Wordnik is using its massive online dictionary to create a highly intelligent news reader called Reverb, which makes personalized content recommendations based on its understanding of words and concepts.
While it might seem unfair to those of us poking along at a few tens of megabits per second, Kansas City residents are getting a second chance to sign up for Google Fiber, the company posted today.
When it launched in 2011, Onswipe fed a major need for publishers who wanted a simple way to make their websites mobile-ready. Now, it’s getting even better.
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.
CenturyLink, which lays claim to being the third-largest telecommunications provider in the U.S., has scooped up enterprise cloud services provider Tier 3.
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.
New York ad startup BiScience’s new product, AdClarity, monitors 5.1 million ads in over two million campaigns from over 300,000 advertisers on over 7,000 publishers’ sites.
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.
If you need to quickly google a Call of Duty cheat while playing the game, Microsoft has the console for you.
And the web browser.
“Everything we do revolves around building a product for chefs. We hope to achieve the construction of the most credible chef-driven digital media property on the planet.”
Google finally released its Google Play Music app for iOS today, with unlimited songs, custom radio stations, no skip limits, smart recommendations based on the music you like and listen too, and more.
Helsinki-based Scoopshot announced today that it has raised $3.9 million in a Series A round of funding to continue growing its crowdsourced photography business globally.
Move the heck over iTunes, Comcast would like to start eating your lunch — specifically, the part it has never tried before.
“This claim is literally outrageous,” BrandYourself CEO Patrick Ambron told me this morning. “Anyone can do this for free.”
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.
Brad met the woman of his dreams, and it turned into a nightmare. A great first date was followed by the inevitable googling of his name.
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.
If you’re trying to produce likable, shareable Instagram images, you’d better share blueish images with a lot of background, texture, and light. And stay away from red.
Music Unlimited will stream in the background, and Video Unlimited will load videos very quickly.
Aiming to be a social networking destination for movie fans and studios alike, MovieLaLa announced today that it has received seed funding from several investors.
Twitter just introduced “custom timelines,” a new way of organizing and sharing collections of tweets that Twitter users can create to organize and share custom stories on events or conversations, right on Twitter.
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.
Vox Media acquired three popular digital media brands — Curbed, Eater, and Racked — doubling the number of media properties under its umbrella. Fortune estimates the deal at around $20-30 million.
Despite the multitude of streaming video services now available, Netflix and YouTube continue to dominate, according to Sandvine’s latest Global Internet Phenomena Report.
Flipboard recently gave readers the ability to curate their own magazines. Now the company is embracing e-commerce by enabling people to create catalogs.
Updated on Nov. 9 at 10:05 AM PT with a comment from The Onion
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.
Thanks a successful IPO opening day, Twitter now has a warchest of $1.8 billion. And according to some analysts, a lot of opportunity to spend it.
Jukely launched its “concert matchmaking” service nationwide today, which recommends live shows for you to see based on your music preferences and those of your friends.
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.
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.
Twitter’s IPO is tomorrow, and the company could be worth as much as $16 billion, if it prices itself at the top end of its range. Or it could be valued much higher, if the stock pops on opening day.
What’s the value of a tweet? Not nearly as much as 500 million of them a day.
The move comes after major retailers like Walmart and Target decided to yank their Kindle displays.
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