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AMAZON.COM INC ( NasdaqGS: AMZN ) a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services, Inc. provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Kindle Paperwhite is the most-advanced e-reader ever constructed with 62% more pixels and 25% increased contrast, a patented built-in front light for reading in all lighting conditions, extra-long battery life, and a thin and light design.
Apple ( NasdaqGS: AAPL ) designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.
Arbitron Inc ( NYSE:ARB ) is an international media and marketing research firm serving the media–radio, television, cable and out-of-home; the mobile industry as well as advertising agencies and advertisers around the world. Arbitron's businesses include: measuring network and local market radio audiences across the United States; surveying the retail, media and product patterns of U.S. consumers; providing mobile audience measurement and analytics in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia, and developing application software used for analyzing media audience and marketing information data. The Company has developed the Portable People Meter ™ (PPM®) and the PPM 360™, new technologies for media and marketing research.
ARTISTdirect, Inc. ( OTC:ARTD ) together with its subsidiaries, operates as a digital media entertainment company in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Internet Piracy Prevention, Media, and E-Commerce. The Internet Piracy Prevention segment offers anti-piracy solutions on peer-to-peer file-sharing networks, provides file-sharing marketing services. The Media segment’s operations include content-oriented Websites, a network of third party music sites, its advertising, and other marketing initiatives. This segment markets and sells advertising on a cost-per-impression basis to advertising agencies and directly to various companies as part of their marketing programs. Its network of Web-sites offer multi-media content, music news and information, communities organized around shared music interests, advertising sponsorships, music-related specialty commerce, and digital music services. The E-Commerce segment engages in the sale of recorded music and artist-related merchandise on its Websites. It offers a selection of music CDs, as well as a range of artist and lifestyle merchandise.
Avid Technology, Inc. ( NasdaqGS: AVID ) creates the digital audio and video technology used to make the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world – from the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings, television shows, to live concert tours and news broadcasts. Some of Avid’s most influential and pioneering solutions include Media Composer®, Pro Tools®, Interplay®, ISIS®, VENUE, Sibelius®, and System 5.
BARNES & NOBLE ( NYSE: BKS ) is a Fortune 500 company and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The company operates 689 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites, BN.com Its NOOK Media LLC subsidiary is a leader in the emerging digital reading and digital education markets. The NOOK digital business offers award-winning NOOK® products and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store™ while Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC operates 674 bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble is proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion and is only one of 50 U.S. companies so named. Barnes & Noble.com is ranked the number one online retailer in customer satisfaction in the book, music and video category and a Top 10 online retailer overall in customer satisfaction according to ForeSee E-Retail Satisfaction Index (Spring Top 100 Edition).
Beasley Broadcast Group ( NasdaqGM:BBGI ) Founded in 1961, Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. is a radio broadcasting company that owns and operates 43 stations (27 FM and 16 AM) located in eleven large- and mid-size markets in the United States. The Company also provides management services to an FM station in Las Vegas for which it has an option to purchase, and operates one station in the expanded AM band in Augusta, GA.
Best BUY Co Inc ( NYSE:BBY ) is the world’s largest multi-channel consumer electronics retailer with stores in the U.S., Canada, China and Mexico. We are the 10 th largest online retailer in the U.S. and Canada, we have the number one customer loyalty program of its kind and more than 1.6 billion visitors to our websites and stores each year. Our more than 160,000 employees are committed to helping deliver the technology solutions that provide value, enabling access to people, knowledge, ideas and fun – whether online, via mobile device or in our stores.
Beyond Commerce, Inc. ( OTC: BYOC ) provides Web site advertising and facilitates e-commerce transactions. The company provides i-SUPPLY, an e-commerce solution for online storefronts and social shopping platforms for high traffic Web sites. It also offers BOOMj.com, a traditional social-networking site for creating a personal and business profile, and uploading and sharing images and videos. The BOOMj store provides various products, including beauty, garden and patio, Books, kitchen, music, camera and photo, office supplies, computers, pets, consumer electronics, wellness, and DVDs. In addition, the company operates kachingkaching.com, an e-commerce solution that provides individual store owners the ability to create, manage, and earn money from product sales generated from their individual online Web stores.
Bogen Communications International Inc ( OTC:BOGN ) develops, manufactures, markets, and sells telecommunications peripherals, sound processing and audio amplification equipment, and voice messaging and related products and services to commercial, industrial, professional, educational and institutional customers worldwide.
British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC ( LSE:BSY.L ) through its subsidiaries, provides pay television services and home communications services in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company engages in the retail of pay television services to residential customers in SD, HD, and 3D via satellite on demand; and provision of broadband and telephony products and services to homes. It offers access to 174 pay television channels, including 145 Sky distributed channels and 29 Sky channels, as well as approximately 300 free-to-air television and radio channels. The company also provides its television services and WiFi services to commercial television customers, including offices, retail outlets, hotels, pubs, and clubs.
Casio Computer Company Ltd. ( OTC:CSIOY ; Tokyo:6952.T ) i s a Japan-base manufacturing company that operates in three business segments. The Consumer segment is engaged in the manufacture and sale of watches, clocks, electronic dictionaries, calculators, electronic stationeries, musical instruments and digital cameras. The System segment is engaged in the provision of handy terminals, electronic cash registers, office computers, page printers and data projectors. The Others segment is involved in the provision of molds.
