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Drake’s new short film “Please Forgive Me” arrives as an Apple Music exclusive

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Airbnb files $555M round with the SEC led by Google Capital and TCV

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The Paris Aquarium And Airbnb Organize A Contest To Offer Winners A Night Underwater With Sharks

New Twitter Apps Bring Premium Livestreamed Video to Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One

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Twitter Wednesday launched applications that will deliver premium livestreaming video to Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Xbox One devices.

Twitter accounts are not necessary to view the content—delivered in HD–and neither are subscriptions to cable or satellite TV services.

Premium content available via the apps will include 10 livestreamed Thursday Night Football games from the National Football League, starting with the New York Jets at the Buffalo Bills this Thursday.

Other fare will come from Major League Baseball Advanced Media, the National Basketball Association, Pac 12 Networks, Campus Insiders, Cheddar and Bloomberg News, as well as top tweets and videos from Vine and Periscope.

Twitter said the Apple TV version of the app (pictured) will allow users to view premium video content and tweeted video clips side-by-side.

The apps were released Wednesday, and Twitter provided the following details:

  • Apple TV: available globally via the App Store for fourth-generation devices.
  • Xbox One: Available in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, the U.K. and the U.S.
  • Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick: Available in the U.K. and U.S.

Twitter chief financial officer Anthony Noto said in a release introducing the apps:

These devices will bring Twitter’s live streaming video experience to life on the TV screen. Twitter has always been a great complement to TV, and now fans can enjoy even more premium video with live tweets and the best content on Twitter right from their TVs. We’re excited to introduce this new experience to people without requiring a paywall or having to log in to Twitter.

Readers: What are your thoughts on Twitter’s new apps for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Xbox One?

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“Mr. Robot” is now a mobile game that’s played through a fake messaging app

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Hearthstone Adventure ‘One Night in Karazhan’ Now Available

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Blizzard Entertainment updated Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft with a new Adventure: One Night in Karazhan.

The Adventure takes place during a party at Medivh’s tower, Karazhan, and it includes 45 new cards to collect. Users can complete the Adventure’s prologue mission for free to receive two new cards: Enchanted Raven and Firelands Portal.

Hearthstone One Night in Karazhan Cards

Players can purchase the entire Adventure for $19.99. The Adventure is split into four “wings,” with the first wing also being available to purchase on its own for $6.99 or 700 gold. The other three wings will be added to the game on a weekly basis going forward, and they will also be priced at $6.99 or 700 gold each.

Users who purchase the Adventure’s wings individually will have the option to purchase any unowned wings in “discounted bundles based on the number of individual wings [they’ve] already purchased.”

Finally, all players who purchase the complete Adventure during its first week of release will receive a special Karazhan-themed card back.

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.

Article courtesy of SocialTimes

NBCUniversal to Create Snapchat-Exclusive Short-Form TV Shows

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The NBCUniversal peacock will be showing off more and more of its content tail feathers via Snapchat.

The media company and the social networking application Monday announced an expansion of their partnership, under which short-form versions of several popular NBCUniversal television shows will be created exclusively for Snapchat.

The initiative will start Monday, Aug. 22, with The Voice on Snapchat, a five-part short-form series that will feature The Voice judges Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton reviewing user-submitted video clips and choosing one that will give its creator the opportunity to appear on the reality competition show’s next season, which starts Sept. 19.

Next up will be The Rundown from E! News, launching on Snapchat Sept. 8 and featuring content that will be exclusive to the app.

Other shows will be part of the deal, including NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Saturday Night Live, as well as to-be-determined fare from NBCUniversal’s entertainment, news, sports and Hispanic properties.

Snapchat vice president of content Nick Bell said in a release announcing the expanded partnership:

Together with NBCUniversal, we believe there is a huge creative and commercial opportunity around mobile-first programming and are excited to bring these future formats to our community.

NBCUniversal executive vp of business development and digital distribution Ron Lamprecht added:

NBCUniversal is committed to tapping into its talent, resources and reach to be the leader in delivering mobile-first premium content. From entertainment to news and sports, NBCUniversal has an unparalleled lineup, and Snapchat is the perfect partner to help us reach millions of fans where they are every day.

Readers: What are your thoughts on this initiative?

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Twitter Adds Night Mode to Android App

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Twitter users with Android devices can finally tweet at night without subjecting themselves to the application’s bright light.

The social network announced—via tweet, naturally—that its Android app now features a night mode:

Now on Android! Turn on night mode to Tweet in the dark. ”</p

NFL reportedly planning on embedding data chips in footballs to gauge field goals

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Facebook Adds Slideshow Feature to iOS App

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Facebook Monday introduced a feature for users of its flagship iOS application, Slideshow, not to be confused with the ad unit of the same name that debuted last October.

The social network said in an email to SocialTimes that the Slideshow feature originated in its stand-alone Moments app, and testing in the main Facebook app has been ongoing since December.

As its name suggests, Slideshow enables users to combine multiple photos and videos into a slideshow, complete with music and a customized title, and the feature will be rolled out to iOS app users worldwide this week, with new themes and music to be added “over time.”

Facebook also shared the following instructions for users looking to create their own Slideshows:

If you’ve taken more than five photos or videos in the past 24 hours, Facebook will give you a preview of a pre-made slideshow at the top of your News Feed in the “What’s on your mind” box when you open the Facebook app. You can customize and edit your Slideshow by removing new images and videos, selecting one of 10 themes with unique visuals and music, adding a title and tagging your friends.

If you see someone else’s Slideshow in your News Feed, Facebook may give you the option to “Try It,” which will let you select five or more images and videos of your own to create a Slideshow.

The themes you can choose from are: Inspired, Nostalgic, Playful, Night Out, Birthday, Epic, Thankful, Tropical, Bollywood and Amped.

Readers: What are your thoughts on this new feature?

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The TC Meetup + Pitch-off hits Tel Aviv TONIGHT!

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