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In Industry Shift, Sharp Looks Outside Japan for a Buyer
/ February 4, 2016 10:36 am
In Industry Shift, Sharp Looks Outside Japan for a Buyer

The NY Times reports, "On Thursday, Sharp said it was leaning toward a takeover offer from Foxconn, the massive Taiwanese contract manufacturer that assembles iPhones and other products for Apple." Read More

Fast-Growing Virtual MVPD fuboTV Adds Univision Networks, REVOLT and Pivot to its Lineup
/ February 4, 2016 10:05 am
Fast-Growing Virtual MVPD fuboTV Adds Univision Networks,  REVOLT and Pivot to its Lineup

fuboTV, the fastest-growing virtual MVPD in the U.S., which provides subscribers with a premium bundle of sports and entertainment TV networks, has announced carriage agreements with Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), Pivot and REVOLT Media & TV. Read More

HBO’s Bill Simmons Accidentally Announces Google Play Music Podcasts Launch
/ February 3, 2016 11:24 am
HBO’s Bill Simmons Accidentally Announces Google Play Music Podcasts Launch

Variety reports "Google is finally adding podcasts to its Play Music app. The feature, which could roll out any day now, was prematurely announced by former Grantland editor and future HBO talk show host Bill Simmons on Twitter this week. Simmons quickly took down the incriminating tweet, but other users confirmed that they had already seen glimpses of the new feature." Read More

Chinese mobile game revenues could double to $11.1B by 2019
/ February 3, 2016 11:22 am
Chinese mobile game revenues could double to $11.1B by 2019

ntureBeat reports "China’s stock market has had a bad year, but the country’s game industry remains strong and on track to grow dramatically over time. That’s the underlying belief behind Chinese game market analyst firm Niko Partners’ annual predictions for the digital games industry in China for 2016." Read More

Here’s How Many Digital Ads You Could Buy for the Price of a Super Bowl Commercial
/ February 3, 2016 11:19 am
Here’s How Many Digital Ads You Could Buy for the Price of a Super Bowl Commercial

AdWeek reports "Brands will spend a record $5 million for a TV ad during CBS's broadcast of this year's Super Bowl, but with most of the chatter about the game happening online, Big Game marketers are also pouring big money into digital advertising." Read More

Susanne Daniels: How YouTube Red Will Turn Its Homegrown Stars Into TV Talent
/ February 3, 2016 11:17 am
Susanne Daniels: How YouTube Red Will Turn Its Homegrown Stars Into TV Talent

Variety reports "Before she left her job as president of MTV late last year, Susanne Daniels brought one of her three children with her to the network’s tentpole event, the Video Music Awards. She watched her then-13-year-old daughter, Charlotte–a representative of MTV’s target audience–pay little attention as celebrities milled around them on the red carpet." Read More

Microsoft’s New Video Imagines a HoloLens-Powered Super Bowl Party
/ February 3, 2016 11:16 am
Microsoft’s New Video Imagines a HoloLens-Powered Super Bowl Party

Re/code reports "Sports are a pretty intuitive place for augmented reality: We already watch them with a bevy of numerical overlays, replays and commentary. So Microsoft’s “future of football,” featuring its HoloLens headset, unsurprisingly makes a lot of sense. It’s a highlight reel showcasing every possible football-spectatorship-related use of HoloLens, from getting an expanded view of the screen to watching tiny 3-D figures enact plays on your coffee table. " Read More

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