Hitlantis Universe

Finnish music discovery service Hitlantis grabs $1.5 million funding

Mothers have been telling children they are not the center of the universe ever since we knew what a universe was. Hitlantis respectfully disagrees. The Helsinki music discovery company is setting out to pull indie bands into the center of their universe. And now it’s raised $1.5 million in angel funding to help it do just that.

Serendipity meets discovery with Tumbl.in and FriendShuffle

Tumbl.in, a project hatched in a weekend of coding, and FriendShuffle, a similarly scrappy website launch, have been making waves recently for their simple but compelling takes on content discovery on social networks.

DEMO: Trailmeme lets you take a walk on the Internet

Trailmeme is one of 70 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Fall 2010 event taking place this week in Silicon Valley. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.

Content-discovery app StumbleUpon goes mobile with iPhone, Android

StumbleUpon, the social network-based web content discovery service, announced today that it has launched mobile applications for both the iPhone and Android handsets that will allow users to randomly find and rate new sites while they are on the go.