TechCrunch reports "Pandora continues to face stiff competition in the crowded music streaming sector from Spotify, Google and Apple. Today’s report was the first to show the impact of Apple’s fledgling streaming service, which launched in late June, on Pandora."
A new report released by Luth Research suggests that applying network analysis and similar techniques provides unique value in decoding complex consumer behaviors along...
Digiday reports "Facebook might be generating buzz among video creators and advertisers for its growing video numbers — 4 billion views per day — but YouTube has the platform where it is still safe to assume people are actually watching the content. And as the two companies battle for Web video supremacy, YouTube’s “watch time” metric might be the key differentiator as it tries to fend off its newest and biggest rival."
Netmarble, the number one mobile games publisher in South Korea, announced today an investment of $130 million to SGN, the fastest growing major U.S. mobile games studio. With this investment, Netmarble will become the largest shareholder in SGN. In this strategic partnership, SGN looks to grow their share in Asia, the biggest mobile games market in the world, while Netmarble will use SGN’s expertise to expand their presence in the West. Both companies will maintain their independence, but will work closely to share their creative and technological knowledge.
TechCrunch reports "Researchers at the University of Cambridge have linked musical taste to thinking style, with possible implications for how future algorithms might better tailor music recommendations. Not to mention the flip side: how music streaming services could psychologically classify their users, based on what they like to listen to."
Deadline Hollywood reports "More than a third of Verizon’s 26,000 new FiOS video customers in Q2 opted for one of the new Custom TV lower-priced so-called “skinny bundles” — which require subscribers to pay extra for some mainstay channels, most notably ESPN — the phone giant says this morning."
Business Insider reports "Yahoo reported its Q2 earnings Tuesday afternoon. It beat net revenue expectations but missed on EPS."
Would you be able to survive a night with The Walking Dead? Do you think your favorite celebrity could? You can find out by hooking up to Story Sync, a second screen app that lets viewers interact with the show on their tablet while watching it on TV. Story Sync also tells viewers which character they most resemble, and its “WatchWith” feature gives them the opportunity to share the experience with celebrity participants.
Digital Entertainment World (DEW), the industry event and market focused on monetizing digital content, today announced the opening of applications for the 2nd Annual DEW Start-Up Pitch and Competition. Interested companies may apply online to be considered to compete at the 2015 event.