Circuit Research Lab ( OTC:CRLI ) evelops, manufactures and markets electronic audio processing, transmission encoding and noise reduction equipment for the global radio, television, cable, Internet and professional audio markets. The Company’s main product lines control the audio quality and range of radio, television, cable and Internet audio reception and allow radio and television stations to broadcast in mono and stereo. It offers a range of digital and analog audio processing products at multiple price points. It operates through two offices, its Orban office and its CRL office, referred together as CRL. The Company’s CRL operation manufactures and markets audio processing equipment, primarily using analog technology, under the CRL, Millennium, TVS and Amigo brand names. Its Orban operation also manufactures and markets audio processing equipment, but primarily using digital technology, under the Orban, Optimod, Audicy and Opticodec brand names.
Cirrus Logic Inc ( NasdaqGS:CRUS ) develops high-precision, analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for a broad range of innovative customers. Building on its diverse analog and signal-processing patent portfolio, Cirrus Logic delivers highly optimized products for a variety of audio and energy-related applications. The company operates from headquarters in Austin, Texas, with offices in Europe, Japan and Asia.
Corus Entertainment Inc ( TSX:CJR-B.TO ; OTC:CJREF ) T alk Radio AM640, AM 900 CHML, AM980, 680 CJOB, News Talk 770, 630 CHED and CKNW AM 980 are owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing, children's animation and animation software. The Company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), Cosmopolitan TV, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms.
Creative Technology Ltd. ( OTC:CREAF ) is a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products. Famous for its Sound Blaster ® sound cards and for launching the multimedia revolution, Creative is now driving digital entertainment with cutting edge audio solutions, premium wireless speakers, wireless head-phones and portable media devices. Today, Creative re-invents the Sound Blaster, which has a user base of over 400 million, with its ground-breaking Sound BlasterAxx that aims at the new mobile networked generation by bridging the multi-worlds of the computer, smartphones, and tablets. Creative’s proprietary technologies, innovative hardware, applications and services leverage the Internet, enabling consumers to experience high-quality digital entertainment anytime, anywhere.
Cumulus Media Inc ( NasdaqGS:CMLS ) is the largest pure-play radio company in the nation, with approximately 520 owned and operated radio stations, a distribution network reaching nearly 5,500 stations and a content creation platform recently fortified by its pending acquisition of Dial Global. The Company recently partnered with Rdio. Rdio is the groundbreaking digital music service that is reinventing the way people discover, listen to, and share music. With on-demand access to over 20 million songs, Rdio connects people with music and makes it easy to search for and instantly play any song, album, artist, or playlist without ever hearing a single ad. Discover what friends, people with similar tastes, recording artists, and more are listening to in real-time and share across Twitter and Facebook. Build a digital music collection that's available everywhere -- on the web, in-home or in-car, on tablets or mobile phones, and even offline.
Destiny Media Technologies, Inc. ( TSX:DSY.V ; OTC:DSNY ) Universal, EMI, Warner, Sony and hundreds of other labels use Destiny's secure distribution service to deliver their pre-release music to radio and other trusted recipients. The company is launching a new cross platform playerless streaming format that doesn't require streaming servers and which reaches up to one hundred times as many viewers as other solutions with the same bandwidth and infrastructure by reusing streams. Publishers can reach internet TV's, smart phones, tablets, e-book readers and computers from a standard web server without the cost of transcoding.
Digagogo Ventures Corp. ( OTC:DOGO ) is a technology company based in Detroit with expertise in digital marketing, advanced Internet and telecommunication technology, and a strong background in the research and development of emerging technologies. Key members of Digagogo were involved in the development of software in areas ranging from security solutions for The United States Department of Defense (Air Force/NASA), Citibank Financial, ADP Payroll and Nissan Motor Corp., to high value interactive entertainment solutions for companies such as 20th Century Fox, Electronic Arts, Nexon and other online entertainment multi-nationals. In addition, Digagogo has a highly skilled International team that has worked with companies like Alliance Technology, Universal Music, and Esprit to identify market gaps and apply emerging technologies that drive business revenue. Digagogo has compounded all this knowledge to design DoGoNet, DoGoSearch and DoGoPay. These products and services aid in building strong local economies for any given region by facilitating digital sales, distribution and advertising networks.
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. ( NYSE:DLB ) is the global leader in technologies that are essential elements in the best entertainment experiences. Founded in 1965 and best known for high-quality audio and surround sound from the cinema to the living room to mobile devices, Dolby creates innovations that enrich entertainment at the movies, at home, or on the go.
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc ( NasdaqGS:DWA ) creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series and live entertainment properties, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. DreamWorks Animation has been named one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" by FORTUNE® Magazine for five consecutive years. In 2013, DreamWorks Animation ranks #12 on the list. All of DreamWorks Animation's feature films are produced in 3D. The Company has theatrically released a total of 27 animated feature films.
