Tag: wider angles

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A day after its launch, Disney+ had more than 10m signups

What qualifies as a successful launch for a new video-streaming service? How about 10m signups by your second day? That’s the number being touted by Disney yesterday for its Disney+ service, which launched on Tuesday. The...
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Report explores intensifying Spotify/Apple competition… in podcasts

Apple Podcasts has long been the leading distribution platform for podcasts, by some distance. Spotify’s recent podcasts push quickly made the latter service the second biggest in the world, but now it may be challenging...
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‘Filter bubbles’ man suggests new architecture for social media

From data-harvesting and ideological echo-chambers to hate speech and trolling, the big social-media platforms are facing more criticism than ever before. Less tech utopias, and more saloon brawls in 1940s western movies...
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Liberty Media boss: ‘Music is somewhat of a commodity…’

Liberty Media is the company that owns a majority stake in satellite-radio firm SiriusXM – and thus Pandora – alongside various other assets (Formula One racing included). In its latest financial earnings call, CEO Greg...
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Disney+ arrives in UK and other European countries in March

Last week we noted the announcement of a March 2020 launch date for Disney’s new video-streaming service Disney+ in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, but there’s more to say about this. Particularly relating...
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Tech-industry bodies unhappy with copyright-legislation trends

Shock news! Some organisations representing the technology industry aren’t happy with the European Copyright Directive – or similar legislation around the world. Two bodies, the Computer & Communications Industry...
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Podcast industry lets loose with its current frustrations

Hot Pod News is an excellent news site for anyone trying to get under the skin of the fast-evolving podcasting industry, and its latest feature shows why. The site has been surveying its readers on their current frustrations...
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Twitter launches feature for people to follow ‘topics’

Early next week, there’ll be a new way for Twitter users to keep up with the subjects they’re interested in. It’s a new feature called ‘topics’ which launches on 13 July, and it involves following...
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Augmented reality latest: Adobe Aero and Apple AR-headset rumours

Adobe has released its Aero app for iOS – an app that enables designers to create augmented-reality content and experiences, without coding knowledge. “Create interactive experiences without needing to rely on a developer,”...
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VCs explain what they’re looking for in voice-tech startups

Smart speakers and voice assistants are getting the music industry excited, but there’s a wider ecosystem of startups out there looking to do things with this technology: not just music, but podcasting, games, interactive...
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SuperData predicts $1.1bn of VR software revenues in 2019

Whether you’re still excited about virtual reality’s potential for music, or think it’s a busted flush as a mainstream consumer technology, the latest predictions from research firm SuperData are worth...
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Apple TV+ launches with eight TV shows and one movie

The latest element in Apple’s multi-media subscription strategy is here: video-streaming service Apple TV+ went live on Friday in more than 100 countries and regions. As announced earlier this year, the service costs...