The New York Times will send Google Cardboard to 300,000 subscribers

Poynter :: In May, The New York Times will send Google Cardboard viewers to 300,000 digital-only subscribers who were chosen "based on the duration of their subscriptions," according to a press release. The distribution is timed with the release of "Seeking Pluto’s Frigid Heart."

Read by Kristen Hare • 28.04.2016 at 18:00, www.poynter.org

Snapchat reportedly generates 10 billion daily video views

The Verge :: Snapchat's users watch 10 billion videos per day, according to a report from Bloomberg. That is 2 billion more than the most recent numbers reported by Facebook, which weremade public back in November.

Read by Sean O'Kane • 28.04.2016 at 16:30, www.theverge.com

NBCUniversal acquires DreamWorks Animation

Advanced TV :: Confirming recent speculation, NBCUniversal is to acquire DreamWorks Animation, the creator of animated feature films, television series and specials, live entertainment and related consumer products in a deal valued at $3.8 billion (€3.5bn). 

Read by Editor • 28.04.2016 at 15:58, advanced-television.com

Twitter and Facebook want publishers and brands to stop cross-promoting their Snapchat accounts

Digiday :: The days of cross-promoting a Snapchat account on the rival social platforms are over for some and numbered for the rest of us, according to industry sources. On Twitter, publishers like Mic and The Huffington Post have stopped using their Snapcodes — which link directly to their Snapchat accounts — as their profile pictures.

Read by Garett Sloane • 28.04.2016 at 07:13, digiday.com

Colleges turn to Snapchat geofilters to lure new students

Digiday :: Snapchat’s popularity among youngsters is no secret -- and universities like New York University and Drake University have started tapping into Snapchat’s geofilter to boost recruitment and admissions.

Read by Tanya Dua • 28.04.2016 at 07:13, digiday.com

Mobile content is king as RTÉ MoJoCon 'sold out'

Irish Tech News :: RTÉ Mojocon – the major international media conference focusing on mobile journalism, mobile content creation, mobile photography and new technology and taking place in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium this Friday 29th and Saturday 30th April – has sold out.

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Line is getting dangerously dependent on users in its 4 top countries

Tech in Asia :: That kinda thing didn't work out too well for Friendster or Path.

Read by Steven Millward • 28.04.2016 at 06:49, www.techinasia.com