DTS Inc. ( NasdaqGS:DTSI ) is a premier audio solutions provider for high-definition entertainment experiences—anytime, anywhere, on any device. DTS’ audio solutions enable delivery and playback of clear, compelling high-definition audio, which is incorporated by hundreds of licensee customers around the world, into billions of consumer electronic devices. From a renowned legacy as a pioneer in high definition multi-channel audio, DTS became a mandatory audio format in the Blu-ray Disc standard and is now increasingly deployed in enabling digital delivery of compelling movies, music, games and other forms of digital entertainment to a growing array of network-connected consumer devices. DTS technology is in automotive audio systems, digital media players, DVD players, game consoles, home theaters, PCs, set-top boxes, smartphones, surround music content and every device capable of playing Blu-ray discs. Founded in 1993, DTS' corporate headquarters is located in Calabasas, California with its licensing operations headquartered in Limerick, Ireland. DTS also has offices in Los Gatos and Santa Ana, California, Washington, China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
Emerson Radio Corp ( NYSE MKT:MSN ) founded in 1948, is one of the nation’s largest volume consumer electronics distributors with a recognized trademark in continuous use since 1912. It continues to be one of the oldest and well-respected names in the consumer electronics industry. The Company engages in the design and marketing of audio and video products tailored to meet consumer preferences of the local market, particularly in the case of International markets. The Company utilizes an extensive distributor network to facilitate its international presence and further leverages the Emerson brand globally through various licensing agreements. Its core business consists primarily of the distribution and sale of various low to moderately priced product categories.
Emmis Communications Corp ( NasdaqGS:EMMS ) is a diversified media company, principally focused on radio broadcasting. Emmis owns and operates 18 FM and three AM radio stations with strong positions in New York, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Austin (Emmis has a 50.1% controlling interest in Emmis' radio stations located there), Indianapolis and Terre Haute, IN. In addition to Emmis' radio properties, Emmis owns several award-winning city and regional magazines. Emmis' publishing operations consist of Texas Monthly, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Indianapolis Monthly, Cincinnati, Orange Coast and related magazines
Entercom Communications Corp ( NYSE:ETM ) is one of the largest radio broadcasting companies in the United States, with a nationwide portfolio of over 100 stations in 23 markets, including San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, Denver, Portland, Sacramento and Kansas City. Known for developing unique and highly successful locally programmed stations, Entercom is home to some of radio's most distinguished brands and compelling personalities. The company also is the radio broadcast partner of the Boston Red Sox, Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Kansas City Royals, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Pelicans, Oakland Athletics, Oakland Raiders and San Jose Sharks. Entercom focuses on creating effective multi-platform marketing solutions for its customers, incorporating the company's audio, digital and experiential assets. Additionally, the company has a long-standing commitment to responsible corporate citizenship and environmental stewardship. Entercom stations play a vital, hands-on role in improving their communities, providing over $100 million in annual support for local charitable organizations. The company's radio stations have received numerous awards, including multiple Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in broadcast journalism, as well as the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Marconi Award for excellence in radio broadcasting. In 2012 and 2013, Entercom was named by Information Week as one of the Top 500 Technology Innovators in the United States.
Entravision Communications Corp ( NYSE:EVC ) is a diversified Spanish-language media company utilizing a combination of television, radio and digital operations to reach Latino consumers across the United States, as well as the border markets of Mexico. Entravision is the largest affiliate group of both the top-ranked Univision television network and Univision's UniMas network, with television stations in 19 of the nation's top 50 Latino markets. The company owns and/or operates 56 primary television stations and also operates one of the nation's largest groups of primarily Spanish-language radio stations, consisting of 49 owned and operated radio stations. Additionally, Entravision has a variety of cross-platform digital content and sales offerings designed to capitalize on the company's leadership position within the Latino broadcasting community.
Fuego Enterprises, Inc. ( OTC: FUGI ) is a diversified holdings company with operations in media and entertainment. Fuego specializes in the production, promotion and distribution of Cuban media entertainment services with cultural relevance within the United States and the world. Fuego, also publishes OnCuba , the first Cuba focused monthly bi-lingual magazine publication with national distribution in the U.S. OnCuba is published in both print and electronic formats and is distributed in over 59 Barnes & Nobel stores throughout the United States. It is also distributed in Cuba and is the official and exclusive "in-flight" magazine for almost all flights from the U.S. to Cuba .
GREM USA ( OTC:GREM ) s a designer and manufacturer of custom handmade and mass-produced electric guitars, amplifiers and accessories. Grem focuses to position itself in the market for handmade guitars blending exotic and domestic woods and new designs. The Company has developed five prototypes that are now in production: Free Radical, the Grem Reaper, Upper Cut, Special Edition and Standard.
Guitammer Company Inc., The ( OTC:GTMM ) is a leader in low frequency sound products and technology. Its innovative and award winning line of patented ButtKicker-brand low frequency audio transducers let users feel low-frequency sound (bass). ButtKicker brand products are used around the world by leading entertainment and theater companies such as AMC, IMAX and Disney in movie theaters and attractions; by world-famous musicians; in home theaters, simulators and for car audio. ButtKicker brand products are distributed by Pearl Drums for musicians under the trade name, ‘ Pearl’s Throne Thumper by ButtKicker’, and factory installed in home theater seating by Palliser Furniture. ButtKicker brand products’ patented design makes them musically accurate, powerful and virtually indestructible. The Company is headquartered in Westerville, OH. The Guitammer Company’s patented broadcast technology, ButtKicker LIVE! enables the excitement, impact and feeling of sporting events to be broadcast along with the sound and video. ButtKicker LIVE! puts you into the action, whether you’re at home or at the event. ButtKicker Live! technology is available for cable, satellite, fiber optic, IPTV and over-the-air broadcast and has been successfully tested with several major content (sports) providers. ButtKicker® and ButtKicker Live!® are registered trademarks of The Guitammer Company.
