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Closing Remarks from DEW 2016 Chair: Startups, Disney and the...

Perhaps the biggest indication that we are in a truly exciting and transformational time was the final session of the day with Disney’s Chief Strategy Honcho Kevin Mayer, arguably one of the most powerful executives in digital entertainment today. During his tenure, Mayer has overseen Disney’s strategic acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Club Penguin and Maker Studios and oversees the Disney Accelerator, a program designed to accelerate the growth of startup companies from around the world.

Here’s What Happens to Tech in 2017

Wired reports: "What does 2017 hold for the world of tech and media? With so much changing at the end of 2016, it’s hard to...

How eSports are pioneering new media models

Digiday reports: "ESports has become a $1 billion global industry. As media casts about for sustainable business models, it could do worse than to...

File Sharing Not Evil: EMI's Ex-president, Digital Music

Douglas Merrill grabbed considerable attention for saying that sharing music files might not be a bad thing. This sentiment has been voiced before, but not by someone who had been chief operating officer of New Music and president of Digital Business at EMI Music. Merrill also was chief information officer and vice president of engineering at Google, and now he's CEO of ZestCast, so he's not an easily dismissed firebrand demanding that information wants to be free.

Five questions with Kevin Conroy, president of Univision Interactive Media

Kevin Conroy, president of Univision Interactive Media and Enterprise Development, took five with Digital Media Wire to discuss how Hispanic audiences consume and interact with digital media, and what his strategy is for maximizing the opportunities.

Guest Post: The 3 Pillars of Monetizing Digital Content Experiences

We live in the age of contextual experiences, where digital content is expected to be available on smartphones, smart TVs, tablets and phablets seamlessly, leading to new and exciting content monetization models. But being innovative and extending content to new touchpoints stretches the limits of your CMS, ecommerce systems and functional requirements of data.

Popular Torrent Site What.CD Shuts Down: ‘All Data Has Been Destroyed’

Billboard reports: "Invite-only torrent site What.CD, a favorite destination for audiophiles for its vast trove of hard-to-find releases and high-quality files, has terminated operations...

Fortnite Battle Royale hits 525k concurrent users

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Fortnite's Battle Royale mode is following on the heels of PlayerUnknown's Battelgrounds in popularity as well as premise. The official Fortnite Twitter account today...

Report: Facebook 'Dead and Buried' to Older Teens in EU Countries

The Guardian reports that an extensive European study has found that Facebook is 'dead and buried' to older teenagers, as they move on to Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and other social media.

Apple Denies Beats Music Shutdown

Today TechCrunch published a report claiming that, according to 5 unnamed sources, Apple will discontinue the streaming music service Beats Music it acquired in May. However, the Hollywood Reporter now reports that "Apple is denying a report from TechCrunch..."