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Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson to step down, according to AllThingsD

Loeb to Yahoo: What is this board waiting for?

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Appointing a committee to look into how another committee did its job was like throwing red meat at Daniel Loeb, the dissident Yahoo shareholder who has moved from wanting seats on the board to demanding CEO Scott Thompson’s head on a platter. Loeb wants an interim CEO appointed now, suggesting...
Loeb to Yahoo: What is this board waiting for?

Pearson sells its 50% stake in South Africa's BDFM, as it looks to focus on global business news

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With Pearson entering the final stages of merging its Penguin subsidiary with Random House, the multinational publishing behemoth has now agreed to sell its 50% stake in South Africa’s Business Day and Financial Mail (BDFM) to Times Media Group (TMG), which now takes its ownership to 100%. BDFM is the...
Pearson sells its 50% stake in South Africa's BDFM, as it looks to focus on global business news

Report: Thompson Out, Media Man Levinsohn In As Yahoo’s Interim CEO

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We’re still confirming the news with Yahoo but AllThingsD’s Kara Swisher is reporting that as of tomorrow, Scott Thompson will be leaving his role as CEO of Yahoo, and getting replaced, on an interim basis, by Ross Levinsohn, currently the global media head. Thompson’s position has been mired in controversy...
Report: Thompson Out, Media Man Levinsohn In As Yahoo’s Interim CEO

New Ebook Player? UK Supermarket Giant Sainsbury’s Buys HMV’s 64%b Stake In Anobii For £1

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A sudden, but perhaps unsurprising, bit of e-book M&A today in the UK: the music and entertainment company HMV is selling its 64 percent stake in e-book retailer Anobii to the supermarket chain Sainsbury’s, for the princely sum of £1 ($1.55). The deal will give Sainsbury’s a jump start into...
New Ebook Player? UK Supermarket Giant Sainsbury’s Buys HMV’s 64%b Stake In Anobii For £1

Comcast nabs rest of NBC Universal from GE, including 30 Rock properties, for $16.7b

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Global media and technology company Comcast Corporation will purchase the remaining 49 percent ownership stake in NBCUniversal from General Electric. The deal will see GE receiving approximately $16.7 billion from the purchase and give Comcast complete control over the media company. In addition to the purchase, NBCUniversal will purchase properties it used...
Comcast nabs rest of NBC Universal from GE, including 30 Rock properties, for $16.7b

Twitter And Nielsen Announce Partnership To Create New Twitter-Based TV Rating

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Nielsen and Twitter just announced a deal for something called the Nielsen Twitter TV rating, which they’re hoping to turn into the standard metric for measuring the conversation that a TV show spurs on Twitter. The companies say they’re planning to make the rating available commercially in fall of 2013....
Twitter And Nielsen Announce Partnership To Create New Twitter-Based TV Rating

Nielsen acquires Vizu to boost online ad measurement powers

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TV and online audience analytics firm Nielsen has acquired ad tech startup Vizu, a move that will help the company optimize online ad effectiveness and cross-platform measurement. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. However, unlike many acquisition agreements, Vizu’s tech will be integrated immediately into Nielsen’s offerings....
Nielsen acquires Vizu to boost online ad measurement powers

Opera launches Opera Mediaworks to unite its ad businesses, form world's largest mobile ad platform

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Opera has united its mobile advertising businesses under one roof after it launched Opera Mediaworks as a fully-owned subsidiary, which it says is the world’s largest mobile ad platform. The business amalgamates a number of the publishing and advertising services that Opera has bought in recent times, in addition to a new...
Opera launches Opera Mediaworks to unite its ad businesses, form world's largest mobile ad platform

Decision on possible new LTE network from Dish coming soon, FCC says

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Those that follow play-by-play coverage of spectrum sales may know that Dish owns a prime chunk of spectrum originally allocated for satellite use. But the company has been trying to get the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to let that spectrum be re-purposed for terrestrial, mobile broadband use—better known as...
Decision on possible new LTE network from Dish coming soon, FCC says
Pandora to be ranked against broadcast radio with Nielsen-Arbitron merger

Yahoo ex-interim CEO named Guggenheim Digital Media chief

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Yahoo's former interim chief executive officer Ross Levinsohn has been appointed chief executive of Guggenheim Digital media, the digital distribution avenue of private equity firm Guggenheim Partners. The company operates Prometheus Global Media, publisher of Adweek, Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, and others.......
Yahoo ex-interim CEO named Guggenheim Digital Media chief

Two moves that tell you everything you need to know about Twitter's future

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We’ve been writing a lot lately about the transformation that Twitter is going through — one that has seen it shift from being a kind of real-time information utility to being a global media entity, and how that has led the company to restrict access to its API, in order...
Two moves that tell you everything you need to know about Twitter's future

University Ventures' UV Labs brings data-driven services to higher ed

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University Ventures, a $100 million fund created earlier this year to invest in higher education companies, announced Monday that it has launched a startup of its own. Led by Satish Menon, former CTO of the Apollo Group (which owns for-profit education giant University of Phoenix), UV Labs will partner with...
University Ventures' UV Labs brings data-driven services to higher ed

Nielsen: This Is The Golden Age Of Television

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The so-called Golden Age of Television technically started in the 1950s when droves of people started transitioning from radio to television. But at Business Insider's IGNITION conference today, Nielsen executive Steve Hasker said that in a lot of ways, this is the golden age of television. Hasker is president of global...
Nielsen: This Is The Golden Age Of Television

