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  • Pix acquires Codex, expands global services April 25, 2019
    SAN FRANCISCO — Pix (, the maker of the secure, on-demand collaboration solution of the same name, has reached an agreement to acquire London-based Codex ( The move will enable the two companies to deliver a range of new products and services, including streamlined camera capture to post production finishing. Pix and Codex serve complementary […]
  • Framestore unites GEICO & Avengers in new spot April 24, 2019
    NEW YORK CITY — Tom Routson of Framestore Pictures ( recently directed a second spot that partners GEICO and the Avengers. In the crossover commercial, the familiar Gecko walks down a busy street and past a cinema, where he sees a poster for the new film, Avengers: Endgame. Awed by the ad, he gets pulled into […]
  • Bi-coastal Butter adds ECDs to music & sound team April 23, 2019
    NEW YORK CITY — Butter Music and Sound ( has added to its in-house creative team with the recent addition of executive creative directors Tim Kvasnosky (Los Angeles) and Aaron Kotler (New York). The newly-appointed ECDs will maintain creative oversight on all projects going through the Los Angeles and New York offices, managing workflow across […]
  • Lost Boys graduates enter into VFX workforce April 23, 2019
    MONTREAL — Lost Boys Studios’ Montreal School of Visual Effects (Campus D’Effets Visuels), which recently marked its first full year in operation, has successfully placed a number of students into VFX industry positions. The Montreal School’s ( first group of students – those who graduated in October 2018 - are now working at studios that […]
  • Veteran editor Doug Bryan joins Dallas' 3008 April 23, 2019
    DALLAS — 3008 Editorial ( has signed editor Doug Bryan, the former owner and editor of Post-Op. He brings 25 years of editing experience to the studio, having cut award-winning commercials, documentaries, feature films, music videos and shorts. 
  • NAB 2019: Post Picks April 22, 2019
    LAS VEGAS — Post’s dedicated team of editors, writers, contributors and industry pros recently hit the ground running at this year’s 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas, in search of the most innovative and coolest new products, solutions and technologies manufacturers had to offer the post community. We are proud to announce our 2019 Post Picks, […]
  • Audio house HOBO launches long-form division April 22, 2019
    NEW YORK CITY — Howard Bowler, the founder of audio post house HOBO (, has announced the launch of HOBO Films, a long-form original content development company. Bowler is also the founder and president of Green Point Creative, a marijuana advocacy branding agency. In conjunction with the launch of the company, and last weekend’s 420 […]
  • Sony Pictures adds Dolby Atmos to three mix stages April 18, 2019
    CULVER CITY, CA — As part of the ongoing expansion of its sound resources, Sony Pictures Post Production Services ( has upgraded three mix stages on the Sony Pictures lot to support sound mixing for film and television in the immersive Dolby Atmos format. Among them is the 344-seat Cary Grant Theatre (pictured), the studio’s largest. 
  • NYC's Goldcrest grows; brings in veteran colorists April 18, 2019
    NEW YORK CITY — Full-service facility Goldcrest Post ( is expanding its footprint in independent film and documentary finishing through key additions to its creative roster. The company has entered into a partnership with Glue Edit, the finishing boutique led by colorist and Emmy Award-winning editor Ken Sirulnick. Sirulnick, along with his long-time post production […]
  • Qumulo to present 'Cloud Best Practices' Webinar April 18, 2019
    SEATTLE — Qumulo ( will host a Webinar on May 16th that looks at “Cloud Best Practices”. The event will take place at 9:30am (PST) and will be led by Qumulo’s Molly Presley, who will cover several topics.

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  • Context Clusters in Search Query Suggestions February 19, 2019
    unsplash-logoSaketh Garuda Context Clusters and Query Suggestions at Google A new patent application from Google tells us about how the search engine may use context to find query suggestions before a searcher has completed typing in a full query. Think of Google as a Decision Engine, focused upon bringing searchers more information about interests they […]
  • Universal Search Updated at Google January 4, 2019
    unsplash-logoTristan Colangelo Sura gave up on her debugging for the moment. “The word for all this is ‘mature programming environment.’ Basically, when hardware performance has been pushed to its final limit, and programmers have had several centuries to code, you reach a point where there is far more signicant code than can be rationalized. The […]
  • How Google’s Knowledge Graph Updates Itself by Answering Questions October 29, 2018
    How A Knowledge Graph Updates Itself unsplash-logoElijah Hail To those of us who are used to doing Search Engine Optimization (SEO), we’ve been looking at URLs filled with content, and links between that content, and how algorithms such as PageRank (based upon links pointed between pages) and information retrieval scores based upon the relevance of […]
  • How Google Identifies Primary Versions of Duplicate Pages October 12, 2018
    Identifying Primary Versions of Duplicate Pages We know that Google doesn’t penalize duplicate pages on the Web, but it may try to identify which version it prefers to other versions of the same page. I came across this statement from Dejan SEO on the Web about duplicate pages earlier this week, and wondered about it, […]
  • Quality Scores for Queries: Structured Data, Synthetic Queries and Augmentation Queries July 30, 2018
    Augmentation Queries In general, the subject matter of this specification relates to identifying or generating augmentation queries, storing the augmentation queries, and identifying stored augmentation queries for use in augmenting user searches. An augmentation query can be a query that performs well in locating desirable documents identified in the search results. The performance of an […]
  • Learning to Rank July 16, 2018
    My last Post was Five Years of Google Ranking Signals, and I start that post by saying that there are other posts about ranking signals that have some issues. But, there are other pages that you may want to look at while you are learning to rank webpages, and I didn’t want to turn people […]
  • Five Years of Google Ranking Signals June 22, 2018
    Organic Search Google Ranking Signals 1. Domain Age and Rate of Linking 2. Use of Keywords 3. Related Phrases 4. Keywords in Main Headings, Lists, and Titles 5. Page Speed 6. Watch Times for a Page 7. Context Terms on a Page 8. Language Models Using Ngrams 9. Gibberish Content 10. Authoritative Results 11. How […]
  • Google Patent on Structured Data Focuses upon JSON-LD June 17, 2018
    Search Using Structured Data Structured Data is information that is formatted into a repository that a search engine can read easily. Some examples include XML markup in XML sitemaps and schema vocabulary found in JSON-LD scripts. It is distinct from semi-structured, and unstructured data that have less formatting. A search engine that answers questions based […]

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