Harman International ( NYSE: HAR ) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG®, Harman Kardon, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. Aha is an interactive service of HARMAN International Industries that makes Web content as easy and safe to use as radio. Aha uses the Harman Cloud Platform to organize content from the Web into personalized radio stations that consumers can listen to from anywhere — at home, on the go, or safely from the driver's seat. By the end of 2013, Aha will be installed into vehicles by more than 10 automotive manufacturers, which in total represent more than 50 percent of all cars sold in the USA/Canada and up to 30 percent in Europe, including Acura, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Porsche and Subaru.
Hastings Entertainment, Inc ( NasdaqCM:HAST ) is a leading multimedia entertainment retailer that combines the sale of new and used books, videos, video games and CDs, as well as trends and consumer electronics merchandise, with the rental of videos and video games in a superstore format. We currently operate 128 superstores, averaging approximately 24,000 square feet, primarily in medium-sized markets throughout the United States. We also operate three concept stores, Sun Adventure Sports, located in Amarillo, Texas and Lubbock, Texas, and TRADESMART, located in Littleton, Colorado.
Hollywood Media Corp. ( NasdaqGM: HOLL ) primarily provides advertising services. The company’s Ad Sales segment operates MovieTickets.com that allows users to purchase movie tickets and retrieve them at will call windows or kiosks at theaters. Its Intellectual Properties segment owns or controls the rights to certain intellectual properties created by authors and media celebrities, which it license for various media, including books, films and television, and other products. This segment is also involved in the book development and book licensing business.
Idle Media,Inc. ( OTC:IDLM ) is an online media and entertainment company focused on developing innovative websites and applications. Idle Media owns and operates DatPiff, the leading source for new music and the largest collection of mixtapes on the web. With over 3 million unique visitors, DatPiff has quickly grown to become the top new music destination for Artists, DJ's and Fans of Hip-Hop music. Following in the success of DatPiff, Idle Media is continuing to develop new websites and applications focusing on bringing the best experience to our users.
Journal Communication Inc ( NYSE:JRN ) is a diversified media company with operations in television and radio broadcasting, publishing and digital media. We own and operate 15 television stations and 35 radio stations in 12 states. We publish the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which serves as the only major daily newspaper for the Milwaukee metropolitan area, and several community publications in Wisconsin. Our digital media assets build on our strong publishing and broadcasting brands.
Koss Corp ( NasdaqGM:KOSS ) markets a complete line of high-fidelity headphones, speaker-phones, computer headsets, telecommunications headsets, active noise canceling headphones, wireless headphones, and compact disc recordings of American Symphony Orchestras on the Koss Classics label.
Lyric Culture ( OTC: LYJN ) is a music inspired lifestyle brand driven by song lyrics made famous by legendary artists including Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Joan Jett, David Bowie, Bob Marley, Pink Floyd and many others. By securing licensing rights from virtually all the major music publishing companies, this fashion brand creates new revenue streams for songwriters who penned the lyrics, primarily through a range of apparel and lifestyle products.
Microsoft Corp. ( NasdaqGS:MSFT ) develops, licenses, and supports software products and services; and designs and sells hardware worldwide. The company’s Windows & Windows Live division offers PC operating system that primarily includes Windows operating systems, Windows live suite of applications and Web services, and PC hardware products. Its Server and Tools division provides Windows Server operating systems, Windows Azure; Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Azure, Windows Intune, Windows Embedded, Visual Studio, Silverlight, system center products, Microsoft consulting services, and Premier product support services. This division also offers cloud-based services; and training and certification to developers and information technology professionals, as well as builds standalone and software development lifecycle tools for software architects, developers, testers, and project managers. The company’s Online Services division provides online information and content, including Bing, MSN, adCenter, and Atlas online tools for advertisers. Its Microsoft Business division offers Microsoft office, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Office project and office Visio, and Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM, as well as Microsoft Office Web Apps and Microsoft Office 365, which are online service offerings. The company’s Entertainment and Devices Division segment provides Xbox 360 entertainment platform, which includes the Xbox 360 gaming and entertainment console, Kinect for Xbox 360, Xbox 360 video games, and Xbox 360 accessories; Xbox LIVE; Skype; and Windows Phone. Microsoft Corporation markets and distributes its products and services primarily through original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and resellers, as well as through online. The company has strategic alliances with Nokia, and NIIT Ltd., as well as a strategic relationship Dominion Enterprises, Inc.
NEC Corp ( OTC:NIPNF ; Tokyo:6701.T ) provides social and IT solutions worldwide. NEC has the multi-level expertise to help you turn that transformational power into profitable reality. We have a long history of providing innovative studio and transmission solutions for the broadcast community.
News Corporation, Inc ( NasdaqGS:NWS ) is a diversified global media company with operations in six industry segments: cable network programming; filmed entertainment; television; direct broadcast satellite television; publishing; and other. The activities of News Corporation are conducted principally in the United States, Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, Asia and Latin America.
Pandora Media Inc. ( NYSE:P ) gives people music and comedy they love anytime, anywhere, through connected devices. Personalized stations launch instantly with the input of a single "seed" - a favorite artist, song or genre. The Music Genome Project®, a deeply detailed hand-built musical taxonomy, powers the personalization of Pandora® internet radio by using musicological "DNA" and constant listener feedback to craft personalized stations from a growing collection of hundreds of thousands of recordings. Tens of millions of people turn on Pandora every month to hear music they love.
