Cinedigm Acquires Over 1,000 Hours of Premium Film and TV Programming for Growing Streaming Channel Business

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 30, 2020–

Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced today that the Company has added over 1,000 hours of programming to its extensive library. This influx of premium content supports new internal primetime programming strategies to capture a share of the $1.2 billion projected streaming holiday ad spending this season. This move will allow Cinedigm to continue to refresh and curate high quality content across its wide range of streaming networks that reach hundreds of millions of devices.

This most recent set of content acquisitions includes over 450 films and more than 70 new series. Cinedigm continues to strengthen the Company’s catalog with new content including documentaries featuring music icons such as David Bowie in Bowie: The Man Who Changed The World and Elvis in Elvis – A Generous Heart and television classics with the iconic Betty White in Betty White: Date with Angels. Some additional highlights to be

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Salesforce acquires Slack for over $27 billion, marking cloud software vendor’s largest deal ever

  • Salesforce is buying Slack using a combination of stock and cash.
  • Prior to Slack, Salesforce’s biggest deals were the $15.3 billion purchase of Tableau last year and the $6.5 billion acquisition of MuleSoft in 2018.
  • The deal pits Salesforce against Microsoft in yet another market, with the companies already going head-to-head in sales software, data visualization and productivity tools.



Marc Benioff wearing a suit and tie: Marc Benioff, founder, chairman and CEO of enterprise cloud computing company Salesforce.


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Marc Benioff, founder, chairman and CEO of enterprise cloud computing company Salesforce.

Salesforce is making the biggest acquisition in its 21-year history. The company announced on Tuesday that it’s buying chat software developer Slack for over $27 billion.

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Through a combination of cash and stock, Salesforce is purchasing Slack for $26.79 a share and .0776 shares of Salesforce, according to a statement. That comes to about $45.86 a share. Prior to initial reports of a deal last week, which led to a 38% pop in

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Cinedigm Acquires Over 1,000 Hours of Premium Film and TV Programming for Growing Streaming Channel Business – Press Release

LOS ANGELES–(Business Wire)–Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced today that the Company has added over 1,000 hours of programming to its extensive library. This influx of premium content supports new internal primetime programming strategies to capture a share of the $1.2 billion projected streaming holiday ad spending this season. This move will allow Cinedigm to continue to refresh and curate high quality content across its wide range of streaming networks that reach hundreds of millions of devices.

This most recent set of content acquisitions includes over 450 films and more than 70 new series. Cinedigm continues to strengthen the Company’s catalog with new content including documentaries featuring music icons such as David Bowie in Bowie: The Man Who Changed The World and Elvis in Elvis – A Generous Heart and television classics with the iconic Betty White in Betty White: Date with Angels. Some additional highlights to be offered within the

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NexTech AR Acquires Self-Service Event Software Platform: Map Dynamics

The acquisition of Map Dynamics brings self-service event solutions to NexTech’s rapidly growing portfolio of event offerings and strategically positions the company for the shift to hybrid events post COVID

VANCOUVER, British Columbia and ATHENS, Ga., Nov. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NexTech AR Solutions (NexTech) (OTCQB: NEXCF) (CSE: NTAR) (FSE: N29), a leading provider of virtual and augmented reality (AR) experience technologies and services for virtual and hybrid eCommerce, education, conferences and events today announced that it has acquired event management platform, Map Dynamics. The company’s self-serve virtual events platform supports live video, chat, networking, and analytics, reporting for associations, conferences, trade shows, webinars, summits, forums, workshops, and hybrid events. It helps organizers create, host, and manage live events for 100,000+ attendees both online and in its branded native event app.

Based in Athens, Georgia, Map Dynamics offers a consolidated set of self-service event management

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BuzzFeed acquires news website HuffPost from Verizon Media

(Reuters) – BuzzFeed on Thursday bought news website HuffPost from Verizon Communications Inc VZ.N in the latest sign of consolidation in the online media world.

The deal brings two once-hot digital properties – viewed as the future of news media but which have suffered from competition for ad dollars from Alphabet’s GOOGL.O Google and Facebook FB.O – under the control of one of HuffPost’s co-founders.

Verizon, which also owns Yahoo and TechCrunch, said it will invest in the new combined company and take a minority stake.

