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Disney Infinity Shuttered as Disney Exits Game Publishing Biz (Engadget)

If you've been wondering about the lack of major updates on Disney Infinity, or why Apple said it won't update Infinity 3.0 on the Apple TV, now we all know why. Disney has formerl... More

Cannes Film Festival Puts on Its Virtual Reality Headset (Variety)

As virtual reality evolves beyond the realms of gaming and advertising and becomes an alternative medium for filmmakers and storytellers, Cannes has taken note. The festival this y... More

Periscope to Upgrade Broadcast Search, Add Drone Support (B&C)

Broadcasts on Periscope will now be searchable via title and topic, with the company adding tags for travel, food, music and more. The company will also add a “First Scope” fea... More

Podcasts Surge, but Producers Fear Apple Isn’t Listening (NY Times)

These days, many amateur podcasters are going professional. Major media organizations, searching for answers and bright spots in a fast-changing and confusing digital world, are re... More

After 11 Years in Digital Video, YouTube Wants to Take on TV-Sized Budgets (Adweek)

It isn't always easy to pair up the suits of the marketing world with those freewheeling kids that make the buzziest videos in the digisphere. The two sides—and more importantly,... More

Whom to Follow? Twitter’s Connect Makes Better Suggestions (WSJ)

Twitter Inc. revamped its mobile apps to provide better answers to a long-standing, often frustrating user question: Whom should I follow? A new Connect tab began rolling out this ... More

NBC Sports to Leverage Periscope’s GoPro Integration for Kentucky Derby Coverage (The Drum)

The Kentucky Derby is fast approaching, and viewers, attendees, and NBC Sports know that this is no ordinary horse race: it’s an all-out spectacle. Derby Day is a fashion show, f... More

Snapchat User Content Fuels Jump to 10B Daily Video Views (AdAge)

The majority of people using Snapchat's application are making videos, fueling a boom in watching them, the company is telling its investors. More than a third of Snapchat's daily ... More

Pay TV Operators Need to be Ready for Anything, Thus the Focus on Agility and New Operations Models (Videonet)

In the early days of OTT, Pay TV operators were always catching up with early-adopting consumers who were restless for multiscreen access. Overnight, they went from being the innov... More

Amazon Wants the Patent for Pay-By-Selfie (Recode)

First, Amazon patented one-click purchasing buying. Now it wants a patent for pay-by-selfie. The Seattle-based e-commerce company recently filed a patent application for a process ... More

Hoping to Make Audio more Shareable, WNYC Introduces “Audiograms” for Social Media (Nieman Lab)

If you think about the way you scroll through social media in a given day, you’ll realize that it includes a lot of sampling — clicking through and scanning an article, or watc... More

Amazon Video is Building a VR Platform (Upload VR)

With Netflix and Hulu already represented in the virtual reality space, it was only a matter of time before Amazon joined the fray. According to new job posting on Glassdoor Amazon... More

Meerkat’s Pivot is a Testament to the Limits of Mobile Live Broadcasting (VAN)

When Meerkat first launched, it was heralded by some as a revolution, while in reality mobile live video has simply become an interesting bolt-on feature for some of the major soci... More

Virtual-Reality Movies: Get Ready for the VR Revolution (WSJ)

Over the next few years, virtual reality will completely reboot your relationship to the moving image. That’s because the once-geeks-only technology, known as VR for short, is be... More

ABC Tests Virtual-Reality Ads By Weaving Lexus Into ‘Quantico’ (Variety)

ABC and other TV networks routinely allow certain advertisers to weave their smartphones and cola cans into scripted comedies and dramas as part of a longstanding practice known as... More

Bayern Munich’s Digital 4.0 Project Could Revolutionize How Clubs Engage with Fans (The Drum)

The ambitious project, dubbed ‘Digital 4.0’, is designed to give the Bundesliga champions greater control and flexibility of what content they produce as well as enabling them ... More

Take Snapchat Out To The Ballgame (IBT)

Major League Baseball is pitching hard and fast for Snapchat. The MLB and the popular storytelling app are teaming up for another season of Live Stories from the stadiums, Snapchat... More

Snapchat Gets 8 Billion Video Views A Day, Nearly Matching Facebook (Fast Company)

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel disclosed Monday that the messaging app's users watch 8 billion videos a day, Re/code reports. This puts Snapchat's count just behind that of Facebook, wh... More

David Bowie ‘Blackstar’ Miniseries to Premiere on Instagram (Variety‎)

A 16-episode visual interpretation of David Bowie’s final album, “Blackstar,” is set to debut exclusively this week on Facebook’s Instagram. The influential rock star, who ... More

What VR Content Do Consumers Want? (MCN)

As virtual reality platforms for the high, middle and lower ends of the market continue to enter the market, there’s still an ongoing debate about what kind of content will reson... More