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This Week In The Business: Learning From Success

QUOTE | “Taking more time with Assassin’s Creed Origins enabled our talented development team to fully express their creative vision. As expected, this had a very positive impact on the game’s quality and largely participated to its commercial success. Taking a similar approach, we have decided to invest additional…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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This Week In The Business: Learning From Success

QUOTE | “Taking more time with Assassin’s Creed Origins enabled our talented development team to fully express their creative vision. As expected, this had a very positive impact on the game’s quality and largely participated to its commercial success. Taking a similar approach, we have decided to invest additional…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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YouTube seeks to debut a new paid streaming service by March

YouTube will look to launch its own music streaming service come March. Tentatively titled “Remix,” the paid service will offer video clips directly sourced from YouTube, as well as on-demand music streaming.Remix represents Google’s third attempt to introduce a music streaming platform that can contend with the likes of Apple Music and Spotify. Google released […]

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IMS Ibiza will examine health, wellness, and sexual harassment for 11th rendition

The International Music Summit will be returning to the dance music capital of the world, Ibiza, for the eleventh rendition of the three-day educational and motivational thought-leadership forum. Industry leaders and artists from the international electronic music sector, come together every year to throw a spotlight onto the complex challenges and emerging opportunities in today’s ever-evolving industry. This […]

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Spotify submits $43.4-million-dollar settlement in class action lawsuit

The $43.4-million-dollar settlement offered by Spotify in May to end a class action lawsuit brought publishers and songwriters whose tracks were streamed on the site without prior approval is now subject to a final approval or court rejection, with a decision to come any day.Spotify’s legal team appeared at a hearing on Friday, December 1 […]

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Finding Techno Bae online is now a reality thanks to new app

Technodating.uk just might be the answer that those who enjoy wearing all black, hanging out in dingy warehouses, and being pounded with dark, thumping kicks until the wee morning hours need for their love lives.That’s right — an anonymous group of developers and apparent underground dance aficionados have created a brand new dating app specifically […]

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio to sign bill repealing the Cabaret Law today

91 years later, New York City dance floors have been liberated.November 27, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio will sign the bill that will repeal the city’s Cabaret Law, instituted in 1926.An archaic remnant of a previous, more restrictive era, the Cabaret Law made it illegal for New York City public spaces to host “musical […]

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Diplo initially hated James Van Der Beek’s portrayal of himself

Whether viewers are Viceland or dance music fans, the network’s comedy “What Would Diplo Do?” certainly made waves in the media for its over the top humor and parody of the dance music scene. James Van Der Beek was cast to portray Diplo, and did a great job at making it seem like the producer didn’t […]

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This Week In The Business: Knocking Loots

QUOTE | “We really don’t like making money off players who are in denial of their addiction. And that’s what a large part of free-to-play gaming is all about.” – Clicker Heroes developer Playsaurus explains why it’s abandoning the free-to-play model for Clicker Heroes 2.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Gareth Emery co-founds new music streaming service and digital payment platform, Choon

Gareth Emery is set to use his public platform as a producer to make an impact on the music industry’s pay distribution system. Emery recently took to Facebook to announce the impending debut of Choon, a six-month project in the making that will function as a “music streaming service and digital payments ecosystem powered by the […]

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10 Black Friday steals for the budget raver

 110 Black Friday steals for the budget raver2017 seems to have flown by in an instant. The holidays are officially underway, and festive vibes are unavoidable as the year comes to a close. Just in time for Black Friday, we here at Dancing Astronaut thought it appropriate to compile a little list of key items […]

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Hawaii Wants To Fight The “Predatory Behavior” Of Loot Boxes

Here’s Rep. Chris Lee (D) from Hawaii standing in front of a camera and making an announcement about steps being taken to combat the “predatory behavior” of video game publishers, with particular emphasis given to Electronic Arts and its inclusion of loot boxes within Battlefront II.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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This Week In The Business: A Disturbance In The Force

QUOTE | “Change will be a constant in Star Wars: Battlefront II” – The title of a blog post by DICE executive producer John Wasilczyk that went up on Monday, explaining that EA was reducing the cost of unlocking heroes in the game in response to feedback from upset fans.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Electronic music mogul Zedd named as one of Forbes’ ’30 Under 30′

Zedd is making “money moves.”Forbes has released the 2017 installment of its iconic “30 Under 30” list, a titling that distinguishes 600 business and industry figures, selecting 30 impactful entities across a variety of industries. This year, EDM-pop sweetheart Zedd has made the list. The catalogue highlights a range of industry areas, including Art & Style, Energy, […]

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YouTube and Ticketmaster launch inaugural ticketing partnership

Corporate giants YouTube and Ticketmaster have joined forces in what just might be one of the most powerful partnerships of the year. Seeking to streamline the ticket-purchasing process for music fans, YouTube and Ticketmaster have announced their first-ever ticketing partnership, officially in effect as of Nov.15.As a part of the partnership, YouTube will begin to display artists’ […]

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Daft Punk’s online merchandise shop heads for closure

Daft Punk online merchandise storefront will soon shut down.The company responsible for coordinating the shipping of placed orders and general store maintenance, Sandbag, has faced continual scrutiny after many fans’ orders remained uncompleted, their items not sent out in time with the log of registered orders. Sandbag’s negligence to identify certain items as sold out […]

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Shinola makes fashionable foray into headphone design

Originally a Detroit-based watch manufacturer, Shinola has since expanded its production to include items ranging from bikes to wallets, and now, headphones. Shinola’s first foray into headphone design will culminate in four different pairs of headphones: a wired over-ear (Canfield Over-Ear) and wired on-ear (Canfield On-Ear) set of headphones that will immediately become available for […]

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The FDA approves the first digital pill available in the US

Pill prescribed patients will soon have a new method to remember to take their medication on time.The FDA has approved Abilify MyCite, the first digital pill that will be available in the US. Developed to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression, the Abilify MyCite pill will be outfitted with an ingestible sensor that will work […]

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This Week In The Business: Interesting But Unfair Comparisons

STAT | 47 million – Nintendo’s high-end forecast for Switch shipments by April of 2019. That would put the Switch’s first two years (and one month) of sales above the lifetime totals for the Wii U (14 million), GameCube (22 million), Nintendo 64 (33 million), and Super Nintendo (49 million).Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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