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YouTube’s Global Head of Music Lyor Cohen teases a new premium music subscription service – TechCrunch

In a keynote speech at SXSW, YouTube’s Global Head of Music Lyor Cohen spoke briefly of YouTube’s plans for a music subscription service, amid a longer discussion of the changes he’s witnessed throughout his career in the industry, as well as those still in the horizon. YouTube’s new music subscription service …

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Amazon’s top original shows generated an estimated 5M new Prime members – TechCrunch

Amazon’s original content efforts are paying off, at least in terms of driving new sign-ups for Prime, which is ostensibly their main value to the commerce giant. Documents obtained by Reuters show that the top Prime video original programming, including 19 shows covered within, were accountable for as many as …

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Elon Musk’s ‘media empire’ staffed by ex-Onion writers might be called ‘Thud!’ – TechCrunch

If you can believe anything Elon Musk tweets, then ‘Thud!’ is the name of the media venture that the multi-CEO and space person is starting up, staffed by former Onion writers he’s poached and doing something with comedy. Musk apparently wanted to buy The Onion initially, but I guess that …

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YouTube to add Wikipedia background info on conspiracy videos – TechCrunch

YouTube is taking action on the proliferation of conspiracy videos found on its platform: YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki told an SXSW panel Tuesday that the company would be introducing so-called “information cues” sourced from relevant Wikipedia articles on videos that talk about popular conspiracy theories. These will appear as text …

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