Thursday, July 28, 2016

Around The Net

  • PewDiePie Pocketed $8.1M In 2015, He Reports Tubefilter

    Felix Kjelllberg, better known as PewDiePie, the most popular YouTube personality, made $8.1 million in 2015, on revenue of $8.6 million, he reported to Swedish authorities. (Because he's Swedish, you know.) His earnings come fro YouTube ad revenue, merchandise, and deals with brands. ...Read the whole story

  • Crunchyroll Gets COO From Discovery Digital Variety

    Anime subscription service Crunchyroll hired Colin Decker as its chief operating officer. Decker hopes to increase original production and merchandising, and launch live Cruncyroll events and conventions. Until January, he had been  senior VP and GM of Discovery Digital Networks. ...Read the whole story

  • Netflix Intends To Keep Spending Big, Sarandos Says Deadline.com

    Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said Netflix will surpass the $6 billion is programming costs again next year, and lampooned recent estimates of its viewership, because the figures are so wildly different.  ...Read the whole story

Run, Tim, Run

In 2009, Tim Armstrong took over AOL and I wrote this column. In light of the Verizon-Yahoo deal, in which Yahoo will be integrated with AOL, it seems newly relevant. ...More