Digital Media

Facebook and Instagram suffer temporary outage
12:10 pm PDT 27/01/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Social media hungry people are always starving to share that perfect photo of last night or put a status about how lovely the morning is. But for about 40 minutes today, they were left scratching their heads as Facebook and Instagram were temporarily down. Users were unable to access the services on both the web and via their mobile apps. Many users facing the issue world over took to Twitter to rant about it. Multiple refreshes leads you to the … Read More

95% of this year’s Oscar-nominated movies are available online: TorrentFreak
2:00 am PDT 26/01/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

It’s just another abysmal occurrence of online piracy; only a week ago the nominations for the 87th Academy Awards were announced and nearly 95 per cent of the movies nominated for an Oscar, many of which are still in theaters, are available to download illegally on rogue sites. TorrentFreak is describing the level of leaking as “unprecedented”, and most of the rips seem to come from screener copies of these films handed out to judges for the Academy Awards. TorrentFreak … Read More

WhatsApp is now available on your Chrome web browser
12:30 pm PDT 22/01/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

WhatsApp, One of the most popular messaging apps with its 700 million active users daily has just come up with another great update that could just change how you use it in your daily lives. An update that started rolling out from yesterday, allows user to use the messaging service from their desktops by scanning the QR code that appears on its web portal. Whatsapp in a blogpost said “Today, for the first time, millions of you will have the … Read More

A ‘Shudh Desi Ending’ to Bollywood movies
6:00 pm PDT 20/01/2015 By Vishaka Chakrapani

How many times have you seen a movie and wondered ‘what if the movie had ended in a different way’? This is exactly the thought that the one year old digital channel Shudh Desi Endings (SDE) had in mind when it was launched as a Bollywood spoof video channel on online streaming platforms. SDE is the brainchild of co-founders Anand Doshi (chief creative officer), Sudhir Bagul (chief strategy officer) and Jagdish Thakkar (chief financial officer). With over 1.48 lakh subscribers, … Read More

Google Play Store now has more number of apps than Apple App Store
1:30 pm PDT 19/01/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Google Play Store has outnumbered Apple App Store in terms of number of apps. According to a report from, Google Play Store has grown more than Apple in both the number of apps and developers in the year 2014. Google has achieved this feat for the first time in 2014 and the Play Store has released more new apps than App Store released in a given year. There is a major growth in the number of apps and developers in the … Read More

Millennials Will Actually Spend a Lot on Media in 2015: Deloitte Study
11:00 am PDT 16/01/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

According to a study by Deloitte, North American millennials will spend over $62 billion on media content in 2015. This is greater than the total spend on internet advertising in the US and Canada , and as such represents a significant contribution to the media sector from the generation of 18-34 year-olds often accused of defaulting to unpaid sources of content. There are 83 million millennials in the US and Canada, and $62 billion of spending on media content equates … Read More

Internet economy may reach $200 billion by 2020: Ravi Shankar Prasad
2:30 pm PDT 15/01/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Faster computer literacy in India can help the internet economy touch $200 billion by 2020 to contribute five percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said at an event organised by the Internet And Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on Wednesday. He termed the Digital India Programme launched by the NDA government as a game changer and said broadband is going to play a key role in it. Prasad released the India@Digital.Bharat … Read More

DC’s ‘Vixen’ to be telecast on CWSeed
12:45 pm PDT 13/01/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

American broadcast television network The CW not only renewed both Arrow and The Flash live-action TV series but Warner Bros in conjunction with the CW also announced an animated series Vixen for its digital-only network CWSeed. The art styles are very similar to Young Justice Series and if Vixen is as popular as the CW is hoping it will be, it could be the push for more animated and even live-action shows to premiere on the web-only website. It wouldn’t be the first time that a … Read More

Making a ‘Submarine Sandwich’ the ‘PES’t way possible
1:00 pm PDT 12/01/2015 By Sidharth Iyer

PES is the creator of some of the most widely viewed stop-motion films of all-time including Roof Sex, KaBoom!, Game Over, Human Skateboard, Western Spaghetti and Academy Award nominee Fresh Guacamole. He burst onto the scene over a decade ago in 2002 with Roof Sex, a short film depicting two chairs having sex in broad daylight on the rooftop of a building in the busy New York City. PES has built a career around pairing everyday objects with seemingly unrelated … Read More

Mark Zuckerberg to hold an International Q&A in Colombia
9:00 am PDT 12/01/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be holding a town hall Q&A on 14 January at Bogota, Columbia. This will be Zuckerberg’s first international Q&A session and will be held to promote – a partnership between Facebook and six mobile phone companies (Samsung, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Qualcomm and Opera Software) to bring affordable internet access to everybody. The CEO might reveal more details about the social-networking site, as an international product and about the improved video features at the Q&A … Read More

Apple App Store rings in 2015 with New Records
5:00 pm PDT 09/01/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Apple announced in a report that the first week of January set a new record for billings from the App Store with customers around the world spending nearly half a billion dollars on apps and in-app purchases, and New Year’s Day 2015 marked the single biggest day ever in App Store sales history. Apple said total billings from paid apps and purchases made within apps for its mobile devices rose 50 per cent last year. App Store sales of roughly … Read More

Break the clutter; choose quality over quantity!
7:00 pm PDT 08/01/2015 By Sidharth Iyer

The current culture or societal norm for the internet is quantity over quality.  To produce as much content as one can as fast as one can and to overload people’s social media streams with their content to make sure they’re ever present with the (supposed) target audience or customers. Much like hawkers in the marketplace competing for the attention of the passerby, everyone is yelling and calling out in order to gain the (potential) customer’s attention. They’re all offering giveaways, … Read More