The social bed and breakfast startup Airbnb has just released its first attempt at television advertising, which pretty much looks nothing like the average 30-second annoying commercials you’re typically used to.
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Kim Dotcom, the founder of now defunct cloud storage/streaming service Megaupload, announced today that he’s suing the New Zealand government for illegally spying on him and raiding his home in 2012.
Crowdfunding campaigns have never been PayPal’s strong suit, but today the company said it wants to change that.
After months of debate, Dell’s shareholders have finally agreed to a buyout offer today that would see the company go private.
Online media production company Maker Studios has just secured another $26 million in funding, the company announced today.
DreamIt Ventures is opening up its application process for its second accelerator program in Austin, Texas, the accelerator announced today.
Internet Radio company Pandora has appointed Brian McAndrews as its new head honcho.
Could this be what the next Kindle Fire HD looks like?
Netflix is continuing its expansion into Europe with the launch of its streaming video service in the Netherlands, the company announced today.
Apple is apparently planning to release a new version of Apple TV Sept. 18, according to an AllThingsD report that cites unnamed sources familiar with Apple’s plans. That’s the same day Apple plans to release its iOS 7 mobile operating system update as well.
The new camera is packed with lots of useful upgrades, most notably for people who suck at taking pictures.
Apple revealed its new iTunes Radio streaming service today during a highly anticipated press event at its Cupertino headquarters.
The team behind Piki.fm, the music recommendation radio service, announced today via e-mail that the service would be shutting down, a move that’s effective as of the end of September.
Paid content recommendation service Outbrain just hired a new chief financial officer today, which is fueling speculation that the company will be going public in the near future.
Streaming video service Vimeo is building out its on-demand video distribution platform even more with new pricing options and a handful of new tools for content creators to make money, the company announced yesterday.
Yahoo is the latest big media company to start focusing on a second-screen video viewing experience with the release of its new Yahoo Screen mobile app today.
Livefyre, a popular comment platform used by many news blogs and active forums, has acquired social startup Storify, the company announced today. Neither company disclosed financial terms.
Rocket Fuel, an advertising tech firm that uses big data, has set the terms of its forthcoming initial public offering to raise $102 million, the company announced today.
Federal judges will hear a long-standing case tomorrow from Verizon Wireless who claims the Federal Communications Commission is overstepping its bounds when enforcing its net neutrality laws.
Amazon is apparently working on a plan that would see the company build its own smartphone that it would offer to customers for free.
Guest Post Can Jeff Bezos transfer his Midas touch from Amazon to usher in a “Golden Era” for the newspaper industry? In a word: yes.
EBay has acquired price forecasting and shopping research company Decide, the company confirmed today. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Spotify may already have the biggest on-demand music service, but it’s looking for new ways to expand.
Here are six of the unsung heroes of cloud-based video that are making a name in the world of online media.
Guest Post It took a while for the market to get comfortable with the concept of SaaS, but now the acronym is practically a household term – like cloud or IT. Will the same be said for PaaS a year, two years from now?
The era of “smart cameras” might be dead before it fully arrives thanks to Sony’s new line QX Smart Lens, which the company announced today.
Typically, the week before Apple’s big tech media circus event every September is where we start hearing intensified speculation for what will be announced. This year is no different — with a new rumor unearthed today that Apple will launch a new version of its Apple TV set-top box.
While second-screen TV app Vidora already impressed us with its ability to aggregate and push video content to your television screen (via Apple TV), its rolling out some new features this week that should help its content partners make more money.
This is yet another move by Amazon to show its committment to becoming a powerhouse in digital media sales.
Jeff Bezos offers up some interesting insight on the “new golden era” of the Washington Post.
Vimeo is very serious about being a major distribution channel for independent small production films — so much so that it’s offering film makers presenting a movie in the Toronto International Film Festival $10,000 to debut their work on the site before anywhere else.
Streaming music service Spotify is unveiling a new feature today that should make it easier for its users to listen to music while relaxing at home.
Google may have acquired Android-based smartwatch software company WIMM Labs.
Aio Wireless, the pre-paid contract free service from No. 2 major U.S. carrier AT&T, is preparing for a nationwide launch next week, AT&T announced yesterday.
Will he ever run?
I’ve run into the problem at events before: The official mobile app for the conference was updated at the last-minute — only to be completely unusable for the whole event.
Editor’s Pick MALMÖ, Sweden – “If you’re not at least a little embarrassed by something you just launched, you probably waited too long to start it,” said superstar entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian to a large crowd at the 2013 Media Evolution conference yesterday.
“I actually hate being called an entrepreneur,” fugitive Pirate Bay cofounder Peter Sunde said via a Skype video call at the Media Evolution event in Sweden yesterday.
MALMÖ, Sweden — Amid all the music services currently vying for attention, Swedish startup Tunaspot is doing something interesting by attaching location data to popular playlists.
MALMÖ, Sweden — Reading books on my tiny iPhone screen is something I do out of circumstance, never choice. And apparently, I’m not the only one, as book reading on smartphones is higher than on tablets.