Vox Media acquired three popular digital media brands — Curbed, Eater, and Racked — doubling the number of media properties under its umbrella. Fortune estimates the deal at around $20-30 million.
It’s a marketing campaign –that has had the entire Bay Area technorati talking — for BitTorrent’s new store-in-the-file product for artists … a file format called BitTorrent Bundles where the art is the cash register, and sharing is a form of currency, not a form of theft.
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.
Guest Post Here’s what happens when you combine the power of big data intelligence with your media strategy.
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.
Editor’s Pick “We want to completely crush today’s model of journalism,” co-founder and CEO Martin Roldan told me last night.
The new numbers mean that Apple’s users are increasing their spending at the same time that Apple is increasing its number of users. Just a month ago, Dediu’s estimate was $40/year, with the iTunes and app stores running at a $16 billion run rate.
And yeah, it’s ultimately all about money. And advertisers.
Twitter’s two major product launches 0f 2013 are heading in vastly different directions.
Protestors against Turkey’s government ran a full-page ad in the New York Times today using money from a crowdfunding campaign. They have raised over $100K in one of Indiegogo’s fastest campaigns ever.
This could be useful for a lot of people in situations far beyond movies and scripts.
Tech Cocktail’s goal is to support emerging tech communities through events, and provide relevant information for entrepreneurs.
Its front page is a step up from the nip slips and cat clips you see elsewhere. But all the clips are short — even the Queen merits a mere 91 seconds — so don’t expect powerful journalism with ample context.
We saw a significant uptick in funding today; almost a dozen companies closed rounds in diverse industries, such as sports, consumer-tech, and political-tech.
If you thought Netflix was a data hog before, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
Path has always taken a different … trail. So it’s no surprise that the private social network is laying down new tracks in an attempt to make digital communication more human.
That vision has produced events where Activision and the State Department, QuikSilver and the Gates Foundation rub shoulders with music industry giants. And where beauty and fashion — Diane von Furstenberg — meet brains and technology: Google Glass.
Don’t cringe when video games are offered in public libraries. In fact, a well-maintained collection just might bring more kids, youth, and young adults into the hallowed halls of a local library than books ever will.
The Knight Foundation names the winners of the Knight News Challenge: Mobile.
Do video games inspire violence? Here’s what studying religious identity can tell us.
YouTube released its annual yearly review early this morning, highlighted what the site’s 800 million visitors are watching and uploading. And there’s more than a few milestones in the data.
Matter Ventures launches accelerator program on conjunction with KQED and The Knight Foundation to usher in next generation of media institutions.
Today, the fashion-tech startup has launched its iPhone app, with an Android and tablet offering on the way.
YouTube has become a massive news destination, YouTube chief executive Salar Kamangar said in his acceptance speech, with 7000 hours of news-related footage uploaded every single day.
Editor’s Pick Summly, available to download for free, reduces full-blown articles into snippets, making it easier to skim the news on a mobile device.
A Q&A with the founder of Pulse, an app that is changing the way we consume the news.
Is it best to share on Tuesday or Thursday? Does it matter if your tweet is 15 words or 25? And does using a question mark really reduce your chances of viral growth?
Content optimization platform RAMP gobbles up $15 million
Twitter is stepping up its ties with the entertainment industry by eying some high-profile media executives for spots on its board of directors.
Newsblur, a social newsreader that helps you find relevant news and features in the mass of digital content, has released its iPad app.
The first users of Minit, an iPhone app to record and screen short videos, may have found themselves revealing intimate life stories to Noa Tishby, a supermodel, actress, and technology entrepreneur.
While it only invests in films with budgets of under $5 million, Chenal Media took $7 million to develop, coproduce, and distribute them.
Amazon and NBC have been getting down to business, and the fruits of their labors are more instant video offerings for Amazon Prime customers.
The online music service MOG has sold its ad network to huge media holding company Townsend Media for an undisclosed amount. The music service itself was bought by Beats Electronics just last month.
New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has been reportedly attempting to recruit Twitter VP Katie Jacobs Stanton to boost the company’s media products.
AwesomenessTV is so awesome that they snagged $3.5 million in a first round of investment.
Facebook Stories launched yesterday and my reaction was a kind of “meh.” But today I think I completely missed the point. In the fresh light of a new dawn, I think it’s nothing less than the future of news.
The Echo System, a company that helps brands measure the impact of their social-network initiatives, released its Echo Rank results for June today. The results show that online retailers with solid “social” customer engagement strategies vastly outperform laggards.