Strong Azure Results Boost Microsoft’s Q4

Microsoft reported stronger results for its fourth quarter (ended June 30) that it said were helped by growth in its Azure cloud computing business. Revenue in Microsoft’s overall Intelligent Cloud business grew 23% from a year earlier, to $9.6 billion, the company said July... More

MarkLogic, Sony Share Data Gains

As long as there’s been entertainment, one thing has always been true, according to Matt Turner, CTO of media and manufacturing for MarkLogic: “The focus is on the content, making the great movie, making the great series, creating that great experience. That’s what the main... More

Piracy, Cybersecurity Topics Slated for Content Protection Summit

During the July 24 Media & Entertainment Day at the Microsoft Conference Center in New York, studios, piracy experts and industry groups will all be featured presenters during the half-day Content Protection Summit East program, offering insights into content protection, privacy ... More

An EPIC Cloud Program Scheduled for July 24 M&E Day

During the July 24 Media & Entertainment Day at the Microsoft Conference Center in New York, Microsoft is sponsoring a new series of discussions centered around cloud production workflows, technologies and innovations. Dubbed Entertainment Production in the Cloud (EPIC), the h... More

IBM Security: Covering Every Cybersecurity Base for M&E

IBM Security’s portfolio of enterprise security products and services runs the gamut, covering applications, mobile, networks, data, the cloud, you name it, all centered around enabling organizations to better manage risk and defend against emerging threats. IBM Security mo... More

AWS Introduces New Machine Learning Capabilities at Annual NY Summit

Amazon Web Services used its annual AWS Summit in New York July 17 to introduce new SageMaker machine learning (ML) features and announce expanded relationships with customers including 21st Century Fox. “Machine learning is experiencing something of a renaissance in the clo... More

TDS Telecom to Roll Out TiVo’s Next-Gen Platform

TiVo scored another client win for its Next-Gen Platform -- this time Madison, Wis.-based TDS Telecom, which said July 17 it will roll out the new TiVo-powered video solution to new and existing TV subscribers in both cable operations and wireline service areas. But the ... More

M&E Journal: The Evolution of Entertainment Business Models

By Bradley Soroca, CMO, Deluxe - It is no secret the media and entertainment marketplace finds itself in the midst of the most tumultuous time in its history. Headlines blare of mergers we thought we would never see, growth rates of young companies continue to defy expectation... More

Netflix CFO: Company’s ‘Still on Track for a Strong Growth Year’

Netflix still expects strong subscriber growth for its current fiscal year despite net subscriber additions coming in weaker than it and analysts had expected for the second quarter (ended June 30), according to company executives. Customer additions continue to be up on a yea... More

MESA, MarkLogic Webinar to Examine Sony’s Smart Content Work

When the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) and MarkLogic host the July 18 webinar “Smart Content Connecting the Data Behind the Hits with Sony Pictures,” Matt Turner, CTO of media and manufacturing for MarkLogic, hopes attendees come away with a unique perspectiv... More