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Will Netflix Kill Ratings For Pay Cable?

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The launch of Netflix’s first original series positions the company right where it wants to be – competing against pay cable companies like HBO, Showtime and Starz. But whether Lilyhammer becomes a hit for Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) or falls flat, don’t expect the streaming video company to honor one...
Will Netflix Kill Ratings For Pay Cable?

For the First Time, Brooklyn’s Hipster Northside Festival Will Devote Two Days to Startups

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via Northside Festival Since 2009, brothers Scott and Daniel Stedman have been hosting the Northside Festival in Williamsburg and Greenpoint as a cultural showcase for emerging indie bands, filmmakers, and other artistic aspirants of the McCarren Park Kickball Guild. In fact, the Stedman brothers have staked their careers on the...
For the First Time, Brooklyn’s Hipster Northside Festival Will Devote Two Days to Startups
Creative Market Nabs $1.3M From SV Angel, CrunchFund To Become An Etsy For Digital Design

Apple debuts film-focused iPad ad during the Oscars

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Apple used the Oscars tonight to show off a sleek new iPad advertisement, this one appropriately focused on filmmaking and the movies. Apple has a strong user base among the creative community, and the company wants to stay relevant by marketing its flagship products during major events. The tech...
Apple debuts film-focused iPad ad during the Oscars
Arrested Development's Will Arnett: Netflix Allows The Creative Community To Do What It Does Best
Action Method 2.0 Turns Today Into "Get Shit Done" Day
Here's what Adobe plans to do with Behance, starting with free portfolio sites

Adobe customers' opinions split as company shifts to subscription platform

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Adobe's decision to move to a subscription-based model with Creative Cloud is causing ripples in the creative community that has come to know and depend on its products, with some calling for a return to the "old ways" of actually owning the software you pay for.    ...
Adobe customers' opinions split as company shifts to subscription platform

Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 Event, by the Numbers

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Samsung today held at event at the Rose Theater in New York City to promote the launch of its new Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, which officially hits stores tomorrow and marks the electronics giant’s latest attempt to compete with the dominant iPad. AllThingsD‘s Walt Mossberg takes a in-depth look at...
Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 Event, by the Numbers

No "free" ride in the e-publishing handover

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Writers need to get real as they square up to the e-revolutionIt was only a matter of time, and now it's happening. The e-revolution has already begun to inspire vigorous, thoughtful and practical suggestions about the way in which the creative community should engage with the digital transformation.Charlie Hill, who...
No "free" ride in the e-publishing handover

Nothing Scales Like Stupidity

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An argument we frequently hear in the comments is how whatever's working for sucessful artist A won't work for artists B-Z. Whether it's Jonathan Coulton giving away his music while still making $500,000/year, Joe Konrath bypassing major publishers on his way to megabucks in self-publishing or a game developer using...
Nothing Scales Like Stupidity

Myspace re-enters the social media ring with yet another rebrand

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Justin Timberlake shed his boy band image to launch a successful career. Can he help Myspace do the same thing?In its protracted battle to remain relevant, MySpace previewed a significantly rebooted version of its website on Monday.In a promo video tweeted by Myspace investor Justin Timberlake, the website showcased its...
Myspace re-enters the social media ring with yet another rebrand
ABC Television president Anne Sweeney calls Aereo 'opportunistic piracy'
The Art of Raising Seed: You’re Either Hot, Or You Make Your Own Heat

Can This Video Startup Become The Next Billion Dollar App Company?

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Google may have missed its chance to snag Instagram, but if it wants to make another YouTube-like purchase it should get to know video-sharing app Viddy. Viddy is the number 2 free photo and video app in the Apple App Store, after Instagram. It's not surprising, since like Instagram, it...
Can This Video Startup Become The Next Billion Dollar App Company?

