01/12/11 Good morning, it’s Wednesday, January 12, 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.
Verizon will start offering Apple’s iPhone4 on February 10 to its 93 million customers. The partnership that was officially announced yesterday in New York and will have AT&T scrambling to hold onto its iPhone-using customers after nearly four years of exclusivity. The 16GB model will cost $199.99 with a two-year contract and the 32GB model will sell for $299.99, according to Verizon Wireless’ Web site. AT&T sells those models at the same price and also with a two-year contract, so the two carriers won’t compete on price. However, legions of frustrated iPhone users who have endured dropped calls from AT&T may switch to the new carrier simply for a change of pace. Verizon’s existing customers will get first dibs; they’ll be able to place orders starting on February 3 before the phone goes on sale to everyone. The phone will not be 4G-ready. Apple’s Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook said at the event that the existing LTE chipsets would have “forced design compromises” the company did not want to make, according to live blog coverage from the event.
Starz linked up with sports nutrition company MET-Rx in a consumer-generated social media campaign that gives viewers the chance to create a one-minute “workout” video to win a walk-on role in the second season of Spartacus or another upcoming Starz Original series.
Broadening its content lineup, Verizon Fios has added Nollywood movies – films from Nigeria – to VOD. The movies come via a deal between digital media services company Avail-TVN and content provider Aso Rock Entertainment and calls for Aso to deliver at least five new titles a month to Verizon.
Visual media provider Corbis Motion has added more than 65,000 video clips to its collection through a deal with Thought Equity Motion that brings clips from BBC Motion Gallery to Corbis’ clip service. Corbis now counts more than 500,000 clips in its library for the creative community.
~ INNOVATORS & START-UPS ~
Online marketing analytics firm TagMan landed $2.25 million in Series A funding in a round led by Greycroft Partners. The e-commerce technology is used on more than 100 e-commerce sites including Subaru, Virgin Atlantic and Air New Zealand.
~ DIGITAL ADVERTISING ~
Facebook might be the most-searched for term on the Web, but it won’t have higher revenue than either Yahoo or Google, eMarketer said in a blog post yesterday teasing its upcoming social media report. The market research firm plans to release its next social network ad spending report shortly and said Facebook – with estimated revenue of $1.3 billion will still fall below Yahoo and Google in that department.
~ TECHNOLOGY DEALS, MERGERS AND SKIRMISHES ~
Complex Media Network, an entertainment and lifestyle portal targeting young men, added Gorilla Nation sites Joblo.com and TheOriginalWinger.com to its vertical ad network. Movie site JoBlo .com brings 1.6 million monthly unique visitors and soccer site TheOriginalWinger.com adds 300,000 uniques, pushing Complex’s reach to 51 sites representing 25 million uniques.
The number of worldwide subscribers to broadband internet service hit 763 million in 2010, based on a 25% growth rate from 2007 to 2009, research firm In-Stat found. The rate will slow to 10% by 2014. In the United States, the number of broadband customers surpassed 179 million at the end of 2010.
MSNBC introduced an iPad app for its shows starting with its popular cable news show “The Rachel Maddow Show.” The app lets viewers watch video clips, join in a live “watch party” and read real-time tweets centered on the show. MSNBC said it will add more shows to the iPad soon.
Amazon introduced a new iPhone app offering access to the retailer’s limited-availability discounts in its so-called Amazon Gold Box section that highlights items that often sell out quickly, the company said.
~ EXECUTIVE MOVES ~
Online video ad network Tremor Media hired TV exec Melinda McLaughlin as chief marketing officer. She most recently served as SVP Corporate Marketing at A&E TV Networks and will now oversee all marketing for Tremor. The online video network recently acquired competitor ScanScout.
Bertelsmann AG’s Chief Financial Officer Thomas Rabe has added oversight of Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments division, the media company’s venture capital arm for funding new media and emerging tech. Rabe is also on the Executive Board of Bertelsmann AG.
Online media vet Karin Gilford joins Disney-ABC Television Group as SVP Digital Media for ABC, reporting to Albert Cheng, the group’s EVP for Digital Media. Gilford will oversee ABC’s digital media efforts and ABC.com. She most recently worked as VP for Online Media at Comcast Interactive Media where she was instrumental in the growth of Fancast.com.
~ WEBSITE OF THE DAY ~
In the market for a new Coach bag? An iMac? A trip to the Superbowl? You can bid on all those items on the newly launched Web site LuckyChic .com that marries e-commerce, gaming and online shopping in the luxury vertical. Consumers can shop, bid and win a range of products and experiences. If you find Louboutins in my size let me know.
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