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Archie Comics now available on Kindle and ComiXology
1:00 pm PDT 31/07/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

The most talked about hunk in the comic world currently, Archie Andrews with his new funkier cool looks in the new Archie series by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples can now be read across the ComiXology platform. Archie’s digital comic books, graphic novels and also 1,700 single issues will now be available for sale in Kindle Store including Archie Horror and Dark Circle comic series. Archie Comics, ComiXology and Amazon announced yesterday that they have expanded and renewed distribution agreement … Read More


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Q2-2015: Facebook Ad revenue up 43%
2:00 pm PDT 30/07/2015 By Tarachand Wanvari

BENGALURU: The Mark Zuckerberg led Facebook, Inc (Facebook) reported a 43 percent increase in advertisement revenue in the quarter ended June 30, 2005 (Q2-2015, current quarter) at US$ 3287 million (94.7 percent of Total Revenue or TR) as compared to the US$ 2676 million (92 percent of TR) in Q2-2014 and a 15.3 percent increase as compared to the US$ 4420 million (93.6 percent of TR) in Q1-2015. As is obvious, advertising revenue, which in any case formed the biggest … Read More


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Educational kids’ entertainment app Hopster expands on Apple TV
1:30 pm PDT 22/07/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Educational kids’ entertainment app Hopster continues its successful summer with a few new developments at the London-based company. Hopster launched on Apple TV in the UK this past May, and is now launching on the platform in an additional 100 countries. The app is already live in Australia, the Middle East, South East Asia and India. Hopster on Apple TV offers hundreds of hand-picked episodes of top preschool shows from around the world, and features a special “Discover” mode which … Read More


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Kidscreen Awards 2016 calls for entries; incorporates iKids Awards as well
1:00 pm PDT 21/07/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Heading into its seventh year of celebrating excellence in children’s television, Kidscreen Awards 2016 has added a new set of categories to also pay tribute to the market’s best digital media content, products and platforms for kids. The following Digital Categories for Preschool (0 to 5) and Kids (6 and up), which were previously presented separately as iKids Awards, are being incorporated into the Kidscreen Awards program for the first time this year: Best eBook Best Game App (Smartphone) Best … Read More


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BRB’s Animakids arrives on YouTube
11:00 am PDT 16/07/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

BRB Internacional has launched the Animakids channel on YouTube, bringing the multi-platform portal (http://animakids.com) to the popular Google-owned video site. The channel also widens its offerings by incorporating non-BRB properties into its catalog. Animakids on YouTube makes its premiere with recent BRB productions Bernard, Suckers, Angus & Cheryl as well as episodes of other popular productions such as Iron Kid and Toonbox’s Qumi-Qumi and Shaman’s Quest, both available in Spain and Latin America. The channel will continue to expand and refresh … Read More


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OtakuKart.com launches as the first ever online Anime store in India
1:00 pm PDT 15/07/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

OtakuKart.com, a newly established website, has officially launched as the first ever anime store in India, which aims to provide top notch quality and exceptional anime and gaming tees and accessories best suited for every anime enthusiast out there. There are numerous online stores in the market offering a wide variety of clothing and accessories. However, not all offer anime and gaming items. That is why some find it hard to look for a reliable and reputable online store that … Read More


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9 Story Media Signs Three-Program Pact with Hulu
12:30 pm PDT 14/07/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

9 Story Media Group is pleased to announce that it has licensed three animated children’s programs to U.S streaming service Hulu.  The premium streaming service will receive the subscription video on-demand rights to popular animated comedies Get Ace (52 x 11’) and Nerds and Monsters (40 x 11’); along with preschool favourite Joe and Jack (13 x 7’). All three shows will be available to stream in the U.S. on Hulu within the safe, commercial-free Hulu Kids environment. 9 Story … Read More


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YouTube sensation Pewdiepie reacts to the flak he’s receiving for his $7.4mn earning
3:00 pm PDT 09/07/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Felix Kjellberg more famously known as Pewdiepie, the name which has been the most popular among the YouTube gamer community as the guy who makes those crazy hilarious videos playing games and making those trademark voices has hit gold earning $7.4 million in revenue in 2014. He currently has over 37 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and has over 9 billion hits overall and this has been his primary source of income where the video hits and the ads … Read More


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Eiji Tsuburya’s work comes to life with the new Google doodle
12:00 pm PDT 07/07/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Google released its new doodle in honour of the Godzilla co-creator and special effects icon Eiji Tsuburya on his 114th birthday. The interactive doodle has users helping in creating a monster movie which Tsuburya was a specialist in through 10 stages to complete several tasks and achieve the final result. Tsuburya started his magnificent career as a cameraman; using innovative techniques with the camera, he created a film illusion by super-imposition. This work of his led to being called – … Read More


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Indians spent 47% of time on apps like WhatsApp, Skype: Ericsson
6:30 pm PDT 29/06/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Smartphone users in India spend 47 per cent of their time on communication applications such as WhatsApp, We Chat, Hike and Skype which are key driver of mobile broadband usage, says a report. “Communication continues to be the dominant activity on smartphones. Communication apps are ‘always on’ and are a key driver of mobile broadband usage,” the report by Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson said. “As per our report, Indians spend 47 per cent of time using communications apps such as … Read More


Official PM Modi app to give latest updates about his governance
10:30 am PDT 18/06/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always been the first to promote the Digital India campaign and now further strengthening his digital presence, he launched ‘Narendra Modi Mobile App’ to provide instant updates and an opportunity to receive messages and emails directly from him. The Android-based application is also aimed at giving a chance to people to interact with him and share ideas and suggestions. “Launched ‘Narendra Modi Mobile App’. Come, lets stay connected on the mobile! The Mobile App has … Read More


DreamWorks & Technicolor’s VoD platform to offer Bollywood platter
3:00 pm PDT 13/06/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

DreamWorks Animation and Technicolor’s video on demand (VOD) JV company M-GO has launched its Bollywood collection comprising a slate of more than two dozen films. The library of titles, presented in association with Indian film distributor FilmKaravan, features the 2015 release Ek Paheli Leela, starring Sunny Leone. The reincarnation-themed Ek Paheli Leela, produced by T-Series and distributed by Saavn in North America, is part of an initial assortment of more than two dozen feature Bollywood titles now offered on M-GO, with some available … Read More