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Yahoo, AOL make big transition to long-form originals

Amid the dominant TV ratings force that is March Madness, Yahoo Screen debuted  Sin City Saints, a half-hour, basketball-themed original comedy series. Likewise, its competitor AOL Originals debuted its first long-form original series, making the first four episodes of  Connected  available exclusively to Roku users via the AOL On app.

Why all developers should think about obeying Marissa Mayer's 'two-tap' rule for apps

I'm sure you could learn a lot from all the rich and famous minds who assembled for the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, but for app developers, the biggest takeaway probably came from Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer.

CNBC drops Nielsen, while Brightroll CEO declares 2015 a 'breakout year' for advertising

It appears that media companies are taking to heart last year's predictions about advertising and audience measurement. On Tuesday, CNBC announced it is dropping Nielsen measurement of its daytime audience and instead will rely on Cogent Reports, the syndicated division of Market Strategies International, a marketing and research firm.

Yahoo generated $200M in mobile ad revenue in Q3, aims for growth

Yahoo is starting to generate money from its mobile business after years of lagging behind larger competitors like Google and Facebook. However, the company still has a ways to go before it can claim significant success in mobile advertising and apps.

Control of online video advertising begins to take precedence for OTT players

Over-the-top providers are apparently taking into their own hands the growth of online video advertising, with Ooyala as the latest to acquire an advertising services platform. The provider announced this week that it had entered an agreement to buy Videoplaza, which offers premium video ad serving platforms and programmatic trading to companies in the Asia-Pacific and Europe regions. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

Record-breaking week may be ahead for Internet streaming, analyst says

Could Internet traffic records be broken this week? With no less than 13 major media events scheduled since Sunday--including Apple's latest product announcement, a live Aerosmith concert via Yahoo!, and several sporting events, all with live streaming options--viewers could be turning online more than ever before, according to Streaming Media analyst Dan Rayburn.

Developers analyze Yahoo's decision to buy analytics firm Flurry

Flurry's reports offer all kinds of information about future trends in the app market, but even Flurry's data scientists may not have seen this coming: an acquisition by Yahoo for a reported $200- $300 million.

Wireless in the second quarter of 2014

How did the wireless industry perform in the second quarter of 2014? Check here throughout the second-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's...

Yahoo steps up its original series game, picks up NBC's cancelled 'Community'

Signaling its boldest move yet to compete in the original series game with pay TV, as well as subscription video on demand services like Netflix and Hulu, Yahoo has picked up a sixth season of the just-cancelled NBC comedy "Community."

Struggling Vevo may be up for sale

Yahoo, Amazon, Dreamworks Animation and Liberty Media are reportedly among suitors queuing up to buy Vevo, the largest provider of music videos online.