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Twitter Co-Founders' New Site, Medium, Will Open to Public in New Year

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Medium, the new publishing platform created by Twitter co-founders Ev Williams and Biz Stone, is currently only open to a couple hundred “early adopters” who have crafted interesting stories and essays on specific topics. But that will change after the first of the new year, Williams said, when the lightweight...
Twitter Co-Founders' New Site, Medium, Will Open to Public in New Year

More Papers Put Faith In Daily Deals And Tablet Payments As Profit Shrinks

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Some low-hanging fruit in newspapers’ shrivelling orchard - Trinity Mirror (LSE: TNI) says it is investing in a Groupon (NSDQ: GRPN) copycat and is repeating its earlier-stated intention to launch paid tablet editions, as it seeks to turn around shrinking profit. Newspapers were later than the daily deals sites...
More Papers Put Faith In Daily Deals And Tablet Payments As Profit Shrinks

You can now watch and review all 14 pilot episodes created by Amazon Studios online

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Amazon entered the content production race in a big way today after it released pilot episodes for all 14 shows being pitched by Amazon Studios, its division for developing exclusive movies, comics and television shows. Prime Instant Video and LoveFilm subscribers can watch any of the shows for free, before...
You can now watch and review all 14 pilot episodes created by Amazon Studios online

Australian Media Exec Uses Dickens & Shakespeare -- Who Both Thrived Without Copyright -- To Explain Why We Need More Copyright

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It's really amazing the lengths to which some copyright maximalists will go to push their agenda. Take, for example, the CEO of News Ltd., (the Australian wing of Murdoch's News Corp.), Kim Williams. In a keynote speech to the Australian International Movie Convention, he gave one those typical barn burner...
Australian Media Exec Uses Dickens & Shakespeare -- Who Both Thrived Without Copyright -- To Explain Why We Need More Copyright
Citing "The Math," HBO's Alison Moore Says There Are Still No Plans For Standalone HBO GO In The U.S.
Pearson buys $89.5m Nook stake to secure book distribution

The BBC teams up with University College London to research the future of digital media

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BBC Research & Development has announced a strategic partnership with University College London (UCL), aimed at bringing together researchers from both sides to work on the challenges faced by digital media. “By bringing together two world-leading research institutions, this partnership will inspire new ideas, help position the UK as a...
The BBC teams up with University College London to research the future of digital media
UI expert: Windows users will hate the new Windows 8 experience

'YouTube For Business', Vidyard, Raises $6M Series A Led By OMERS Ventures To Build Out Its Video Marketing & Analytics Platform

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Vidyard, a Y Combinator alumnus and enterprise startup that sells a video marketing platform with embedded analytics tools to businesses to help them track and monetise video content, has closed a $6 million Series A led by Canada’s OMERS Ventures. Existing investors iNovia Capital and SoftTech VC also participated, along with a personal investment...
'YouTube For Business', Vidyard, Raises $6M Series A Led By OMERS Ventures To Build Out Its Video Marketing & Analytics Platform

Microsoft talks plans for premium content production, details Xbox 360's transition to an 'entertainment console'

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Yusuf Mehdi, senior vice president of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business, just sat down alongside Nancy Tellem, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft LA Studios, to kick off this year's rendition of D:Dive Into Media here in Dana Point, California. The first session of the evening is being piloted by AllThingsD's...
Microsoft talks plans for premium content production, details Xbox 360's transition to an 'entertainment console'

Crowd Funding: Also A Method For Proving Marketability To Investors

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As crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter continue to be a rising trend in content production, there's an important lesson that both successful and failed attempts can teach us all. That lesson is that the turnout for such a project tells the producer everything they need to know about the combination of...
Crowd Funding: Also A Method For Proving Marketability To Investors

@pc2010: Thomson Reuters' Wenig Predicts A Return Of Media M&A Activity

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Highlights from WSJ.com managing editor Kevin Delaney’s conversation with Thomson Reuters (NYSE: TRI) Markets CEO Devin Wenig (who, by the way, oversees $8 billion of paid content revenue): —Consolidation: Obviously, merger activity has fallen off since the Thomson-Reuters deal, but, Wenig predicts merger activity will come back in the...
@pc2010: Thomson Reuters' Wenig Predicts A Return Of Media M&A Activity

Three founders say “so long” to Demand Media

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Three of online-publisher Demand Media’s founders have called it quits. Today, the departures of Larry Fitzgibbon, Joe Perez, and Steven Kydd were confirmed by Demand. All three co-founders had been executive vice presidents at the company, which they helped build starting about five and a half years ago. The company,...
Three founders say “so long” to Demand Media

Needed: Director of Business Insider Studios

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Business Insider is searching for a dynamic, self-motivated person to lead a new division within the ad product group called BI Studios.  What is BI Studios? This new group within Business Insider's ad sales team will create multimedia content for advertisers that allows them to go "beyond the banner" and take...
Needed: Director of Business Insider Studios

