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Topic: Bbc

AMC Gets Big Piece of BBC America for $200 Million Takes control of U.S. channel

AMC is taking over BBC America, buying a piece of the U.K. broadcasting property for a reported $200 million. The deal gives control to AMC, but BBC Worldwide will retain a…

October 24, 2014, 11:32 AM EDT

The BBC Rolls Out a Galaxy of Stars (and a Tiger) in This Lavish Cover of 'God Only Knows' Launch of music initiative is also a charity effort

Does Brian Wilson know who Lorde is? Or why there's a tiger on his piano? This lavish video boasts an array of stars performing Wilson's 1966 Beach Boys classic "God Only…

October 8, 2014, 9:48 AM EDT

EBay Suffers Another Security Hack User credentials have been stolen

Online auction house eBay has once again come under fire for its slow response to a reported hack that drove its buyers to a phony "Welcome" page that gathered users'…

September 18, 2014, 12:12 PM EDT

Intruders Star Mira Sorvino Waits Until Her Kids Are Asleep to Binge on Banshee But it’s all about Gator Boys when they're awake

Specs Who Mira Sorvino Age 46 Accomplishments Oscar-winning actress, currently starring in The Intruders on BBC America (Saturdays at 10/9c); United Nations Goodwill Ambassador to Combat Human Trafficking Base Los Angeles  What’s the first information…

September 1, 2014, 7:48 PM EDT

Yahoo Buying Mobile App Company Flurry [Updated] Paying 'hundreds of millions'

Yahoo is buying Flurry, a mobile app advertising and data firm, the companies said today. CEO Marissa Mayer's latest acquisition should give Yahoo a bigger presence in mobile advertising, an…

July 21, 2014, 4:06 PM EDT

14 Digital Trends on Kleiner Perkins' Venture Capital Radar Mary Meeker on who shall inherit the Web

Snapchat and WhatsApp both account for 700 million photos shared daily. The average Google user is six times more valuable than the average Facebook user. Buzzfeed is big on Facebook…

May 28, 2014, 2:10 PM EDT

F@¢K Yeah! HBO Renews Veep, Silicon Valley Quick pick-ups for foul-mouthed Sunday comedies

HBO has picked up its merrily profane Beltway comedy, Veep, for a fourth season, while locking in the newbie Mike Judge strip, Silicon Valley, for a second run.  Created by Armando…

April 21, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

Olivia Wilde and Gus Van Zant Ink Deals With Learnist Popular smartphone app attracts big names

Learnist, an app that's grown to three million monthly active users in less than two years, is ready to test the so-called freemium market. For the uninitiated, "freemium" is a…

February 27, 2014, 2:00 PM EST

Coming to a Movie Theater Near You: Ads Featuring Tweets and Vines Twitter looks to expand second-screen presence

Twitter and National CineMedia (NCM) are looking for a brand to buy into a one-year exclusive deal that will entail social media-anchored advertising on the big screen. The partnership was initially…

February 24, 2014, 12:34 PM EST

BBC's Sochi Ad Will Make You Never Want to Leave the House, Much Less Compete in the Olympics Hell freezes over

The BBC's official trailer for its coverage of next month's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, has its champions and detractors, with some applauding the 90-second clip's epic sweep and others…

January 15, 2014, 1:54 PM EST

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