How Nielsen is trying to track Netflix-watching data
Nobody knows how many people are watching Netflix outside of Netflix.
Television ratings powerhouse Nielsen is trying to change that. The company has announced they have found a way to determine Netflix viewership data.
The New York Times reports that Nielsen won’t say exactly how it’s measuring streaming viewership. But it is a major step toward establishing some sort of third-party ratings system for streaming services.
Apple Watch customers in China being blocked from cellular access
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Apple Watch has hit a snag in China.
The watch can now have an independent cellular connection, just like smartphones. But in China this feature was cut off for new subscribers, the Journal reports.
Industry analysts suspect the reason is Chinese government security concerns over tracking users of the the device.
The former CEO of Chartbeat thinks an ad-blocking device could help the media make money
Tony Haile, the former head of online traffic tool Chartbeat, is pitching his latest startup as a savior of the media.
Though it allows users to block ads, it does so by charging a one-time premium fee, money that goes back into the hands of publishers.
Incentives are key to the fight over Amazon’s HQ2
The Journal explains that for Amazon, it’s all about getting the best incentives deal. The article explores how the company’s in-house economic development team has scored big incentives wins in the past.
Meanwhile, the 512tech team has all the details on Austin’s proposal to get the Amazon headquarters.
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