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Digital and Streaming News 2/2/17

Digital and Streaming News 1/31/18 Famous Birthdays is creating live content, has hold on Gen Z Famous Birthdays is a website that is a record of celebrity and influencer facts. Due to its high traffic (500K searches in its internal search bar per day), and the fact that Gen Z uses it as a...
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Digital and Streaming News 12/15/17

(This post is a weekly news update by our researcher, Dakota Sky Bloom). Fox-Disney Deal Updates With the immensely consequential linkup of Disney and Fox still rolling on there have been a number of interesting tidbits that have shaken out so far: Comcast has fully bowed out of the Fox hunt, leaving the field...
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Streaming & Digital News 11/10/17

DOJ May Make AT&T Ditch All of Turner The Department of Justice announced today that they will require AT&T to drop either DirectTV or Turner (which includes CNN) from the Time Warner deal. Although there are legitimate concerns from the DOJ concerning how much of the media industry the combined AT&T and Time Warner...
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11/6/17 Streaming and Digital News

This article is part of a series of news updates created by 1620 Media’s staff researcher Dakota Sky Bloom. Facebook Buys tbh Facebook picked up teen polling app tbh for under $100 million (to avoid regulatory approval). The app has picked up 5 million downloads in the past 9 weeks and is well on...
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11/6/17 Streaming and Digital News

This article is part of a series of news updates created by 1620 Media’s staff researcher Dakota Sky Bloom. Facebook Buys tbh Facebook picked up teen polling app tbh for under $100 million (to avoid regulatory approval). The app has picked up 5 million downloads in the past 9 weeks and is well on...
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Media News Update 3 10 2017

This is part of a series of briefings made internally by our staff researcher Dakota Sky Bloom and released on our blog. News & Trends you might have missed: Investigative Journalism as Content Marketing Twitch transforming into “normal” social media Why Snap influencers are jumping ship The Young Turks hit 6 billion views, but...
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Media News 3/3/2017

This is part of a series of briefings made internally by our staff researcher Dakota Sky Bloom and released on our blog. Pinterest Entering Mobile AR Fray Pinterest built a visual search engine, Lens, that allows you to take a picture of a product and it will find the Pins that match it. For reference-...
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Media News 2/24/17

This is part of a series of briefings made internally by our staff researcher Dakota Sky Bloom and released on our blog. Theme: The Trough of Disillusionment is a bad place to be. If you are unfamiliar with the phrase, it is part of Gartner’s classic hype cycle. After an innovation is announced and...
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Media News Briefing 2/17/17

This is part of a series of briefings made internally by our staff researcher Dakota Sky Bloom and released on our blog. Theme: The scale of the internet titans forces everyone to have to defensively react to them; they take up sufficient space and can move at sufficient speed that ignoring a Google or Facebook...
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Media News Briefing 2/10/2017

Theme: The grass is always greener on the other side of the digital/linear divide. Also, Facebook wishes to devour everything- just this week includes them trying to absorb market share from Craigslist, Snapchat, TV Advertising, weather apps, and using email for password recovery.   Advertising Snapchat wants 9 figure upfronts. Given that almost all...
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Media News Briefing 1/31/2017

This is the first in a series of briefings made internally by our staff researcher Dakota Sky Bloom and released on our blog. Theme: A few of the major platforms are making money. Everyone else? Not so much. Advertising News Like it or not, advertising is crucial to both linear and digital entertainment. Given the...
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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Present the Perfect Summer Reality-TV Show

“The Runner” is featured in Vanity Fair written here. Remember back in the early aughts when TV competition shows were the thing? You had Survivor, The Amazing Race, and my personal favorite, The Mole, which towered over them all largely because of its delightful, turtlenecked host, Anderson Cooper (yeah, he went on to be fairly successful when reality-TV hosting didn’t pan out so...
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Huffington Post Features “Julia and Walter” Viral Video

Huffington Post wrote an article about the “Julia and Walter” video produced by 1620 Media and Pasadena Humane Society. Read the original story here. They’re a match made in heaven. A recently released video by 1620 Media and the Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA in California features the beautiful bond between Julia, who is deaf, and her rescue dog...
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CBS News Features “Julia and Walter” Viral Video

CBS News wrote an article on our viral video in partnered with Pasadena Humane society called “Julia and Walter”. Read the original story here. A 10-year-old girl is sharpening her sign language skills with an unusual student — her 7-month-old puppy named Walter. The pair, who were both born deaf, became best friends the...
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Yahoo Features 1620 Media Viral Video “Julia and Walter”

Yahoo! featured our “Walter and Julia” video in partnered with the Pasadena Humane Society on their website. Read the original news story here. Julia and Walter were made for each other. They were both born deaf, and when they saw each other at Pasadena Humane Society in California, it was basically love at first sight. The Pasadena Humane Society...
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