snapchat has mobile games; Netflix has mobile games; now TikTok appears to have mobile gaming ambitions too.
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Startups advice: ‘Things don’t look good… plan for the worst’

These are wobbly times for the global economy, and in the tech world, startups are bracing for a tough period ahead.
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TikTok adds creator credits and ‘Branded Mission’ ads initiative

One of the criticisms of TikTok culture has been of a lack of credit for the originators of some of its trends.
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Report claims YouTube is bigger than Spotify for podcasts

Remember the speculation – very much encouraged by Spotify – that it was overtaking Apple for podcast listening?
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YouTube trumpets ‘momentum’ stats at its Brandcast event

We know the key stats around YouTube's music business. It paid out $4bn to the music industry in the year to June 2021.