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Amazon Moves Ahead With 5 Original Series New shows will help company compete with Netflix, Hulu

Amazon will move ahead with five original TV series picked from the 14 pilots it released in April. Based on user feedback for the pilots, the company will begin production on…

May 29, 2013, 11:21 AM EDT

New York Times Goes Native With Citi Bike CitiBank-sponsored content will run in The Scoop app

The New York Times has added an update to its things-to-do app The Scoop that promotes the new Citibank-sponsored bike-sharing system. The new feature is a map, carrying a "sponsored"…

May 29, 2013, 10:56 AM EDT

Hulu Bidding War Heats Up Yahoo, other suitors low-ball the streaming video service

While the bidding fracas over Hulu begins to take on the dimensions of an all-out war, it appears that the brand’s suitors are unwilling to pay anywhere near its $2…

May 28, 2013, 1:42 PM EDT

BuzzFeed, CNN Launch Co-Branded YouTube Channel Zeitgeisty site sees news as next step in media company evolution

BuzzFeed and CNN are launching an entertainment and news video channel for YouTube today, The Wall Street Journal reported. The channel, CNN BuzzFeed, will host videos designed to be shared…

May 28, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

BBC's Experimental 'Perceptive Radio' Will Personalize Content Uses light sensor, proximity sensor and mic to monitor noise

BBC has developed an experimental piece of hardware called Perceptive Radio that intelligently changes broadcasts based on the listener's location, weather, the level of background noise and other factors. The…

May 23, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT

Netflix Wants to Double Original Content by 2014 One new series already planned

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos discussed “phase two” of the streaming service's foray into original content. Sarandos said he wants to double the…

May 23, 2013, 12:06 PM EDT

Are You Young and Male? Discovery Says This TestTube's for You Net rolls out free, ad-supported video network with targeted original content

Discovery Communications has launched TestTube, a free, ad-supported video network targeted at young males, The Wall Street Journal reported. TestTube is the product of Internet television studio Revision3, acquired by Discovery…

May 23, 2013, 11:34 AM EDT

Microsoft's Xbox One Is Its Own Second Screen Brings together live TV, Internet, gaming, original content

Microsoft hopes the new Xbox One—its first console in eight years—will become a hub for entertainment. In addition to live TV, the device will offer exclusive media content, including a…

May 22, 2013, 11:24 AM EDT

Spotify Launches Music Charts Service turns to data to stand out among competitors

A year after Spotify data began appearing in Billboard's Hot 100, the Sweden-based music streaming service has launched charts of its own. The Wall Street Journal reported that Spotify will rank…

May 21, 2013, 2:05 PM EDT

Pinterest Adds Advertiser-Friendly Features Now users can pin on the go with mobile

Pinterest has launched new features that the company said in a blog post are a "first step toward making pins more useful," particularly for advertisers. The company added pins that embed…

May 20, 2013, 2:07 PM EDT

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