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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Paytm has acquired Orbgen Technologies Private Limited, the entity that operatesTicketNew, a Chennai-based online ticketing platform. Several media reportssay that the deal amounts at $40 million. Madhur Deora, Chief Financial Officer, and SVP, Paytm
What’s old is new again – but, in advertising, the old practices have also received a pretty significant upgrade. So says Tim Castree, global CEO of the Wavemaker agency formed from the merger of Group M’s MEC and Maxus.
Apples dramatically redesigned App Store got a decent amount of attention when it debuted last year with iOS 11, but… Apples dramatically redesigned App Store got a decent amount of attention when it debuted last year with iOS 11, but&h
Many in marketing want to work at the hottest new company "disrupting" a certain kind of business, be it shaving, pharmacies or even milk. But most ad agencies don't have that luxury, especially if they're owned by parent companies that report, first
ByAnand Venkatanarayanan,Krana The State of Aadhaar Report (SOAR; henceforth Report) by IDinsight (funded by Omidyar Network) was released on 17th May 2018. Herewith we examine the claims and recommendations in the Report to determine if it has indee
A 22-year-old man from California has pleaded guilty to uploading a pirated copy of the movie Deadpool to Facebook. The film was shared to the social media network, shortly after it premiered, where it was viewed 6,386,456 times. The man was indicted
In its first seven hours of existence, the Swiss online news magazine Republik a startup with the allure of in-depth journalism and membership transparency gained 3,000 subscribers and 750,000 Swiss francs. But that whirlwind of support created a new
For the first of our series of MagMagMag conversations, Cherry Bombe founder Cluadia Wu joined Jeremy Leslie at our at our MagMagMag collaboration with Vitsoe in New York. She shares the latest news about her biannual food and women magazine, talks a
The #MeToo movement has made its way into the world of fast food and big burger chains. A group of ten women, all current or former McDonald's restaurant employees, have filed sexual harassment complaints against the company. The complaints come from
These days, the term premium typically accompanies the word video. But premium must also apply to viewer engagement with ads and the results that should accrue to advertisers, according to Pooja Midha. The new President of true[X] will share the comp
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will address members of the European Parliament on how Facebook handles user data and how Cambridge Analytica was able to influence Facebook users. take questions behind closed doors from a small group of MEPs (Member&amp
In response to alleged failures by Ukraine in the fight against online piracy, last year the MPAA, RIAA and other groups asked the U.S. Government to impose sanctions while the European Commission warned that Ukraine risks damaging relations with the
“You asked what happened to the 20,400 print advertisers who stopped buying print?” Todd Krizelman, CEO, MediaRadar, writes, the results are definitely surprising! Of the 87,943 advertisers that stopped placing in print in 2018, 7
When it comes to shining a light on their own hiring practices, many major newsrooms seem to be less forthcoming about the demographics of their staff, Joan Shorenstein Fellow Farai Chideya found in her new report on the state of diversity in America
Just outside of Mobile, Alabama, sits the small community of Africatown, a town established by the last known slaves brought to America, illegally, in 1860. Decades after that last slave ship, The Clotilde, burned in the waters outside Mobile, Africa
This week we are at work with the editor and creative director of Suspira, Valentina Egoavil Medina. This horror and monster magazine, a recent Magazine of the Week on the Journal, explores its sinister subjects through the feminine. We join Valentin
Most people think of Rube Goldberg machinesdevices which intentionally perform simple tasks in indirect, unnecessarily complicated waysas examples of ingenious… Most people think of Rube Goldberg machinesdevices which intentionally perform
It took streaming video options and ad-free platforms to tip the scale, but the advertising industry has finally caught on to the importance of the viewer experience. The big picture is that programmers are thinking today more about the user experien
Happy Harvey Milk Day! Stoli is taking advantage of this pseudo holiday to release a limited edition bottle celebrating the legendary gay activist and politician. "The Harvey Milk Limited Edition Bottle continues Stoli's 25-year history supporting th
Update: Cab-hailing company Ola has now expanded its operations in Australiato Brisbane, Gold Coast and Canberra. Now Bangalore-headquartered Ola is present in6 cities in Australia and claims to have a total of30,000 driver-partners in the region. Ol
As the 2017-18 TV season winds down this week, NBC is walking away with the 18-49 demo win for the second straight year, marking its fourth victory in the past five seasons. The network is finishing the season as the most-watched network among the 18
Listicles of “most outrageous 4CHan comments,” presented so that readers will “understand what’s out there.” “Nazi next door” profiles like The New York Times’ infamous &
Shani, the brains behind the popular Kodi-addon ZemTV, has asked his attorney to stop defending him. The London-based developer says he doesn't have the funds to fight the legal battle against Dish Networks in a US court. As a result, there's a high
In an age where datasets through warehouses have become commoditised, what can be a competitive differentiator? For Ari Weiss, COO, North America, DDB, the difference is all in the brain. Specifically, the Cortex. That’s the name for the co
