Netflix Expands In New Mexico

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Netflix , which has major operations in Los Angeles, is expanding its production efforts, by expanding in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Netflix said that it is in "final negotiations" to purchase ABQ Studios in Mesa Del Sol. Netflix said it was attracted in part to place the facility in Albuquerque due to funding from the Local Economic Development Act (LEDA), where the State of New Mexico will provide up to $10M in funding, and the City of Albuquerque will provide up to $4.5M

DivX Sues Netflix, Hulu Over Patents

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DivX , the streaming video software developer which was started in San Diego, has filed patent infringement lawsuits against both Netflix and Hulu , accusing the firms of usings its video streaming intellectual property. Netflix (court case number 2:2019-cv-01602) and DIVX, LLC et al (court case number 2:2019-cv-01606). divx neulion patent infringement lawsuit legal uspto hulu netflix streaming content software media encoder

ServiceTitan Snags Netflix Vet As New CFO

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Glendale-based ServiceTitan , the developer of home service business management software, says this morning that it has named David Burt, former NetFlix Vice President of Content Planning & Analysis and Co-Head of Corporate Development as its new Chief Financial Officer--as the appears poised for an IPO. servicetitan david burt executive netflix software saas merger acquisition unicorn

Netflix Looks To Raise $2 Billion For Content Acquisition, Production

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Netflix , the online streaming movie service operator, is planning to boost its content acquisition and production, via a $2.0 Netflix has major content production operations in Los Angeles, along with a significant number of employees. According to Netflix, it is proposing a $2.0 Netflix has been very active--as have all online streaming providers--in developing its own set of unique content, in order to drive more users to its service.

Netflix Boosts Consumer Products Efforts In LA

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Streaming entertainment provider Netflix is boosting its consumer products efforts out of its Los Angeles office, saying on Tuesday that it has tapped a Disney Parks veteran as its new global products head. According to Netflix, it has hired Christie Fleischer as Global Head of Products, overseeing retail and licensee partnerships, publishing, interactive games, merchandising and experiential events. netflix executive content licensing retail christie fleischer disney

Netflix To Raise $1.5 Billion For Content Acquisition

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Netflix , the provider of online streaming services which has major operations in Los Angeles, is planning to raise $1.5 billion in debt to fund content acquisition, production and development, potential acquisitions and strategic transactions, and other efforts, the company said this morning. Netflix said that the interest rate, redemption provisions, maturity date and other terms debt will be negotiated with its purchasers.

Hulu Snags New Marketing Head From Netflix

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Wall was most recently at Netflix, as part of that company''s global creative team. Hulu said wall had headed up the Netflix "Watch Responsibly" compaign, plus campaigns for "House of Cards," "Orange is the New Black," "Arrested Development," and "Hemlock Grove". hulu marketing streaming executive television netflix

Why Reed Hastings Should be Applauded for Netflix Split

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By now you probably know that Netflix is splitting its business into two parts: its digital streaming business (retains the name Netflix) and its DVD mailing business, which was its original business (to be called Qwikster). Frankly, I’m surprised Netflix doesn’t buy Hulu.

Streaming Wars: Netflix vs Amazon vs Hulu

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The big three options right now are Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, and they’re getting bigger: Americans are watching more than an hour of streaming content per day , a number excepted to steadily increase over time. Netflix Basics. A big draw for Netflix is the original shows.

VIZIO Pre-loads Netflix On Tablet

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Irvine-based VIZIO , the developer of HDTV and other electronic products, announced this morning that its VIZIO 8" Tablet with Wi-Fi is now pre-loaded with Netflix. The addition of Netflix comes about a month after VIZIO inked a deal to carry Hulu Plus on the tablet device. streaming video netflix computer hdtv tablet vizio

Netflix Gets Walt Disney Studios’ Approval | Multi-Year Premium Pay TV Window Agreement

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Netflix Inc and The Walt Disney Company have joined hands to give US film lovers high quality animated and live action films. ” According to them, the new multi-year licensing agreement will make Netflix Walt Disney’s exclusive U.S.

FabFitFun surpasses $200 million in revenue as it hits million-subscriber milestone

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Netflix is, Spotify is and we think FabFitFun is a no brainer,” said Daniel Broukhim co-founder and co-chief executive of FabFitFun. .

More investors are betting on virtual influencers like Lil Miquela

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Meanwhile, new venture-backed companies like the superstealthy Shadows, SuperPlastic and Toonstar are all developing virtual characters that will launch via social media channels like Snap and Instagram, or on their own platforms.

Interview With CEO Jason Njoku iRoko Partners | Africa’s Netflix Set To Disrupt US TV & Cable Market

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We are the ‘Netflix’ of Africa – with iROKOtv we stream Nollywood (Nigerian Hollywood) movies online, so they are accessible to anyone with an Internet line, anywhere in the world. The team in London is around 15 people – mostly tech, design, business development and marketing people there.

Live streaming studio, Culture Genesis, launches its first show, the quiz-based Trivia Mob

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Saxena: More Than a Tool, A.I. Must Be Used With Society in Mind

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He’s one of the founding members of AI Global , an initiative with the goal of promoting responsible development and deployment of A.I. [ Updated 12/27/18, 9:54 am ] Manoj Saxena is bullish on artificial intelligence. As chairman of Austin, TX-based A.I.

