[FrenchWeb morning] The former VP of Android Google recruited in China, Twitter buys Trendrr, the video audience on the rise …

by bold-lichterman

  • The Hi-Media group confident in the resumption of advertising activity

France: Hi-Media posted a turnover of 93.1 million euros for the first half of the year, compared to 100.8 million in the reference period last year. But its gross margin is up 9% with € 34.1 million recorded. The operating result is 4.4 M €, up 28% compared to the second half of 2012. The company has diversified its offer in online advertising (video, RTB, mobile, special operations) and launched a new payment platform called “HiPay TPP”.

  • June video audience: on the rise on media sites

Médiamétrie, in its monthly barometer, notes that the time per video is higher on TV and radio media sites. In June 2013, 33.9 million internet users watched at least one video on the internet. On average, each of the videos lasts 3 min and 45 s. Sites in the Media TV / Radio subcategory publish videos in longer formats on average. With 12 min and 40 s per video, these are the sites with the highest time per video. This was already the case in January 2013
with 11 min and 48 s per video. 15-24 year olds, who are still the largest consumers of videos in terms of time spent with more than 10 hours of video on the Internet per month (10:03), watched videos of 3.55 minutes on average in June 2013.

  • Couchebase raises $ 25 million

Couchbase, a NoSQL data technology specialist and open source software player, has completed a $ 25 million Series D round from its historic investors Accel Partners, Mayfield Fund, North Bridge Venture Partners and Ignition Partners. The lifting was motivated by a significant increase in Couchbase’s turnover, which posted growth of over 400% in 2013. Couchbase intends to continue its international development.

Twitter has just acquired Trendrr, a start-up specializing in real-time analytics. Trendrr scrutinizes posts on TV topics and social media commercials. A strategic path for Twitter, which seeks to become an essential partner in broadcasting.

  • The Xiaomi operator is recruiting at Google

Screenshot 2013-08-29 at 07.43.35Hugo Barra, ex-VP of Android at Google, joins the Chinese firm Xiaomi. Next October, he will take on the role of head of international development and cooperation with Google’s Android teams. Xiomi is indeed developing Android smartphones, the latest Hongmi mod is sold for less than 100 euros in China.