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The business value of synthetic media tools

Venture Beast

Platforms that can create synthetic media, or likenesses and voices generated by AI, are growing as the business applications become clear. Read More.

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Russia Partially Blocks Facebook After It ‘Censored’ State Media

GizModo VR

social media firm of “censoring” state media. Russia has announced it’s taking action to partially block access to Facebook within the country, accusing the U.S. The restrictions, announced on Friday, came as the sun set on the second day of Russia’s Ukraine invasion. Read more.

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Slack launches new media sharing features and government tier

Venture Beast

At Dreamforce, Salesforce launched new Slack features including a tool that lets users embed media in direct messages and threads. Read More.

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Order of Meta raises $1.5M for mobile shooter game

Venture Beast

million from Play Ventures and others for a mobile shooter game. Helsinki-based Order of Meta has raised $1.5 Read More.

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Murka Games expands in casual mobile games with acquisition of Mobile Deluxe

Venture Beast

Social casino game maker Murka has expanded its reach with the acquisition today of Mobile Deluxe, a maker of Solitaire games. Read More.

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Game of Thrones: Conquest unveils Battlegrounds mobile game update

Venture Beast

Interactive Entertainment revealed the Battlegrounds update for its Game of Thrones: Conquest mobile game. Warner Bros. Read More.

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AppLovin stirs the mobile ad pot as it buys Twitter’s MoPub for $1.05B

Venture Beast

AppLovin stirs the mobile advertising pot as it buys Twitter's MoPub for $1.05 GamesBeat Marketing Media Mobile Adam Faroughi applovin DeanBeat Mobile and Social Mobile gaming MoPub Twitterbillion, further combining ads and games. Read More.

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UC Berkeley’s Niloufar Salehi on restorative justice in social media

Venture Beast

UC Berkeley assistant professor Niloufar Salehi is exploring how to apply restorative justice to social media platforms as part of an NSF grant. Read More.

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5 ways to build the mobile gaming metaverse

Venture Beast

Mobile is likely to be the primary platform for the metaverse if we're going to give people the freedom to experience its immersive wonders. Read More.

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Lightfox Games raises $3.3 million for ‘hypercore’ mobile games

Venture Beast

Lightfox Games, a new mobile game developer and publisher, has raised $3.3 million in seed funding to make accessible mobile titles. Read More.

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IronSource lets developers examine the quality of ads that run in mobile games

Venture Beast

IronSource is expanding its ad quality tool that enables game developers to more easily examine the quality of ads that run in mobile games. Read More.

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EA soft launches Apex Legends Mobile in 10 countries

Venture Beast

Apex Legends Mobile is getting a soft launch in 10 countries as Electronic Arts tries to take its popular battle royale to mobile players. Read More.

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Singular: Apple’s privacy changes drove consolidation in mobile adtech

Venture Beast

Apple's privacy changes and the resulting acquisition activity drove consolidation in the mobile adtech market, Singular said. Read More.

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Future of Content in Education: Digital Media in Education

Kitaboo

Digital media has gone on to become one of the most widely consumed content forms globally. Digital media also enables teachers and students to overcome the language barrier, facilitating better education. .

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Apple schedules iPhone 12 media event for October 13

Venture Beast

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Researchers built a data set for training AI to detect natural disasters from social media images

Venture Beast

The Incidents data set was made to encourage the development of AI for recognizing accidents and natural disasters from social media images. Read More.

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Avatar: Reckoning turns the hit film world into a mobile MMORPG shooter

Venture Beast

Archosaur Games, Tencent, Lightstorm Entertainment, and Disney announced Avatar: Reckoning, a new mobile game based on the hit sci-fi film. Read More.

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Fantastic international comparative data on media, social media, and mobile

Trends in the Living Networks

For those who love rich data on the world of media and telecoms, the release of a report by UK telecommunications regulator Ofcom is always a cause for celebration. Last year I covered some of Ofcom’s report on key trends on communication and media usage. Mobile phones are most used for social networking in UK and Australia, in both cases at the expense of desktops. Overall UK and Australia lead in mobile use of social networking.

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Pocket Worlds raises $7 million to expand High Rise mobile MMO

Venture Beast

Pocket Worlds has raised $7 million to expand its High Rise mobile massively multiplayer online social game. Read More.

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Future of Content in Education: Digital Media in Education

Kitaboo

Digital media has gone on to become one of the most widely consumed content forms globally. Digital media also enables teachers and students to overcome the language barrier, facilitating better education. .

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How to Clean Up Your Social Media Accounts Without Deleting Them

GizModo VR

There are many reasons to avoid wanting a social media digital paper trail of your entire life. social media data privacy apps mobile desktop

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Quibi’s troubled launch was compounded by a drop in mobile video viewing

Venture Beast

Quibi launched a mobile video platform for users on the go just as people were suddenly going nowhere. An Adobe streaming report reveals the impact. Read More.

