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Verizon and Google ink deal to offer YouTube TV to Verizon wireless and Fios subscribers

Just days after Google and Amazon buried the hatchet over their longstanding streaming feud, Google has made another interesting inroad in its bid to bring yet more ubiquity to its YouTube-based premium video efforts. Today, Verizon (which owns TechCrunch) and the search giant announced a new partnership where Verizon customers will be able to subscribe to YouTube TV through their accounts to watch “on whatever platform they choose,” in the words of Erin McPheron, Verizon’s head of content st...
Tags: Entertainment, Media, Google, Streaming, Verizon, Video, YouTube


A Small Business Guide to Google My Business

Source: Headway Capital Google My Business is a relatively new marketing tool that gives business owners more control over the way their company appears in search results. Although it has been around since June 2014, Google My Business is truly coming of age at the start of 2019, in part due to the closure of Google+ on April 2nd. But with brands utilizing social media and other forms of online marketing to make a splash, small business owners may be wondering what Google My Business can d...
Tags: Google, Infographic, Radio, Google My Business, General Interest, Headway Capital Google My Business


Experience the Majesty of Notre Dame by Getting a Free Download of the Video Game Assassin’s Creed Unity (Free for a Limited Time)

FYI: In the wake of the great Notre Dame fire, the French video game company Ubisoft has decided to make its popular video game Assassin's Creed Unity free through April 25th, allowing gamers to "experience the majesty and beauty of the cathedral." The gothic cathedral figures centrally in the game. Start your download (available only for PC users) here. Once you download the game, you’ll own it forever in your Uplay games library. Would you like to support the mission of Open Culture? Please ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Games, College, History, Ubisoft, Notre Dame, Facebook Twitter, Creed Unity, Creed Unity Free, Creed Unity Free for a Limited Time


If Audio Is Hot, Why Isn’t Radio Partying?

While the massive uptick in the popularity of audio seems like it should be good news for traditional broadcast radio, the reality is that much of this resurgence has manifested in the form of podcasts and new forms of tech like smart speakers. _____________________________ Guest post by Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media Strategies You'd have to be a 40 year radio veteran to remember the clever slogan depickted above.  It was actually a mega-effort for the RAB circa 1980, created by the f...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Music, Podcasts, Audio, Nbc News, Radio, Guest Post, Streaming, Oprah, Dick, Alexa, Grand Rapids, Music Business, Music Tech


‘Detective Pikachu’ Breaks The Video Game Movie Curse, According to Jordan Vogt-Roberts

The first reaction to Detective Pikachu is here, and it’s very positive. Said reaction comes from filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts, and since he’s the only person posting his thoughts on the film, we’re going to share them. That’s how this works, folks. According to the Kong: Skull Island filmmaker, the live-action/animation hybrid featuring Ryan Reynolds as the voice of a crime-solving Pokémon breaks the video game curse. That’s a bold claim, and I really hope he’s correct. A wild JORD appear...
Tags: Google, Comedy, Movies, Pokemon, Ryan Reynolds, Skull Island, Video Game, Said, Pikachu, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Vogt Roberts, Psyduck, Detective Pikachu, Ryme City, Psyduck Yep


Google’s Stadia Controller gets a radical redesign!

If Sundar Pichai walked up on stage and unveiled Daniel Cheung’s concept of the Stadia controller, I’d absolutely believe that it was completely meant to be. Stadia is a revolutionary concept that demands a revolutionary controller, and Daniel Cheung’s Playdream is that controller! Ergonormic, but non-organic, the Playdream comprises a tubular design that instantly stands apart as unique, and at the same time, comfortable. Designed for an absolutely robust grip, the Playdream has all the necessa...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Gaming, Games, Design, Product Design, Daniel Cheung, Stadia, Stadia Controller


Nintendo’s Mobile Earnings Grow to $85 Million

According to the data gathered by mobile app analytics experts at Sensor Tower, Nintendo’s mobile game revenue has grown to $85 million in the first quarter of 2019. The top worldwide earners on the App Store and Google Play include Fire Emblem Heroes, Dragalia Lost, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and Super Mario Run. A rundown […]
Tags: Google, Business, Games, Sales, Smartphones, Nintendo, Anime, Casuals