Pioneer Corp ( OTC:PNCOY ; Tokyo:6773.T ) together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of electronic products primarily in Japan, North America, Europe, and China. The company provides car electronics, including car navigation systems, car stereos, car audio-visual (AV) systems, and car speakers, as well as Smartphone link Appli Unit, Cyber Navi system, and Navi Cradle system. It also offers home electronics, such as audio systems, audio components, DJ equipment, equipment for cable television (TV) systems, Blu-ray disc players and drives, DVD players, DVD drives, AV accessories and components, home theater systems, and headphones. In addition, the company provides factory automation systems, speaker units, electronics devices and parts, organic light-emitting diode displays, telephones, business-use AV systems, electronic manufacturing services, and map software, as well as licenses patents related to laser optical disc technologies. Further, it offers Potter Navi cycling navigation system; HVT speakers; and Zypr, an Internet aggregation service enables in-car Internet access; and mechanical components. The company sells and markets its products primarily under the Pioneer brand name through its sales offices, as well as through sales subsidiaries and independent distributors.
Pure Play Music Ltd . ( OTC:PPML ) operates as an Internet based music platform that offers a music broadcasting and licensing opportunity from various artists worldwide. The company’s Web site, www.pureplaymusic.com, provides access to the presenter-based radio broadcast, six genre-specific music streams, on-demand music tracks, artist pages, business directories, news articles, download store, and an international gig guide.
QRS Music Technologies, Inc. ( OTC:QRSM ) designs, manufactures, and distributes pianos, piano-based audio and multimedia products, music, and piano accessories. It offers Pianomation, a musical instrument digital interface (MIDI) system for acoustic pianos, compact discs, and music rolls for player pianos. The company also provides accessories, such as PNOscan, an MIDI record strip that allows to record music directly on acoustic piano using optical sensors; Story & Clark PNObar that creates an atmosphere for friends to gather around piano for a sing-along or to enjoy listening; and SilentPNO that reduces the sound of acoustic piano without interfering with the normal piano action. In addition, it offers a music library, which provides player piano rolls, compact discs, DVDs, and MP3s. The company serves urban apartment dwellers, schools, churches, auditoriums, and other performance venues, as well as musicians and students. It offers its products online, as well as through dealers.
QSound Labs, Inc. ( OTC: QSND ) engages in the development, licensing, and distribution of audio enhancement algorithms and software to semiconductor/component and original equipment manufacturer licensees in the mobile devices, consumer electronics, and personal computer industries. The company operates in three segments: Audio Business, E-commerce Business, and Internet Telephony Business. The Audio Business segment develops, markets, and distributes multimedia software solutions and licenses algorithms based on its patented, proprietary audio technology portfolio. Its QSOUND portfolio of proprietary technologies comprises a suite of virtual audio, reverberation, synthesis, and enhancement algorithms, as well as various components required to create custom software audio engines. This segment licenses its products to semiconductor/component companies and original equipment manufacturers primarily in the United States and Asia. The E-commerce Business segment provides electronic commerce services for small businesses. It offers Web merchants with tools to set up and operate an online store, including custom design and programming, domain name registration, hosting, merchant credit card account set-up, technical support services, and marketing and advertising services to drive targeted traffic to the store. The Internet Telephony Business segment distributes Internet protocol telephony products for the small business environment.
Radio One Inc ( NasdaqCM:ROIAK ; NasdaqCM:ROIA ) together with its subsidiaries, is a diversified media company that primarily targets African-American and urban consumers. The Company is one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies, currently owning and/or operating 54 broadcast stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States. Through its controlling interest in Reach Media, Inc., the Company also operates syndicated programming, including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, the Russ Parr Morning Show, the Yolanda Adams Morning Show, the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Bishop T.D. Jakes' "Empowering Moments", and the Reverend Al Sharpton Show. Beyond its core radio broadcasting franchise, Radio One owns Interactive One, an online platform serving the African-American community through social content, news, information, and entertainment. Interactive One operates a number of branded sites, including News One, The Urban Daily, and Hello Beautiful, and social networking websites, including BlackPlanet, MiGente, and Asian Avenue. In addition, the Company owns a controlling interest in TV One, LLC, a cable/satellite network programming primarily to African Americans.
RealNetworks Inc. ( NasdaqGS:RNWK ) creates innovative applications and services that make it easy for people to connect with and enjoy digital media. RealNetworks invented the streaming media category and continues to connect consumers with their digital media both directly and through partners, aiming to support every network, device, media type and social network.
Renren Inc. ( NYSE:RENN ) operates a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China. It enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information and user-generated content, play online games, listen to music, shop for deals and enjoy a wide range of other features and services. Renren's platform includes the main social networking website Renren.com, the online games center game.Renren.com, the social commerce website Nuomi.com, and the video-sharing website 56.com.
Rockford Corp ( OTC:ROFO ) Setting the standard for excellence in the mobile audio industry, Rockford markets and distributes high-performance audio systems for the mobile audio aftermarket and OEM market. Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, Rockford Corporation distributes its products under the brands: Rockford Fosgate®, Rockford Acoustic Design®, Lightning Audio®, Brax™, Helix™, Renegade® and Blaupunkt™.
