Mashable sells to Ziff Davis for only $50 million

Mashable sells to Ziff Davis for only $50 million

Mashable was just sold – and it didn’t exactly fetch a hefty price tag. The digital media company was purchased by Ziff Davis, a publisher of gaming, healthcare, and tech content. The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. According to the paper, Ziff Davis only paid about $50 million for the company. […]

Univision looks for minority stakeholder in Fusion Media Group

Univision looks for minority stakeholder in Fusion Media Group

According to a new report from Recode, Univision is looking to bring in a minority investor to support Fusion Media Group. Along with the Fusion TV network and a production studio, FMG consists of a number of digital media properties, including The Onion and most of the sites formerly owned by Gawker Media. (Univision bought […]

Hulu cancels Difficult People

Difficult People canceled

Hulu just made a difficult decision with Difficult People. The comedy series has been canceled after three seasons. Difficult Peope was created by Julie Klausner, who starred alongside Billy Eichner. Amy Poehler served as an executive producer. The three existing seasons will continue to live on Hulu.

Sprint to offer Hulu access to subs

Sprint to offer Hulu access to subs

T-Mobile’s merger talks with Sprint may have fallen through, but the latter telco is taking a page from its rival’s playbook. Under a new partnership with Hulu, subscribers to Sprint’s Unlimited Freedom plan will have access to Hulu’s ad-supported SVOD service – usually a $7.99 monthly package. The offer takes effect tomorrow, November 17. T-Mobile […]

Fullscreen to shutter its VOD service

Fullscreen to shutter its VOD service

Fullscreen’s SVOD offering, a millennial-oriented channel packed with social media stars, just never quite caught on. In an email, Fullscreen CEO George Strompolos told staffers that the service – simply called Fullscreen – will be shuttered in January. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the service – which launched in April of 2016 – will stream […]

YouTube lets musicians sell tickets directly to viewers

YouTube lets musicians sell tickets directly to viewers

In a new partnership with Ticketmaster, YouTube will now let musicians directly sell tickets to their U.S. performances. Artists can list their upcoming tour dates under a new section, which appears directly beneath an official video’s description. Along with the dates, artists can also include a direct link to Ticketmaster’s website.

Amazon Studios spends big bucks for new Lord of the Rings series

Amazon reportedly vies for rights to Lord of the Rings series

Looks like a trio of three-hour movies wasn’t enough. Amazon Studios has officially landed to the rights to a series adaptation of The Lord of the Rings. The news comes in the wake of previously-reported negotiations between Amazon, Warner Bros. Television, and the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien. Amazon will produce the series in-house, with participation […]

CEO: Reddit may go public by 2020

CEO: Reddit may go public by 2020

Reddit’s IPO might come within a few years. At the Internet Association’s Virtuous Circle Summit on Monday, CEO Steve Huffman said the company may go public by 2020. According to Huffman, going public is inevitable for the company; the exec called it the “only responsible choice.” Huffman co-founded Reddit in 2005.

YouTube will age-restrict disturbing videos involving kids’ characters

YouTube will age-restrict disturbing videos involving kids' characters

Just because a video contains well-known children’s characters doesn’t mean it’s kid-friendly. Some YouTube users, for instance, have posted videos where Disney or Nickelodeon characters engage in violent or sexual behavior. Now YouTube is taking new steps to make sure such content doesn’t actually reach kids. The company says it will start putting age restrictions […]

Amazon to sell devices and promote services at Whole Foods

Amazon to sell devices and promote services at Whole Foods

Owning a chain of brick-and-mortar stores can come in handy. In time for the holiday season, Amazon announced that it has begun selling Fire TV streaming devices, Kindle readers, and Echo smart speakers at over 100 Whole Foods stores. And starting this week, Amazon will open “pop-up stores” within a handful of Whole Foods locations, […]

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