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Amazon enlists Hellraiser’s Clive Barker to bring Zombies vs. Gladiators a step closer to our screens

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Horror fans, take note. Hellraiser creator Clive Barker has been enlisted by Amazon Studios to rewrite Zombies vs. Gladiators, making it one of only a handful of projects to be developed past the script-submission stage since Amazon’s content development division came into force almost two years ago. Amazon Studios uses...
Amazon enlists Hellraiser’s Clive Barker to bring Zombies vs. Gladiators a step closer to our screens

Amazon Studios to adapt books for the big screen, starting with horror novel SEED

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Amazon Studios has optioned the rights to an horror novel, the company announced today. The book in question is called ‘SEED,’ by author Ania Ahlborn. According to the company, it has added the project to its development slate and will begin testing various big screen adaptations of ‘SEED.’ As you may know,...
Amazon Studios to adapt books for the big screen, starting with horror novel SEED

Medium Hires Former ICM Literary Agent, Kate Lee, As Its Director Of Content

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We told you a bit about Ev Williams and his vision for the future of publishing with his new company, Medium, the other day. I mentioned in that piece that the company was hiring a variety of interesting positions. Today, Williams announced a new addition, a Director of Content. The...
Medium Hires Former ICM Literary Agent, Kate Lee, As Its Director Of Content

Coursera makes first foray into K-12 education with online courses for teachers

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Coursera, one of the driving forces behind the MOOC (massive open online course) movement reshaping higher education, is bringing its disruption to K-12 schools. But its target audience isn’t the students; it’s the teachers. On Wednesday, the startup said it had partnered with several schools of education and other institutions...
Coursera makes first foray into K-12 education with online courses for teachers

Amazon to develop original programming

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Amazon on Wednesday announced an expansion of its Amazon Studios division, which will soon develop original content. The retail giant is currently accepting proposals for comedy and children’s programming to be distributed through its Instant Video service, the company said on Wednesday. “Amazon Studios wants to discover great talent and...
Amazon to develop original programming

Buddy Media arms marketers with more social tools

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Social marketing platform operator Buddy Media is rolling out a bunch of updates to its suite of tools that should give marketers more flexibility and resources in using social channels to reach consumers. The update includes a unified social data API, the ability to track conversions and campaigns across entire social...
Buddy Media arms marketers with more social tools

Tudou founder Gary Wang establishes animation studio in bid to build the Chinese Pixar

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Gary Wang, the founder of Chinese video website Tudou, retired last summer following the completion of the merger of his company with rival Youku. Now he’s announced he’s getting back in the game with the creation of an animation studio that’s being billed as a contender to become the Chinese...
Tudou founder Gary Wang establishes animation studio in bid to build the Chinese Pixar

Blip Gets Into The Original Content Game, With A New Studio And Three Exclusive Series

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Video startup Blip has spent the last several years helping independent creators to distribute and monetize their videos across the web. But like YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and others, it sees a great opportunity to produce some original content of its own. With that in mind, it’s introducing Blip Studios,...
Blip Gets Into The Original Content Game, With A New Studio And Three Exclusive Series

Amazon Studios Options Its First Novel, Seed, For A Crowdsourced, Big-Screen Adaptation

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Films of books can often help drive sales of those books, and bestsellers often make for movie blockbusters, so it’s no surprise to see online bookseller Amazon today announcing that its content development arm, Amazon Studios, has optioned its first novel, the Amazon-published, Southern horror Seed, to begin making a...
Amazon Studios Options Its First Novel, Seed, For A Crowdsourced, Big-Screen Adaptation

RollUp signs on to take Everyday Health to UK, Australia

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RollUp, the niche publishing service started by former DoubleClick, Brightcove and Demand Media executives, has made one of its first deals — by taking an American property into international waters. The company is teaming up with New York-based Everyday Health, one of the leading health advice networks in America, to...
RollUp signs on to take Everyday Health to UK, Australia
Samsung isn't playing favorites: MVNO Ting will get the Galaxy S 4 on day 1

9 More Content Development Ideas For Increased Visibility

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In the first article in this series, I outlined 10 ideas for adding content to a website and other venues to help improve organic visibility. In the last article, we covered 10 more ideas. With today’s piece, you’ll have a grand total of 29 content development ideas to get working...
9 More Content Development Ideas For Increased Visibility

Inside Network is looking for a Social Marketing Specialist to lead content for the Facebook Marketing Bible

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Inside Network is looking to hire a Social Marketing Specialist to lead content development for the Facebook Marketing Bible, our industry-leading subscription product for marketing and advertising on Facebook. We’re looking for someone passionate about social media marketing to publish expert analysis of opportunities for marketers and advertisers on the...
Inside Network is looking for a Social Marketing Specialist to lead content for the Facebook Marketing Bible

