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  • The Hollywood-ification Of The App Store

    The Hollywood-ification Of The App Store

    Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’s success in the App Store could open the doors to future celebrity-publisher partnerships, suggests app analytics firm App Annie in a new report out this morning which looks back on the latest in app store trends. The game, a joint effort between the celeb and publisher Glu, was the most downloaded game on iOS in July, and helped Glu become the number one… Read More

  • Tom Hanks’ Typewriter App Shoots To The Top Of The App Store

    Tom Hanks’ Typewriter App Shoots To The Top Of The App Store

    Tom Hanks’ name can do more than sell a movie, it seems. His recently launched, hipster-ish typewriter app for iPad, Hanx Writer, has now shot to the top of the iTunes App Store, ranking No. 1 in both the Productivity section, as well as Overall. Launched last week, Hanx Writer turns your iPad into an old-fashioned typewriter, offering a pseudo-analog typing experience. The bangs of… Read More

  • We Are Going To See A Lot More Original TV On The Web In 2012

    We Are Going To See A Lot More Original TV On The Web In 2012

    We are less than ten days into 2012, but here is a prediction that is easy to make: We are going to see a lot of original Web TV shows announced this year with big stars. It’s already happening. Tom Hanks is making a cartoon TV series for Yahoo. Steven Van Zandt is starring in a Web-original drama on Netflix. House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey, will also appear on Netflix, along… Read More

  • Tom Hanks Planning Yahoo-Only Web Series, “Electric City”

    Tom Hanks Planning Yahoo-Only Web Series, “Electric City”

    Everyone’s favorite puppet cowboy, Tom Hanks, is working with Playtone and Reliance Entertainment on a new web series called Electric City (logo not shown). According to the AP, the show is about a “seemingly peaceful city situated in a post-apocalyptic world” and each episode will be three or four minutes long. The shows will have a socially conscious message including… Read More