Today's featured article
| |Rooster Teeth
began with the production of Red vs. Blue, which premiered in April 2003 and is still in production, making it the longest-running web series of all time. The company later branched out into live action shorts, series, comedy, and full animated productions. Other projects include reality shows, video game development, entertainment news programs and podcasts. In 2015, Rooster Teeth released its feature film debut Lazer Team, a science fiction action comedy. The company hosts an annual convention, RTX, in multiple cities around the world.
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| |Ron Conway
is considered Silicon Valley’s “super angel” known for his early support of media companies such as Facebook
, Buzzfeed, Photobucket, RockYou, and Napster.
In the news
- Digital Advertising Revenue Grew 21% and Surpassed TV Ad Spend Last Year
According to a new report by PwC, digital advertising revenues continued to climb in 2017, rising 21 percent to $88 billion in the U.S. The annual Internet Advertising Revenue Report, released today, was created for the Interactive Advertising Bureau and conducted independently by PwC’s New Media Group. [May]
- New York Times Co. is dipping a toe into television production
Emboldened by the success of "The Daily" podcast, the New York Times is entering the television business. CEO Mark Thomson dropped the news into an otherwise finance-heavy conference call with analysts as the company reported solid results for the first quarter. [May]
- Facebook Weighs Ad-Free Subscription Option
Facebook Inc. has been conducting market research in recent weeks to determine whether an ad-free version paid by subscriptions would spur more people to join the social network [May]
- Pocket Casts acquired by NPR, other public radio stations, and This American Life
Widely considered to be one of the best mobile apps for podcast listening, Pocket Casts
has been acquired by a collective group that includes NPR
, WNYC Studios, WBEZ Chicago, and This American Life