July 24, 2014iHeartRadio Festival Lineup Announced
Clear Channel just announced the lineup for their highly anticipated iHeartRadio Music Festical, which will be held this year in Las Vegas on September 19th + 20th. As it did last year, the bill this yearr includes top stars like Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Usher, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj. According to the announcement, the festival will "will broadcast live on Clear Channel radio station across 150 markets and stream live on Yahoo! Screen each night at 7:30pm PT." Check out the full lineup and read more on the upcoming iHeartRadio Music Festival here.
July 23, 2014Spotify Announces MTV/VH1/CMT Partnership
A major partnership was announced this week between streaming service Spotify and music giants MTV, VH1, and CMT. According to Hypebot, the partnership is a "significant marketing deal that makes Spotify the preferred streaming music service across all the MTV/VH1/CMT ...
July 22, 2014Xbox Entertainment Studios Shuts Down
Last week Microsoft announced that they would be firing around 18,000 employees and shutting down their console-based video initiative, Xbox Entertainment Studios. The closing of the studio is said to be related to issues negotiating with content creators, and a lack ...
July 21, 2014Amazon Launches Kindle Unlimited
Kindle officially launched their unlimited ebook subscription service last week, which they are calling "Kindle Unlimited". There are 600,000 books currently available on the service, which will cost users $10 a month. While the majority of the content is niche, ...
July 18, 2014Rupert Murdoch Bids on Time Warner Cable
Headlines were made this week when Ruport Murdoch put in a massive $80 billion dollar offer to buy Time Warner Cable. Unfortunately for the media mogul, Time Warner has rebuffed his bid and has no plans to accept. According to the NY Times, Murdoch's play for Time ...
July 17, 2014Google Play Music Expands
Google Play Music announced their expansion into 6 new countries this week: Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru and Ukraine. This spreads the subscription music streaming service to a total of 34 countries. First time users will still receive 30 days free and ...
July 16, 2014Amazon Jumps on the Binge-Watching Bandwagon
Amazon has followed in Netflix's footsteps by deciding to release all ten episodes of their upcoming show "Transparent" at the same time. Netflix has been catering for a while to fans of binge-TV consumption by releasing entire series of their original content at once, ...
July 15, 2014Twitter's "Buy Now" Button
The recent leak of a potential new Twitter "Buy Now" button has gotten the Internet buzzing about the future of micropayments (an online financial transaction involving a very small sum of money). According to Gigaom, the button, if successful, is an opportunity for ...
July 14, 2014Rap Genius Makes Big Moves
Rap Genius made some big moves this week following recent controversy – the lyric annotation site has changed their name to just "Genius", and raised $40 million. "Genius" is also launching embeddable annotations so any website can hover over text and see ...
July 11, 2014Monetizing Instagram
Fast Company posted an excellent article this week delving into the future of Instagram, and the Facebook-owned photo sharing app's options for profit. The company signed its first ad deal with agency Omnicon back in March, and has since been strategically placing ...