Magnify is taking more of an enterprise solution to curation and discovery, but one that weaves in advertising, video delivery, and analytics as well. Oh, and it’s also grabbed funding from former Facebook general council head Chris Kelly and TEDx’s Chris Anderson.
Following its revamped iPad app last week, music and TV show discovery service Shazam rolled out a new Windows Phone 8 app today.
Media discovery startup Shazam released a new version of its iPad app today that adds a ton of new features boosting your ability to identify music, TV shows, and advertising.
Guest Post Christopher Columbus created a model for the modern entrepreneur to follow. Think about it…
We’ve been saying this for a while now: Foursquare isn’t about badges and mayorships anymore. You need only look at the company’s latest round of funding for confirmation.
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.
Over the past year or so Foursquare has become the best local search app that you’re probably not using. And that’s all Foursquare’s fault.
Gritting your teeth long enough to ask music snobs what they’ve been listening to usually provides much better results than most of social music discovery technologies.
With the new filters, you can set up columns to contain or exclude keywords, media types, and retweets.
Thirst Labs’ latest app is like a personalized newspaper.
Three billion tweets and tens of millions of tips ought to add up to something. In Foursquare’s case, that means the “Best of” series, which highlights “the most awesome places in cities across the U.S.”
Mike Mayzel, StumbleUpon’s director of communications, said the layoffs were not the initial stages of a death spiral.
Apple is in talks with with Foursquare to bring local data into Apple’s Maps application.
Smartphones and apps sometimes separate us from the physical world even as we walk through it. But Google has created a virtual tool to help us appreciate the wonder of reality.
With almost 740,000 active apps in the Apple ecosystem and similarly huge numbers in Google Play, how is a mobile app developer to stand out?
A seemingly small change that Google quietly launched yesterday has the potential to transform +1 buttons from a simple I-like-this to a find-the-best-content-here experience … and generate more interaction with Google+.
Never heard of Flipora? Join the club.
Guest Post “Discovery” is a hot topic these days. The curse of a new buzzword is that it’s difficult to come to a shared mental model in the early stages. Instead of tackling that large problem, I’ll start with something simpler: defining “social discovery” and suggest that social discovery is a stepping stone on the way to algorithmic discovery.
Screengrab of trending chillwave on Exfm
The other night, over a heated (ha ha) conversation about soup, a new acquaintance asked me, “So, what’s the best soup in San Francisco?”
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.
Social link sharing startup StumbleUpon has reached a record 20 million users, the company announced today.
Facebook is focusing on integrating news discovery based on your friends’ activity in the news feed, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today at f8, the company’s annual developers conference.
Despite recent market turmoil and questions about public market stability, the window for new initial public offerings has not closed — and local discovery site Yelp is still on track for its IPO — Yelp chief executive officer Jeremy Stoppelman said today at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco.
Conferize aims to help you discover conferences, see who is involved with them and follow the conversations that unfold around them. The company launched an alpha version of its service today at DEMO in Silicon Valley.
Turntable.fm has finally announced details about its recent first-round funding led by Union Square Ventures. The company raised $7 million in the round but kept mum about the deal, including the amount and the names of the investors, until today at the TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 conference.
Apple bought some very cool “virtual assistant” technology — Siri’s speech-to-text system — back in early 2010. This technology allowed users to ask for places to eat using normal spoken words and receive recommendations within a very short time.
Heyzap is expanding its offerings as a mobile platform provider. At first, it enabled users to “check in” to their mobile games to tell their friends what they’re playing. Now the company is analyzing the check-in data to offer free recommendations of Android games.
Even high-quality games are still getting lost amid the thousands of apps on the various mobile app stores.
Mobile game discovery is a huge problem, since it’s easy for great games to get lost in overcrowded app stores. So Exent is giving mobile games a boost today with its GameTanium Mobile all-you-can-eat subscription service.
Total revenue from app stores like the Apple App Store and Android Marketplace will nearly double to $14.1 billion next year and will reach $36.7 billion by 2015, according to tech research firm Canalys.
Music and broadcast media discovery app developer Shazam announced that it has raised $32 million in its most recent round of funding.
AVOS, the new and upcoming startup by YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, has announced the purchase of Tap11, an analytics platform for social media campaigns.
Applifier helped small game publishers get millions of new users last year by creating a cross-promotion tool for Facebook games. Now it is creating a portal-like app for games on Facebook and other platforms so that consumers can find what they want.
Guest Post Jessica Rovello is president and co-founder of casual and social game maker Arkadium.
Website discovery engine StumbleUpon had 500 million hits last month and its traffic has doubled in 6 months, the company announced today.