Archive for April, 2013

Foursquare doesn’t have a revenue problem — it has a user intent problem

Foursquare doesn’t have a revenue problem — it has a user intent problem

April 30, 2013  |  Blog  |  No Comments

Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley was on the defensive again today, responding yet again to the persistent misunderstanding that his company doesn’t know how it’s going to make money. “A lot of folks think we aren’t generating revenue or that we don’t care about revenue. They’re wrong,” Crowley said on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt, a startup conference here, this morning. ”This past March was our highest-generating revenue month so far. We expect to see that going forward.” In summary: Foursquare is making money, but no one actually believes it. Foursquare’s plight contrasts strongly with the success of shopping app Shopkick, which is pulling in

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Mike McCue Wants Flipboard To Be The Home Of Brand Advertising For Mobile Publishers

Mike McCue Wants Flipboard To Be The Home Of Brand Advertising For Mobile Publishers

April 30, 2013  |  Blog  |  No Comments

Just a month ago, mobile content curation startup Flipboard launched the second major update to its app. The new product enables its users to create their own magazines, and has been behind a huge increase in the number of people who use the app. But more than just a place for publishers to distribute and curate content, Flipboard CEO Mike McCue wants the app to also help publishers to monetize their content. Today at Disrupt NY 2013, McCue said that publishers are facing a huge reduction in ad revenues. Publishers have seen revenues go from dollars in print, to dimes on

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DreamWorks Animation’s Characters Headed to China’s Las Vegas

April 30, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

China’s version of Las Vegas is about to get the “DreamWorks Experience.” The toon studio has brokered a licensing deal with Sands China Ltd. to bring its cast of animated characters to Macau which is expected to help the city known for its gambling biz attract more families. Starting July 1, Cotai Strip Resorts will... Read more

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DreamWorks Animation’s Characters Headed to China’s Las Vegas

April 30, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

China’s version of Las Vegas is about to get the “DreamWorks Experience.” The toon studio has brokered a licensing deal with Sands China Ltd. to bring its cast of animated characters to Macau which is expected to help the city known for its gambling biz attract more families. Starting July 1, Cotai Strip Resorts will... Read more

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Twitter’s Glass App Spotted in the Wild (And, Yes, It’s Probably Real)

Twitter’s Glass App Spotted in the Wild (And, Yes, It’s Probably Real)

April 30, 2013  |  Blog  |  No Comments

Glassheads, alert! You may be able to tweet from your eyes soon enough. Twitter is likely testing its app for Glass, Google’s good old-fashioned foray into wearable computing eyeframes, which could eventually let users send hands-free tweets from their face. Here’s what we know: Google has attached the hashtag “#throughglass” to Google+ posts made using the Glass hardware. Earlier this week, Twilio developer Jon Gottfried hacked together his own rudimentary Twitter Glass application, using Google’s Glass API (released earlier this month in a limited form). He also decided to use that hashtag for tweets sent through his app, GlassTweet. Funny enough, Gottfried noticed

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Sun Glass

April 30, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

I don’t think glasses are the answer. I think it might be a 10-year answer, but not in the next five years. Maybe if they’re in sunglasses or what not. Jack Dorsey talking to the New York Times’ Brian X. Chen about Google Glass

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Sun Glass

April 30, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

I don’t think glasses are the answer. I think it might be a 10-year answer, but not in the next five years. Maybe if they’re in sunglasses or what not. Jack Dorsey talking to the New York Times’ Brian X. Chen about Google Glass

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The Following

April 30, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Although Variety’s initial review of “The Following” was largely favorable, it came with certain disclaimers and “qualms about its durability.” With Monday’s finale completing the 15-episode run of a series Fox is almost certainly going to renew in some form, it’s safe to say while the concept of doing a cable-style show was interesting, it’s... Read more

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Myriad Takes Int’l Distribution on Biel, Scodelario Pic ‘Emanuel’

April 30, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Rounding out its Cannes slate, Myriad Pictures has acquired international distribution rights to Francesca Gregorini’s ”Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes,” starring Jessica Biel and Kaya Scodelario. “Tanner Hall” director Gregorini helmed from her own script and produced with Matthew R. Brady. The film, which premiered at Sundance in January, will be screened for buyers at... Read more

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Emmys Double Down on Second Screen

April 29, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

For this year’s edition of Primetime Emmys, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is doubling down on its commitment to show love for interactive programming.

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