- VidMob raises $25M for its Video Advertising Tools
BuildGroup announced that it was leading a $25M Series B round for the New York-based video advertising startup VidMob.
- Crowdsourcing Web Imagery Through AI To Understand Television News
Deep learning has revolutionized our ability to understand the visual world. Machines can now readily sift through billions of images a day and catalog the objects and activities they depict, scan them for violence or nudity, identify text, estimate their location and any number of other capabilities using libraries of pre-trained models.
- Warner Music Group's Digital Chief Ole Obermann Exits Label
Warner Music Group's chief digital officer, Ole Obermann, is leaving the company, Billboard has confirmed. The New York-based executive's departure comes as a surprise; according to sources who spoke with the online publication, Obermann decided not to renew his contract.
- Andreessen Horowitz Reports on Investment in the Podcast Ecosystem in 2019
a16z notes that Americans listening weekly to podcasts grew from 7% in 2013 to 22% in 2019. 65% of monthly podcast listeners have been listening for less than 3 years.
- Interplay Learning set to expand VR training for blue-collar jobs
Austin startup Interplay Learning has created digital training programs where you can strap on a VR headset and learn HVAC skills.
- Condé Nast Names Ex-Pandora Chief Roger Lynch CEO
Roger Lynch has been named Condé Nast’s first global CEO, with the former Pandora and Dish Network exec, stepping into the role April 22.
- Is Streaming Music Killing the Planet?
Futurism reports a study published by researchers from the University of Glasgow and the University of Oslo, that streaming music is "killing the planet" — dwarfing the environmental toll of the golden age of physical media.