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À La Carte: These Are the TV Channels People Would Actually Pay For
/ June 17, 2015 4:38 pm
À La Carte: These Are the TV Channels People Would Actually Pay For

Variety reports "The great unbundling of TV has begun, with HBO and Showtime offering their content via stand-alone subscriptions, and Sony announcing that it will soon offer consumers the ability to select individual channels for its PlayStation Vue TV subscription service. But which channels would consumers actually pay for if they could pick and chose?" Read More

Fumito Ueda’s new studio, genDESIGN, surfaces
/ June 17, 2015 4:35 pm
Fumito Ueda’s new studio, genDESIGN, surfaces

Gamesindustry.biz reports "Fumito Ueda has gone public with his new studio, genDESIGN, after The Last Guardian's reappearance at E3, with a fairly bare bones website featuring concept art from the much delayed PlayStation project." Read More

Nickelodeon Launches Multi-Platform Offerings Across Middle East
/ June 17, 2015 4:30 pm
Nickelodeon Launches Multi-Platform Offerings Across Middle East

Variety reports "Nickelodeon is making a play for digital savvy Middle East viewers with the launch of an on-demand service on via OSN Play, the online TV catch-up service on OSN, the Middle East and North Africa region’s leading pay-TV player, and also via a mobile-friendly Nickelodeon Arabia website." Read More

Nod Labs raises $13.5 million for VR controllers
/ June 17, 2015 4:28 pm
Nod Labs raises $13.5 million for VR controllers

Gamesindustry.biz reports "Nod Labs has raised $13.5 million in funding to continue its work on a new line of multi-platform controllers specifically designed for virtual reality experiences." Read More

Snapchat Is Making Some Pretty Serious Money From Live Stories
/ June 17, 2015 4:25 pm
Snapchat Is Making Some Pretty Serious Money From Live Stories

Re/code reports "It has been almost exactly a year since the messaging startup first introduced Live Stories, the photo and video montages that serve as look-ins on live events like the Kentucky Derby or Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign rally. And in the past six months, Snapchat has beefed up the team that curates these stories while prepping for more advertising partners to coincide with the 2016 presidential campaigns." Read More

The new Oculus Rift is our first glimpse of real, mainstream VR
/ June 17, 2015 4:23 pm
The new Oculus Rift is our first glimpse of real, mainstream VR

The Verge reports "Seeing the Oculus Rift at E3 feels like the end of a journey. It’s experienced a more dramatic trajectory than perhaps anything else at the show, from a simple prototype in 2012 to the flagship product of a company that Facebook paid $2 billion for." Read More

Eight Reasons Why Netflix Will Struggle In China
/ June 17, 2015 4:19 pm
Eight Reasons Why Netflix Will Struggle In China

Variety reports "This week’s first-time disclosure by Chinese online video firm iQIYI of its subscriber numbers and the confirmation that Alibaba will soon be ramping up its own subscription video service have put a new spotlight on the financial feasibility of China’s video streaming sector." Read More

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