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The Transformation of Condé Nast

The Transformation of Condé Nast

Condé Nast was actually a person—a fact that might come as a surprise to readers who know the name only from the magazine publishing corporation, a company so monumental that it’s practically
Holoride makes its in-car VR available to the public for the first time

Holoride makes its in-car VR available to the public for the first time

Audi spin-out Holoride is launching to the general public for the first time, though a collaboration with Ford and Universal Pictures . The young company is focused on a unique twist on virtual
Playing video games for a living? Inside the life of a Twitch streamer

Playing video games for a living? Inside the life of a Twitch streamer

Sam Brown wakes up before the crack of dawn every day and begins getting ready for work. Like most people, he showers and trims his beard and does more to make himself presentable (albeit in a very
Three great opportunities for startups in the entertainment space

Three great opportunities for startups in the entertainment space

With over-the-top (OTT) changing the way we consume entertainment across devices, most of the media attention is going to the big players trying to elbow their way into the streaming space with big
Key takeaways from the first annual budget of Modi 2.0

Key takeaways from the first annual budget of Modi 2.0

The first annual budget of the National Democratic Alliance government's second term.
Week-in-Review: YouTube’s awful comments and Google’s $1B tech-free investment

Week-in-Review: YouTube’s awful comments and Google’s $1B tech-free investment

Hello, weekend readers. This is Week-in-Review where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on

Report: Chinese spend nearly 5 hours on entertainment apps daily

Like the rest of the world, China is getting more glued to smartphones that can perform an endless list of tasks, from talking to workmates, shopping for groceries, all the way to getting a dose of
UK Internet attitudes study finds public support for social media regulation

UK Internet attitudes study finds public support for social media regulation

UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has published a new joint report and stat-fest on Internet attitudes and usage with the national data protection watchdog, the ICO — a quantitative study to be published
How This Online Storytelling Strategy Engages Millions of Viewers in 60 Seconds

How This Online Storytelling Strategy Engages Millions of Viewers in 60 Seconds

60 Second Docs COO Jake Avnet explains the secrets of high-impact online storytelling.
How This Online Storytelling Strategy Engages Millions of Viewers in 60 Seconds

How This Online Storytelling Strategy Engages Millions of Viewers in 60 Seconds

60 Second Docs COO Jake Avnet explains the secrets of high-impact online storytelling.
Backed by LG, AmazeVR is hoping to resurrect virtual reality’s consumer dreams

Backed by LG, AmazeVR is hoping to resurrect virtual reality’s consumer dreams

For more than 100 years, entrepreneurs have come to Hollywood to try their luck in the dream factory and build an empire in the business of storytelling. Propelled by new technologies, new businessmen

HolodeckVR raises €3M from Germany’s ProSiebenSat1 to put VR onto dodgems

Consumer VR might not have taken off in the mainstream but it’s still fun to use, and it’s even more fun to use in groups. There is more of an arcade renaissance for VR going on right now, as well as
Where top VCs are investing in media, entertainment & gaming

Where top VCs are investing in media, entertainment & gaming

Most of the strategy discussions and news coverage in the media and entertainment industry is concerned with the unfolding corporate mega-mergers and the political implications of social media
We are leaving older adults out of the digital world

We are leaving older adults out of the digital world

May is national Older Americans Month, and this year’s theme is Connect, Create, Contribute. One area in particular threatens to prevent older adults from making those connections: the digital divide.

Media fragmentation is annoying consumers

Deloitte’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications division published its 13th-annual Digital Media Trends survey, focused on identifying changes in the ways US consumers engage with various types of
Google’s new Stadia gaming platform is all about streamers

Google’s new Stadia gaming platform is all about streamers

Google unveiled its new Stadia game-streaming service today, and while we’re still waiting to hear more details about how (and when) consumers will be able to access the service, it’s clear that
Fifty years of the internet

Fifty years of the internet

When my team of graduate students and I sent the first message over the internet on a warm Los Angeles evening in October, 1969, little did we suspect that we were at the start of a worldwide

China’s authorities propose to keep minors out of live streaming

China is getting serious about the way live streaming videos affect tens of millions of youngsters, so much so a top authority has proposed to tighten restrictions on underage use. According to a
Zimbabwe’s government faces off against its tech community over internet restrictions

Zimbabwe’s government faces off against its tech community over internet restrictions

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Flutterwave and Visa launch African consumer payment
Meet the video-game designer hoping to bring players to tears

Meet the video-game designer hoping to bring players to tears

Jenova Chen is an innovative video game designer who describes himself as “a digital monk.” What he means by this is that he’s trying to…