2014’s megadeals discussed above, together with Microsoft uploading Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion and Amazon snatching up live gamer site Twitch for $1 billion, totaled nearly $10 billion. What does this portend for 2015? Certainly, accelerating digital media activity and a continued investor focus—meaning billions of dollars of new bets placed by VCs, strategic investors and acquirers on content-driven opportunities. Read moreLearn More
In the race to extract cost-savings out of their operations, many media companies make missteps that lead to long-term pain, loss of key personnel and diminished standards that hurt their credibility and levels of engagement with both audiences and advertisers.
Just can’t wait to snag some tickets for a big concert, but don’t want to wade through the band’s site (or the ticket shop’s page) to make sure you get a good seat? You won’t have to after today. Google has forged deals with AXS, Ticketfly and Ticketmaster that link you directly to tickets when you search for a specific venue on the web or in Google Maps. If you search for a band, you’ll also get tour schedules.