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Atomic just raised $260 million more to build and fund its own companies

Jack Abraham has a lot of confidence in what he’s building. Then again, you can’t be immodest or unsure of yourself if you’re going to bet exclusively on your own startups as an investor, which is precisely the model that Abraham’s San Francisco-based venture studio, Atomic, has followed since it was launched nine years ago. It all started with $10 million of largely Abraham’s own money, capital he amassed by selling his first startup, a local shopping engine called Milo, to eBay in 2010, for $7...
Tags: Nbc, Ebay, San Francisco, Tech, Peter Thiel, Blue Apron, Matt Salzberg, Ross, Comscore, Atomic, Forbes, Norwest Venture Partners, Abraham, Milo, Wharton, Opendoor


Atomic, which only funds the startups it launches, just closed its newest fund with $260 million

Jack Abraham has a lot of confidence in what he’s building. Then again, you can’t be immodest or unsure of yourself if you’re going to bet exclusively on your own startups as an investor, which is precisely the model that Abraham’s San Francisco-based venture studio, Atomic, has followed since it was launched nine years ago. It all started with $10 million of Abraham’s own money, capital he amassed by selling his first startup, a local shopping engine called Milo, to eBay in 2010, for $75 millio...
Tags: Nbc, Ebay, San Francisco, Tech, Peter Thiel, Blue Apron, Matt Salzberg, Ross, Comscore, Atomic, Forbes, Norwest Venture Partners, Abraham, Milo, Wharton, Opendoor


New York City movie theaters will reopen on March 5 at limited capacity, Cuomo says

A view outside AMC 34th Street 14 movie theater during the coronavirus pandemic on May 14, 2020 in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images New York City movie theaters will be able to reopen on March 5 at 25% capacity, Gov. Cuomo said Monday. Cuomo also said assigned seating, social distancing, and other health precautions would be in place. New York City movie theaters have been closed for nearly a year. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. After nearly a year of being s...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, UK, New York, Media, Entertainment, New York City, Amc, Disney, US, Trends, Nato, Amc Theatres, Cineworld, Warner Bros, Andrew Cuomo, Comscore


A key milestone for privacy-centric measurement on YouTube

In October of 2019, we announced that we are continuing to to limit the pixels we allow on YouTube, while investing in our cloud-based, privacy-centric measurement and analytics solution called . This solution provides three benefits for marketers. First, Ads Data Hub ensures end-user privacy by enforcing privacy checks and aggregating Google data before it leaves the Google-owned Cloud project. Second, because Ads Data Hub does not rely on pixels, it allows advertisers access to comprehensiv...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Video Ads, Nielsen, Comscore, Mrc, Media Rating Council, Google Ads, Data Hub, Ads Data Hub, Google Marketing Platform, YouTube Reserve, Prema Sampath, First Ads Data Hub, TrueView Views, Google Video Partners


YouTube and WhatsApp inch closer to half a billion users in India

WhatsApp has enjoyed unrivaled reach in India for years. By mid-2019, the Facebook-owned app had amassed over 400 million users in the country. Its closest app rival at the time was YouTube, which, according to the company’s own statement and data from mobile insight firm App Annie, had about 260 million users in India then. Things have changed dramatically since. In the month of December, YouTube had 425 million monthly active users on Android phones and tablets in India, according to App...
Tags: Google, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Media, Youtube, China, India, Tech, Whatsapp, Netflix, Silicon Valley, App Annie, Comscore, Google-chrome


Comscore's new investors will leave once embattled company is 'essentially debt free'

CEO Bill Livek alludes to bigger, but debt-laden, rival Nielsen with analogy to how Netflix overtook Blockbuster.
Tags: Advertising, Netflix, Nielsen, Comscore, Bill Livek


Figures Are In: North American Movie Box Office Income Was Down 80% In 2020

“As predicted, domestic movie tickets sold between Jan. 1 through Dec. 31 came generated an estimated $2.3 billion (or $2.28 billion) compared to $11.4 billion in 2019, according to Comscore estimates. That’s the lowest showing in at least 40 years.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Media, Comscore, Audience, 01.01.21


‘1917’ Leads COVID-Devastated U.K. and Ireland 2020 Box Office, Down 76% From 2019

The early 2020 box office success of Sam Mendes’ “1917” was one of the few bright sparks in a U.K. and Ireland box office shattered by the impact of coronavirus, according to Comscore’s annual report. The report notes that after five consecutive years when the cinema box office for the territory exceeded £1.3 billion ($1.76 […]
Tags: News, Global, Ireland, Sam Mendes, Comscore, Tenet, 1917


