Archive for September, 2012

TWC Lakers channels to launch Monday

September 28, 2012  |  Variety  |  No Comments

TV News: Dual networks still seeking several distribution deals

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Fox News apologizes for suicide telecast

September 28, 2012  |  Variety  |  No Comments

TV News: Cabler blames 'severe human error' for allowing shooting to air live

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Mobile Ads: Here’s What Works and What Doesn’t

September 28, 2012  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

In 2010, Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs proclaimed, “Mobile advertising really sucks.” Now, however, the rule book for what works in mobile advertising is slowly being written. Some of the ingredients to success include ads that play on the unique properties of mobile gadgets, including location, or ads disguised as a game, coupon or information that consumers want, say ad executives and industry observers. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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S. Africa picks ‘Little One’ for Oscar nom

September 28, 2012  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Film News: Darrell Roodt's pic is country's selection in foreign language category

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Argentina submits ‘Infancia’ for Oscars

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Film News: Benjamin Avila pic set amid country's 1976-83 dirty war

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For the future of big data startups, look to Facebook

For the future of big data startups, look to Facebook

September 28, 2012  |  Blog  |  No Comments

For any startups trying to divine where the big data space is headed and where to focus their energies, there are worse places to look than Facebook. The company collects a lot of data, and in order to handle that data it has created, among other things, the Cassandra NoSQL data store and the Hive query language for Hadoop. Its Hadoop cluster currently stores more than 100 petabytes of user data. If there’s a good idea for an application to make big data technologies even more useful, chances are Facebook is already working on it. Opportunity 1: Democratize Hadoop The opportunity, of

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Business is King Among ‘Next Big Thing’ Start-Ups

Business is King Among ‘Next Big Thing’ Start-Ups

September 28, 2012  |  Blog  |  No Comments

The Wall Street Journal today published its third annual list of the top venture-backed companies, with input from VentureWire, looking to identify the ones likely to become the Next Big Thing. Charlie Vogt is chief executive of Genband, a Frisco, Texas, provider of Internet-based telecom services that topped this year’s ranking. The top three ranked companies are all business-product makers: Genband, a supplier of voice-over-Internet-protocol technology to telecom companies; Xirrus, a provider of wireless networking equipment; and Tabula, which makes semiconductors for electronic products. Several other companies on the list of 50 companies offer products or services designed to help businesses run more

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UDI boards Fuentes-Leon’s ‘Elephant’

September 28, 2012  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Film News: Vibrant San Sebastian gets industry thumbs-up

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Phase 4 nabs ‘Generation Um…’

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Top News: Company gets U.S, Canadian rights to indie drama

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Information Diet: Matthew Modine

September 28, 2012  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Specs Age 53 Accomplishments Recently starred as deputy commissioner Peter Foley in The Dark Knight Rises; appearing next in Family Weekend and in Steve Jobs biopic Jobs; founded environmental campaigns Bicycle for a Day and Do-One; developer of Full Metal Jacket Diary iPad app Base New York What’s the first information you consume in the morning? Every morning, I read The New York Times and New York Post . What do you read or watch or listen to at the breakfast table? I listen to NPR—I love Fresh Air with Terry Gross. She’s had such a great career, and I’m lucky to have been a guest on her show. Sometimes I’ll also watch Morning Joe on MSNBC. What occupies your mind in the car, on the subway, train or bus? I bike everywhere. I use that time to get away from all the aural and visual stimulation of the city, and it’s also the best way to get around.

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