More on this topic Starcom MediaVest Group’s Mac Delaney to Keynote Folio: Show What Brands Want From Content Marketing Anyway You Search, M&A Market is Watching Behind The Atlantic’s Brand Reinvention Folio: Show Update: New CMO Keynote Panel to Address Convergence of Audience, Brands and Custom Ad Services Marissa MayerJust In Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics Breach The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQPowered by Marissa Mayer was the emcee of her own keynote presentation at CES on Tuesday, deflecting the spotlight from her and onto the key people leading some of the changes at Yahoo. A packed theatre at CES welcomed the hour-long advertisement from the Yahoo CEO because, well, it was interesting and entertaining. It was about the most important people: us. Whether it was David Pogue, the new vp of content, unveiling the Yahoo Tech digital magazine or Katie Couric, the new global anchor for Yahoo, talking about the importance of trust-worthy journalism, Mayer made sure the key takeaway for stockholders (and us) was that Yahoo was innovating, pivoting and rejiggering for none other than us. Yahoo is a platform customizable to your habits, so much so that it just acquired a service called Aviate that predicts which apps you’ll need at any given moment and moves them to your homescreen (we don’t have time anymore to swipe to the next screen). The CES audience, which comprises what Pogue called “the Geekheads” versus 85 percent of everyone else, “the Normals”, wanted to hear what Yahoo has done to become relevant again and what it will do to become more useful. As is evident in the 3,200+ exhibits at CES this year, technology is complex and the choices for how we spend our time are abundant. Yahoo and other brand leaders are answering the call to give us what we want when we want it. Mayer’s goal could mirror most brands’: to turn “complexity into clarity.” For Yahoo that means focusing on four key areas: Search, Communications, Digital Magazines (mini-sites, not actual magazines) and Video. Its acquisition of Flickr and Tumblr validate what we already know to be true: that photos and storytelling are the future, and most likely on your mobile device. Its hiring of Katie Couric sent a message to its community that a quality interview requires a great interviewer. A few SNL “Weekly Update” cast members, plus a John Legend mini-concert—all during Mayer’s keynote—were crafted to showcase Yahoo’s coolness. Mayer and her cohort of presenters representing Yahoo wanted us to know that personalization and simplification are what we should expect from this media brand starting now. It should get many marketers and media companies thinking the same thing about their brands. The challenge is that being simple is not so simple.
WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Band Parents Association is holding its annual Trivia Night on Saturday, April 5, 2019 at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (112 Middlesex Avenue). Doors open at 7pm. Trivia begins at 8pm.Tickets cost $20 per person. Tables of 10 are available. For tickets, please contact whswildcatbandparents[at]gmail.com. (Checks can be made payable to The Wilmington Band Parents Association.)Attendees are asked to bring their own your own food for their table, and to come prepared for the raffle basket table and cash bar.Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Learn more about them HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Band Parents Raffling Off A Jumbo Wildcat Connect Four GameIn “Community”Tickets Still Available For Wilmington Rotary Trivia Night On June 14In “Community”Wilmington Band Parents To Hold Trivia Night Fundraiser On March 18In “Community”
Is Netflix too expensive? Netflix doesn’t think so In a letter to shareholders, Netflix said it was in the middle of its price hikes in the US, Brazil, Mexico and some parts of Europe, which created “some modest short-term churn” — jargon for people quitting. But it downplayed the threat of new competitors like Apple and Disney rolling out streaming services. The company called them “world class consumer brands” but indicated their presence wouldn’t impact Netflix’s growth.”We don’t anticipate that these new entrants will materially affect our growth because the transition from linear to on demand entertainment is so massive and because of the differing nature of our content offerings,” Netflix wrote. “We believe we’ll all continue to grow as we each invest more in content and improve our service and as consumers continue to migrate away from linear viewing.”Netflix noted that its streaming video represents about 10% of viewing hours on televisions in the US.In its results, international subscriber base grew by 7.86 million members to 88.63 million, beating