Try as they might, entrepreneurs haven’t yet managed to figure out an ultra successful method for discovering, listening to, and sharing music — and it’s not for lack of effort.
Social optimization service Buffer, which optimizes the time of your Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ postings for maximum impact, just passed one million users and over $2 million in annualized revenue.
Magisto, an automatic video editing service, just reached a record 10 million users, up from 3 million just six months ago, the startup revealed to VentureBeat.
Sponsored Post On Sept. 23, the first day of Advertising Week in New York, the Mobile Media Summit will stage its final and biggest conference of 2013 at the famed New World Stages.
Twitter just announced that its new iOS 7-compatible apps are available for download from the app store, and that they contain some pretty interesting integrations with Apple’s new mobile operating system.
Apple has finally rolled out a much anticipated update to its iTunes digital media app today.
The release of Madonna’s new SecretProjectRevolution film exclusively via BitTorrent Bundle is a major endorsement of BitTorrent’s new file format.
“Instead of putting the content in the store, let’s put the store inside the product,” BitTorrent VP of Marketing Matt Mason told me last week. “We can bake interactions into the file itself, so that if something gets shared, it’s not a problem, but a driver of value for the artist and publisher.”
Hulu signed a new licensing agreement with the BBC today that will bring a plethora of TV programs to its content library.
Not to be pushed out of the spotlight by iTunes Radio’s debut, Slacker Radio rolls out its own updated iOS app.
Continuing its streak of big announcements, Pandora is rolling out a revamped iPad app today that’s quite an improvement over the previous version.
It figures that a music distribution company for modern Africa would skip old-school architecture and go straight to mobile.
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Guest Post While tech companies are adept at building incredible devices and software, the truly innovative content that families love isn’t necessarily making it to apps. Here’s why.
Amazon has finally updated its Prime Instant Video app for iOS today with support for Apple TV’s Airplay feature.
Twitter employees like working for a former comedian. It’s likely Dick Costolo’s business skills, however, rather than his sense of humor that they’re most appreciative of.
Streaming music service company Pandora Media is selling 10 million shares of common stock, which could net it about $230.8 million at $23.99 per share, according to an SEC filing released today.
Guest Post Here’s what happens when you combine the power of big data intelligence with your media strategy.
Twitter has about a billion registered “users.” Unfortunately, only about 250 million of them actually use the service with any consistency.
Guest Post Where is the smart money going in content advertising?
Editorially curated content startup Upworthy has secured a new $8 million round of funding to help grow its service, the company announced today.
Updated 9/16 with clarifications via AT&T, and a correction.
Microsoft recently yanked a series of commercials that pretty much ridicule rival smartphone maker Apple. (If you haven’t seen any of them yet, I’d highly recommend checking out the embedded video below if you feel like a good laugh.)
Sony is set to debut a brand new streaming media device tomorrow that should have most of the same features available on Google’s new Chromecast streaming stick.
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.
Editor’s Pick HasOffers chief sent an e-mail saying his firm has revised a service after it learned it violated Facebook policies.
VentureBeat’s new mobile site, which is powered by a new Zemanta product, will provide more relevant news stories for you to look at, without having to reload the page.
Thanks to Facebook’s clumsy and botched road to the stock exchange, Twitter’s will be a lot smarter. And, potentially, a lot more lucrative for investors.
“Twitter will learn from Facebook’s flawed playbook and do the opposite,” PrivCo’s Sam Hamedeh said.
Twitter filed for an initial public offering today in what will likely be the stock market debut since Facebook’s $100 billion IPO. It hasn’t been easy, and it hasn’t been quick.
Twitter just tweeted that it has filed a confidential request for going public.
Guest Post Twitter’s acquisition of MoPub, like Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram, makes complete sense in light of its impending IPO.
If you think you see something weird on Twitter in the next few weeks, you’re probably right. But there’s nothing odd about that at all, according to Twitter.
Online media production company Maker Studios has just secured another $26 million in funding, the company announced today.
Internet Radio company Pandora has appointed Brian McAndrews as its new head honcho.
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.
SAN FRANCISCO — VentureBeat today announced a partnership with Spoke Software to deliver a competitive intelligence service called VB Profiles.
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.
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.