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Refinery29 Ramps Up Brand Licensing Seeking New Revenue

Digiday: To broaden its revenue streams, Refinery29 is ramping up its brand licensing. This month, the women’s publisher released a line of greeting cards it produced with card company Papyrus and a line of lipsticks it produced with Revlon. Refinery29 also signed a...

Netflix Sets Record with 23 Emmys, Tying HBO for TV Awards

Bloomberg: Netflix won the most Emmy awards of any TV network Monday night, capping a sudden and dramatic rise to the top of the entertainment industry for a company that got its start as a DVD-by-mail operation. Netflix earned seven awards during the prime-time...

21st Century Fox Board Member to Become Legal Chief at Fox

Wall Street Journal: Longtime 21st Century Fox board member Viet Dinh is stepping down to take a senior position with “Fox,” the tentative name for the company that will consist of entertainment and news assets not being acquired by Disney, including Fox News, Fox...

Comcast, Fox Nearing End of Nearly Two-Year Battle Over Sky

CNBC: Comcast and 21st Century Fox have been locked in a transatlantic battle for British broadcaster Sky for almost two years, although the very public contest appears to be entering its final phase. If neither of the U.S. media giants drop out by Saturday, the...

Facebook Adds Shopping to Instagram in E-Commerce Push

MarketWatch: Facebook's Instagram announced Monday that users can now shop directly from Stories posts. Businesses can add shopping "stickers" to their Stories content, the company said, and users can click on those stickers if they wish to learn more about a product...

Amazon Preps Alexa-Powered Devices Including In-Car Gadget

CNBC: Amazon is doubling down on its Alexa-powered devices, with plans to release at least eight new voice-controlled hardware devices before the end of the year. The devices include, among others, a microwave oven, an amplifier, a receiver, a subwoofer, and an in-car...

Twitter Tests Reviving Purely Chronological Timeline for Users

Engadget: Ever since Twitter started mucking with the timeline to insert tweets people "might have missed," some have complained they miss things. Now, Twitter has announced that it will start testing a "way to switch between a timeline of Tweets that are most...

McClatchy-Tronc Deal Could Create Formidable Rival to Gannett

Nieman Lab: One’s a family-controlled, century-plus-old newspaper chain, known for believing in its civic mission but not for its digital strategy. The other is, well, Tronc. With an assist from L.A.’s richest man, could this be a path forward? Could McClatchy...

Bustle Owner Plans to Spend $5 Million on Relaunch of Gawker

Wall Street Journal: Armed with a new round of venture funding, Gawker’s new owner is planning on investing in the site and is scouting other potential acquisitions in digital media. BDG Media, the parent company of women-focused sites including Bustle has closed a...

TripAdvisor Readies Relaunch to Help Rid App of Fake Reviews

MediaPost: TripAdvisor announced that later this year it will relaunch its app as a connected travel community with improved search and social features. The update, which should help rid the site of fake reviews and recommendations, will move the company from serving...

Salesforce Chief’s Time Magazine to Remain Profitable in Print

WWD: With Meredith’s $190 million cash deal to sell the 95-year-old Time magazine to Marc Benioff, the multibillionaire founder of Salesforce, the title is set to continue not only printing a magazine, but growing its digital operations, including short- and long-form...

Netflix, HBO Ready for Big Face-Off at Monday’s Emmy Awards

Reuters: The next battle in the streaming TV wars will unfold on Monday’s Emmys stage, where Netflix aims to end HBO’s 16-year streak as the night’s biggest winner and earn bragging rights for its marketing. For the first time, Netflix will head to the ceremony with...

CBS Board Under Fire for Handling of Misconduct by Moonves

Barron's: From the outside, it may be easy to think the CBS board was caught flat-footed when the first accusations of sexual harassment against the company’s CEO Les Moonves became public. It took CBS five days after the New Yorker published its first article...

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