Yahoo's Mayer Has Met with Hulu Execs in a Preliminary Look-See at Premium Video Unit

Yahoo's Mayer Has Met with Hulu Execs in a Preliminary Look-See at Premium Video Unit

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According to numerous sources close to the situation, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer recently met with top execs at Hulu, the premium video service whose media company owners have been considering selling it for some months. Sources said Yahoo is “in the process,” although the Silicon Valley Internet giant has...
Yahoo's Mayer Has Met with Hulu Execs in a Preliminary Look-See at Premium Video Unit
                                       

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Baidu's Video Site iQiyi Reportedly Buys PPStream To Intensify Rivalry With Youku Tudou

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Shanghai-based video streaming platform PPStream has reportedly (link via Google Translate) been purchased by iQiyi, the online video unit of Internet search giant Baidu, for around $350 million to $400 million. A Baidu spokesman would not confirm the reports, which have been circulating in Chinese media since the end of...
Baidu's Video Site iQiyi Reportedly Buys PPStream To Intensify Rivalry With Youku Tudou

Ads in News Feed reduce Likes and comments by marginal percentage, Zuckerberg says

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on the company’s earnings call today that he was surprised just how little effect inserting ads in News Feed has had on overall engagement. The addition of advertising in the feed has led to a 1 to 2 percent reduction in Likes and comments, which...
Ads in News Feed reduce Likes and comments by marginal percentage, Zuckerberg says

Time Warner Names Kevin Tsujihara Warner Bros. CEO

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A big surprise in Hollywood: Kevin Tsujihara, the head of Warner Bros.’ home-video unit, will become the studio’s next CEO. Parent company Time Warner had been conducting a three-man contest for the spot for some time, but conventional wisdom gave Tsujihara low odds for the job. During his tenure, Tsujihara...
Time Warner Names Kevin Tsujihara Warner Bros. CEO

Facebook prepping new video ads that could autoplay in the feed, sources say

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Facebook is developing a new video ad unit that will autoplay within the mobile and desktop News Feed, according to a source familiar with the social network’s plans. AdAge first reported about the new product, based on information from industry executives who were briefed by Facebook. Our own source confirms...
Facebook prepping new video ads that could autoplay in the feed, sources say
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Cancel All of the Gift Guides: Everyone Gets This Sean Jean Pullover With a Built-In Video Screen

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EXCLUSIVE. Get your wallet and brace for one-stop holiday shopping. CNET reports that Macy’s has teamed up with Diddy-owned clothier Sean Jean to create THE must-have gift for the men in your life: A fleece sweater that comes with a video screen sewn into the sleeve. Stylish does not even...
Cancel All of the Gift Guides: Everyone Gets This Sean Jean Pullover With a Built-In Video Screen

Newspapers and streaming music: heavenly harmony or digital discord?

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Digital content provider Aspiro will try growing its unlimited-music service through Nordic newspapers and a European expansion, after losses grew despite a recent nine-figure fundraising. The Oslo-based vendor says its music service WiMP will be offered through Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet and Danish daily Politiken. Aftonbladet publisher Schibsted took 73.4 percent ownership of...
Newspapers and streaming music: heavenly harmony or digital discord?
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Redbox inks deal to keep Universal’s Blu-ray and DVDs in its kiosks for two more years

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Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Redbox have announced a multi-year agreement that will see Universal Blu-ray and DVD discs continued to be made available at Redbox’s kiosks 28 days following their initial release. Universal Studios Home Entertainment is the home video unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios...
Redbox inks deal to keep Universal’s Blu-ray and DVDs in its kiosks for two more years
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