Crowd Funding: Also A Method For Proving Marketability To Investors

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As crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter continue to be a rising trend in content production, there's an important lesson that both successful and failed attempts can teach us all. That lesson is that the turnout for such a project tells the producer everything they need to know about the combination of...
Crowd Funding: Also A Method For Proving Marketability To Investors

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Brightcove announces new Zencoder services to take the pain away from video encoding

India looks to have passed the US to become Quora's top source of traffic

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Question-and-answer site Quora is doing well in India after reportedly passing the US as its top source of traffic, as noticed by Next Big What. According to Alexa, India represents 30.8% of traffic, compared to 21.8% from the US. The UK, Canada and China round out the top five. I...
India looks to have passed the US to become Quora's top source of traffic
With 2 Billion Video Views A Month, Maker Studios Raises $36 Million Round Led By Time Warner

Yahoo News Puts Out An Original Web Series With Reveille

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Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO)—which is upping the amount of original content on Yahoo News—has now added an original web video series to the site. Yahoo says the series—“Who Knew?”—is supposed to be “easy-to-digest,” and “easy-to-digest” it certainly is with a series of “out-of-the-ordinary facts and information” about the “most talked-about...
Yahoo News Puts Out An Original Web Series With Reveille

Samsung details Innovation Centers in San Francisco and New York, focusing hard on software + hardware marriage

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David Eun, presently serving as EVP at Samsung's Open Innovation Center after stints at AOL, Google, Time Warner and NBC Entertainment, just took the stage here in Dana Point, California during the opening night of D:Dive Into Media 2013. Given the media / content focus of the event, the...
Samsung details Innovation Centers in San Francisco and New York, focusing hard on software + hardware marriage

Amazon Studios Now Funding Original Content Series For Amazon Instant Video Service

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Amazon Studios, the offshoot of online retailer Amazon.com that aims to source scripts and test movies, has major news this morning. The company says that it in addition to its film development plans, it’s now heading into original content production, with the launch of original comedy and children’s series for...
Amazon Studios Now Funding Original Content Series For Amazon Instant Video Service

More mobile leaders to join in at the VB Mobile Summit

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This story is part of a series exploring the themes of our upcoming, invitation-only Mobile Summit, April 1-2 in Sausalito, Calif. Explore more stories in the Mobile Summit Debate series. We’re only a few weeks away from our next Mobile Summit, and it’s shaping up to be a memorable...
More mobile leaders to join in at the VB Mobile Summit

Andreessen Horowitz Funds Community Organizing Tool NationBuilder

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Marc Andreessen declared last year that “software is eating the world.” Examples like Amazon “eating” the book industry, and Skype “eating” telecom make sense, but can software really transform the crazy business of politics? That’s what Andreessen’s firm, Andreessen Horowitz, is now betting, with a $6.25 million bet on NationBuilder,...
Andreessen Horowitz Funds Community Organizing Tool NationBuilder

Write on the button: the grammar of interactivity

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Deciding what text to put on an interactive button can be difficult, not least because of the unusual questions of grammar that arise. Here, we propose the 'Would you like to? / I would like to' - or WYLTIWLT - test to use when in doubt.Four weeks ago I realised...
Write on the button: the grammar of interactivity

How tech’s giants want to re-invent journalism

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Some of Silicon Valley’s biggest technology companies reject suggestions they are now news organisations. But they nevertheless think they have the prescription for what news media must do next… First, the disclosures: “We’re not a news company,” Google’s head of news products and Google+ programming Richard Gingras told media executives...
How tech’s giants want to re-invent journalism

Yahoo TV and Omg! Head Moves to Young Hollywood

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Young Hollywood, the high-profile next-gen digital media start-up, has hired a top Yahoo content exec, Liz Coughlin. The Beverly Hills-based Young Hollywood named Coughlin SVP of business operations, overseeing new business initiatives and all digital operations. At Yahoo for a decade, Coughlin was most recently in charge of omg!,...
Yahoo TV and Omg! Head Moves to Young Hollywood

Relaborate scores cash to help big brands figure out what to write about

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Relaborate has raised more than $500,000 in a first round of funding, money that the Seattle startup will use to continue to developing what it dubs a “smart content marketing engine” for companies. As part of the round, some of the company’s initial users have become angel investors. “We help...
Relaborate scores cash to help big brands figure out what to write about

Maker Studios casts Time Warner Investments as the lead in its $36M Series C round

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The YouTube ecosystem is has never been healthier, with more high quality content being produced and larger audiences tuning in that ever before. At the same time, there’s a class warfare developing. On one end of the spectrum are the peons who, with limited production and distribution resources, submit...
Maker Studios casts Time Warner Investments as the lead in its $36M Series C round

Amazon gives 5 original series the green-light, will air on Prime Instant Video later this year

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Amazon confirmed today that of the 14 pilot episodes pitched last month by Amazon Studios, its division for developing exclusive movies, comics and television shows, only five have been commissioned for a full season. Alpha House, a show about four misfit US senators who rent a house together in Washington...
Amazon gives 5 original series the green-light, will air on Prime Instant Video later this year
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