Should Advertisers Be Angry When Facebook Sells Their Fans To The Competition? (FB)

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Larry Kim, CEO at search engine marketing company Wordstream, has a question for Facebook's ad sales people: Why do you sell advertisers' customer lists to rival brands? Kim noticed that ad buyers on Facebook can target users by "Interest," and that plenty of interests are actually brand names. Thus, Coca-Cola...
Should Advertisers Be Angry When Facebook Sells Their Fans To The Competition? (FB)

Amazon Studios expands into TV series, looks to load up on content for streaming

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Amazon has had a content development division for some time but today it's announced plans to expand from just movies to developing (and distributing, via its Instant Video service) original comedy and children's series. The new focus follows the competition like Netflix and Hulu which have both dived headlong...
Amazon Studios expands into TV series, looks to load up on content for streaming

Report: LinkedIn to buy Pulse newsreader app

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According to sources familiar with the matter, social networking tool LinkedIn will buy the newsreader app Pulse. A report on AllThingsD said the price of the acquisition fell between $50 and $100 million. The buy is thought to be used as part of a larger initiative into content development and...
Report: LinkedIn to buy Pulse newsreader app

Banyan Branch expands with take over of Nology Media

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Banyan Branch is adding a new tree limb, announcing today that it is taking over Seattle social media upstart Nology Media. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Nology’s four employees are joining Banyan Branch, and founder Leigh Fatzinger has been named to the company’s advisory board. With the deal,...
Banyan Branch expands with take over of Nology Media

Apple Patents A Tool Allowing Non-Developers To Build Apps

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If you think the iOS app ecosystem is big now, as it pushes some 600,000 apps available for iPhone and iPad, just imagine how big it could become if Apple made good on this newly filed patent application titled “Content Configuration for Device Platforms.” The application describes a way for non-developers to...
Apple Patents A Tool Allowing Non-Developers To Build Apps

Amazon Studios goes head-to-head with Netflix, selects first four original TV projects for production

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Just a month after we brought you news that Amazon Studios was calling for original comedy and children’s series projects, the company announced today that it has selected its first four projects, choosing three comedies and one children’s show. They become the first submitted scripts to be selected for the...
Amazon Studios goes head-to-head with Netflix, selects first four original TV projects for production

Microsoft Invests $75 Million To Expand Digital Education In Africa

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Last week, Microsoft announced a new investment of $250 million in its Partners In Learning Project to equip teachers with the skills to teach I.T. and other technology-related subjects worldwide. Now the company has announced another investment, this time of up to $75 million, aimed at increasing digital access to educational...
Microsoft Invests $75 Million To Expand Digital Education In Africa

Layar’s Plan to Monetize Augmented Reality

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The Layar Augmented Reality Browser apps for the iPhone and Android provide virtual 3D information overlays on top of the real world, as seen from the camera lens of your mobile device. Today the company introduced a content store so that consumers can purchase additional layers of information to...
Layar’s Plan to Monetize Augmented Reality

Coursera Aims to Help Teach K-12 Teachers to Teach

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So how will MOOCs reach kids? By teaching their teachers. Coursera said today it had partnered with seven schools of education as well as multiple museums in order to provide K-12 teachers and parents with free courses on ”content development, the common core curriculum, teaching through tinkering, character education, and implementing...
Coursera Aims to Help Teach K-12 Teachers to Teach
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Announcing Marshall Kirkpatrick as Co-Editor, ReadWriteWeb

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I'm pleased to announce that long-time ReadWriteWeb blogger Marshall Kirkpatrick is officially now our Co-Editor, sharing editor duties with yours truly Richard MacManus. When I founded this site almost 7 years to the day, I was the lone blogger. Today ReadWriteWeb has a team of around 20; and in particular...
Announcing Marshall Kirkpatrick as Co-Editor, ReadWriteWeb

It's Now Easier Than Ever To Watch Your Adorable YouTube Videos On TV

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And the less-than-adorable ones, too. A new remote control app feature for Android zaps videos from mobile devices to television screens. Connected TVs from Bang & Olufsen, LG, Panasonic, and Sony work with the new tech. YouTube is coming to a living room near you--even if you don't own...
It's Now Easier Than Ever To Watch Your Adorable YouTube Videos On TV

The Long Tail Effect: Why Word Count Matters In Search Query Optimization

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Many variables play an important role when you’re analyzing search engine optimization efforts. This includes factors such as site keywords and content development, as well as the queries being searched for. It can be tempting for marketers to optimize results for shorter queries and ignore... Please visit Marketing Land for...
The Long Tail Effect: Why Word Count Matters In Search Query Optimization
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