Annual news recap 4/5: digital

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Let’s take a last look at the biggest events and news of the 2018 digital services market. India took the spotlight more than once, Disney dived head first into the competitive streaming scene and several ICOs, IPOs and other big deals made the news. Refresh your memory and check out the 2018 digital ecosystem insights below.

  1. Business Insider: $10 billion Dropbox has filed the paperwork for an IPO

  2. TechCrunch: Telegram plans multi-billion dollar ICO for chat cryptocurrency

  3. The Verge: Spotify’s latest job listings show it’s ramping up efforts to produce hardware

  4. TechCrunch: India-based music streaming service Gaana raises $115M led by Tencent

  5. Rapid TV News: India's OTT revenues to reach US$2BN in 2022

  6. Digital TV Europe: Disney creates new global division ahead of streaming service launch

  7. Engadget: Google just made paying for the news dead-simple

  8. Business Cloud: Badoo acquires dating app Huggle and all-female team

  9. Mumbrella: Paywalls and prayers are not enough to change the minds of customers

  10. TechCrunch: ESPN launches its streaming service ESPN+

  11. Business Today: Orkut founder launches 'Hello' social networking app

  12. Billboard: Apple Music Hits 50 Million Subscribers

  13. TechCrunch: Spotify tests consumer interest in a bundle with both Hulu and Scribd’s audiobooks

  14. TechCrunch: YouTube revamps its Red subscription service to offer standalone music streaming

  15. TechCrunch: Hulu passes 20 million subscribers, will finally offer offline viewing

  16. E27: Dating app Paktor is heading towards an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange

  17. TechCrunch: Tencent leads $50M investment in NewsDog, an app vying to be India’s Toutiao

  18. Musically: Africa’s music opportunity: ‘One thing you have to have is resilience’

  19. Digital TV Europe: Sony Pictures TV makes first streaming move in Western Europe

  20. IBC: How telcos are pushing into content

  21. Recode: Partnering with Netflix and Hulu hasn’t stopped pay TV providers from losing customers

  22. Fortune: Match Is the Sweetheart of Online Dating—But Can It Fend Off Facebook and Bumble?

  23. Music Industry Blog: Emerging Music Markets: Streaming’s Third Wave

  24. TechCrunch: Streaming TV consumption more than doubled since last year, report says

  25. Business Insider: Disney has some 'Netflix killer' streaming plans

  26. VentureBeat: Streaming now generates 75% of music revenue

  27. Inside Sport: Sony confirms acquisition of UEFA EURO 2020, UEFA Nations League media rights

  28. TechCrunch: China’s ByteDance leapfrogs Uber to becomes world’s most valuable startup

  29. Cleeng: What Makes the Sports Industry Lose Sleep

  30. Financial Express: Indians spend more time watching online videos than TV, reveals survey

  31. AdWeek: What Media Companies Might Be Overlooking in Their Rush to Jump on the OTT Bandwagon

  32. RouteNote: Spotify are nearing 50/50 subscribers to free listeners

  33. CNBC: India, not China, to take center stage in Netflix’s expansion plan in Asia

  34. TechCrunch: Disney’s new streaming service will be called Disney+

  35. IBC: DAZN - The Netflix of sports?

  36. Medianama: Amazon pumps Rs 2,200 Crore in Amazon India

  37. Reuters: Tencent Music presses play on $1.2 billion U.S. IPO

  38. The Drum: Amazon Prime Channels revenues jump to $1.7bn over 2018