Salesforce’s Latest Acquisition is Vlocity for $1.3 Billion

Salesforce is acquiring Vlocity, a provider of cloud and mobile software built natively on the Salesforce platform, for about $1.33 billion in cash net of Salesforce's ownership in the company, Salesforce said Feb. 25. “The transaction is expected to close during the fiscal ... More

BeBanjo to Examine Streaming Metadata, Rights Conundrum at Smart Content Summit

The growth of direct-to-consumer and other OTT services has led to some interesting challenges for content owners: how do you manage the sheer volume of content that’s being delivered today? Content planning, scheduling, distribution and delivery have all become more complex... More

M&E Journal: Securing Large-Scale Supply Chains Globally

By Tony Miles, Co-Founder, CEO, Fortium - Globalization has led to the shrinking of the world. Marketplaces that were off limits a decade ago are now easily targetable by those with the will, and expertise, to do so. This is true for M&E, just like any other industry, and i... More

NASA JPL Discussion to Take Smart Content Summit Out of This World

It takes a lot to pull off live-streaming well for a major tech organization. Imagine how much work is involved when those live streams are coming from space. At the March 4 Smart Content Summit in L.A., Randi Levin, CIO for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) will give attendee... More

March 4 Women in Technology: Hollywood Event to Focus on Inclusion

Women in Technology Hollywood (WiTH) will bring Denise Hewett, founder and CEO of entertainment tech company Scriptd, studio executives and industry experts to the stage March 4 at the Skirball Cultural Center for an afternoon of networking and discussion around inclusive innovat... More

Croogloo: Connecting Film, TV Production Operations

Combining the best practices of supply chain science, tech, and production operations, Montreal-based Croogloo has a bold goal: help Studios and Crew cut production days, using data tools to provide insights throughout a production’s lifecycle. Founded in 2017, Croogloo’s... More

MESA’s OTT Academy Hits L.A. March 3

The afternoon of Tuesday, March 3 sees the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) return to its supply chain roots, hosting the OTT Supply Chain Academy at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, an event offering an intimate gathering of the thought leaders and streaming innova... More

Akamai: API Attacks by Cybercriminals are on the Rise

Application programming interfaces (APIs) are increasingly being targeted in hostile takeover attempts, according to Akamai Technologies. “We have a really consistent amount of credential abuse going on,” Steve Ragan, Akamai editor-security research and publications, said ... More

EIDR Participant March 3 Event to Celebrate Major Milestones

Celebration of EIDR’S first decade of existence, the introduction of the 2020 EIDR board of directors, the upcoming launch a significant stack improvement (EIDR 2.5), and EIDR’s plan for achieving 100% title registration by the end of 2020, all will be on the docket March 3 a... More

M&E Journal: Looking Beyond the Paperless Mission: How Automation Minimizes Risk

By Mark Goldstein, President, CEO, Entertainment Partners - Many have speculated that we are in the midst of a golden age in entertainment production. Content creation continues to explode, as distribution methods continually evolve. News as entertainment, entertainment as new... More