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Roblox Lands $4 Million for Gaming Site for Kids

San Francisco - Roblox, a gaming site for kids, announced on Tuesday that it has raised $4 million in a second round of venture...

Tagged Acquires Social Network Competitor hi5

Tagged has purchased hi5, a transaction that brings together two companies that each have a different spin on social networking: Tagged is designed for meeting new people based on shared interests, while hi5 integrates games and highlights premium content.

Roblox joins Stardoll Media for global advertising clout [with infographic]

Roblox has signed up to make Stardoll Media its exclusive global commercial advertising representative, bringing millions of boys and girls toegther – at least as far as marketers are concerned.

Free Disney Videos, Now on Roku

Roku Inc. announced Wednesday that hundreds of videos from have been added to the streaming platform’s Roku Channel Store, where they are available for free. This Disney channel features animated shorts, clips, a behind-the-scenes section, and a What’s New area that gives previews of what television shows and movies are coming soon.

Walmart announces disc-to-digital movie conversion service [with video]

Movie fans can now legally transfer their DVDs and Blu-ray discs into Vudu cloud-stored digital files, following today's announcement by Walmart and the five major studios. The initiative is set to launch April 16.

Award-winning talent Kickstarting 'Robota' game [with videos]

Sixits Studios announced it is entering a partnership with Academy Award winner Doug Chiang and DC Studios, and that their first project will be a mobile game called "Robota: Vengeance."

Playdom Acquires Argentine Game Developer Three Melons

Mountain View, Calif. - Playdom, a developer of social games for Facebook and MySpace, said on Wednesday that it has acquired Argentina-based online game developer Three Melons. ...

IAC's Acquires Dating Site Singlesnet

Dallas - IAC's (NASD: IACI) dating site announced on Thursday that it will acquire fellow dating site Singlesnet. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed....

Guest Article: Success in SVOD Starts with Subscription Billing

The market for streaming video on demand (SVOD) is growing fast. A new report from Research and Markets predicted 306 million homes will use SVOD by 2020, up from an anticipated 161 million by the end of 2015. Moreover, by 2020, global SVOD revenue will reach $26,794 million, which is more than twice the total revenue expected in 2015. Many companies will successfully take advantage of this growing market, but others won’t make the cut. What makes a SVOD business successful?

Virgin Mobile and Whooznxt Book Show Using SocMed

Whooznxt has expanded the opportunities it offers member bands, thanks to a partnership with Virgin Mobile USA. Big Bang Presented by Whooznxt is an original weekly series hosted on Virgin Mobile's Facebook lifestyle portal, Virgin Mobile Live, that showcases a chosen band with exclusive content. The bands will also be featured on Virgin Mobile Live 2.0, Virgin Mobile's streaming music station available on all Android devices.