The companies will syndicate content across each other’s platforms, explore monetization opportunities and leverage ad formats, the companies said in a statement.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

In an interview, BuzzFeed Chief Executive Officer Jonah Peretti, who co-founded the Huffington Post in 2005, said he was attracted to the property’s more affluent and age-diverse audience which “enhanced the size and scale of

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BuzzFeed acquires HuffPost from Verizon

Jonah Peretti, Founder and CEO, Buzzfeed, speaks at the Wall Street Journal Digital Conference in Laguna Beach, California, U.S., October 18, 2017.

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BuzzFeed is acquiring news aggregator and blog HuffPost from Verizon Media for an undisclosed amount, the companies said in a statement.

In addition to the sale of HuffPost, Verizon will become a minority investor in BuzzFeed, said the companies. Verizon Media and BuzzFeed also will syndicate content across each other’s platforms.

The deal reunites BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti with HuffPost. Peretti co-founded the site in 2005 with Andrew Breitbart, Arianna Huffington and Kenneth Lehrer. HuffPost gained prominence in the early 2000s as digital media companies formed to provide instant opinions on news and politics. Over the years, HuffPost broadened its scope to include celebrity blog post and award-winning longform journalism, culminating in a 2012 Pulitzer Prize for David Wood’s 10-part series on wounded veterans.

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Rockwell Automation Acquires Fiix Inc., Cloud Software Company for Leading Edge Maintenance Solutions

AI-Enabled Computerized Maintenance Management System Modernizes Operations Planning, Management, and Equipment Failure Prediction

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Fiix Inc., a privately-held, AI-enabled computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) company. Fiix, founded in 2008, is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

As the number of industrial connected assets multiplies, the ability to gain insights from maintenance operations is becoming increasingly important to a manufacturer’s ability to gain competitive advantage. This insight enables another level of productivity in addition to the core automation.

Fiix’s cloud-native CMMS creates workflows for the scheduling, organizing, and tracking of equipment maintenance. It connects seamlessly to business systems and drives data-driven decisions. The company’s revenue grew 70% in 2019 with more than 85% recurring revenue. Fiix has more than 2 million assets under management and creates

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Top Echelon Acquires CATS Software – Brings Together Best-in-Class Solutions to Manage Recruiting

CANTON, Ohio and MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Top Echelon Software, the leading provider of recruiting software for people who build teams, is pleased to announce its acquisition of CATS Software, a leading applicant tracking system (ATS) designed specifically for professional recruiters who help companies from all over the world fill their hiring needs. This acquisition combines two best-of-breed ATS companies to address the complex and evolving challenges in the war for talent.

CATS serves more than 1,800, predominantly mid-sized professional recruiting and operating companies, with a rich software-as-a-service (SaaS) to manage talent acquisition, including tools for resume import and parse, job application collection, resume search, comprehensive reports, job board publication, and analytics.

The acquisition expands Top Echelon’s customer and revenue base and strengthens its software offering. Top Echelon will continue to support new and existing CATS customers, as well as expand its market reach to mid-sized businesses

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Kochava acquires database firm Thalamus to connect ad buyers and vendors

Kochava has acquired database maker Thalamus to connect ad buyers and vendors as the industry adjusts to a changing mobile app and games landscape. The acquisition price was not disclosed.

Sandpoint, Idaho-based Kochava will rename Thalamus’ service as the Kochava Media Index, which will allow Kochava to elevate the insights it gives brands and publishers to make purchasing decisions. The move is coming amid uncertainty about big platforms like iOS, as Apple is retiring its Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA) in the name of user privacy.

Kochava CEO Charles Manning said this acquisition is one of a number of deals taking place across the advertising, publisher, and mobile marketing industries as the ad tech sector gets ready for Apple’s big move. He said the the purchase of Thalamus puts in place a tool the advertising ecosystem needs in order to maintain the effectiveness of mobile advertising.

“We were planning to do

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Flipkart Acquires Mech Mocha To Set Foot In the Gaming Space

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E-commerce operator Flipkart said on Tuesday it has strengthened its gaming strategy through the acquisition of intellectual property (IP) from Mech Mocha that runs live-social gaming platform ‘Hello Play’. The gaming team will join Flipkart as the company continues to focus on developing new and innovative formats to engage with its users on the platform. 

Social mobile gaming is seeing massive growth and adoption in India, as socially distanced consumers are looking for ways to connect with friends and family over fun casual games.

“With ‘Vocal for Local’ being the focus for digital apps across the nation, this strategic backing of Flipkart provides us an opportunity to be part of a larger

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