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.”
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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.
Netflix is launching a brand new user interface that will unify its TV screen watching experiences regardless of what device you may be using, the company announced late yesterday.
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Bill.com, a payment and invoicing service startup, has raised a fresh $38 million round of funding, the company announced today.
The company is now focusing more heavily on peak times instead of the average speed each user will reasonably be able to get when streaming videos on Netflix.
Cloud storage startup Bitcasa has closed a new $11 million round of funding, the company announced today.
Despite the multitude of streaming video services now available, Netflix and YouTube continue to dominate, according to Sandvine’s latest Global Internet Phenomena Report.
It wasn’t long ago that the United States Postal Service (USPS) was lobbying Congress to allow it to stop delivering packages on weekends due to budgetary constraints. That equation, however, lacked Amazon.
YouTube cofounder Jawed Karim would like you to know that he’s not impressed by Google’s latest change to how people interact on YouTube.
Today Marvel announced that it was bringing four live-action, original super-hero series and a special mini-series exclusively to Netflix’s streaming video service. That’s right tiger, Netflix just hit the jack pot.
Second screen TV platform i.TV officially confirmed yesterday that it had acquired TV-focused social network GetGlue.
Guest Post Wealth in itself is not a bad thing. But wealth causing a talent drain as people leave the Bay Area because they can’t get ahead is a problem — and it’s only getting worse.
Silverton Partners has closed $75 million for a new investment fund that will target startups in Austin, Texas, the firm announced today.
Artist-focused social network deviantART has raised a fresh $10 million round of funding, according to an SEC document filed today.
Amazon quietly rolled out a new platform today that lets some of its most avid TV and movie watching users weigh in on original pilot episodes for its Amazon Prime Instant video service.
Social photo service Mobli has raised a handsome new $60 million round of funding, the company announced today.
The move comes after major retailers like Walmart and Target decided to yank their Kindle displays.
Here’s why Stream Nation isn’t scared of big media companies…
Today’s shockingly consistent round up of funding announcements!
Digg, the Phoenix of community news sharing services, has launched a new feature today that helps aggregate videos from across the web into a single stream of (theoretically) interesting content.
Zemanta, a startup that provides tools for online publishers, has secured a new $2 million round of funding, the company announced today.
AOL had both good and bad news to share with investors today, showing that one big gamble paid off while another one continues to drag the company down.
Upon looking at the photo above, you may ask yourself, first if this is real (yes) and second, “In what universe did the fellow who plays Hodor from Game of Thrones make it into the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon?” Well, that would be this universe, specifically the one that held the Geek Media Expo last weekend in Nashville, Tenn.
Google chairman Eric Schmidt had some harsh words to say about the U.S. government’s personal data collecting methods led by the National Security Agency (NSA).
TWC is hemorrhaging subscribers across the board.
Inside: Our frighteningly consistent round up of the day’s funding announcements.
The biggest setback to Google’s streaming media stick Chromecast is the sparse selection of available applications, which until now hasn’t included any third-party music services. (You could, however, access Google Play Music All Access as well as listen to playlists of music videos on YouTube.)
Amazon approved pilot episodes for an original cop drama and a new sci-fi show from the dude who did X-Files. Awesome.
Anime is big business here in the U.S., and media firm Chernin Group wants in on it.
Strategic Polymer Sciences, a company the produces sensory-feedback technology, has closed a new $8 million round of funding today.
With each fall comes a new season premieres for over a hundred new TV shows, as well as the need to catch up on the backlog of missed episodes.
Amazon has launched a new digital publication dedicated to fiction and short stories called Day One, the company announced today.
Intel is apparently in talks to sell off its Intel Media division to Verizon, according to an AllThingD report that cites unnamed sources familiar with the matter.
Editor’s Pick While I’m now a resident of Austin, Texas, I still couldn’t believe some of these companies were operating and based here.
Startup accelerator 500 Startups announced the list of companies that made the cut for its seventh batch today, which includes quite a few firsts for 500, such as its first biotech investment as well as an investment in an electric skateboard company.
Amazon has opened up its Kindle MatchBook service today, offering customers a way to buy digital versions of books they’ve purchased on Amazon for a discounted price.
Guest Post When Google Glass came out, the most interesting thing for me was not the innovative device control, as amazing as that is. It was the ability to hands free record in video everything going on in front of you.