Pandora recently announced it’s planning to launch a sponsored listening product that will enable brands to give listeners an hour of ad-free streaming through the service. The initiative, which is already live in the US, is set to launch in the local market in the second quarter of 2015, giving local advertisers another means by which to access users on the platform.
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The Internet Party, “New Zealand’s newest, most awesome political party”, has landed with a bit of a thud on the political landscape, with a controversial founder/funder, a partnership deal with the Mana party and the announcement of Laila Harré as leader (and the ensuing leadership photo, which, according to Twitter, looks a lot like a cast photo from either The Almighty Johnsons, Star Trek or Outrageous Fortune). So how is it planning to woo the voters? We asked brand manager Andy Pickering a few questions.
As Kim Dotcom shifts his attention to the political arena with the formation of the Internet Party (and he’s a step closer to making it official following the approval of his sign-up app), his time as Orcon’s mascot is coming to an end.
The look and functionality of Kim Dotcom’s long awaited music service Baboom has been revealed and so far it’s a showcase of the internet entrepreneur and his album Good Times.
Running with Scissors used much of 2013 injecting new life into some renowned Kiwi brands and ushering a few new names onto the market. In addition to revamping Heinz Wattie’s tomato sauce, Whitlock & Sons and Pagani, the RwS team also introduced Orchard Thieves cider to Kiwi shelves. And to top it all off, the company also opened doors to its new London office. Now it’s over to head of business Roger Shakes for his thoughts.
Orcon has appealed an Advertising Standards Authority ruling that upheld a complaint about its TV ad which featured Kim Dotcom saying, “join today and start living with truly unlimited broadband”. The telco says it’s got rid of the Fair Use policy that was the bone of contention.
A new Orcon campaign with Contagion gives the ISP a chance to get new customers and frontman Kim Dotcom a chance to push his political barrow. Orcon is using what it calls a “fun, cheeky” video featuring Dotcom, and social media activity, to push its $99 uncapped internet plan on fibre or ADSL.
Kim Dotcom’s cloud locker service Mega came under sustained cyber attack yesterday, which affected the New Zealand-based cloud company’s services for about 2.5 hours.
Eccentric millionaire, technologist and alleged pirate Kim Dotcom is currently sitting at second on Time’s list of 100 most influential people in 2013. In the online poll Dotcom has around 82,000 supporters and 5,400 detractors for his claim as this year’s most influential person.
MediaWorks confims it has axed Dotcom’s ads, but won’t say why. Dotcom uses sad-face emoticon to describe his feelings at the moment.
Twas the night before the night before Christmas, and Rudolph is hungover in the corner. Mrs Claus gives a bourbon fuelled rant about how her life with Santa is no fairy tale. She stumbles off stage, but not before threatening Rudolph with a shit-stained dildo. Thus ending the opening scene of Mega Christmas, playing at the Basement Theatre in Auckland this week.
The digital realm offers plenty of opportunities to monetise content. But, as AJ Park’s Matt Adams says, there are a few issues artists need to consider before signing up for services like Kim Dotcom’s new online venture.