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.

Pushing

  • 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.

Content

  • 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 – 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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Weekend Roundup

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

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Daily Links – June 19, 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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  • App developer 955 Dreams is helping to redefine user-interactivity in mobile advertising.  With plans to license the technology, this tiny startup has a very bright future.
  • Facebook is taking over your life…and your wallet.  Subsidiary is hard at work planning total domination.
  • Rights and royalties finally sorted out for indie musicians whose work appears on Vevo, the music video streaming service.
  • Mozilla releases Thimble, a simple side-by-side web design tool.  Note to parents: With slickly implemented gamification applied to their Projects feature, this is a great starting point for children (or anyone really).
  • Everything you need to know about Microsoft’s new tablet device, Surface, in a well-edited 90 second video from Gizmodo.  The case-as-keyboard thing is pretty cool.

Content

  • Can Arsenio Hall mount a successful return to talk show television?  Maybe, although I wouldn’t count on seeing Mitt Romney with a saxophone any time soon.
  • HBO’s Game of Thrones reimagined as a romantic comedy.

Weekend Roundup

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

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  • Purportedly leaked document outlines Microsoft’s plans for the next Xbox, the Xbox 720, and spells out plans for Microsoft’s living room dominance over the next ten years.   In support of the originally posted document’s authenticity is the fact that it was recently removed at the request of a law firm known to work with Microsoft on patent issues.
  • Perhaps the integration of interactive advertising with Xbox 360 streaming services is the first step?
  • The periodic table of social media.
  • There is a youth demographic for which QR codesare actually working…
    • Understanding this target market probably explains why the Rock the Vote campaign is using the technology so effectively.
  • Using social media to track the spread of illness trends could prove incredibly effective.
  • A look at the correlation between Facebook user’s brand likes.
  • Video game industry sales continue to fall.

Content

  • Sweeping, multi-generational list of some of the best comedy pilots of all time.
  • This clip from Conan O’Brien featuring 30 Rock’s nice guy Jack McBrayer visiting a Chicago hot dog stand known for their insulting service will make you LOL. (NSFW-language)
  • Comedians take on Father’s Day in this quote-highlight slide show.

Weekend Roundup

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

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Content

  • The World War Z film adaptation continues to struggle.
  • 2012 Tony Awards winners list.
  • Bidding a fond farewell, after 25 years, to NPR’s Car Talk.
  • Geektastic! Swiss newspaper celebrates the move to digital distribution by printing their front page entirely in binary code.

Weekend Roundup- May 28, 2012

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

Pushing

  • Great presentation on tablet metrics from The Association of Magazine Media.
  • The CEO of Aereo, an early vendor of à la carte internet TV distribution, in a surprisingly frank discussion on the company’s ongoing legal battles with big media.
  • Microsoft is killing off the “live” sub-brand of services and products.
  • Facial recognition coming to Facebook?  Or is it all about the face.com domain?
  • Early signs of an “always-on” video chat world (this ain’t your parent’s Skype).

Content

  • The behind the scenes dish from six female show runners.
  • Fantastic breakdown of Star Wars revenue.  Can you guess which produced more money, Star Wars video games or Star Wars box office ticket sales?
  • Just how much does it cost to produce an episode of a big-budget television show?