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September 24, 2020
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Spotify adds an interactive feature for podcasts with launch of ‘Polls’

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Spotify today is introducing a new feature designed to make podcasts more interactive. The company says it’s beginning to test “Polls,” a tool that will allow listeners to en....

August 28, 2020
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Flipboard brings its ad-supported ‘Flipboard TV’ video service to all users

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News app Flipboard is further expanding into video with Flipboard TV. The company’s curated video service first launched earlier this year as a Samsung exclusive, and is now maki....

August 15, 2020
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How China’s ACRCloud detects copyrighted music in short videos

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Music is front and center in the rise of TikTok and other short-video apps. It’s not just the video platforms that are harvesting the fruit of their surging popularity. Music rig....

July 29, 2020
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Facetune maker Lightricks brings its popular selfie retouching features to video

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Lightricks, the startup behind a suite of photo and video editing apps — including most notably, selfie editor Facetune 2 — is taking its retouching capabilities to vid....

July 29, 2020
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Spotify’s new party mode feature, ‘Group Session,’ goes remote

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Spotify announced today it’s updating its recently launched shared-queue feature, Group Session, to support remote usage.  Essentially a “party mode,” the f....

July 24, 2020
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HBO Max reached 4.1M subscribers in first month, despite lack of distribution on Roku and Fire TV

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HBO Max, the AT&T-owned streaming service that combines HBO with WarnerMedia content, has grown to 4.1 million subscribers, since its launch on May 27. Combined, HBO and HBO M....

July 8, 2020
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Amazon Prime Video finally launches user profiles to all customers worldwide

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Amazon’s Prime Video is finally adding a feature that’s long since become a standard for streaming video services: user profiles. With profiles, Prime Video users will ....

July 5, 2020
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Are virtual concerts here to stay?

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The COVID-19 pandemic pushed the music industry to experiment seriously with virtual concerts. Historically, musicians and their managers have been careful about challenging the tr....

June 30, 2020
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Extra Crunch expands into Romania

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Extra Crunch is now live in Romania. That adds to our existing support in Europe in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, and U.K.. There’....

June 27, 2020
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YouTube’s latest experiment is a TikTok rival focused on 15-second videos

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YouTube is taking direct aim at TikTok. The company announced on Wednesday it’s beginning to test a new feature on mobile that will allow users to record 15-second long multi....