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Xbox, iTunes, and the massive money found in selling entertainment

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iTunes is a big, profitable business for Apple. Revenue for the iTunes marketplace rose 32 percent in Apple’s most recent quarter to more than $4 billion. According to the Apple, iTunes is on track to bring in $16 billion in 2013. That’s exceptionally impressive. However, when those numbers came out,...
Xbox, iTunes, and the massive money found in selling entertainment
With New Device and Content Partnerships, Redux is Becoming Connected TV Infrastructure

500 Startups-Backed Tapastic Raises $750,000 To Bring Webtoons To US-Based Comic Fans

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First Gagnam Style. Now Webtoons. Both are Korean phenomenons, and now both are available for U.S. audiences. The latter comes thanks to a new platform called Tapastic, which aims to help artists share and find an audience for their bite-sized web comics. According to Tapastic founder Chang Kim, Webtoons are...
500 Startups-Backed Tapastic Raises $750,000 To Bring Webtoons To US-Based Comic Fans

Time Warner CEO: Cord cutters not an issue, "cord nevers" might be

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Few people are trading in their cable services for digital alternatives, according to Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes. He argues that “cord cutting” is overstated and that the phenomenon is limited to a small segment of low income Americans. Speaking Friday morning in New York, Bewkes also expressed confidence that...
Time Warner CEO: Cord cutters not an issue, "cord nevers" might be

Why In The World Should Instagram Allow Twitter To Scrape Its Photos? (FB, DIS, CMSCA, GOOG)

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It used to be that when an Instagram user took a photo and then shared it with Twitter, that photo would show up in the Twitter user's tweet on Twitter.com and Twitter's various apps. Then, last week, Instagram crippled this feature, only allowing Twitter to display cropped photos. Today, Instagram...
Why In The World Should Instagram Allow Twitter To Scrape Its Photos? (FB, DIS, CMSCA, GOOG)

European video ad network Ebuzzing to expand into the US after 79% year-on-year revenue jump in 2012

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Editor’s note: This article by Trista Bridges originally appeared on Rude Baguette, which covers the Internet and technology sector in France, combining breaking news with in-depth analysis. Ebuzzing, the leading European platform for video advertising distribution, has announced very strong results for 2012, having achieved $52 million in revenues which is a 79% increase over 2011.  This...
European video ad network Ebuzzing to expand into the US after 79% year-on-year revenue jump in 2012
Amid the crunch, VCs subtly remind entrepreneurs what angels can't do
Valve confirms Steam Box coming in 2013, says it will compete with next-gen consoles

Online Radio Service TuneIn Comes To Tesla's Model S, Now Available On 200 Platforms

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TuneIn‘s online radio service that lets people listen to music, sports and news on their smartphones and on the web, just announced that it is now available on 200 different distribution platforms. The platforms include everything from smartphones, home entertainment systems, connected TV and – most recently – connected cars....
Online Radio Service TuneIn Comes To Tesla's Model S, Now Available On 200 Platforms

It’s not about piracy, it’s about a failure to adapt

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The threat of rampant piracy — the downloading and re-distribution of what the content industries claim are billions of dollars worth of intellectual property — is continually raised to justify ever-more-draconian laws such as the recently proposed SOPA and PIPA bills. While they have been shelved (at least for...
It’s not about piracy, it’s about a failure to adapt

Blip Networks Hires New CEO Four Months After Cofounders Left

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Ms. Day. Q: How long does it take to find a new CEO after you raise $12 million? A: Not that long, it turns out. Go figure. Brooklyn-based Blip, which recently dropped the .tv and added a Networks, may not be a startup anymore. It's more than six years old, its...
Blip Networks Hires New CEO Four Months After Cofounders Left

Zynga CEO Mark Pincus says 'no thanks' to console gaming, isn't worried about a life detached from Facebook

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Zynga CEO and founder Mark Pincus just took the stage here at D10, and in a wide-ranging conversion with Kara Swisher, he sidestepped conversation about Words With Friends and Farmville long enough to touch on the murky world of console gaming. In a bid to quell any potential surprises...
Zynga CEO Mark Pincus says 'no thanks' to console gaming, isn't worried about a life detached from Facebook

Romney’s Former Firm Bain Capital Joins $12 M Round In Brooklyn-Based Blip Networks

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Finally, a Bain Capital story that doesn't involve the term "vulture capital." This morning, Blip, a video network highlighting original web series, announced a financing round of more than $12 million. Bain Capital Ventures, Canaan Partners, and other previous investors contributed $6.5 million as well as debt from Silicon...
Romney’s Former Firm Bain Capital Joins $12 M Round In Brooklyn-Based Blip Networks

The Morning Lowdown 3-26-12

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»  Trust Buster Takes Hard Line As E-Book Probe Continues (Wall Street Journal) »  How Chicago Is Beating Silicon Valley At The Patent Game (paidContent) »  Pinterest revises terms of service, gives up right to sell your content (VentureBeat) »  Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) Appoints Three New Directors in a...
The Morning Lowdown 3-26-12

