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Technology giants like Facebook, LinkedIn and Amazon – along with the data analysts at legacy media companies like Disney and Time Warner – spend their days trying to seduce their audiences by creating ultra-targeted streams of news, television clips, opinions and other pop-culture ephemera. When members of that same audience log on to social networks, Hulu accounts, Netflix or Amazon Prime they consume ads, videos and news items that cater to what the algorithms driving those services believe users want. more
Toymaker Hasbro Inc. is in talks to acquire the DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. studio, a move that would deepen its ties with film and TV, according to people briefed on the matter. more
Providence resident Sue Tremblay, of Providence, was recently hired by Providence-based brand culture and communications firm (add)ventures as its vice president of insights/analytics. A former … more
Ten Network Holdings Ltd., Australia’s No. 3 free-to-air commercial broadcaster, has drawn interest from potential buyers including Time Warner Inc. and Discovery Communications Inc., people with knowledge of the matter said. more
Sapient Corp. will be sold to French advertising conglomerate Publicis Groupe in a $3.7 billion deal, the Boston Business Journal reported on Monday. more
Sally Helme, group publisher for the Bonnier Corp., was recently named a 2014 recipient of the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association Anchor Awards. Helme has been a boater all her life and she has worked in several facets of the marine industry before moving on to publishing 20 years ago. In her current position, Helme is responsible for the magazines, Cruising World and Sailing World, as well as the National Offshore One Design Regatta Series and the “State of the Sailing Industry” market report. She holds a B.A. in history and biology/history of science from Princeton University and a master’s in management from Salve Regina University. more
Citizens Bank has been named one of the nation’s best banks for the second year in a row, according to Money Magazine’s 2014 list of “The Best Banks in America.” more
Media general Inc. will sell a group of television stations to settle U.S. claims that its $1.5 billion purchase of LIN Media LLC is anticompetitive, the government said. more
The new owner of the Providence Journal reported third-quarter earnings on Thursday, showing total revenue of $165.1 million, an increase of 31 percent year over year, driven by classified print and preprint revenue. more
When your life flashes before your eyes moments before you die, you likely won’t be thinking about your tweet count, your Farmville assets, your Bitcoins, your iTunes play-lists, or how many “likes” your last status update received. However, a new law is aimed at helping your family access and manage those accounts after you die. Called the “Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act,” it is a model law, which means that it serves as a blueprint to help states address this growing issue. more
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