Dan Porter, Creator of Draw Something

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March 14, 2013  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

Dan Porter is the GM of Zynga New York (ZNGA). Before he sold his company to Zynga, he was CEO of OMGPOP, the creator of Draw Something, the fastest growing mobile app in the history of mobile. The game hit 1 million users in 9 days and 50 million users in 50 days. Prior to OMGPOP, Dan was the SVP Corporate Development for Richard Branson and The Virgin Group in North America where he led investments and sat on a number of Boards of Virgin Companies. Dan was also President of TicketWeb, the first online ticketing company, which he sold

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Doug Ray, President, Carat Global

Doug Ray, President, Carat Global

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February 23, 2013  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

Doug Ray was appointed President of Carat Global in December 2012, in addition to retaining his existing position as President of Carat North America. In his new expanded role, Doug drives brand leadership, product and client development at Carat, on a global basis. Under Doug’s strategic guidance, Carat continues to push the boundaries of how media can be delivered to create great brand and business value, delivering its vision to redefine the value of media in a convergent marketplace. Possessing a keen understanding of the new role that bought, owned and earned media play in a convergent world, Doug collaborates with his teams

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Brian Morrissey, Editor-in-Chief at Digiday

Brian Morrissey, Editor-in-Chief at Digiday

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February 19, 2013  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

Brian Morrissey is the editor-in-chief of Digiday, a vertical media company that covers the digital media and marketing industry. Prior to joining Digiday in 2011, Morrissey was digital editor at Adweek for six years. During that time, he led the publication’s coverage of digital media and marketing, frequently speaking at industry conferences in the United States and Europe. He has nearly a decade of experience in the industry, writing previously for DM News, ClickZ and Silicon Alley Reporter.

Gilles Ste-Croix, Artistic Guide at Cirque Du Soleil

Gilles Ste-Croix, Artistic Guide at Cirque Du Soleil

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February 19, 2013  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

When Gilles Ste-Croix first told his parents he wanted to go into show business they said “Anything but that!” Ste-Croix grew up in rural Quebec, but he was determined not to stay there. He became a hippie and a nomad, living in communes and making the obligatory ‘60s pilgrimage to the West Coast where he lived in communes and audited some drama classes. Ste-Croix did try to conform, even working in an architect’s office for a while, but he knew in his heart that he wasn’t cut out for a conventional business career. At the same time, his search for a

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Online Video Going Long, Live and Mobile: Ooyala Study

Online Video Going Long, Live and Mobile: Ooyala Study

November 16, 2012  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

Just two years ago, conventional wisdom held that online videos should not last longer than three minutes because viewers have the attention span of a LOL cat. Fast forward to this fall, and 30% of total video viewing time on tablet devices are spent on content that's over an hour long, according to a new report from Ooyala, a Silicon Valley company that provides the technical plumbing to power more than 200 million video streams a month on behalf of clients that include Miramax, ESPN, Rolling Stone Magazine and Bloomberg. Though it counts only views of its clients' videos, the Ooyala report

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Who Would Buy AMD? A Tough Question With No Easy Answers.

October 13, 2012  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

With the chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices once again on the ropes and about to make some significant cuts to its personnel, and with chatter about a major restructuring in the works, the rumor mills will inevitably turn once again to the speculation about who, if anyone, might interested in buying it. It wouldn’t be the first time that AMD will have been the subject of “ takeover chatter ,” so let’s inoculate ourselves against putting much faith in the speculation by taking a look at the possibilities. The one name that has come up repeatedly is Qualcomm, though others are certainly mentioned from time to time, including PC maker Dell. But for the sake of keeping things simple, let’s stick with Qualcomm. Known primarily as the supplier of chips for wireless phones, it has in recent years expanded significantly into supplying ARM-based processors for notebook PCs running Windows RT. Dell and Samsung are said to be customers of Qualcomm’s line of chips.

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Showtime welcomes back ‘Homeland’

September 22, 2012  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

TV News: Suspenser gives pay cabler a series to lure subscribers

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Showtime welcomes back ‘Homeland’

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TV News: Suspenser gives pay cabler a series to lure subscribers

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Showtime welcomes back ‘Homeland’

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TV News: Suspenser gives pay cabler a series to lure subscribers

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Showtime welcomes back ‘Homeland’

September 22, 2012  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

TV News: Suspenser gives pay cabler a series to lure subscribers

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