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Apple to Challenge Spotify in Internet Radio Music service expected to be unveiled at developers conference

Apple's anticipated launch of a new music streaming service will be the "highlight" of its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday, The Wall Street Journal reported. The company…

June 10, 2013, 11:08 AM EDT

Zeebox Adds New TV Rooms Social Feature Bravo taps app for 100th episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County

Zeebox, the social network-enabled second-screen app, is adding a feature called TV rooms, which the company describes as a Facebook to connect TV fans, creators and actors. Variety reports that Bravo…

June 7, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT

Google Lauches Model to Predict Box Office Success Search volume foreshadows opening weekend revenues

Google has introduced a model to predict the box office success of movies based on search data, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Using YouTube and Google search patterns for movie trailers,…

June 7, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

Google OKs Images on Sponsored Search Results Moves past text-only format

Google will allow advertisers to include images alongside sponsored search results, the company announced in a blog post on Wednesday. Until now, the ads that allow businesses to display their websites…

June 6, 2013, 12:47 PM EDT

YouTube Mobile Ad Sales Triple Over 6 Months About a quarter of its 1 billion users view videos on smartphones

YouTube tripled ad sales on mobile devices in the past six months, generating an estimated $350 million in the last quarter alone, Bloomberg reported. About a quarter of the Google-owned company's…

June 6, 2013, 11:12 AM EDT

EBay Launches 'Shoppable Windows' Virtual stores rolling out in New York

EBay is launching virtual stores called "shoppable windows" in New York,  Reuters reported. The nine-by-two-foot screens will be seen in visible shopping areas like Soho. The stores will sell 30 items…

June 5, 2013, 12:23 PM EDT

YouTube SVOD Channels Hit With Hidden Cost Closed captioning law takes a bite out of producers’ wallets

Launched in early May, YouTube’s paid subscription channels offer studios a low-cost way to monetize recycled content. But according to The Hollywood Reporter, one federal equal access law is tripping…

May 31, 2013, 1:31 PM EDT

Apple May Dominate Market, but Samsung Users Engage More With Ads According to analysis of mobile ad trends

While advertisers have a far greater reach on iOS, Samsung users are more likely to engage with ads. An analysis of mobile ad trends from U.K.-based firm Adfonic shows that while…

May 31, 2013, 11:59 AM EDT

Video Curating App Soo Meta Adds Features to Online Storytelling Will Hungarian startup platform become an essential tool for bloggers and journalists?

Video curating app Soo Meta might not be the next Vine, but it could democratize the Snowfall multimedia experience. Unveiled Wednesday by a Hungarian startup, Soo Meta is a Storify-like tool…

May 30, 2013, 1:07 PM EDT

Digital Magazines Popular With Tablet Owners Small study shows preference toward digital content

A recent survey by the media consultancy Mequoda Group found that one quarter of tablet owners polled engaged with digital magazines on a monthly basis. Of the 1,293 respondents, 23 percent…

May 29, 2013, 12:11 PM EDT