What 'Ownership' Means for Digital Media (Hint: Not Much)

What 'Ownership' Means for Digital Media (Hint: Not Much)
By Graeme McMillan | @graemem | January 24, 2012 | + Here's a question: When you buy digital media, what are you actually getting for your money? Actual ownership over a copy of the media — a la analog media purchases — or just permission to ...


Digital Media Forum tackles the latest in leading information
AME Info
From social media trends to E-commerce, the Digital Media Forum tackles the latest in leading information in an ever evolving digital age from the 25th to the 26th of January, 2012 at the Habtoor Grand Hotel. Organised by SPOTON Media and Events,...

AME Info

Key Sponsors Lined-up for Digital Media Forum - Dubai 2012
PressReleaseNetwork.com (press release)
Dubai, UAE - Jan 24, 2012 (PRN): The inaugural Digital Media Forum – Dubai 2012, a platform to discuss the rapidly growing digital arena, has steadily gathered support from a number of key industry players who have confirmed their participation as ...

Rel Ent banks on digital media for gaming, movie rental
Business Standard
PTI / New Delhi Jan 24, 2012, 16:43 IST After overhauling its business strategy, Reliance Entertainment that owns brands like Zapak, Big Adda and Big Flix , is gearing now up for a bigger play entirely in the digital domain for its gaming and movie ...

DRM comes back with a vengeance as digital media moves to the cloud
The Verge
By Nilay Patel on January 24, 2012 01:02 pm 0Comments Almost exactly five years ago, Steve Jobs wrote "Thoughts on Music," a short essay arguing against DRM-encumbered music sales. "DRMs haven't worked, and may never work, to halt music piracy," said ...

Del Huse from Oakley Capital talks private equity deals in online retail and ...
Directors Of.com
What will 2012 look like for private equity deals in online, retail and digital media? Expect to see continued strong interest from private equity in the space. Proven “game changing” online and digital models will continue to see deals done at high ...

Directors Of.com

Federated Media CMO Pete Spande Departs
Federated Media is one of a number of digital media companies speculated to be looking for an exit at some point in the next year -- either via an initial public offering or acquisition. But it will have to do so without one of its longtime sales ...

Hospital Corporation of America Eliminates $17 Million in Costs with ...
Sacramento Bee
By Saepio The white paper is written by Digital Media Industry Analyst Aimee Roberts and Digital Media Global Director Mukul Krishna, and offers an in-depth analysis of the attainable benefits of marketing asset management (MAM) in conjunction with a ...

Liberty Media Arrives in the Brazilian Market Through Ideiasnet
Sacramento Bee
Since a new management team has taken over the company, in January 2012, they decided to adjust the strategy and focused on companies that have bets in disruptive technological trends in the areas of Digital Commerce, Digital Media, SaaS, ...

TransWorld SNOWboarding Names Nick Hamilton Content Director
Transworld Business
In the age of digital media's ascent, they decided to overhaul the job and create the role of “content director” to head the title, and after an executive search, found the best man for the job was the magazine's own Nick Hamilton, the former director ...

A look into their lens
University Daily Kansan
The task of recording and producing videos for both University and national level audiences falls on the shoulders of the three-person Digital Media Team in the Office of University Relations. Their work makes up 90 percent of the University's YouTube ...

New Market Entrants Exert Greater Influence on US Entertainment and Media M&A ...
MarketWatch (press release)
"Content acquisition has risen to the top of the agenda with the accelerated adoption of digital media consumption and the rise of over-the-top services," said Thomas M. Rooney, PwC's US entertainment and media transaction services leader.

Texas' leading digital companies heading to London's Tech City
Fresh Business Thinking
By Maximilian Clarke A group of innovative digital media and gaming companies from Austin, Texas are embarking on a two-day showcase of London's Tech City; one of the fastest growing tech clusters in the world and the largest in Europe.

Hubbard Radio Selects Triton Digital for End-to-End Streaming Services
MarketWatch (press release)
"The simplicity and efficiency of having our streaming services managed by a single source was very appealing to us as we looked to evolve our digital strategy," said Mark Preston, VP of Digital Mediaat Hubbard Radio. "Triton provides top-notch ...

Meredith Significantly Increases Its Digital Scale With Acquisition of ...
MarketWatch (press release)
1 food website, to our strong portfolio of digital media brands." Allrecipes.com currently has a database of over 500000 recipes. Its US audience is 70 percent female with a mean household income of $73000, and it reaches nine out of 10 primary grocery ...

Proposed digital download tax would hit music, ebooks in Md.
Baltimore Sun (blog)
That means digital media you download: ebooks, apps, music, newspapers, videos, ringtones, audio greeting cards and more could become subject to the state's sales tax of 6 percent. So that 99 cents iTunes song you buy would cost around $1.05.

Hal Leonard and Pervasent Team to Reinvent Sheet Music on the iPad
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
As the world's largest music print publisher and a leader in the delivery of digital media, Hal Leonard knew its sheet music app had to "blow away" existing iPad apps in features, quality of design and ease-of-use. Hal Leonard teamed with Pervasent, ...

Facebook and Twitter tell Google 'Don't Be Evil'
By Emma Barnett, Digital Media Editor The browser add-on, which only works for Firefox users, is called 'Don't be evil' (a reference to one of Google's early mottoes), and has been created in an attempt to stop the search giant from promoting its own ...


