Photo credit: Cher VernalEQ. Singaporean dating app Paktor announced today it has merged with its recent acquisition, livestreaming service 17 Media, to form M17, a company focused on social entertainment. Paktor snapped up Taiwan-based 17 Media for an undisclosed sum at the end of last year. The new company claims to have a combined team of 200 and reports a 10-time increase in revenue across its teams in the last six months to US$100 million in annualized revenue (an estimate of revenue for a ...
Warner Bros. Entertainment has filed a patent for augmented and virtual reality systems designed to enhance movie experiences. According to the designs found in the document, the technology will work with both AR and VR headsets, such as Microsoft’s HoloLens mixed reality device. In addition to being used in movie theatres, the patent mentions use in consumers’ homes via iTunes and Netflix compatibility. The filing also shows that users of this tech may get a differe...
Sean Askay, right, engineering manager with Google Earth, demonstrates features on Google Earth. Google Earth is getting a revival, with the mapping service becoming more of a tool for adventure and exploration. Anick Jesdanun / Associated PressSkift Take: It's not exactly virtual reality or augmented reality, but this interactive approach could be used as another platform for destinations looking to promote themselves to would-be visitors. — Deanna TingGoogle Earth is getting a revival...
It’s not news that Efe Ejeba beat 13 housemates to win the coveted 25 million Naira and SUV. In case you missed out on the Big Brother Naija finale, there’s a little round-up of how it all went down here.  Image: Africa Magic   Efe has been back in the country since Monday and has started his media tour. He has also been presented with his brand new car. Efe's Kia Sorento #BBPressConference #BBNaija pic.twitter.com/Y6SjaTPEIU — GOtv Nigeria (@GOtvNg) April 11, 2017 ...
Hyatt is planning to offer in-room streaming entertainment facilitated by its World of Hyatt app via Sonifi Solutions' Staycast technology. HyattSkift Take: Our guess is, pretty soon, this will be as standard as those in-room iHome docking stations for your iPods, only a whole lot more useful. — Deanna TingSoon enough, you can start streaming Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and more when you check into a Hyatt property around the world. The hospitality company is the latest to offer personalized in-r...
Emirates released a new video touting its in-flight entertainment options. A still from a previous commercial featuring Emirates spokesperson Jennifer Aniston is pictured here. Emirates Skift Take: Leave it to Emirates to poke fun at the increasingly confusing electronics ban while marketing its diverse in-fight entertainment offerings. — Andrew SheivachmanWith electronic devices larger than mobile phone soon to be banned on many Gulf carrier direct flights to the U.S., and the UK announcing a...
Cathay Pacific's Studio CX has a partnership with podcast company Gimlet Media. Cathay PacificSkift Take: Compared to a decade ago in-flight entertainment is in a great place. Here's how to make it so much better. — Colin NagyIt’s a familiar scenario: you’re on a 14-hour flight, and you’ve exhausted your stack of reading, cleared out your inbox, re-arranged your desktop and need some sort of stimulation. The state of in-flight entertainment varies greatly on carriers ...
Apple might be working on a new Apple TV to boost its presence in the home-entertainment business, according to a new report. The tech giant is currently testing a fifth-generation Apple TV, codenamed “J105,” Bloomberg is reporting, citing people who claim to have knowledge of its plans. The device will support Ultra HD video streaming and could deliver better color accuracy than its predecessor, according to the report. If all goes well, Apple could release the new Apple TV sometime...
Last week was the beginning of American’s Annual Leadership Conference (ALC). This is a great event where American brings in thousands of managers from across the system to get a one-day update from the company’s leaders. I’m fortunate to be one of a handful of media folks who are allowed to attend with the understanding that it’s completely off the record. Though I can’t tell you what was said, I can tell you about my flights. American may stop installing in-se...
Billions worldwide have access to on demand digital entertainment. But how do you turn a profit in the attention economy? Also on the show: The People’s Bank of China is in the throes of an interest-rate tightening cycle. And who pays a higher salary - big or small companies?
