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Roku Stretches Lead As #1 Streaming TV Platform in US After Record Q1 Performance: Strategy Analytics

The report, USA Connected TV Device Vendor Market Share Q1 2019, finds that there are now more than 41 million Roku-based devices in use, including Roku media streamers and Roku-based smart TVs, accounting for 15.2% of all media streaming devices. Roku now has a 36% lead over the next major platform, Sony PlayStation, in terms of devices in use. – Business Wire via Yahoo Finance » https://ift.tt/31Urj3Q
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Scammers Abuse Steam to Attract Would-Be Movie Pirates

A number of scammers are abusing the Steam platform to lure would-be pirates to questionable download sites. After clicking images and links listing popular movies, many visitors are redirected to subscription portals where – despite payment – none of the promised movies are offered for viewing. – Andy, TorrentFreak » http://bit.ly/2KyVJn6

Missing YouTuber Etika’s belongings found alongside bridge

Police have reportedly been searching for Etika, whose real name is Daniel Desmond Amofah, ever since he went missing on Wednesday night. The police were canvassing the bridge on Wednesday, the same day he was last heard from, and found several of his belongings: Etika’s wallet, his New York State driver’s license, other cards, his cellphone, and Nintendo Switch. Police also found what they presume to be his laptop bag, which contained a pair of boxers, a shirt, shorts, and headphones. – Eilish O’Sullivan, The Daily Dot » http://bit.ly/31MRREp

YouTube and Universal to upgrade 1,000 music videos

YouTube and Universal Music Group are committed to fully upgrading nearly 1,000 music videos, remastering some of the most important works in the history of the format to the highest possible standards. Each week over the next year, more titles will be added, with all 1,000 titles expected to be available before the end of 2020. – Robert Briel, Broadband TV News » http://bit.ly/2x6HHA3

YouTube confirms a test where the comments are hidden by default

While it reported the test was underway in Android devices in India, we’ve confirmed it’s also appearing on iOS and is not limited to a particular region. That means it’s something YouTube wants to test on a broader scale, rather than a feature it’s considering for a localized version of its app for Indian users. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/2ForzPd

Twitch sues users who posted porn, racism, and more to Artifact stream page

According to the lawsuit, a group of users coordinated the posting of these illicit streams via Google, Discord, Weebly, and a custom site at ArtifactStreams.com. An archived version of that site contains a listing of “active troll Twitch streams” and links to chat rooms to discuss the effort with others. – Kyle Orland, Ars Technica » http://bit.ly/31EoPGJ
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