ROVI Corporation ( NasdaqGS:ROVI ) powers the discovery, delivery, display and monetization of digital entertainment. With innovative technology solutions for consumer electronics manufacturers, service providers, content producers, advertisers, retailers and websites, Rovi connects people and the entertainment they love. The company holds over 5,000 issued or pending patents worldwide and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
Salem Communications Corp ( NasdaqGM:SALM ) is the largest commercial U.S. radio broadcasting company that provides programming targeted at audiences interested in Christian and conservative opinion content, as measured by the number of stations and audience coverage. Upon completion of all announced transactions, the company will own and/or operate a national portfolio of 99 radio stations in 38 markets, including 61 stations in 22 of the top 25 markets. Salem also programs the Family Talk™ Christian-themed talk format on Sirius XM Radio, channel 131. Additionally the company operates Christianradio.com. Salem also owns Salem Radio Network, a national radio network that syndicates talk, news and music programming to approximately 2,400 affiliated radio stations and Salem Media Representatives, a national media advertising sales firm with offices across the country. In addition to its radio broadcast business, Salem owns an Internet and a publishing division. Salem Publishing™ circulates Christian and conservative magazines such as Homecoming® The Magazine, YouthWorker Journal™, The Singing News, FaithTalk Magazine, Preaching and Townhall Magazine™. Xulon Press™ is a provider of self-publishing services targeting the Christian audience.
Seagate Technology ( NasdaqGS:STX ) is the leading provider of hard drives and storage solutions. From the videos, music and documents we share with friends and family on social networks, to servers that form the backbone of enterprise data centers and cloud-based computing, to desktop and notebook computers that fuel our personal productivity, Seagate products help more people store, share and protect their valuable digital content. Seagate offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of hard disk drives, solid-state drives and solid-state hybrid drives. In addition, the company offers an extensive line of retail storage products for consumers and small businesses, along with data-recovery services for any brand of hard drive and digital media type. Seagate employs more than 50,000 people around the world.
SINA Corporation ( NasdaqGS:SINA ) Is an online media company serving China and the global Chinese communities. Our digital media network of SINA.com (portal), SINA.cn (mobile portal) and Weibo.com (social media) enable Internet users to access professional media and user generated content in multi-media formats from the web and mobile devices and share their interests to friends and acquaintances. SINA.com offers distinct and targeted professional content on each of its region specific websites and a range of complementary offerings. SINA.cn provides information and entertainment content from SINA portal customized for WAP users. Based on an open-platform architecture to host organically developed and third-party applications, Weibo.com is a form of social media, featuring microblogging services and social networking services that allow users to connect and share information anywhere, anytime and with anyone on our platform. Through these businesses and properties and other business lines, we offer an array of services including mobile value added services ("MVAS"), online video, music streaming, online games, photo sharing, blog, email, classified listings, fee-based services, e-commerce and enterprise services. We generate the majority of our revenues from online brand advertising, MVAS and fee-based services.
The Singing Machine Company, Inc. ( OTC:SMDM) Founded in 1982, Singing Machine was one of the first companies to introduce consumer karaoke products to the U.S. mass market. As the most recognized brand in karaoke, Singing Machine has a long history of innovation and was the first to introduce monitor, cassette, CD+G technology and digital karaoke music downloads to the consumer karaoke market. Singing Machine's latest fun yet technologically advanced products continue to redefine the home entertainment space. The Singing Machine sells its products in North America and Europe.
Sirius Satellite Radio ( NasdaqGS: SIRI ) is the world's largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue and has 24.4 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and broadcasts commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment; and the most comprehensive Latin music, sports and talk programming in radio. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S., from retailers nationwide, and online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM programming is also available through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for Android, Apple and BlackBerry smartphones and other connected devices. SiriusXM also holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada, which has more than 2 million subscribers.
Sky-mobi Limited ( NasdaqGM:MOBI ) operates the leading mobile application store in China. Sky-mobi works with handset companies to pre-install its Maopao mobile application store on handsets and with content developers to provide users with high quality applications and content titles. Users of the Maopao store can browse, download and purchase a wide range of applications and content such as single-player games, mobile music and books. In addition, Sky-mobi has established a leading mobile social network community in China, the Maopao Community, where it offers popular localized mobile social games as well as applications and content with social network functions to its registered members. The Maopao store enables mobile applications and content to be downloaded and run on a variety of mobile handsets with different hardware and operating system configurations.
Sony ( NYSE:SNE ) is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Recognized as the global leader and company responsible for the progression of consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) manufactures, distributes, develop and markets the PlayStation®2 (PS2®) computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment system and the PlayStation® Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system. SCEI has revolutionized home entertainment since they launched PlayStation in 1994. PS2® further enhances the PlayStation legacy as the core of home networked entertainment. PSP® is a handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games with high-quality full-motion video and high-fidelity stereo audio. PS3® is an advanced computer system, incorporating the powerful Cell Broadband Engine and RSX processors. PS Vita is an ultimate portable entertainment system that offers a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context. SCEI also delivers the PlayStation® experience to open operating systems through PlayStation® Mobile, a cross device platform. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, SCEI, along with its affiliated companies, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC., and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and its division companies, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Sony Computer Entertainment Asia develops, publishes, markets and distributes hardware and software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the respective markets worldwide.
Spanish Broadcasting System Inc ( NasdaqCM:SBSA ) is the largest publicly traded Hispanic-controlled Media and Entertainment Company in the United States. SBS owns and/or operates 21 radio stations located in the top U.S. Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico, airing the Tropical, Mexican Regional, Spanish Adult Contemporary and Hurban format genres. SBS has 3 of the top 6 Spanish-language stations in the nation including the #1 Spanish station in America, WSKQ-FM in New York City (WPAT is ranked #3 and KLAX is ranked #1). The Company also owns and operates MegaTV, a television operation with over-the-air, cable and satellite distribution and affiliates throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. SBS also produces live concerts and events throughout the country and operates LaMusica.com, a bilingual Spanish-English online site providing content related to Latin music, entertainment, news and culture.
