Orange in Africa: “Local content boosts usage growth.” (IP&TV News)

IP&TV News finds out more about Orange’s African strategy from Orange’s Sebastien Crozier…

IP&TV News: Could you give us an overview of Orange’s African content strategy, first of all in countries where it’s currently a mass market operator?

Sebastien Crozier: Orange is rolling out its 3G and 4G networks that allow… [Read more on IP&TV News]

Simpsons World Launches October 21st: Every Single Episode in One Intuitive App (IGN)

Simpsons World main menu on iPad

Simpsons World main menu on iPad

It’s been almost a year since FX acquired the syndication rights to all of The Simpsons, marking the biggest off-network deal in television history. Back in August, the network celebrated the animated show’s cable debut with a 12-day marathon on FXX, airing all 552 episodes in a row. Since then, FXX has… [Read more on IGN]

Twitter lance une fonction musicale en partenariat avec iTunes et Soundcloud (Les Echos)

« Twitter Audio Card »a été lancée en partenariat avec le service de musique d’Apple iTunes et le service de streaming Soundcloud – Richard Drew/AP/SIPA

Le réseau social a lancé « Twitter Audio Card », une fonctionnalité qui permet d’écouter instantanément de la musique ou d’autres documents sonores en cliquant directement sur les tweets.

Ce n’est pas encore l’assaut dans la musique en ligne auquel le réseau social se préparerait depuis des mois, mais en attendant, les utilisateurs de… [Lire la suite sur Les Echos]

Spotify For Brands: Marketing Through Music (Business2Community)

Looking back, it seems strange that it’s taken so long for a company to effectively monetize the online music streaming industry, considering there is a paradigm that has successfully existed for decades and near universal acceptance. Perhaps it’s the intransigence of the entrenched players in the market, or perhaps it’s the… [Read more on Business2Community]  

One in three UK kids has own tablet (Advanced Television)

One in three children in the UK now has their own tablet computer, which has nearly doubled in a year, according to Ofcom research,which also suggests the popularity of the tablet could be contributing to the declining number of… [Read more on Advanced Television]

Blind Date, un court métrage interactif et sensoriel (Onlike)

Crédits photo @ cellules.tv

Jusqu’à dimanche se déroulait à la Gaîté lyrique le festival I Love Transmedia, dédié aux nouvelles écritures. Des conférences, des expositions autour de ce que l’on appelle les « nouveaux formats », ces histoires racontées non plus sur un simple écran, mais des écrans, applications ou… [Lire la suite sur Onlike]

Spotify subscriptions soar thanks to students and Vodafone deal (The Independent)

Total revenues at Spotify UK grew 40% to £131.3 million

Total revenues at Spotify UK grew 40% to £131.3 million

More students signing up and a partnership with Vodafone helped sales of Spotify subscriptions jump 42 per cent, accounts revealed.

Spotify said a deal with Vodafone offering Spotify as part of a bundle for new customers and the introduction of a student discount helped subscription revenues jump from £64.7 million to £91.9 million in 2013.

Monthly subscriptions to the platform range from… [Read more on The Independent]