Data suggests 'Wonder Woman 1984' is giving HBO Max a huge boost as the movie struggles at the box office

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in "Wonder Woman 1984." Clay Enos/DC Comics/Warner Bros. "Wonder Woman 1984" dropped 67% at the domestic box office in its second weekend with $5.5 million. It made just $10 million over the weekend in 40 international markets and has grossed $118.5 million globally so far. It cost $200 million to make. As the movie struggles at the box office, new data from the research startup Antenna suggests that it's giving HBO Max a boost. "Wonder Woman 1984" and "Hamilton,"...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Christopher Nolan, UK, Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, China, US, Trends, Analysis, Streaming, Roku, Suicide Squad, Box Office


France, Europe’s Largest Cinema Market, Drops 70% in 2020

Cinema admissions in France, Europe’s biggest movie market, plunged 70% in 2020, compared with 2019, decimated by COVID-19, which saw French cinemas shutter for 176 days this year, France’s National Film Board (CNC) announced on Wednesday. Total ticket sales came in at 65.1 million, according to the CNC, 65.2 million according to Comscore, which valued […]
Tags: News, France, Global, Box Office, Comscore, CNC, France Europe, National Film Board CNC


U.K., Italy, Spain, China Lead International Box Office Losses in 2020

Savaged by COVID-19, global box office plunged between 57% and 76% in major markets outside the U.S., with the U.K. and Ireland leading the rout, crashing 76% against 2019, according to a Comscore study, published Wednesday. Also hit hard were China (-70%), South Korea (-71%), and Italy and Spain (both down 72%). Russia (-60%), Japan […]
Tags: South Korea, Japan, News, China, Russia, Global, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Comscore, Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train


Box Office in Spain Plunges 72% in 2020, Though Hits Avert Total Disaster

Box office in Spain crashed 72% in 2020 to a total €169.7 million ($207 million), with COVID-19 wiping over half a billion dollars from box office sales this year, Comscore announced Tuesday. By way of comparison, 2019 total box office in Spain stood at €605 million ($738 million). Spanish cinema admissions similarly plunged from 105 […]
Tags: News, Global, Spain, Box Office, Comscore, Tenet, Father There is Only One, Box office Spain


'Wonder Woman 1984' made over $16 million at the US box office over the weekend, the best opening during the pandemic

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in "Wonder Woman 1984." Clay Enos/DC Comics/Warner Bros. "Wonder Woman 1984" earned $16.7 million at the US box office over the weekend, the biggest opening weekend since the coronavirus pandemic began. 2017's "Wonder Woman" grossed $103 million in the US in its debut, which shows how much the pandemic has devastated the theatrical industry. The movie also debuted on HBO Max and will be available for 31 days before leaving the service for an exclusive theatrical r...
Tags: Hbo, Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, China, US, Trends, New York Times, Streaming, Suicide Squad, Box Office, Warner Bros, Comscore, Max, Dune


Hundreds More Movie Theatres Close As Attendance Plummets

Long-time Slashdot reader destinyland writes: It seems like it's inadvisable to sit in a movie theatre during a pandemic. Thousands of theatres still tried showing movies this weekend — but the number of open theatres is dropping, perhaps because the number of people actually buying tickets appears to be plummeting. For example, there were 2,154 movie theatres open in America this weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter — roughly 40% of about 5,449 theatres (according to figures they cite...
Tags: America, Tech, Canada, Jackie Chan, Comscore, Slashdot


'Wonder Woman 1984' will stream the same day it hits theaters and could open the door for 'Black Widow' and other tentpole movies to follow

"Wonder Woman 1984" Warner Bros. "Wonder Woman 1984" will begin streaming on HBO Max for a month starting December 25, the same day it hits theaters where they are open. The move could push other studios to embrace streaming for tentpole movies, including Marvel's "Black Widow," as coronavirus cases surge throughout the US. A source familiar with Disney's thinking said that "everything is in consideration" for Disney Plus. Some analysts argue that this is the result of abnormal times, but ...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Disney, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Analysis, Netflix, James Bond, Streaming, Amc Theatres, Warner Bros, Bond, Comscore


Nielsen adds 55 million households to measure targeted TV ads, and everything else, better

