Music startup Audiosocket launched its Music as a Service (MaaS) storefront today, which allows the company’s clients to create their own branded storefront where people can license music for digital media projects.
Popular iPad news reading application Flipboard has made the move to the iPhone and while it retains its smart and simple design, it also has added a new Cover Stories section to boot.
Machinima, the biggest site for game-related videos, said today it has hit more than 1 billion monthly video views for the month of November.
Editor's Pick Online transactions company PayPal is taking heat from critics after forcing Regretsy to refund all donations for its holiday charity efforts, while keeping the initial transaction fees.
Apple is once again in hot water with the European Commission, this time over its pricing strategies with e-book publishers.
Link discovery service StumbleUpon will be rolling out a major update today, the first in nearly a decade, that cleans up the site’s user interface, revises the site’s design and adds a new channel feature.
Microsoft’s Xbox 360 game console will be able to deliver 40 different TV entertainment services, the company said today. That means the console will offer a full slate of games, movies, TV and music. Users will be able to control the system with voice commands via the Kinect motion-sensing system.
The New York Times Company is looking around for new acquisition targets. Any businesses the company buys will be its first acquisitions in more than three years.
Hulu and Netflix are embroiled in a melee over digital content rights to the most popular TV shows. Friday, Hulu landed a blow by announcing that it is now the exclusive digital syndication partner for the Emmy award-winning television comedy series Community.
Social TV service Miso has raised a new $4 million round of funding, the startup announced on its blog today.
Anyone hoping for a streaming-only subscription plan for the HBO Go service will be disappointed by recent comments from the company’s co-president Eric Kessler.
Digital newswire service NewsCred has raised a new $4 million round of funding, the startup announced today.
After 22 years of publication, popular gaming magazine GamePro‘s U.S. operations have been shut down by its parent company IDG, VentureBeat has learned.
YouTube has launched a new analytics tool that lets users see a variety of information about the videos uploaded to the service, the company announced today.
Apple might be planning a new version of its Apple TV, the $99 set-top box that lets owners stream media to their television, according to component information found within the code of iOS 5.1 beta.
Christmas comes early for gamers on Verizon’s FiOS cable and Internet service. The company finally dished out plans for its previously announced Xbox 360 integration today, which includes an initial bundle of 26 live channels with Kinect voice and gesture support.
Popular content management system (CMS) company WordPress is launching a new word-based advertising service that will compete directly with Google’s AdSense, the company announced today.
Fashion-focused media company StyleCaster has raised $1 million in a new bridge round from investors including Zynga chief mobile officer David Ko and Zynga board member and former MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta. The move will help the startup make further inroads with Silicon Alley and Silicon Valley.
Streaming video service Hulu is exploring the idea of expanding into Germany, according to German media news site Horizont.net.
We might as well call it Kindle Fire Friday. Amazon revealed today that its Black Friday sales were through the roof for its Kindle lineup, though, as usual, the company didn’t offer any specific numbers.
Google is set to add plug-and-play gamepad support to its Chrome web browser early next year, Develop reports. Google developer advocate Paul Kinlan also announced the search behemoth will be adding open source video and voice chat application WebRTC to its browser.
Giant book publishing company Penguin Group has decided to restore its catalog of e-books to e-book library lending services, such as the one offered via Amazon’s Kindle e-reader and tablet devices.
Device maker Samsung says an Australian judge who banned the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in that country does not know the basic facts of the case, and her reasoning is “grossly unjust.” Lawyers for Samsung are appealing a temporary injunction that has frozen the company out of the market due to claims that Samsung ”slavishly copied” the iPad when creating its own tablet, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
Editor's Pick Irish band The Script have opened for U2 and appeared on CNN, but they made their TV debut on Stephen O’ Regan’s balcony in Dublin.
Google is certainly stepping up its game when it comes to prime time advertising via television commercials. Its most recent is running over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend to promote the company’s social network Google+.
As promised, YouTube is rolling out content from Disney and is starting with movie rentals through the website today, according to a company blog post.
Microsoft has signed a nondisclosure agreement with Yahoo so it can take a closer look at its books, a signal the software giant might be getting serious about acquiring Yahoo.
Streaming music service Spotify has over 2.5 million paying subscribers — a 25 percent increase since September, the startup announced today.
Streaming music service Pandora‘s third quarter earnings met Wall Street’s expectations but still suffered a drop to its stock price in after-hours trading.
Sling Media launched a new Slingplayer application for streaming media set-top box Boxee, the company revealed today.
Major book publishing company Penguin Group has pulled all of its ebooks from Amazon’s Kindle Library Lending program today, reports The Digital Shift.
Microsoft has acquired video search startup VideoSurf for an undisclosed amount, reports Israeli business news site Globes.
Samsung is apparently in “last-stage talks” with Google to produce a new device running the search giant’s Google TV software, reports Reuters.
Guardian Media Group, which is best known for publishing British newspaper The Guardian, wants to sell its ContentNext group of publications, reports AllThingsD.