Post Tagged with: "Publishing"

Global Video Service Viki Buys Soompi, A Fan Site For Korean Dramas, In Sub-$10M Deal
/ August 20, 2015 10:28 am
Global Video Service Viki Buys Soompi, A Fan Site For Korean Dramas, In Sub-$10M Deal

TechCrunch reports "Viki, the global video site owned by Japan’s Rakuten, has made an acquisition of its own after it snapped up Soompi, an English-language news and fan site dedicated to Korean cinema and dramas, for “less than $10 million”. Interestingly, Viki bought Soompi from rival Crunchyroll, the anime video distribution company owned by the Chernin Group, which had acquired it last year.". Read More

ICM Partners Makes Changes In Digital Division, Hires Jonathan Perelman From BuzzFeed As New Head
/ August 19, 2015 11:19 am
ICM Partners Makes Changes In Digital Division, Hires Jonathan Perelman From BuzzFeed As New Head

Variety reports "Perelman, who started Tuesday, reports to ICM founding partner Chris Silbermann. Perelman’s mission will be to coordinate digital strategy among ICM’s 12 divisions as well as to continue to build on the agency’s business of representing digital content creators.". Read More

Snapchat Adding New Publishers to Its Service, Including BuzzFeed
/ July 23, 2015 3:51 pm
Snapchat Adding New Publishers to Its Service, Including BuzzFeed

Re/code reports "The social network is planning to add two or three new media partners to the mix sometime next week, while simultaneously cutting ties with the same number of existing partners to make room, according to multiple people familiar with the plans.". Read More

New mobile-game publishing platform is a ‘simple’ alternative for free-to-play developers
/ May 11, 2015 11:38 am
New mobile-game publishing platform is a ‘simple’ alternative for free-to-play developers

VentureBeat reports "Mobile-social gaming company FunPlus announced today its new free-to-play game-publishing platform, PublishingPlus. The San Francisco-based company aims to bring a “simple, transparent” alternative to traditional games publishing through a flat revenue split and a tiered milestone system. The group aims to lower risk and barriers to access for creators wanting a way into the $30 billion mobile-games market, calling the program “a major step into the future of mobile-game publishing.”. Read More

Publishers’ newest platform darling: Kik
/ April 13, 2015 12:06 pm
Publishers’ newest platform darling: Kik

Digiday reports "Publishers have been wildly enthusiastic about Snapchat as they try to capitalize on messaging apps’ popularity with young people. But now Kik is catching on with the recent addition of big-name publishers BuzzFeed, The Washington Post and NBC News." . Read More

Ad blocking is every publisher’s problem now
/ April 8, 2015 10:31 am
Ad blocking is every publisher’s problem now

Digiday reports "The conventional wisdom around ad blocking was that it was a problem exclusively for sites covering topics like technology and video games, or those in European markets. Think again. Ad blocking is quickly becoming a widespread and difficult-to-solve problem across global publishing." . Read More

How one publisher relies heavily on YouTube, just not to make money
/ April 7, 2015 1:16 pm
How one publisher relies heavily on YouTube, just not to make money

Digiday reports "Many publishers are reaching a stark realization when it comes to YouTube: There just isn’t much money to be had, not with $2 CPMs.". Read More

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