Digital Media

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Google takes you to a galaxy far far away
1:00 pm PDT 26/11/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Google and Disney are two of the biggest companies currently in each of its fields and partnership between them for promoting Disney’s most awaited movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens is making it all the more enticing for fan boys. In tune with the ongoing celebration the duo previously rolled out a feature where one logs into the Google account and chooses to be either on the dark or light side, making Google apps like Gmail, Maps, YouTube, Google Docs … Read More

Netflix adds desi flavour to its library with ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ miniseries
1:00 pm PDT 25/11/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Sardar Khan and gang is back and going digital. The popular streaming website Netflix will be offering a specially edited version of the gangster saga ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ as an eight-part series starting December which will be available worldwide. Directed by Anurag Kashyap, the film which went onto become a cult, starred Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Richa Chadha and Huma Qureshi among the vast star cast which spanned across two movies. The movie before the release travelled to various film … Read More

YouTube Kids expands to UK, Ireland
2:00 pm PDT 23/11/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Following a successful debut in the US, the YouTube Kids app has arrived in the UK and Ireland. Since launching Stateside in February, YouTube Kids has been downloaded more than 10 million times, and now a local version is available for users across the pond to download for free through Google Play and the App Store. YouTube Kids connects young users with age-appropriate video content with browsable channels and playlists covering four categories: shows, music, learning and explore. Content suppliers … Read More

Valiant Comics now available on hoopla digital
11:00 am PDT 20/11/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

The digital media service, hoopla which acts like a one stop solution for consumers who want to borrow movies, music albums, audio books, ebooks and comics has recently announced that Valiant comics will now be part of its varied collection. Valiant Comics are strong contenders to the leading American publishers, DC and Marvel comics and have sold more than 80 million comic books worldwide. Valiant Universe consist of more than 2000 characters and few of them are now going to be adapted … Read More

Google Play says if you got ads, declare them!
11:00 am PDT 19/11/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Differentiating between apps and games containing ads and an ad free content is a bit difficult but Google Play Store is making things easy now. Beginning early next year, Google will roll out an update to its store wherein users can check whether the app contains ads or not. Game and App Developers need to sign into Play Developer Console and declare if their apps contain ads by January 11th, 2016. After this date, any updates one makes on the … Read More

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Microsoft’s Cortana comes to India
5:00 pm PDT 16/11/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Microsoft’s digital personal assistant Cortana is now customised to work in India, Japan, Canada and Australia as an update has been launched to its Windows 10 OS for PCs and mobile devices. In order to cater to the local audience, Cortana has been customised to work with the Indian voice, accent and speech patterns but it is available only in the English language. To appeal to the Indian audience, Cortana has been developed with a cultural approach. It recognises Indian … Read More

Hike messenger eyes 100mn users by 2016; to create 200 employment opportunities
10:00 am PDT 13/11/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

It looks like the Indian messaging app service is eyeing a ‘Hike’ in its user base in the ever evolving digital populous of today. According to reports, Hike’s chief exec and founder Kavin Bharti Mittal has revealed that the company’s immediate focus was to increase the user numbers by adding a sizable 30 million to the already existent 70 million active users. Apart from this, the company also plans to start earning revenues in the next 12-18 months, while also … Read More

Snapchat records 6bn daily views; Facebook to face stiff competition
2:00 pm PDT 09/11/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

The race to capture the number 1 rank on the video audience just became intense. The video messaging app Snapchat has recorded that number of videos viewed every day has tripled since May this year to 6 billion. Video clips are an important source of new revenue, since advertising rates tends to be higher for video compared with static images or text and analysts predict huge growth in digital video advertising. As a result of the platform’s increased advertiser-friendliness through video ads … Read More

Walt Disney to invest $200 mn in Vice Media
12:00 pm PDT 04/11/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Walt Disney Company will invest $200 million in edgy video maker Vice Media, known for its coverage of current affairs for the Millennial generation, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters. Vice Media said it would take over H2, a spinoff from the History channel that is owned by A&E Networks – a joint venture of Disney, Hearst Corp and NBC Universal Inc. A&E had invested $250 million for a 10 per cent stake in Vice last year, then … Read More

New Star Trek series to air on CBS Access
1:00 pm PDT 03/11/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

The hit TV franchise that not only won the hearts of fans across the globe but also became a cult phenomenon, Star Trek, which will complete its 50 years in 2016 as the original series debuted 8 September, 1966 will once be seen on the small screen. The original Star Trek spawned a dozen feature films and five successful television series along with many comic and novels being launched. Producer Alex Kurtzman is developing a new take on the beloved … Read More

Google’s parent company Alphabet to march into China despite past differences
12:00 pm PDT 30/10/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Back in 2010, Google completely shut down its operating business in China but with new structural re-organisation of the technology giant, its parent company Alphabet may just enter the ‘Dragon-Land’. Sergey Brin, president of Alphabet, said in a newspaper interview that with the new organisational structure in place, this would allow each unit autonomy on the matter. “Each Alphabet business can make its own decisions on which countries to operate in,” Brin told the Wall Street Journal. “We already do quite a lot … Read More

Skype goes the Bollywood way
4:00 pm PDT 29/10/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Skype, a Microsoft product that bridged the gap between long distances making it easier not only on the personal but also on the professional front; which gave a technical way of freedom of expression is now all set to give its communication a filmy touch. Microsoft’s instant messaging, voice and video calling platform Skype on Thursday launched new interactive videos and moving emoticons from the Bollywood and Hollywood genre specifically designed for India. Named Mojis by Skype, are the best … Read More