Posted on 14 April 2013
Back in November last year image giant Corbis acquired Demotix , the crowd-sourced breaking news picture and video agency which had launched in 2008. We present for you a lighting fast ‘exit Q&A’ with founder and former CEO Turi Munthe , who has since left to pursue new projects. Demotix sold to Bill Gates’ Corbis, the second biggest picture library in the world, in November 2012
Posted on 10 April 2013
The Walking Dead is this week’s most talked about page for TV shows. The page has been popular consistently, earning the same title last February . The page is the top PTAT gainer in its category, receiving almost 1.4 million engagements over the last week, an increase by over 40,000 compared to the prior week.
Posted on 03 April 2013
Increasingly, TV networks are tapping into social networks like Twitter and Facebook, asking viewers for their opinions and putting them on air. What most people don’t realize is that doing so can be an expensive endeavor, especially for local affiliate stations and their production studios
Posted on 26 March 2013
Companies like Google, Twitter and Nielsen — who respectively make money from digital advertising, want to make a lot more from digital ads, and get paid to provide data to justify ads online and offline — are putting some significant effort into showing the connection between how consumers watch TV and use their tablets and smartphones to shape that experience in the U.S.. Now the BBC — via its commercial operations of BBC World News TV and BBC.com — is also weighing in, with an international study out from BBC World News and BBC.com looking at how news is consumed today. It shows that the role that tablets are playing in TV usage — which we already knew was strong in the U.S.
Posted on 21 March 2013
As you’ve no doubt heard by now, March Madness is upon us, with the NCAA tournament officially kicking off tomorrow. Yes, March Madness brings April gladness, as the saying goes.
Posted on 06 March 2013
Retail giant Target’s newly announced ”Target Retail Accelerator” isn’t really an accelerator – it’s more a sponsored contest taking place at SXSW in Austin. Developers who participate in the event will have a chance to create retail-focused mobile apps or mobile websites, with seven finalists receiving $10,000 for their ideas, and one grand-prize winner scoring a larger prize of $75,000.
Posted on 11 February 2013
The Public Radio Player app for the iPhone has been a round for a while now, but today, Cambridge-based Public Radio Exchange (PRX) is relaunching the app with a revamped visual design, new interface and, maybe most importantly, the ability to download episodes of shows so you can listen to This American Life , Radiolab , Car Talk or any of the other more than 1000 public radio programs and podcasts offline. The redesign makes the app a lot easier to navigate now, but the highlight of this 3.0 release is obviously the ability to save shows for offline listening
Posted on 30 January 2013
Apple still leads in terms of App Store revenue, according to a new report from app store analytics firm App Annie out today, but Google Play’s revenue is accelerating. From Q3 2012 to Q4 2012, Google Play revenue doubled, in a large part due to increases from Japan and South Korea, which, combined, contributed to close to half of Google Play revenue in Q4
Posted on 07 January 2013
Just in time for the CES show, a major media outlet is spinning out a little business out of Twitter. The Associated Press today announced that it has inked a deal with Samsung for the consumer electronics giant to have two tweeting slots a day on the API’s main Twitter account (1.53 million users) for the five days the show runs, January 7-11.
Posted on 17 December 2012
Internet search engines are still amazing tools for finding facts and figures — with a little effort, and a few carefully worded search queries you can soon track down the capital of Turkmenistan or the world’s oldest lake . For real-time information, such as breaking news, Twitter is better — again, you need to do some filtering, and accept that most of what you’re reading is unverified so is potentially nonsense, but for unfolding news events it’s hard to beat