Emerging Tech

This streaming music service pays artists in Bitcoin, plants trees if you listen

It sounds like the ultimate tongue-in-cheek sales pitch to target millenials: An environmentally friendly streaming music service that pays artists in Bitcoin, and plants trees in exchange for streams from customers. All you need are references to vaping and craft ale, and you’d have a comprehensive 20-something hipster bingo card. In fact, it’s a serious […]

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The top 7 shows on Netflix and other streaming services this week

CBS All Acces Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider the most in-demand original TV shows on streaming services. This week sees the return of Netflix’s “Daredevil” to the list. Superheroes have dominated streaming for yet another week. Netflix’s Marvel series, “The Punisher,” which debuted its second season last month, and “Daredevil,” which was canceled […]

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Tidal, Jay-Z's music streaming platform, is being investigated in Norway over allegations that it inflated streaming numbers for Beyonce and Kanye West albums

Left to right: Madonna, Deadmau5, Kanye West, and JAY Z onstage at the Tidal launch event.Getty Images Tidal, the music streaming platform owned by Jay-Z, is being investigated by Norwegian authorities for allegedly manipulating and inflating streaming play counts, according to Reuters. Although the official investigation was just launched, the Norwegian newspaper Dagens Naeringsliv has […]

Gears & Gadgets

Google announces “Project Stream”—a “test” of game streaming in Chrome

Enlarge Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Google just announced “Project Stream,” a “technical test” of a service designed to stream AAA video games à la Playstation Now and GeForce Now. We’ve heard rumors of a “Project Yeti” gaming service for some time now, and this looks to be the first sign of a real “Google Gaming” product. The Project […]

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A new study found that only 24% of people who downloaded DC's new streaming app have actually paid for a subscription

DC Universe“Titans” According to a Sensor Tower study, the DC Universe mobile app has been downloaded by over 140,000 users. But just 24% of them have actually paid for a subscription. The study estimated that in-app subscriptions have brought in approximately $ 185,000. The app has performed significantly better on Google Play than on the […]

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Roku just released three new 4K, ultra-HD streaming devices, starting at only $40 – here's how they stack up against Google's and Amazon's

RokuThe new Roku Ultra. Using a Roku to stream 4K, ultra-HD TV and movies just got a lot cheaper. The company just announced three new additions to its lineup of streaming devices – the Roku Premiere, Premiere+, and Ultra. These members of the Roku family were technically already on the market before, but these new […]