Business

NFT of first-ever tweet a dud in online auction

An NFT of the first tweet ever posted on Twitter was struggling to attract bidders on Thursday, with the highest offer so far just shy of $10,000—a year after it was bought for $2.9 million.

Business

Digital art in spotlight as Dubai makes crypto hub bid

Art Dubai, the Middle East's largest annual contemporary art fair, has featured for the first time digital works, as the wealthy Gulf emirate seeks to position itself as a crypto-assets hub.

Computer Sciences

New music recommendation system includes long-tail songs

Music recommendation systems commonly offer users songs that others have enjoyed in the genres that the user requests. This can lead to popular songs becoming more popular. However, it neglects the less well-known songs, ...

Business

What's next for TikTok's music industry revolution?

With a billion users, TikTok has rapidly become one of the most important players in the music industry, and now has its sights set on revolutionising the way artists are discovered and get paid.

Business

Pricey pixels: Why people spend fortunes on NFT art

Thousands of artists beaver away every day creating images to sell as digital tokens (NFTs) in online exchanges. The market is booming, the most popular pieces can sell for millions, but outsiders may wonder why anyone would ...

Internet

Spotify is powerful. Is it biased?

Research published in the International Journal of Industrial Organization found that independent-label music and female artists benefited most from an appearance on Spotify's New Music Friday playlist, which is a curated ...

Computer Sciences

Teaching AI to see depth in photographs and paintings

Researchers in SFU's Computational Photography Lab hope to give computers a visual advantage that we humans take for granted—the ability to see depth in photographs. While humans naturally can determine how close or far ...

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