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It seems one American tech company isn't like the rest as far as resistance to the NSA's demand for mass data retrieval, ultimately losing a protracted court battle, and faced steep fines for not complying. The US government threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day if it refused to hand over user data to the National Security Agency, according to court documents unsealed Thursday.
Live Nation said Thursday its Ticketmaster unit has acquired Eventjoy for an undisclosed sum, and Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino touted the purchase at an investor's conference in New York, where he also said more acquisitions are likely. "On a global basis, there's obviously companies still out there that are in our space -- ticketing and concerts on a global basis.
Digital entertainment company Believe Entertainment Group today announced it has signed an investment deal with ITV plc , the leading U.K.-based television and broadcast company that is now the largest independent producer of unscripted content in the U.S. As part of the agreement ITV will also join Believe Entertainment Groups board of directors. As a strategic partner, ITV will contribute its own U.S. production expertise, international distribution and talent relationships to enhance Believe Entertainment Groups existing projects and maximize its own long-form television formats.
Steven Sotloff video is real : National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden says a video showing the journalist's execution by Islamic State "is authentic."
The delineation between private vs. open exchanges and real-time bidding vs. programmatic guarantees is driven by the needs of the publisher says Mark Trefgarne, CEO of the supply-side video ad tech company LiveRail, in this interview with Beet.TV We spoke with him for "The Road to DMEXCO," a series of interviews with industry leaders produced in ... (more)
Rocket Fuel , a leading programmatic ad buying platform, is expanding Mission Contro l, its self-service solution for agencies, explains David Nelson, European Product Director, in this interview with Beet.TV He speaks about emerging trends to be discussed at the upcoming DMEXCO conference and beyond.
The fund will make seed and Series A investments, with a focus on multiplatform media, services and commerce.
As first reported by Re/code's Kara Swisher, and confirmed by AOL, Susan Lyne is stepping down from her role as CEO of AOL's brand group, which includes sites like Engadget, Joystiq, and, yes, TechCrunch.
The former president of ABC Entertainment and CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia is now also the former CEO of AOL 's Brand Group.
Brand Group CEO Susan Lyne is stepping down from that role to lead a new AOL investment fund aimed at helping female-driven startups, AOL said.
AOL has been expanding its video offering via its web originals and its distribution play across screens.
Updated: Fri Sep 12, 2014 03:25 pm
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