YouTube’s head of original shows admits Netflix is ‘too far ahead’ to compete with – Silicon Alley
Susanne Daniels, the global head of original content for YouTube, said in a recent interview that her company's original programming can't compete with Netflix's investment in original content.
"I don’t think you can compete with Netflix at this point; they're too far ahead," Daniels told IndieWire of YouTube Red, the company's subscription programming service.
Daniels added, "I do think, in time, we can compete with Hulu and Amazon and certainly Apple, and hopefully, you'll see us do that."
Netflix, which will have spent an estimated $8 billion on content in 2018, reached a mark of 125 million global subscribers in April.
Netflix has faced competition in the TV streaming field from massive companies like Google parent Alphabet and Amazon for years, but at least one of its competitors sees the field-leading streaming service as out of reach.
Susanne Daniels, the global head of original content for YouTube, admitted in a recent interview with IndieWire that her company's ori ...
02 mai 2018 à 18h11
« La révolution numérique transforme la matière de la construction en fluide, grâce à l’alchimie de la blockchain » – Le Monde – Economie
L’architecte Mathieu Mercuriali explique, dans une tribune au « Monde », que la numérisation des transactions et des services ouvre la gestion et la construction des villes à une économie collaborative entre ses usagers...
27 avril 2018 à 18h57
Les résultats financiers de Facebook sont en hausse malgré le scandale sur les données personnelles – France 24
Facebook a réussi à rassurer sur sa santé mercredi avec des résultats financiers en forte hausse qui ont fait bondir son action en Bourse, malgré le scandale retentissant autour des données personnelles dans lequel il est englué...
26 avril 2018 à 17h39
Spotify added to Sky Q – BroadBandTv
Spotify has today joined Sky Q. The music service and its library of 35 million songs and curated playlists has a dedicated app. It’s part of a series of changes that also includes the introduction of the new wide-screen user interface that has been brought in to enhance the viewing experience...
26 avril 2018 à 17h12
Amazon is reportedly working on its first home robot – The Verge
Amazon is reportedly developing its first robot for the home, according to Bloomberg. The project has been given the internal codename “Vesta,” named after the Roman goddess of the hearth. It’s being developed by Lab126, the Amazon hardware R&D center that previously built the Kindle, Fire Phone, and Echo.
There are no firm details on what Amazon’s robot looks like or what purpose it will serve, but Bloomberg suggests it could be a sort of “mobile Alexa” — following users around their house to places where they can’t speak directly to an Echo speaker. Prototype robots built by Amazon reportedly have computer vision software and cameras for navigation, and the company is said to be planning to seed devices in employees’ homes by the end...
23 avril 2018 à 16h21
The data scientist behind the Cambridge Analytica scandal did paid consultancy work for Facebook and has close ties to staff (FB) – Silicon Alley
Data scientist Aleksandr Kogan said he once had close ties to Facebook, despite being blamed by the company for his role in the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.
Kogan said he acted as a paid consultant in 2015 and even gave talks about behavioural psychology to Facebook employees.
Facebook blamed Kogan and his company, Global Science Research, for creating an app which harvested millions of users' profiles used by Cambridge Analytica.
Facebook said it was unaware of Kogan’s connection to Cambridge Analytica.
Facebook hasn't been totally upfront about its close ties with a major player in the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.
Aleksandr Kogan is the data scientist who created a quiz app which harvested 87 million Facebook user profiles, then passed that information to Cambridge Analytica, in breach of Facebook's terms of service.
Facebook has since sought to paint Kogan as the main villain in the scandal, but the data scientist told BuzzFeed he had a deep relationship with the co ...
23 avril 2018 à 12h10
Avec Chat, Google veut résoudre son souci de messageries sur Android – Next Inpact
Google prépare Chat, non pas une nouvelle application de messagerie, mais un gros complément à l’actuel Android Messages. Chat sera basé sur le standard RCS (Rich Communication Services), apportant aux SMS les accus&...Lire la suite ...
20 avril 2018 à 15h00
Netflix is betting billions on its original shows and movies — but this analyst warns it’s a far riskier gamble than investors realize (NFLX) – Silicon Alley
The bull case for Netflix has a big flaw, argues Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter, a longtime skeptic of the company.
Optimists think the company's big investment in original content, which is sinking the company ever deeper in debt, will eventually pay off in lower costs, Pachter noted.
But that argument ignores the fact that Netflix licenses the vast majority of its content, including nearly all of its most popular "originals" — and licensing fees just keep going up.
One of the central pillars of the bull case for Netflix may be resting on shaky grounds.
