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:

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

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

+ Chinese E-Commerce Giant Alibaba Plans U.S. IPO
+ Major League Baseball Making Big Online Video Impact
+ Google Embeds Camera In Smart Contact Lens
+ Smartphone Industry Plans “Kill Switch” To Disable Stolen Phones
+ Website-Building Platform Squarespace Raises Another $40M
+ Ad-Free Content Publishing Platform OwnZones Raises $5.9 Million
+ Mozilla Taps Greylock Partners Exec As Interim CEO
+ Gannett’s USA Today Launches Online Store
+ Tubi TV Video Platform Rolling Out With Ambitious Goals
+ NBCU To Launch Video Series Via Hulu, Web, VOD
+ Amazon Grabs Syfy’s “Defiance”
+ BSkyB Teams With Twitter To Let Subscribers Watch Shows
+ Microsoft Introduces Personalized Cards On Bing
+ Four GungHo Games Earning $1 Million Monthly
+ Worth A Look: “Sid Meier’s Civilization Beyond Earth”

Tuesday, April 13, 2014

+ Internet Users Advised To Change Passwords Following “Heartbleed” Bug
+ NAB Show: Disruptive Media Conference Under Way
+ March Madness Live Streams Rise 42% To 70 Million
+ Quora Hopes $80M Infusion Will Help It Stay Independent
+ Omada Health Raises $28 Million To Help People Kick Bad Habits
+ NBC Unveils TV Everywhere App For Affiliates
+ Condé Nast Tries Its Hand At Social Ads
+ Share Rocket Unveils Share-Based Approach To Measuring Social-Media Performance
+ Worth A Read: Funny Or Die CEO On Hollywood’s Comedy Missteps
+ CW Digital Series Will Graduate To Prime Time
+ Yelp Goes Live In Japan
+ Mindie Adds Direct Video Messaging
+ PlayStation To Debut Crackle’s “Chosen”
+ “LEGO: The Hobbit” Is Here
+ “Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel” Coming To Xbox 360, PS3, PC
+ Kabam Opens New Berlin Office



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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