Polar Mobile Secures $6 Million for HTML5 Media
Digital Media Wire
Polar Mobile, a Toronto-based platform provider for digital media distribution, has secured a $6 million funding round led by Georgian Partners with co-investment from the Ontario Venture Capital Fund. This brings its total funding to more than $9 ...

Digital Media Wire

Centerplate and Ping HD Score Touchdown with Launch of Digital Menu System at ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Ping HD is a full service, end-to-end digital media company. Whether you are looking for digital menu boards, digital signage networks, through to interactive touchscreen solutions, Ping HD can provide you with a solution specific to your requirements.

BUZZMEDIA Pumps Up the Volume with Key Appointments to Digital Music Division
MarketWatch (press release)
BUZZMEDIA is the leader in pop culture and millennial audience reach -- the world's fastest-growingdigital media company with more than 100 million monthly unique visitors. The over 35 BUZZMEDIA brands -- including Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, ...

Creative fund launched for ready to go film and media projects
The Northern Echo
The Creative Jobs Fund will provide £150000 of investment into the region's film, TV and digital media sector. It includes £75000 of European Regional Development Fund money, which will be match funded by participants in the scheme.

Fragmentary: Writing in a Digital Age
The Millions
Digital media, in all its forms, is fragmentary. Even the longest stretches of text online are broken up with hyperlinks or other interactive elements (or even ads). This is neither a good nor bad thing, necessarily — it is simply a part of modern ...

The Millions

dB TV from Vital Media Combines Live TV Programming with Digital Ads
Digital Signage Connection (press release)
Digital signage innovator Vital Media recently announced the launch of dB TV), the company's latest in-store digital media display solution designed to engage, entertain and inform customers at retail and in waiting areas.

Digital Signage Connection (press release)

Mashbo creates online presence for breast cancer charity
How Do
The centre, which offers emotional and physical support, was founded by two Liverpool women, Peggy O'Brien and Winnie Keating, who have both experienced breast cancer. "The team at Studio Mashbo have helped us to develop a website that works for us and...

How Do

PressPausePlay: a documentary on digital media — Lost At E Minor ...
By Contributions
PressPausePlay is not your everyday documentary on digital media. It showcases a bunch of 'artists' and their scattered opinions on democratized culture in terms of the lack of limitations holding back today's artista from creating. It won a ...
Lost At E Minor: For creative people

Key Sponsors Lined-up for Digital Media Forum – Dubai 2012
By Samer Marzouq
Dubai, UAE – Jan 24, 2012 (PRN): The inaugural Digital Media Forum – Dubai 2012, a platform to discuss the rapidly growing digital arena, has steadily gathered support from a number of key industry players who have confirmed their ...

Augmenting the Outside with Digital Media | ARCADE
By arcade
By attaching cameras, GPS and tilt sensors onto our mobile devices, we can paint physical objects with digital media and information, tagging and leaving digital breadcrumbs for those who follow. Over the next decade, two-billion-plus people ...

Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts ... - ITbriefing
Research and Markets: Kosovo - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts - 2012.

SoJu Reflects On Joining The DMZ | Ryerson Digital Media Zone
By Jaclyn Tersigni
SoJo is one of the latest teams to join the Digital Media Zone. Founded by Kanika Gupta, SoJo is an interactive online resource that helps young people turn their idea for social change into a reality. The SoJu team recently blogged about their ...
Ryerson Digital Media Zone

Pew: Tablet Audience Nearly Doubles In A Month; Komli Opens ...
By John Ebbert
According to VC Circle, "The digital media lab, which will be located out of the company's Bangalore-based R&D centre will focus on online advertising optimisation, trends, audience targeting, real-time bidding and traffic quality management.
AdExchanger.com: Exchanging Ideas...

The Web's Arab Spring: How "Do" Media Beat "View" Media? - Tom ...
A challenge in digital media is that people are often trying to do something. Every user knows that the important "do" stuff is in the middle of the page, and the unimportant "view" stuff (the ads) is at the periphery. This leads to Intentional ...

Digital Media Update: "Big Cable" Rolls Out Lower Cost "TV ...
By Peter D. Csathy (Twitter name pcsathy)
COO of eNow (acquired by AOL); and long-time media/digital media executive (Universal Studios, New Line Cinema and others); have served on public, private, and non-profit boards, including Digital Music Group, Inc. (acquired by The ...
Digital Media Update

Emoti-Con! Youth Action Team Launches - Global Kids' Online ...
By Daria
Emoti-Con! is an annual youth digital media and technology challenge, now in its third year. On June 2, 2012, over 150 New York City youth from programs throughout the five boroughs will gather to showcase digital media and technology ...
Global Kids' Online Leadership Program

Craig Hepburn - Common Pitch NYC
By common
Over the past 18 months Nokia's social and digital media standards and success has improved so much that they are now in the top of the 20 Social Business Index by the Dachis Group and recently voted the 4th most social media engaged ...
Common Pitch NYC

Jon Slattery: Call for digital entries for Amnesty media awards
By Jon Slattery
Amnesty International UK is looking for entries for its digital media awards which show new and creative ways to bring human rights issues to growing online audiences. There is more information on how to enter here. The digital award forms ...
Jon Slattery

2012 China Digital Media Scene
An excellent overview of China's digital media scene, presented by AdChina.

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