The debate over native apps versus mobile web rages on: which is better, which is more accessible, which is more customer-friendly.
A bill created by all four parties in the Russian parliament would censor the internet in Russia, creating a unified blacklist to block access to websites containing “banned pornography, drug ads and promoting suicide or extremist ideas.”
HootSuite, the service that 79 of the world’s Fortune 100 companies use to manage their social media presence, just added apps for Instagram, SlideShare, Edocr, and Zuum in its App Directory.
InSites Consulting, a market research firm with feet on both sides of the Atlantic, just released its six-country social-in-the-enterprise report. And it includes some surprising results, including a key difference between American and European companies.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vk9cZgts_30&w=560&h=315] Roku’s product chief, Tom Markworth, sat down with VentureBeat at South By Southwest to show off the company’s latest, as-yet-unreleased bit of hardware: the streaming stick.
There wasn’t much explanation given yesterday when TechCrunch editor-in-chief Erick Schonfeld stepped down. But a scoop from PaidContent this afternoon reveals why AOL might have been looking to shake things up. Traffic has fallen almost 35% since founder Mike Arrington left and Schonfeld took over in September of 2011.
For Shane Rahmani, who spent the past four years working on digital strategy and operations at MTV, moving to Thrillist, a lifestyle company aimed at hip, young men, wasn’t too bad of an adjustment.
Using your hands is so 2010. Voice-activated controls may be on the way for Google TV, according to a patent filed by the company last year that was recently discovered.
2012 is going to be the Twitter election, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said at the D: Dive Into Media event in Dana Point, California Monday night.
Helen Gurly Brown and her late husband David
Guest Post As a CEO of a startup, my online voice – a blog called Greg’s Corner — is the place where I share my company news, try to differentiate myself from competitors, and showcase the value I’m offering. But until about a year ago, my online voice wasn’t saying much.
How do you watch your favorite TV shows? Chances are, you’re still using that traditional TV in your living room, but according to a report from Nielsen audiences are increasingly going mobile to consume videos and television.
The New York Times Company is looking around for new acquisition targets. Any businesses the company buys will be its first acquisitions in more than three years.
deadmau5, a favorite among hoodie-wearing tech scenesters, is going to be livestreaming a concert tonight starting at 10 p.m. Pacific Time.
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Google News introduced a new metadata tag to help news publications highlight their original, quality content. The announcement, made today at the Online News Associate conference in Boston, is the latest attempt by Google News to help readers find relevant articles amid the din of the 24-hour online news cycle.
Media Predict is a marketplace where people get paid to place bets on which media will fly and which will flop.
Thirteen startups presented in the Social and Media Technologies category at this week’s Demo Fall 2011 conference in Silicon Valley. Common themes were getting advice from strangers and trying out items for purchase virtually before buying. Here’s a look at three of those startups we haven’t covered yet in our Demo reporting:
Since its launch last month, streaming music service Spotify has accumulated 1.4 million members in the U.S., according to All Things D. What’s arguably more important among that tally is that about 175,000 people, or 12.5 percent, are paying subscribers.
Music licensing company BMI on Thursday announced it had reached an agreement with social music service Turntable.fm, which will make it possible for Turntable to get access to BMI’s more than 6.5 million creative works.
As social networks multiply, merely staying on top of all the updates is turning into a full-time job. Now a startup, Percolate, aims to distill your personal information flood into a more concentrated brew.
YouTube is testing a gorgeous new redesign of its website called Cosmic Panda, which features an overhauled user interface, less white space and additional customization of YouTube channels.
The LA Times is reporting that Yahoo is the undisclosed potential buyer that made an offer to purchase popular video streaming company Hulu Tuesday.
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts demonstrated a new version of the company’s massively overhauled Xfinity TV service today at The Cable Show industry event in Chicago.
The news traffic related to the killing of Osama bin Laden has caused a bigger traffic spike than the royal wedding, according to Keynote Systems, the mobile and cloud web monitoring service.
AOL has agreed to buy The Huffington Post, the fast-growing Internet-publishing startup backed by a controversial political figure, for $315 million in its third major acquisition of a power player in online media.
Here at VentureBeat we receive a considerable number of bad pitches, both from PR firms and from entrepreneurs themselves. To make life more tolerable for everyone, we have decided to provide some tips on how to ensure that your pitch is not one of them. Let’s start with some typical examples of the bad pitch.
This is more than a case of sour grapes. Time Warner CEO Jeffrey L. Bewkes belittles movie-rental company Netflix in an interview with The New York Times today. “It’s a little bit like, is the Albanian Army going to take over the world?” he asked. “I don’t think so.”
Media titan Barry Diller said he is stepping down as CEO of media conglomerate InterActive Corp today.
Silver Lake Partners and Blackstone Group LP are interested in teaming up to purchase Web portal Yahoo, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
Facebook is aggressively courting publishers to get more news media sites to adopt its social tools and log-ins.