Archive for September, 2012

Nokia Seals Mapping Deal With Oracle

September 30, 2012  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Nokia Corp., looking to increase use of its mapping software, will unveil a new deal with Oracle Corp. intended to give Oracle’s stable of customers access to Nokia’s growing vault of map data and location services. The deal, set to be announced Monday at the OracleWorld conference in San Francisco, is seen by Nokia executives as a route to significantly expanding Nokia’s mapping services, which compete head to head with Google Inc.’s Google Maps. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Iran News Agency Apologizes for Taking The Onion Seriously

September 30, 2012  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Iran’s news agency can take some comfort in the fact it isn’t the first to treat a story from The Onion as legitimate. That said, the organization did look kind of silly crowing about a poll that showed Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as more popular than Barack Obama among rural Whites. The story was, in fact, pulled nearly verbatim from an Onion piece. The Israeli embassy, in particular, had some fun at Iran’s expense, suggesting it might want to go with the real Gallup when looking for polling information. The Iranian news organization Fars apologized Sunday for mistaking satire for fact , as noted by Al-Jazeera English . “We offer our formal apologies for that mistake,” Fars said. However, it shot back that, “although it does not justify our mistake, we do believe that if a free opinion poll is conducted in the U.S., a majority of Americans would prefer anyone outside the U.S. political system to President Barack Obama and American statesmen.” The article then offers up a list of other news organizations that have also mistaken an Onion piece for a factual one.

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Cinegroup ups ante on local filmmaking

September 30, 2012  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Film News: Canuck company pioneers platofrm-as-studio model

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Adeo Ressi’s Theory of Quantified Entrepreneurship

September 30, 2012  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

If someone touted a secret formula for creating successful start-ups, you’d probably tell them to go back to selling snake oil. That’s not what Adeo Ressi is claiming, but it’s close. Ressi says his Founder Institute doesn’t have a formula for creating start-ups, but instead for creating entrepreneurs. “We make entrepreneurs. We take people off the streets and turn them into entrepreneurs,” Ressi said in a recent interview about the four-month mentorship program he founded. As compared to start-up accelerator programs like Y Combinator and 500 Startups, he said of the Founder Institute, “We mine diamonds; other programs make jewelry.” The organization now has chapters live in 32 cities, with 650 companies graduated in the past three years. Graduates include the founders of start-ups like Udemy, CakeHealth and Explorence ( which I just profiled ). According to Ressi, the secret behind such a massive distributed system is an internal dashboard that scores every interaction between mentors and entrepreneurs. Image credit: Brian Solis So just like some people measure their workouts, their sleep and everything they consume — what’s sometimes called “the quantified self” — Founder Institute uses this Web-based dashboard to try to measure everything about what it takes to find and coach a successful entrepreneur.

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‘Cash Cab’ drives to China

September 30, 2012  |  Variety  |  No Comments

TV News: All3Media Intl. links with Southern TV China for a local version

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China weaves ‘Web’ to ensnare Oscar

September 30, 2012  |  Variety  |  No Comments

International News: Chen's social drama will vie for foreign language honor

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U’s pic partner poised to end slate pact

September 30, 2012  |  Variety  |  No Comments

EXCLUSIVE: Elliott Management refinances for titles greenlit by year's end

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John McCarus

John McCarus
September 30, 2012  |  Music Speakers  |  No Comments

John McCarus, SVP, Brand Content, Digitas As Senior Vice President, Group Director of Brand Content for Digitas, John works across multiple Digitas client businesses to source and create brand content solutions across all channels. Digitas’ brand content unit has created, produced and distributed original digital programming for high profile brands including GM, MillerCoors, American Express, Sprint, and more.  The practice includes content strategy development, community design and activation and innovative brand content publishing solutions that deliver content of value to consumers and customers. John is a founding board member of the International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV), a member of “The Digital

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Camille Hackney

Camille Hackney

Camille Hackney
September 30, 2012  |  Music Speakers  |  No Comments

L. Camille Hackney Senior Vice President of Brand Partnerships and Commercial Licensing Atlantic Records Camille Hackney is currently the Senior Vice President of Brand Partnerships and Commercial Licensing at the Atlantic Records Group, a division of Warner Music Group – a publicly traded company (NYSE: WMG) headquartered in New York City.  In her position, she is responsible for cultivating strategic partnerships for the company and Atlantic’s diverse roster of top-notch artists with the goal of marrying musical talent with prominent brands to create impactful campaigns and promotions.  She has worked with companies including Coca-Cola, Kraft, J&J, Verizon Wireless, Pepsi, Microsoft, Nokia, Heineken,

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Jon Mitchell

Jon Mitchell
September 30, 2012  |  Music Speakers  |  No Comments

Jon Mitchell VP US Adsales, Spotify As VP US Adsales, Jon oversees all elements of the ad business in the US from building the team, developing the strategy and working closely with our clients and partners.  He looks at how Spotify plays a role for brands when they want to connect with music, large audiences and technology.  From the Spotify side, he is also spearheading the surge in online audio and how this marketplace will become increasingly important for marketers. He has been at Spotify for over 4 years and as the founding member of Spotify UK, he built the ad

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