Friday, July 29, 2016

Around The Net

  • Maker Studios Confirms Layoffs: 30 Gone?

    Disney-owned Maker Studios confirmed Deadline Hollywood rumors of layoffs, which Deadline's usually plugged-in David Lieberman said could have affected as many as 30 employees. Disney acquired Maker for $500 million, plus incentives, in 2014. It seems there's some buyer's remorse going on. It's hard being a Mouse "cast member." ...Read the whole story

  • Google's Chromecast: 30 Million Strong Re/code

    Google has shipped 30 million Chromecast units, it has disclosed, an increase of five million since May. In May of 2015, it said it had shipped 17 million in the first two years of Chromecast's existence.  ...Read the whole story

  • Sky Posts Record Operating Profit The Guardian

    Sky has said the UK's Brexit vote is unlikely to hurt it financially as it reported that full-year operating profit rose by 12% to a record GBP1.56bn. Total revenues for the group rose by 7% to GBP11.96bn for the year to 30 June, as it added more than 800,000 customers. ...Read the whole story

Turkey Crackdown Closes Dozens Of Newspapers

One of Turkish President Erdogan most egregious of his emergency measures is the closing of 131 media outlets across the country, including 45 newspapers, 15 magazines, 23 radio stations and 16 TV channels. All have been ...More