Move could open much bigger market for individually targeted ads, but Comscore already had similar coverage
Tags: Advertising, Nielsen, Comscore


Michel Franco’s ‘New Order’ Boosts Mexican Box Office, Challenges for Oscar Contention (EXCLUSIVE)

Michel Franco’s Venice winner “New Order” (“Nueva Orden”) has scored over 330,000 admissions and $950,000 in Mexico off an Oct. 22 bow, according to Comscore. Released by Televisa’s Videocine distrib label, that box office would be notable in any normal circumstance, given that “New Order,” an often shocking dystopian thriller, is by no stretch of […]
Tags: Mexico, Global, Spotlight, AFM, Venice, Comscore, Televisa, Michel Franco, AFM 2020


Disney Removes ‘Free Guy,’ ‘Death on the Nile’ From Release Calendar

Disney has delivered another blow to the winter 2020 theatrical schedule, removing two of its December films, the Ryan Reynolds-led action comedy Free Guy and Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile, from its release calendar. Both films have been postponed with no new release dates set. The House of Mouse announced another shake-up to the Disney release calendar, undating both Free Guy, initially dated on December 11, and Death on the Nile, originally slated for December 18. No new release date...
Tags: Movies, New York City, Disney, Los Angeles, Warner Bros, Kenneth Branagh, Nile, Ryan Reynolds, Agatha Christie, Comscore, Guy, Gal Gadot, Reynolds, Branagh, Taika Waititi, Patty Jenkins


‘Two By Two: Overboard ‘ Maintains Lead at U.K. Box Office as ‘Hocus Pocus’ Gains

Entertainment One U.K.’s animated kids title “Two by Two: Overboard!” remained at the top of the U.K./Ireland box office, collecting £190,761 ($248,200) in its second weekend, according to final numbers from Comscore. The film, which now has a running total of £955,370 ($1,244,109), is a sequel to 2015 hit “All Creatures Big and Small,” and […]
Tags: News, Global, Ireland, Comscore, Tenet, Hocus Pocus, OOOPS – The Adventure Continues, U K Box Office as ` Hocus Pocus


Measurement startup looks to fill gaps left by Nielsen and Comscore

HyphaMetrics, which enters the marketplace with $2 million investment, says it can measure down to the individual level and across linear, streaming and gaming devices.
Tags: Advertising, Nielsen, Comscore


Entertainment One Kids Title ‘Two by Two: Overboard!’ Knocks ‘Tenet’ Off U.K., Ireland Box Office Perch

Entertainment One U.K.’s animated kids title “Two by Two: Overboard!,” released to coincide with the school half-term holidays, debuted at the top of the U.K./Ireland box office with £329,265 ($429,669), according to final numbers from Comscore. The film is a sequel to 2015 hit “All Creatures Big and Small,” and is also known by the […]
Tags: News, Global, Ireland, Entertainment One, Comscore, Tenet, OOOPS – The Adventure Continues, U K Ireland Box Office Perch


SimilarWeb raises $120M for its AI-based market intelligence platform for sites and apps

Israeli startup SimilarWeb has made a name for itself with an AI-based platform that lets sites and apps track and understand traffic not just on their own sites, but those of its competitors. Now, it’s taking the next step in its growth. The startup has raised $120 million, funding it will use to continue expanding its platform both through acquisitions and investing in its own R&D, with a focus on providing more analytics services to larger enterprises alongside its current base of individuals...
Tags: Google, Startups, Ecommerce, Europe, Enterprise, Israel, Tech, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Nielsen, Comscore, General Partner, Offer, Web Traffic, SimilarWeb, Market Intelligence


15 current and former yacht crew members describe rampant harassment in one of the world's most glamorous industries

Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of Business Insider stories from co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.Read on for more on the dark secret at the heart of the yachting industry, a profile of playboy turned pragmatic media mogul Jay Penske, and an interview with Nxivm survivor India Oxenberg.  Samantha Lee/Business Insider Hello!I want to start by highlighting three in-depth stories we published in the past 24 hours...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Harassment, Hollywood, News, India, Israel, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Netflix, Gop, Starz, Silicon Valley, Calvin Klein


Business Insider spoke to more than 30 insiders about how Rolling Stone owner Jay Penske dodged controversy to quietly amass a media empire

