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Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Google and its TV and speaker hardware partners are phasing out Google Cast branding in favor of “Chromecast built-in”   —  Innovating in the internet-connected TV space is hard.  Finding the right way to market this technology to consumers may, however, be even harder.
Nov 23, 2016, 1:10 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
NBCUniversal is investing another $200M in BuzzFeed, which will collaborate with NBCU's Content Studio under extended advertising-sales relationship   —  NBCUniversal announced Monday that it has made an additional $200 million investment in BuzzFeed — on top of the $200 million it invested last year.
Nov 22, 2016, 12:25 AMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Warner Bros. signs deal to acquire full control of Machinima; sources say the deal values Machinima slightly under $100M   —  Deal values gamer and fandom digital programmer at slightly under $100 million: sources  —  Warner Bros. announced that it signed an agreement to acquire full control of Machinima …
Nov 17, 2016, 4:10 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Twitter releases an Android TV app for watching live shows two months after its Apple TV, Fire TV, and Xbox One app   —  Twitter expanded its reach on TV with the addition of an Android TV app Wednesday, allowing owners of TVs and streaming boxes powered by Google's TV software to tune …
Nov 16, 2016, 5:20 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
VoteCastr, a startup which claimed it could provide real-time polling results, got predictions wrong for five of seven battleground states   —  Nearly every pre-election poll showed Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump heading into Tuesday — and even the Republic National Committee predicted Trump …
Nov 10, 2016, 10:30 AMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Turner launches FilmStruck, a streaming video service with indie, foreign, classic, and cult films, plans from $7/month but service limited to US for now   —  Turner on Tuesday launched FilmStruck, its subscription video-on-demand service with hundreds of indie, foreign …
Nov 2, 2016, 9:00 AMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Walmart debuts Vudu Movies on Us service, which streams free ad-supported movies and TV on demand in 1080p HD, doesn't include new releases or current TV series   —  Vudu, which has been selling and renting HD movies and TV shows online for nearly a decade, is now offering free …
Oct 18, 2016, 4:05 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Twitter hires AngelHack founder Gregory Gopman to work on its VR initiative   —  Twitter has hired AngelHack founder Gergory Gopman to work on its nascent virtual reality (VR) initiative, Variety has learned.  The company may add native 360-degree video integration as well as 360-degree video live streaming …
Oct 18, 2016, 1:37 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Inside Google's quest to bring back 3D video through JUMP, its 3D video capture and production platform and one part of a larger effort to popularize VR   —  It all started with a 3D-printed piece of plastic, zip ties and a bunch of masking tape: Google's Seattle-based computer vision team seemed …
Oct 15, 2016, 1:55 AMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Google Cast app to be renamed Google Home, will manage Google Home and Cast devices and help users discover new content   —  Here's another sign for how closely Google Home, the company's answer to Amazon Echo, and its Chromecast streaming adapter are connected: Google will soon rename its Cast app to “Google Home.”
Oct 10, 2016, 2:35 PMIn context

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