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Entries by Andy Plesser from 01/2012

Akamai Buys Key Rival Cotendo

| Posted 01.03.2012 | Technology

Internet services giant Akamai closed out 2011 with the purchase of mobile network acceleration software maker Cotendo in a deal that analysts say...

LG's Matt Durgin on Apps, Games and the Value of the Big Screen TV

| Posted 01.03.2012 | Technology

The world of "smart," or IP-connected television sets, is evolving on many levels from new paid Apps to advertising around Apps, to video chat, and s...

David Westin, "NewsRight" and the Essential Transformation of Digital Journalism

| Posted 01.08.2012 | Media

Former ABC News president David Westin says that as the appetite for digital journalism is going up, the economics for original reporting has beco...

AOL, Digitas, MSNBC.com, MIT, NBC News, Taboola, Others Set for Beet.TV Leadership Retreat in March

| Posted 01.08.2012 | Technology

I am pleased to announce the preliminary list of speakers for our two-day, executive retreat at the W Retreat and Spa on the island of Vieques on Mar...

Smart TV's Take Center Stage at CES with LG Kick-off Press Conference

| Posted 01.08.2012 | Technology

Starting out the week-long CES conference in Las Vegas on Monday will be a highly anticipated press conference with LG Electronics.  For an e...

Exclusive: Hollywood Studios Readying Common File Format for Digital Distribution (video)

| Posted 01.11.2012 | Technology

LAS VEGAS - The industry consortium of five of the the major Hollywood studios, the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE), is readying a ...

Gala Celebration of Web Original Video Set for Thursday at CES in Las Vegas

| Posted 01.11.2012 | Entertainment

The International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) will present its first awards program for excellence across multiple platforms on Thursday, Ja...

CES: LG Launches Google TV Integration (Video)

| Posted 01.12.2012 | Technology

LAS VEGAS, LG Electronics has introduced the Google TV platform to its "smart" television, explains Matthew Durgin, Director, Smart TV Content Bus...

Video: Felicia Day Sweeps IAWTV Awards - Readies Slate of New Shows for YouTube

| Posted 01.13.2012 | Entertainment

LAS VEGAS -- Actress/writer producer Felicia Day swept several Web video awards Thursday night at the International Academy of Web Television (IAW...

VIDEO: Rachael Hip-Flores Wins Best Performance in Web Drama for "Anyone But Me"

| Posted 01.16.2012 | Entertainment

LAS VEGAS, "Anyone But Me," a scripted web series about gay, straight and ethnically diverse young people in relationships, won two IAWTV web vide...

Reuters Launches Slate of Shows on YouTube Partner Channel (Video)

| Posted 01.19.2012 | Media

Reuters, the global news organization, has created a new slate of video programming which launched this week on YouTube as part of the video porta...

Dailymotion Launches on Xbox Live in 35 Countries (Video)

| Posted 01.28.2012 | Technology

Dailymotion, the big Paris-based video site, which served 1.2 billion video views worldwide in December,  launched its Xbox Live App late las...

Yahoo! Readies Bill Maher Special, Doubles Down on Comedy Slate (video)

| Posted 01.29.2012 | Entertainment

Next month, Yahoo! will host a free one-hour comedy special with Bill Maher as part of extensive slate of comedy programming, says Yahoo! video ch...