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IMAX CEO: Company Encouraged by Results of First VR Centre

IMAX is encouraged by the early results of its first Virtual Reality (VR) Centre, in Los Angeles, which attracted more than 7,000 attendees since opening Jan. 6, according to compa... More

M&E Journal: Content ID Leaves Independents on the Outside Looking In

Ruth Vitale, CreativeFuture — If you were online in May of 2015, you were probably aware that YouTube was having a party because literally everyone was invited. A YouTube-prod... More

AR, VR Presence Surges at Toy Fair

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are being incorporated into an increasingly larger number of toys and other products targeted at kids, and that was made abundantly ... More

CTA: Experiences Matter More Than Tech for VR

Consumers who are already familiar with virtual reality are already in the fold with the technology, but it’s the experiences of VR — not the tech itself — that need to be th... More

TiVo CEO: Samsung Licensing Deal Provided a Lift in Q4

The wide-ranging intellectual property licensing deal that TiVo recently signed with Samsung Electronics gave TiVo a revenue boost in the fourth quarter (ended Dec. 31), according ... More

Google Cloud Exec: Many Companies Interested in Moving to the Cloud, But It’s Still Early Days

Alphabet is seeing a growing number of companies looking to shift to cloud storage of their data, but we’re still in the very early days of companies across all industries actual... More

Frontier Communications Taps Mediamorph

Multi-system operator Frontier Communications has tapped Mediamorph and its cloud-based enterprise software platform and data services to help streamline its content handling and c... More

Activision to Ramp Up eSports Initiatives

Activision Blizzard will be significantly expanding its eSports initiatives this year after seeing strong results from that business in its fourth quarter and fiscal year, ended De... More

Fortium: Record Year for DVD Award Screeners Using Patronus Content Security

Each year Fortium releases new versions of Patronus anti-rip for the Academy and BAFTA Award’s season. This year saw the highest levels of protection yet as well as the largest... More

CDSA Named Association Partner for New NAB Cybersecurity Pavilion

CDSA (Content Delivery and Security Association) has been named the Official Association Partner in the first year of the new Cybersecurity Pavilion at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, A... More

Disney’s Iger Predicts ‘Significant Growth’ for New Multi-Channel Market Entrants

It’s still early days for over-the-top (OTT) streaming TV services, but they’re well-positioned to take advantage of the increased shift to TV viewing on mobile devices, accord... More

Bob Gold & Associates to Support MESA Member Media Initiative

The Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA), a community of senior-level technology executives and companies involved in media & entertainment, has named Bob Gold &a... More

Cognizant’s Stepping Up its Shift to Digital Services, Solutions

Cognizant is significantly accelerating its shift to digital services and solutions in response to growing demand from its clients in recent quarters, according to CEO Francisco D... More

Amazon CFO: Company to Continue Investing Heavily in Prime Video

Amazon liked what it saw with customer engagement and its Prime Video service in the fiscal year and fourth quarter (ended Dec. 31), and will continue investing heavily in the serv... More

PlayStation VR Boosts Sony’s Game Business

Sony’s launch of the PlayStation (PS) VR virtual reality headset for the PS4 video game console provided a lift for the company’s Game and Network Services business in the comp... More

Facebook CEO: Continued Progress on VR, AI Initiatives

Facebook’s aggressive virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives continued during the fourth quarter (ended Dec. 31), with the company seeing more promisin... More

EA CEO: Company to Expand eSports Initiatives

Liking what it’s seen thus far with its Competitive Gaming Division (CGD, gaming company Electronic Arts (EA) is looking to expand eSports initiatives during its next fiscal year... More

Teradata Expands Board, Adds Tech Expertise

Analytics solutions firm Teradata has beefed up its board of directors, expanding it from nine members to 11, with the additions of two Silicon Valley mainstays. Joining the boa... More

NeuLion Adds Another University to College Platform Ranks

NeuLion’s College Platform offers a giant suite of digital tools for universities, bringing an all-in-one platform for the web and mobile for users, with everything from live and... More

Azure Boosts Microsoft Q2 Results

The Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform provided a boost to Microsoft’s fiscal second quarter results (ended Dec. 31), according to the tech giant. Azure revenue soared 9... More

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