Levinsohn Unlikely to Stay at Yahoo, as Mayer Begins Her Talent Search

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According to sources both inside and outside of Yahoo, outgoing interim CEO Ross Levinsohn — who lost the race for the company’s top job to Google exec Marissa Mayer — is unlikely to remain at the company. The board, who unanimously bypassed the media-focused exec to select a candidate...
Levinsohn Unlikely to Stay at Yahoo, as Mayer Begins Her Talent Search

FRICTION AT AOL: Arianna Is A Huge 'Headache'… But Also The Most Valuable Person At AOL (AOL)

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A year after AOL acquired The Huffington Post for $350 million, sources say AOL CEO Tim Armstrong is getting frustrated with working with Arianna Huffington, who became President at AOL after the deal.   So is Arianna on her way out? Is Tim? A source close to AOL and its...
FRICTION AT AOL: Arianna Is A Huge 'Headache'… But Also The Most Valuable Person At AOL (AOL)

Levinsohn's Management Musical Chairs at Yahoo (Internal Memo)

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Here’s a memo that interim Yahoo CEO Ross Levinsohn sent his troops earlier today about some management switcheroos. No surprise that ousted CEO Scott Thompson’s hire from his former job at eBay’s PayPal unit is gone — just-installed-a-minute-ago commerce leader Sam Schrauger — is gone. (Also out, but not in...
Levinsohn's Management Musical Chairs at Yahoo (Internal Memo)

Music service Omnifone on acquisition trail as it moves to profit

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White-label digital music vendor Omnifone has acquired Swedish indie online music distributor Global Media Bank, and looks set to bolt on more companies over the next year. CEO Jeff Hughes tells paidContent the company – which powers Sony Music Unlimited, Rara and a service for BlackBerry – turned a £3.8...
Music service Omnifone on acquisition trail as it moves to profit
Watchdog group reveals ‘Enemies of the Internet’ list for 2012

Meet Yahoo's new (interim) CEO, Ross Levinsohn

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Newly named to helm the troubled Internet pioneer, Levinsohn has a long history with Fox and other Big Media outlets, and most recently headed up Yahoo's global-media business. [Read more]...
Meet Yahoo's new (interim) CEO, Ross Levinsohn

PwC: Entertainment & Media Spend Was $1.6 Trillion in 2011; Will Rise To $2.1T By 2016 With Digital Leading Growth

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Global spend on entertainment and media services, according to a new Global Media and Entertainment Outlook report out from PwC, will reach $2.1 trillion by 2016, from $1.6 trillion in 2011. But the continuing change to digital over physical distribution will mean that growth will come at a slower pace...
PwC: Entertainment & Media Spend Was $1.6 Trillion in 2011; Will Rise To $2.1T By 2016 With Digital Leading Growth

Does Yahoo even know how to be a modern media company?

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Now that Yahoo has managed to make its way through yet another CEO shuffle — its sixth in just five years — the former portal has to get back to the main task at hand: namely, figuring out what its future looks like. By replacing Scott Thompson with Ross...
Does Yahoo even know how to be a modern media company?

Rumor Has It This Googler Will Be Marissa Mayer's First Big Hire At Yahoo (GOOG, YHOO)

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Four separate industry sources tell us they have heard that new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's first big hire will be Henrique De Castro, Google's president of "Global Media, Mobile & Platforms." None of these sources know what De Castro's job will be, but one suggested his responsibilties will be "sales and...
Rumor Has It This Googler Will Be Marissa Mayer's First Big Hire At Yahoo (GOOG, YHOO)

Yahoo: Who is Ross Levinsohn?

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Yahoo is now looking for its fourth chief executive since September, after the company announced Sunday that chief executive Scott Thompson had left. Holding down the fort at the company now is Ross Levinsohn, the firm’s head of global media, who is serving as interim CEO. Read full article >>...
Yahoo: Who is Ross Levinsohn?

Procter & Gamble, Visa, Citi topline Yahoo Olympic sponsor roster

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Having already committed to what might be the most ambitious event coverage in its history, Yahoo on Tuesday revealed some of the key sponsors backing its London Olympic Games coverage: Citi, Visa, Transamerica and Procter & Gamble headline a list of more than a dozen adveritsers. “This will be the...
Procter & Gamble, Visa, Citi topline Yahoo Olympic sponsor roster

paidContent 2012: fads vs. the future

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paidContent 2012: “At the Crossroads” features the best minds in global media who will debate how to make money from content and create scalable, sustainable media enterprises. Now in its third year, this one-day, highly interactive forum looks at the biggest opportunities in digital media and chats with the most...
paidContent 2012: fads vs. the future

Slacker Radio embraces Pussy Riot through 'Protest' station

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There's been plenty of talk about Russian feminist punk collective Pussy Riot in the global media over the past few weeks, but the neon-ski-mask-donning assemblage's music isn't particularly easy to come by here in the States. Streaming music service Slacker is throwing some weight behind the group by adding...
Slacker Radio embraces Pussy Riot through 'Protest' station

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)

GM Opts Out of Q2 Upfront Buys

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General Motors has thrown the transmission in reverse, exercising options to cancel a substantial portion of its second quarter upfront commitments. According to several sources, GM has pulled out of nearly 50 percent of its Q2 upfront buys in broadcast and cable, the maximum allowable under the terms of...
GM Opts Out of Q2 Upfront Buys
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