Monday, July 28, 2014
  • Google Purchase Of Twitch Would Build Out YouTube's Online Video Streaming Service

    Google has reportedly closed a deal to acquire Twitch for $1 billion to join YouTube as it builds out its video and live streaming business. The deal highlights the use of the Web for live streaming events, especially for sports and concerts, and moves Google one step closer to building a broadcast network of sites and cloud-based services supported by broadband speeds only Google Fiber offers. ...Read the whole story

  • Netflix May Yada Yada Yada 'Seinfeld'

    Following on the heels of new episodes of network TV shows moving to the digital space -- "Arrested Development" on Netflix and "Community" on Yahoo TV -- now comes word that old episodes of "Seinfeld" may be going to Netflix. ...Read the whole story

  • Brooklyn Bros. Named 'Small Agency' Of The Year

    The Brooklyn Brothers has been named "gold" in the 75 to 150 employee category in Advertising Age's small agency of the year for 2014. Launched in 2001, with offices in New York, L.A., Shanghai, London and Brazil, the agency recently won the Major League Soccer and Land Rover global content accounts. It was also recognized for launching its own branded products, including a line of organic chocolate, jottable office furniture and coconut water. ...Read the whole story

  • FilmOn Fined $90,000 For Contempt

    A federal judge in Manhattan held FilmOn in contempt and fined it $90,000 for continuing to stream television shows after the Supreme Court ruled that Aereo's similar streaming service infringed broadcasters' copyright. ...Read the whole story

  • Google's Moonshot Project To Map The Healthy Human Body

    Google has set out to index the world's information across the Web. Now the company will do the same for the human body as it attempt to build a baseline for perfect health. The Baseline Study will catalog and collect anonymous genetic and molecular information initially on 175 people to create what it believes will become the fullest picture of a healthy human being. ...Read the whole story

  • Fox Adds To BSkyB Portfolio, Monies Needed For Time Warner Bid

    Looking for more financial wherewithal to compete for Time Warner, 21st Century Fox will transfer equity stakes in European satellite businesses in Italy and Germany to its controlled BSkyB -- getting $7.2 million in cash. ...Read the whole story

  • AOL Names Martinez Global Head Of Video Sales

    AOL has announced the appointment of Marta Martinez as global head of video sales. Martinez will oversee all video sales and strategy efforts at AOL and replaces Charles Gabriel, who recently left AOL to join Disney's Maker Studios. ...Read the whole story

  • Marvel Rides Harley-Davidson Project LiveWire

    These days, if you want to get a message to consumers that your automotive products are futuristic or at least innovative, you pretty much have to get them into a Marvel movie, or any blockbuster with a superhero or two, or giant robots, and definitely a few Roman numerals in the title. ...Read the whole story

  • Beasley Radio, Digital Revs Slip
  • Forrester: Cross-Channel Sales To Reach $1.8 Trillion
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    One thing that's both fascinating and confusing about the Internet is the ability of each of us to create an online world entirely built of our own interests and desires, to the exclusion of other worlds ...More

  • Verizon Wireless To Slow Down Some 4G Subscribers

    Verizon Wireless said today that it intends to start throttling some of its long-time subscribers who are still on unlimited data plans. The company announced on its corporate Web site that, starting this October, it will ...More