patreon s new service fee spurs concern that creators will lose patrons
TechCrunch  Patreon announced a new service fee policy that it says will help creators keep more money, but many are worried because they believe it will instead discourage their patrons from pledging. The crowdfunding platform for artists currently takes a fee of 5% (creators also pay fees charged by payment processors like Stripe or PayPal) from each pledge. That changes on December 18, when patrons… Read More 2 weeks
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patreon users are worried about the site s new payment structure Patreon users are worried about the site’s new payment structure
THE VERGE Patreon has set up a new payment model that’s supposed to make artists’ lives easier, but... 1 week
patreon scraps new service fee and apologizes to users Patreon scraps new service fee and apologizes to users
THE VERGE Patreon has called off plans to add a service fee to patrons’ pledges, a proposed update that angered... 4 days
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TechCrunch  Overhauling the creative economy turns out to be quite tricky. Following massive backlash, Patreon is at... 4 days
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THE VERGE Patreon is defending a new payment structure that critics say hurts smaller artists. The change, which goes into effect on December 18th,... 1 week
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CNET Today's major tech stories include T-Mobile's plan to start a TV service in 2018, Patreon's rollback of its planned fee increase and... 4 days
apple opens its promised podcast analytics service in beta Apple opens its promised podcast analytics service in beta
THE VERGE Apple hinted earlier this year at WWDC that it was planning its own podcast analytics service so show... 3 days
apple launches its podcast analytics service into beta Apple launches its podcast analytics service into beta
TechCrunch  At WWDC this year, Apple announced it would soon offer its own podcast analytics service for show creators who publish... 3 days
soundcloud debuts new home experience focusing on personalized music curation SoundCloud Debuts New Home Experience Focusing on Personalized Music Curation
MacRumors SoundCloud is today launching a brand new home experience within its iOS app that the company... 4 days
Instagram testing messaging app, Sony tops 70M in PS4 sales video - CNET
CNET The biggest tech stories of the day include Instagram testing a new messaging app, Patreon changing its service fee structure and Sony's... 1 week
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mirai botnet creators plead guilty Mirai botnet creators plead guilty
THE VERGE Two men, Paras Jha, 21, and Josiah White, 20, entered guilty pleas for their roles in creating and deploying the Mirai botnet last year. The men... 4 days
Mixer's redesigned mobile app hits iOS and Android
Windows Central Mixer's long-awaited refresh is rolling out across iOS and Android devices, delivering improvements for streamers and viewers. Since rebranding its Mixer live streaming platform earlier this year, Microsoft has continually invested in... 3 days
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TechCrunch  Twitch, the Amazon-owned video... 5 days
t mobile announces internet tv service coming in 2018 T-Mobile Announces Internet TV Service Coming in 2018
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THE VERGE China’s equivalent of Google, Baidu, is now offering... 6 days
YouTube TV expands its cable-free TV service to 34 new markets - CNET
CNET The streaming service from Google is now live in over 80 cities. 5 days
T-Mobile to launch pay TV service to end your pain - CNET
CNET It's acquiring a TV tech startup that will help it get into the TV market, with service starting in 2018. 4 days
T-Mobile to launch pay TV service to end 'pain points' - CNET
CNET It's acquiring a TV tech startup that will help it get into the TV market, with service starting in 2018. 4 days
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youtube to launch music subscription service in march 2018 YouTube to Launch Music Subscription Service in March 2018
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TechCrunch  Microsoft introduced the Azure Bot Framework over two years ago and companies have building chatbots for a variety... 4 days
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For the holidays, HP attacks the cable news mentality - CNET
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Google's AI found an overlooked exoplanet, and now our Solar System is tied for biggest
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You can now watch 62 newly declassified nuclear test videos - CNET
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Hi-resolution streaming music service Tidal running out of cash, may close next year
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T-Mobile acquires Layer3 TV, hypes plan to launch ‘un-carrier’ video service next year
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Volvo kick-starts self-driving program with civilian riders - Roadshow
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Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society
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The OnePlus 5T can’t stream HD video from Netflix, Google Play Movies, more
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A new trailer for Netflix’s Altered Carbon introduces an improbable murder
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MGM has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette for Stargate: Origins
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Report: Apple eyeing Shazam acquisition worth $400 million 
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