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BBC Builds Out Its iPlayer Empire With New iOS And Web Apps For Radio Service

Why Twitter Loves TV (Video)

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Twitter has been trying to attach itself to TV, and the TV advertising business, for years. Unlike other digital platforms, though, Twitter has been trying to tell the TV business that it comes in peace – it doesn’t want to disrupt TV, but extend TV. CEO Dick Costolo made the...
Why Twitter Loves TV (Video)
Zinio's new subscription product only solves half a problem
INFOGRAPHIC: Inside The Massive Mobile Video Ecosystem
INFOGRAPHIC: The Booming Mobile Video Ecosystem Explained
Citing "The Math," HBO's Alison Moore Says There Are Still No Plans For Standalone HBO GO In The U.S.

Chart: TV still trounces web for advertising impact

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Those who think digital platforms are the ultimate in advertising may want to check these facts. GfK survey data published by Deloitte on Thursday shows that most consumers still consider TV the most impactful advertising medium. As our chart shows, only three percent of people think web banners and video...
Chart: TV still trounces web for advertising impact

In the War Between Apps vs. HTML5, Goko Tries to Make Cross-Platform Gaming Work

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Today, Goko is unveiling its platform that helps developers build cross-platform games using HTML5, the controversial technology that many say isn’t ready for primetime. But, contrary to popular opinion, Goko argues that it is possible — and has games to prove it. The reason why the subject is worth debating...
In the War Between Apps vs. HTML5, Goko Tries to Make Cross-Platform Gaming Work

Local newspapers' crisis: ex-editor on how to reverse decline

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Today's extract from What do we mean by local?* is taken from a chapter by former Hull Daily Mail editor John Meehan.He argues that the industry needs to get on to the front foot in order to build a secure future. To that end, he has come up with something...
Local newspapers' crisis: ex-editor on how to reverse decline

Sun paywall set at £2 with access to Premier League football highlights

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Charge will come into effect in August after £30m deal is struck for rights to all 380 Premier League matches a seasonThe Sun is to introduce a paywall from 1 August with a £2 per week charge, including access to Premier League football highlights.Mike Darcey, the chief executive of News...
Sun paywall set at £2 with access to Premier League football highlights

CreativeLIVE Lands $7.5M From Greylock For Its Free, Online Classroom For Creative Entrepreneurs

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With the rise of massive online open course platforms (a.k.a. “MOOCs”) like Khan Academy and Coursera, a new model of online learning has emerged, promising quality, affordable education at scale. This new generation of educational platforms offer alternatives to expensive degrees programs and physical classrooms in the hopes of ushering...
CreativeLIVE Lands $7.5M From Greylock For Its Free, Online Classroom For Creative Entrepreneurs

J. K. Rowling's Pottermore to launch on PlayStation Home

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J. K. Rowling’s virtual Harry Potter community Pottermore is launching on Sony’s PlayStation Home, the company’s free social gaming platform. Users of Pottermore’s website will be able to link their Pottermore.com accounts to their PlayStation Network IDs. Pottermore at Playstation Home will be available in April. According to an announcement...
J. K. Rowling's Pottermore to launch on PlayStation Home
We’ve got hard data: Netflix really is killing Nickelodeon

Why media owners are losing out on potential digital ad revenues

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Although digital media revenues continue to grow, publishers risk losing control of selling process to agencies and advertisersMedia owners are losing control of their data and their ability to command the maximum value for their audiences, and many don't realise it. The reason? Advertisers and agencies are dropping cookies on...
Why media owners are losing out on potential digital ad revenues

JOB OF THE WEEK: Bloomberg Digital

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Check out the Business Insider Jobs section >> As part of our new partnership with SimplyHired.com, each week we'll feature one of the awesome jobs advertised on the Business Insider jobs board. Business Development Manager Bloomberg Digital Why it’s cool: You'll get to work on partnerships for one of the...
JOB OF THE WEEK: Bloomberg Digital
How the Weather Company survived a 1000% traffic spike during Hurricane Sandy

Rally.org's Donations Data Shows Us America's Stingiest States

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Thanks to digital platforms and the increasing importance of social media, we’re getting better data for this election campaign than ever before. Who attracts the most chatter on Twitter? That’s Obama. You’re a candidate and want to know where your donors live? NationBuilder can help you with that. What...
Rally.org's Donations Data Shows Us America's Stingiest States

