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Apple Building $1 Billion Austin Campus, Hiring Workers Across the U.S. (Fortune)

The company announced it will be building a new $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, as well as new sites in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, Calif., and will expand its operatio... More

U.S. Internet Speeds Rose Nearly 40 Percent This Year (Recode)

Finally some good news: The internet is getting faster, especially fixed broadband internet. Broadband download speeds in the U.S. rose 35.8 percent and upload speeds are up 22 per... More

Companies Rethink the TV Ad Model for OTT (Media Post)

The advertising model for traditional, linear television is actually pretty simple. Networks air TV shows, and those shows have regular commercial breaks. In total, they typically ... More

Tomorrow’s CEOs Will Come from an Unlikely Place: The Supply Chain (Fortune)

We live in a world in which customers are no longer impressed by two-day delivery. In fact, it’s now the longest customers are willing to wait. This “Amazon effect” has reset... More

Streaming Isn’t Everything, and Blu-rays are Back to Prove It (Wired)

Some are drawn to Blu-ray because of the unsatisfying video quality of streaming films; for others, it’s the sheer joy of tactile pop-culture paraphernalia, as some small-label d... More

Cognizant to Acquire Mustache, a New York-Based Creative Content Agency (MESA)

Cognizant today announced it is acquiring Mustache, a privately-held creative content agency based in Brooklyn, NY, known for its innovative approach to planning, producing and dis... More

Vubiquity Teams with Discover Digital for Zimbabwe Deal (Digital TV Europe)

Amdocs-owned on-demand aggregator and technology outfit Vubiquity has struck a multi-year deal with payment platform Discover Digital to provide international and local content to ... More

Disney, Comcast to Account for Nearly 40% of Spending on U.S. Programming (WSJ)

The sale of major assets of 21st Century Fox will create two juggernauts of programming, Walt Disney and Comcast, that will tower over a rapidly consolidating media and entertainme... More

Report: 222M Homes Will Own Ultra HD TVs by Year-End (Digital TV Europe)

The Asia Pacific Region is the largest market in terms of annual sales of Ultra HD TVs, with sales tipped to reach nearly 46 million units this year. However, North America is expe... More

Analysts: Amazon’s Prime Video Channels Biz to Generate $1.7B in 2018 (Variety)

Amazon doesn’t offer a “skinny bundle” of streaming TV channels — but its à la carte Prime Video Channels service is having a huge economic impact on the pay-TV business. ... More

Study: Digital Divide is Wider Than We Think (NY Times)

A new study by Microsoft researchers casts a light on the actual use of high-speed internet across the country, and the picture it presents is very different from the F.C.C. number... More

New 4K Format, Growing Digital Libraries Invigorate Home Entertainment Market (Variety)

In the kaleidoscope of business models and formats that make up the home entertainment business, there are some brighter lights.... More

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi Will Enlist Third-Party Distributors to Find Mobile Video Subscribers (Digiday)

Quibi, the billion-dollar mobile streaming video startup from Hollywood mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg, is going to pursue deals with wireless and broadband companies to kickstart distri... More

Take Control of Marketing with Dynamic Cloud (Wazee Digital Blog)

Dynamic cloud archives allow you to store assets securely in the cloud and — through a branded online distribution hub — make them easily accessible to any permissioned user wi... More

LiveTiles Bots Solutions Now Available on Microsoft AppSource (MESA)

LiveTiles announced the availability of LiveTiles Bots on Microsoft AppSource, an online cloud marketplace providing tailored line-of-business solutions. Utilizing the power of Mic... More

St. Jude, Adobe Experience Cloud Have Created ‘Together,’ a Portal for Parents, Patients (Adweek)

Powered by Adobe Experience Cloud, the portal gives young patients and their parents access to interactive content specified to their exact needs, making the terrifying transition ... More

Online Ruled the Tech Retail Roost on Black Friday (Twice)

The results are in, and online can arguably be crowned the new king of consumer tech shopping for Black Friday weekend. Meanwhile, Cyber Monday also represented the first time that... More

Can Opt-In Video Marketing Really Work? (Forbes)

The strategy is simple. Pay people to watch ads. If it takes an incentive to attract attention, pay the price, whether it’s a coupon, additional content, or something else the pr... More

Facebook Expands Watch Party to Pages, Profiles (Engadget)

Earlier this year, Facebook launched Watch Party, a way for members of Facebook Groups to watch videos together, and since then, more than 12 million Watch Parties have been hosted... More

Cyber Monday Broke Online Sales Record With $7.9B (Fox Business)

The 2018 edition of “Cyber Monday” will go int the books as the largest U.S. online shopping day of all time, according to data from Adobe Analytics. The record sales haul come... More