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Digital VOD Release Of Feature Film 'Affluenza' Promoted Via Slingshot Contest - Posted July 9, 2014
Slingshot, the photo- and video-sharing application ... [AllFacebook]

Gaming Ads Are the Biggest Thing Around...If You Ask Sony - Posted June 30, 2014
There is no real breaking news here. Advertising for video games has only grown more prevalent with the launch of interactive gaming as top brands aim for a little word-of-mouth love, real-time sharing and a larger piece of the consumer pie. However, ... [AgencySpy]

Morning Media Newsfeed: ECJ Tackles Web Records | ABC Pitches Brands | FCC Faces Protests - Posted May 14, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: ECJ Tackles Web Records | ABC Pitches Brands | FCC Faces Protests - Posted May 14, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

ESPN and EA Partner on 'Madden NFL 15' Cover Vote Promotion - Posted May 13, 2014
At the NFL Draft last Thursday night, ESPN and EA announced the return of the 'Madden NFL' cover vote. ESPN and EA have narrowed the field down to a 'Sweet 16' of NFL rising talent, and fans will be able ... [Lost Remote]

Faced with Unthinkable Tragedy, Entertainment Journalist Creates 'Stolen Moment' Campaign - Posted April 7, 2014
Larry Carroll, who as a west coast MTV.com journalist buttressed the earliest days of the Twilight franchise with #TwilightTuesdays, shared on Friday via Facebook some absolutely devastating personal news: the sudden de... [GalleyCat]

Faced with Unthinkable Tragedy, Entertainment Journalist Creates 'Stolen Moment' Campaign - Posted April 7, 2014
Larry Carroll, who as a west coast MTV.com journalist buttressed the earliest days of the Twilight franchise with #TwilightTuesdays, shared on Friday via Facebook some absolutely devastating personal news: the sudden de... [Fishbowl NY]

Faced with Unthinkable Tragedy, Entertainment Journalist Creates 'Stolen Moment' Campaign - Posted April 7, 2014
Larry Carroll, who as a west coast MTV.com journalist buttressed the earliest days of the Twilight franchise with #TwilightTuesdays, shared on Friday via Facebook some absolutely devastating personal news: the sudden de... [FishbowlNY]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You Jimmy Fallon's Debut As Host Of 'The Tonight Show' - Posted February 24, 2014
Facebook Weekly Highlights featur... [AllFacebook]

HBO GO is coming to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 - Posted January 21, 2014
Last week at the inaugural Buzzfeed Brews event in New York, BuzzFeed Business Editor Peter Lauria interviewed HBO's CEO Richa... [Lost Remote]

Gamers Bought Over $1 Million Pizza Hut Pies Through XBox App - Posted January 10, 2014
In the span of four short months, XBox gamers have been getting quite hungry for Pizza Hut - the game console app was able to genera a quick $1 million in revenue, especially on weekends. In an interview with... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Sony Sells 2.1 Million PS4s - Posted December 4, 2013
Sony said it has sold 2.1 million of its new PlayStation 4s in about two weeks. Fans snapped up a million of those units in the first 24 hours they went on sale Nov. 15. "It's an impressive and record-setting accomplishment for our company and for our industry, and we couldn't have... [Inside Mobile Apps]

PR Stunt: Microsoft Released a Bunch of (Canadian) Zombies for Product Rollout - Posted November 1, 2013
Another Halloween stunt we missed yesterday: in order to promote the new Xbox, Microsoft Canada staged a little zombie apocalypse with the help of a few dozen extras bussed in from wherever actors gather to drink and commiserate. Earlier in the week, the company set up a huge replica of the new... [PRNewser]

Xbox Partners with Video Discovery Startup Jinni - Posted September 9, 2013
Darrell Etherington of Tech Crunch recently reported, "After a successful pilot project, Tel Aviv startup Jinni [a company ... [semanticweb.com]

How Do Fans Of The New York Giants, Jets Compare On Facebook? - Posted August 24, 2013
The National Football League's ... [AllFacebook]

How Major Brands Want to Monopolize Our Children - Posted July 29, 2013
Depending on what kind of family you were raised by, you either have lovingly wonderful or horribly debilitating memories of the iconic board game, Monopoly. If you had the type of sister who lent you money, you probably think life is fair. If... [PRNewser]

