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.

Daily Links – June 20, 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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  • Filmmaking tips from the masters over at Pixar.
  • Augmented reality retail not quite real yet, but we’re one step closer with this technology.
  • Military grade storm chasers powered by supercomputers.
  • Smart infographic outlining the massive shift to digital distribution happening in the video games industry.
  • Valuable tips for iPad presentations.  Unless you’ve brought enough breath mints for everyone conference room, can’t emphasize point #2 enough.

Content

  • Another great Game of Thrones piece, this time in the form of political attack adds.
  • Analog, sure. But there is a valuable lesson in the quick thinking and crisis-management skills that went into saving this priceless work of art.
  • Total tweet transparency becomes law in the UK.
  • Yahoo partners to publish digital motion comics as part of their original content slate.
  • CBS and ABC continue their catty battle over ABC’s alleged copying of a CBS show.  Have to admit it though, Dancing on the Stars does sound more interesting than the currently airing version of the show.

Daily Links – June 14, 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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  • comScore, the digital analytics and research firm, predicts the conversion from desktop to mobile market dominance will occur in 2014.
  • Browser Tax: An Australian retailer is charging Internet Explorer 7 users a tax for their browser choice. And here we were thinking that using IE7 was taxing enough.
  • Twitter is becoming a full-fledged content distribution platform.
  • Some of this impressive gadget technology will power tomorrow’s devices.

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Daily Links- June 6, 2012

Each 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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  • Sony revealed a new line of products and services at this year’s E3 conference including the Wonderbook.  Which, it turns out, looks a lot more mundane than what was presented in the promo video.  Some critics left feeling underwhelmed by Sony’s offerings.
  • Digital music sales are now outpacing physical music sales in the UK.
  • A scientific view into the minds of internet trolls.
  • The Kindle Fire has experienced a sharp drop in sales and is scoring the comparative lowest on tablet device satisfaction surveys.  Perhaps the Kindle Fire is the fruitcake of tablets after all.
  • Netflix invests in an in-house Content Delivery Network (CDN).

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  • Break out the popcorn!  The Nicki Minaj vs. Hot 97 battle continues.
  • In celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, The Telegraph published a nice roundup of how technology has changed in the past 60 years.
  • Is Diablo 3, despite record-breaking initial sales figures, less addictive than Diablo 2?  Pretty well laid out argument here.