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Microsoft Minecraft Purchase Is About Social Media, Not Gaming

Microsoft Minecraft Purchase Is About Social Media, Not Gaming | TV Future | Scoop.it
Definitions and labels get confused when we describe technologies that enable social experience, and it’s particularly evident in the way we’re talking about Microsoft’s $2.5 billion purchase of Minecraft. It’s not really a game, per se — players don’t really compete against one another in any formal way — but, [...]
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Apple CEO Tim Cook hints at television future and top-secret products

Apple CEO Tim Cook hints at television future and top-secret products | TV Future | Scoop.it
Apple chief executive, Tim Cook, has continued a week of revelations from the company with claim that the firm is working on products...
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Hollywood's Big-Money YouTube Hit Factory

Hollywood's Big-Money YouTube Hit Factory | TV Future | Scoop.it
A few years ago, big media companies were filing copyright lawsuits against YouTube. Now they’re buying in
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Vice Media sells a 10-percent stake to Disney and Hearst, valuing the company at $2.5B

Vice Media sells a 10-percent stake to Disney and Hearst, valuing the company at $2.5B | TV Future | Scoop.it
Vice Media has broken off talks with Time Warner about selling a stake in the company to the cable giant, and now it has cut a deal with A&E Networks that values the new-media upstart at $2.4 billion
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Amazon Will Buy Twitch for More Than $1 Billion

Amazon Will Buy Twitch for More Than $1 Billion | TV Future | Scoop.it

The deal for the videogame streaming site will be one of Amazon's largest.

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Using Oculus Rift to build immersive news experiences (Wired UK)

Using Oculus Rift to build immersive news experiences (Wired UK) | TV Future | Scoop.it
Nonny de la Pena creates immersive journalism experience using gaming platforms and virtual reality
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The brains behind Beamley - the television social network - Telegraph

The brains behind Beamley - the television social network - Telegraph | TV Future | Scoop.it
Anthony Rose, co-founder and CTO of Beamly, talks about the app that is changing the way we watch TV
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The Cable Guys Have Become the Internet Guys

The Cable Guys Have Become the Internet Guys | TV Future | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, cable providers are selling more broadband subscriptions than video subscriptions.
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Fanta Takes to Vine and CollegeHumor for New Branded Comedy Series - VideoInk

Fanta Takes to Vine and CollegeHumor for New Branded Comedy Series - VideoInk | TV Future | Scoop.it
Fanta is teaming up with CollegeHumor to distribute a new comedy series created by and starring Vine stars.
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The future of content consumption, through the eyes of Yahoo Labs

The future of content consumption, through the eyes of Yahoo Labs | TV Future | Scoop.it
Yahoo has been rebuilding its research focus, and now a 250-person strong Yahoo Labs is trying to build the future of content. Full of experts in everything from personalization to deep learning, the group wants to make finding and consuming content as easy as possible.
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New YouTube Boss Susan Wojcicki Talks Talent, Music and M&A (Q&A)

New YouTube Boss Susan Wojcicki Talks Talent, Music and M&A  (Q&A) | TV Future | Scoop.it
A six-month report, and a preview of what's to come.
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Why Branded Short Films Rope in Famous Faces - PSFK

Why Branded Short Films Rope in Famous Faces - PSFK | TV Future | Scoop.it
The line between creativity and commerce has increasingly blurred as brands find inspiration in the short film format
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Vice and BuzzFeed: How Very Different Companies Came to Play the Same Game

Vice and BuzzFeed: How Very Different Companies Came to Play the Same Game | TV Future | Scoop.it
After a $50 million investment, BuzzFeed is starting to look a lot like another digital media giant -- Vice.
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Amazon is a rising star in Hollywood

Amazon is a rising star in Hollywood | TV Future | Scoop.it
Det. Harry Bosch walks down the drab, gray corridor of the Hollywood division of the Los Angeles Police Department .
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Britain's social media stars making £2,000 a second

Britain's social media stars making £2,000 a second | TV Future | Scoop.it
Twitter’s video platform Vine has been an unexpected money spinner for these Britons who gave up their jobs to make a living from their smartphone
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YouTube: top 100 channels' views have grown 80% in the last year

YouTube: top 100 channels' views have grown 80% in the last year | TV Future | Scoop.it
Its biggest star PewDiePie’s gaming videos were watched 439m times in July 2014 alone. By Stuart Dredge
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How Twitch And YouTube Are Making Video Games A Big Business

How Twitch And YouTube Are Making Video Games A Big Business | TV Future | Scoop.it

How Twitch And YouTube Are Making Video Games A Big Business

MIP Markets's insight:

Mark this moment: Watching people play video games has become a big business, with Amazon, Google, Disney, and others vying for a piece of the action.

Call it livestream gaming: Top players record themselves playing popular titles and delivering commentary—or compete against each other in big, live, arena-style events. 

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How To Go From Working At The Apple Genius Bar To Writing Comedy For TV

How To Go From Working At The Apple Genius Bar To Writing Comedy For TV | TV Future | Scoop.it
Matt Mira reveals the steps on his path from Apple Store to inspiring The Nerdist podcast and writing for Comedy Central hit midnight.
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The Netflix Tech Blog: Netflix Hack Day - Summer 2014

The Netflix Tech Blog: Netflix Hack Day - Summer 2014 | TV Future | Scoop.it
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EXCLUSIVE: Copa90 Owners Bigballs Films Scores Funding from Vevo Co-Founder - VideoInk

EXCLUSIVE: Copa90 Owners Bigballs Films Scores Funding from Vevo Co-Founder - VideoInk | TV Future | Scoop.it
Bigballs Films, the company behind the popular independent soccer YouTube channel Copa90, has raised multiple millions from veteran TV and media execs.
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Xbox Entertainment Studios Might Still Have Some Life - VideoInk

Xbox Entertainment Studios Might Still Have Some Life - VideoInk | TV Future | Scoop.it
Microsoft plans to shut-down Xbox Entertainment Studios -- but that doesn't necessarily spell the end for the unit.
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Pluto.TV, Now Streaming on the Amazon Fire TV - VideoInk

Pluto.TV, Now Streaming on the Amazon Fire TV - VideoInk | TV Future | Scoop.it
Pluto.TV, an online video service that functions almost exactly like TV, is now available on the Amazon Fire TV.
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Entertainment Brands of the Future will be Built on Mobile First. — Medium

Entertainment Brands of the Future will be Built on Mobile First. — Medium | TV Future | Scoop.it
As we reveal details of our new property — Best Fiends — today, I wanted to take the opportunity to share why I believe the biggest…
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Twitter Is Testing a New Native Video Product - VideoInk

Twitter Is Testing a New Native Video Product - VideoInk | TV Future | Scoop.it
Here is how Twitter hopes to get more brands and high-quality content publishers to distribute on its social network.
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BuzzFeed & The Attention Game

BuzzFeed, the company started by Jonah Peretti has received $50 million in funding from Chris Dixon at Andreessen Horowitz, making it one of the largest VC investments in a media company. The news has everyone talking about the deal and everyone has an opinion, including me, which I shared with Bloomberg West’s Emily Chang and…
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