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5 Questions With: Benji Rogers of PledgeMusic

PledgeMusic is a direct-to-fan music platform that enhances the fan-artist dynamic from the creation of music to its experience in digital and live formats. The platform...

5 Questions With: Andy Swanson of Twitch

Andy Swanson is a veteran of 17 years in the gaming industry and the VP of eSports and events at Twitch. Andy got his start in 1998 at Future US where he eventually became publisher of PC Gamer, OXM and PSM. He moved onto Ubisoft and GameFly before landing at Twitch in 2013. As an early team member to Twitch, Andy was brought on to plan, evangelize and execute the strategy around brand sponsorships and integrations within Twitch’s eSports ecosystem. Digital Media Wire had the chance to ask Andy about Twitch, his inspiration, eSports and gaming culture in the interview below.

Music Videos Dominate YouTube Viewership

Out of the millions of videos streamed on YouTube’s site every day, music videos are by far the most popular. According to ComScore, which will...

Bitly morphs from link shortener to social sharing network

Bitly users were confronted today with a bookmarking and social sharing service almost unrecognizable from the link shortener that made its name.

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.

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.

Guest Column: It's Make or Break Time for Apple

In this article titled "It's Make or Break Time for Apple," Guest Columnist Robert Tercek addresses the recent hysteria over the drop in Apple's share price and tackles the timely question: What will Apple accomplish in 2013?

DEW Startup Competition Entry Deadline – Jan. 1, 2017

Hey Everyone, To all of you involved in digital entertainment startups, the entry deadline for the 2017 Digital Entertainment World Startup Competition is this...

Social media linked to higher TV ratings [with charts]

Social media is prompting people to watch more live TV, but not just because of the camaraderie, according to a new study from TVGuide.com

Bitly raises $15m toward its growth as a social service

Bitly, the social bookmarking and discovery service, has raised $15 million in what it characterized as a strategic round of funding led by Vinod Khosla at Khosla Ventures.