Investors and analysts backing the stock have based their optimism, in part, on the company's growing investment in its "originals" — the shows and movies that are exclusive to Netflix. Although that investment is already costing the company billions of dollars, it should pay off in the long run, because the "originals" will help insulate it from rising costs of licensing other companies' content, the thinking goes. Over ...
20 avril 2018 à 13h37
Spotify in Israel: Streaming Giant Finds Its Footing a Month After Launch – Variety
While international brands such as McDonald’s and Starbucks have struggled to penetrate the Israeli market, Spotify has expressed confidence in its recent entry. And after years of eager anticipation, Israelis are hoping the Swedish company gets it right. On the back of extensive market research, data analysis, partnerships with local music industry leaders, tastemakers, and...
18 avril 2018 à 18h45
Warner Bros’ $1 billion theme park in Abu Dhabi to open in July – Reuters – Entertainment
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi hopes the opening of a $1 billion Warner Bros theme park in July will help it in its bid to nearly double the number of tourists visiting the emirate over the next few years...
18 avril 2018 à 17h59
Vivendi en panne de stratégie – Challenges
Vivendi apparaît en panne de stratégie puisque son projet de construire un géant latin des médias et contenus se heurte à un mur en Italie et qu'il cherche un plan B dans le jeu vidéo, soulignent des analystes.
18 avril 2018 à 17h48
Android P’s flagrant iPhone X imitation shows how little Google is innovating – PCWorld
Android P is still in super-duper developer-only beta mode, but you only need to look at an iPhone X to see what your Pixel phone will look like once the new models land later this summer.Okay, I kid, but there’s no denying that Google has taken at least some inspiration from Apple’s thousand-dollar flagship phone. First there’s the support for “cutout” displays, better known as The Notch. One of Android P’s premier features will be proper support for cameras that jut into the screen, so apps, videos, and status bars can display properly...
17 avril 2018 à 19h10
Netflix is unstoppable – CNNMoney
"It's good to be the king." That's a famous line by Mel Brooks in "History of the World: Part I." Unfortunately, this cult comedy classic is not available on Netflix....
16 avril 2018 à 17h57
Record Labels Know What Artists Want, And It’s The Reason They’ll Never Change – Hypebot
There is much debate in the music industry over whether or not signing to a label is the best way to succeed. Here George Howard explains what it is about record labels that allures artists, and why labels want to keep it that way...
16 avril 2018 à 12h39
Vivendi ‘awful’ investor in Telecom Italia: Italian minister to paper – Reuters – Tech
MILAN (Reuters) - Vivendi has been an "awful" investor in Telecom Italia, Italy's Industry Minister Carlo Calenda told La Repubblica daily on Monday, as the French media group fights to keep its grip on Italy's biggest phone group...
16 avril 2018 à 12h36
«L’IA n’a qu’une fibre artistique artificielle» – Paperjam.lu
L’équipe d’Hexachords est sur les chapeaux de roues: elle vient de lancer sur le marché son logiciel d’aide à la création musicale, Orb Composer. Les commandes arrivent déjà du monde entier. Nous avons interrogé Richard Portelli, son fondateur et CEO, sur cette nouvelle relation fusionnelle entre les artistes et l’IA...
13 avril 2018 à 17h51
Where People Are Discovering New Music In 2018? – DottedMusic
This infographic shows some interesting stats, illustrating the increase in popularity in streaming services which indicates the importance of strategies. Most interestingly, 85% of people still listen to music through the radio...
13 avril 2018 à 17h14
Bertrand Gié (« Le Figaro ») : « Nos audiences sont de moins en moins dépendantes de l’actualité » – PureMedias
A l'occasion de la publication des études One Global V1 2018 et One 2017, puremedias.com a interrogé le directeur délégué au pôle News du "Figaro"...
13 avril 2018 à 12h33
EU’s top court asked to probe Facebook U.S. data transfers – Reuters – Tech
DUBLIN/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The ability of firms such as Facebook to easily transfer Europeans' data to the United States was plunged into legal limbo on Thursday when the Irish High Court asked the EU's top court for a detailed assessment of whether the methods were legal...
12 avril 2018 à 18h40
10% of US subscribers make pay TV change – BroadBandTv
10% of US broadband households switched, downgraded, or cancelled their pay-TV service in past 12 months, according to Parks Associates. The company’s 360 View: Access and Entertainment Services in US Broadband Households reveals that 10% of US broadband households switched providers, downgraded their service, or cancelled pay-TV service in the past 12 months, primarily ...
11 avril 2018 à 11h22
HBO’s programming boss says Netflix’s enormous spending in TV feels like the ‘irrational exuberance’ of the 90s dot-com bubble – Silicon Alley
HBO programming chief Casey Bloys had some criticism for the runaway spending of his network's streaming rivals, Netflix and Amazon, in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
Bloys speculated that widespread, exorbitant TV spending could mean that the industry is "in a bubble."
