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Google adding TV ad inventory to DoubleClick Bid Manager, letting advertisers measure video campaigns across digital media and linear TV (Ginny Marvin/Marketing Land)

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:50pm

Ginny Marvin / Marketing Land:
Google adding TV ad inventory to DoubleClick Bid Manager, letting advertisers measure video campaigns across digital media and linear TV  —  In a new test, advertisers will be able to buy linear TV spots programmatically via DBM.  —  To allow advertisers to buy and compare video ad performance …

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Fortune Capital leads $14M series A in Shanghai-based VR headset maker Shadow Creator to expand internationally (Pan Yue/China Money Network)

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:30pm

Pan Yue / China Money Network:
Fortune Capital leads $14M series A in Shanghai-based VR headset maker Shadow Creator to expand internationally  —  Fortune Capital has led a reported RMB100 million (US$14 million) series A round in Shadow Creator, a Shanghai-based visual reality headset device developer.

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Jimmy Wales launches Wikitribune, a crowdfunded news site that will use journalists to write and volunteers to fact check in effort to combat fake news (Laura Hazard Owen/Nieman Lab)

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 8:25pm

Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Jimmy Wales launches Wikitribune, a crowdfunded news site that will use journalists to write and volunteers to fact check in effort to combat fake news  —  The crowd-funded news platform aims to combat fake news by combining professional journalism with volunteer fact checking: “news by the people and for the people.”

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Atlassian's messaging platform HipChat hacked over weekend: names, email addresses, and hashed passwords may have been exposed (Matthew Hughes/The Next Web)

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 7:00pm

Matthew Hughes / The Next Web:
Atlassian's messaging platform HipChat hacked over weekend: names, email addresses, and hashed passwords may have been exposed  —  Over the weekend, an unknown intruder broke into HipChat, the Atlassian-owned team communication platform, and made off with a significant amount of data.

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Violin Memory, which went public in 2013, announces it has been acquired by private investment fund Quantum Partners (Chris Preimesberger/eWeek)

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 6:40pm

Chris Preimesberger / eWeek:
Violin Memory, which went public in 2013, announces it has been acquired by private investment fund Quantum Partners  —  Violin will retain its proprietary intellectual property, customer base and professional team.  The private fund will handle the business of the company.

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Amazon launches Subscribe with Amazon, a marketplace for digital subscriptions, which has been in development since last year (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 6:05pm

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon launches Subscribe with Amazon, a marketplace for digital subscriptions, which has been in development since last year  —  Amazon has made headway in the subscription business with its Subscribe & Save feature for consumers, which offers discounted pricing on products if you agree to buy on a recurring basis.

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Apple announces it's reducing affiliate commissions on apps and in-app purchases from 7% to 2.5% starting May 1 (John Voorhees/MacStories)

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:35pm

John Voorhees / MacStories:
Apple announces it's reducing affiliate commissions on apps and in-app purchases from 7% to 2.5% starting May 1  —  Today, Apple announced that it is reducing the commissions it pays on apps and In-App Purchases from 7% to 2.5% effective May 1st.  The iTunes Affiliate Program pays a commission …

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DJI's new FPV headset, called DJI Goggles, lets you control your drone with head movements, shipping after May 20 for $499 (Fitz Tepper/TechCrunch)

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 3:10pm

Fitz Tepper / TechCrunch:
DJI's new FPV headset, called DJI Goggles, lets you control your drone with head movements, shipping after May 20 for $499  —  When DJI announced the Mavic Pro last year they also teased a pair of FPV goggles that could be used to see first-person video from DJI's drones.

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Source: Square acquired the engineering team of Yik Yak, which had raised ~$74M in total funding, for less than $3M (Selina Wang/Bloomberg)

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 2:40pm

Selina Wang / Bloomberg:
Source: Square acquired the engineering team of Yik Yak, which had raised ~$74M in total funding, for less than $3M  —  Company pays less than $3 million for small team of engineers  —  The deal is a sign of the once high-flying app's decline  —  Square Inc. acquired the engineering team of Yik Yak …

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Unroll.me CEO says it's "heartbreaking" that users are upset Unroll.me sold their anonymized email data to Uber (Shona Ghosh/Business Insider)

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:10pm

Shona Ghosh / Business Insider:
Unroll.me CEO says it's “heartbreaking” that users are upset Unroll.me sold their anonymized email data to Uber  —  Sorry not sorry.  —  That's the tone of the apology posted by Unroll.me, an email decluttering service which takes a look at the subscriptions clogging up your inbox …

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Revised NPD report for 2016 shows digital revenue accounted for 74% of US game spending, reaching $18.13B versus $6.37B from physical sales (Kyle Orland/Ars Technica)

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:50am

Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Revised NPD report for 2016 shows digital revenue accounted for 74% of US game spending, reaching $18.13B versus $6.37B from physical sales  —  NPD “restatement” shows consistent spending growth as digital sales dominate.  —  Last year, the Entertainment Software Association's annual …

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