Good morning, it’s Monday, October 3, 2011, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. If you would like to read this or any other Cynopsis edition online, click here.
There’s a turf war going on in Washington, D.C. between broadcast and broadband providers due to a pending FCC proposal that would take spectrum space away from broadcasters and auction it off to broadband and wireless companies like Verizon and AT&T. According to the Washington Times, Broadcasters say less spectrum will result in fewer local television stations for viewers, especially in rural communities, and cite that as their reason to fight the FCC’s proposal. On the other side of the coin, wireless carriers state they need more spectrum in order to expand their services to the regions that still do not get adequate coverage. Furthermore, they claim to be only pursuing what they believe is a healthy amount of empty spectrum that is currently being unused by broadcasters. To that, broadcasters retort that they need empty spectrum as buffer space to prevent channels from bumping into each other.
If you have DirecTV, you can now see what you’re friends are watching or recommending through a “Social TV” app on the satellite provider’s set-top boxes. The service is available due to a deal DirecTV made with GetGlue.
Jennifer Lopez’s production company, Nuyorican Productions, and Believe Entertainment Group announced a partnership to launch a digital video series focusing on entertainment news and lifestyle for teens called Tiger Beat Entertainment. The production will also include a partnership with popular teen magazine Tiger Beat, which provides the over-arching framework for the video series, and AOL’s Cambio, which will provide a production studio in Hollywood and media distribution.
Good news for people who were unable to purchase a ticket, currently going up to $196 a pop, for the Michael Jackson Tribute Concert in Cardiff, Wales on October 8: the entire concert will be streamed live on Facebook, courtesy of a “Facebook Commerce” company called Milyoni. Virtual tickets go for $3.99 if purchased via PayPal in advance, or $4.99 if purchased on the day of the concert.
Social data mining startup PeopleBrowsr is working on a competitor to Klout, the popular social influence solution, called Kred, reports TechCrunch. A Kred score is split up into two parts, an influence score scaled from 1 to 1,000 that measures your ability to “inspire others” by gauging retweets, new followers and replies, and an outreach score that is measured on levels that focuses on how active you are in retweeting and replying to others.
Look out IBM and Adobe, Google is now selling an analytics service meant to compete with similar offerings from the two companies. Google Analytics Premium costs $150,000 a year and has already locked up Travelocity, Papa John’s and Gucci as clients.
Adidas, with the help of Google, produced a multi-screen ad campaign for online, tablet and mobile devices. The ads ran on YouTube in a “branded takeover” across all three digital screens. And the campaign was successful as Adidas’ YouTube channel views multiplied by 26 times, and subscribers doubled, over the course of the campaign. The success of the campaign is in line with a recent CBS and Nielsen study that says a there-screen digital advertising strategy is more effective in raising brand awareness. [Via Mobile Marketer]
A potentially sticky situation is developing for Facebook in Europe, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. A group of student activists, organized as Europe v. Facebook, has lobbed 22 complaints against the social media giant in regard to European privacy law. Last week, Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner announced it was beginning an audit of Facebook. The complaint was registered in Ireland because the activists say Facebook’s User Terms mark its Ireland office as the one responsible for all Facebook affairs outside of the U.S. and Canada
A survey commissioned by Blip.tv, an online web video platform, as reported by AdAge, finds that 56% of people who watch web series still tune in regularly to watch primetime television. In fact, 36% are watching primetime TV and web content simultaneously. However, respondents did admit that they are watching 9% less TV on average than they did six months ago.
A recent IDC research study indicates that Android tablets’ growth outpaced the iPad’s growth in Australia and New Zealand over the second quarter of 2011. Android-based media tablets tripled in volume over Q1 2011, while the iPad 2 only doubled in volume. However it’s not all bad news for Apple as the iPad 2 still controls a 74.6% market share in Australia and New Zealand compared to 25% for Android-based tablets. IDC predicts that Apple will maintain its dominant share of the market through the end of 2011.
“Loopt” is a mobile app and website that connects people with the cities they live in by offering daily deals, reviews of all types of businesses and the ability to connect with friends on Loopt and Facebook through an interactive map. And now, it has partnered up with Virgin America to offer special deals for travelers who check-in to the app when inside the T2 terminal at the San Francisco International Airport. These deals can range from discounts on last minute flights to two-for-one or free tickets. The app is free and is available on both the iOS and Android operating systems.
Encyclopedia Britannica is about to roll out an iPad app that contains its full library of information on everything you can possibly think of for just $2 a month, according to a preview from AllThingsD. If you subscribe to its web version, which goes for $70 a year, the iPad app is free. It will be available in a couple of weeks.
Konami Digital Entertainment has announced the availability of its Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 game for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The app is available for free.
Habbo Hotel is a social game where users create a character to explore a wide variety of places and rooms in a virtual community. Currently, 10 million unique visitors visit the site each month. And now, the company has released its first mobile game, called Lost Monkey and available in the App store for free.
Spotify has hired Dan Brody, a former Google executive, as General Manager Asia-Pacific. In his new post, Brody will be in charge of expansion into Asia and is already on the recruiting trail.
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