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CBS Will Sue Aereo In Boston, Preferably In The Alternate Reality Where CBS Is Winning

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ChurchHatesTucker points us to the latest news about Aereo, the service that has been facing endless opposition and jumping through countless legal hoops just to be able to offer a simple service that lets people watch public TV broadcasts online. Undaunted, Aereo recently announced plans to launch in Boston,...
CBS Will Sue Aereo In Boston, Preferably In The Alternate Reality Where CBS Is Winning

Facebook Home May Not Be A Total Dud, But It's Certainly Not Doing That Well (FB, GOOG)

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Don't rush to too many conclusions on this, but Rich Greenfield at BTIG put together a chart looking at Facebook Home's ranking in the Google Play store. Home may not be a massive dud, but it's certainly not a hit. After peaking at #50 on April 19, it's started fading...
Facebook Home May Not Be A Total Dud, But It's Certainly Not Doing That Well (FB, GOOG)

NYT Public Editor: Tesla Review Shows Problems With Precision and Judgement

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In a blog post published Monday, New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan said the Times' February 8 review of the Tesla Model S was flawed by "not especially" good judgement and imprecise note-taking. The post, on the Public Editor's Journal, addressed the debate generated by reporter John Broder's negative...
NYT Public Editor: Tesla Review Shows Problems With Precision and Judgement

Why This Analyst Says A Walmart 'Deception' Is Overwhelming Facebook With Spam (FB, WMT)

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Walmart is breaking Facebook's rules for advertisers and overwhelming the social network with spam ads, Rich Greenfield, a media equities analyst at BTIG, wrote in a note to investors seen by Business Insider. Greenfield cut his rating on FB to "sell" in part because of what he thinks are flaws...
Why This Analyst Says A Walmart 'Deception' Is Overwhelming Facebook With Spam (FB, WMT)

As Zynga Burns To The Ground, CEO Mark Pincus Hints He Wants To Go Private (ZNGA)

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Zynga went public at a stock price around $10 in December, reached highs near $15, and is now closer to $2. The place is burning down, and employees and executives are fleeing. This week, the company pre-announced disaster ous Q3 earnings So what's CEO Mark Pincus thinking about where this...
As Zynga Burns To The Ground, CEO Mark Pincus Hints He Wants To Go Private (ZNGA)

Giving Tuesday encourages shoppers to spread the word and share the wealth

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Charities, communities and businesses join together to launch official day to raise awareness around charitable givingBill Gates sent a tweet on Tuesday night that immediately ricocheted around the internet.Everyone knows about #BlackFriday & #CyberMonday. Now help me spread the word about #GivingTuesday: b-gat.es/Uoybz2-- Bill Gates (@BillGates) November 27, 2012"Over 1,000...
Giving Tuesday encourages shoppers to spread the word and share the wealth
Elon Musk should let his data do the talking
India's VC Firms, Angels See Investing Slowdown, More Caution, Study Finds

HBO Hangs On To Universal's Movies

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HBO has renewed a pact with Universal Pictures, which will keep the studio’s movies, like “Ted” and “Bourne Legacy” on the pay cable channel through 2022. HBO, which normally plays up the value of its original productions like “Game of Thrones,” says that 84 percent of its conventional TV viewing*...
HBO Hangs On To Universal's Movies

The Case Against Facebook's Mobile Ads

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iStockphoto Facebook thinks it has figured out how to sell mobile ads, after all. And it made sure to tell Wall Street last month. But at least one analyst isn’t convinced that Facebook has cracked the code. BTIG’s Rich Greenfield has seen a lot of Facebook’s ads on his phone recently,...
The Case Against Facebook's Mobile Ads

Why DreamWorks' AwesomenessTV Deal Paid Off Big For Hollywood Agency UTA

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DreamWorks’ deal to buy AwesomenessTV marks the first time a big media company has bought a made-for-YouTube network. A couple days after the acquisition was announced, lots of people are still trying to figure out what that means for the Web video business: Did Jeffrey Katzenberg buy a business,...
Why DreamWorks' AwesomenessTV Deal Paid Off Big For Hollywood Agency UTA

Facebook's Q4 Revenue Will 'Explode' Now That It's Stuffing Ads Into The Mobile App (FB)

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Facebook has been upgraded by bearish BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield from a sell to neutral rating this morning. Greenfield believes Facebook revenue will "explode" in Q4 because the company is stuffing more ads in the news feed of the mobile app. Here are his updated estimates: Q4 ad revenues now...
Facebook's Q4 Revenue Will 'Explode' Now That It's Stuffing Ads Into The Mobile App (FB)

Amazon Touts "Downton Abbey" Exclusive

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Netflix isn’t the only streaming video service that wants your attention today: Amazon is announcing that it has purchased the exclusive streaming rights to “Downton Abbey,” which will kick in later this year. Both Netflix and Hulu Plus currently stream some episodes of the hit PBS series. Amazon’s deal had...
Amazon Touts "Downton Abbey" Exclusive
Divvy Is Photo Consumption And Sharing Done Right

Facebook's Ads Are Terrible, It's Amazing The Company Will Do $4 Billion In Ad Sales -- Analyst

