• Amazon Fire TV Expands Voice Search

    Amazon announced Thursday it will expand voice search functions in its Fire TV media streaming box from its own content and music videos from Vevo to support Hulu Plus, Crackle and Showtime Anywhere. Expect the feature sometime this summer. ...Read the whole story

  • Mag Bag: B2B Revenues Up on Digital, Biz Info, Events

    Total revenues for the business-to-business media industry rose 4.8% from $25.6 billion in 2012 to $26.8 billion in 2013, according to the latest figures from the Business Information Network, a service of the Association of Business Information & Media Companies. ...Read the whole story

  • Broadcasters Ask Supreme Court To Reject Aereo's Justifications

    A coalition of broadcasters is asking the Supreme Court to reject Aereo's contention that its service merely offers consumers the equivalent of an antenna-DVR combination. The broadcasters are suing the 2-year-old Aereo for allegedly infringing copyright by retransmitting programs without paying licensing fees. The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Tuesday about whether the service is legal. ...Read the whole story

  • true[X] Media Appoints 3 Execs To Board

    true[X] media, formally known as Social Vibe, added three high-profile members to its board of directors. Taking a seat at the head table are Mich Mathews, former Microsoft CMO; James Murdoch, co-chief operating officer of 21st Century Fox; and Jonathan Miller, former AOL chairman and News Corp's digital division. ...Read the whole story

  • Cable Retrans Fees On Rise

    Retrans fees paid by basic cable networks are still a fractionof overall network/programming carriage fees paid by cable networks. But those retrans fees are expected to rise quickly. ...Read the whole story

  • Facebook Adds Nearby Friends Feature To Mobile App

    What's next for Facebook now that it has facilitated nearly every virtual connection possible? Connecting people in the real world. Facebook plans to add Nearby Friends to its mobile app within the month, which will challenge existing services like Foursquare, Google's Latitude, and Apple's Find My Friends. ...Read the whole story

  • Nielsen In Final Tests Of Mobile Ad Measurement Service

    Nielsen on Thursday said it's launching the final technical trial before expanding Online Campaign Ratings (OCR) service to mobile this summer. Participating in the test are online video ad firms BrightRoll and TubeMogul, which have both been in using OCR on a fully-integrated basis for the past 18 months. ...Read the whole story

  • Tax Issues, China, Continue To Delay POG Merger

    Still, Publicis Groupe said Thursday it believes hurdles will be dealt with in time for a shareholder vote at its upcoming May 28 meeting. But, sounding a cautionary note, company CEO said the company is well positioned even if the merger for some reason doesn't go through. First quarter organic growth was 3.3%, a marked improvement over the previous quarter and prior year period. ...Read the whole story

  • Did Hulu Just Shoot Itself In The Foot?

    All is not well at Hulu, The Information reports. In fact, along with “executive turmoil and mixed messages about the site’s direction,” the co-venture’s board just killed a major project in the late states of development, sources tell the paid news service. That’s apparently why Charlotte Koh, Hulu’s late head of development, just decided to leave the company.  ...Read the whole story

  • Aereo Creates Site To Calm Customers

    Looking to bolster support from its customer base -- and potential customers, Aereo has started up a site called ProtectMyAntenna.org. ...Read the whole story

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