Sprint Nextel ( NYSE:S ) offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served nearly 56 million customers at the end of the third quarter of 2012 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint Music Store: The Sprint Music Store enables you to purchase and download digital music files to play on your phone. You can access the Sprint Music Store right from your phone’s main menu, anywhere on the Nationwide Sprint PCS Network.
Trans World Entertainment Corp ( NasdaqGM:TWMC ) is a leading specialty retailer of entertainment products, including video, music, trend, electronics, video games and related products. The Company operates retail stores in the United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, primarily under the names f.y.e. for your entertainment and Suncoast and on the web at http://www.fye.com/ , http://www.wherehouse.com/ , and http://www.secondspin.com/
UMeWorld Limited ( OTC:UMEWF ) mission is to facilitate the interaction between people -- "You" and "Me," through its digital platform. Currently, UMeWorld operates UMeLook , an online video platform focused on bringing foreign video content to China. UMeLook is deployed through a sophisticated CDN (Content Delivery Network) with broad coverage throughout Mainland China, Hong Kong & Taiwan. UMeLook plans to be a source of foreign video content for the Chinese viewer across any Internet-enabled device in China. UMeWorld intends to focus its future operations on digital media and the digital education market.
Universal Electronics Inc ( NasdaqGS:UEIC ) is the global leader in wireless control technology for the connected home. UEI designs, develops, and delivers innovative solutions that enable consumers to control entertainment devices, digital media, and home systems. The company’s broad portfolio of patented technologies and database of infrared control software have been adopted by many Fortune 500 companies in the consumer electronics, subscription broadcast, and computing industries. UEI sells and licenses wireless control products through distributors and retailers under the One For All® brand name.
Vivendi SA ( France: VIV.PA ) combines the world leader in video games (Activision Blizzard), the world leader in music (Universal Music Group), the French leader in alternative telecommunications (SFR), the Morrocan leader in telecoms (Maroc Telecom), the leading alternative broadband operator in Brazil (GVT), and the French leader in pay-TV (Canal+ Group).Vivendi creates, publishes and distributes digital products and services. The Group relies on the strength of its inventors and designers, its engineers and its brands to offer to its customers digital content, platforms and distribution networks of the highest quality. It controls the entire value chain, from production to publishing and distribution of content (video games, music and audiovisual works). The Universal Music Group offers the Universal Mobile Music Plan for Maroc Telecom.
VOXX International Corp ( NasdaqGS:VOXX ) The Company that began as Audiovox over 45 years ago has morphed into a worldwide leader in many automotive and consumer electronics and accessories categories, and now into premium high-end audio. The Company's brands hold leading market positions across a wide-spectrum of consumer and automotive segments. Today, VOXX International is a global company....with an extensive distribution network that includes some of the world's Fortune 500 companies and an international footprint in Europe, Asia, Mexico and South America, and a growing brand portfolio, which is now comprised of over 30 trusted brands including Audiovox®, Klipsch®, RCA®, Invision®, Jensen®, Acoustic Research®, Jamo®, Energy®, Mac Audio®, Magnat®, Heco®, Mac Audio®, Hirschmann Car Communication® and Oehlbach®. The Company continues to drive innovation throughout all of its subsidiaries, and maintains its commitment to exceeding the needs of the consumers it serves.
Walt Disney Co., The ( NYSE:DIS ) operates as an entertainment company worldwide. Its Media Networks segment engages in broadcast television network, television production and distribution, television stations, broadcast radio networks and stations, and publishing and digital operations. This segment operates the ABC Television Network and 8 owned television stations, the ESPN Radio Network and Radio Disney Network, and 35 owned and operated radio stations. It also produces, licenses, and distributes live-action and animated television programming; and operates ABC-, ESPN-, ABC Family-, and SOAPnet-branded Internet businesses.
Yahoo! Inc. ( NasdaqGS:YHOO ) together with its subsidiaries, operates as a digital media company that delivers personalized digital content and experiences worldwide. It offers online properties and services to users in three categories, including communications and communities, search and marketplaces, and media. The company’s communications and communities offerings include Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Messenger, Yahoo! Groups, Yahoo! Answers, Flickr, and Connected TV, which deliver a range of communication and social services that enable users to organize into groups and share knowledge, common interests, and photos. Its search products comprise Yahoo! Search and Yahoo! Local that serve as the starting points from which users navigate the Internet and discover content; and marketplace offerings consist of Yahoo! Shopping, Yahoo! Travel, Yahoo! Real Estate, Yahoo! Autos, and Yahoo! Small Business that enable users to research on specific topics, products, services, or areas of interest by reviewing and exchanging information, obtaining contact details, or considering offers from providers of goods and services, or parties with similar interests. The company’s media properties include Yahoo! Homepage, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Sports, Yahoo! Finance, My Yahoo!, Yahoo! Toolbar, Yahoo! Entertainment & Lifestyles, Livestand from Yahoo!, IntoNow from Yahoo!, and Yahoo! Contributor Network that are designed to engage users with online content and services on the Web. It also offers a range of marketing services, such as display advertising, search advertising, listing-based services, and commerce-based transactions to advertisers to reach and connect with users on Yahoo! properties and affiliate sites. In addition, the company provides various software and platform offerings for third-party developers, advertisers, agencies, publishers, and designers to build and incorporate new products and innovations.
