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Roku rakes in $45m and Google goes gaga for Fiber...here's the week's Media news in review

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There was a lot of big news in the digital media realm this week, with Q2 reports, acquisitions, investments and rumors galore. Here we present a selection of some of the key developments. AOL, BSkyB, Virgin In a week that saw AOL announce $531m revenue for Q2 2012 – its...
Roku rakes in $45m and Google goes gaga for Fiber...here's the week's Media news in review

Apple’s HDTV tipped for Q4 2012 launch

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Apple’s highly anticipated high-definition television may launch ahead of the holidays this year, according to a new report. Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White on Thursday relayed a report from Chinese-language 21cbh.com claiming that Apple manufacturing partner Hon Hai is scheduled to begin receiving LCD panels for the Apple...
Apple’s HDTV tipped for Q4 2012 launch

Mega now hosting nearly 50 million files but just 0.001% infringe copyright, Kim Dotcom claims

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It’s less than two weeks since Kim Dotcom launched Mega, a new file-storage site, but already the service currently hosts nearly 50 million files, the flamboyant German entrepreneur has revealed. Dotcom says that, of those files, just 0.001 percent have been taken down by the original content owners for piracy. “MASSIVE non-infringing...
Mega now hosting nearly 50 million files but just 0.001% infringe copyright, Kim Dotcom claims

MGM delivers 600 movies to YouTube and Google Play, gives you one more place to watch Robocop

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With Robocop currently in rotation on both Netflix and HBO Go, you're probably wondering, "where else can I get my daily dose of media and cultural criticism delivered by a trigger happy law enforcement cyborg?" Well, YouTube and Google Play apparently. MGM has struck a deal with the folks...
MGM delivers 600 movies to YouTube and Google Play, gives you one more place to watch Robocop

AOL exec is new CEO of HuffPo, will report to Arianna

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Jimmy Maymann, an SVP who presided over AOL’s international strategy, will be the new CEO of the Huffington Post according to a release issued on Thursday. Maymann, who co-founded a content distribution company acquired by AOL in 2011, will be tasked with growing traffic and revenue at Huffington Post and...
AOL exec is new CEO of HuffPo, will report to Arianna

Data Suggests Mobile TV Viewing Figures Still Very Low

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Mobile TV may be the next big thing for web-based TV, but it's not happening much yet. A new survey by marketers Thinkbox in the U.K. suggests that that average TV viewer was consuming four hours and four minutes of television per day in 2012, but that just three...
Data Suggests Mobile TV Viewing Figures Still Very Low

BitTorrent distances itself from piracy by claiming connection to Facebook, Twitter code deployment

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BitTorrent on Tuesday launched a new marketing campaign to distance itself from piracy: DoesBitTorrentEqualPiracy.com. On the site, the company lists over 50 ways it has helped the Internet build and distribute great content, build a relationship with a massive audience, and other interesting quick facts. For example, BitTorrent is the...
BitTorrent distances itself from piracy by claiming connection to Facebook, Twitter code deployment

Xbox team's 'consumer detector' would dis-Kinect freeloading TV viewers

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A newly surfaced patent filing from Microsoft’s Xbox Incubation team details one of the new innovations they’ve been thinking about. This one probably wouldn’t generate much excitement among Xbox users. But it could be very popular among major movie and television studios. The patent application, filed under the heading “Content...
Xbox team's 'consumer detector' would dis-Kinect freeloading TV viewers

Broadcasters Want Aereo Gone and They Want It Gone Yesterday

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The Aereo legal saga continues. Not content to wait for a decision regarding their ongoing lawsuit, the Hollywood Reporter reports that broadcasters want a preliminary injunction against Aereo and they want it now. That means they have to prove "a likelihood of success and the prospect of irreparable injury." The tone...
Broadcasters Want Aereo Gone and They Want It Gone Yesterday

LinkedIn to buy Pulse, maker of mobile news reader app

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LinkedIn, the world's largest professional networking site, continues to beef up its content publishing platform with its agreement to acquire Pulse, which makes a mobile news aggregation, reader and content distribution application.LinkedIn has been broadening its site's scope in recent years beyond its core feature of individual professional profiles,...
LinkedIn to buy Pulse, maker of mobile news reader app
NBCUniversal exec condemns Aereo's live TV streaming service, worries cable companies could copy it

Facebook Is Testing A New Content Distribution Product That Could Be Huge (FB)

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Facebook has begun testing a new content distribution product that injects news stories and other types of content into users' news feeds even though they haven't liked the story. The product examines your history of likes and interests, as well as a story's history of being shared on Facebook, and...
Facebook Is Testing A New Content Distribution Product That Could Be Huge (FB)

Korean chat app-maker Kakao launches 'Pages', a mobile marketplace for content creators

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Korean instant messaging app-maker Kakao launched Kakao Page, a new monetized content platform optimized for mobile devices. The service, initially in Korean-only, boldly claims to be the world’s first mobile distribution platform for the production and marketing of digital content. Kakao Page opens the opportunity for users to openly sell and market...
Korean chat app-maker Kakao launches 'Pages', a mobile marketplace for content creators

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten buys Spanish video-on-demand firm Wuaki.tv

