A&E Networks, owned by Hearst and Disney, has finally emerged as the buyer for Vice Media. It will purchase a 10 percent stake at a price of US$250 million for a $2.5 billion valuation. Vice earlier tried to raise funds from several parties for its heavy investment in video programming and worldwide expansion program. Vice negotiated with Glenn Beck’s media entity, Blaze, then with Time Warner, w
By Preetam Kaushik on Sep 01, 2014
In today's marketing arena, social media has become the de facto way for companies and organizations to spread their messages. Facebook and Twitter are great ways to cheaply and effectively spread a message. But to take full advantage of social media sites, brands need followers. In the DMA2014 session “The 9 Immutable Laws of Social Media,” Jim Gilbert, CEO of Gilbert Direct Marketing, will take
By Clint Demeritt on Aug 29, 2014
Given that ad:tech New York has a history of playing host to some pretty impressive keynotes in the past, it’s safe to say that expectations are high for this year’s edition of the conference as well. Now, with ad:tech releasing the names of a few of the speakers it has lined up for the event’s keynotes, it looks like ad:tech NY attendees are in for a treat this year as well. Alan Cohen, co-founde
By Aby Sam Thomas on Aug 29, 2014
Amazon announced Monday that it is going to acquire Twitch, a live-streaming site for video games, for approximately $970 million in cash, with the acquisition expected to close by the second half of this year. Amazon’s acquisition of the 3-year-old Twitch, which had 55 million unique visitors in July view more than 15 billion minutes of content produced by more than 1 million broadcasters on the
By Aby Sam Thomas on Aug 28, 2014
For Porch.com, the mound of data it has amassed represents the “secret sauce” for tapping into the $500 billion home improvement industry in the US. The Seattle-based startup, which launched in September 2013, connects homeowners with home improvement professionals, and it does so with precision. Relying on its “secret sauce” — data pulled from a host of public and private sources — Porch.com can
By John Egan on Aug 28, 2014
Unconfirmed sources have said that Apple is set to launch the first of its large iPads next year. The company is believed to have been working on them for the past year. The new iPad will have a diagonal 12.9 inches touch screen, an upgrade from its present sizes of 7.9 and 9.7 inches display. Apple has also commenced manufacture of updated versions of its 9.7-inch iPad and a new version of iPad m
By Preetam Kaushik on Aug 28, 2014
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By Maryann Tobin on May 30, 2014
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