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Skip the Facebook IPO unless you can buy it at the pricing range of $28-$35 , says BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield, in a big report (paywalled). Based on Greenfield's model, he thinks the company will be trading at $41.50 in twelve months, therefore buying the IPO at the high end...
Facebook's Ads Are Terrible, It's Amazing The Company Will Do $4 Billion In Ad Sales -- Analyst

Heart of Smartness: A Tech Accelerator for Africa

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Africa has most of the elements required for technology innovation. What it doesn't have is a startup culture where smart young entrepreneurs can grow their ideas into companies. So Mbwana Alliy is creating the Savannah Fund fund to help them. Alliy is managing partner of the Savannah Fund, a $10...
Heart of Smartness: A Tech Accelerator for Africa
CBS threatens to sue Aereo again, this time in Boston

As Netflix Pops Its Poison Pill, Wall Street Struggles to Find Icahn a Buyer

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Last week Carl Icahn took a big stake in Netflix, and announced that he wanted someone to buy the company. Here’s the next step: Netflix has adopted a “poison pill” provision, designed to keep Icahn from acquiring any more of the company. This is straight out of the Icahn v....
As Netflix Pops Its Poison Pill, Wall Street Struggles to Find Icahn a Buyer

FACEBOOK'S WORST NIGHTMARE: After GM, Here's How The Other Dominoes Could Fall

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General Motors' decision to cancel the entirety of its $10 million Facebook ad budget is, arguably, the second major shoe to drop on the social network's ad budget. Back in January, Procter & Gamble CEO Bob McDonald told Wall Street he was scaling back his company's $10 billion annual ad...
FACEBOOK'S WORST NIGHTMARE: After GM, Here's How The Other Dominoes Could Fall
Here's the McDonald's Ad All the Web Guys Think Is Genius

Two Analysts Just Went To Kansas City To Check Out Google Fiber -- And They Were Blown Away

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Two analysts from BTIG Research went to Kansas City to see what Google's new cable-company killer, Google Fiber, is like. What's it like? It's awesome. The Time Warner cable system in Kansas City appears to be freaking out about the rollout of Google Fiber, and for obvious reasons. Google Fiber...
Two Analysts Just Went To Kansas City To Check Out Google Fiber -- And They Were Blown Away

NJ State Trooper Feels The Best Part About The Required Dashcam Is The OFF Button

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We've seen plenty of stories here dealing with law enforcement's general displeasure with having their actions captured on camera by citizens (with one rare, exemplary exception). An odd stance to take, considering most law enforcement officers are recording a majority of their interactions with the public -- except when it's...
NJ State Trooper Feels The Best Part About The Required Dashcam Is The OFF Button

Ingram's Investment Arm Leads $1M Funding For E-Book Gifting And Marketing Startup Livrada

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Livrada, a company developing new types of e-book gift cards, has raised a seed round of funding. Combined with earlier support from friends and family, the company has now raised a total of $1 million. The startup’s first products were gift cards for specific e-book titles sold in Target and...
Ingram's Investment Arm Leads $1M Funding For E-Book Gifting And Marketing Startup Livrada

The Most-Watched (Non-Cable) Cable Network

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The Most-Watched (Non-Cable) Cable Network: Peter Kafka for AllThingsD: Good news for Netflix! The company streamed more than 4 billion hours of video in the first three months of the year, according to a Facebook post from CEO Reed Hastings. BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield crunches those numbers (registration required), and...
The Most-Watched (Non-Cable) Cable Network

A Peek At TV's Future, Via Google Fiber

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The Google Fiber experiment/maybe-not-an-experiment in Kansas City is important because it shows Google’s ability to compete directly with broadband providers for control of the Internet pipe itself. If Google doesn’t need to rely on the Comcasts/Time Warner Cables of the world to connect with your computer, then all kinds of...
A Peek At TV's Future, Via Google Fiber
Viacom and DirecTV negotiating failure leaves 26 channels dark

This Is The Future Of TV

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Rich Greenfield, the BTIG analyst who's something of a digital media oracle, isn't exaggerating when he says, "The future of television has begun" (registration required). Click play on the video above for a brief tour of what has him so excited. The service is Time Warner Cable's new application...
This Is The Future Of TV

Brand-To-Retailer Marketing Platform Promoboxx Closes Seed Round With $1.375 Million In New Funding

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TechStars Boston 2011 grad Promoboxx, a startup offering a brand-to-retailer marketing platform, has raised an additional investment of $1.375 million to close its Series Seed round of financing. The company’s investors include Launch Capital, Boston Seed, SK Ventures, Common Angels, Stage 1 Ventures, and over 30 angels. In December of last year,...
Brand-To-Retailer Marketing Platform Promoboxx Closes Seed Round With $1.375 Million In New Funding

What the Instagram backlash says about the future of media

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For a simple service that lets people share their photos with others from a mobile device, Instagram gets a lot of criticism, bordering on hate. And it’s not just because the tiny startup is being acquired by Facebook recently for $1 billion, which will make all of its employees...
What the Instagram backlash says about the future of media

Surprise! Walmart's Cloud Movie Service Is Pretty Good!

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I am very, very skeptical about Walmart’s new “disc to digital” service, where you pay money to convert your old DVDs into files you can access from the cloud. Who wants to haul their discs to a store — and take out their credit card — to do something that should...
Surprise! Walmart's Cloud Movie Service Is Pretty Good!
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