Yahoo's Marissa Mayer says she's a fan of electronic dance music. She once spent a summer in Zurich where dance DJs rule and the world-famous Street Parade techno festival takes place. So, when Simon Cowell came to her at last year's Cannes Lions festival with an idea for the Ultimate DJ competition, Mayer was game.
Peer-to-peer file sharing platform BitTorrent wants to change what the public thinks it does. Instead of being associated with all the illegal TV shows, movies and illicit content it can store, the tech company wants to be seen as a provider of premium legal content.
AOL says it racked up 150 million views on its original video content and more than 75 million unique viewers last year, but isn't standing pat. The company will announce 16 unscripted Web-only programs that brim with Hollywood talent at its NewFronts presentation on Tuesday evening.