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4 Consumer Trends Revolutionizing Content Consumption (CMO)

Bigger Screens Are Losing Share - As smartphones become the media consumption device of choice, tablets, and desktop devices are paying the price. Overall, M&E brands have seen a 2... More

Is Social the Killer App for VR? (CMO)

VR could be the future of communication, or an overhyped technology that will never become truly mainstream. There are a lot of contrasting opinions in the press at the moment, wit... More

Live From the U.S. Open: IBM Watson Media Opens Up AI Possibilities for USTA (SVG)

IBM has long been a major tech player for the USTA at the US Open, providing backend technology ranging from the US Open app to the SlamTracker point-by-point analysis tool. This y... More

IBC 2017: 24i to Showcase Cutting-Edge OTT Apps (MESA)

At IBC 24i Media will showcase their turnkey OTT Apps with a wealth of features and innovations to accelerate time to market, reduce cost, simplify deployment and optimize personal... More

Twitter Enables Account Sharing in its Mobile App, Powered by TweetDeck Teams (TechCrunch)

TweetDeck Teams — a feature that lets users share access to Twitter accounts without having to share a password — will now work in the Twitter app for iOS and Android. This cha... More

Facebook, Twitter, Apple Get Into the Television Business (The Economist)

A new generation of TV shows is being made for smartphones, tablets and other internet-connected screens. Netflix and Amazon have been at this for some time. But other technology c... More

Apple Said to Unveil New iPhones on Sept. 12 (Variety)

Apple will unveil the newest versions of its iPhone at a press event on September 12, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The company is expected to release three new iPhone v... More

Nostalgia TV Makes a Comeback. How Hulu and Netflix are Breathing New Life Into Old TV Shows (Los Angeles Times)

At a time when television is booming with more than 450 original series in production this year, viewers have a multitude of options. But shows such as HBO’s “Game of Thrones... More

Will MoviePass Give Theaters a Jolt of Innovation, Or is it Doomed to Fail? (Deadline)

The subscription movie service, introduced in 2011, received publicity beyond its wildest dreams this week after it dropped its monthly price to $9.95 from $14.95. Many consumers w... More

Virtual Reality Films Take Hold at Fall’s Film Festivals (Variety)

The possibility that virtual reality could push the limits of the moviegoing experience took a leap forward with Alejandro G. Inarritu’s immigration-themed installation “Carne ... More

Facebook Set to Expand Inventory with Augmented Reality Glasses (The Drum)

Facebook is expected to expand its inventory by designing an augmented reality (AR) glasses that could display digital objects in the physical world, according to a patent applicat... More

The Messy, Confusing Future of TV? It’s Here (NYT)

What happened to the glorious, consumer-friendly future of TV? We were told that the internet would usher in a golden era of streaming video, and that incredible shows and movies w... More

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? (The Atlantic)

The advent of the smartphone and its cousin the tablet was followed quickly by hand-wringing about the deleterious effects of “screen time.” But the impact of these devices has... More

Billboard is Bringing a Music Documentary Series to Snapchat (CNBC)

Billboard is bringing a music documentary series to Snapchat. "Artist Pass" is Snapchat's first original music programming, featuring a behind-the-scenes look at artists as they pr... More

With 200M Daily Users, Giphy to Test Sponsored GIFs (TechCrunch)

Giphy, the four-year-old search engine for GIFs, is going to finally start testing monetization. According to a source close to the company, Giphy will begin testing sponsored GIFs... More

Google Changes Way Torrent Sites Appear in Search (TVB Europe)

Google has changed the way torrent sites such as The Pirate Bay appear in its search results. Until recently, users searching for phrases like ‘best torrent sites’ or ‘tor... More

The Newest Place to Premiere Shows: Amazon Prime (Digiday)

As Amazon recruits video companies to distribute content on its platform — and make money from day one — some companies are beginning to use Amazon Prime to premiere new progra... More

65% of People Will Install At Least One New App Per Month (ARC)

The runaway train that is the mobile apps economy is not going to stop. According to a recently published global report by mobile analytics provider App Annie, over 65% of peopl... More

Soccer is the Most Popular Sport on Instagram and It’s Not Even Close (Recode)

Instagrammers love soccer. That might be because soccer players love Instagram. Or because soccer is a global sport. Or because soccer is played year-round. But whatever the rea... More

Has FIFA World Cup Found the ‘Sweet Spot in Social Media’ as Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat Bid for Highlights? (The Drum)

From live updates to live streaming; Facebook,Twitter and Snapchat have slowly ascended into sports broadcasting and are all set to seek online rights to video highlights to next y... More