December 6, 2013Radio Leads Daytime Media Consumption
A recent media consumption report from Nielsen has revealed that radio is still the leader for daytime media. According to the report, the "bulk of radio listening is done between 5am and 5pm – a 12 hour timespan that adds up to an average of 14 hours per week of use by the typical American." TV actually came in last for daytime consumption, behind online and mobile media. Read more about the Nielsen study and daytime cross-platform media consumption here.
December 5, 2013Beats Music to Launch in January 2014
This week Beats Music head Ian Rogers confirmed that the upcoming music service is "locked and loaded, ready to launch here in the US in January, 2014." Prospective users can already claim their desired username on beatsmusic.com, and, as Musically pointed out, appears ...
December 4, 2013Amazon Reveals Future Plans for Delivery Drones
Amazon made headlines this week when CEO Jeff Bezos revealed on 60 Minutes that his company is testing out robot delivery drones, which may hit the skies as early as 2015. The drones would likely only be able to deliver to customers in urban areas (who are within 10 ...
December 3, 2013Comcast's Plans to Change TV Advertising
According to The Wrap, TV giant Comcast has "found a way to insert the same new ads that appear in every new episode of a show into all previous episodes of the show as well, over the same three-day period that C+3 measures". This means that if networks decided to ...
December 2, 2013YouTube Music Service Rumors
Rumors of an upcoming YouTube music service reemerged this week when an Android Police website released an analysis of the coding on YouTube's most recent Android app. The coding reportedly revealed that the service will be called "Music Pass", could contain features ...
November 26, 2013Average Value of a Fan
Topspin has developed a new feature to try and determine the average value of a fan to a band "over the life of their relationship". Some of their more interesting results: fans who give a band their email address are worth about $3.78, and fans who get free music for ...
November 25, 2013Spotify Raises $250 Million
It was reported last week that music streaming service Spotify recently raised nearly $250 million , and is now valued above $4 billion. This latest round of financing is reportedly set to fuel Spotify's global growth strategy, and assist them in launching in new ...
November 22, 2013Twitter Testing TV Recommendations
This week's new mobile app update for Twitter has given users some insight into the company's future plans for TV. According to multiple sources, the new app now has TV show promos tucked away in a subfolder section – leading many to believe that they are still ...
November 21, 2013New York Times Launches "Minute"
This week the New York Times launched a new video product called the "New York Times Minute". According to Gigaom, Minute "offers a minute-take long take on the news curated by Times staff." This is just yet another effort by the NYT to branch out with new products ...
November 20, 2013Snapchat Trumps Facebook in Daily Photos
According to numbers released this week by CEO Evan Spiegel, Snapchat has about 50 million more photos than Facebook uploaded daily to their platform by users. This puts Snapchat, who recently made headlines for turning down a $3 billion acquisition offer from ...