the 7.3 million additions the company predicted. In the US, Netflix added 1.74 million streaming customer, for a total of 60.23 million, surpassing its 1.6 million guidance.In the second quarter, Netflix expects to add only 300,000 streaming members in the US and 4.7 million new members internationally. Netflix predicts 55 cents per share in earnings for the period, while on average, Wall Street analysts who track Netflix expect 99 cents.Overall for the first quarter, Netflix reported a profit of $344 million, or 76 cents a share, compared with $290.1 million, or 64 cents a share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 22 percent to $4.52 billion.Analysts on average expected per-share profit of 57 cents — a penny more than Netflix’s guidance — and $4.5 billion in revenue. Digital Media 1:36 Earnings Netflix Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Netflix’s Triple Frontier, an action flick starring Ben Affleck, was streamed by 52 million accounts in the first month. Netflix Netflix’s latest report on its business had a twist ending this time: The streaming-video giant still is adding customers like crazy, but it doesn’t expect its growth to keep pace in the coming monthsUS subscribers grew by 1.74 million and its members abroad climbed by 7.86 million, Netflix said in a report Tuesday on its first-quarter financial performance. But the company predicted the current quarter’s subscriber ranks would increase by just 5 million people, roughly half of the 9.6 total members it added in the first three months of the year. Netflix also touted the viewership of some of its originals. Heist movie Triple Frontier, starring Ben Affleck, was watched by more than 52 million households in its first four weeks. Umbrella Academy, a superhero drama based on a comic book by Gabriel Bá, has been watched by 45 million subscribers in its first four weeks, the company said.Netflix’s cautious outlook comes days after entertainment giant Disney unveiled its Netflix rival, Disney Plus. Launching in the US later this year for $7 a month, Disney Plus will mark the company’s aggressive move onto Netflix’s streaming turf. Given the eye-popping catalog of shows and movies Disney plans to put on its streaming service, it’s easy to lose sight of how dominant Netflix is likely to stay. Compared with Netflix’s total subscribers, which surpassed 148 million per Tuesday’s report, Disney’s most optimistic projection for its growth five years after launching will still be shy of 100 million Disney Plus members. Tags Post a comment 0
An off-duty officer with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington D.C. was killed in Baltimore, making him the city’s 301st homicide victim.Sgt. Anthony Mason Jr, 40, was killed when someone opened fire on the car he was sitting in with a 43- year old female in the early hours of Nov 4. The woman identified herself to police as Mason’s girlfriend.Mason was gunned down during the Baltimore Ceasefire Weekend, which called for no homicides in the city for 72 hours, Nov. 3 to Nov. 5. Mason’s death was the only homicide during the 72 hour period.According to the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), Mason was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the upper body in the 2800 block of Elgin Avenue in West Baltimore around 12:45 a.m.Mason’s companion was shot in the leg and is expected to survive. The suspect fled the scene.Mason, a father of three, served in the U.S. Army as a police officer for five years, before joining the Metropolitan Police Department as a Sergeant according to his cousin, James Grayton.According to the family, Mason was a Washington native, but moved to Baltimore and commuted to work in Northeast Washington.Mason had been with MPD for 17 years and served as an undercover officer in the 6th district in D.C.Sgt. Tony Anthony Mason Jr. (Police Dept Photo via Twitter)“He was a good father, a great person, loved people. Loved having fun,” Grayton told the AFRO. “Right now it’s a tragedy in our family and we are just trying to hold it together for the kids.”Family and friends gathered at Mason’s childhood home in Northeast Washington waiting for answers from police.“He was in his neighborhood. We don’t know any details, (we) just know he was close to his house that was it, said Grayton. “It’s just hard to figure out why he would lose his life in this way.”According to MPD, Mason was on non-contact status from the department because of an internal investigation, meaning he was assigned to administrative duties.D.C. police have not provided any information on the internal investigation except stating that it was a “personnel matter.”Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.If you wish to remain anonymous, you can also text tips to 443-902-4824.
