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AwesomenessTV Launches Awestruck Channel Targeting Millennial Moms
/ April 23, 2015 12:18 pm
AwesomenessTV Launches Awestruck Channel Targeting Millennial Moms

Deadline reports "'Millennial moms are digitally savvy, globally conscious and defined by more than just motherhood, yet they are surprisingly underserved,” said AwesomenessTV CEO Brian Robbins. 'We recognized a similar opportunity when we launched AwesomenessTV as teen viewing habits were dramatically shifting to online video. Awestruck will engage Millennial moms as their viewing behaviors make a similar shift.'" Read More

Why Facebook’s R&D spend is huge right now
/ April 23, 2015 12:16 pm
Why Facebook’s R&D spend is huge right now

VentureBeat reports "Today, in Facebook’s latest earnings statement, the social networking giant disclosed that it spent $1.06 billion on research and development in the first quarter of 2015. That’s almost 30 percent of all the revenue that it brought in during the quarter ($3.54 billion)." Read More

Patrice Desilets announces new game: Ancestors
/ April 23, 2015 12:14 pm
Patrice Desilets announces new game: Ancestors

GamesIndustry.biz reports "Patrice Desilets, the creative director who oversaw Assassin's Creed 1, 2 and Brotherhood, has announced the first game for his new Panache studio at Reboot Develop in Dubrovnik." Read More

Dropbox’s Collaborative Note-Taking Service, Dropbox Notes, Heads Into Beta Testing
/ April 23, 2015 12:01 pm
Dropbox’s Collaborative Note-Taking Service, Dropbox Notes, Heads Into Beta Testing

TechCrunch reports "Earlier this month, Dropbox was spotted testing an early version of an online note-taking service dubbed “Project Composer,” which appeared to have roots in the company’s 2014 acquisition of collaborative docs startup HackPad. Now Dropbox is rolling out this new service into private beta as “Dropbox Notes” and is inviting teams to sign up." Read More

Box Office: ‘Avengers’ Sequel Launches with $9.5 Million Overseas
/ April 23, 2015 10:21 am
Box Office: ‘Avengers’ Sequel Launches with $9.5 Million Overseas

Variety reports "Disney’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” has started to conquer the world. The Marvel tentpole, which opens May 1 in the U.S., earned $9.5 million in its first day of release at the international box office." Read More

Google unveils ultra low-cost Project Fi wireless service with pay-as-you-go data rate
/ April 23, 2015 10:19 am
Google unveils ultra low-cost Project Fi wireless service with pay-as-you-go data rate

VentureBeat reports "As expected, Google announced today that it’s getting into the consumer wireless business with a new service called 'Fi.'" Read Read More

Yahoo Calls In Advisors To Weigh The Future Of Its 35.5%, $9B Stake In Yahoo Japan
/ April 22, 2015 11:16 am
Yahoo Calls In Advisors To Weigh The Future Of Its 35.5%, $9B Stake In Yahoo Japan

TechCrunch reports "During a video stream discussing Yahoo’s Q1 earnings today, CEO Marissa Mayer noted that Yahoo has closed down 17 offices since she joined the company as part of a wider efficiency strategy. And it looks like Yahoo is eyeing up one more big downsize in its international profile: the company has retained advisors to decide what to do with its 35.5%, $9 billion stake in Yahoo Japan, a longtime portal in the country that Yahoo operates as a joint venture with Softbank." Read More

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