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07/25/14: Amazon reports a deep loss in Q2, Jerry Seinfeld’s new series opts for espresso, PBS Digital Studios’s first scripted series to hit web on Aug. 19

Jerry Seinfeld chooses espresso in new Crackle series 'Single Shots'

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 07.25.14 Good morning. It’s Friday, July 25, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. Amazon’s earnings call revealed the tech giant took a hit during its second quarter, with a wider-than-expected $126 million loss, despite its $19.34 billion in revenue. The company still expects to lose up to $810 million in [...]

07/24/14: The Chernin Group and AT+T close to closing in on Fullscreen, Facebook reports $2.91 billion revenue, Target debuts YouTube series

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 07.24.14 Good morning. It’s Thursday, July 24, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. Facebook reported $2.91 billion in Q2 revenue during its earnings call yesterday, topping analysts’ $2.8 billion prediction. The results also showed a 61 percent increase in mobile advertising revenue and 62 percent in advertising revenue. The social [...]

07/23/14: Apple’s smartwatch ‘iTime’ should debut in October, Fine Bros. debut entire channel for ‘React’ series, Microsoft tops revenue, but profit falls short

Apple's smartwatch will be called 'iTime', reports Q3 results

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07/22/14: Netflix surpasses 50 million subscribers in Q2 earning report, Yahoo to stream film ‘One Chance’ week before theatrical release, FXX sheds details on The Simpsons digital hub

Netflix surpasses 50 million subscribers in Q2 earning report

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 07.22.14 Good morning. It’s Tuesday, July 22, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS Netflix kicked off the week of tech company’s earning reports by revealing that the service surpassed 50.02 million subscribers (from 48.35 subs in Q1). The U.S. alone accounted for 36.24 million customers, with [...]

07/21/14: Fullscreen announces YouTube and Vine social festival, Five Minutes with PBS’ ‘Everything But The News’ Steve Goldbloom, Amazon looking ahead to fourth pilot season with ‘Mad Dogs’

The Chernin Group and AT+T close to closing in on Fullscreen for $200-$300 million

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 07.21.14 Good morning. It’s Monday, July 21, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   Fullscreen announced its first interactive social festival, called InTour, featuring the MCN’s creators such as YouTube celeb JennXPenn (1.3 million followers) and Connor Franta (2.9 million). The event will also include Vine [...]

07/18/14: Microsoft to lay off 18,000 and cut Xbox Entertainment Studios, Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ series nabs ‘True Blood’ actress, AOL, Ora.TV and The New York Times nominated for Emmys

Microsoft to lay off 18,000 and cut Xbox Entertainment Studios

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 07.18.14 Good morning. It’s Friday, July 18, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. Microsoft’s bad news kept rolling in yesterday after Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella announced plans to cut 18,000 jobs in the next 12 months, with Xbox Entertainment Studios getting the boot shortly after. Head of Microsoft’s Xbox [...]

07/17/14: Conde Nast Entertainment launches video hub, AOL goes behind the scenes of digital creators in new series, Facebook to start sending data to Nielsen

Conde Nast Entertainment lanches video hub 'The Scene'

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 07.17.14 Good morning. It’s Thursday, July 17, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   Conde Nast Entertainment launched the new digital video hub The Scene yesterday. Previewed at this year’s Digital NewFronts, The Scene will premiere the second season of Glamour’s The Single Life starring [...]

07/16/14: Hearst rolls out pay-model digital channel, Study: the binge trend is good news for marketers, Nielsen expands measurement platform for in-app and browser ads on mobile devices

Hearst rolls out pay-model digital channel 'CosmoBody'

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07/15/14: : YouTube getting serious about premium content?, CDS’ EpicMealTime is making the bacon (literally), Facebook, Refinery 29 and Adaptly research shows sequencing ads most effective

YouTube getting serious about premium content?

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 07.15.14 Good morning. It’s Tuesday, July 15, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS YouTube is getting serious about premium content, according to Reuters. The video hub is in talks with independent and Hollywood producers to fund programming in an effort not only to bring in [...]

07/14/14: Crackle’s new original to premiere next month, Hulu lands ‘South Park’ and renews ‘East Los High,’ Yahoo and Live Nation announce line up for new concert series

Crackle's new original 'Sequestered' to premiere next month

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 07.14.14 Good morning. It’s Monday, July 14, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   As announced at this year’s NewFronts, Crackle’s next original series Sequestered will premiere on Aug. 5. The series features stars Jesse Bradford (Bring It On), Summer Glau (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) [...]

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