Friday, October 14th, 2011

Cynopsis: DIGITAL

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Apple is currently in negotiations with several Hollywood studios for deals that will allow customers, who purchase a movie from iTunes, to watch streaming versions of those films on other Apple devices without needing to manually transfer the file, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. This news comes the same week that Apple introduced the iCloud service, which currently stores photos, music and documents. As of right now, there are no indications of when Apple would add movies to the list of media covered/stored by iCloud. However, a potential screw in Apple’s plans could come from UltraViolet, a similar storage and viewing service backed by a group of Hollywood studios and tech companies, which Apple is not a part of, that lets customers who buy a movie on DVD or Blu-ray also watch it online.


CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Television Group have inked a deal with Netflix to bring previous seasons of all current scripted programming on The CW Network to U.S. subscribers of the streaming service. As it stands now, the licensing agreement lasts through the 2014-2015 television season, and also extends Netflix’s streaming rights for four years after each current or future show ends its run on the network during the terms of the deal.
Online video content producer Clevver Media has struck a deal with Dailymotion to provide original content for the video streaming site’s global viewership. Along with co-producing an original series, which will cover events during New York Comic Con this weekend, Clevver Media will also open up its library of content to Dailymotion viewers via four branded channels that focus on TV, movies, music and games .
MTVX, MTV’s cross-media group, has brought back the Liquid Television brand with a new digital hub at Fans will be able to watch new content, and re-watch classic content from the older incarnation of the animated show, on potentially multiple outlets including the aforementioned online hub, MTV’s TV channels, and both the network’s and the brand’s social media channels.


Google has bolstered its language translation app for the Android operating system. The app can now translate between 14 different spoken languages, according to AllThingsD. While the technology is still in early alpha phase, which means difficulties caused by accents and background noise, product manager Jeff Chin says it is adaptive and will get better as people use it more. Plus, there is a new feature that lets you hear what the app thinks you said before it processes the translation.


eBay unveiled its X.commerce open commerce platform and announced an integration with Facebook at its Innovate Developer Conference this week, reports Mobile Commerce Daily. X.commerce will provide tools – such as Magento, which helps retailers build online storefronts, and RedLaser which enables users to scan bar-codes of products to compare prices – for merchants and retailers to use to expand their offerings from the physical store to mobile and social. The integration with Facebook includes allowing its developers to use Facebook’s Open Graph in their apps in order to build a more personalized shopping experience.

DailyCandy has extended its local Deals offering to the Dallas, Miami, Seattle and Washington, D.C., markets. Starting on October 17, and continuing for the first six to eight weeks after the launch, DailyCandy will reward a random selection of first-time users of DailyCandy Deals in the aforementioned markets with gift cards to DailyCandy-recommended in-market locations.


Add Taiwanese PC manufacturer Quanta Computers to the list of companies that have signed patent agreements with Microsoft. Under the agreement, Microsoft’s patent portfolio will cover Quanta’s tablets, smartphones and other computer devices that run on the Android or Chrome platform, for which Quanta will pay undisclosed royalties. This could be major news if the deal allows Microsoft to collect royalties on any Android- or Chrome-based product Quanta makes for another company, says TechCrunch, as it is one of the largest contract PC manufacturers in the world.


According to a Juniper Research study, as reported by MobileMarketer, annual revenues generated from news content that is delivered to mobile devices will hit $1.1 billion by 2016. Furthermore, Juniper also forecasts that 5 million consumers will read newspapers via mobile devices by 2016. This does not bode well for the print-side of business as the report stressed that many publishers will struggle to bridge the gap caused by a decline in sales of print publications. It noted that print circulations are down 30% this year for newspaper publishers worldwide.


Casper’s Scare School: Costume Closet, the latest app from Mindshapes and Classic Media, is now available for kids between the ages of 3 and 7 on iOS devices. The game is designed to strengthen short term memory as players are encouraged to choose and memorize costume selections, while also playing increasingly more difficult memory tasks that focus on object recognition and grouping skills. The app is currently available for $2.99.
Massive Damage is introducing its free location-based zombie game, Please Stay Calm, to the U.S. audience. In the multiplayer mobile game, players in real, actual local neighborhoods and locations work together to survive a zombie outbreak by fighting off the undead, looking for supplies and rebuilding the towns and cities.
Meredith Corporation‘s Better Homes and Gardens , Parents  and Fitness magazines for the iPad are now available on the new Newsstand app that comes with an iOS 5 update. Similar to how iBooks works, the Newsstand app collects and stores newspapers and magazines you subscribe to into one bookshelf. New issues, including the new cover art, will automatically update as they are released.


Craig Palmer has accepted a role as the new CEO of online community and content publisher Wikia. At the same time, Palmer has appointed Jennifer Betka as the company’s new Senior Vice President of Marketing. While Palmer will be focused on moving Wikia forward, Betka will oversee the company’s effort to increase brand awareness and foster community engagement.

Outfit7, the creator of the Talking Friends apps, has brought on Narry Singh as the company’s new Executive Chairman. He will spearhead the company’s charge towards, as TechCrunch calls it, becoming the next Angry Birds-esque media giant.


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If you’re like me and have an unhealthy obsession with the sport of hockey (or even if you’re just a normal, reasonable fan who doesn’t go through intense mood swings based on a penalty in the second game of the season), you might want to check out the NHL’s Twitter Visualizer Facebook fan page. It’s a simple, but outstanding, site. In one location, you can follow updates and conversations revolving around teams, players, real-time reactions to live games and even log-in from your Twitter account to join in on the fun. The Twitter account is not a requirement, but if you’re going to absorb the frenetic 140-character-or-less opinions of likeminded hockey fanatics, you might as well share in the insanity, right? Oh, and go Rangers!

Later – Sahil
 Sahil Patel, Access Intelligence, filling in for Wayne Karrfalt for Cynopsis: Digital

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JOB OPENING:  DIR MARKETING/RLTV/NYC: Min 10 yrs exp in ad sales/cons/aff marketing at agency, cable or broadcast. Exp w/ brand partnerships/client relations/on-air promotions necessary. Apply: [email protected] (10/20)

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JOB OPENING: CHILDREN’S INTERACTIVE MEDIA PRODUCER/NY: Major children’s publisher seeks digital producer to dvlp & implement interactive content for web, apps, and VOD; 5+yrs production exp Res: [email protected] (10/20)

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