Rumors that a YouTube-powered streaming music service is on the way first popped up back in March. But now the service is apparently getting delayed, according to an AllThingsD report citing anonymous sources familiar with the company’s plans.
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Big data startup DataSift has closed a fresh $42 million round of funding, the company announced today.
Spotify has rolled out a new set of analytics tools specifically for artists that have music featured on the streaming service, the company announced today.
While wildly popular with a very specific crowd of people with expendable incomes, anime (Japanese-style animation) isn’t a subject you’d immediately think of as a growing business opportunity in the U.S. — at least until the last few years.
India-based startup Eventfier has raised funding from KAE Capital and The Startup Centre, the company announced today.
Amazon would like you to buy a Kindle Fire this holiday season, and it isn’t afraid to bad-mouth the other guys to make that happen.
The stakes are high, and there will be blood. Control of the screen is a sophisticated play requiring good timing, deep pockets, the right content and the ability to deliver the best viewing experience. At stake is a whopping share of the $150+ billion-a-year broadcast TV industry.
“In the coming decade, wearable technology will touch nearly every aspect of our lives. It will allow us to bring the power of the Internet to everything we do.” –Marcus Weller, Ph.D.
China is set to become the third Earth nation to successfully land an object on the surface of the Moon later this weekend.
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Betaworks, maker of useful web tools and service, is raising a new $20 million round of funding, the company confirmed to VentureBeat today.
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But you still won’t be able to download movies to watch when an Internet connection isn’t available.
At any given time after a holiday or gift giving occasion I’ll have at least three to five gift cards — many that are issued by credit card companies — that typically sit in a drawer for months before I realize I should probably put them to use.
Here’s some things you didn’t know: companies still get funded despite everyone across the country craving turkey day foo (or vegan equivalent) so badly that they can’t think straight.
When I want an expert to assess whether or not I’ve made a solid purchase of a recent computer, naturally I go to the bumbling (yet lovable) hacks on History Channel’s Pawn Stars.
Navigating through highly trafficked airports and train stations can be more difficult if you don’t know the native language.
Apparently, the startup is in the process of closing another $50 million in funding, according to a Fortune report that cites unnamed sources familiar with the deal.
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For those wondering how serious Yahoo is about super charging its media division need to look no further than its recent hires.
To date Soundrop has existed as a music service that lives on Spotify’s baked-in app platform. But the service is now moving beyond those boundaries.
Turntable.fm is shutting down its virtual social DJ music service early next month.
Amazon is now offering customers its Amazon Prime membership as a gift for friends, family, and other acquaintances, the company announced today.
Time Warner Cable really isn’t doing so hot, as evidenced by its latest earnings report. Not only is the company losing a massive number of TV service subscriptions, but it’s also losing broadband Internet service customers too. Oh, and did I mention TWC kind of sucks in general?
What will Spotify use another $250 million for? The answer isn’t entirely clear, but here are a few things Spotify may need more capital for.
Good news for early adopters of Google’s Chromecast streaming media stick: HBO is rolling out a new Chromecast app today for its streaming video service HBO Go, the company announced today.
Email is somewhat of a lost cause in the eyes of many people who get far too many messages to sort through on a computer screen in a single day. However, that could be because we’re just using the wrong device.
Google is doing some consolidating when it comes to its various news services.
For Twitter, it’s not enough to be a social network that serves as the pulse for what everyone is currently talking about the most. Now the company also wants to direct your eyeballs to a specific location at a specific time, such as your television screen during prime time viewing hours.
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Because sometimes an animated gif is worth a zillion words.
Apple disappointed fans when it failed to reveal an updated version of its Apple TV set-top box product (neither hardware or software) during either of its two media events earlier this year. However, what it has been doing is adding more third-party media apps.
Amazon is claiming that its original TV show Alpha House was the most watched program streaming on its Prime Instant Video service this past weekend.
NASA has embarked on its next mission to the red planet today with the launch of its MAVEN Mars orbiter.
Well, professional sports has officially decided that TV startup Aereo is a bad thing and must be stopped or else their business will be impacted severely.
Move the heck over iTunes, Comcast would like to start eating your lunch — specifically, the part it has never tried before.
New York U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin said Google’s scanning and cataloging of printed books fell within fair use because it was “highly transformative.”
OneSpot has raised $5.3 million to help grow its ad targeting platform, the company announced today.
Yahoo is putting hundreds of seemingly valuable domain names up for sale, the company announced today.
While Facebook had already dished out $1 billion to buy photo sharing social network Instagram, the company was hoping to make an even bigger offer for photo service Snapchat.