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Netflix Stock Hits Record as Wall St. Sees World Domination
/ May 22, 2015 1:13 pm
Netflix Stock Hits Record as Wall St. Sees World Domination

Wired reports "Today’s record followed reports from two Wall Street analysts that called Netflix undervalued. Last week, analysts at Apex Capital largely agreed. Netflix is “quickly becoming one of the most powerful media companies in the world,” the firm said, adding that the streaming video giant could soon become the next $100 billion tech company." Read More


DirecTV Launches Kids TV App for Apple Mobile Devices
/ May 22, 2015 12:32 pm
DirecTV Launches Kids TV App for Apple Mobile Devices

Variety reports "DirecTV, the No. 1 U.S. satellite TV broadcaster, debuted a dedicated mobile-video app designed for children 5-10 available to subscribers for no additional charge. The new DirecTV Kids app includes a selection of “kid-friendly” shows and movies from Viacom’s Nickelodeon, Turner’s Cartoon Network, Time Warner’s HBO, Starz and Sprout. Content from Disney will be available soon in the app, according to the company." Read More


More Finnish game veterans break off to create new mobile game studio Futureplay
/ May 22, 2015 12:26 pm
More Finnish game veterans break off to create new mobile game studio Futureplay

VentureBeat reports "There’s still something about the water, or ice, in Helsinki. Finnish game creators are banding together to create a new gaming studio. Futureplay Games is spearheaded by Jami Laes, the former executive vice president of Angry Birds creator Rovio Entertainment." Read More


A Bill Murray Christmas special is coming to Netflix. Thanks, Santa.
/ May 22, 2015 12:19 pm
A Bill Murray Christmas special is coming to Netflix. Thanks, Santa.

Mashable reports "Netflix picked up a Christmas special starring Bill Murray called A Very Murray Christmas, which will be co-written by the comedian and Oscar winner Sofia Coppola and Mitch Glazer (who also wrote the 1988 Christmas comedy Scrooged — starring Murray, of course). Coppola will direct the special." Read More


Samsung’s Content Unit Hit by Layoffs, Exec Departure
/ May 22, 2015 11:47 am
Samsung’s Content Unit Hit by Layoffs, Exec Departure

"Samsung’s Media Solutions Center America, which is responsible for the company’s Milk Music and Milk Video services, has been hit by layoffs and a key exec departure over the last couple of weeks, Variety has learned. These events have occurred as Samsung executives take a closer look at many of its business units, which could spell trouble for the company’s content plans going forward." Read More


The place in Venice Beach where you can find the real innovation in gaming
/ May 22, 2015 11:41 am
The place in Venice Beach where you can find the real innovation in gaming

VentureBeat reports "Indie games will give fans something to play in between the giant releases. They quench our thirst for original games, art, and stories. They’re like Miramax, delivering the Academy-Award-winning movies while Hollywood cranks out the blockbusters. But they’re also linked to the big companies, since they’re also often funded by larger publishers such as Sony or Microsoft." Read More


Here’s Why Apple’s TV Service Won’t Launch Nationwide
/ May 22, 2015 11:30 am
Here’s Why Apple’s TV Service Won’t Launch Nationwide

Variety reports "News that Apple is looking to add local broadcast TV stations to its streaming service doesn’t just indicate that the service will launch later than expected — it also means that Apple inevitably won’t be able to launch in every U.S. market if CEO Tim Cook wants to get the service up and running in the near future at all." Read More

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