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Jeff Baumgartner

NBC News, AltspaceVR Team on ‘Virtual Democracy Plaza’

NBC News has teamed up with AltspaceVR to turn Rockefeller Center Plaza into a digitized, interactive version called “Virtual Democracy Plaza” amid the drive toward the U.S. presidential election. ...

CenturyLink Confirms Cuts

CenturyLink confirmed that it plans to reduce its workforce by up to 8% as part of a broad cost-cutting effort. ...

Comcast Nears Launch of Beta Trial of Netflix on X1

Comcast said it will begin to integrate Netflix on its X1 platform “[i]n the next few days” as a beta that will appear in the “Comcast Labs” section that provides access to apps and services prior to their wide commercial launch. ...

360 Video: Virtual Reality’s Path to the Mainstream

Immersive and interactive games tend to get top billing at this stage of the virtual reality market’s evolution, but 360-degree video could be the category that unleashes VR to the masses. ...

The Smart Bet? Smartphone Growth

Digital’s surging growth can be attributed to the use of a wide range of devices, but the smartphone leads by far in rate of growth. Smartphone apps accounted for about 80% of all growth in digital media from June 2013 to June 2016, according to comScore’s latest Mobile App Report. ...

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