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Maura McGowan
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

YouTube CEO Is Cannes Lions Media Person of the Year Before helming online video, Salar Kamangar created Google AdWords

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has named YouTube CEO Salar Kamangar its Media Person of the Year. Every year, the so-called Oscars of the advertising world bestows this honor…

May 22, 2013, 1:23 PM EDT

Newsweek's All-Digital Relaunch Includes Ad Sponsorship Plan Inspired by NPR, only 1 advertiser per article

Baba Shetty, CEO of The Newsweek Daily Beast Company, has lofty ideas for Newsweek's all-digital relaunch. Formerly an ad exec at Hill Holliday, Shetty will oversee Newsweek's transformation into a…

May 22, 2013, 1:07 PM 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

NBC Makes Bet on Fake Reality Summer schedule includes Siberia, a scripted drama about a reality show gone wrong

NBC has added another show in its summer lineup: Siberia, a drama about contestants in a reality show gone wrong. Set to premiere July 1 at 10 p.m., Siberia is reportedly…

May 21, 2013, 1:04 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

Starbucks Is Open for Business in Vietnam Brand seeks to compete with traditional brew in Asian expansion

Starbucks opened up shop in Ho Chi Minh in February, and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said that sales have exceeded expectations so far. Still, Vietnam may prove a challenge for…

May 20, 2013, 12:43 PM EDT

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