The World’s Most Popular Websites

Source: Statista.com Ever wondered which websites are the most visited in the world? If you had to guess, you probably wouldn’t need to consult Google to know that the search engine is on the number one spot, but as the list moves down from the YouTube/Facebook level of obviousness, some of the sites on this list may surprise you – or even be complete unknowns.  According to SimilarWeb, in fourth place is the Chinese search engine baidu.com, which received just over 9 billion visitors in F...
Tags: Google, Infographic, Radio, Popular, YouTube Facebook, General Interest


AgencyLogic Support Series – Buying Single Property Website Licenses

To activate an AgencyLogic single property Website you need a “License.” Each licence covers your PowerSite for a year and includes all costs including the domain name. To add a license to your account please follow these steps – if you have additional questions give us a call on: (888) 201-5160 or email: [email protected] Step 1: Log into your account and you will see the Activity Screen: Step 2A: To buy licenses either click on the “Buy More” graphic in the top right of the screen: ...
Tags: Google, Real Estate, Microsoft, Yahoo, Internet, Marketing, Internet Marketing, Online, Radio, Listing, Hit, Hits, Views, Visits, AgencyLogic, Single Property Website


Bill introduced to help publishers bargain with tech giants

NEW YORK (AP) — News publishers would gain greater power to negotiate terms with Facebook and Google under terms of a bill filed Wednesday in the House of Representatives. The proposal aims to give newspaper and digital publishers who have been struggling financially the right to bargain collectively with the tech giants. The publishing group […]
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, New York, Technology, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, House Of Representatives, Bill


Here’s what happened at Radiodays Europe on day 1

Here’s what’s been happening at Radiodays Europe in Lausanne – where hundreds of radio professionals from around the world are sharing ideas and experiences. Radio industry keynote: Radio and audio – Where we are and where are we going The Head’s of SRG, EBU, Bauer, an investigative journalist into Russian disinformation and a the Brexicast News Editor opens Radiodays Europe! Greg James – Your listeners are everything “Why would I have funnier stori...
Tags: Google, Europe, Usa, UK, Top, America, Events, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Belgium, Npr, Google News, Chris Evans, Lausanne, BBC Radio


Google expands vacation rental search as competition heats up

Google is currently expanding its travel booking service to include vacation rentals from a wide variety of third-party companies.
Tags: Google, Radio


A Minute on the Internet in 2019

A lot can happen in a minute. Sixty seconds can pass in the blink of an eye for someone mindlessly scrolling through Facebook or checking their email. Combine all those actions together and we have an extraordinary view of the life of the internet in a minute.  According to data compiled by Lori Lewis and Officially Chadd on Visual Capitalist, a single internet minute holds 1 million Facebook logins, 4.5 million videos watched on YouTube, 1.4 million swipes on Tinder (right or left, we can’t ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Internet, Youtube, Netflix, Radio, Facebook Messenger, General Interest, 2019, CHADD, Lori Lewis, Sarah Feldmansarah


State of play: 3 things we learned at 2019's Game Developers Conference

From Steam’s weakening monopoly to the tyranny of sales figures, the same game-changing issues were highlighted by leading figures in an industry teetering on transformationNever has the games industry felt more on the precipice. The entire medium is on the brink of enormous change, and there’s no clear understanding of exactly what sort. Speaking to various industry figures at this year’s Games Developers Conference, the feeling is that the current state of affairs is unsustainable.“Everything ...
Tags: Google, Games, Steam, Culture, Rami Ismail


Viacom-owned kids streaming service Noggin acquires educational app Sparkler

Viacom’s Nickelodeon is doubling down on the educational aspects of its preschooler-focused streaming service, Noggin, with the acquisition of the early childhood learning platform Sparkler. Announced on Friday, the deal will see Sparkler’s technology integrated into Noggin over the next year, and makes Sparkler’s co-founder and CEO Kristen Kane the new head of the Noggin streaming service. Deal terms were not disclosed. Kane founded Sparkler after previously working as the founding COO of...
Tags: Google, Apps, Family, TV, New York, Television, Kids, Media, Fcc, Learning, Education, Parents, Children, Entertainment, Tech, Bloomberg


