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Adobe CEO: Cloud Businesses Provided a Boost for Company’s Q4 Results (MESA)

Continued strength in Adobe’s cloud businesses helped the company achieve significant revenue growth in its fourth quarter (ended Dec. 1), according to CEO and president Shantanu... More

A Year After Karmarama Buyout, Accenture Interactive Explains Why It Still Covets Talent after Rothco Acquisition (The Drum)

At the end of 2016, Accenture Interactive kicked off a year of frenetic acquisition activity when it bought out the indie creative agency Karmarama. A year on, the now embedded Kar... More

Media Stocks Rise After Megadeal Announcement (Variety)

Media investors reacted Thursday to the blockbuster Disney-21st Century Fox deal, with stocks of several big media companies ticking up in early trading as Wall Street processed th... More

The FCC Has Reversed a 2015 Rule that Could Change How You Access, Pay for Internet Service (CNBC)

The FCC voted on Thursday to eliminate the Open Internet Order, better known as "net neutrality" regulations. The decision will give more power to internet service providers (ISPs)... More

Disney Makes $52.4 Billion Deal for 21st Century Fox in Big Bet on Streaming (NY Times)

The Walt Disney Company said on Thursday that it had reached a deal to buy most of the assets of 21st Century Fox, the conglomerate controlled by Rupert Murdoch, in an all-stock tr... More

Sony Exec: New Media Solutions Division to Take Advantage of Soaring Cloud Acceptance

NEW YORK — Sony has created a new Media Solutions Division within its Professional Solutions Americas (PSA) group to better meet demands for cloud services and take advantage of ... More

Accenture Acquires Irish Creative Agency Rothco, Boosting Accenture Interactive’s Creative Credentials (MESA)

Accenture has entered into an agreement to acquire Rothco, a full-service creative agency. Located in Dublin, Rothco will boost Accenture Ireland’s creative capabilities and thos... More

Globecast Promotes Sylvain Merle to COO (Broadband TV)

Globecast has promoted Sylvain Merle to Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. He will replace Philippe Fort, who previously held that role for 16 years before announcing ... More

EAA Home Entertainment Sale Extended to Dec. 17 (MESA)

The home entertainment media sale for the Entertainment AIDS Alliance (EAA) has been extended to midnight Dec. 17, offering more than 400 titles at up to 40% off. Proceeds from the... More

Box Launches Box Transform Consulting Service to Drive Digital Transformation for Enterprises (MESA)

Box today introduced Box Transform, a new service from Box Consulting, its advanced professional services team. Box Transform is a white-glove program that offers customers a dedic... More

You.i TV Hunting for Big Wins in 2018 (OBJ)

After a strong year that saw You.i TV rack up industry awards, expand its physical footprint and secure Samsung’s seal of approval, CEO Jason Flick told Techopia Live this week t... More

European Parliament Rejects Key Proposed Digital Single Market Regulation (Variety)

In a decision sure to spark relief in the European film and TV industry, the European Parliament voted Tuesday morning to reject most of the European Commission’s so-called Sat C... More

IBM’s New Power9-Based AI Hardware Said to Be ‘Performance Beast’ (DCK)

Companies running AI applications often need as much computing muscle as researchers who use supercomputers do. IBM’s latest system is aimed at both audiences. The company las... More

Caringo, JB&A Distribution Launch Strategic Partnership (MESA)

Caringo today announced partnership with JB&A Distribution to represent Caringo Scale-Out Hybrid Storage to systems integrators (SIs) and value-added resellers (VARs) in the United... More

FCC, FTC Will Collaborate on Monitoring Open Internet (B&C)

The FCC and Federal Trade Commission have drafted a memorandum of understanding on how they will divvy up enforcement of ISPs promises and disclosures about their business practice... More

Death of SVG Europe Team Member Tim Frost is Announced (SVG Europe)

Sports Video Group Europe is very sad to announce that our Audience and Digital Development Manager Tim Frost passed away on Sunday 10 December. Prior to becoming a journalist and ... More

MicroStrategy 10.10 Empowers Individuals, Departments, Enterprises with Update to Data Discovery, Dossier Authoring (MESA)

MicroStrategy today announced the general availability of MicroStrategy 10.10, the newest feature release to the company’s MicroStrategy 10™ platform. This feature release... More

Oracle’s Safra Catz Among Two New Members Named to Disney Board (Reuters)

Media company Walt Disney on Thursday named Oracle's chief executive, Safra Catz, and her counterpart at Illumina, Francis A. deSouza, to its board. Disney said their election woul... More

Cognizant Sees Asia as $1 Billion Opportunity (Economic Times)

Cognizant said Asia would become a $1 billion market for the company in the next few years as it powers ahead with investments in Australia, Japan and plans to look into China. The... More

Scott Belsky Returns to Adobe to Lead Product, Design (Co.Design)

Scott Belsky–co-founder of Behance and an early stage investor in startups like Uber and Pinterest–is returning to Adobe after two years away. Now, he’ll take the role of Chi... More