Friday, December 19, 2014
  • IAB Says Q3 2014 Online Ad Revenue Reaches $12.4 Billion

    Internet advertising revenue in the U.S. rose 17% to $12.4 billion for the third quarter of 2014. The numbers also mark a 6.5% increase from the second quarter of 2014, which delivered $11.7 billion. It also beat the prior record set in the fourth quarter of 2013 of $12.1 billion, per the Interactive Advertising Bureau. ...Read the whole story

  • Time Inc. Taps IFTTT For Multichannel Distribution

    Time Inc. has entered into a new strategic partnership with technology firm IFTTT (which stands for "if this then that") with the goal of boosting cross-channel distribution of its digital content. The new service, called Channels on IFTTT, will debut with Time Inc. titles, including "Entertainment Weekly," "InStyle," "People," "Sports Illustrated" and "Time." ...Read the whole story

  • Comcast's Xfinity Launches 4K TV App On Samsung TV

    Now Comcast's Xfinity media platform is launching Xfinity in UHD -- a new 4K TV app on 2014 Samsung 4K TVs. Comcast's own NBC and USA Network will start with the launch, posting the current season of TV shows, which will expand to other Comcast On Demand programming. Comcast says the app is "completely free" to Xfinity TV customers. ...Read the whole story

Around The Net

  • Messaging App Maker Open Garden Gets $10.8MTechCrunch

    Messaging app maker Open Garden just raised $10.8 million in a Series A funding round led by August Capital. “The company recently found its footing with the launch of FireChat, an anonymous messaging app that can use mesh networking to connect you to nearby users, even when there is no other connectivity available,” TechCrunch reports. Additional investors included Firebolt Ventures, Future Perfect Ventures, Kima Ventures, Tseung Kwan Ventures and Sherpalo.   ...Read the whole story

  • Facebook's "Rooms" App Get "Explore" ButtonThe Next Web

    Rooms, Facebook’s topic-based discussions app for iOS, is getting an “Explore” button, which helps users discover new and potentially interesting discussions. “The Rooms team says on its blog that it has ‘been wonderfully surprised by the breadth of topics that are connecting people,’” The New Web reports. “Still, some people may have tried the app and never come back … so this is a good way of showing off some of what Facebook considers is the best content on offer.”  ...Read the whole story

AKQA Creates Awesome 3D Snowglobe For Your Phone

AKQA decided to go mobile with its holiday card this year. ...More

  • Leaked Emails Reveal Snapchat Plans

    While it's a huge headache for Sony, the massive leak of its internal documents is an early Christmas present for reporters and bloggers, who got an inside look at the workings of Sony, its business partners, ...More