How Roku’s ad sales boss Alison Levin successfully steered through the pandemic

Alison Levin, Roku’s VP of ad sales and strategy Source: Roku In late spring 2020, Alison Levin was outside in her backyard with her young daughter and golden retriever. Both were running as quickly as they could — at one another, for the same ball. Inevitably, they collided.  “She went down, and we held our … Read more

Netflix snags 7 awards, nearly doubling its all-time Oscars tally

Viola Davis stars in Netflix’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” Netflix In one night, Netflix has nearly doubled its number of Oscar wins. Heading into Sunday’s 93rd annual Academy Awards ceremony, the streaming service had 36 Oscar nominations across 17 films — the most of any distributor in this year’s slate. By the end of the … Read more

Netflix faces another year with the most Oscar nominations and the likelihood of few wins

Gary Oldman stars as Herman J. Mankiewicz in Netflix’s “Mank.” Source: Netflix In recent years, Netflix‘s films have had no trouble earning top spots on Oscar ballots, but it has had a hard time turning those nominations into trophies. The streaming service first appeared on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ radar in … Read more

How local TV stations plan to remain relevant as viewers shift to streaming

EW Scripps CEO Adam Symson Source: EW Scripps The technology behind the distribution of television has evolved with time, from the antenna to cable to satellite, and most recently to streaming. Now, according to EW Scripps Chief Executive Officer Adam Symson, the time has arrived for the next frontier of TV viewing: The antenna. As … Read more

Taxes and inflation will be key themes for markets in the week ahead

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Source: NYSE The final week of April is going to be a busy one for markets with a Federal Reserve meeting and a deluge of earnings news. Hot topics in markets will continue to be inflation and taxes. President Joe Biden is expected to detail … Read more

Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: Morgan Stanley, Sunrun, Comcast and more

Aaron Newsom, left, an installer for the solar company, Sunrun, and Tim McKibben, a senior installer, prepare solar panels to be installed on the roof of a home in Granada Hills. Mel Melcon | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Morgan Stanley (MS) — Morgan Stanley … Read more

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ tops $60 million domestically, the best box office haul of the pandemic

Godzilla and King Kong battle in Warner Bros.’ “Godzilla vs. Kong.” Source: Warner Bros. “Godzilla vs. Kong” is smashing pandemic box office records. On Saturday Warner Bros., which produced the movie alongside Legendary, revealed that its kaiju-filled film had topped $60 million at the domestic box office, making it the highest-grossing movie to be released … Read more

Here are Wednesday’s biggest analyst calls of the day: Amazon, Monster, GameStop, Dick’s & more

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How a stay-at-home year accelerated three trends in the advertising industry

Times Square in New York City. Angela Weiss | AFP | Getty Images This time last year, The Trade Desk CEO Jeff Green watched as advertisers started to pause every campaign they could.  The ad tech executive said in the early days of the pandemic, digital advertising was at a disadvantage. It was easier for … Read more

Sports betting company Flutter considers spinning out FanDuel to boost value

The DraftKings app and FanDuel website Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Flutter, the U.K.-based mobile gaming company that owns 95% of FanDuel, is considering spinning out FanDuel as a separately traded company to trade on a U.S. exchange, according to people familiar with the matter. A separation of FanDuel isn’t assured or imminent, … Read more