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Spotify brings streaming ad insertion technology to podcasts

Spotify brings streaming ad insertion technology to podcasts 2019 was a breakout year for Spotify’s podcasting efforts, and now the company is turning up the dial on its ability to monetize this popular form of audio programming. Today, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Spotify is announcing Streaming Ad Insertion […]

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Virtual product placement is coming for TV and movies and Ryff has raised cash to put it there

Virtual product placement is coming for TV and movies and Ryff has raised cash to put it there In a world where ad rates are declining for traditional broadcast media, the corporations responsible for making the fictions that millions devour daily need to find a new business model. Subscription services are on […]

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Reelgood raises $6.75 million for its universal streaming guide

Reelgood raises .75 million for its universal streaming guide Streaming aggregator Reelgood capitalized on the overabundance of streaming services available today by offering consumers a universal dashboard where you can track what you’re watching and discover your next binge. It then translated the activity from its over 10 million users into data […]

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Now even the FBI is warning about your smart TV’s security

Now even the FBI is warning about your smart TV’s security If you just bought a smart TV on Black Friday or plan to buy one for Cyber Monday tomorrow, the FBI wants you to know a few things. Smart TVs are like regular television sets but with an internet connection. With […]

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Mubi launches streaming service in India

Mubi launches streaming service in India Mubi, a 12-year-old on-demand movie streaming and rental service, has arrived in India. Like other streaming services giants such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+ and Disney’s Hotstar, Mubi is offering its service at a slightly lower price in the key overseas entertainment market. The […]

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How Kobalt is simplifying the killer complexities of the music industry

How Kobalt is simplifying the killer complexities of the music industry Backed by over $200 million in VC funding, Kobalt is changing the way the music industry does business and putting more money into musicians’ pockets in the process. In Part I of this series, I walked through the company’s founding story […]

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13 ways to screw over your internet provider

13 ways to screw over your internet provider Internet providers are real bastards: they have captive audiences whom they squeeze for every last penny while they fight against regulation like net neutrality and donate immense amounts of money to keep on lawmakers’ good sides. So why not turn the tables? Here are […]

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The new Disney+ streaming service is oriented around fans and families

The new Disney+ streaming service is oriented around fans and families You can tell a lot about a service by what it prioritizes on its home screen. With the new Disney + service the focus is initially organized by fan base, with different silos for the company’s various studios and the fans […]

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Hulu and Amazon Prime Video chip away at Netflix’s dominance

Hulu and Amazon Prime Video chip away at Netflix’s dominance Netflix is still the No. 1 subscription streaming service in the U.S., according to a new report from eMarketer, but rivals including Amazon Prime Video and Hulu are starting to cut into its market share. The analyst firm forecasts 182.5 million U.S. […]

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Earbuds lets audiences stream the playlists of athletes, entertainers and each other

Earbuds lets audiences stream the playlists of athletes, entertainers and each other Earbuds, a new startup from Austin founded by former Detroit Lions lineman Jason Fox, wants to bring the power of social media to your eardrums. The company is one of a growing number of startups trying to rejuvenate the music […]

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