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CenturyLink Announces Acquisition of ElasticBox (MESA)

CenturyLink has announced the acquisition of ElasticBox, a multi-cloud application management service. This acquisition combines the ElasticBox platform with the global network, ho... More

Xerox Names Ashok Vemuri CEO of Business Services Company (Wall Street Journal)

Xerox Corp. on Tuesday said Ashok Vemuri will lead its business services company after the technology giant splits itself in two later this year. Mr. Vemuri, 48 years old, will joi... More

Microsoft Buys LinkedIn For $26.2B (IBT)

LinkedIn, the professional social network, has a new boss. Microsoft purchased LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, the company said Monday. Microsoft is buying the company in a cash deal a... More

Domenic Rom Named President and General Manager, Deluxe TV Post-Production Services (MESA)

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. announces that 30-year television post-production industry veteran Domenic Rom has been promoted to the role of President and General Manag... More

Astute Electronics Standardizes with Infor (MESA)

Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced that Astute Electronics, a leading global specialist e... More

Deluxe Names Brad Soroca Chief Marketing Officer (MESA)

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. has named former NBC and ESPN marketing executive Brad Soroca its Chief Marketing Officer. Bringing two decades of marketing and brand-buil... More

PwC’s ‘Global Entertainment’ Study Breaks Down the Music and Ad Industries’ Present and Near-Future (Billboard)

PricewaterhouseCoopers has released its 17th annual, dense-as-a-poundcake report on the global media landscape, which covers at least one topic of interest to anyone in near- or fa... More

IBM Vet Jennifer Chronis Joins Amazon Web Services to Lead DoD Business (GovConWire)

Jennifer Chronis, a former vice president in IBM‘s federal business and 15-year “Big Blue” veteran, has joined cloud computing services contractor Amazon Web Services as Gene... More

New Venue for Annual EAA Fundraiser (MESA)

It’ll be a mixture of old and new June 16, when the Entertainment AIDS Alliance (EAA) combines its 17th Visionary Awards and 14th Wine & Wisdom event into one, and brings its hug... More

The Growing Google-ization of Washington (TVNewscheck)

Google’s ever-increasing lobbying and influence in D.C., especially in telecommunications matters, is putting the search giant in growing conflict with broadcasting and cable. Tw... More

Recent Merger Bodes Well for Volumetric Display Tech (MESA)

Technology companies 3DIcon and Coretec Industries have merged as part of a move that Tulsa, Okla.-based 3DIcon said will help continue development of its CSpace 3D volumetric disp... More

MarkLogic Aids BBC Store Creation (TVBEurope)

MarkLogic has been selected by the BBC to provide the database platform at the heart of the BBC Store. The operational and transactional Enterprise NoSQL database provider has work... More

How PwC Fuses Digital Into The Core Of Its Consulting Practice (AdExchanger)

Despite its tax and auditing acumen, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has 3,000 creatives, engineers, strategists and technologists dedicated to experience design and digital services ... More

Analyst: Twitter M&A Is ‘Inevitable’ if Current Trends Continue (Bloomberg)

Don't expect Twitter Inc. to remain its own company for long. If the current path doesn't change, a sale is basically unavoidable, according to Suntrust Robinson Humphrey Inc. anal... More

Prime Focus Technologies CEO: Tear Down Internal Silos

A combination of flat revenue growth and growing operational costs for media and entertainment companies means Hollywood needs to start getting inventive, according to Ramki Sankar... More

AT&T, Chernin to Launch Subscription Video Bundle, Countering Amazon (Variety)

How do you sell video subscription bundles to young viewers who’ve never paid much attention to traditional cable programming? AT&T and the Chernin Group think they have the ... More

Report: Verizon Bidding $3 Billion for Yahoo Assets (Bloomberg)

Verizon Communications Inc. will bid $3 billion for Yahoo! Inc.’s main internet assets, the Wall Street Journal reported, seeking to edge out AT&T Inc., TPG and other potenti... More

DEG’s Canon Club to Host Christie Hefner (MESA)

Members of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) and DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) are invited guests to a fireside chat with Christie Hefner, the for... More

FX Chief Warns Against Copying Netflix, Silicon Valley Giants (Variety)

FX CEO John Landgraf warned of too much tech-world thinking creeping into the television business when speaking at the Produced By conference in Culver City on Saturday. “Ther... More

Evolution Digital, WOW! Reach Agreement on eVUE-TV IP Video Platform (MESA)

Evolution Digital announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with WOW! Internet, Broadband and Cable to deploy Evolution Digital’s newly developed eVUE-TV IP video sol... More

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