Exclusively for our clients, the Magid I-FACTS is a succinct, sophisticated, and unbiased overview of the most significant news in the media and interactive entertainment industries. With a keen eye towards the most critical and relevant issues for a diverse but increasingly interrelated range of businesses, we present a daily blend of stories about online trends, innovative technologies, unique strategies, partnerships, investments, and other provocative insights.

Top stories from the most recent I-FACTS edition:

Monday, April 28, 2014

+ NewFronts: NY Times Pitches A Surge Of Digital Video

+ NewFronts: Microsoft Previews Xbox Programming Plans

+ Condé Nast Renews 30 Of Its Web Series

+ Google Wants To Add Wi-Fi To Google Fiber Rollout

+ Comcast-Owned Fandango Buys Movieclips

+ NBCU Researcher: Social Media Not Giving TV Viewership A Big Lift

+ comiXology iOS Update Removes In-App Purchases

+ Walgreens Teams With On Retailer iQ Rollout

+ Virtuix CEO: Virtual Reality Is Here To Stay

+ Ubisoft Montreal Evokes Classical Japanese Styling With “Child Of Light”

Thursday, April 24, 2014

+ Facebook Profit Soars On Ad Revenue Growth
+ Report: Dish Eyes Summer Debut For Internet-TV Series
+ Warner Bros. Taps Animation Veteran To Run New Digital Unit
+ Netflix Signs Series Deal With “Arrested Development” Creator
+ XappMedia Raises $3M For Interactive Audio Ads For Mobile Apps
+ Condé Nast, RadiumOne Partner To Unite Programmatic, Native Advertising
+ Amazon Tests Its Own Delivery Service
+ Apple’s iTunes Approaches 800 Million Accounts
+ Vevo’s Redesigned iOS App Emphasizes Discovery And Playlists
+ Etsy Acquires Indie-Gadget Marketplace Grand St.
+ Brazil Enacts Internet “Bill Of Rights”
+ Zynga’s Pincus Exits Operational Role, Company Makes Exec Changes
+ Twitch Streams More Live Video Than WWE, ESPN, MLB Combined
+ Activision Announces “Skylanders Trap Team”

Thursday, April 17, 2014

+ Google Q1: 19% Revenue Growth Falls Short Of Estimates
+ Heartbleed Bug Puts Millions Of Android Devices At Risk
+ AT&T Threatens To Boycott FCC’s Spectrum Auction
+ Weibo Misses The Mark On Its IPO Day
+ Twitter Expands Its Mobile Ad Offering
+ Kindle For Samsung Giving Away One Book A Month
+ Peel Turns Smartphones, Tablets Into Remotes, Content Reminders
+ Sony Unveils New PlayStation Now-Ready Bravia 4K TVs
+ PlayStation 4 Sells Over 7 Million Units
+ A&E, History Launch Live TV Streaming Via Web, iOS Mobile
+ Neil Young’s Music-Player Kickstarter Closes At $6.2 Million
+ ItsOn Raises Another $12.5M To Change How Mobile Services Are Billed
+ The Young Turks Raises $4 Million For Multiplatform Expansion
+ Reddit Boosts Its News Capabilities
+ Worth A Read: Tapping Into The Emotional Side Of Video Games
+ Vita Owners In U.S., Europe Will Get Three New Games
+ EA, PopCap Release Wild West Content For “Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare”
+ Coca-Cola Serves World Cup Trivia On QuizUp




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>> Best Buy Takes Comedy Route For Big Game Ad
>> Super Bowl Advertisers Seek Digital Extras
>> Netflix Partners With YouTube On Second-Screen Project
>> C3 Ratings Down But Rebounding In December
>> Comcast Adding 3net Programming To Xfinity