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NBCUniversal Partners with BuzzFeed

Posted by Online Film Studio on August 18, 2015 at 11:40am 0 Comments


NBCUniversal announces $200 million equity investment in BuzzFeed, both companies confirmed Tuesday.

The firms plan to collaborate on television shows, movies, Olympics coverage and “joint partnership with ad agencies and brands,” said Buzzfeed Executive Chairman Kenneth Lerer in a statement.

The deal attempts to reach younger audiences who are more likely to connect with news and entertainment online than traditional broadcast media.

In addition to digital news, Buzzfeed Motion Pictures shares video through 1.5 billion monthly views.

Buzzfeed reaches “a massive, loyal audience and have proven to be among the most create, popular and influential new media players,” said Steve Burke, NBCUniversal Chief Executive. “We are pleased to be making this investment and for our companies to partner and work together.”

Who’s Using Messaging Apps in 2015?

Posted by Technology & Innovation on August 20, 2015 at 6:30am 0 Comments


A recent study shows Americans are using smartphone and messaging apps more than ever.

Pew Research Center finds one-third of adults have messaging apps. Forty-nine percent of technology owners between 18 and 29 download them on mobile devices, 41% use apps that automatically delete sent messages like Snapchat.

Internet use for image sharing has doubled since 2012; twenty-eight percent of adults have Instagram. Over half of Instagram users visit the app daily.

Seventy-two percent of online adults have Facebook, 70% logging in daily.

Mobile Messaging and Social Media 2015

'Corruption' - Je Suis Charlie

Posted by Dominic Richardson on April 22, 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Corruption

By: Dominic Richardson

 

The ANIMATOR: journalist and artist in technicolor costume (similar to Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy)

PAPERBOY: her son, dressed in jester costume (like a miniature version of Edward Scissorhands with an unusual and surprising speech pattern

CAPTAIN RHETORIC: lawyer dressed in dark suit and cape (similar in personality to Robin Williams’ Theodore Roosevelt)

SETTING: A colorful underground lair. PAPERBOY sits in the stage right chair at the circular breakfast table. CAPTAIN RHETORIC sits blindfolded with hands tied behind his back to the stage left chair. ANIMATOR stands at the head of the table reaching left to remove the blindfold.

ANIMATOR

How does it feel to see the world for the first time today?

(No response.)

Oh, c’mon. Tell me, I’m dying to know.

(No response.)

Don’t be alarmed by the colors here. You should be impressed. Look at the walls. Do you know how many different shades of paint I have to mix to create these colors? Lots. You won’t find colors like this anywhere else in the world.

PAPERBOY

Mother, I want to eat. It’s been a long morning. The first delivery. Five o’clock a.m. Dark outside. There were people, Mother. Grownups. With big square signs with sticks attached to them. Scary. They were marching in circles and chanting “Jesus Christ Jesus Christ wore no crown of DY-NA-MITE.”

ANIMATOR

Do you hear that, Captain? The world above ground is as colorful as it is down here thanks to my Underground Newspaper. They need me to bring color…

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Competition Entry Update

Posted by Behind the Scenes - ARTbracket on August 24, 2015 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

Art Bracket Media submits strategy on web properties, marketing and operation to Arch Grants Business Competition.

Modern & Contemporary Indian Art

Posted by Gallery Kolkata on August 24, 2009 at 5:00am 0 Comments

Gallery Kolkata-Art: founded in 2004 brings high /quality meaningful art of eminent and established contemporary artists within the reach of the masses at affordable prices. GKs new space opened its doors in May 2007 with the objective of bringing the best of Modern and Contemporary Indian art, located in the prestigious Duckback House in the heart of Kolkatas Shakespeare Sarani with the twin infrastructural advantages of space an enviable 5000 sq.ft. And easy accessibility. The gallery has hosting landmark painting exhibitions, installation art and video shows as well as new media displays. The recent exhibitions organized by Gallery Kolkata have had splendid openings thronged with the guest lists of art aficionados, critics, galleries , artists, poets, writers, theatre and film personalities. Backed by physical catalogues the shows have created ripples in the world of art and culture and are much sought after by buyers and art lovers alike. A comprehensive source of Modern and Contemporary Indian art, Gallery Kolkata provides a platform to various eminent established and young artists through its physical and online exhibitions. Gallery Kolkata -Furniture: GK also initiated its activities in alternate art practices one of them being Art Furniture like Wooden Benches, Chairs, Consoles, Tables, Bar Stool sets, Coffee Table and Chair Sets, Murals, Installation made in Old Weathered Wood fused with Bronze Metal, Aluminum and other natural recycled resources. Each piece is 100%uniquely made by the artist and is a one off piece ( no repetition ). It believe in conserving natural resources & thus use recycled material in the furniture, which is brilliantly added in every piece. These can add class and value to Houses, Boutiques, Restaurants and Hotels.