Michael Kovac/Getty Images He has movie-star good looks, a former Victoria's Secret model wife, and a billionaire father.Now Jay Penske can lay claim to the second-largest audience in digital publishing in the US.On September 23, Penske Media Corporation, or PMC, which owns Rolling Stone, Variety, and Women's Wear Daily, announced it would take control of The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, and Vibe as part of a joint venture with the entertainment company MRC. The new entity will be called...
Tags: Hollywood, US, Trends, Victoria, Rolling Stone, Comscore, Mrc, Hearst, Rolling Stone Magazine, PMC, Penske, Roger Penske, Jay Penske, Penske Media Corporation, Michael Kovac Getty, Julia Black


Business Insider spoke to more than 30 insiders about how Jay Penske has shrugged off scandal to become a media powerhouse

Michael Kovac/Getty Images He has movie-star good looks, a former Victoria's Secret model wife, and a billionaire father.Now Jay Penske can lay claim to the second-largest audience in digital publishing in the US.On September 23, Penske Media Corporation, or PMC, which owns Rolling Stone, Variety, and Women's Wear Daily, announced it would take control of The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, and Vibe as part of a joint venture with the entertainment company MRC. The new entity will be called...
Tags: Hollywood, Ben Affleck, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Victoria, Comscore, Mrc, Hearst, Rolling Stone Magazine, Mohammed bin Salman, PMC, Penske, Roger Penske, Jay Penske, Penske Media Corporation


‘Tenet’ Stands Tall in Struggling U.K., Ireland Box Office

Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” ruled the U.K. box office for the eighth weekend in a row, collecting £187,275 ($242,900), according to final numbers from Comscore. The Warner Bros. title now has a running total of £16,877,908 ($21,892,508). CinemaLive’s concert film “Michael Ball & Alfie Boe – Back Together” bowed in second place with £175,778 ($228,028). The […]
Tags: Christopher Nolan, News, Global, Box Office, Warner Bros, Comscore, Tenet, Saint Maud, After We Collided, Struggling U K Ireland Box Office, Michael Ball Alfie Boe


‘Tenet’ Box Office Hits $300 Million Internationally, Needs a Couple Hundred Million More to Break Even

Hey, remember Tenet? The movie that was going to save movies until it didn’t? Well, it’s still playing, which means it’s still taking in box office dollars, which means I am bound by law to report them. I have no choice in the matter, and neither do you. You must read this or you’ll be in big, big trouble. Christopher Nolan‘s latest cerebral action-thriller has just now crossed the $300 million mark globally, which isn’t bad, until you remember that the flick needs to hit at least $800 million ...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, Amc, US, Box Office, Warner Bros, Nicaragua, Warner Brothers, Comscore, Tenet, WB, Paul Dergarabedian, Bolivia Costa Rica


‘Tenet’ Remains Atop U.K., Ireland Box Office as Many Cinemas Prepare to Shutter

Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” won the U.K. and Ireland box office crown for the sixth weekend in a row, collecting £628,247 ($813,445), according to final numbers from Comscore. The Warner Bros. title now has a running total of £15,948,191 ($20,647,461) in the territory. Another Warner Bros. title “Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite” debuted in second […]
Tags: Christopher Nolan, News, Global, Ireland, Cineworld, Warner Bros, Comscore, Tenet, Remains Atop U K Ireland Box Office


Box-office experts say 'Tenet' should move to digital rental ASAP as some major theater chains close again

John David Washington in "Tenet" Warner Bros. Warner Bros. has said that it would play the long game with "Tenet" at the domestic box office, but that strategy only works if theaters are open. The major chains Cineworld and Regal are set to shut down all locations in the US and UK this week. The Exhibitor Relations senior media analyst, Jeff Bock, thinks that AMC Theatres, the largest chain the world, could soon follow. Bock and Paul Dergarabedian, the Comscore senior media analyst, both s...
Tags: Hbo, Christopher Nolan, UK, Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, Amc, US, Trends, Analysis, James Bond, Box Office, Amc Theatres, Cineworld, Warner Bros


‘Tenet’ Continues U.K., Ireland Box Office Reign

Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” ruled the U.K. and Ireland box office for the fifth consecutive weekend, collecting £648,517 ($831,470) from 569 locations, according to final figures from Comscore. The Warner Bros. release has a running total of £14,995,041 (19,223,434) from the territory. Shear Entertainment’s young adult romance “After We Collided” continued its robust performance, declining a […]
Tags: Christopher Nolan, News, Global, Ireland, Warner Bros, Comscore, Tenet, U.K. and Ireland Box-Office, Continues U K Ireland Box Office Reign, Shear Entertainment