Media

  • Google’s ATAP Debuts Its First Live-Action Spotlight Story In Partnership With Fast & Furious Director Justin Lin

    Google’s ATAP Debuts Its First Live-Action Spotlight Story In Partnership With Fast & Furious Director Justin Lin

    Google’s ATAP unit now has a history of producing short movies and interactive experiences to showcase how storytellers can use mobile technology to create new experiences for their audiences. Today, at the company’s I/O developer conference in San Francisco, ATAP debuted its latest spotlight project. The team worked with director Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 4, 5, 6; Star Trek 3)… Read More

  • Chromecast Gets Autoplay, Queuing, Second Screen And Multiplayer Game Powers

    Chromecast Gets Autoplay, Queuing, Second Screen And Multiplayer Game Powers

    Google’s Chromecast is a quiet little media secret agent turning the search giant into a big time home entertainment player. All told, users of Cast-enabled software have hit the little button to put their small-screen content up on the big screen a total of 1.5 billion times in the U.S. alone, and Chromecast floats other Google boats, too – users increase their YouTube viewing time… Read More

  • Google Has Shipped Over 1 Million Cardboard VR Units

    Google Has Shipped Over 1 Million Cardboard VR Units

    Google revealed today that Cardboard has quietly become the leading VR platform in terms of platform reach – over 1 million Cardboard units have shipped to users so far, a 100 percent increase on the 500,000 milestone it announced in December last year. Cardboard’s progression is a testament to Google’s approach, which favors simplicity and low barriers to entry instead… Read More

  • Moonves Says CBS Still In Negotiations With Apple Over TV Service

    Moonves Says CBS Still In Negotiations With Apple Over TV Service

    Leslie Moonves, the CEO of CBS, talked about its negotiations with Apple over its rumored upcoming TV service today at Code Conference. “Apple TV is trying to change the universe a bit…I think the age of the 200 channel universe is slowly dying,” said Moonves. The average home has between 100 and 150 channels, but the average home is watching between 14 and 17 of these… Read More

  • Speakers At The Europas Conference And Awards Reflect Europe’s Diversity, June 16, London

    Speakers At The Europas Conference And Awards Reflect Europe’s Diversity, June 16, London

    The Europas Conference & Awards for European Tech Startups, on June 16 in London, is an annual celebration of Europe’s brightest tech companies. From a small bar in central London in 2009, it’s become a fixture of the European scene, with its highly curated daytime speakers and audience, which combines the key startup players in Europe, as well as the hottest newcomers… Read More

  • Periscope Surfaces On Android

    Periscope Surfaces On Android

    Periscope, Twitter’s live streaming video app, has arrived on Android. After a debut on iOS early this year, the company’s Android app development under former Twitter for Android developer Sara Haider went full-steam on bringing Periscope to Google’s mobile OS. The Android version has all the functionality of the iOS version, but with some new perks, including a “return… Read More

  • Will Tidal Make Waves In The Music Industry Or Get Washed Out?

    Will Tidal Make Waves In The Music Industry Or Get Washed Out?

    In late March, when a group of A-list musicians gathered in Manhattan to show support for Jay Z’s new music streaming service, Tidal, expectations were sky-high. The music stars, many of the brightest in today’s pop constellation, were selling an artist-owned streaming service that they affirmed would “forever change the course of music history.” Read More

  • What If Facebook Actually Paid People For Content?

    What If Facebook Actually Paid People For Content?

    I know this sounds crazy, but what if authors and artists didn’t just pump their work into Facebook for free? Yeah, it built the pipes, but that doesn’t mean the water’s not worth money. The content keeps people coming back to Facebook’s News Feed, which is filled with expertly targeted ads. Right now, all creators get in return is referral traffic. For some content… Read More

  • Mode Media Raises Another $30M

    Mode Media Raises Another $30M

    Mode Media is announcing that it has raised $30 million in new funding. Previously known as Glam Media, the company ran the fashion site of the same name, as well as other online properties including Brash and Foodie. Last month, it brought all those sites together as Mode.com (although the individual brands still exist under the broader Mode umbrella) and launched a mobile app called Mode… Read More

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