What matters to us this week including NBA, Apple & Tinder

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All that matters from the week ending January 25th

The music industry news that mattered to us this week including a new music platform, Spotify’s new feature and paying the piper in India

New AI music creation platform
Another tech win making it quicker and easier to create and edit music for any type of content. A partnership with QQ Music all but guarantees success

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The sports industry news that mattered to us this week including NBA for $1, Viacom and YouTube’s new womens’ football channel

Japan bans adult magazines ahead of RWC19 and Tokyo 2020
Despite accounting for less than 1% of sales, Japan’s ubiquitous convenience stores will soon be more family-friendly as the country cleans up its image ahead of influx of foreign visitors. But we have to ask, who buys paper any more?

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The gaming industry news that mattered to us this week including lucrative free-to-play games, NBA 2K in-flight gaming

Free games account for 80% of video game revenue
…and the vast majority of it comes from Asia. Traditional gaming is losing relevance as powerhouse companies like Tencent push microtransaction-based games

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The digital entertainment industry news that mattered to us this week including WeChat on Apple, bendy phones and a new car toy

WeChat takes on the App Store, may actually help Apple in China
In an impressive but punchy move which Apple would never normally allow, WeChat – the app of everything – is now one swipe away on your iPhone

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The marketing industry news that mattered to us this week including Gen A, Amazon, iQiyi and Tinder

Introducing the marketing power players who are under 10 years old
If millennials didn’t make you feel old, meet Generation Alpha – the children of millennials! These kids have more money and will live longer than any previous generation. Wonder how long you can hold their attention…

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