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The mobile payments business is on pace to nearly double this year, reaching $86 billion, a 76% bump over last year, according to a new eMarketer report citing data from Gartner. In 2010, about 100 million users made nearly $49 billion in mobile payments; that should jump to 141 million users making $86 billion in payments this year. That includes payments made using SMS text, near field communications and the mobile Internet, a big boost in the use of so-called mobile wallets. Google is one of the companies that could help grow the mobile payments business as it’s keen on its Google Wallet technology that lets users pay for goods and services with some Smartphones using near field communications. MediaPost said about 150,000 merchants in the United States accept these type of payments.
Content company Duopoly released its show Pure Pwnage on Hulu and the Hulu Plus subscription service. The comedy about the lives of online gamers ran in Canada on TV for eight episodes. Online it’s earned more than 9 million unique visitors for the Web show so far.
About three-quarters of America’s youth said digital abuse is a serious problem for their generation, with about 56% of those saying they have experienced it through social and digital media, up from 50% in 2009, according to a study from MTV and AP.
Social TV service Miso launched a second-screen experience today for Showtime’s Dexter with social features, synched content, polls and trivia. The sixth season of Dexter premieres Oct. 2 and the second-screen experience will be offered on iPhones and also connects into DirecTV’s hi-def set-top box.
Universal Sports Network is bringing social media tools into the 2011 IRB Rugby World Cup via a partnership with BumeBox for Social Scrum, an online platform that lets fans interact throughout the games. The tournament should run through early October and in total, Universal Sports and NBC Sports will broadcast 10 of the tournament’s 48 matches.
New social TV firm YouToo launched with technology that lets viewers record videos on their computer or mobile phone and submit them to be shown on TV on the YouToo network that reaches 15 million homes, the company says.
Video ad exchange SpotXchange, Inc said all of its video inventory is now available for real-time bidding and that demand for its real-time offering has more than doubled since May. SpotXChange launched the real-time offering last fall and now powers bidding for partners like Turn, TubeMogul and liveRail to reach more than 110 million monthly unique users.
Online gaming industry ad rep company Intergi inked a deal to sell ads for Bigpoint, a leader in online games with more than 200 million users worldwide and more than 60 titles including Battlestar Galactica Online.
MTV’s The Jersey Shore continues its roll on the social media train, snagging the most social buzz for the week ending Sept. 25 in comments and uniques, followed by Fox’s Glee and CBS’ Two and a Half Men, according to Social Guide.
Google and Dish Network have their eyes on popular video site Hulu and submitted the highest offers in the opening round of bidding, according to a story in Business Insider saying the Dish offer came in at around $1.9 billion, while Google’s bid was closer to $4 billion but with conditions attached.
Content monitoring service Vobile rolled out a new software solution dubbed vCloud9 to help cloud-based file hosting services identify and manage unauthorized content that has been uploaded to their sites. Vobile said these tools can help stem the tide of piracy of copyrighted movies and TV shows.
Discovery Communications paired up with handset maker Huawei Device to develop what’s being called the Huawei-Discovery Expedition phone. The phone will be part of Discovery Expedition line, the official lifestyle brand of Discovery Channel targeted for the adventurous set and will be water-resistant and include a GPS, torch, compass and G-sensor. It will be available later this year.
Prolific app maker OceanHouse launched an app for Dr. Seuss’s The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories for Apple and Android devices featuring a collection of seven short stories written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss.
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JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS/NBC Universal/Burbank: Bravo is looking for a self-starting, experienced communications professional experienced in crisis management and talent relations. www.nbcunicareers.com job#2932 (9/30)
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JOB OPENING: NEW BIZ VP/BrightLine/LA: Interactive TV design firm seeks TV ad sales, client-savvy, LA VP for new client acquisition. Exp. selling to West Coast Nat’l clients a must. Res to: [email protected] (9/29)
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FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: Non-Fiction TV Dev. Internship (NYC): Major TV Prod Co seeking creative interns interested in reality TV and motivated to research, write and develop new ideas for TV series. Res/cov let: [email protected] (10/5)
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SITUATION WANTED: Seeking position in Adv/ Traffic. Strong background in sales, traffic and as a liaison btw depts. Perform under pressure/ deadline-orientated/communication skills/ month-end billing reports. Contact:[email protected] (9/30)
SITUATION WANTED: ASSISTANT/COORDINATOR : 4 years experience on Talk, Game, Court/Reality shows. Looking for full time corporate media/entertainment employment in the NYC Area. [email protected] (9/29)
SITUATION WANTED: WRITER FOR TEENS/TWEENS: 10+ years of experience creating online content for high-profile clients. Areas of expertise: TV-related blogs/quizzes/interviews/social media. [email protected] (9/29)
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