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Patreon set to process $150m of payouts in 2017

Crowdfunding platform Patreon has been talking about its growth for a profile on The Verge, with some new stats to digest. “Half its patrons and creators joined in the past year, and it’s set to process $150 million...
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Snapchat may be losing the attention of advertising agencies

There has been plenty of discussion this week about Snap, Inc’s share price, which has reached a record low following the Snapchat parent company’s IPO earlier this year. Now CNBC has published an article based on...
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Facebook tipped to launch video-chat device and smart speaker

We’ve already covered rumours that Facebook is working on a smart speaker. Now Bloomberg has fleshed those out with claims that there are actually two devices potentially on the way from the social network. One is still...
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Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler is stepping down

Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter is looking for a new CEO, after its current boss Yancey Strickler revealed he is stepping down from the role. Strickler was one of Kickstarter’s three co-founders in 2009, and became...
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Facebook tipped to launch its own smart speaker in 2018

Amazon and Google have their own smart speakers with Apple’s HomePod set to join them by the end of 2017, as well as devices for China from the various tech giants there. It was only a matter of time before rumours about...
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Mobile-video ad-spending tipped to overtake desktop in 2018

The amount of money spent globally on mobile video ads is expected to overtake that spent on desktop video ads next year. The forecast comes from research firm Zenith, which claims that mobile video ad-spending will grow...
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Ethereum expert delivers warning about Initial Coin Offerings

We’ve written a few times recently about the boom in ‘initial coin offerings’ (ICOs) for blockchain-based startups. It’s a way of raising money by selling ‘tokens’ for a new cryptocurrency in exchange for an...
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Netflix ended Q2 with nearly 104m paying subscribers

Netflix has crossed what it described as a “symbolic milestone” of 100 million paying subscribers. In fact, the company ended the second quarter of this year with 103.6 million people paying for its service, after 4.6...
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‘Multiple’ Oculus Rift VR games have made more than $1m

Facebook’s Oculus Rift may currently be lagging some of its virtual-reality headset rivals in sales, but the company says that some individual games are doing pretty well in its ecosystem. “Multiple titles have made...
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Facebook tipped to launch $200 virtual-reality headset in 2018

We reported earlier this week on Facebook’s decision to cut $100 off the cost of an Oculus Rift in order to juice sales of its virtual-reality headset. Now the social network appears to be preparing an even bigger move...
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That famous monkey selfie could affect AI music copyright

Cast your mind back to 2011, and the marvellous ‘selfie’ taken by a macaque monkey with a camera set up by a professional photographer. At the time, it sparked a debate about who owned the copyright to the image: was...
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VR headset Oculus Rift gets another $100 price cut

It’s not just smart speakers getting a price cut this week. Facebook has knocked another $100 off the price of an Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset. For a limited time, it’ll cost $399 with an Oculus Touch controller...