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Twitter Does First Season-Long Amplify Ad Deal for ‘Pretty Little Liars’
/ June 30, 2015 11:55 am
Twitter Does First Season-Long Amplify Ad Deal for ‘Pretty Little Liars’

Variety reports "Johnson & Johnson has signed up for a seasonlong ad deal with ABC Family via Twitter’s Amplify program, which targets TV audiences with timely video ads — and is the first brand to do such a deal for an entire season of a scripted TV show." Read More

In Google’s Vision of Virtual Reality, Where Does Jaunt Fit?
/ June 30, 2015 11:50 am
In Google’s Vision of Virtual Reality, Where Does Jaunt Fit?

Re/code reports "So why is Google investing in a company that appears to compete against it? The launch of Jaunt’s new high-end camera, announced today, clears up the confusion. Jaunt is occupying the high end of VR movies, leaving Google to stake out the mass market’s taste for smaller-budget fare." Read More

Industry’s days of stability are over – Square Enix CEO
/ June 30, 2015 11:48 am
Industry’s days of stability are over – Square Enix CEO

Gamesindustry.biz reports "We feel those days where the business models were very stable--not just the business but the technology as well--those days are over. That's kind of behind us at this point." Read More

Vivendi Buys Leading Video Platform Dailymotion
/ June 30, 2015 11:43 am
Vivendi Buys Leading Video Platform Dailymotion

Variety reports "Vivendi, the media conglom which owns pay TV giant Canal Plus Group and Universal Music Group, has completed the acquisition of Dailymotion, one of the world’s biggest aggregation and distribution platforms, for 217 million Euros." Read More

YouTube Star Bart Baker Signs With CAA
/ June 30, 2015 11:41 am
YouTube Star Bart Baker Signs With CAA

The Hollywood Reporter reports "Since late 2006, Baker has skewered the top music videos in pop, to the tune of nearly 1.6 billion views (more than 2 million daily) and 6 million subscribers, which puts him in the top 1 percent of YouTube channels worldwide." Read More

Facebook tweaks News Feed again to serve up videos you’ll actually watch
/ June 30, 2015 11:38 am
Facebook tweaks News Feed again to serve up videos you’ll actually watch

VentureBeat reports "In its latest update, the company will now consider a wider range of user behavior to try to guess what you want to see. Rather than just looking at what users like, share, and comment on, Facebook will now also take into account the subject matter of videos that users broadly interact with." Read More

Here’s how Apple Music compares to Spotify, Tidal, and other streaming services
/ June 30, 2015 11:32 am
Here’s how Apple Music compares to Spotify, Tidal, and other streaming services

The Verge reports "The biggest differentiator remains Spotify's free, ad-supported tier on desktop and mobile. It's something that no one else can match, and it makes Spotify the obvious starting place to go if you're thinking about trying out streaming music for the first time. Of course, Apple is hoping that its three month free trial can change that, especially since its service is built right into every new iPhone." Read More

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