Ford's 3D Printed Stick Shift - Posted July 29, 2013
(Wired) Ford engineers want to make manual transmission a bit easier to adjust to and have designed a new 3D printed shift knob that tells drivers when to shift based on haptic feedback. Zach Nelson, a junior engineer at Ford, removed the haptic feedback motor from an Xbox 360 controller and... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Microsoft's new Xbox One teams with Spielberg and NFL to create interactive social TV - Posted May 21, 2013
Xbox revealed its next-generation console today, Xbox One, featuring live TV integration and two big announcements to blur the lines between television and social gaming. "Until now the television viewing experience has been a one way experience, but that's about to change," explai... [Lost Remote]

INFOGRAPHIC: 5M Facebook Users Like Ford Mustang; What Else Do They Like? - Posted April 17, 2013
The Facebook page for Ford Mustang recently topped 5 million ... [AllFacebook]

Microsoft Xbox Director Departs After Twitter Overshare - Posted April 11, 2013
Today in No, You're Not a Company Spokesperson news: last week some gamer blogs let their readers know that the new Microsoft Xbox, scheduled for a reveal in May, will require users to maintain "an active internet connection" at all times. Now get ready for a shocker: some people who own... [PRNewser]

10 Brands That Do Customer Service Right on Twitter - Posted March 7, 2013
Here's an interesting fact: 30% of top brands now have "dedicated customer service Twitter handles". This makes perfect sense, right? Customers value great service above all else, they love the instant gratification of social media and they real... [PRNewser]

How Brands Use Games to Develop Better Products and PR Campaigns - Posted February 28, 2013
Gamification: it's a relatively new buzzword, but you've probably been hearing a lot about it lately. Why? Because it's now clear that digital games go well beyond your XBox and Farmville accounts. All kinds of brands can use games to promote their products: here, for example, Edelman PR's Robert Phillips d... [PRNewser]

Reuters: 54 Percent Of Young Adults Polled Use Facebook Continuously - Posted February 21, 2013
Although it wasn't exactly a scientific study, a Reuters report notes that more young adults think Microsoft's cool factor is on the rise th... [AllFacebook]

How will social TV change over the next 12 months? Find out during Social Media Week NY - Posted February 18, 2013
Social Media Week is upon us again and I'm excited to announce that I'll be participating in "... [Lost Remote]

Interactive TV Shows Coming To Xbox Live By End Of Year - Posted February 12, 2013
It looks like it won't be long before Xbox Live users will be enjoying Microsoft original interactive TV content. GigaOM's Janko Roettgers reports that at All Things Digital's ... [SocialTimes.com]

LoudDoor's Brand Satisfaction Gives Companies A Clearer Picture Of Facebook Fans - Posted February 7, 2013
One of the most powerful questions in business is, "Would you recommend our company to a friend?" That's what LoudDoor's new product -- ... [Lost Remote]

LoudDoor's Brand Satisfaction Gives Companies A Clearer Picture Of Facebook Fans - Posted February 7, 2013
One of the most powerful questions in business is, "Would you recommend our company to a friend?" That's what LoudDoor's new product -- ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Where Are Xbox's and PlayStation's Facebook Fans? - Posted January 8, 2013
Gamers love Facebook, and two of the dominant gaming consoles (Xbox and PlayStation) have loyal followings on the social network. But interestingly enough, while Xbox has more fans in the U.S., PlayStation is more popular in Russia, a ... [AllFacebook]

Vimeo Launches Xbox 360 App, Bringing HD TV Viewing To Millions - Posted December 18, 2012
Today Vimeo released a new app for Xbox 360. Via the Xbox LIVE online entertainment platform, Xbox 360 users will now be able to sit back and stream Vimeo videos on their HD televisions live from the comfort of their living rooms. The Vimeo app for Xbox brings Vi... [SocialTimes.com]

Why the TV industry should pay attention to Blip - Posted December 17, 2012
As the web video industry continues to mature, TV networks must begin to watch how these new entertainment platforms are innovating for consumers. We recently sat down with Kelly Day, the CEO of Blip. Previously Day was the EVP & General Mana... [Lost Remote]

