Wednesday, September 19, 2012
  • Apple Radio Expansion Threatens Rivals

    The recent report that Apple plans to launch its own Web radio service sent tremors through the online music industry. As the biggest player in digital music, the company's expansion to music streaming could have major repercussions for Pandora and Spotify. Online radio and on-demand services remain the fastest-growing form of music consumption in the U.S. ...Read the whole story

  • FT's Grimshaw: Publishers Need To Be More Aggressive With Mobile Strategies, Or Be Left Behind

    LONDON -- For all the talk about mobile media, industry executives probably don't yet understand the extent to which consumers are living their lives on mobile devices and platforms, Rob Grimshaw, managing director of FT.com, said during a keynote Tuesday morning at OMMA Mobile Europe. ...Read the whole story

  • Adobe Creates IPad Publishing App Tool

    Adobe will attempt to capture more of the publishing market by appealing to small companies and individuals creating content in apps for iPads. The platform, Creative Cloud publishing, now supports a folio feature, allowing content creators to build single pieces of the marketing material, brochure and publication into an iPad app, rather than a dashboard filled with a library of publications. ...Read the whole story

  • Digitaria (Heart)lands Midwest: Recruits SapientNitro's Ruhl, Expands Into Chicago

    Digitaria, the San Diego-based digital agency within WPP's JWT unit, is expanding its presence in the Midwest, announcing a major hire -- former SapientNitro exec Doug Ruhl -- who will establish a foothold in Chicago. Ruhl, who will split his time between JWT's Chicago offices and Digitaria's Minneapolis office, joined as vice president-business development from director of marketing services in SapientNitro's Chicago office. ...Read the whole story

  • Consumer Groups Ready FCC Complaint Against AT&T

    AT&T's plans to limit the availability of the FaceTime video chat app will harm "individuals and innovators alike," a coalition of consumer groups argue in a letter to the telecom. ...Read the whole story

  • Adap.tv 'Planner' To Optimize Online Video Buys

    With billions of ad dollars at stake, online video networks are fighting hard for a bigger piece of the pie. To that end, Adap.tv on Tuesday debuted a new tool, which it believes is the best way yet for advertisers to plan their online video buys. ...Read the whole story

  • MoPub Hires Gelb, Reports 300% More Bids Per Ad

    Razorfish mobile lead Paul Gelb has left the agency to become head of strategy for MoPub, a startup that helps publishers and developers monetize their smartphone apps. ...Read the whole story

  • RGM Group Raises $21 Million

    Digital advertising firm RGM Group on Wednesday announced closing $21 million in funding from Riordan, Lewis & Haden Equity Partners. The company plans to use the new investment capital to ramp up its national sales force and technology efforts. RGM also named former FastClick CEO Kurt Johnson as its new CEO. ...Read the whole story

The Dexterity of Dinosaurs

The real impact of digital was less about replacing one set of companies with another, and much more about changing aspects of how those companies do business. ...More