Tuesday, June 7, 2011

How iCloud will monetize pirated music

Steve Jobs took the stage today for the WWDC 2011. One of the main goodies that Jobs revealed is iTunes Match.

iTunes in the cloud will allow users to sync their music library with all their apple devices wirelessly, and continuously.
Source: http://www.apple.com/icloud/features/

Monday, June 6, 2011

The new model for Hollywood: DATA

Warner Bros. Makes Big Digital Push by Buying Flixster, Rotten Tomatoes | Daemon's Movies

Warner's acquisition of Flixster (and Rotten Tomatoes) is a good indication of how the film industry is finally jumping on the Social Media wagon.

Source: http://collider.com/warner-bros-flixster-rotten-tomatoes/88870/

Interview with Disney CEO Bob Iger

Interesting interview wtih Bob Iger, CEO of Disney, who joins Kara Swisher onstage at D9 to talk about Apple, social networks, gaming and the cloud.

Goodbye Games-as-a-Product, Hello Games-as-a-Service

Videogame publisher Activision Blizzard (famous for Call of Duty and World of Warcraft games) announces a 30% increase in revenue from Digital Online Channels.

According to their Q1 Financial report (attached below), the "digital online channels" refer to revenues from subscriptions and licensing royalties, value-added services, downloadable content, digitally distributed products, and wireless devices.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Google's Headache: From Apple, to Facebook ... Preparing to the Unknown Innovation of the Future

The rise to the top was relatively easy. Staying there is a whole different game.

Who would have ever thought that the number one visited website in the world would be threatened?
And why would you ... Google was simply perfect. Google knew everything (or actually knew where to guide). Google, official verb in the dictionary and centre of famous acronyms such as jfGit, was the gatekeeper of the new sacred grounds of information: the Internet.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Nigeria's movie industry goes digital

Nigeria's movie industry goes digital

Iroko Partners to salvage Nollywood ?

To what seems to have been a long and obvious challenge to one of the world's largest movie industries (larger than both Hollywood and Bollywood themselves, in terms of number of movies produced per year), Jason ChukwumaNjoku took the first opportunistic step to tackle the issues that the giant Nigerian film industry have been dealing with.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Apple Signing iTunes Cloud Music Deals: Reports - Cloud Computing

Apple Signing iTunes Cloud Music Deals: Reports - Cloud Computing - News & Reviews - eWeek.com

The Cloud is upon us. The day we stop spending our dollars on disk storage and invest on more bandwidth to utilize the emerging Cloud-based Services seems closer than ever. Focusing on the music industry, the question now is: which cloud - music player - service do we pick ?