News of Note—Comcast invests in wedding planning, Mediacom shutters office and more

News of note
YouTube used its Brandcast presentation at NewFronts this week to boast huge logged-in user numbers. (Pixabay)

> Wedding planning and commerce startup Zola has acquired $100 million in funding, led by existing investor Comcast Ventures. And Comcast’s NBCUniversal has joined as an investor and media partner. Variety article

> Mediacom Communication announced this week that it will no longer operate a walk-in customer service counter at its Geneseo, New York, office after June 8. OurQuadCities article

> The city and county of San Francisco is working with Nokia and other vendors to evaluate and test an LTE system in the Citizens Broadband Radio Services band. FierceWireless article


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> YouTube used its Brandcast presentation at NewFronts this week to boast huge logged-in user numbers and brand-safe content to appease marketers weary of their ads running alongside inappropriate content. FierceVideo article

> During its first-quarter earnings call, CBS said that about one-third of its All Access subscribers are paying for the more expensive ad-free tier of the service. FierceVideo article

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