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2015 VMA Nominees

Posted by Internet Music Radio on July 22, 2015 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

MTV Announces 2015 VMA Nominees:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

 Beyoncé – “7/11″

 Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

 

BEST MALE VIDEO

 Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

The Weeknd – “Earned It”

Nick Jonas – “Chains”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

 Beyoncé – “7/11″

 Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”

Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”

Sia – “Elastic Heart”

Ellie Goulding – “Love Me Like You Do”

 

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Google's IPO Turns 11

Posted by Technology & Innovation on August 19, 2015 at 12:44pm 0 Comments


According to a report in Fortune magazine, Google's stock is up by more than 1,500%.

The company’s stock has been a top performer in the market since its IPO 11 years ago.

On August 19, 2004, Google went public at $85 for approximately 19.6 million shares. In the beginning, investors purchased through a Dutch auction system. Over time, Google developed a fair price for shares and stronger business model.

According to analysts, Google’s market capitalization, $460 billion, makes it the second largest company in the world next to apple.

Universal Sets Box Office Record

Posted by Online Film Studio on August 15, 2015 at 4:29pm 0 Comments


This year will go down in history as one of the best for Universal at the box office. According to data by Rentrak, the release of Straight Outta Compton will push the studio past the $2 billion mark Saturday. Universal estimates an opening of $57 million at the North American box office opening weekend.

Universal will hold the record of the quickest studio to reach the milestone. Warner Bros. previously held the record in 2009.

Several other releases made records, including Fifty Shades of Grey-the highest-grossing February debut-and Furious 7, the fastest to generate $1 billion at the international box office. Other films reaching the top 10 include Jurassic World, Minions and Pitch Perfect 2.

Straight Outta Compton, a biopic on iconic hip-hop group N.W.A., opened in theatres Friday and is on pace to top the weekend box office.

Apple Introduces News App

Posted by Technology & Innovation on June 8, 2015 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

The latest version of Apple's iOS operating system includes News App, which displays content from leading publications according to preference. Users can follow their favorites and make selections from a series of recommendations. The app uses Photo Mosaic for displaying animation, and users can swipe from page to page similarly to Flipboard.

Movies

Concussion Trailer: Watch Will Smith Put The NFL On Blast


We've been hearing about Will Smith's football concussion drama for a while, and now we have our first look through the first Concussion trailer. The Suicide Squad actor delivers a dramatic performance as the NFL transforms into a evil conglomerate. Watch the footage below.  In my column today is the exclusive trailer for @ConcussionMovie, starring Will Smith. http://t.co/niEkvJd1aK https://t.co/mVKMUm4rNy — Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) August 31, 2015   It seems crazy to think that at some point in our history there were people who believed football players crashing their heads together repeatedly wouldn't have any longterm ...
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This Rotten Week: Predicting The Transporter: Refueled And A Walk In The Woods Reviews


Don't go into end of summer mourning yet, folks. There's still got some time left to enjoy the rays until we reach that self-imposed line of summer demarcation known as Labor Day. If you're looking for a time at the movies, though, this week we've got Transporter Refueled and A Walk in the Woods. Just remember, I'm not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting where they'll end up on the Tomatometer. Let's take a look at what This Rotten Week has to offer. <!-- POSTER HERE, LINK IT TO PREVIEW PAGE --> <!-- PREDICTION RATING HERE, LINK IT TO ROTTEN ...
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Wes Craven, Legendary Horror Director, Dead At 76


For over 40 years, Wes Craven has given the world so many things that made our fears go haywire, but today brought the scariest thing of all, as the thought-provoking filmmaker has passed away. He was 76 years old.  Best known for creating two of the most successful horror franchises on the planet  - A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream – Craven died after what was apparently a battle against brain cancer, according to Deadline. He passed away in Los Angeles, and details about his death are still forthcoming. Born in 1939, Craven didn't immediately enter the film world and was an educator ...
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Andrew Garfield Fought For A Spider-Man-Marvel Team-Up