I believe thats the real problem and thats the second part of what were going to talk about at this conference, what do we do; how do we recreate the magazine experience in the digital era? And how do we do it digitally? I will be the first to admit
Hazel Sheffield is a journalist and filmmaker based in London. She cut her teeth writing about music for Stool Pigeon, NME and 1843 before a stint studying digital media at Columbia in New York. Lately she has been travelling the UK reporting on alte
Studs Terkel, born 106 years ago on this date, May 16, spent the majority of his life documenting the lives of others very often everyday, working-class people he believed were uncelebrated and unsung. From coal miners and sharecroppers to gangsters
This morning there are two major announcements for Adobe XD, our new end-to-end design, prototyping and sharing app, and Im… This morning there are two major announcements for Adobe XD, our new end-to-end design, prototyping and sharing app
P2P lending platform Faircent has received its NBFC-P2P certification from the Reserve Bank of India. The RBI issued those guidelines last October, to register and accredit P2P lending firms that resell loans from individuals who have money to invest
Nielsen announced today that YouTube TV viewership at designated market levels (DMAs) will now be included in Nielsen Local TV audience measurement using Nielsen Digital in TV Ratings (DTVR). Nielsen launched the DTVR metric in 2015 as a way of provi
Hailed as a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity for local TV stations, the FCC’s spectrum auction last year drove billions of dollars to hundreds of broadcasters across the country. The windfall of cash came from wireless c
Several major ISPs have blocked dozens of pirate torrent and streaming platforms following orders from the Singapore High Court. The action, which covers platforms including The Pirate Bay plus KickassTorrents and Solarmovie variants, follows a succe
The main reason why consulting firmssome of which started in the mundane but essential accounting spacehave moved into entertainment and media is that consumers have taken charge. And many marketers have failed to keep up. Frankly, the reason why I t
Ive always had a fundamental belief in it (print), but what encourages me to continue that deep belief is the wave after wave of new magazines with fantastic ideas and fantastic values; just the good stuff thats being made is what continues to inspir
Believe in indie book/mag shops? Helps our friends at Books Actually in Sinagpore secure their own space. New York, 30 May: ModMag NY Edition, tickets still available. In the run-up to ModMag NY, Mr Magazine interviews Jeremy Leslie, The hardest part
Today, more than 45 million Americans live in poverty. The problem has been addressed countless times since the nations founding, but it persists, and for the poorest among us, it gets worse. America has not been able to find its way to a sustainable
I really didnt know what to make of “Avengers: Infinity War” when I walked out of the theater. Its such… I really didnt know what to make of “Avengers: Infinity War” when I walked out of the theater.
Online classifieds and e-commerce company Justdial has reported a net profit of Rs 39 crore for the quarter ended 31st March 2018 (Q4 FY18). Net profit was up 53.6% on a year-on-year (YoY) basis and 36.3% on a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) basis. Other in
The FIFA World Cup happens just once every four years, and each one brings unforgettable moments that fans want to bask in forever. Thanks to the animated film "The Tapestry," created by BBC Creative and BBC Sports Marketing and animated by Blinkink,
VT Digger is the little nonprofit that could. The online news outlet serving the second least-populous state in the U.S. is turning nine this summer, and now has 19 full-time staff, an annual budget over $1.5 million, and close to 300,000 average mon
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Pacific Rim: Uprising' tops the chart this week, followed by Avengers: Infinity War'. 'Deadpool 2' completes the top three. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, tor
As Tim Castree prepares for his role as Jury President of the Media Lions for the upcoming Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, he hopes to see entries that reflect how brands have effectively married creativity and context. His first-t
Daren Mazzucca took the ACT 8 Experience stage on the third day of the conference, April 19, and gave those of us in the audience his interpretation of the word ACT, which Mr. Magazine defines as Amplify, Clarify and Testify the power of print. Daren
Helmed by Albert Riera Galceran and Reuben Beren James, mergent is a magazine that attempts to adopt the ideals of a gallery within the printed page, transforming traditional expectations of print. mergent marries Galceran and James love of fine art
Back in the early 1980s, thousands of followers of the Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh descended upon a 64,000 acre piece of land in central Oregon to found their utopia. The Rajneeshees had millions of dollars at their disposal and an ideology ba
Payday loan firm EarlySalary has acquired CashCare. CashCare sells loans to customers on websites like Infibeam and Shopclues, and accepts repayments in EMIs at annual interest rates ranging between fifteen and 25%, according to CashCare’s
Twitter's recent push to steer users to its flagship mobile applications and desktop site and away from other apps, both third-party and Twitter-owned, will claim three more victims Thursday, as Twitter for Roku, Twitter for Android TV and Twitter fo
“Elections in India are now fought and won on WhatsApp.” The Washington Post’s Annie Gowen and Elizabeth Dwoskin look at news-sharing (plus the spread of “fake news and religious hatred” on closed mes