Xbox Founder Otto Berkes to Replace Bob Zitter as HBO Technology Head - Posted December 10, 2012
Otto Berkes, one of the founders of Xbox, will replace 30-year veteran Bob Zitter as HBO's chief technology officer, the company said today. Zitter will step down at the end of March. Designed with games in mind, Xbox has increasingly ... [SocialTimes.com]

INFOGRAPHIC: Walmart, IPhone, And The Hottest Holiday Tech Trends On Facebook - Posted December 10, 2012
Walmart was the most-talked-about brand on Facebook over Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and it appears that the major retailer has carried that momentum through the holiday season. According to an infographic from Compass Labs, Walmart is again one of the most popular Facebook brands, wi... [AllFacebook]

New Rumors Leak About a 7" Surface Tablet - Posted November 6, 2012
[caption id="attachment_28374" align="alignright" width="270"] A Mockup or the Real Thing?[/caption]Now that the launch of the Microsoft Surface tablet is a couple weeks past, the blogosphere has turned its attention to the next ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Bringing your social graph to TV, meet Stevie - Posted October 31, 2012
Stevie, a Tel Aviv-based startup has a mission to change the way we consume social on TV. The company, which "turns your Facebook and Twitter into a beautiful television experience," launched at TechCrunch Disrupt is announcing a b... [Lost Remote]

Is Microsoft 'Cool' Now, or Was This Just a Big Stunt? - Posted October 26, 2012
A couple of weeks ago we poked fun at Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for his brilliant plan to make the tech dinosaur "cool" despite th... [PRNewser]

Ballmer's Brilliant Plan: Make Microsoft 'Cool' - Posted October 12, 2012
When you try to think of the most groundbreaking "devices and services" company in the world today, the first name that comes to mind is...Microsoft, right? No? Well, CEO Steve Ballmer wants to change all that, and he's got a ... [PRNewser]

HBO Go and Comcast Added to XBox Live - Posted March 27, 2012
The world of online streaming video is heating up. Netflix is finally recovering from a problematic 2011 and HBO has had great success with their HBO Go app which allows HBO subscribers to watch their favorite programs on any device. Add one more device to the list, as HBO... [SocialTimes.com]

Xbox Companion App for Windows Phone Teased by Microsoft at Nokia World - Posted October 28, 2011
Microsoft's Ben Rudolph provided a teaser preview of the upcoming Xbox Companion App for Windows Phone at Nokia World in London this week. The app will be free when it becomes available. The app is more than just a remote control. The app can, for example, search for a movie, provide... [SocialTimes.com]

Being a PS3 Filmmaker Just Became a Whole Lot Easier - Posted October 10, 2011
User-created content can now be recorded and uploaded to both YouTube and the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system's XrossMediaBar directly from PlayStation Home with the new LOOT Active Camera. Developed by LOOT, Sony DADC's Digital Services development team, the LOOT Active Camera features YouTube functiona... [SocialTimes.com]

Microsoft Brings Broad Range of TV Shows to Xbox - Posted October 7, 2011
The holidays will bring the owners of the Xbox 360 a broad range of TV shows and other entertainment content through their gaming consoles. Microsoft announced that the company is partnering with Comcast, HBO, Bravo, Verizon's FiOS service and others with the intent to bring on-demand and live television content to... [SocialTimes.com]

Game Consoles Connect Half of Netflix Users to Streaming Video - Posted July 28, 2011
Streaming video online is growing and expanding in all sectors of entertainment in the U.S. The way in which viewers tune in varies quite a bit across all services. However, Nielsen did a survey and discovered that a good majority of Netflix users report watching on a TV screen. As a... [SocialTimes.com]

Sky TV Goes Online and Mobile for all 10 Million Customers at No Extra Charge - Posted July 9, 2011
"The explosion of smartphones and tablets demonstrates the increasing consumer demand for accessing entertainment and communicating on the move," commented Stephen van Rooyen, Deputy MD of Sky's Customer Group. "We have already responded to this by offering a range of services, including live TV, across many new innovative platforms ... [SocialTimes.com]

Get a Windows Phone Xbox Prop for Your Real Windows Phone Device (free) - Posted June 13, 2011
One of the new features for the Xbox 360 is the ability to give your avatar a prop. Microsoft has a free Windows Phone 7 prop for your Xbox avatar that shows up with your Xbox avatar on your Windows Phone smartphone too. Head over to "My Xbox Spotlight" on your Xbox... [SocialTimes.com]

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