How Netflix, Atlantic Records, and Meredith stay ahead of an evolving industry

| September 24, 2019

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In today’s rapidly evolving media and entertainment landscape, there’s only one true constant: people want more. We sat down with some of the most cutting-edge teams in the media and entertainment industry.

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Game on: How PlayStation 2 changed the entertainment industry forever

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PlayStation VR on the PS5 could ditch Move controllers for finger-tracking

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Sony got good mileage out of its PlayStation Move motion controllers, which it introduced for the PS3 generation. But it could be moving to something more akin to the Valve Index controller for the upcoming PlayStation 5. A patent application published this month suggests finger-tracking technology could come to the system, possibly for use with PlayStation VR. The application, which was first filed in 2018, is for a hand-worn device that includes sensors to detect individual fingers. A “sensor support” unit is located in the middle and is adjustable to accommodate different hand sizes.

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You Could Download Video Games From the Radio in the 1980s

Article | March 8, 2020

Nowadays, if you want to play a new video game, it means shelling out 60 bucks online or in-store. In the late 1970s and 1980s, you could just turn on your radio to get a brand new video game sent to your computer. This may seem like a fairly advanced capability for a time before wi-fi, but thanks to the ways that early computers were designed, it was commonplace. To understand how this was possible, we need to step back into the groovy 1970s. In 1977, the world's first microprocessor-driven PCs were released. These were the Apple II, the Commodore PET, and the TRS-80. All these machines had one thing in common – they used audio cassettes for storage.

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Why Shares of AMC Entertainment Are Surging Today

Article | April 28, 2020

It was just two weeks ago that it looked as if the COVID-19 pandemic would push AMC into bankruptcy, as forced theater closures shut off revenue to the world's biggest cinema operator. The company also slashed its dividend, and executives all took pay cuts to help conserve cash. Investors should still be wary, even if AMC is able to open many of its theaters sooner than the mid-June date it had been eyeing.

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Hootenanny is a boutique post-production company offering services in creative editorial, finishing, graphic design, and visual effects, Hootenanny was founded in 2008 by Liz Tate and Jim Annerino. The core business focus is commercial broadcast post-production across all media platforms including television, web, corporate video, and interactive media.

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