Archive for category: deals

Warner Bros. Leads $24M Machinima Investment
/ February 20, 2015 10:35 am
Warner Bros. Leads $24M Machinima Investment

Multichannel News reports "Digital programmer Machinima has closed a $24 million round of financing led by Warner Bros. Entertainment.". Read More

A Year Later, $19 Billion For WhatsApp Doesn’t Sound So Crazy
/ February 20, 2015 10:35 am
A Year Later, $19 Billion For WhatsApp Doesn’t Sound So Crazy

TechCrunch reports "Messaging is the center of mobile. Snapchat is raising at around a $20 billion valuation. And no one cares who owns apps. On February 19th, 2014, we didn’t know any of these things for sure. So when Facebook announced it would pay $19 billion to acquire WhatsApp — an app most American pundits had never used — it seemed ludicrous. Zuck had to be crazy, right?" . Read More

PluraVida and Dwolla Ink Strategic Partnership
/ February 12, 2015 1:44 pm
PluraVida and Dwolla Ink Strategic Partnership

PluraVida reports "Today, PluraVida, the digital content settlements platform provider, and Dwolla, the Internet powered payment network, announce their partnership aiming to transform the digital settlement industry for the hundreds of billions of transactions generated each year by leading content companies.". Read More

Condé Nast is courting YouTube stars
/ February 9, 2015 1:01 pm
Condé Nast is courting YouTube stars

Digiday reports "Move over, Hamish Bowles. The new video star at Condé Nast is a YouTube personality.". Read More

GoPro Jumps Deeper Into Media Distribution With Dedicated Roku Channel
/ February 5, 2015 12:30 pm
GoPro Jumps Deeper Into Media Distribution With Dedicated Roku Channel

TechCrunch reports "Looking for a place to watch countless POV snowboarding videos? GoPro and Roku have you covered with a new channel coming to the media streaming boxes this spring. GoPro already has a content distribution deal with Xbox, LG and Virgin America, but this one with Roku is the company’s biggest land grab yet.". Read More

Sony Sells MMO Publisher And EverQuest Creator Sony Online Entertainment
/ February 2, 2015 12:10 pm
Sony Sells MMO Publisher And EverQuest Creator Sony Online Entertainment

TechCrunch reports "Sony has sold Sony Online Entertainment, the studio and publisher that created EverQuest (and, to a large extent, the modern MMO genre), in a deal that will see it owned by investment management firm Columbus Nova and rebranded as Daybreak.". Read More

Radio + TV = Static Electricity
/ February 2, 2015 12:10 pm
Radio + TV = Static Electricity

Broadcasting & Cable reports "If any TV station group is emblematic of what local broadcasting looks like in 2015, it is E.W. Scripps. As it finalizes a merger with Journal Communications, Scripps, like many other major groups, will unload the newspaper division it has held for 136 years.". Read More

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