Cloud video editing startup WeVideo has announced that its service will be accessible through YouTube starting today, a move that will give YouTube’s astounding amount of users much better video editing tools free of charge.
If you’re an expert on any subject, you can become famous and get paid for it. Even if you’re just writing posts on the internet. That’s the message delivered today by Joanne Bradford, chief revenue officer at web media giant Demand Media.
Is there something wrong with search? There are many answers to that question, and rapper M.C. Hammer took the stage at the Web 2.0 Summit with his own, WiredDoo, a deep search solution. With the tagline, “Search once, see what’s related,” Hammer said that with any product there is always room for improvement, so there’s nothing wrong with today’s search.
Aol Radio has relaunched. With all the buzz around super-social music apps like Spotify and Turntable.fm, you’d think the company would have jumped on that trendy bandwagon. But the new Aol Radio will be powered by Slacker Radio. While there will be some social integrations in a few months, social media is not a primary source of data for an programmatic, algorithmic approach to serving up songs.
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Google is “close” to launching its own MP3 music store, Android head Andy Rubin said today. The company has been in talks to offer a music store for some time, but Rubin shed a little more light on the upcoming service today at the AsiaD conference.
Many local newspapers may be teetering on the edge of death, but web publishing service OwnLocal doesn’t think they’ll be meeting their maker anytime soon. The company has just nabbed an undisclosed round of funding to help traditional paper newspapers boost their income.
Google introduced the newest form of bookcase to your browsers today — what it calls an “Infinite Digital Bookcase,” and damn does it look cool.
Yahoo announced its third quarter earnings today, with with both revenue and revenue costs down due to a search agreement Yahoo made with Microsoft. The company tallied $1.217 million in GAAP revenue, down 24 percent year over year.
Editor's Pick Sean Parker began his tour in the Internet spotlight by blowing up the music industry, and it apparently became sort of a hobby for the serial entrepreneur.
Hopefully, the days are long gone when a U.S. Senator could get away with saying the internet “is a series of tubes.” Ron Wyden, the Democratic U.S. Senator from Oregon, tried to put that image behind him as he became the first politician to talk on stage at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco on Monday.
YouTube is going to let musicians sell merchandise, tickets and more on the site, the company announced on its blog yesterday.
After years of turning the traditional brick-and-mortar bookstore business on its head, online retail giant Amazon is now taking aim at the publishing business by getting writers to ditch their publishers in favor of Amazon.
Owners of last year’s third-generation Kindle don’t need to buy a new model to take advantage of some nifty new cloud features.
Joining streaming music services such as Last.fm and Pandora, Spotify has launched an app for the Boxee Box, the company announced Friday.
Google is planning to open a new MP3 music store, and has entered into negotiations with major record labels, reports the New York Times.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ByWVVovdDg&w=560&h=315] Skype is now officially a part of Microsoft. The software giant announced today that it has completed its $8.5 billion purchase of the video chat company.
Editor's Pick Cross-platform video calling startup Tango has seen tremendous growth since its launch in early fall of last year. One of the biggest reasons for its success, according to CTO Eric Setton, may be the company’s crazy strict 2-week development cycle for its iPhone, Android, and PC applications.
Owners of streaming video service Hulu have terminated their plans to sell the company, Hulu announced today.
Search giant Google brought in $9.72 billion in the third quarter this year — or $7.5 billion minus traffic acquisition costs. That amount crushed consensus Wall Street analyst estimates of $7.23 billion, and is a 33 percent increase from the same quarter one year ago.
Following last week’s big agreement to stream AMC’s acclaimed TV shows, Netflix has secured another TV deal, this one with CBS and Warner Bros. to stream previous seasons of CW shows such as The Vampire Diaries and Gossip Girl in the U.S.
Apple representatives have been reportedly taking meetings around Hollywood to put the finishing touches on a new cloud-based movie service.
Khush, which makes music apps that turn regular speech into song, launched an a capella version of its popular Songify iOS app today called Talkapella.
Digital notebook service Springpad has doubled its total registered users in the last six months to 2 million, the company tells VentureBeat.
Editor's Pick Thanks to its prominent position as a combination e-reader and tablet device that has books, full-color magazines and casual games, the Nook Color’s ownership is now almost 75 percent women, according to a Barnes & Noble executive.
Prior to the launch of its new iOS 5 mobile operating system tomorrow, Apple has released a huge update for its iTunes Mac software.
Despite massive growth in both revenue and paying subscribers, streaming music service Spotify made an operating loss of $41.5 million in 2010, reports Reuters.
Roku will offer a new $50 model to its product line of streaming media set-top boxes, the company announced today.
Netflix‘s controversial plan to split off its DVD rental business as a new venture called Qwikster is no more.
As annoying as it is to get Farmville requests from friends on Facebook, now there may be no way to escape the popular game: Farmville in talks to be made into a movie.
Apple’s next iteration of its Apple TV device will likely add in a dual-core A5 processor, the same powerful CPU found inside the new iPhone 4S and the popular iPad 2, and offer 1080p HD playback for the first time.
Just in time for Halloween, streaming video service Netflix has signed a deal with TV network AMC to bring its highest rated program, zombie show The Walking Dead, to its streaming video subscribers in the U.S. and Canada (sorry Latin America).
Disney chief executive Robert Iger announced today he will be stepping down from his position in 2015.
YouTube is launching a movie rental offering to its U.K.-based users, YouTube owner Google announced today.
User-generated encyclopedia Wikipedia shut down its Italian website yesterday to protest a proposed privacy law drafted by the Italian government, reports The Atlantic.
Who needs Spotify? Rdio intends to one-up its competitors today with the introduction of a free on-demand streaming music service that has no ads.
Pre-order book sales of the authorized biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs have jumped significantly since news of his death was made public yesterday.