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  • Spotify launches new series of original recordings called Spotify Singles

    Spotify launches new series of original recordings called Spotify Singles

    Music streaming startup Spotify is introducing a new series of original artist recordings called Spotify Singles. The company plans to record a couple of songs from each artist in its in-house New York studio and update the main Spotify Singles playlists every Wednesday. As the name suggests, the Spotify Singles concept channels back the good old days of vinyl and CD singles. You… Read More

  • Skillz wins two new patents, is now helping brands sponsor e-sports tournaments

    Skillz wins two new patents, is now helping brands sponsor e-sports tournaments

    Game tech startup Skillz today launched a service that allows brands to easily sponsor and host mobile e-sports tournaments for any game titles that they like, as long as they are already part of the Skillz platform. As we’ve previously reported, Skillz enables developers to turn mobile games into tournament-playable titles without writing a ton of new code. Its technology operates as a… Read More

  • Jerrick, the company that relaunched Omni, unveils a new community publishing platform

    Jerrick, the company that relaunched Omni, unveils a new community publishing platform

    Rick Schwartz has produced some great, successful movies, including The Departed, Black Swan and Gangs of New York. But with Jerrick Media Holdings (founded with former Wall Street executive Jeremy Frommer), he’s shifting his focus to the online world. Schwartz explained the move by saying he’d “noticed that it was harder and harder to get people to go into theaters… Read More

  • YouTube adds support for 4K live streaming

    YouTube adds support for 4K live streaming

    YouTube enabled support for 4K video on its site back in 2010, and today it’s bringing that same capability to live streaming. Both standard videos and 360 videos will be able to be live streamed in 4K, the company announced this morning. One of the first live streams to feature the new 4K support is the Game Awards, which kicks off tomorrow at 6 PM Eastern on YouTube. Delivering… Read More

  • How to download and watch Netflix TV shows and movies offline

    How to download and watch Netflix TV shows and movies offline

    Excited about the new Netflix offline viewing feature but unsure where to start? Here’s a quick tutorial that shows you how the feature works in the iOS app, where to find settings, and how to manage downloaded movies and TV shows once you have them. It’s easy, but not necessarily immediately apparent where to find what’s available or how to adjust the quality settings to… Read More

  • Twitter to host a live Q&A with Star Wars: Rogue One cast Dec. 2

    Twitter to host a live Q&A with Star Wars: Rogue One cast Dec. 2

    Twitter is doing a live streaming event on Friday, December 2 with the cast of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the company announced today. The stream will be hosted by People magazine, and will include content from the film that hasn’t yet been released, as well as a question-and-answer segment fielding queries from Twitter users. The event kicks off at 10 AM PT (1 PM ET). The Q&A… Read More

  • AT&T unveils its TV streaming service DirecTV Now, which will launch on Nov. 30

    AT&T unveils its TV streaming service DirecTV Now, which will launch on Nov. 30

    AT&T today officially unveiled its DirecTV Now live TV streaming service at an event held in New York City. The service, which is launching on November 30, was first announced earlier this year. Many of the details about the new service were reported already, including a starting price point of $35 per month, and a lineup of more than 100 channels, with the option to add on premium… Read More

  • Sling TV takes on rivals with launch of a cloud DVR

    Sling TV takes on rivals with launch of a cloud DVR

    As competition between television streaming services heats up, Dish’s Sling TV announced a new feature designed to better compete with rivals like Sony’s PlayStation Vue and others: it’s debuting a cloud DVR that will allow customers to record shows and movies to watch later at their convenience. Vue already offers a similar option, which has been one of its… Read More

  • Rogue One gets another trailer as tickets for the latest Star Wars movie go on sale

    Rogue One gets another trailer as tickets for the latest Star Wars movie go on sale

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story tickets are now on sale, letting you snag seats now for the December 16 premiere. The newest Star Wars movie is also the first to step outside the main plot line revolving around Luke, Han, Leia and their family, with a plot that details the steps taken to retrieve the plans for the first Death Star, which acts as the prime motivating plot device at the beginning… Read More

  • Disrupting the world of science publishing Crunch Network

    Disrupting the world of science publishing

    Every scientist wants their paper to appear in Cell, Nature or Science. Being associated with such publications is synonymous with prestige and excellence. However, these journals are typically known to have an acceptance rate of 5-10 percent. ScienceMatters is trying to pave the way to a more democratized system by offering an open-source publishing platform for scientists to share their work. Read More

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story advance ticket sales start November 28

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story advance ticket sales start November 28

    It’s getting closer to the end of the year and that means A) 2016 is almost over, which is great because it’s among the worst of years, and B) there’s a new Star Wars movie coming soon, which is also great and may help 2016 redeem itself to the tiniest degree. Now, you can circle Monday, November 28 as the day to get your tickets for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which is… Read More

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