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What’s Next for Podcasting? (TechCrunch)

The podcast market will discover the answer to a foundational question about its future in the next few years. Will it continue along the path of music streaming, where all podcast... More

Tencent to Check All Gamers’ IDs by 2019 in Unprecedented Move (Bloomberg)

Tencent will expand its age-verification system to encompass its entire games line-up, an unprecedented undertaking in response to growing criticism it encourages addiction among y... More

Why the Intersection of Music and eSports Is Bigger Business Than Ever (Forbes)

Why are music and esports merging and gaining more momentum now than ever before? It’s a two-way exchange: on one hand, esports leagues and game developers are blooming into full... More

Are Facebook Groups the Future of Social Media – or a Dead End? (Forbes)

The Facebook Group is nothing new. Spaces for like-minded people to congregate and discuss specific subjects — from hobbies to pets and celebrities — date in one form or anothe... More

Mobile Commerce: One Size Doesn’t Fit All (Twice)

No doubt consumers are letting their fingers do the walking when it comes to filling their shopping baskets. But is buying by phone or tablet the retail panacea that some would sug... More

YouTube Scam Lures Eager ‘Doctor Who’ Fans to Reveal Personal Data (Security Intelligence)

“Doctor Who” may be one of the most popular science fiction series of all time, but anyone interested in streaming the new season should check for factual accuracy before creat... More

Almost Half of OTT Apps are Abandoned After a Month (TV Technology)

Almost half of OTT apps are abandoned within a month of download according to a new report. The report also found that OTT applications experience 67 per cent churn within the firs... More

SAP, Now United Join Forces to Uniquely Engage, Empower Fans Around the World (MESA)

When music and TV producer Simon Fuller launched his latest global pop music group – Now United – his vision was to create a group that was accessible to fans, while also using... More

Apple Music Now Does a Much Better Job of Showing Artists’ Albums (The Verge)

Apple has fixed one of the biggest problems with Apple Music: the unhelpful way that a given artists’ releases were listed and displayed on the service. Previously, singles and c... More

Shoppers Mobilized Behind Retail Apps (Twice)

Consumers are getting with the program when it comes to retailers’ mobile apps. According to a new study, more than two-thirds of shoppers (67 percent) have downloaded a retail a... More

Adobe: How to Dominate the Subscription Economy (Forbes)

Adobe CMO Ann Lewnes' mandate at Adobe was to transform marketing and use it to drive the business forward. Initially, she worked directly with the marketing organization’s lone ... More

How ‘Grand Theft Auto’ is Changing the Way the World Experiences Music (RS)

In the five years since launch, GTA V and GTA Online gamers have listened to more than an estimated 75 billion minutes of music from the game’s 18 radio stations, according to Ro... More

Streaming Could Change the Video Game Business Forever (Fortune)

In the beginning, there were video game stores. There were bricks, and there was mortar, and hours before the stroke of midnight of a highly anticipated release, there were snaking... More

Biggest Challenge for Hulu, Netflix, HBO? Getting Millennials to Pay (Forbes)

One of the reasons Disney is paying $71.3 billion for the Fox properties is to gain a controlling interest in Hulu, the third-largest streaming service. A recent survey from media ... More

Spotify Now Displays Songwriter, Producer Credits for iOS Users (The Verge)

Spotify first added the option to check out a track’s songwriter and producer credits back in February — and now, the feature is being rolled out onto iOS. On the desktop appli... More

Walmart Eyes Virtual Reality Shopping System (AdAge)

Trekking through a crowded, cavernous Walmart supercenter isn't much fun. But what if you could do it from the comfort of your own home through virtual reality? The world's biggest... More

3 Big Questions About Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Billion-Dollar Gamble on Premium Mobile TV (Variety)

Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman will build it. Will the world’s smartphone-carrying masses come? The plan is to create a mobile-specific subscription entertainment service, st... More

Will We Someday be Able to Do Everything Through Online Platforms? (ReadWrite)

Online platforms continue to change the way the world works, yet people continue to doubt the extent of these platforms’ power to disrupt. By now, the question should not be whet... More

NFL, Snapchat Ink Two-Year Content Partnership Renewal (Variety)

The NFL’s new “Sunday Publisher Story” will deliver news and highlights of games to Snapchat users during the season, with updates at least once per hour during the NFL’s S... More

Google Search Will Now Recommend Events Based on Your Interests (The Verge)

Google has updated the way you discover events in Search, adding new features that both personalize results and provide more key information about events right in search results. N... More