Archive for category: social

Twitter Study: Box-Office Hits Have 150% More Tweets From Movie Talent
/ February 12, 2016 4:59 pm
Twitter Study: Box-Office Hits Have 150% More Tweets From Movie Talent

Variety reports "Twitter teamed with analytics firm Crimson Hexagon to analyze tweets for 33 movies released in 2015, spanning each film’s lifecycle from trailer release to post-premiere. The films included 15 “over-performers,” which had an average box-office-to-budget ratio of 2.5, and 18 “under-performers,” with a B.O./budget ratio of 0.5.". Read More

Uber Picks Up Another $200M From LetterOne To Push Into Emerging Markets
/ February 12, 2016 4:49 pm
Uber Picks Up Another $200M From LetterOne To Push Into Emerging Markets

Techcrunch reports "long with its new branding, it looks like Uber has picked up some new funding, too.LetterOne (L1), a fund based out of Luxembourg and headed by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman, is putting $200 million into the transportation and logistics juggernaut to help it push further into emerging markets. This is a new, strategic investment, rather than a past investment only being disclosed now, the companies confirmed to us." . Read More

Apple is reportedly filming its first original show … starring Dr. Dre
/ February 12, 2016 4:42 pm
Apple is reportedly filming its first original show … starring Dr. Dre

VentureBeat reports, "Apple appears to be the latest tech company to start producing its own television content. Following on Apple’s 2014 acquisition of Beats Electronics, the company is now making its own show called “Vital Signs,” starring Beats cofounder and music rapper and producer Dr. Dre, according to a report out today.". Read More

YouTube Acquires BandPage For $8M To Attract Musicians With Money-Making Tools
/ February 12, 2016 12:13 pm
YouTube Acquires BandPage For $8M To Attract Musicians With Money-Making Tools

YouTube wants to win the love of musicians by solving their biggest problem: how to turn popularity into cash. So today it announced it’s acquired BandPage, a startup that helps artists show off and sell concert tickets, merchandise, and exclusive fan experiences. Read More

Time Inc. Buys Myspace Parent Company Viant
/ February 11, 2016 2:47 pm
Time Inc. Buys Myspace Parent Company Viant

Variety reports "Myspace comes to the publishing and media company through Time Inc.’s acquisition of ViantTechnology, a data-marketing company based in Irvine, Calif. Terms of the deal, announced Thursday, were not disclosed. Time Inc. said it expects Viant to contribute about $100 million in digital-ad sales for 2016. For the full year 2015 Time Inc.’s digital advertising revenue was $331 million, up 11% from the year prior.". Read More

Pandora Has Mixed Q4 Earnings With $336M Revenue And 3.8% Growth To 81.1M Listeners
/ February 11, 2016 2:45 pm
Pandora Has Mixed Q4 Earnings With $336M Revenue And 3.8% Growth To 81.1M Listeners

TechCrunch reports "Amidst rumors that it’s trying to sell itself, Pandora missed on its Q4 2015 earnings report where it said it had 81.1 million listeners, up from 78.1 million in Q3 but down from 81.5 million a year ago. Pandora saw $336 million revenue and $0.04 earnings per share, compared to expectations of $332 million and $0.07 EPS. Q4 total listening hours hit 5.37 billion, up 4.5% quarter-over-quarter and 3% since a year ago.". Read More

Call of Duty saw double-digit growth in 2015, now has more players than ever before
/ February 11, 2016 2:43 pm
Call of Duty saw double-digit growth in 2015, now has more players than ever before

VentureBeat reports "Activision Blizzard revealed that its popular shooter franchise is alive and well while releasing the financial results for its the fourth quarter of 2015. The publisher noted that Call of Duty: Black Ops III, the latest release in the series, ended the quarter with the largest amount of monthly active players in the franchise’s history.". Read More

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