Simon Cowell named MIPCOM 2014 Personality of the Year Award
Entertainment industry creative icon Simon Cowell is to be honoured as the MIPCOM 2014 Personality of the Year. The TV and film producer, music label boss and internationally-renowned talent show judge will receive his award at a gala dinner for industry executives at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes on Tuesday 14 October. On Monday 13 October, Cowell will give a keynote interview in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals.
   [July 30, 2014]


Super Villains Come to Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition)
Disney Interactive officially announced that a trio of popular Super Villains will be entering the world of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) - Ronan the Accuser from Guardians of the Galaxy, Green Goblin from Spider-Man and the infamous Loki, God of Mischief from The Avengers. Whether it’s flexing their unstoppable powers for all things evil in their respective Play Sets, the updated Toy Box 2.0, or the newly added structured Toy Box Games, these Super Villains are forces to be reckoned with.
   [July 29, 2014]


Disney Interactive and Sony Reveal Details about the Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) Collector’s Edition and PlayStation Bundle
Disney Interactive and Sony are partnering on a special collaboration that will make other console owners green with envy. Today, the two companies officially revealed details and images for two special bundles just for PlayStation owners - a platform exclusive Collector’s Edition and PlayStation 3 Hardware Bundle.
   [July 24, 2014]


New IncrediBuild Version 5.5 Adds More Acceleration Capabilities to its Visual Studio Acceleration Solution
IncrediBuild version 5.5 makes all versions of Visual Studio faster. The larger the project, the more accelerated the performance. Meanwhile, a new IncrediBuild algorithm in beta uses predictive execution to increase the throughput of Visual Studio. IncrediBuild has also added support for Visual Studio updates 1 and 2 RC.
   [July 24, 2014]


Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Play Set Coming to Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition)
Marvel’s next summer blockbuster film is coming to Disney Infinity. Today, Disney Interactive officially announced the latest Play Set for Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) -Guardians of the Galaxy, inspired by the upcoming film Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, in theaters August 1.
   [July 23, 2014]


Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Mobile Devices to More Than Double by 2019, Juniper Research Finds
A new report from Juniper Research has found that charging mobile devices will generate more than 13 megatonnes CO2e (CO2 equivalent) of greenhouse gases per annum globally by 2019, against an anticipated 6.4 megatonnes this year. Nearly 50% of these 2019 emissions -equivalent to annual emissions from 1.1 million cars - will come from coal-fired Asian electricity grids powering growing smartphone use.
   [July 23, 2014]


Telehouse Parent Company, KDDI, Supports Growing UK Tech Sector with $231 Million Investment in Mission-Critical Digital Infrastructure
Telehouse, the global leader for data centers, international Internet exchanges and managed IT services, along with its parent company KDDI, announces that Telehouse Europe is investing $231 million in the first of a new generation of mission-critical data centers in the London’s Docklands. The investment in the new data center ‘North Two,’ will enable businesses to take advantage of evolving global technologies, such as the Internet of Things and the IT industry shift towards Hybrid Cloud, and encourage innovation, growth and new jobs.
   [July 23, 2014]


OIAF: Canadian Competition Shines on the World Stage
The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is pleased to announce the Short Film Competition for 2014. Once again, Canada is well represented with 53 films in the spotlight.
   [July 22, 2014]


PC & Console Games Revenues to Decline to $41bn by 2019, Juniper Research Finds
A new report from Juniper Research has found that global revenues from PC and console games will decline from $46.5bn this year to $41bn by 2019. It also reveals that despite the decreasing sales of console hardware and increasing significance of mobile platforms, PC and console games will still account for over 50% of industry revenues over the next 5 years.
   [July 22, 2014]


Mobile Banking Users to Exceed Online Banking Users for the First Time by 2019
New findings from leading analysts, Juniper Research, finds that over 1.75 billion mobile phone users will have used their devices for banking purposes by the end of 2019, compared to 800 million this year.
   [July 21, 2014]


Marvel Launches “Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon,” the Official Mobile Game Inspired by the Film
Marvel, one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, today released Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon for Apple iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch®, AndroidTM and Windows Phone Devices. With a completely original storyline inspired by the film in theatres August 1st, Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon is a sci-fi action role-playing game that takes the Guardians and their allies on an intergalactic adventure to recover the five pieces of The Universal Weapon!
   [July 18, 2014]


Bring on the Magical Mischief - Stitch and Tinker Bell Join Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition)
Fans asked for more Disney...and we heard you! Today, Disney Interactive announced that Stitch and Tinker Bell will join Merida, Maleficent and all of the characters from Disney Infinity and Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes in Toy Box 2.0 this fall.
   [July 17, 2014]


Smart Payment Association (SPA) welcomes Trüb AG as a new member
Smart Payment Association (SPA) announces that Trüb AG, the Swiss-based identity documents and smart card provider has joined the organization as an executive member.
   [July 17, 2014]


Thunderbirds Are Go launches MIPJunior World Premiere Screening
“Thunderbirds Are Go!”, the reboot of the cult kids’ show, will be the first ever MIPJunior World Premiere TV Screening at the upcoming 2014 edition of the world’s showcase for kids’ programming.
   [July 16, 2014]


4G LTE to Represent more than 1 in 5 Active Mobile Connections by 2019
A new report from Juniper Research forecasts a rapid uptake of 4G LTE mobile technology in the next five years, with active connections crossing the 1 billion mark in 2017 and reaching 1.8 billion by 2019. This will represent 22% of the global active mobile SIM connections by this time.
   [July 16, 2014]


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