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While the majority of demands for syndicated content comes from well-established publications like the New York Times, there is need for content that’s a bit more niche — either in subject matter or the depth of reporting. In that case, you turn to the freelance community.
Netflix may soon begin experimenting with new content features (aka DVD extras) for its lineup of original programming.
Seeking Alpha, a financial news site, has managed to carve out a lucrative niche — and is paying its crowdsourced contributors handsomely for their content.
BitTorrent released its new Bundle format today in closed alpha, giving moviemakers, recording artists, authors, and anyone else who creates content a new mini-store that follows their art wherever it goes.
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Online media production company Maker Studios has just secured another $26 million in funding, the company announced today.
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.
Scoop.it combines semantic analysis of 10 million Web pages with human curation to help brands publish relevant content.
Advancit was founded by Shari Redstone, daughter of media billionaire Sumner Redstone and a well-known figure in the entertainment industry. It makes early stage investments in media and entertainment startups.
Facebook is reportedly working on a news-delivery service to add to its mobile offering. Sources familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal that the company has been working on the product for over a year.
The CIA has invested an undisclosed sum in “robot journalism” startup Narrative Science through its venture arm In-Q-Tel.
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Yahoo updated its app today to include technology from recently acquired “summary” startup Summly.
Trapit launched its new publisher suite today, the startup’s first business-to-business product that publishers and brands can use to create personalized, more engaging reading experiences.
Thom Yorke still hates the music industry, but he’s already had a huge hand in changing it.
In what would become a very expensive game of musical chairs, Google is interested in making a $50 million investment into music video service Vevo.
A: Yes. And every author will enjoy the benefits of an in-built audience.
The founder of Buzzfeed found success by ignoring Google search results and focusing obsessively on getting people to share content.
Wikia is raising $11 million to support its growing network of pop culture wikis.
Many content publishers looking for new revenue streams have experimented with paywalls, with mixed success. But if you’ve got content that people are willing to pay for, paywalls can work very well indeed.
Editor’s Pick Data harvester 3taps is countersuing Craigslist to save the internet. Believe it or not, that just might not be an overstatement.
“Craiglist was an innovator at one time,” says 3taps chief executive Greg Kidd. “But time has moved on, and the concept of what the open web is today has evolved.”
Tagwhat introduces new publishing features.
GENWI hooks extra $2M to distribute content to mobile devices.
Online magazine publisher Zinio has raised a an investment round of $20 million, according to documents filed with the SEC.
Read It Later, the company that lets you bookmark web content and access it on other devices, has secured a first round of funding for $2.5 million, according to a company blog post.
People who have grown up online might be more eager than most to make the switch from Facebook to Google.
Google has begun preliminary talks to acquire video-streaming service Hulu, according to unnamed sources in contact with the Los Angeles Times.
AdaptiveBlue, a New York City startup that lets users “check in” to TV shows to share what they’re watching with their friends, has unveiled an HTML5 version of its GetGlue app that emulates its iPhone and Android applications.
New details have emerged concerning the future of video streaming service Hulu. The company recently finalized deals to continue streaming content from its media partners/owners, reports All Things Digital.
The LA Times is reporting that Yahoo is the undisclosed potential buyer that made an offer to purchase popular video streaming company Hulu Tuesday.
Buzzlogic, a company that helps brands place socially targeted ads, today announced it has raised $7.8 million in a third round of funding. The company will use the funding for product development and to double its sales and account management teams.