Guns n Roses Concert at Western Springs Stadium. Auckland Slash and Axl Rose on stage 4th February 2017 New Zeland Herald Photograph / Steven McNicholl The theme from Looney Toons filled Western Springs. It felt apt. With Guns n' Roses needing to bury so much bad blood to play here the question was, were we about to see the real deal or a cartoon parody? Opener It's So Easy convinced. Axl sounded as dangerously non-plussed as he did on record all those decades ago. Crowds line up for the Guns ...
A number of investment brokers have recently updated their price targets on shares of Majesco Entertainment Company (COOL). 08/03/2016 – Majesco Entertainment Company had its “buy” rating reiterated by analysts at Maxim Group. They now have a USD 8 price target on the stock. 05/26/2016 – Majesco Entertainment Company had its “buy” rating reiterated by analysts at Aegis Capital. They now have a USD 8.7 price target on the stock. 05/19/2015 – Majesco Entertainment Company was down...
Forest City Realty Trust, Inc (FCE-A) failed to extend gains with the stock declining -0.44% or $-0.1 to close the day at $22.54 on active trading volume of 3.73M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.44M. The company has been outperforming the property management group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 21.35%, compared to the industry which has advanced 6.82% over the same period. With RSI of 67.9, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to ...
Video will play inPlay nowDon't auto playNever auto playWinona Ryder's incredible array of facial expressions as the Stranger Things cast celebrated a Screen Actors Guild Awards TV gong was the highlight of the night for many. As David Harbour gave a politically-charged acceptance speech on behalf of the Stranger Things cast for best TV drama series, many viewers couldn't take their eyes away from his co-star's antics on stage. Winona Ryder's reactions deserve their own award. #SAGAwards pic.twi...
Starring in "Den of Thieves" are Gerard Butler, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson ("War Dogs", "Spy"), Pablo Schreiber ("13 Hours", "The Manchurian Candidate"), O'Shea Jackson, Jr. ("Straight Outta Compton"), Evan Jones ("A Million Ways to Die in the West," "Gangster Squad", "8 Mile"), Cooper Anderson ("I Hate My Neighbor!"), Maurice Compte ("A Walk Among Tombstones", "End of Watch"), Kaiwai Lyman-Mersereau ("American Violence", "Westworld"), Mo McRae ("Wild", "Thirteen"), Meadow Williams ("Apollo 13") a...
The world premiere teaser trailer of The Avengers project can be seen here. "By partnering with Crystal Dynamics and Eidos-Montréal, we are now working with two of the industry's most talented and respected game development studios to bring Marvel stories to life in ways our fans have never experienced," said Jay Ong, Senior Vice President, Games Innovation, Marvel Entertainment. "The Avengers project is a perfect example of how Marvel is making games a key part of the ...
Gran Tierra Energy . (NYSEMKT:GTE) finalized the last transaction at value of $2.66, with a daily change of +1.53% or +0.04 points. The company maintained volume of 1.17 million shares. In past trading day, the stock hit the maximum price of $2.75 and touched to minimum value of $2.62. It has a market cap of $ 946.09M. As of last trade close, the stock is trading downside -23.78% from its one year high of $3.49 and moved +37.82% upward from $1.93, which is one year low of the stock. The stock ...
Mary Hart Remembers 'Entertainment Tonight' Producer Bonnie Tiegel: "She Was the Master Negotiator" 6:00 AM PST 1/25/2017 by Mary Hart, as told to Chris Gardner Tiegel passed away Jan. 23 following a battle with cancer. Longtime colleague, close friend and legendary host Hart pays trib...
Passengers on board American Airlines’ new fleet of aircraft will have to bring their own entertainment, because the cabins won’t feature any built-in video screens. The world's largest carrier said it decided to ditch seat-back monitors on its new Boeing 737 Max aircraft – intended for domestic routes in the US – because most passengers travel with mobile phones, laptops and tablets. Instead of investing in screens it will upgrade in-flight internet speed, to ensure passengers can brow...
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - January 19, 2017) - Liquid Entertainment Ltd. (the "Company" or "Liquid") is pleased to announce the signing of an option agreement to acquire up to 100% of the assets of gaming company Installment Entertainment Inc. ("Installment"). Under the terms of the option agreement, the Company will advance Installment an undisclosed amount of cash and stock of Liquid within 15 days of signing the option agreement. Additionally, Liquid will invest an undisclosed amount int...