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Will Huffington Post Spin Off From AOL Rather Than Go Under Verizon? Reportedly valued at $1 billion, news hub could break away
/ May 12, 2015 4:03 pm
Will Huffington Post Spin Off From AOL Rather Than Go Under Verizon? Reportedly valued at $1 billion, news hub could break away

Adweek reports "This morning, Verizon seemed to be on the verge of taking ownership of one of the Internet's flagship news sites, The Huffington Post. But now doubts are swirling around whether the mega-blog will be part of Verizon's $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL.". Read More

ESPN, Cablevision Enter Audience Data Pact
/ May 12, 2015 3:57 pm
ESPN, Cablevision Enter Audience Data Pact

Multichannel News reports "ESPN and Cablevision have entered into a long-term agreement where the Worldwide Sports Leader will use census-level audience data gleaned from more than 7 million Cablevision set-top boxes to analyze consumer viewing habits.". Read More

Unscripted Producer 44 Blue Launches Virtual Reality Studio
/ May 12, 2015 3:49 pm
Unscripted Producer 44 Blue Launches Virtual Reality Studio

Hollywood Reporter reports "Unscripted TV outfit 44 Blue is looking to bring its stories to life through virtual reality with new studio Ovrture. Launched Tuesday, Los Angeles-based Ovrture will produce 360-degree content based on 44 Blue TV projects Lockup on MSNBC and Nightwatch on A&E. The studio will also create VR content in music, sports, scripted, animation, social impact and brand marketing categories.". Read More

Ubisoft grows full-year sales 45% as digital surges
/ May 12, 2015 3:33 pm
Ubisoft grows full-year sales 45% as digital surges

Gamesindustry.biz reports "Ubisoft has just reported its 2014-2015 fiscal year results, reflecting a bounceback year in which the company's Assassin's Creed Unity, Rogue, Far Cry 4 and Watch Dogs titles were among the seven best-selling games of 2014 and helped boost both revenues and income for the French publisher.". Read More

Games drive 90% of mobile app revenues in Japan, South Korea
/ May 12, 2015 3:29 pm
Games drive 90% of mobile app revenues in Japan, South Korea

Gamesindustry.biz reports "According to mobile intelligence firm App Annie's new report, Insights Into App Engagement: Q1 2015, mobile gaming in Asia continues to drive the apps ecosystem far more than in the West.". Read More

Comcast Joins OpenDaylight Project
/ May 12, 2015 3:23 pm
Comcast Joins OpenDaylight Project

Multichannel News reports "Comcast has become the first service provider to join the OpenDaylight Project, an open source platform for software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) technologies aimed at building more automation and programmability into the network.". Read More

The pay-TV industry is bleeding subscribers
/ May 12, 2015 3:05 pm
The pay-TV industry is bleeding subscribers

DigiDay reports "Industry-wide contraction could accelerate as digital video grows in prominence, Internet connections improve, and “over-the-top” (OTT) services such as Netflix and Hulu make it easier to pipe top-notch video content through the Web to living room TVs. “This is a very real threat [for the pay-TV industry] that is going to occur,” said Erik Brannon, senior analyst at IHS Technology. “It may not be a question of if, but when.”. Read More

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