Ananya is organised by the Department of Art, Culture and Languages, Govt of Delhi, Sahitya Kala Parishad and Seher. The event will open up with a power-packed Bharatnatyam performance by Spanda Dance Company led by noted danseuse Leela Samson. The second day of the festival (9 October) will witness Kolkata-based Anjika Centre for Manipuri Dance presenting Anantasakti. Choreographed by the group’s founder Priti Patel, it will present the cosmic play of the cycle of life and death. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The ritualistic dances of Lai Haraoba showcase creation while Thang Ta dance form showcases the annihilation of evil. The third part enacted through Rasleela, shows the act of preservation that maintains order and also makes us realise the power of supreme force that makes everything happen around us. Neena Prasad and her group from Thiruvananthapuram will present Krishnaarjuneeyam through Mohiniattam on 10 October. It depicts the life and times of Lord Krishna and his favourite disciple Arjuna. On 11 October, Gauri Diwakar will enthrall the audience with her Kathak performance. The festival ends with Odissi dance performance by Sujata Mohapatra and her group. It begins with Mangalacharan and ends with Pallavi, dance of pure joy. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixAnanya festival is also organising an interactive seminar, Pratibimb. The interactive seminar will be held for two days, 10 and 11 October at India International Centre (IIC). Each of the five dancers, choreographers will speak on the creative process behind the performance. Choreographers and dancers will hold an open discussion with the audience, which hopes to have the dancer-choreographers articulate their own thought process as they create. Where: Purana Qila When: 8 – 12 October Timing: 7 to 8.15 pm, Entry Free
Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has reacted sharply to the answer given by Shiv Pratap Shukla, Minister of State for Finance, regarding writing off of Non-Performing Assets by the Reserve Bank of India.The question on whether Rs 2.4 lakh crore of Public Sector Banks (PSBs) crony corporate loans have been written off by the present Union government till September 2017, was raised by Ritabrata Bandyopadhyay, expelled CPI-M Rajya Sabha MP on Tuesday. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsBanerjee tweeted: “I am shocked to see that at a time when the farmers in the country are crying and committing suicide for their loan burden and asking for waiver of farmer loans, the government of India has not even considered that.”On the contrary, the government of India has decided to write off non-performing assets of public sector banks to the tune of Rs 2,41,911 crore, from the financial year 2014-15 till September 2017.”This is unbelievable. We had raised the issue of non-performing assets right at the time of demonetisation. Now the cat is out of the bag and reality bites. Even in Parliament reply, the government says that the details of credit information by a PSB cannot be disclosed. Why is this confidentiality? Whom is the government trying to protect? We demand immediate disclosure of the complete list of defaulters of PSBs whose loans have been written off. Is it not a big big big scam?” the Chief Minister said.Welcoming Banerjee’s tweet, Bandyopadhyay tweeted: “There’s the Bengal tigress. Always loud and clear for the people’s rights. All democratic and secular forces and people must strengthen the hand of Didi in the fight for saving the country.”
1. Fulfill a need. Square’s mission is to revolutionize consumer payments from both sides. Its original device, a box-shaped card reader that attached to mobile phones, allowed users to accept debit and credit card payments by swiping the card through the reader. Its complimentary mobile app could also process payment information that was entered manually.Everyone from plumbers to food-truck owners suddenly had a third way to get paid besides cash and check, and customers could use their plastic in more places than ever before. Like its predecessor and competitor PayPal, which also shook up the payments industry when it launched its online money transfer service in 2000, Square founded its business on a pressing social need.Related: How ‘NFC’ and Mobile Wallets Will Change the Way Retailers Do Business2. Innovate while remaining focused on your core product. Square’s proprietary card reader, or dongle, is still the company’s trademark, but it has continued to innovate without distorting its core service.In May 2011 it announced two new mobile apps, Card Case and Register. Among other functions, Card Case allows users to receive and store digital receipts and to locate Square-compatible merchants. While Card Case expanded Square’s customer-side services, Register was targeted at sellers. It turns an Apple iPad into a complete point-of-sale terminal, making it possible to handle a variety of functions in conjunction with an existing Square account — generating and sending receipts, offering discounts and tracking sales in real-time with a suite of analytics.3. Expand through smart partnerships. In August, Square announced that it was teaming up with Starbucks to handle all of the retailer’s debit and credit card payments at its nearly 7,000 stores nationwide. In return, Starbucks was responsible for one-eighth of the total $200 million in financing that Square raised in its latest funding round.Square also has partnerships with the retail establishments that sell its dongle. Late last month, the company announced that its card reader was available for purchase in more than 1,000 AT&T stores. The card-swipe reader can now be found at more than 20,000 retail locations in the U.S.Related: How Instagram Went From Idea to $1 Billion in Less Than Two Years Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free September 19, 2012 image credit: SquareThree years ago, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey started a company called Square to offer business owners a new way to accept payments over mobile devices. This week, after closing a $200 million round of financing, the San Francisco-based company is reportedly valued at $3.25 billion.It’s enormous news for a startup that has grown from about 150 employees a year ago to more than 400 today. Square says it’s processing more than $8 billion in payments each year.So how has Square managed it? Here are three strategic choices the young company made that helped put it on its current trajectory: min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.