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Music video streaming service Vevo today announced that Rio Caraeff is stepping down from his role as the CEO — formally confirming news that was reported twice this past weekend, first based on a leak, then based on a leaked memo from Caraeff to staff. This is a massive change to the company’s leadership: Caraeff has been running Vevo since 2009 — the year it was founded — seeing the music video JV between Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Abu Dhabi Media Company and Google through massive growth. Read the full story: TechCrunch More
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 03:15
If your head’s been spinning trying to work out exactly which of Google’s unlimited music streaming services you’re going to fork out for, then take heart — the company has moved to clarify some of the fine print in the light of the arrival of YouTube Music Key. Sign up for early access to YouTube Music Key ($7.99 a month to begin with, $9.99 a month eventually) and you get Google Play Music into the bargain too — that’s Google’s main cloud-based Spotify rival that lets you stream your own MP3s and millions of other songs over the Web. Read the full story: Digital Trends More
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Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014 11:21
If people weren't too happy with the first batch of sponsored posts by Instagram, those temper tantrums might reach a new level soon. According to Adweek, the Facebook-ownedimaging service is now rolling out video ads to users' feeds, having been quietly testing themfor the past six months. So, starting today, don't be surprised to unexpectedly run into a random 15-second video while you're trying to find a picture of the next great brunch. Read the full story: Engadget More
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Last Updated on Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:56
Music is a special kind of content, and people discover it on Twitter. That’s why building a music experience outside the main Twitter app was a boondoggle, and treating music like any other piece of media within Twitter sells it short. These insights have led Twitter to a better strategy since killing off the Twitter Music app, according to a source at the company: Just improve the music listening and sharing experience inside Twitter. Read the full story: TechCrunchdownload The Shack movie More
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Last Updated on Friday, 16 June 2017 01:05
The reports of Twitpic’s survival were greatly exaggerated. Despite claiming it had found an acquirer to save it from death following Twitter legal demands, the photo sharing service today announced that didn’t happen and it’s game over on October 25th. Users can now export their photos. Read the full story: TechCrunch More
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Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014 03:27
After months of speculation and rumors, Apple just released details about the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. Unintentionally. A day early. Someone is getting fired over this. The devices were supposed to be announced at an Apple event tomorrow, but Apple scoops mcgee Mark Gurman noticed the two devices listed in the iPad User Guide for iOS 8 within iBooks. Whoops. Read the full story: TechCrunch More
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 06:06
In 2014, it shouldn’t come as a shock to hear that retailers are monitoring your movements and actions when you shop online. Online stores commonly track your cookies (check their privacy statement) to find out where you’ve been, what you’ve searched for and what you purchased. Experts call these data points "bread crumbs." Read the full story: Mashable More
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 05:57
YouTube is losing a key distribution platform as Facebook's home-grown videos become more popular, according to a report from Socialbakers. Facebook is now poised to overtake YouTube in video posts in the News Feed, according to the researcher. The analysis was based on 20,000 Facebook Pages from brands, media, celebrities and entertainment companies and 180,000 posts over the last 12 months on desktop and mobile. Read the full story: Mashable   More
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 05:53
The entertainment industry has been up in arms over the issue of digital piracy for years. Now, there’s a new ally in the fight: advertisers. Last week, three associations representing the advertising industry banded together in the United States to launch an initiative to combat advertising that – often inadvertently – ends up on piracy websites. Ads from major brands have appeared on sites that provide unauthorized downloads or streaming of music, movies and television shows, funnelling revenue to the sites’ operators. Read the full story: The Globe and Mailmovie Fifty Shades Darker 2017 More
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Last Updated on Thursday, 8 June 2017 11:52
Facebook is now the legal owner of WhatsApp, following a filing made with the SEC today. This is the final step in a process begun when Facebook announced its intent to acquire the messaging company in February of this year. The Facebook deal passed its final regulatory hurdle when it received EU approval to go ahead with the acquisition of WhatsApp last week. In the filing, the company details the awarding of 177,760,669 shares of Facebook’s Class A common stock and $4.59 billion to WhatsApp stakeholders, plus 45,941,775 in restricted stock to WhatsApp employees to complete the deal. Koum will join Facebook’s board, and will also match Zuckerberg’s annual base salary of $1, without eligibility for the company’s bonus plan, though he does get a signing bonus of 24,853,468 restricted stock units as incentive for joining. Per the filing, Koum is joining Facebook with no fixed term of employment as part of the arrangement, but all indicators are that he wants to stick around to continue to build WhatsApp as a separate brand under the growing Facebook umbrella. Read the full story: TechCrunch More
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Last Updated on Monday, 6 October 2014 11:07