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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

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special Breaks Records Show lands a Guinness entry for most simulcasts, tops BBC America's historic highs

UPDATE: NCM and BBC America released box office figures for the movie theater screenings: the 3D-enabled event took in gross receipts of some $4.77 from about 320,000 tickets for a…

November 25, 2013, 7:07 PM EST

The Wrong Mans Is Easily the Best New Digital Show of the Season Actually, we're just going to go with best new comedy overall

Oh, good, the adults have arrived. Amid the stew of castoff cable properties and vanity projects, a few new shows in the digital world are distinguishing themselves as clever, original, and…

November 15, 2013, 12:43 PM EST

Has Halloween Become the Start of Fall Cable? Some big horror shows have completely changed the landscape

Since AMC first unleashed The Walking Dead in 2010, Halloween has served as a launch pad for horror-themed cable series. The obvious synergies aside, Oct. 31 is a great night…

October 28, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

Aardman Crafts Haunting Trailer for Tom Stoppard's Pink Floyd Radio Play Based on Dark Side of the Moon

IDEA: Aardman Animations is best known for the Plasticine cheeriness of Wallace and Gromit. But the British animation house turns to grimmer subject matter with a disturbing yet utterly rich…

September 2, 2013, 10:07 PM EDT

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