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Mashable

The first IMAX VR arcade is a huge hit—and I can see why

Adweek

A Stock Photo Agency Just Made the Cattiest (and Most Insane) Cat Video on the Internet

VentureBeat

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: A Telltale Series' first episode lacks an identity

VentureBeat

Futurists want to transform Black Mirror's dystopia into something better

NextBigWhat

#ShortFilmWeekend : There is a kathakaar in all of us.

The Verge

From a Certain Point of View is a Star Wars anthology with an all-star lineup

Star Wars Film
VentureBeat

Bethesda releases the fast, raw Quake Champions footage you crave

CNET

New 'Mummy' trailer, dissected shot by shot

Warfare Film
TechCrunch

Moodelizer helps add epic soundtracks to your video efforts

Seed fund
e27

Duniaku.net raises seed funding from DNC, aims to give stronger support to Indonesian creative industry

TechCrunch

IMAX and Warner Bros. to create VR experiences based on Justice League films

Wired

Only You Can Stop The Expanse From Becoming the Next Canceled Sci-Fi Classic

@ruhanirabin via The Verge

Vudu can turn your old DVDs into HD digital copies, and all you need is a smartphone

Video streaming
Wired UK

Production begins for Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams TV series starring Timothy Spall

VentureBeat

Game about Iran’s revolution nets first U.K. acting nomination for a Muslim actor

Foreign affairs Film
Acquisition
PE Hub

Kew Media closes buy of PRIVEQ Capital-backed Frantic Films

Strategy
The Verge

A surreal film explores loneliness through YouTube culture

TechMoran

Snaphubr partners Kenya's PhotoMasters to expand operations to Eastern Africa

Global Apps & Services
£1,300,000 Undisclosed funding
Tech.eu , Tech City News , EU-Startups

Video analytics startup LivingLens lands £1.3 million in new funding

Funding
The Verge

The new Reservoir Dogs video game is like Hotline Miami with time travel

The Guardian

Bafta games awards 2017: Inside and Uncharted 4 lead the way

Adweek

Listen Closely to the Sound as You Pan Around Honda's Innovative New 360 Video on Facebook

CNET

Disney releases first photo of Emily Blunt as 'Mary Poppins'

Adweek

Calvin Klein Debuts New Campaign Featuring the Men of Moonlight the Morning After the Oscars

Business Insider

The Rock hilariously reacts to the Oscars' best-picture meltdown

VentureBeat

Epic Games, Chevrolet, and The Mill blend augmented reality and film

The Verge

This $100 Star-Lord helmet has built-in Bluetooth headphones

TechMoran

The best seat in the IMAX theatre to watch the movie.

@reckless @ruhanirabin via The Verge

T-Mobile's new promotion offers three unlimited data lines for $100

Wired

How the Oscars Best Picture Screw-Up Really Felt Inside the Theater

Wired

Last Night's Oscars Tour Bus Bit Underscored a Deep Divide

The Guardian

Natalie Dormer takes starring role in Mass Effect: Andromeda

VentureBeat

Inside an IMAX virtual reality arcade

Bloomberg

Viacom Said to Discuss Leadership Change at Paramount Pictures

Strategy Film
Mashable , Wareable

The very first IMAX VR arcade just opened and it's already pretty popular

@ruhanirabin via The Verge

This floating magnetic clock can be controlled through an app to track your life journeys

Wired UK

The human (and Pixar characters) inside Google's Assistant

PE Hub

Kew Media to acquire PRIVEQ Capital-backed Frantic Films - PE Hub

Strategy
CNET

Check out all 13 car commercials from Super Bowl 51 - Roadshow

CNET

'Stranger Things 2' trailer, dissected shot by spooky shot

Tnooz

Yatra matches MakeMyTrip on air, lags behind on hotels and margins

Earnings Asia
PE Hub

VC-backed AnyClip appoints an adviser - PE Hub

Advertising
CNET

Blame Batman and the Watchmen for Comic Sans

CNET

Shia LaBeouf's Trump protest stream gets social media shout-out

The Verge

Obama's first act as a citizen: launching a new website

Wired

Inside IMAX's Big Bet to Rule the Future of VR

GeekWire

Life-size LEGO Batmobile uses 344,000 bricks — and needs one superhero behind the wheel

Adweek

Here Are Fandango's Picks for the Most Anticipated Movies of 2017

Film Awards
Venture capital (Series A)
TechMoran

Online photographer booking site PhotoMasters is raising a Series A round to expand across Africa

Technology Apps & Services
Acquisition
prnewswire , Forbes

KitSplit Acquires CameraLends, Becoming The Largest Camera Rental Marketplace