Can Content Pay Its Way Through Social Shares And Tailored Email Newsletters?

Yet Another Way to Get a Super-Cheap Web TV Box

What’s that? You say you’re intrigued by the notion of a Web TV box, but $35 for a Google Chromecast is too rich for your blood? Here you go – if you live in the U.K.: Satellite TV service BSkyB has rolled out a Web TV box for 9.99. That works out to about $15, … Continue reading

Mark Zuckerberg to Speak on Immigration Issues at S.F. Film Premiere

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to deliver an address on immigration issues in early August, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, the first time he has spoken publicly on the matter. The speech will include the San Francisco premiere of a new film, “Documented,” which chronicles the struggles of undocumented immigrants entering the United States. … Continue reading

Google Suggests Web-TV Thingies You Can Buy Instead of Google’s Sold-Out Chromecast

Google has not only sold out of Netflix giveaways to bundle with its Chromecast device, but it doesn’t have any Chromecasts to sell right now, period. If you place an order on Google’s site, you’ll be told there is a two- to three-week wait before one will ship. As a helpful AllThingsD reader points out, … Continue reading

IGT Not Deterred by Zynga Scrapping Real-Money Gambling Plans

In its Q2 earnings report earlier this week, Zynga said it has abandoned its plans to pursue real-money gambling in the U.S. But Nevada-based IGT, which makes both physical and virtual casino games, said its plans are unaffected. “What Zynga’s finding out is that breaking into real-currency wagers is a difficult thing,” said executive VP … Continue reading

After Hacking Attack, Apple’s Dev Center Site Is Up and Running Again

Eight days after taking it down in response to a security breach, Apple has restored the website for its Developer Center. Apple didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. But the entry page of the site was clearly visible this afternoon. Some sections, like forums, were still offline. Certificates, identifiers and profiles were back online. … Continue reading

Yahoo Plans Splashy New San Francisco Digs (And Dreams of Neon Billboard’s Return)

Justin Sullivan, Getty Images News According to multiple sources close to the situation, Yahoo is close to signing a lease for a splashy new San Francisco outpost to keep up with the fast growth of other Web companies that have opened high-profile offices here. Yahoo’s Mayer apparently is hoping for a big PR announcement of … Continue reading

Publicis, Omnicom Close to Merger Deal

Omnicom Group Inc. and Publicis Groupe SA, the world’s second- and third-biggest advertising companies, respectively, are near a deal to merge, people familiar with the situation said, creating what would be a $30 billion behemoth. If a deal is completed, it would be billed as a merger of equals. The two companies each have a … Continue reading

Amazon Builds the Spheres, While Google Opts for the Hulk

As with Apple, Facebook, Samsung and many other tech companies, Amazon and Google are in the analog building business of late. According to the Seattle Times, the e-commerce giant had its plan for a “five-story office building formed by three intersecting spheres” unanimously thumbs-upped by that city’s design-review board. There are still other approvals to … Continue reading

Facebook’s Q3: Looking for the Latest on Mobile Ad Performance

Facebook knocked last quarter’s earnings out of the park. As we approach Facebook’s third-quarter earnings come Wednesday afternoon, can the social giant go two for two? That hinges, of course, on the high bar the company set for itself in mobile. After nearly a year of little traction in the mobile monetization space, Facebook’s mobile … Continue reading

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