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Maura McGowan

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…

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"…

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…

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…

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…

Netflix Wants to Double Original Content by 2014

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…

Are You Young and Male? Discovery Says This TestTube's for You

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…

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…

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…

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…

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