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Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce juggernaut that is often referred to as the Eastern version of Amazon, this morning announced that is has acquired Spain’s version of Netflix: streaming and video-on-demand company Wuaki.tv. The deal marks Rakuten’s fourth European acquisition in just two years and its first entry into the Spanish...
Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten buys Spanish video-on-demand firm Wuaki.tv

Associated Press partners with Bambuser to bring citizen journalists’ videos to the masses

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Video-broadcasting service Bambuser was one of our top media apps of 2011, partly due to the role it played in helping to mobilize citizen journalists across the Middle East during the various periods of political uprisings. Bambuser is a free-to-use service that lets users quickly broadcast, watch and share live...
Associated Press partners with Bambuser to bring citizen journalists’ videos to the masses
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Docomo Closes $22.5M, 20% Investment In Baidu Mobile Content JV: DeNA Games Coming First

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It’s been a long time coming — plans for a mobile content partnership between NTT Docomo and China’s search giant Baidu were announced a year ago — but today it’s finally happened: the Japanese telco has announced the completion of their $22.5 million (¥1.78 billion) investment in a joint venture in...
Docomo Closes $22.5M, 20% Investment In Baidu Mobile Content JV: DeNA Games Coming First

The New AOL: Local Reporters Covering Your Neighborhood

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AOL is continuing with its push to create content on a massive local scale, according to a story by the Silicon Valley Insider. The story says that AOL is looking to "expand Patch, its network of local news blogs, from 30 sites to 'hundreds', by the end of 2010." AOL...
The New AOL: Local Reporters Covering Your Neighborhood

Verizon's Erwin, Movile's Bloisi and Do Something's Lublin Join D:Dive Into Mobile

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The second edition of our blockbuster D:Dive Into Mobile conference hits on Oct. 29 and 30 in New York City this fall. It’s shaping up to be a great event thanks to a panel of strong and diverse speakers each bringing their own perspective to the global phenomenon of “mobile...
Verizon's Erwin, Movile's Bloisi and Do Something's Lublin Join D:Dive Into Mobile

David Eun on Samsung's Silicon Valley Invasion

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David Eun once led Google and YouTube’s partnerships with media companies, turning their sometimes adversarial relationships into licensing deals. These days, he’s doing something similar, but from the hardware side of the business. As EVP of Samsung’s Open Innovation Center, Eun is charged with developing new digital content and services...
David Eun on Samsung's Silicon Valley Invasion

Docomo and Baidu complete investment in mobile content platform, DeNA benefits

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Japanese mobile phone operator Docomo announced today it has completed its investment in Baidu Yi Xin Network Technology, its joint venture with Chinese search engine Baidu. Originally spotted by TechCrunch, Docomo’s $22.5 million investment gives it a 20 percent ownership stake in the new mobile content distribution platform. According to...
Docomo and Baidu complete investment in mobile content platform, DeNA benefits

Roku Nabs $45 Million From News Corp., BSkyB in Strategic Investment

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Roku, the maker of a nifty device that plays a variety of content over televisions, is getting $45 million in a new round of investment from News Corp. and British Sky Broadcasting. Current investors Menlo Ventures and Globespan Capital Partners will also be part of the new funding. Here’s the...
Roku Nabs $45 Million From News Corp., BSkyB in Strategic Investment

Study: Facebook Timeline Improves Fan Engagement For Brands

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Facebook posts by brands live longer on Timeline than they did prior to the social network’s massive overhaul, according to a study released Monday. While the analysis by London-based social media analytics firm Sotrender is limited in scope, covering just 130 brands headquartered in the U.K. and 5,000 posts, it is...
Study: Facebook Timeline Improves Fan Engagement For Brands

MLG and Twitch move away from partner CBSi, taking ad sales back in-house to capitalize on quick growth

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Just over one year after Major League Gaming (MLG) and Twitch announced a landmark partnership with CBSi involving both content distribution and advertising sales, the deal is waning as both esports-focused companies look to move their monetization back in-house. In the past two days both Twitch and MLG have announced new...
MLG and Twitch move away from partner CBSi, taking ad sales back in-house to capitalize on quick growth

Amazon Departing From Cheap Hardware Strategy With New Smartphone Plans

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Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. Amazon Developing Smartphone With A 3-D Screen (Wall Street Journal)Amazon is reportedly now developing two smartphones and an audio-only streaming device as part of a broader push...
Amazon Departing From Cheap Hardware Strategy With New Smartphone Plans

MovieClips is Driving 600 Million Monthly YouTube Views and No One Knows It

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I thought I knew all there was to know about MovieClips. If you asked me to summarize their business, I would have said, “They post short clips of premium Hollywood movies on YouTube and put some ads up next to the content.” But I would have been completely wrong....
MovieClips is Driving 600 Million Monthly YouTube Views and No One Knows It
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Yahoo And Spotify Hook Up So You Can Listen To Music While Surfing Yahoo (YHOO)

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Spotify and Yahoo are joining forces to try and spread some musical love. Spotify will become a streaming service on Yahoo at first just on the Yahoo's music site but eventually across all of Yahoo! Meanwhile Yahoo will build an app for Spotify integration on Yahoo! entertainment sites will feature...
Yahoo And Spotify Hook Up So You Can Listen To Music While Surfing Yahoo (YHOO)
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