A field guide to ad-free distribution platforms

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As major content providers and independent creators alike experiment with various new ways of making money off web video, a number of new sites are popping up, rejecting the idea of ad-supported business models. Nothing is ever free, though: To make up for the lack of ads, all of these...
A field guide to ad-free distribution platforms

Sony Shakes Things Up Under New CEO, Reorganizes For The Post-PC Era

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Sony enters a new era April 1st. On that day Kazuo Hirai will replace Sir. Howard Stringer as Sony’s president and CEO. The challenges ahead are massive. Sony is facing a financial and organizational calamity. Sony is simply too big and has fallen too far and Hirai is tasked to...
Sony Shakes Things Up Under New CEO, Reorganizes For The Post-PC Era

YouTube set to launch Spotify rival as music-streaming gets crowded

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YouTube, which has been quietly talking to music studios for months, is poised to launch a streaming service this year according to Fortune. The report says the service will mimic Spotify by offering listeners a choice between an ad-supported model and a paid subscription version. The arrival of the YouTube music venture...
YouTube set to launch Spotify rival as music-streaming gets crowded

Cartoon Network may take on Angry Birds with own digital IP

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'I don't think everything has to be created as a show,' says Turner Animation boss Stuart SnyderCartoon Network is considering developing original content as apps and games first rather than as TV shows, in an effort to create its own digital brands to rival the likes of Angry Birds."One of...
Cartoon Network may take on Angry Birds with own digital IP

Final Nail In The Joost Coffin: Adconion Rebrands, Folds Video Service Into Smartclip

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Looks like the final frame has been reached for Joost, the online video service originally started by Skype founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis and then eventually sold to the Adconion Media Group: Adconion today announced that it would fold in and rebrand Joost Media into smartclip, a video advertising...
Final Nail In The Joost Coffin: Adconion Rebrands, Folds Video Service Into Smartclip

Mayhem, chaos and the Just Cause 2 multiplayer mod

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I mentioned this JC2-MP six months ago when it was first generating some popularity in the PC gaming world. It was chaotic, buggy and a ton of fun. If you own Just Cause 2 (which is ridiculously cheap on most digital distribution platforms, including Steam) you need to play this...
Mayhem, chaos and the Just Cause 2 multiplayer mod

Discover new revenue models for media at paidContent Live 2013

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Our conference is called paidContent Live, but the “paid” and “content” parts of that phrase have been undergoing fundamental disruption. The maturation of digital media, new content-creation and distribution platforms, and new media players of all kinds are changing the way media is consumed, created, distributed and, most importantly, the way...
Discover new revenue models for media at paidContent Live 2013

May 23: Talking content and its future at paidContent 2012

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On February 8, 2012, we acquired paidContent, a media industry publication. As I explained at the time, our decision to buy the site — and its stellar editorial team — continued GigaOM’s strategy: If we see a hot market, we double down on it. We knew the iPhone will lead...
May 23: Talking content and its future at paidContent 2012

France’s new president poised to strike out 3-strikes law

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Content owners have been hoping that France’s controversial HADOPI scheme for disconnecting file-sharers might provide a model for the rest of the world. Now, the fate of the plan is in confusion (like much else in France) after last week’s election that brought Socialist Francois Hollande to power. The French...
France’s new president poised to strike out 3-strikes law

Discover new revenue models for media at paidContent Live 2013

paidcontent.org
Our conference is called paidContent Live, but the “paid” and “content” parts of that phrase have been undergoing fundamental disruption. The maturation of digital media, new content-creation and distribution platforms, and new media players of all kinds are changing the way media is consumed, created, distributed and, most importantly, paid for....
Discover new revenue models for media at paidContent Live 2013

How News Companies Decide On Using Different Types Of Media For Stories

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With the plethora of channels available to reach viewers, publishers now need to manage multiple formats, mediums, and distribution platforms.  The question of whether to do a text article or a photo essay may have been among the first to challenge publishers back in the old, print-only world. Now that...
How News Companies Decide On Using Different Types Of Media For Stories
VHX For Artists now open for distribution and disruption

Blockbuster Australian film will become first to premiere on Facebook in the US

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Facebook is about to get it first box office coup as Tomorrow, When the War Began, an Australian smash hit title, is to become the first film to be released on the social network at the same time that it hits cinemas in the US. The film will be available on...
Blockbuster Australian film will become first to premiere on Facebook in the US

Spanish accelerator Mola.com raises $1.6m and invests in 7 more startups

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The Spanish startup accelerator Mola.com has closed a round of financing of US$1.6m (€1.2m), its co-founder Enrique Dubois has announced. Thanks to this new funding, Mola.com has also managed to invest in 7 Spanish early-stage startups it will accelerate from Palma de Mallorca, where it is based. This new batch comes in addition to...
Spanish accelerator Mola.com raises $1.6m and invests in 7 more startups

Video Network Blip Drops '.tv', Picks Up $12 Million

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Another signal of the growing attention being paid to the streaming video sector, and specifically the growing emphasis on made-for-web content: online video network Blip.tv announced a $12-million round of funding, and a rebranding. Now it’s known simply as “Blip.” The round of funding includes participation from Bain Capital...
Video Network Blip Drops '.tv', Picks Up $12 Million
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