Here's Why Adobe Just Bought My Startup For $150 Million (ADBE)

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Scott Belskey is the CEO of Behance, a startup that Adobe bought earlier this month for a reported $150 million. Why did the deal happen? We have two answers from you. One is from Splat-F's Dan Frommer, who says this is a smart deal because Behance, a network for creative people,...
Here's Why Adobe Just Bought My Startup For $150 Million (ADBE)
YouTube Opens A Production Space In Tokyo To Help Creators Make Better Videos
Creative portfolio showcase Behance gets $6.5M from USV, Jeff Bezos

Social App Pheed Brings Streaming Pay-Per-View to Mobile

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There’s a reason social app Pheed has catered to the creative community in the six months since it launched. It’s an amalgam of sites like Instagram and video and audio sharing apps, where creatives can retain rights to their content and monetize it if they want. Think of it as...
Social App Pheed Brings Streaming Pay-Per-View to Mobile

Tumblr’s editorial hires lead to “Storyboard,” a hub to feature creative users

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Back in early February, word got out that Tumblr had hired an editorial team to surface noteworthy content from the network. Now, Tumblr has announced the results of this initiative, which takes the form of Storyboard, a hub for in-depth conversations with Tumblr’s creative community. We had known that Tumblr’s editorial team...
Tumblr’s editorial hires lead to “Storyboard,” a hub to feature creative users

Must Read: CCIA Sets US IP Czar Straight On Intellectual Property

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A few days ago, I posted the letter I submitted to the White House IP Czar, Victoria Espinel, concerning her request for comments on the strategic plan for IP enforcement. It was a bit troubling that the questions asked in the RFC focused solely on increased enforcement and the amount...
Must Read: CCIA Sets US IP Czar Straight On Intellectual Property

How Do You Market a TV Show Without a TV Network? Ask Netflix

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TV networks may have plenty of flaws, but one thing they’re really good at is promoting other TV shows. But here comes Netflix, which is getting into the TV show business, but doesn’t have any experience promoting TV shows.  And it doesn’t have its own TV network to do the...
How Do You Market a TV Show Without a TV Network? Ask Netflix

Amazon to pay royalties for fan fiction in new 'Kindle Worlds' program

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Ready to write some fan fic? Amazon may have some money for you. The company says it will license rights to popular books, games, movies and other content to let independent authors write their own stories based on those worlds, and receive royalties from sales of their fan fiction through...
Amazon to pay royalties for fan fiction in new 'Kindle Worlds' program

Adobe acquires massive portfolio sharing network Behance to make Creative Cloud social

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In a mind-blowing move, Adobe has acquired NY-based Behance, a massive portfolio sharing network for creatives which served up 90 million views last month, for an undisclosed amount. With this deal, Adobe plans to deeply integrate Behance into its Creative Cloud subscription service. Calling Behance “a very logical fit,” Adobe has made this...
Adobe acquires massive portfolio sharing network Behance to make Creative Cloud social

Movie crowdsourcing company Mofilm taps Audiosocket’s indie music licensing platform

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Music-licensing technology company Audiosocket has announced a partnership that will see film-contest community Mofilm tap its catalog of 38,000 tracks from more than 2,000 emerging bands, composers and record labels. We last covered Audiosocket back in September, when it partnered with Vimeo to offer its silo of independent music to...
Movie crowdsourcing company Mofilm taps Audiosocket’s indie music licensing platform
The minds behind the new Myspace discuss how to build a 'creative community'

Adobe to Acquire Behance in Bid to Boost Online Business

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Adobe Systems Inc. has agreed to acquire privately held social media platform Behance as it seeks to enhance its online creative services business. No terms were given for the deal. “Behance will play a key role in Adobe’s efforts to serve the creative world in the years to come and...
Adobe to Acquire Behance in Bid to Boost Online Business
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Hipstamatic launches monthly iPad Magazine “Snap” and global art project, “Make Beautiful”

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As Instagram becomes increasingly consumer, Hipstamatic holds quite a bit of promise for becoming the go-to provider for the more artistic breed of mobile users. Now, on its way to becoming a full-blown authority for iPhoneographers everywhere, the company is launching a free iPad magazine, Snap (available later today), and a global art...
Hipstamatic launches monthly iPad Magazine “Snap” and global art project, “Make Beautiful”

COMMON, an accelerator for social change, needs innovators for Pitch Milwaukee

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Back in December we wrote about COMMON, a creative community for accelerating social change, and COMMON Pitch NYC. That event highlighted the brightest ideas for collaborative consumption — the ways social technologies help us to borrow, share and trade everything we need. Now, COMMON is back in our sights, following its Threadless typography competition, with a...
COMMON, an accelerator for social change, needs innovators for Pitch Milwaukee
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