3 (Digital) Things to Watch this Week- Halloween Edition

Highlights of some of the best stuff you won’t see on TV. Running time listed because we know you’re busy.

1. So Pretty- A must-watch for every Twilight fan (8:39 Minutes). 

2. The Green Ruby Pumpkin- Fantastic digital Halloween short (2:53 Minutes). 

3. The Zombie Drive-thru Prank- “Gimme my chicken nuggets” (2:32 minutes). 

Digital Digest- 26 July, 2012

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  • Should every social media manager be under 25? Yes, argues a young writer for Nextgen Journal with no experience in the role and still struggling to achieve financial independence from her (clearly over 25) parents.
    • Transparency kudos to Nextgen Journal for also posting this well written rebuttal by Mark Story, someone with actual experience in the field.
  • Valve’s Gabe Newell has a pretty negative take on Windows 8 and is hedging appropriately.
  • Similarly, Fortune outlines their take on the future of videogames and videogame hardware.
  • Twitter is targeting big advertisers with a pretty slick pitch deck.
  • A look back at a rough year for Netflix.
    • More bad news: Consumer Reports released a report detailing customer satisfaction for streaming video services and Netflix was rated very poorly.
  • RadioShack is a victim of its own iPhone strategy success.

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Digital Digest- One for the Ladies

With our new link format, Digital Digest, we will provide links to all the must-read articles related to the business of pushing content.  We’re kicking it off with a post dedicated to our female readers.

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  • Oh no she didn’t!  Remember that unflattering photo of you that your friend posted on Facebook?  Apparently it was deliberate.
  • Google offended some attendees at their recent women in technology conference, Google I/O, by not offering event t-shirts in women’s sizes.
  • After a blogger started a Kickstarter project to explore female stereotypes in video games, she was attacked by a hoard of internet trolls. Undeterred, she fought back, gained strength from the increased publicity and funded her project.  Ultimately, we agree with this dude, it is time to stand up against this sort of behavior on the internet, just as we would in real life.
  • Recent studies suggest that women may face an increased risk of breast cancer after IVF treatment.  In related news, the first woman to successfully receive such treatment passed away this week.

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  • The ladies can’t seem to get enough of Channing Tatum’s hot dance routine from his recently released movie, Magic Mike.
  • If you enjoyed that, here’s a question for you: Would you be willing to trade your favorite earrings for the first person experience? (Got to love the stack of dollars and jewelry in front of the guys).
  • Someone took their fantasy of living in a doll house a bit too far.
  • The latest video from Amy Poehler’s web series, Smart Girls at the Party, features a 14-year-old female boxer who teaches Amy a few tricks. If you happen to know a young woman with talent, Amy invites all interested parties to send her a silly application video.

Daily Links – July 3, 2012

Each business day we post links to our favorite news items related to the digital distribution trade, as well as a few tidbits about the assets being distributed.  We categorize them accordingly.  This is… Pushing Content:

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Daily Links – June 28, 2012

Each business day we post links to our favorite news items related to the digital distribution trade, as well as a few tidbits about the assets being distributed. We categorize them accordingly. This is… Pushing Content:

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Daily Links – June 25, 2012

Each business day we post links to our favorite news items related to the digital distribution trade, as well as a few tidbits about the assets being distributed. We categorize them accordingly. This is… Pushing Content:

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  • “(If) you’ve got a mobile phone you can make a film, you can enter” says Hugh Jackman of the newly announced NY short film festival that he will be hosting.
  • ESPN released NBA Finals viewership data including the statistic that over 300,000 viewers watched across all digital streaming platforms on average- a year over year increase of over 40%.
  • Digital performers continue to outperform their human counterparts at the box office.
  • Steve Carell makes sense when he says that he has no plans to return to The Office.
  • Professional wrestling’s John Cena becomes most popular Make-a-Wish foundation celebrity as he grants his 300th wish to a child in need.

Weekend Roundup

Highlights of recent news to prepare you for the upcoming business week:

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