BBC fails to attract commercial radio to BBC Sounds app

The BBC’s aim to bring outside services to its Sounds app has so far been met with rejection from the commercial sector. In its Annual Plan this year, , the BBC says it is interested in opening up BBC Sounds to other podcasts and commercial radio. The invite was first offered in 2018 but no content from Bauer, Global, Wireless has appeared so far despite talks going on since 2018. The commercial radio groups are not happy with the terms being offered, which would include the need for brands ...
Tags: Google, UK, Podcasts, Top, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Commercial radio, Bauer, Bbc Sounds, Bauer Global Wireless, James Purnell Director Radio Education


BBC wants to add 3rd parties to its Sounds app to balance Apple and Spotify dominance in podcasts and music

Earlier this week, the BBC pulled its podcasts from Google’s Podcast app and Assistant platform after determining that it wasn’t getting enough out of the relationship, specifically noting that Google wasn’t providing it with enough audience data and search links to its own sites and services. Today, we get some more context and development on that decision. The UK media giant announced that it is working on an expansion of its own Sounds app: it’s in talks with other media companies to add thei...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Facebook, Spotify, Europe, UK, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Audio, Tech, Bbc, Music Streaming, James Purnell, Purnell


Consumer spending in apps to reach $156B across iOS and Google Play by 2023

Consumer spending in mobile apps across both Apple’s App Store and Google Play will grow by 120 percent to reach $156 billion worldwide by 2023, according to a new report out today from app store intelligence firm, Sensor Tower. The forecast estimates that both stores will more than double their revenues during the next five years, with China, the U.S. and Japan leading the way on iOS and the U.S., South Korea and Japan leading on Google Play. The report projects that Apple will reach $96 billi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, TC, Mobile, Apps, South Korea, Games, Japan, China, Africa, Trends, Tech, Ios Apps, Taiwan, Consumer Spending


Apple Arcade v Google Stadia: which is the future for video games?

Netflix-style subscriptions by two tech behemoths could open up gaming to millions who can’t afford pricey equipment. Watch out Microsoft and SonyIn the last week, two of the world’s tech giants have made a big play for the attention – and wallets – of the world’s two billion gamers. Apple, already a big player in the video game market thanks to the iPhone and App Store, announced Apple Arcade, a subscription that will offer exclusive high-end games to be played on Macs, iPhones and iPads. And G...
Tags: Apple, Google, Games, Technology, Microsoft, Internet, Broadband, Netflix, Playstation, Culture, Computing, Sony, Xbox, Game culture, Games consoles, App Store


Google, McClatchy collaborating on local news experiment

NEW YORK (AP) — Google and the McClatchy publishing company say they will work together on an experiment launching three digital-only outlets to provide local news in U.S. communities that are currently news “deserts.” Besides providing news to the three communities, which the companies haven’t named yet, the idea is to test business approaches that […]
Tags: Google, Business, New York, Technology, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, McClatchy, Google McClatchy


Humanity is a Search Engine

My mother was the earliest form of Google I knew.  People called her with questions all the time. She kept files of clippings with financial advice, addresses of agencies, lists of experts, research findings — all updated with her ballpoint wiki. She had her travel skills to reference, her training as a registered nurse to … Continue reading Humanity is a Search Engine
Tags: Google, Comics, Community, Loneliness, Elders, Folkways, Ask Advice, Embodied Capital, Human Search Engines, Human Wiki, Local Hardware, Local Historians, Skill Share


The secondary ticketing market is worth $15 billion. How long will fans have to pay?

The secondary ticketing market is predicted to grow to $15.19 billion next year. Artists, athletes, management, and venues see none of this revenue—it all goes to scalpers and ticketing agencies.Some companies are likely in breach of anti-trust laws, but no one seems to be regulating the industry. None Nils Frahm hit another level in an already impressive career when recently performing at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The German composer and producer has played in clubs and festivals for years. Pr...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Verizon, Facebook, Politics, Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift, Supreme Court, Entertainment, Time Warner, Obama, Trust, Elizabeth Warren, Standard Oil, Innovation, Broadway


YouTube denies that it is canning scripted series, plans to launch ad-supported slate in coming weeks

