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TV Networks and Music Labels Team Up with Whipclip App — Serial entrepreneur Richard Rosenblatt is set for his latest launch: Whipclip, an app that lets you share brief clips from TV shows and music videos. After lining up high profile investors (including Raine Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, Greycroft & William Morris Endeavor) as well as content partners, Rosenblatt is hoping users will soon "whip clips all over the web."

Exclusive: bidding begins for the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) — While sports fans are zeroed in on March Madness, investment banking firm Evercore has been busy looking at offers for what's known as "the world's premier bull riding circuit." The sale process for the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) has heated up in recent weeks.

I launched a podcast! — I'm excited to announce the launch of the new weekly podcast, 'The @JonErlichman Show.' Recorded at TuneIn Studios in Venice, 'The @JonErlichman Show' focuses on everything that makes LA exciting right now - the intersection of tech, media and entertainment. We'll chat with the creators, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists embracing the New Hollywood.

Sky Invests Another $5 Million in Over-The-Top Startup ‘1Mainstream’ — Sky is investing another $5 million in 1Mainstream, an Over-The-Top (OTT) services startup based in Cupertino, California (also the home of Apple Inc.). Sky, which is 39% owned by 21st Century Fox, previously invested $2 million in 1Mainstream in 2013. As broadcasters rush to reach audiences beyond cable, over-the-top channels are being launched at a rapid rate.

Meerkat CEO Says Usage Soars at SXSW — 5 Questions For Ben Rubin Since its launch in late February, live-streaming video app Meerkat has generated big buzz. The list of people testing out the app includes tech journalists, celebrities, network TV news producers, and politicians. The South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas has always been known as a testing ground for startups.

Pandora’s March 10th Senate Testimony (Full Statement) — Statement of Christopher S. Harrison on Behalf of Pandora Media, Inc. Before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights How Much for a Song?: The Antitrust Decrees that Govern the Market for Music March 10, 2015 Chairman Lee, Ranking Member Klobuchar, and distinguished members of the Subcommittee.

What Happened When Kobe Bryant Met Apple’s Jony Ive? — Kobe Bryant likes to cold call successful people. Oprah Winfrey. Arianna Huffington. Nike CEO Mark Parker. "I want to learn more about how they build their business or how they run their they see the world," Bryant told me last year. "Some of the questions that I'll ask will seem really simple and stupid to them.

Did you hear what Cablevision CEO James Dolan said? Customers don’t care about video. — Most headlines tied to James Dolan involve the New York Knicks. But as CEO of Cablevision, he's in a good position to know what cable customers want. On Cablevision's earnings conference call this morning, he couldn't have been more clear about the consumer's lack of interest in a standalone video product.

“It’s like having a cable channel” — Snapchat Discover...1 Month After Launch Four weeks ago, Snapchat introduced its 'Discover' feature. Executives from Snapchat Discover media partners, such as CNN and ESPN, were quick to voice their excitement. Indeed, the daily offerings are quick, slick and generate positive press. But are they catching on with Snapchat users?

That Time Don Hewitt Pitched Journalism Students On Embracing YouTube…And Nobody Did — Don Hewitt, Harry Moses and Don's son, Steve Hewitt, had an idea. It was February 2007 and the three veteran TV producers were ready for a new project. Don Hewitt and Moses had worked together at CBS on 60 Minutes, the show Hewitt created in 1968.
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Mar 27, 2015

John Chen: "(BlackBerry) needs to financially be stable. I don't know of any way to improve morale of a company if it's not doing well"

Mar 27, 2015

@FinnJ nah, I share those stats for all the companies I cover in earnings season. All tweets created equal!

Mar 27, 2015

CEO John Chen says he planned today to mention rivals BlackBerry took business away from in Q4...then decided that'd be "silly"

Mar 27, 2015

In Q4, Blackberry's revenue = less than 1% what Apple generated in its latest quarter: Apple: $74.6 billion Blackberry: $660 million

Mar 27, 2015

A growing % of BlackBerry revenue comes from its Asia Pacific operations: Q4 2015: 17% Q3 2015: 16.4% Q2 2015: 15.3%

Mar 27, 2015

BlackBerry sales as % of revenue: Q4 '15 Q4 '14 hardware 42% 37% services 47% 56% software 10% 7%

Mar 27, 2015

@JBenoff no Chen will need to clarify that on the call. The asp was $211.

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