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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 Match.com Acquires Dating Site Singlesnet

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

Free Disney Videos, Now on Roku

Roku Inc. announced Wednesday that hundreds of videos from Disney.com 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.

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.

Vokle Lands Funding for Video Conferencing Technology

Santa Monica, Calif. - Vokle, a developer of video conferencing technology, has raised $542,000 in debt financing and convertible notes, part of an expected $1 million...

PepsiCo Picks Ten Startups to Mentor

PepsiCo has named the ten European startups that will make up the PepsiCo10, the company’s program for discovering and supporting emerging technology companies. These startups will work on pilot marketing initiatives with some of PepsiCo's leading brands.

Fox Movie Mall virtual storefronts offer QR code mobile shopping

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Taubman Centers have collaborated to establish Fox Movie Mall virtual storefronts, an upgrade from DVD vending machines that incorporate considerable marketing pizzazz for the studio’s Fox Movie Mall app.

PersonalWeb Melds with Brilliant Digital's Kinetech

Brilliant Digital Entertainment subsidiary Kinetech Inc. and Texas-based startup PersonalWeb Technologies confirmed the recent completion of an asset contribution that provided BDE with majority ownership of PersonalWeb. Kinetech contributed its Truenames patent portfolio to PersonalWeb as part of the transaction, but other business details were not available. The companies said the purpose of the agreement was to combine the technology, software development and intellectual property strengths of both companies.

ChaCha Lands $7 Million for Mobile Answers Service

Indianapolis, Ind. - ChaCha, a text message-based search engine service, announced on Monday that it has raised $7 million in its fifth round of venture capital financing. ...