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Why Virtual Reality’s Early Adopters Are Getting Discounted Computers

bloomberg.com — When Facebook Inc. began taking preorders for its much-anticipated Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset, the $600 price tag was higher than many people expected. Now the company is offering a steep discount on the even pricier piece of hardware people will need for virtual reality: the PCs needed to run VR games.
Feb 10, 2016

RT @business: Why virtual reality’s early adopters can get really good deals on computers bloom.bg/1Q7Nwgh pic.twitter.com/0Cdicdedos

Feb 11, 2016

RT @business: Why virtual reality’s early adopters can get really good deals on computers bloom.bg/1Q7Nwgh pic.twitter.com/Tg9GHtaw1N

Feb 11, 2016

Why Virtual Reality’s Early Adopters Are Getting Discounted Computers bloom.bg/1Q7JW61 via @technology

Super Bowl chatter on Facebook and Twitter drops from 2015

seattletimes.com — Online activity surrounding the big game actually declined by some measures - an unusual occurrence for big public events in the age of social media. Share story Despite another season of Super Bowl-sized hype from Silicon Valley, some tech companies didn't exactly win this year.

Super Bowl social media chatter declines

jsonline.com — Despite another season of Super Bowl-sized hype from Silicon Valley, some tech companies didn't exactly win this year. Online activity surrounding the big game actually declined by some measures - an unusual occurrence for big public events in the age of social media.

Wired debuts ad-free website to appease ad blockers

smh.com.au — Wired, the first site to feature a web banner ad in 1994, will no give it all up in exchange for direct payment from readers. More than 1 in 5 people who visit Wired Magazine's website use ad-blocking software.

Super Bowl Chatter on Facebook Falls as Game Fails to Excite

bloomberg.com — Despite another season of Super Bowl-sized hype from Silicon Valley, some tech companies didn't exactly win this year. Online activity surrounding the big game actually declined by some measures -- an unusual occurrence for big public events in the age of social media.
Feb 08, 2016

Both Twitter and FB saw decreased activity during #SB50 compared to last year. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Feb 08, 2016

"Advertisers have also moved slowly away from trying to use television ads to drive people to social networks." bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Feb 08, 2016

It wasn't just Twitter -- activity on Facebook was down, YouTube was flat. And Instagram joined the game. #SB50 bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Feb 08, 2016

is it too much to hope that internet chatter was down bc we were just all enjoying being with other humans IRL bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Wired Is Launching an Ad-Free Website to Appease Ad Blockers

bloomberg.com — More than 1 in 5 people who visit Wired Magazine's website use ad-blocking software. Starting in the next few weeks, the magazine will give those readers a choice: stop blocking ads, pay to look at a version of the site that is unsullied by advertisements, or go away.
Feb 08, 2016

RT @thesethrogin: Wired Is Launching an Ad-Free Website to Appease Ad Blockers bloom.bg/20k8rT1 via @business

Feb 08, 2016

RT @thesethrogin: Wired Is Launching an Ad-Free Website to Appease Ad Blockers bloom.bg/20k8rT1 via @business

Feb 08, 2016

RT @NiemanLab: Wired is launching an ad-free website that costs $3.99 a month bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

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Citigroup Blocks DraftKings, FanDuel Transactions in N.Y.

bloomberg.com — Citigroup Inc., the world's biggest credit-card lender, is blocking transactions by New York state residents on the two biggest fantasy sports sites, FanDuel Inc. and DraftKings Inc. The block on state residents is in force "pending a final decision by the courts," Jennifer Bombardier, a spokeswoman for Citigroup, said Friday in an e-mailed statement.

Warner, Sony Say They'll Share Potential Spotify Windfall With Artists

bloomberg.com — Many musicians feel like they're getting screwed in the age of streaming music so Warner Music Group wants to spread a little love. The company said Thursday it would include artists in any cash windfall Warner might get from the ownership stakes it holds in streaming services like Spotify in the event those businesses go public or are sold.
Feb 04, 2016

Labels say they'll cut artists into windfall from Spotify stake, slowly cave on artist complaints about streaming. bloom.bg/20cAZOd

Feb 04, 2016

RT @business: Warner and Sony say they'll share potential Spotify windfall with artists bloom.bg/20cAZOd pic.twitter.com/xXT5fXycR2

Feb 05, 2016

Warner, Sony Say They'll Share Potential Spotify Windfall With Artists bloom.bg/20cAZOd

Super Bowl Tests Twitter's Dominance in Ads Paired With Live TV

bloomberg.com — Wix.com, which makes tools for creating websites, has spent millions of dollars for its Super Bowl advertising campaign in which the characters from DreamWorks Animation's "Kung Fu Panda 3" discover that a good website can help them sell noodles.
Feb 04, 2016

We talked to many advertisers. They're getting worried about Twitter's growth, too. bloomberg.com/news/articles/… #SB50 $twtr w/ @joshuabrustein

Feb 04, 2016

RT @sarahfrier: We talked to many advertisers. They're getting worried about Twitter's growth, too. bloomberg.com/news/articles/… #SB50 $twtr w/ @joshuabrustein

Feb 04, 2016

RT @sarahfrier: We talked to many advertisers. They're getting worried about Twitter's growth, too. bloomberg.com/news/articles/… #SB50 $twtr w/ @joshuabrustein

Feb 04, 2016

Super Bowl advertiser: Facebook and YouTube are better than Twitter bloom.bg/1L0wz68 @sarahfrier @joshuabrustein

Feb 04, 2016

One Super Bowl advertiser says his Twitter budget is tiny because it's “an almost non-relevant source” of leads bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

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Taco Bell and the Tricky Task of Super Bowl Hype

bloomberg.com — During the first quarter of the Super Bowl, Taco Bell will run an advertisement unveiling a top-secret new product. Unless you're a Taco Bell fan, you probably don't care. If you are, you may already have an inkling what it is. Reports of a quesadilla-chalupa hybrid - the "quesalupa" - have been circulating online for months.
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Feb 11, 2016

@elliott they say it'll take that long to build Rdio into what they want it to be. You're an Rdio guy, huh?

Feb 11, 2016

Why is it that people who push into the subway before people get off are the same bastards who never step all the way in?

Feb 11, 2016

Thinks it can build a $1.3 billion subscription service within 5 yrs. That's how big Spotify was in 2014.

Feb 11, 2016

Pandora plans to have a Spotify-like service out by late this year or early next year, if it is still an independent company by then.

Feb 11, 2016

@E_Forsty Hey, want to talk CBB DFS with a Businessweek reporter? DM me and I'll tell you more.

Feb 09, 2016

@randomcodenz Everyone I talk to on ad blocking raises that point, actually. Not sure they agree with readers about the shape of the prob.

Feb 07, 2016

I'm happy that a little Browns rubbed off on TJ Ward in his time in Cleveland.


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