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Dolby Atmos Brings the 2018 Olympics with All the Thrill, None of the Chill (Digital Trends)

The 2018 Olympic Winter Games are about to get underway, and there are more ways than ever before to feel like you’re right there in PyeongChang, including virtual reality. If yo... More

Publishers, Brands are Copying Snapchat’s Story Feature for Their Apps, Mobile Sites (Digiday)

When Snapchat rolled out Stories in 2014, it didn’t take long for Instagram and Facebook to copy the feature. Now publishers and brands are updating their own apps and mobile sit... More

Snapchat Stories Will Soon be Shareable on Twitter, Facebook (CNBC)

Snapchat users will soon be able to share Stories outside the app to Facebook and Twitter in an effort to spark growth on the social media app. Users will be able to share Stori... More

Twitter is Working on a Snapchat-Style Video Sharing Tool (Bloomberg)

Twitter Inc. is working on a new Snapchat-style feature that makes it easier to post videos on the social-media company’s app, according to people familiar with the matter, aimin... More

Apple’s App Store Generated Over $11 Billion in Revenue for the Company Last Year (Forbes)

Apple reported that its App Store generated over $26.5 billion in revenue for developers in 2017, which was up about 30% year over year. This means that the App Store created appro... More

What Blockchain Has in Store for Media and Entertainment in 2018 (Forbes)

Crowdfunding Of Creative Productions - 2017 marked the uprising of blockchain start-ups across industries, often funded with initial coin offerings (ICOs). ICOs use cryptocurrencie... More

How Far Can Voice Recognition Go? 7 Marketing Implications (Forbes)

Voice recognition tech comes in many varieties, and despite being less than a decade old (in its modern form), we’ve already started to get used to it as an essential technologic... More

Facebook Launches a Messaging App for Children That Has Parental Controls (CNBC)

Facebook is launching a messaging app specifically for kids, but which gives parents control over who their children can chat with, the company announced Monday. Messenger Kids ... More

Video Will Make Up 75 Percent of Mobile Traffic in Five Years (Recode)

Three quarters of all mobile traffic will be used for video in 2023, according to a new report by telecommunications equipment company Ericsson. That’s up from just over half of ... More

Snapchat Rolls Out ‘Intelligent’ Image Recognition Filters (GeoMarketing)

Snapchat has quietly launched a new intelligent image recognition capability within its app, rolling out filters that recognize what a user has snapped and provide a contextually r... More

Why GDPR Is Good for Online Advertising, Even Ad Tech (MediaPost)

Due to the fragmented nature of the digital advertising ecosystem, publisher revenues are being eaten up by ad-tech vendors and intermediaries. While the GDPR will not reverse this... More

HBO Launches ‘Mosaic’ Interactive Storytelling App (HMM)

HBO has partnered with filmmaker Steven Soderbergh to present the Mosaic app, an interactive experience that experiments with the conventions of storytelling. Three years in develo... More

Facebook Launches Creator App for Influencers to Build Video Communities (TechCrunch)

Facebook wants to turn mindless, passive video consumption into “time well spent,” and now it’s giving social media stars a powerful tool to foster communities around their c... More

ESPN Brings ‘SportsCenter’ to Snapchat (AdAge)

ESPN is bringing "SportsCenter" to Snapchat. A reimagined version of the iconic sports show will debut on Monday, with two episodes planned for every weekday and one each on Saturd... More

How Mobile Apps Drive the Music Industry (IT Pro Portal)

The rise of the internet was, and continues to be, tough for music giants. In the heyday of the industry – when vinyl and CD sales were strong – labels were profitable, but ill... More

New Digital Series Explores the Future of Humans in the Age of Advanced Technology (Found Remote)

Nicole Greiner, VAST Media: In cooperation with ARTE, ORF and production studio Bilderfest GmbH, pubcaster BR launched the new seven-part web series “Homo Digitalis“. The serie... More

Why Snapchat Spectacles Failed (TechCrunch)

How come only 0.08% of Snapchat’s users bought its camera sunglasses? Hundreds of thousands of pairs of Spectacles sit rotting in warehouses after the company bungled the launch.... More

Instagram Injects 2X Bigger Stories Previews Mid-Feed (TechCrunch)

Instagram Stories is doing so well, the app wants to ensure you don’t just scroll by its Snapchat clone. Instagram confirms to TechCrunch that it has redesigned its mid-feed re-e... More

Musical Apps are Finding Their Way to Traditional TV (Forbes)

Streaming music is on the rise, and traditional TV is on the decline (at least in some regards), so can the former save the latter? A number of networks are looking to some of the ... More

Is Mixed Reality the Future of Computing? (Fast Company)

Microsoft is betting on mixed reality to help launch us into the future. Which brings us back to hardware. The availability of the right device at the right price will be a factor ... More