Like a slumbering giant, Amazon.com is showing signs of life after a turbulent summer. On Monday, the e-tail giant announced plans to open an online store for electronic books, retaining Microsoft as…
CanalNumedia, a 100% VivendiNet-owned subsidiary, will launch Canal Plus sites in Sweden and Belgium on Sept. 4, and in Norway, Denmark and Finland several weeks later. Poland and the Netherlands…
A couple of Hollywood insiders will soon launch Flixer, a Web venture and digital production studio they hope will open up the filmmaking process to industry outsiders.
Danny Bilson and Paul Mateo, a producing-directing-writing team ("The Rocketeer," "The Sentinel"), have joined USC's Institute for Creative Technologies as creative consultants.
Gray Matter FX ("Fight Club," "Being John Malkovich") has tapped Amy Hollywood Wixson as visual f/x producer at the Venice-based outfit.
Slow sales and high costs at its e-commerce division has forced Warner Bros. Online and Entertaindom.com to lay off at least four execs, including veep Rikk Galvan.
Nintendo bowed its next-generation vidgaming console Thursday, which replaces its N64 device, changing the concept name Dolphin to the official GameCube moniker.
Walt Disney's Internet Group has struck a deal to set up a Disney subscriber site on the Internet cell phone service from leading Japanese mobile telecom carrier NTT Docomo.
Jorge Alvarez Hoth has ankled his post as CEO of Televisa's Web portal Esmas.com.
RKO Pictures and animator Phil Roman have joined forces to turn a series of vintage films into animated features, starting with six pics that include the 1946 "Sinbad the Sailor," the 1952 adventure…
DotTV, the registrar of Internet domain names that end in .tv instead of the traditional .com, has tapped James Ross as veep of business affairs.