Sean Combs, the hip-hop mogul now known as Diddy, has bid about $200 million for the Fuse cable-TV channel, said three people with knowledge of the situation. Mr
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Sean Combs Bids $200 Million for Fuse So He Can Turn it Into Revolt
Of the four major operators in the US wireless industry, Verizon seems to be the most hesitant in making a transition to phone installment plans. Last year, the company launched a plan called Edge in which customers agree to pay for the full retail…
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Verizon: ‘it’s a mistake’ to abandon subsidized phone plans
It’s no secret that New Yorkers love to complain — the city’s ’311′ non-emergency line serves as a hotbed for grievances on everything from burnt out streetlights to wildlife on the loose. Now thanks to a new project called HereHere from Microsoft’s…
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Microsoft’s ‘HereHere’ project maps what’s wrong with NYC neighborhoods
Edward Snowden owes some of his successful NSA leaks to weak internal supervision — the agency simply couldn’t detect any suspicious data transfers. Would-be leakers may not be so lucky in the future, though
Smartwatches are a dime a dozen these days, so if you’re making one and want to get noticed, you’d better have an enticing hook.
The marketing-data industry got a swift kick in the gut from mainstream news outlet “60 Minutes” last night. The CBS magazine show called the data broker industry “a much greater and more immediate threat to your privacy” than “government snooping and bulk collection and storage of vast amounts of data.” And, continued reporter Steve Kroft, corporate data collection is “coming from thousands of companies you never heard of.” Many in the data industry last week steeled themselves for a show they expected to paint their practices in a negative light. The Direct Marketing Association contacted Advertising Age last Wednesday suggesting the segment would probably air during the March 9 broadcast, noting the nearly-100-year-old trade group would have comments regarding the show after it ran.
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ICYMI: Data Brokers Get Slammed by ’60 Minutes’
At a time when online video companies are struggling to build sustainable businesses beyond YouTube, gaming network Machinima is tightening ties with Google’s video service. Less than a week after laying off a large chunk of its sales team and outsourcing sales to YouTube, Machinima has closed an $18 million funding round led by Warner Bros. But rather than use the money to create programming off YouTube, it’s planning to double-down
American Honda has reassigned marketing boss Mike Accavitti to lead the Acura brand amid a restructuring of the automaker’s North American operation that will group marketing and sales functions under separate divisions for the Honda and Acura brands. Mr. Accavitti, currently in charge of marketing and product planning as senior VP-automobile operations at American Honda, will add the newly created role of general manager of the new Acura Division.
Competitive gaming depends heavily on live streaming to build its audience these days, and it’s about to get a big boost through a new partnership between Capcom and Twitch. The two are launching the Capcom Pro Tour, a year-long Street Fighter IV…
Alongside the release of iOS 7.1, Apple TV also received a software update today. Most notable among the changes
Apple TV update hides unwatched channels with ease