On the heels of Apple announcing paid, monthly subscription services for video, games, and news, YouTube says it is also doubling down original video content. Parent company Google has denied a report in Bloomberg that YouTube has stopped accepting pitches for scripted shows. But it also confirmed another aspect of the same report: it plans a big focus on paid subscriptions by introducing an ad-supported slate that will include new and existing series in the coming weeks. It seems that for now t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, Media, Entertainment, Youtube, Bloomberg, Kate, Streaming Video, YouTube Premium, YouTube Originals


BBC stops its own podcasts appearing on Google

BBC podcasts are no longer available on Google search, Google Assistant and the Google Podcasts app. The BBC says all content has stopped going to Google until it can be made available in a way that meets its Terms of Use and the BBC’s Distribution Policy. An FAQ page explains more about the sudden move: “The BBC requires platforms (such as Google’s Assistant) to meet certain conditions for BBC content to be available on their services. We seek to make our content as accessible to audiences a...
Tags: Google, Podcasts, Top, Bbc, Radio, Google Assistant Google Home


The ethics of internet culture: a conversation with Taylor Lorenz

Taylor Lorenz was in high demand this week. As a prolific journalist at The Atlantic and about-to-be member of Harvard’s prestigious Nieman Fellowship for journalism, that’s perhaps not surprising. Nor was this the first time she’s had a bit of a moment: Lorenz has already served as an in-house expert on social media and the internet for several major companies, while having written and edited for publications as diverse as The Daily Beast, The Hill, People, The Daily Mail, and Business Insider,...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Media, Instagram, Entertainment, Youtube, Tech, Mit, Harvard, Atlantic, New Zealand, Community


Deirdre O’Connell: Driving Business in a Dynamic Market

Vitals: Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty Years in Business: 96 Size: 28 offices, 950 agents Regions Served: Queens, Nassau County and Suffolk County, N.Y. 2018 Sales Volume: $3.5 billion 2018 Transactions: 3,555 www.danielgale.com Deirdre O’Connell‘s first exposure to real estate was doing public relations for the real estate department of MetLife Insurance. But when she and her husband started a family, she wanted more control over her career and home life, so she went for her real e...
Tags: Google, New York, News, Radio, Queens, Broker, Long Island, Latest News, Best Practices, Astoria, Suffolk County, MetLife, O Connell, Deirdre O Connell, Spotlights, Real Estate Brokerage


Google and Coinbase Global executives join Fannie Mae board

Karin Kimbrough of Google and Brian Brooks of Coinbase Global have been elected as new members to Fannie Mae's board of directors.
Tags: Google, Lifestyle, Radio, Industry News, Fannie Mae, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Brian Brooks, Coinbase Global, Jonathan Plutzik, Karin Kimbrough


Morphin instantly Deepfakes your face into GIFs

Want to star in your favorite memes and movie scenes? Upload a selfie to Morphin, choose your favorite GIF, and your face is grafted in to create a personalized copy you can share anywhere. Become Tony Stark as he suits up like Iron Man. Drop the mic like Obama, dance like Drake, or slap your mug on Fortnite characters. Now after three years in a stealth developing image mapping technology, Morphin is ready to launch its put-you-in-a-GIF maker. While it might look like just a toy, investors see ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Social, Startups, TC, Apps, Elon Musk, Media, Entertainment, Obama, Fifa, Gifs, Drake, BetaWorks, Kanye, Founders Fund


Google Announces Gaming Platform “Stadia”

Google officially announced their new gaming platform “Stadia” at the Game Developer Conference, their month’s worth of hype-building seeming to conclude with a rather mixed response from consumers. Delivering a keynote at the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco, Google revealed the streaming platform “Stadia” rather than a console like many were expecting, which will […]
Tags: Google, Games, Technology, San Francisco, Events, Anime, Announcements, Video Gallery


Google Stadia: what developers think of the game-streaming service

Has Google got its head in the cloud, or can its sheer size help it succeed where many have failed in building a hardware-free future for gamers?Google’s announcement of game-streaming service Stadia may not have been a huge industry revelation; Google has made no secret of its ambitions to enter the video game market, and it was somewhat given away by public trials last September. Instead, it was the things that weren’t revealed at Tuesday’s Game Developers Conference keynote that took many by ...
Tags: Google, Games, Technology, Internet, Broadband, Culture, Game culture, Games consoles, Gizmodo, Live Streaming, Bethesda, Alex Cranz



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