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Google’s ATAP Debuts Its First Live-Action Spotlight Story In Partnership With Fast & Furious Director Justin Lin
/ May 29, 2015 11:48 am
Google’s ATAP Debuts Its First Live-Action Spotlight Story In Partnership With Fast & Furious Director Justin Lin

TechCrunch reports "Google’s ATAP unit now has a history of producing short movies and interactive experiences to showcase how storytellers can use mobile technology to create new experiences for their audiences. Today, at the company’s I/O developer conference in San Francisco, ATAP debuted its latest spotlight project. The team worked with director Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 4, 5, 6; Star Trek 3) to create the organization’s first live-action Spotlight story, a short film about an alien attack on a city (L.A., we think)." Read More

Will NBC’s ‘Aquarius’ Be Just the First Binge Bow in Primetime?
/ May 29, 2015 11:42 am
Will NBC’s ‘Aquarius’ Be Just the First Binge Bow in Primetime?

Variety reports "“Aquarius” has the potential to be the tipping point for a trend that seemed inevitable as soon as Netflix first made a splash by letting its subscribers binge on the first season of “House of Cards.” It doesn’t matter whether “Aquarius” is the first series to be successfully launched with a binge alternative to linear TV in place; what will be more interesting is if and when more of such binge bows will follow." Read More

Costolo Says Twitter’s Future Is More Curation, Relevance And Media
/ May 28, 2015 2:48 pm
Costolo Says Twitter’s Future Is More Curation, Relevance And Media

TechCrunch reports "'It’s all about migrating a company from a world of being tech-centric, follow-based, reverse-chronologic-centric to a mix of that and curated, media-centric relevance-based content,' [Dick Costolo] said." Read More

Tribune’s Gracenote Buys Trio of Sports-Data Firms for $54 Million
/ May 28, 2015 2:44 pm
Tribune’s Gracenote Buys Trio of Sports-Data Firms for $54 Million

Variety reports "Gracenote, Tribune Media’s entertainment metadata division, has acquired three sports-information companies — SportsDirect, Infostrada Sports and sports-betting info provider Covers Media Group — for a total of $54 million. With the deals, Gracenote is positioning itself as a unique one-stop shop for data spanning music, TV, movies and sports to customers worldwide." Read More

Hollywood Hologram Wars: Vicious Legal Feud Behind Virtual Mariah, Marilyn and Mick
/ May 28, 2015 2:38 pm
Hollywood Hologram Wars: Vicious Legal Feud Behind Virtual Mariah, Marilyn and Mick

The Hollywood Reporter reports "The potential for holograms in Hollywood is nearly limitless. "Live" shows of Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra are in early development. Kimmel beamed in via hologram CMA Award winner Kacey Musgravesfrom Nashville for an interview in his Los Angeles studio, suggesting a future in which actors can promote their films everywhere at once." Read More

Netflix, HBO Streaming Video Traffic Increases As BitTorrent Declines
/ May 28, 2015 2:16 pm
Netflix, HBO Streaming Video Traffic Increases As BitTorrent Declines

TechCrunch reports "A new report released today shows the continued domination Netflix has on North American Internet traffic patterns. According to broadband networking company Sandvine, which periodically releases its findings on web usage, Netflix now accounts for 36.5 percent of downstream traffic on fixed networks during peak evening hours, which is up from the 34.9 percent reported in the second half of 2014 ." Read More

Van Caneghem launches new mobile studio
/ May 28, 2015 2:13 pm
Van Caneghem launches new mobile studio

GamesIndustry.biz reports "Jon Van Caneghem will be familiar to Might And Magic fans but the veteran developer is ready for a new challenge. Today he launches his new studio, VC Mobile Entertainment, where he intends to apply his AAA development past to the mobile market." Read More

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