Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission has fined Samsung $340,000 for an organized campaign of using a ”large number of hired writers and designated employees” to post good reviews and comments about its own products and criticism of competitors’ products.
Guest Post Hypothetically, digital music fans should currently be living through a golden era. But short-sighted interests could be leading us into a dysfunctional new era of the music business instead.
It’s about time.
Mubi has raised a new $5.1 million investment for its social networking service for film lovers, according to a SEC document filed last week.
Outbrain, the content recommendation/advertising firm, announced a new $35 million round of funding today.
The listener numbers have nearly doubled since the last time Apple shed some light on the streaming service’s usage just a week after launching back in September.
Guest Post Ever since Apple introduced the world to the iPad, connected viewers have flocked to these devices in droves, ushering in not only the post-PC era but perhaps the post-TV era as well.
In the next five years, mobile advertising will grow over 300 percent from about $13 billion today to just under $40 billion, Juniper Research says in a new report. Believe it or not, that guidance sounds too conservative, and too slow.
Smartglasses might be the first hardware category in a long time that Microsoft isn’t arriving late to.
Apple is providing a live video stream of its media event today. Here’s how you can tune in.
The Wikimedia Foundation is conducting an investigation into as many as several hundred accounts that have been paid to write articles on Wikipedia that promote organizations or products.
Telly, the video discovery service formerly called TwitVid, has raised a fresh $3.4 million investment, according to an SEC document filed today.
Updated at 2:21 p.m. PST with comments from Hastings about subscriber growth from the Q3 live video presentation.
As of this morning, Twitter has the capability to create and store up to 18 quintillion user accounts. Because, of course, 4.3 billion user accounts is just far too few.
Yahoo has lured away gadget columnist David Pogue from his 13-year post at The New York Times to lead a new push into consumer technology coverage.
With its quarterly earnings report scheduled for later this week, Netflix could finally overtake rival service HBO when it comes to total overall subscribers.
Twitter #Music, the app you didn’t know existed, could soon be on its way out.
CEO Adriano Farano said Watchup for Google Glass will bring “the newscast to the age of wearable devices.” And make it easier to catch up on news while making espresso.
Google revenues are up, slightly, from last quarter, and up about $1.5 billion from last year’s Q3 as the search engine, mobile juggernaut, and social network reported its third-quarter earnings today.
Confirming earlier rumors, Hulu has named former Fox executive Mike Hopkins as its new chief executive officer, the company announced today.
While the majority of demands for syndicated content comes from well-established publications like the New York Times, there is need for content that’s a bit more niche — either in subject matter or the depth of reporting. In that case, you turn to the freelance community.
Twitter direct messages, or DMs, are broken. But the soon-to-IPO network of the now just might fix that with a new dedicated messaging app, a la Facebook Messenger.
Netflix may soon begin experimenting with new content features (aka DVD extras) for its lineup of original programming.
Video startup Magisto is rolling out a relaunched version of its service today aimed at challenging some of the other less feature-rich popular video competitors like Instagram and Vine.
Refinery29 is like that cool friend who always knows what to wear, the hottest restaurants, and the latest trends.
Oyster hopes you’ll binge on books the same way you gorged on the last season of Arrested Development.
Spanish telecom company Telefonica has made a strategic stake in U.S. music company Rhapsody, the companies announced today.
This report was updated at 9:14 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16.
Twitter updated its S-1 prospectus today and told the world it will be listing on the New York Stock Exchange, not the NASDAQ. In addition, the company confirmed that it would list under the symbol TWTR.
Twitter gets all the glory, but movie and TV marketers should be aware that Facebook actually has a much larger share of the second-screen conversation than the soon-to-IPO social network of the now.
And, the buzz lasts much longer.
The next original series coming to Netflix will be produced by major studio Sony Pictures, the company announced today.
Back when cable visionaries foretold the age of 500 channels, did anyone ever expect they’d have to buy them in big bundles at a time? Canada is now reaching for that unrealized Promised Land, where 500 channels means 500 choices.
YouTube isn’t going to kill TV any time soon.
Waywire, the crowdsourced video curation site from Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker, has been acquired by video startup Magnify, reports AllThingsD.
While Sonos is typically associated with pricy wireless speakers, the company is playing a different tune with its latest device.
Netflix is currently in negotiations with Comcast, Suddenlink Communications, and others to make its streaming video service available as an application on cable TV set-top boxes, according to a Wall Street Journal report that cites anonymous sources with knowledge of the matter.
Usually conversations with customer service representatives are pretty bland, or even painful if you’re trying to resolve a problem. As it turns out, this isn’t always true when it comes to Netflix.
After months of false hope and speculation, the BBC recently announced that it had recovered a number of old episodes from its classic sci-fi series Doctor Who, which it is now making available for sale exclusively on iTunes today.
Streaming video service Hulu is reportedly planning to announce former 21 Century Fox executive Mike Hopkins as its new boss.
Google is killing off the Google TV brand. No formal homicide charges were filed since it’s not illegal to murder a name.