Mobile

Disney’s Kevin Mayer to Become TikTok CEO (Billboard)

Kevin Mayer, the Disney executive who oversaw the launch of the streaming service Disney+, is leaving his post at the entertainment giant to become CEO of the fast-growing social m... More

Illumio Pushes Segmentation, Zero-Trust to App Teams (SDxCentral)

Illumio added a feature to its segmentation software that lets application teams build software-defined perimeters around individual application instances. Segmentation, or microse... More

Cloud Gaming: Why it Matters and the Games it Will Create (MatthewBall.vc)

There is a tremendous amount of confusion around cloud gaming: what it is, why it matters, what it will allow, who can deliver it, how much it will grow the market, etc. This is fu... More

Sony’s New Image Sensors Will Make Cameras Smarter With Onboard AI (Engadget)

For years, the evolution of image sensors has been about packing in more pixels and slimming down their size to fit into smaller devices. Now, they're about to get smart.... More

TikTok Boom! How the Exploding Social Media App is Going Hollywood (THR)

The impossible-to-ignore, 2 billion strong platform is leveraging a massive sheltering-at-home audience hungry for new content to draw A-listers and turn its homegrown roster into ... More

It’s Boom Time for Podcasts – but Will Going Mainstream Kill the Magic? (The Guardian)

This is podcasting’s boom time. There are now more than 900,000 podcasts to choose from. In the US, 22% of the population listens to at least one podcast every week and 51% to at... More

Lockdowns Drive TV to Turn the Tables on Mobile Media (Rapid TV News)

The time people spend in front of TV’s has been on the decline for years, replaced by mobile media browsing but the Covid-19 outbreak and the subsequent lockdowns around the worl... More

Quibi Places Free Episodes on YouTube as Streamer Looks to Grow Subscribers (LA Times)

After months of positioning itself as a premium subscription platform, Hollywood streaming service Quibi is now making some of its shows available for free on YouTube. The move com... More

Podcasts in a Pandemic: Listenership Stabilizes but Ad Budgets, Indie Shows are Under Pressure (AdExchanger)

The podcast industry has been on a crazy ride for the past month and a half. As people spend more time at home, listeners are still gravitating toward their favorite programs, but ... More

Technicolor’s TechStream App Enables Groundbreaking Post Innovation for Quibi’s ‘The Stranger’ (MESA)

From script to screen, Technicolor was a dynamic creative collaborator providing Dailies, VFX, Color, Sound, and a wealth of marketing services work on the promotional assets for t... More

Microsoft Lands Deal With the NBA to Use Azure, Surface Starting With the 2020-21 Season (CNBC)

The National Basketball Association will adopt Microsoft’s Azure cloud to enhance the online experience for fans, and will use Microsoft Surface tablets in unspecified ways, star... More

Why Mobile Games, App Protection is Paramount in Today’s Times (Irdeto Perspective)

While most of the world is trying to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, cyber criminals are not on lockdown. Cyber criminals are trying to take advantage of the emergency by stealing... More

Apple Unveils a New, Cheaper iPhone (CNBC)

Apple just announced a new, cheaper iPhone model, marking the first time it has launched a new phone without one of its glitzy in-person events as most of the country remains under... More

The Age of Digital Nomads: Remote Work is Here to Stay – So How Do We Embrace It? (Forbes)

In today’s climate of COVID-19 forcing so many to rip the proverbial Band Aid off and embrace working from home, how do you set yourself and your team up to embrace it as a prima... More

Quibi Hits 1.7M Downloads in First Week (THR)

Mobile video service Quibi had 1.7 million downloads during its first week, according to CEO Meg Whitman. Quibi, which offers shortform episodic programming, was designed to be vie... More

Phishers, iPhone Thieves Rolling Out Multimillion-Dollar Operations (Security Intelligence)

IBM X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services researchers recently went down the rabbit hole of a physical iPhone theft that was followed by a SMiShing campaign designed ... More

Twitch Opens ‘Watch Parties’ to Top U.S. Streamers With 70-Plus Amazon Prime Video Titles (Variety)

Amazon has found a new way to monetize its Prime Video catalog: It’s now letting top Twitch live-streamers host “watch parties” to provide running commentary alongside a sele... More

Why the People Behind Quibi are so Confident (The Atlantic)

The video platform is backed by dozens of Hollywood A-listers and executives. But its launch during a global pandemic will be the real viability test.... More

Podcasters Adapt to Makeshift Studios, Shifting Listening Behavior Amid Coronavirus (THR)

As in-home listening rises, many hosts have kept up regular production on lower-tech setups: "We thrive in moments of experimentation and necessity."... More

Quibi Launches Mobile Streaming Service in the Middle of the Quarantine Era (TechCrunch)

Quibi, the much-hyped mobile app promising to deliver “quick bites” of video entertainment, is finally here. The company has been in the headlines for more than two years, than... More