Cynthia Littleton, provided by Published 2:02 pm PDT, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Photo: Courtesy Of MOME Photo: Courtesy Of MOME Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Courtesy Of MOME Anne del Castillo Named New York City’s Commissioner of Media and Entertainment 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The film and TV industries in New York City have a new boss: Anne del Castillo, who has been tapped by Mayor Bill de Blasio to serve as commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. Del Castillo had served as general counsel and chief operating officer of MOME since 2015. She succeeds Julie Menin, who left the post in February after nearly three years to become … [Read more...] about Anne del Castillo Named New York City’s Commissioner of Media and Entertainment
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Why it matters: Spotify is purchasing Anchor and Gimlet Media in order build a large library of original audio content and podcasts. The company is hoping to leverage its lead in streaming music to corner the market in podcasts in order to create the world's largest audio platform. Music streaming giant Spotify announced its acquisition of podcast network Gimlet Media and Anchor, a podcasting platform that allows creators to publish and monetize their podcasts. Spotify believes that audio, not just music, is how they'll continue to grow their business. Spotify Founder and CEO Daniel Ek wrote about why he believes there is much more potential in the podcasting space: "Based on radio industry data, we believe it is a safe assumption that, over time, more than 20% of all Spotify listening will be non-music content. This means the potential to grow much faster with more original programming — and to differentiate Spotify by playing to what makes us unique — all with the goal … [Read more...] about Spotify acquires Gimlet Media and Anchor to expand its reach into podcasts
Macs are marvelous machines right out of the box. But to be a power user of your powerhouse computer, you need the right apps. So we’ve rounded up 5 apps to enhance the ways you work with media and data.The Mac Power User Bundle offers a shot in the arm for any Mac. VideoDuke and Airy YouTube Video Downloader makes it easy to save YouTube videos right to your desktop. CloudMounter makes cloud drives available like a local disk, so you can simplify your data habits. That’s not even all the apps in this bundle, but the most exciting part is how much you can save on the whole thing. Buy now: Get the Mac Power User Bundle for $14.99, that’s an 86 percent off the usual price. … [Read more...] about This bundle of 5 Mac apps transforms how you work with media and data.
source Scott Legato/Getty Images 2018 was a tumultuous year in media and advertising, and our biggest Business Insider Prime stories are a reflection of that. There were articles about Verizon taking on Google and Facebook, brands like McDonald’s forcing agencies to change how they operate and TV companies trying to solve the ad measurement mess. Here are our 10 most popular Prime media and advertising stories of 2018. 1. ‘The market basically flipped on us in a six-month period’: Why mobile-ad company Kargo decided to blow up a $100 million business Mobile-ad company Kargo had built a solid $100 million business selling mobile banners to big publishers. That worked until programmatic ad buying came to mobile and “it slammed us,” said the company. The sudden shift forced Kargo to morph from an ad network to an ad-tech company, which meant turning over a chunk of its staff. 2. Verizon has a new plan to take on Google and … [Read more...] about Here are our 10 most popular media and advertising stories of 2018
“Yesterday after I wrote to you, I had an attack of asthma,” Marcel Proust wrote to his mother in 1901. “[It] obliged me to walk all doubled up and light anti-asthma cigarettes at every tobacconist’s I passed.” While that sounds a bit crazy by 2018 standards, Proust was far from alone: “Medicated cigarettes marketed for respiratory complaints continued to be endorsed, and smoked, by doctors until well after the Second World War,” writes medical historian Mark Jackson. Of course, tobacco eventually joined the list of treacherous substances once thought to be healthy and subsequently discovered to be harmful, keeping excellent company alongside radium and mercury. It's enough to make people constantly wonder what else might make it onto the list of friends turned foe. Could coffee be next? Processed meat? There has been a steady stream of worry that digital media could be next. According to mountains of thinkpieces and concerned … [Read more...] about Games, aggression, and attention, oh my—the evidence on digital media and minds