Archive for category: social

Vine Adds Music Discovery, Editing Functionality
/ August 28, 2015 1:51 pm
Vine Adds Music Discovery, Editing Functionality

Variety reports "Twitter-owned social video sharing service Vine added new features to its iOS and Android appsFriday that make it easier to discover music through the service. iPhone users also got some music-focused editing tools that will help them to more seamlessly synchronize their clips to music. On the discovery front, Vine has added a small music icon to some of the posted videos. Once a user taps on it, the app automatically displays which song was used for the loop.". Read More

Cheetah Mobile Will Launch Its Online Advertising Platform In India
/ August 28, 2015 1:49 pm
Cheetah Mobile Will Launch Its Online Advertising Platform In India

TechCrunch reports "Best known as an Android utility app maker, Cheetah Mobile is now focused on global growth for its mobile advertising business. The Beijing-based company announced today that it will launch its advertising platform in India next month. Cheetah Mobile, which acquired Paris-based ad tech startup MobPartner for $58 million earlier this year, says its advertising platform currently has over 500 clients around the world, including Flipkart, Uber, Amazon, and Booking.com, as well as partnerships with Facebook, Google, and Tencent. It opened a Delhi office, its first in India, in June, and is currently hiring in that city as well as Bangalore.". Read More

Muvi launches live video streaming engine
/ August 28, 2015 1:43 pm
Muvi launches live video streaming engine

Streamdaily.tv reports "New York-based VOD provider Muvi Studio is attempting to disrupt giants such as Periscope and Twitch with its new live video streaming engine. Muvi is a new company that serves as a third-party provider for corporate clients and broadcasters looking to create their own VOD service by offering them cloud infrastructure. Now, clients will be able to add live-streaming features to their on-demand services.". Read More

Nick Jonas & Demi Lovato Manager-Turned-Label Exec Phil McIntyre Tests Kinder, Gentler Music-Biz Model
/ August 28, 2015 1:38 pm
Nick Jonas & Demi Lovato Manager-Turned-Label Exec Phil McIntyre Tests Kinder, Gentler Music-Biz Model

Billboard reports "This past spring, he joined Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas -- both of whom he has managed since early in their careers -- to launch SafeHouse Records, which aims to develop artists with "360-degree franchises of pop relevance." In addition to access to the resources of Island (CEO David Masseyis closely involved), signees will get equity in the label.". Read More

Mobile Gaming Livestreaming Service Mobcrush Has Raised Around $10M
/ August 28, 2015 1:21 pm
Mobile Gaming Livestreaming Service Mobcrush Has Raised Around $10M

TechCrunch reports "Mobcrush’s bet is that mobile game streaming will be as big — if not bigger — than some of the competitive game streaming services that already exist. The gorilla in the room, of course, is Twitch — which Amazon bought for nearly $1 billion last year and has tens of millions (if not hundreds) of monthly viewers. Mobcrush raised $4.9 million in a round that round was formally announced in May, and in July Mobcrush came out of beta.". Read More

Streaming, online video advertising jumps by 66%
/ August 28, 2015 1:03 pm
Streaming, online video advertising jumps by 66%

Streamdaily.tv reports "U.S. ad agencies are warming up to the idea of advertising on streaming and online video, reports Strata, a Chicago-based company that develops software for media buyers. According to a survey conducted by Strata that polled 85 agencies of various sizes across the U.S., there’s a 66% increase in interest in advertising on streaming and online video during second quarter 2015 over the same period in 2014.". Read More

Lionsgate Partners With Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., Gearbox Software and Producers Avi and Ari Arad on Film Adaptation of Blockbuster Video Game Borderlands
/ August 28, 2015 11:58 am
Lionsgate Partners With Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., Gearbox Software and Producers Avi and Ari Arad on Film Adaptation of Blockbuster Video Game Borderlands

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, is teaming with the publisher and creators of Borderlands®, and renowned producers Avi and Ari Arad to adapt Gearbox Software’s critically-acclaimed blockbuster video game Borderlands into a tent-pole feature film, the parties announced today. Borderlands is an action role-playing first-person shooter video game created and developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K, a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). Read More

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