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“AAA is the equivalent of the One Percent”
/ February 20, 2015 10:35 am
“AAA is the equivalent of the One Percent”

GamesIndustry.biz reports "As successful as the new consoles have been over the last year, being a successful game developer on the new hardware is a lot easier said than done. For many, the gap between the haves and have nots in the AAA space has only widened." Read More

Universal Pictures International Appoints Rob Huber As Managing Director Of UK & Ireland
/ February 20, 2015 10:35 am
Universal Pictures International Appoints Rob Huber As Managing Director Of UK & Ireland

Deadline reports "Universal Pictures International announced today that Rob Huber has been appointed managing director for the UK and Ireland." Read More

Android is at risk of becoming even more fragmented
/ February 20, 2015 10:35 am
Android is at risk of becoming even more fragmented

Business Insider reports "Samsung made one of its most clever and strategic acquisitions Wednesday when it bought LoopPay, a mobile payments company developing a rival platform to Apple Pay and lesser-known systems like CurrentC." Read More

Podcasts are booming, but Google could make them much bigger
/ February 20, 2015 10:35 am
Podcasts are booming, but Google could make them much bigger

Digiday reports "Podcasts, aided by the smash hit “Serial,” are having a moment. They’ve broken through with mainstream audiences, they’ve piqued interest from brand advertisers. Ad agencies — when they’re not busy producing their own podcasts — finally feel comfortable discussing podcast buys with clients." 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

Content Curation Startup Livefyre Raises $47M More, Brings On Adobe And Salesforce As New Investors
/ February 19, 2015 1:00 pm
Content Curation Startup Livefyre Raises $47M More, Brings On Adobe And Salesforce As New Investors

TechCrunch reports "Livefyre is announcing that it has raised $47 million in new funding. That number includes a $15 million addition to the company’s Series C — founder and CEO Jordan Kretchmer told me that the company didn’t bother to announce that “opportunistic” funding separately, because it was quickly followed by a $32 million Series D." Read More

Luxury brands on Snapchat? Why Michael Kors is taking the plunge
/ February 19, 2015 1:00 pm
Luxury brands on Snapchat? Why Michael Kors is taking the plunge

Digiday reports "Luxury brands need to play hard to get — and being too easy is Michael Kors’ biggest problem. But even as the retailer faces declining store sales due to possible brand overexposure, it’s going all in on social." Read More

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