He said that his rivals' spending feels like "irrational exuberance," in a reference to Alan Greenspan's label for the dot-com bubble of the 1990s.
HBO programming chief Casey Bloys had a degree of criticism for the big spending of his network's streaming-based rivals, Netflix and Amazon, in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
In a conversation centered on the million-dollar salaries HBO is paying stars Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon for a second season of its hit series "Big Little Lies," Bloys also discussed the record-breaking, nine-figure contracts Netflix has given to successful showrunners Ryan Murphy and Shonda Rhimes in the past year...
09 avril 2018 à 19h26
Full audio: Our extended, uncut interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook – Recode – All
The full interview from the Recode MSNBC “Revolution” special. If you missed Recode and MSNBC’s interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook — our latest “Revolution” TV special aired yesterday, April 6 — or want to hear more, enjoy this extended audio interview, conducted by Recode’s Kara Swisher and MSNBC’s Chris Hayes.
The uncut interview — in this special episode of Swisher’s Recode Decode podcast — includes new material that didn’t air on TV, such as more on Apple’s education efforts, manufacturing, immigration and Cook’s advice to his younger self...
09 avril 2018 à 12h23
Plainte, difficultés financières… Thomas Langmann dans la tourmente – Nouvel Obs
Ses deux sociétés de production viennent d'être placées en procédure de sauvegarde, selon "le Parisien"...
06 avril 2018 à 16h55
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Says He Won’t Resign Despite ‘Mess Up’ – The Wrap
Don’t hold your breath waiting for Mark Zuckerberg to resign — or be pushed out.
The Facebook co-founder and chief executive said he’s still the right man to lead the company despite its recent turmoil, on a conference call with the media on Wednesday afternoon. When asked if he’s best equipped to steer Facebook, Zuckerberg answered with a quick “yes,” before expanding.
“I think life is about learning from the mistakes and figuring out what you need to do to move forward,” said Zuckerberg. “I think the reality of a lot of this is that when you’re building something like Facebook that is unprecedented in the world, there are going to be things that you mess up. And if we’d gotten this right, we’d have messed something else up.”
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The “mess up” Zuckerberg is referring to is the Cambridge Analytica data leak...
05 avril 2018 à 19h37
WMG Eyes Partnership With Exec It Fired For Cheating Musicians, Songwriters – Hypebot
Warner Music is reportedly in the final stages of negotiating a deal to distribute 12 Tone, the new label helmed by Doug Morris, the former CEO of WMG, Universal and most recently Sony. _____________________________________ When Warner Music Group fired Doug Morris in 1995, the their former chief executive filed a...
04 avril 2018 à 18h48
Trump quietly met with a major tech CEO whose company is locked in competition with Amazon for a Pentagon contract worth billions – Silicon Alley
President Donald Trump reportedly met with Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz on Tuesday.
The meeting came as Trump keeps blasting Amazon.
Oracle and Amazon are locked in a competition for a Pentagon cloud computing contract worth billions.
President Donald Trump reportedly dined with Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz Tuesday night amid his repeated berating of Amazon — a company with which Oracle is in direct competition to land a Pentagon contract worth billions.
Bloomberg reported that Trump would dine with Catz and billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel. The White House did not respond to a request for comment from Business Insider asking what was discussed at the meeting.
The meeting came amid Trump's war of words with the internet giant. On Tuesday, he tweeted that he was "right" about his criticism of Amazon's deal with the US Postal Service, later telling reporters that Amazon is causing massive store closures. Trump has launched attacks on Amazon for well more than a year,...
04 avril 2018 à 18h32
Will Spotify change its tune after stock market listing? – BBC – Technology News
The Swedish music streaming business is on track for a new phase of its development...
04 avril 2018 à 11h06
Is Android TV legal in the UK? – NewsPaper Death Watch
Is Android TV legal in the UK? That's a big question that you might be pondering when buying a new TV, so here's everything you need to know...
03 avril 2018 à 18h44
Amazon Prime Video Acquires More Than 40 French Shows, Films From EuropaCorp, TF1 – Variety
Amazon Prime Video has acquired more than 40 premium French series and films from several key French distribution companies to feed the library of Prime Video in France, which launched at the end of 2016. The streaming giant signed deals with TF1 Droits Audiovisuels, France TV Distribution, AB Droits Audiovisuels, Newen Distribution, EuropaCorp, About Premium […] LIEN A INSERER DANS LE CHAMPS DE SOURCE : ?
30 mars 2018 à 18h44