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2nd Augmented & Virtual Reality Conference
2ND AUGMENTED & VIRTUAL REALITY CONFERENCE
February 25-26, 2019
Join us at the 2nd Augmented & Virtual Reality Conference which brings together over 100 CXOs and digital professionals from automotive, retail, real estate, digital media, e-commerce to discuss how to evolve their business operations to include immersive tech to lower cost, improve profit and c...

Entertainment Finance Forum
ENTERTAINMENT FINANCE FORUM
February 27-27, 2019
The Entertainment Finance Forum (EFF) is a collaborative event for innovative, strategic and creative minds. Whether you’re an investor, creator, producer, distributor, entrepreneur, strategy executive or advisor in the entertainment industry – join our unique platform to help you connec...


Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses.

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NBCUniversal and Comcast Ventures, the investment arm of the media conglomerate, are getting into bed with Acorns, a financial app aimed at millennials.The strategic partnership is centered on opportunities for editorial content and events.Acorns, which says it has more than 4.5 million accounts, will receive an equity investment from Comcast Ventures and will be giving a board seat to NBCUniversal that will be occupied by CNBC Chairman Mark Hoffman."This partnership with Acorns builds on C...
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T-Mobile is still working on its big, disruptive pay TV service, but the company could be launching a free, ad-supported streaming video service within the next few weeks.According to Cheddar, T-Mobile’s mobile video service is being built on top of licensed technology from Xumo. Users will be able to access free content on connected devices, and the app for the service will come preinstalled on many T-Mobile devices including some Samsung smartphones.Xumo took to Twitter to refute the rep...
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Comcast television subscribers can now enjoy YouTube in ultra-high definition: The Google-owned video service is now serving up 4K videos on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 set-top boxes, the cable company announced Monday.X1 owners who also happen to have a X1 voice remote can get access to a curated selection of 4K content by asking the set-top for “4K videos on YouTube.” They obviously also need a 4K-capable TV set to truly enjoy those videos.Comcast first brought a YouTube app to its ...
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EVENTS

2nd Augmented & Virtual Reality Conference
2ND AUGMENTED & VIRTUAL REALITY CONFERENCE
February 25-26, 2019
Join us at the 2nd Augmented & Virtual Reality Conference which brings together over 100 CXOs and digital professionals from automotive, retail, real estate, digital media, e-commerce to discuss how to evolve their business operations to include immersive tech to lower cost, improve profit and c...

Smart Hollywood Summit LA 2019
SMART HOLLYWOOD SUMMIT LA 2019
February 27-27, 2019
The new Smart Hollywood Summit, Feb. 27, 2019 at the Skirball Center, is MESA’s newest, full-day program dedicated to the next technology phase of our industry’s products, processes and productions. With new players coming to town, the Summit’s programming mix will address the many...