• How To Break Through Online Video Clutter

    How To Break Through Online Video Clutter

    Every day, there are press announcements about traditional content brands making their information available to consumers online in over-the-top models. In addition to traditional distributors like Dish Networks, there are new upstart programming brands that are emerging everyday attracting consumer attention by offering viewers a unique value proposition. Allen DeBevoise, venture investor… Read More

  • SoundCloud Opens Its Podcasting Features To Everyone

    SoundCloud Opens Its Podcasting Features To Everyone

    SoundCloud has been beta testing its podcasting features with a private group since 2011, but today it’s finally letting everyone in. The SoundCloud podcasting features come in multiple tiers, including one free and two paid options, and challenge existing industry leaders including Libsyn, as well as providing the RSS hooks necessary to also publish to iTunes, and get picked up by… Read More

  • PayPal Brings Its Instant Checkout Service “One Touch” To The Web To Rival Stripe

    PayPal Brings Its Instant Checkout Service “One Touch” To The Web To Rival Stripe

    PayPal today is making a change to its online payment service on the web, which will now allow customers to checkout from a merchant’s website without having to enter in their user ID and password to complete a transaction, after their initial login. The system, called One Touch for Web, is an expansion of PayPal’s earlier efforts on mobile. Last fall, the company announced… Read More

  • Apple Patents Using iPhones And iPads As Input Devices For Creative Desktop Apps

    Apple Patents Using iPhones And iPads As Input Devices For Creative Desktop Apps

    Apple has a new patent, granted today by the USPTO, that details how wireless devices like iPhones and iPads might become context-specific remote input gadgets for use with creative desktop apps like Final Cut Pro, Logic, or even Photoshop. Using the tech described, your iPhone 6 Plus could become a touch-screen video scrubber for editing movies, for example, and then easily switch to a… Read More

  • Music Startup Jukely Pulls In $8 Million To Expand Its Concert Subscription Service

    Music Startup Jukely Pulls In $8 Million To Expand Its Concert Subscription Service

    Monthly concert subscription service Jukely has raised $8 million in a seed extension round from existing investors to expand into at least 20 more cities in the next year. The round was led by previous investors Northzone and former Warner Music executive Alex Zubillaga’s 14W, with additional participation from Larry Marcus, Hany Nada, Lyor Cohen, Maiden Lane and GroupMe founders… Read More

  • Maple Launches In NYC’s Financial District With A Fresh Approach To Food Delivery

    Maple Launches In NYC’s Financial District With A Fresh Approach To Food Delivery

    I’ve got a pretty bad addiction to restaurant delivery service Seamless, but even I’ll admit that it’s not perfect — sometimes there’s a long wait for food that shows up cold, and sometimes I get stuck in a rut, wanting to try something different but unwilling to gamble on a new restaurant or weird-sounding dish. And yes, when I indulge that addiction often… Read More

  • New Materials Could Make Star Wars-Style 3D Screens

    New Materials Could Make Star Wars-Style 3D Screens

    Everyone’s favorite wonder material, graphene, could soon create realistic 3D screens for mobile devices and smartphones. Whereas most 3D displays have thus far depended on fancy glasses or, in a last resort, parallax barriers that simulate 3D in the same way those gaudy pictures of waterfalls and winking ladies simulate movement. Scientists at Swinburne University, however, are working on… Read More

  • Mashape Open-Sources Its Kong API Management Platform

    Mashape Open-Sources Its Kong API Management Platform

    Mashape, the increasingly popular management platform and marketplace for APIs, today open-sourced one of the core technologies that power its service. The platform, called Kong, allows Mashape to power the API requests of the more than 140,000 developers who currently use its service. The company describes Kong as a “drop-in replacement for expensive proprietary API management… Read More

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