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.
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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.
MALMÖ, Sweden — Spotify director of economic development Will Page released some interesting data today that sheds some light on what happens when a song becomes a global hit.
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Digital comic book startup Narr8 is rolling out a new version of its storytelling platform for the iPhone today, the company revealed to VentureBeat.
At this point in the mobile Internet’s evolution, you’d think it would be relatively painless to send attached files through your native email client on iOS. In reality it’s not, but touch gesture-based iOS email client Boxer has remedied this problem.
Cable network Viacom has tentatively reached an agreement with Sony to bring live streams of its cable channels to a new TV service.
It looks like Twitter is once again experimenting with new features on its iOS app, this time with one that highlights local events that are happening around you.
Editor’s Pick Glam Media has raised an additional $25 million series F round of funding, VentureBeat has confirmed with sources familiar with the deal.
Aereo, the TV anywhere startup that has the major broadcast television stations up in arms, doesn’t need a massive subscriber base to become profitable, according to the company’s CEO Chet Kanojia.
Hey geeks, Microsoft is financing a new original TV series based on the BBC’s cult-classic sci-fi show Blake 7.
The New York Times’ website and mobile apps experienced some down time earlier today, an outage that the paper is now attributing to an “internal issue.” Both the site and apps appear to be back online for most people at this time.
It looks like Twitter is getting even more cozy with the television industry. Some users are reporting that the company is testing a new “trending TV show” banner along the top of a user’s timeline screen.
Editor’s Pick Apple’s latest acquisition could be the purchase of recently shut down second-screen TV/video app Matcha.tv, according to a source with knowledge of the deal that asked to remain anonymous.
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Arkami, a security identification startup, has raised a cool $1.8 million in funding to help grow its products such as myIDkey, the company announced today.
The Pirate Bay’s new “censorship-free,” more secure web browser — appropriately dubbed PirateBrowser — already has over 100,000 downloads just days after launching.
Coming as a shock to pretty much no one, AOL chief exec Tim Armstrong confirmed today that the company’s local news gathering arm Patch will see heavy layoffs and some community sites closing down in the coming weeks.
Guest Post Predictive analytics, customized news feeds based on location and previous history, weaving reader voices into the storytelling … all these things and more have been thrown onto the “what could be” pile for a reinvented Post. But the greatest innovation and investment the Bezos-led Post could make is in its people.
Fewer admins mean fewer people that could possibly abuse classified data.
Guest Post Here’s why video is a big and important part of today’s education technology trends.
Streamweaver, the video startup that lets you record split-screen videos with up to four other people, is pushing its service out to 11 new international markets today.
Content marketing campaigns can be extremely difficult to track, which OneSpots new Content Sequencing Engine aims to help out with.
Just like his leadership strategy for the world’s largest online store Amazon, Jeff Bezos is likely to provide The Washington Post with something it desperately needs to prove itself as a worthy business: time.
Putting his money where his mouth is, AOL chief exec Tim Armstrong has brokered a deal to acquire video advertising startup Adap.TV for $405 million.
Yahoo has hired former Google exec Bernardo Hernández to head up the company’s community photo sharing site Flickr today.
Google has altered its search results to give users a handful of in-depth articles on certain topics and subjects, the company announced today.
A trademark filing released today for Samsung’s upcoming “Galaxy Gear” product provides new information about the company’s plans to produce a smartwatch gadget.
Long-running political newspaper the Washington Post has been sold to Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos, the post announced today.
The world’s first hamburger made entirely from synthetic meat was unveiled today by a team of Dutch researchers, who subsequently held a media event to see how it tasted.
Google has included a number of touch-based gesture controls to the latest test build of its Chrome web browser.
Apple has acquired wireless chip manufacturing startup Passif Semiconductor for an undisclosed amount of money.
Guest Post The almighty TV ad spot won’t be king forever. Here’s why ads should be changing to fit today’s diverse media world.
Streaming video service Netflix is finally rolling out its individual profiles feature to subscribers in all regions, the company announced today.
Netflix has decided to remove access to Star Trek III: The Search for Spock due to a defect in the streaming version of the film.
Streaming music service Spotify is consistently doubling the amount of revenue it brings in per year, according to regulatory documents filed by its holding company Spotify Technology.
Yahoo has acquired e-commerce app Lexity for an undisclosed amount, the startup announced on its blog today.
Amazon Studios — the content production arm of Amazon — is planning to create five new original TV show pilot episodes targeted at children, the company announced today.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) released a long-awaited report today investigating its actions in prosecuting programmer/activist Aaron Swartz for his role in hacking the school’s academic research paper database.
The Young Turks Network launches its Roku channel weeks before its Current TV show stops airing on cable.