Patreon gives creators CRM and Snapchat Stories clone just for fans who pay

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Spread the loveTweet Ads aren’t enough to support professional online content makers. So Patreon is equipping them with new ways to organize, measure, and entertain fans who use its platform…


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Taylor Swift embraces streaming, brings full catalog to Spotify and more

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Spread the loveTweet After breaking up in 2014, Taylor Swift and Spotify are getting back together. To celebrate her album 1989 hitting 10 million records sold and her selling 100…


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Techdirt’s Mike Masnick says lawsuit has already had a chilling effect on his site

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Spread the loveTweet Techdirt is currently embroiled in a legal battle with Shiva Ayyadurai, a man who claims to have invented email. But regardless of the outcome, founder and CEO…


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Acast introduces programmatic ads to its podcast platform

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Spread the loveTweet Acast says it’s time for podcasts to embrace programmatic advertising. With its publishing and monetization tools, Acast has already moved beyond the generally low-tech state of podcast…


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Yahoo shareholders approve sale to Verizon

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Spread the loveTweet Yahoo’s shareholders have approved the sale of Yahoo’s operating business to Verizon in a vote held today and confirmed in a press release sent out following the meeting.…


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Publishers using Facebook’s Instant Articles can now show more ads

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Spread the loveTweet Earlier this year, Facebook announced it would allow publishers to include more ads in their “Instant Articles” — the mobile web format that makes news articles load…


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Amazon introduces a way for any TV provider or streaming service to build Alexa-powered video apps

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Spread the loveTweet Alexa can already control your Fire TV to help you launch Netflix or find your favorite show, among other things, but today Amazon is announcing a new…


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Apple’s debut TV series, Planet of the Apps, kicks off

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Spread the loveTweet After months of trailing a move into original TV content, Apple yesterday pushed play on the first episode of Planet of the Apps, which can now be watched…


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Netflix cancels sci-fi drama Sense8 after just two seasons

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Spread the loveTweet ‘House Of Cards’ is back streaming on Netflix with its fifth series, but another Netflix Original created around the same time as the political blockbuster is being…


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YouTube bans ‘hateful’ videos from making money via its advertising network

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Spread the loveTweet Following a backlash around brand advertising on controversial content, YouTube is making a move to clean up which videos are part of its ad network. The Google-owned has…


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