Facebook pushes pre-roll ads on Watch as it stops subsidizing Live

Everyone’s least favorite ads are coming to Facebook, but six second pre-rolls will only appear on original Watch tab videos you purposefully view and not in the News Feed. Facebook is embracing pre-rolls after years of shunning them as it … Read More

Apple to confirm Shazam acquisition today; Snap and Spotify also expressed interest

After we broke the story last week that Apple was acquiring London-based music and image recognition service Shazam, Apple will be confirming the news today, we have heard. It is purchasing the startup — one of earliest players in the … Read More

Onefootball has quietly raised a Series C round and added Adidas as an investor

Onefootball founder and CEO Lucas Von Cranach, whose popular football app now has 25 million fans in 200 countries around the world, confirmed on stage today at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2017 that his company has raised more funding — including … Read More

Stationhead allows anyone to become a streaming radio DJ, with live listener calls

Streaming services like Spotify have turned playlists into one of the main ways to discover new music, but I’d argue that they’re missing some of the personality of traditional radio — the kind of radio where I knew not just … Read More

Fox announces an ‘X-Files’ mobile game coming in 2018

Not content to just revive The X-Files on television, Fox is also bringing the franchise to phones and tablets. The new title from FoxNext Games and Creative Mobile Games is planned for release early next year, after the TV show … Read More

Microsoft removes a Windows 10 app that showed CEO’s vision for productivity

The Office Delve for Windows 10 app is no longer supported and has been removed from the Windows Store. Delve, which Microsoft officials launched back in 2014 when Satya Nadella became CEO, as a “Flipboard for Office 365“. It was … Read More

MoviePass drops pricing to under $7 per month, if you opt for the annual plan

MoviePass, the subscription service that lets consumers pay a monthly fee to see unlimited movies in theaters across the U.S., is slashing its prices yet again. The company announced today it’s now offering its service for $6.95 per month, down … Read More

Sprint adds free Hulu service to its Unlimited Freedom plan

As had been rumored this week, Hulu and Sprint today announced that Hulu’s service will now come bundled with Sprint’s unlimited wireless plan. Starting on November 17, both new and existing customers of the Sprint Unlimited Freedom plan will gain … Read More

ESPN launches a short-form version of SportsCenter on Snapchat

ESPN today announced it’s launching a short-form version of its SportsCenter show on Snapchat, which will kick off today at 5 PM ET. The show will then begin to release new episodes on a twice-daily basis, at 5 AM and … Read More

Facebook will teach the unemployed digital/social media skills in 30 cities

Whether it’s to “bring the world closer together” or improve its public image, Facebook today announced Community Boost. It’s a program travelling to 30 cities around the U.S. in 2018 that will teach digital job skills to the unemployed, Internet … Read More