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CNN on Magic Leap One brings news out of the screen and into your world
Using the Magic Leap Screens framework, you can spawn screens of any size, anywhere to create the perfect viewing experience for your space. Interactive data layers and live feeds from around the planet give you the power to dig deeper into topics you care about.
Very exciting to see this collaboration between CNN and Magic Leap. Spawning screens of any size, anywhere, certainly sounds like a lot of fun!
Curt Marvis talks QYou expansion
Marvis notes that the channel enables advertisers and brands to reach the “elusive” millennial and Gen Z audience. “We’re brand-safe because it’s pre-curated and pre-packaged. And it’s appealing to the audience they want to get to."
Tik Tok hit with record fine for collecting data on children
The US fine relates to Musical.ly, a video-sharing app Bytedance bought in 2017 and merged with TikTok last August.
YouTube's brand-safety woes give publishers a boost in selling video ads directly
Media agencies have long favored buying audiences at scale and for cheap rates on platforms like YouTube, but that mentality is shifting with some agencies claiming they prefer to pay more for a risk-free buy.
Fortnite’s latest collaboration is with aging rock stars Weezer
To promote the release of their thirteenth studio album, Weezer has collaborated with Epic Games to produce a custom map for Fortnite called Weezer World.
China’s Xinhua introduces world’s first female AI news anchor
China’s Xinhua News Agency will debut their female-gendered AI news anchor in March, called Xin Xiaomeng. Qiu Hao, a male AI news anchor, was introduced last November. After about 5 months of service, Qiu Hao has already presented 3,400 reports and has racked up 10,000 minutes of screen time.