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The Apple Watch Hasn't Killed Fitbit

bloomberg.com — The Apple Watch was expected to be a disaster for companies like Fitbit. It hasn't been. While Fitbit's sales dipped as anticipation for Apple's smartwatch grew, the company has bounced back this spring and appears to be doing just fine, according to data provided exclusively to Bloomberg by Slice Intelligence.

What Does This Man Have In Common With Taylor Swift?

bloomberg.com — Taylor Swift celebrated her victory over Apple on Thursday by saying she would add her newest album, 1989, to the company's streaming music service. To the general listening public, Swift has become the primary voice of artist discontent with the brutal economics of digital music.

Google takes on Google with new music service

vancouversun.com — Many people in the music industry have been waiting with baited breath to hear something about YouTube's plans for a paid music subscription service, and when news circulated that the company was planning an announcement for Tuesday it seemed like they'd get it. Nope.

Google Is Competing With Itself With New Music Service

bloomberg.com — Many people in the music industry have been waiting with baited breath to hear something about YouTube's plans for a paid music subscription service, and when news circulated that the company was planning an announcement for Tuesday it seemed like they'd get it. Nope.

Why Big Game Publishers Aren't Into Virtual Reality (Yet)

bloomberg.com — The breathless enthusiasm over virtual reality hasn't extended to one key corner of the video game industry: the companies that make the most popular games. At this week's E3 conference, representatives from Electronic Arts, Activision Blizzard, and Take-Two all said they were taking a wait-and-see approach to virtual reality.

Nintendo’s Dull E3 Showcase Sparks Backlash From Fans

bloomberg.com — A common strategy among video game companies is to spend a lot of energy coming up with an impressive trailer for a game that is early in development, then show it at an industry conference even if it won't be ready for years. It may be a bit misleading, but it gets the crowd pumped up.

Microsoft aims to shake up console wars with cheaper Xbox

theglobeandmail.com — As Sony Corp. and Microsoft Corp. battle for the hearts and minds of gamers, Sony has held one big advantage: the PlayStation 4 was cheaper than the Xbox One. But things are different now. Xbox has steadily moved toward cheaper prices, and one of the things that Sony didn't announce at E3 this year was a price cut that would have kept pace.

How the Cheaper Xbox Could Shake Up the Console Wars

bloomberg.com — As Sony and Microsoft battle for the hearts and minds of gamers, Sony has held one big advantage: the Playstation 4 was cheaper than the Xbox One. But things are different now. Xbox has steadily moved towards cheaper prices, and one of the things that Sony didn't announce at E3 this year was a price cut that would have kept pace.

Why Xbox Fans Are Celebrating Right Now

bloomberg.com — The annual gaming convention E3 is traditionally the time when major video game companies preview their biggest, shiniest new games. But at Microsoft's press conference on Monday morning in Los Angeles, the house came down when Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, said gamers would be able to use Microsoft's newest consoles to play older games.

YouTube Decides Gamers Need Special Attention

bloomberg.com — Last year, Google flirted with buying Twitch, the live streaming site for gamers. The romance never took, and Twitch shacked up with Amazon. Today, with its unveiling of a new project called YouTube Gaming, Google turns to a special corner of the broader site that bears a striking resemblance to Twitch.
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Jun 29, 2015

@thomasling reasonable point, and one that is made in the article.

Jun 26, 2015

@KyleOrl and it definitely sounds presidential. this is the kind of cool -headed thinking I look for in a leader.

Jun 26, 2015

@tvfoodmaps they signed him to a ten day contract. can't be any worse than what's been happening with them lately.

Jun 26, 2015

A real tall guy put on a suit and a baseball hat last night and convinced everyone he was an NBA draft pick. Nice. shar.es/1qtyOg

Jun 26, 2015

Sean Parker says that @taylorswift13 leaving Spotify made no difference in terms of usage billboard.com/articles/busin…

Jun 25, 2015

RT @taylorswift13: After the events of this week, I've decided to put 1989 on Apple Music...and happily so.

Jun 25, 2015

If you tell your kids you're running for prez and they dont seem to care, maybe don't make it into a campaign video? facebook.com/video.php?v=10…

Jun 24, 2015

@blakegriffin32 @travisk well clearly Uber cars should be regulated as restaurants if this kind of stuff is happening in them...

Jun 24, 2015

"The optics don't look good if Apple backs down to indie labels." So, pubicly at least, it caves to Taylor Swift. billboard.com/articles/news/…

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