Yamaha Corp ( OTC:YAMCY ; Tokyo:7951.T ) together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells musical instruments, audio and IT equipment, electronic devices, and other products. The company s Musical Instruments segment offers pianos, digital musical instruments, wind instruments, string instruments, percussion instruments, educational musical instruments, and soundproof rooms; operates music schools, and English language schools; and provides music entertainment software and piano tuning services. Its Audio Equipment segment offers audio products, PA equipment, and network devices and communication, including AV receivers, speaker systems, front surround speakers, and desktop audio systems, etc, as well as online karaoke equipment, routers, and conferencing systems. The company s Electronic Devices segment manufactures and sells various semiconductors. Its Others segment provides golf products, automobile interior wood components, and factory automation equipment; and operates recreation, accommodation, and sports facilities. The company operates primarily in Japan, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Australia, the Republic of Korea, and the People s Republic of China.
YANGAROO Inc. ( TSX:YOO.V ; OTC:YOOIF ) is a company dedicated to digital media management. YANGAROO's patented Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) is a leading secure B2B digital cloud based solution focused on the music and advertising industries. The DMDS solution provides more accountable, effective, and far less costly digital management of broadcast quality media via the Internet. It replaces the physical, satellite and closed network distribution and management of audio and video content, for music, music videos, and advertising to television, radio, media, retailers, and other authorized recipients. The YANGAROO Awards platform is now the standard and powers most of North America's major awards shows.
Youku Tudou Inc. ( NYSE:YOKU ) is China's leading Internet television company. Its Youku and Tudou Internet television platforms enable users to search, view, and share high-quality video content quickly and easily across multiple devices. Its Youku brand and Tudou brand are among the most recognized online video brands in China. Youku Tudou's American depositary shares, each representing 18 of Youku Tudou's Class A ordinary shares, are traded on the NYSE under the symbol "YOKU."
YY Inc. ( NasdaqGM:YY ) is a revolutionary rich communication social platform that engages users in real-time online group activities through voice, text and video. Launched in July 2008, YY Client, the Company's core product, empowers users to create and organize groups of varying sizes to discover and participate in a wide range of online activities, including online games, karaoke, music concerts, education, live shows and conference calls.
ZOO Digital Group plc ( LSE:ZOO.L ) is an international software company that creates software-based solutions to automate real world situations where video and printed media are prepared and adapted for different formats, technical specifications and languages. ZOO has unique experience in media workflows and the localization of a wide variety of products, from printed marketing materials to web sites, product packaging, marketing materials, digital video products, electronic books, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs. We are generally focused on the worldwide creative media industries, particularly entertainment, where our customers include Hollywood studios, music and book publishers and other producers and publishers of creative media products. Hosted in the Cloud, our software technologies transform digital workflows through re-engineering traditional processes, and we provide a range of associated implementation, production and custom development services.
ZVUE Corporation ( OTC:ZVUE ) operates as a digital entertainment company primarily in the United States. Its network of content Web sites include eBaumsWorld.com, Putfile.com, Dorks.com, FunMansion.com, YourDailyMedia.com, HolyLemon.com, UnOriginal.co.uk. and ZVUE.com that provide media files, such as commercial and user generated video, news clips, television shows, short films, and feature-length films, as well as rights to approximately 12,000 additional media files in various genres. As of December 31, 2007, the company’s network of Web sites entertained approximately 18.4 million visitors per month. It also engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of portable media players that play video files in MP4, AVI, and Windows Media Video with digital rights management systems (DRM), as well as MP3 and Windows Media Audio with DRM for audio and JPEG photo images. ZVUE offers its media players under the ZVUE brand through Internet retail sites. The company, formerly known as Handheld Entertainment, Inc., is based in San Francisco, California.
AIM Leisure Inv ( FLISX ) The investment seeks long-term growth of capital. The fund invests, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in securities of issuers engaged in the design, production and distribution of products and services related to leisure activities of individuals (the leisure sector). It invests predominantly in equity securities. The principal type of equity securities purchased by the fund is common stock. It may invest up to 25% of its total assets in foreign securities of issuers doing business in the leisure-related industries. The fund invests in issuers of all market capitalizations.
Fidelity Select Multimedia ( FBMPX ) The investment seeks capital appreciation. The fund normally invests at least 80% of assets in securities of companies principally engaged in the development, production, sale, and distribution of goods or services used in the broadcast and media industries. It invests in domestic and foreign issuers. The fund uses fundamental analysis of factors such as each issuer’s financial condition and industry position, as well as market and economic conditions to select investments. It invests primarily in common stocks. The fund is non-diversified.
ICON Leisure & Consumer Staples ( ICLEX ) The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities of companies in the Consumer Staples sector. Equity securities in which the fund may invest include common stocks and preferred stocks of companies of any market capitalization. It is non-diversified.
Neuberger Berman Focus Adv ( NBFAX ) The investment seeks long-term growth of capital. The fund invests in a concentrated portfolio, consisting mainly of common stocks of companies of any size that are selected using a fundamental, research driven approach. It typically holds a limited number of stocks. Because of this, the fund may at times be substantially over- and under- weighted in certain economic sectors.
Putnam New Opportunities B ( PNOBX ) The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund mainly invests in common stocks of U.S. companies of any size, with a focus on growth stocks. Growth stocks are issued by companies whose earnings are expected to grow faster than those of similar firms, and whose business growth and other characteristics may lead to an increase in stock price.