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Space Ape Games soft launches Boom Beach: Frontlines mobile multiplayer action game

Venture Beast

GamesBeat Mobile Boom Beach: Frontlines category-/Arts & Entertainment/Online Media category-/Games/Computer & Video Games/Shooter Games DeanBeat Mobile and Social Nick Mansdorf Space Ape Games Supercell

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T-Mobile Is Already Pulling the Plug on Its Live TV Services

GizModo VR

Just five months after announcing its TVision streaming bundle, T-Mobile confirmed on Monday that the service will go belly up at the end of April in order to make way for live TV solutions from YouTube TV.

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Apple One isn’t the iCloud and media services bundle most users want

Venture Beast

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How Nexon is expanding its PC online games to mobile

Venture Beast

Nexon has five major online game franchises, and by the end of 2020, all five of those are going to be playable on mobile devices. Read More.

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My Talking Tom Friends debuts on mobile because 13 billion downloads isn?t enough

Venture Beast

Business Games Mobile category-/Arts & Entertainment/Online Media category-/Games/Computer & Video Games/Casual Games DeanBeat Mobile and Social Mobile gaming My Talking Tom Friends Outfit7 United Luck Xinyu Qian

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Google’s AI tool lets users trigger mobile app actions with natural language instructions

Venture Beast

In a study, Google researchers propose grounding natural language instructions in mobile app actions, which could benefit those with disabilities. Read More.

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Omnivor raises $2.7M as pandemic spurs interest in holographic media from Nike, T-Mobile, others

GeekWire

Investors are putting more fuel behind Omnivor , a Seattle startup gaining traction with its 3D holographic content media production platform. Omnivor recently graduated from the 5G Open Innovation Lab , a T-Mobile backed program for startups.

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SuiteWorld 2016: Media is moving from traditional to mobile, says Snapchat chief strategy officer

Computer Weekly

Snapchat’s model addresses the shift away from traditional media consumption, says Snapchat’s chief strategy officer

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Zynga’s Small Giant Games launches mobile match-3 action-RPG Puzzle Combat

Venture Beast

Zynga has launched Puzzle Combat, a new mobile match-3 action-role-playing game from the maker of Empires & Puzzles. Read More.

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Kongregate takes over three aging mobile games from Disney

Venture Beast

Kongregate announced today that it is taking over operations of three Disney mobiles games inlcuding Where’s My Water? Games Mobile category-/Arts & Entertainment/Online Media category-/Games/Computer & Video Games/Casual Games Disney Kongregate Mobile gaming

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Discord launches noise suppression for its mobile app

Venture Beast

Social media platform Discord is launching noise suppression for mobile audio calls. That means no one will notice if you're taking a walk in a windy park. Read More.

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All of Miniclip’s mobile games combined have exceeded 4B downloads

Venture Beast

GamesBeat Mobile Agar.io category-/Arts & Entertainment/Fun & Trivia/Flash-Based Entertainment category-/Arts & Entertainment/Online Media category-/Games/Computer & Video Games/Casual Games Miniclip Miniclip Games Mobile gaming

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Many T-Mobile customers report they can’t call Verizon, AT&T, or other T-Mobile numbers

The Verge

T-Mobile customers have been reporting issues making and receiving calls all afternoon, with problems frequently linked to Verizon numbers. Downdetector map showing T-Mobile outage concentrated along the East Coast and Midwest. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

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Studies reveal verified social media users are fueling COVID-19 fake news

Venture Beast

A pair of new studies show that verified accounts, not necessarily bots, might be driving the spread of misinformation on social media. Read More.

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After boycotts, advertisers and social media giants agree on steps to curb hate speech

Venture Beast

Business Marketing Media Mobile Social category-/News category-/People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy FacebookFacebook, YouTube, and Twitter have agreed with advertisers on first steps to curb harmful content, following months-long boycotts over hate speech. Read More.

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DoubleVerify: Mobile app video fraud exploded 50% in the last year

Venture Beast

Fraudulent digital advertisements exploded 50% year-over-year, according to a new report from media measurement and data company DoubleVerify. Read More.

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Fraunhofer’s VVC promises to reduce video file sizes by 50% to improve mobile network efficiency

Venture Beast

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Research Uncovers 3,200+ Mobile Apps Leaking Twitter API Keys

SecureWorld News

New research from security firm CloudSEK shows that more than 3,200 mobile applications were leaking Twitter API (Application Program Interface) keys, which can be used to gain access and take over user accounts. These soldiers come from vulnerabilities in mobile applications.

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Spiketrap raises $3 million for AI-based social media intelligence platform

Venture Beast

Spiketrap has raised $3 million for its AI platform that helps brands understand how they are engaging with consumers on social media. Read More.

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Odyssey Interactive raises $6 million to make mobile games for competitive fans

Venture Beast

Odyssey Interactive has raised $6 million for a small Canadian mobile game studio founded by former developers at Riot Games. Read More.

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The Riskiest Social Media Habits

IT Toolbox

It was discovered that teens spend up to nine hours a day on social media websites and 60% of this time is spent using mobile devices with access to the internet. In today?s s world, it is rare to go to a mall, restaurant, or even school without finding one or more teens on their cell phones. So, the younger generation literally has the internet at their fingertips

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