In May of next year, audiences around the globe will be introduced to a brand new version of Spider-Man, as Tom Holland takes on the part in both Captain America: Civil War and the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. This means that Andrew Garfield's tenure playing the webslinging Peter Parker is over - but what you may not know is that he had been fighting for some kind of Marvel Studios team-up long before an actual deal was made. Garfield is currently making the press rounds in promotion of his new movie 99 Homes, and it was while chatting with Uproxx that ...
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Hannibal Is Taking Steps Towards A New Movie


Bryan Fuller's brilliant Hannibal series might have come to an end on television this past weekend, but it's possible that we have not yet seen the end of the show's impressive continuity. As we learned back during San Diego Comic-Con, one of the options being pursued for the future of the story is the idea of making a big screen movie - and apparently producers are already out talking to people about making that idea a reality. With the Hannibal series finale airing last night on NBC, The Hollywood Reporter recently spoke with Bryan Fuller about the show's present, past ...
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Art

Social Media: To Blame For Literary Mediocrity?

pratchett “A middlebrow cult of the popular is holding literature to ransom. Thus, if you judge by the emotional outpourings over their deaths, the greatest writers of recent times were Pratchett and Ray Bradbury. There was far less of an internet splurge when Gabriel García Márquez died in 2014 and Günter Grass this spring. Yet they […]

Conductor George Cleve Helped Interpret Mozart For The Summer Festival Crowd

30cleve-obit-master675 “Renowned as a Mozart interpreter, Mr. Cleve spent his career primarily on the West Coast. He was the music director of the San Jose Symphony from 1972 to 1992 and in 1974 founded the Midsummer Mozart Festival, an annual concert series in the Bay Area that he directed to the end of his life.”

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Johan Renvall, Former Principal At American Ballet Theatre, Dead At 55

30renvall-obit-master675 “As a temple statue come to life and near-naked in gold body paint, he erupted into sensational airborne bravura with perfect form. Yet as critics across the country noted, Mr. Renvall’s gifts went far beyond pyrotechnics.”

The Dissident Artist Who Was Detained For Eight Months In Cuba Speaks

la-et-cam-tania-bruguera-on-leaving-cuba-i-wou-001 “Until the last minute they want to mess with your head. They want to make you paranoid. At one point he said, ‘Someone close to you works for us.’ I said, ‘You’re not going to make me a paranoiac. I’ve been here for eight months and I am not a paranoiac.’ I understood they were […]

Music

Miley Cyrus Says New Album Cost $50,000 to Make, Label Was Out of the Loop


Cyrus used the heavy-traffic platform of Sunday night's VMAs to announce the new album called 'Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz.'

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Justin Bieber Releases New Video for "What Do You Mean?"


The "What Do You Mean?" video has extended sultry makeouts to kidnappings to ... skateboarding?

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Critic's Notebook: Why 'Hamilton' Counts as a Legitimate Game-Changer


Unlike other recent blockbusters that soared on laughs, spectacle or expert pastiche, Lin-Manuel Miranda's revolutionary bio-musical is both a cultural phenomenon and an instant milestone in the art form.

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German Media Giant Bertelsmann Posts Strongest Figures Since 2007


“We are moving forward on our path to become a 'New Bertelsmann,'” says CEO Thomas Rabe, as the European TV and print giant invests heavily in digital media and business in China, India and Brazil.

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MTV VMAs 2015: TV Review


Miley vs. Nicki will grab all the headlines, but the sporadically entertaining show was confusing and frustrating.

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Nicki Minaj & Kylie Jenner Fashion At The 2015 MTV VMA's

Nicki Minaj & Kylie Jenner Fashion At The 2015 MTV VMA's

Taylor Swift - Wildest Dreams

Taylor Swift - Wildest Dreams

Kanye West - 2015 VMA Speech

Kanye West - 2015 VMA Speech

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation - Movie Review

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation - Movie Review

VMA 2015: Miley + Kanye + Nicki At The VMAs | MTV

VMA 2015: Miley + Kanye + Nicki At The VMAs | MTV

 
 
 

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