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Silicon Beach Report Sept. 5: Headspace Acquires Alpine.AI

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Meditation app Headspace acquires artificial intelligence conversation developer; geolocation data company Factual raises $42 million; Netflix hires former Disney executive as head of global products

Heard Takes On Social Sharing, Networking

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Santa Monica-based Heard , a startup developing social sharing and networking software for iOS, Android, and the desktop said this week that it has launched a brand new "social exchange" software product aimed at letting people share and exchange content online. The company was co-founded by Dave Vronay (CEO) and Ruben Kleinman (CTO), who previously spent time at Netflix developing that company''s movie classification and matching system.

Data Elite | First Venture Lab for Big Data Launched by Andreessen Horowitz, Formation8, Ron Conway & Others

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Silicon Valley’s big VC firm’s The Social+Capital Partnership, Andreessen Horowitz, Formation8, Ron Conway, and Anand Rajaraman have today launched Data Elite , to help tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges through data science.

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Dealflicks Help Theaters Fill Their Seats Last Minute

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Python programmer and iOS developer. Everything from Skyfall in a packed auditorium on opening night to It’s a Wonderful Life on Netflix to Ponyo in an art house on a small screen.

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State of Content | Los Angeles

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TVSync’s Open API Uses Video and Audio Recognition Across All Four Screens

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Utilizing this same core technology, TVSync has developed automatic content recognition (ACR) software that can be accessed in seconds by video and/or audio using the camera and/or mic from a mobile device. TVSync is not alone in developing ACR.

Why Friday’s Massive DDoS Attack Should Be Terrifying

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Friday’s attack affected Netflix, Twitter, Spotify, AWS, Airbnb, Reddit, GitHub and many more companies at once. Question what you assume to be reliable, identify single points of failure, and develop a plan to protect yourself and your users. Friday’s massive DDoS attack made a number of hugely popular websites unavailable for much of the country for large parts of the day.

Citrusbyte Wants the World to Build Better Software

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The difficult decision comes when trying to decide if you should license an outside API or develop one internally. Citrusbyte is a full stack, design and development firm that specializes in helping companies get the APIs they need to run more efficiently. If you want to be a true agile development team at any company of more than 10 developers, than APIs and microservices are a must. I think that the value of a well-built API is somewhat underrated these days.

Hands-On with Nokia’s Lumia 900 and Windows Phone 7

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With a full day’s usage (reading twitter, watching some Netflix, downloading apps, making a few phone calls), the battery still had plenty of juice at the end of the day to continue, and then some.

The Evolution of the App Stores

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At their annual developer conferences, Google I/O, held last month, and Apple’s WWDC, last week they both announced updates to their development platforms. Success of the app stores starts with developers. In many ways, Apple and Google are following similar paths.

Hands-On with Nokia’s Lumia 900 and Windows Phone 7

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With a full day’s usage (reading twitter, watching some Netflix, downloading apps, making a few phone calls), the battery still had plenty of juice at the end of the day to continue, and then some.

Why The Next Generation of Online Video Companies Will be Vertical

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In long-form online video, companies were also broad in nature: Hulu, Netflix, Amazon and Apple TV. In the online world the ecosystem is being fragmented into those that primarily produce content (Mitu, Vice, BuzzFeed) and those who primarily distribute it: YouTube, Amazon, Netflix, Yahoo!,

GameFly Sells Cloud Streaming Tech, Team To Electronic Arts

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According to the two, Electronic Arts also acquired the Israeli team which had developed GameFly's streaming service for games, which had allowed videogame users to rent videogames via the Internet, much like one might stream videos using Netflix or other online streaming services.

Technology Startups go to the Movies

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The half- dozen movie giants that have been with us in one form or another since the 1930s, plus huge upstarts like Netflix and Amazon (Prime). Many of the studios have sizable in-house technology development operations, but all acquire technology or technology products from outside their corporate borders. Come hear about the opportunities - and challenges - for tech developers hoping to make it in show biz!

How to Out Amazon, Amazon

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Warby Parker produces modern eyewear at affordable prices, Apple produces elegant, premium technology products, Netflix offers an enormous library of binge-worthy, unique video.

M-GO's Take On The Digital Entertainment Streaming Market, with John Batter

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It turns out that Technicolor had already been separately developing a platform for digital media distribution. Why a new, streaming service -- and how is this different from Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, etc? We''re complementary to Netflix and to HBO, the subscription services.

Los Angeles’s Secret to Startup Success

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s other startup advantages include: A long media history: Companies such as Netflix and Buzzfeed are based in L.A. These tentpole companies will help startups to prioritize developing their human capital. This is how you build expertise and develop talent. When Los Angeles, CA was listed as the fastest-growing tech startup region in 2014, many guesses were raised about the root cause of its success. Could it be the large number of new companies?

Small Business Marketing | Get Customers versus Get Leads

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It’s a Netflix for business cards and receipts. Getting “Leads” does not mean money in the bank. Having paying “Customers” is what makes the cash register roar.

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Startup Pricing: Are You Selling A Giffen Product?

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This is analogous to asking Netflix for a discount because you never use its recommendation engine. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.