Survey: Chinese students use tech for learning more than their U.S. counterparts

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As we’ve reported previously, it’s boom time for technology in K-12 education in the U.S. But a survey from Dell  suggests that American students’ use of technology for learning is trailing that of their Chinese counterparts. The study, which was conducted by Penn Schoen Berland, included 1,575 interviews with students,...
Survey: Chinese students use tech for learning more than their U.S. counterparts

Study Suggests 50 Percent Local Search Happening In Apps

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Localeze, 15 Miles and comScore released findings from their 5th Local Search Study. The survey of 4,000 US adults (together with behavioral data) documents how consumers search for and find local business information across digital platforms. It’s a pretty comprehensive study and there are a... Please visit Search Engine Land...
Study Suggests 50 Percent Local Search Happening In Apps

Confirmed: Revision3 acquired by Discovery Communications

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One of the Internet’s first big web video networks, Revision3 is getting acquired by Discovery Communications, the company that owns familiar cable networks such as the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), and Science Channel. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but earlier reports...
Confirmed: Revision3 acquired by Discovery Communications

Rovio announces Angry Birds book app: Live from Frankfurt Book Fair

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Rovio Entertainment, the Finnish company whose “Angry Birds” app has now been downloaded over 1 billion times, announced its first book app, an iOS cookbook app called “Bad Piggies’ Best Egg Recipes,” at the Frankfurt Book Fair on Thursday afternoon. The print version of the book, which Rovio published last...
Rovio announces Angry Birds book app: Live from Frankfurt Book Fair

Guardian's 'digital-first' means more losses, more lay-offs

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Guardian News & Media is re-opening its voluntary redundancy programme after its “digital-first” survival strategy‘s first year resulted in much higher company losses. Operating loss grew 42 percent from £33.1 million to £44.2 million ($69 million) – blamed by the publisher on “investment in digital platforms and set-up costs for...
Guardian's 'digital-first' means more losses, more lay-offs

EA's Digital Sales Can't Offset Falling Console Revenue

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Electronic Arts, a bellwether for how well the videogame market is doing, fell short of analyst expectations in the third quarter due to a drop in console game sales. “The quarter was tougher than we thought,” said EA’s CFO Blake Jorgensen. “There was a big slowdown in the console business industrywide.” In addition to...
EA's Digital Sales Can't Offset Falling Console Revenue

Industry Moves: Custom Content Council; Financial Times; 7digital; News Ltd

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The latest hires in the digital media and tech industry… Custom Content Council: Dow Jones Content Lab President Andrew Seibert has been elected chairman. He replaces Meredith Xcelerated Marketing’s CMO, Keith Sedlak, who has led the organization since 2010. Joining Seibert on the Custom Content Council board are five...
Industry Moves: Custom Content Council; Financial Times; 7digital; News Ltd
Google's Flirtation With Being A Hardware Company Is Over

Game ratings board creates a no-cost service for putting content labels on digital games

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The video game industry’s ratings board has figured out a way to put parent-advisory rating for all games that are delivered via digital means.The new systems will allow developers and publishers to obtain a rating for a game using a streamlined process that allows for self-rating of games, with...
Game ratings board creates a no-cost service for putting content labels on digital games

Press Start: Gearbox buys Homeworld, Nordic Games buys Darksiders and more

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Plus, Xbox 720 rumour round-up, new Vlambeer cloning row, and games industry event planned in lovely Leamington SpaA selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.Gearbox Software has acquired the Homeworld franchise | GamasutraThe intergalactic real-time strategy sim is now in the company of Borderlands and Aliens: Colonial Marines...
Press Start: Gearbox buys Homeworld, Nordic Games buys Darksiders and more
PSA: PlayStation Network going offline for 13 hours of maintenance today at 9AM ET
US, EU regulators approve Universal-EMI music deal

Five signs VoD website deal with CBS

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US network's TV.com will show Neighbours, Home and Away and The Gadget ShowChannel Five has signed a deal with CBS to make programmes available on the US network's on-demand video website TV.com.The partnership is a coup for CBS, allowing it to steal a march on its US rivals ABC, Fox...
Five signs VoD website deal with CBS
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