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Playlists.net Purchased By Warner Music Group
/ October 17, 2014 11:59 am
Playlists.net Purchased By Warner Music Group

TechCrunch reports “In early July we reported exclusively that Spotify community and playlist sharing site Playlists.net was in acquisition talks, with one suitor — a prominent music industry company — in the lead.” Read More


‘After’ Movie: Paramount Buys Rights to Wattpad Book by Anna Todd
/ October 17, 2014 11:59 am
‘After’ Movie: Paramount Buys Rights to Wattpad Book by Anna Todd

Deadline.com reports “Paramount Pictures has acquired screen rights to After, a novel by first-time author Anna Todd that has been the breakout hit of Wattpad, the online community of readers and writers where books are published a chapter at a time.” Read More


Destiny, PS4 Lead Sales Boost for US Games Biz in Sept – NPD
/ October 17, 2014 11:59 am
Destiny, PS4 Lead Sales Boost for US Games Biz in Sept – NPD

GamesIndustryBiz reports “The NPD Group's report for September is in, and while overall software (including PC) declined 35 percent to $501.6 million, hardware sales climbed by 136 percent to $432.7 million, helping to bring the industry sales total to $1.1 billion for the month, or up two percent.” Read More


Osmo Raises $12 Million for Its Hardware-Based iPad Game for Kids
/ October 17, 2014 11:59 am
Osmo Raises $12 Million for Its Hardware-Based iPad Game for Kids

TechCrunch reports “Osmo, the iPad-powered gaming device built by former Googlers (and dads) as a way to turn tablets into more “hands-on” toys, has raised $12 million in Series A funding, the company is announcing today.” Read More


Shawn Levy Boards ‘Minecraft’ Movie
/ October 17, 2014 11:59 am
Shawn Levy Boards ‘Minecraft’ Movie

Deadline.com reports “Warner Bros is in talks with Shawn Levy to develop to direct Minecraft, the hot video game franchise that Warner Bros acquired in February on the heels of the studio’s success with The LEGO Movie.” Read More


Trine Franchise Surpasses 7 Million Sales
/ October 17, 2014 11:59 am
Trine Franchise Surpasses 7 Million Sales

GamesIndustryBiz reports “Frozenbyte's physics-based action franchise Trine has sold more than 7 million copies to date, the Finnish developer announced today.” Read More


Apple Announces Apple Watch SDK, Launches in November
/ October 17, 2014 11:59 am
Apple Announces Apple Watch SDK, Launches in November

TechCrunch reports “Apple just announced its SDK for the upcoming Apple Watch. Called WatchKit, the kit launches next month.” Read More

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