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  • Concert Subscription Startup Jukely Is Now On Android

    Concert Subscription Startup Jukely Is Now On Android

    Jukely, a monthly concert subscription service, says it’s breaking records (and not the vinyl kind.) Though it didn’t want to say how many members are currently on the platform, founder Bora Celik did say it would soon be able to get a crowd to fill New York’s Madison Square Garden (capacity for the concert venue is 18,200, for reference). That growth also means adding in… Read More

  • Magic Leap Adds Alibaba’s Jack Ma To Board As New Funding Pushes Valuation To $5B

    Magic Leap Adds Alibaba’s Jack Ma To Board As New Funding Pushes Valuation To $5B

    Magic Leap, the much-hyped augmented reality company, doesn’t officially have a product yet, but that isn’t stopping the company from focusing on the potential of the Chinese movie market. The Florida-based company is adding Alibaba founder and executive president Jack Ma to its board of directors as part of an upcoming Series C funding round that values the company at $5 billion. Read More

  • Audience Measurement Consolidates As ComScore Closes $768M Rentrak Acquisition

    Audience Measurement Consolidates As ComScore Closes $768M Rentrak Acquisition

    Some more consolidation in the online measurement and analytics space: today comScore has announced that it has closed its $767.7 million deal to acquire Rentrak in an all-stock deal that brings together Rentrak’s TV and cinema audience tracking business with comScore’s business covering Internet and mobile audiences to better compete against the likes of Nielsen. The deal was… Read More

  • Asia Tech Media Startup E27 Lays Off Half Of Team In Restructuring Move

    Asia Tech Media Startup E27 Lays Off Half Of Team In Restructuring Move

    The first major news from Asia’s growing spectrum of tech media companies is in, after Singapore-based tech blog E27 instituted restructuring that has resulted in half of its 20 employees leaving the company. Read More

  • Lockscreen App Slidejoy Gets A Newsy New Feature

    Lockscreen App Slidejoy Gets A Newsy New Feature

    Slidejoy, a startup that rewards users for putting news and advertising on their Android lockscreens, has unveiled a more comprehensive newsreading experience. Co-founder Sanghoon Kwak led the development of the new Trends feature, and he said that previously, if you were reading news on Slidejoy, you saw one article at a time, and they came from about a dozen publishers. Read More

  • Spotify Is Raising Another $500M In Convertible Notes With Discounts On IPO Shares

    Spotify Is Raising Another $500M In Convertible Notes With Discounts On IPO Shares

    A week after streaming music company Deezer announced that it had raised another $109 million from existing investors, news has leaked out that its bigger rival Spotify is raising again, too. The Stockholm-based company whose music streaming service works in 58 countries is seeking to pick up an extra $500 million from investors in the form of convertible notes, according to a report in… Read More

  • StatMuse Picks Up $10M For Its AI-Based, Graphic Search Engine For Sports Statistics

    StatMuse Picks Up $10M For Its AI-Based, Graphic Search Engine For Sports Statistics

    The business of sport revolves around stats — from those who use them to improve performance, through to enthusiasts who look at them for fun, or for more financial ends. Now a startup that helps make it easier for regular people to dig into and visualise sports stats has picked up some funding to grow. StatMuse, a startup out of San Francisco that currently lets you search for… Read More

  • Penrose Is The Pixar Of VR

    Penrose Is The Pixar Of VR

    There are advantages to being an invisible giant in a virtual world. You can watch over a whole town or lean in to see the miniature protagonist’s face. You’re so big you never worry about something bumping into you, so you can get as close to the tiny action as you want. And it disarms the Swayze Effect — the disappointment that virtual characters can’t see or… Read More

  • GoPro Integrates With Periscope

    GoPro Integrates With Periscope

    Action camera maker GoPro is integrating with Periscope, the livestreaming app from Twitter. Owners of the GoPro HERO4 cameras will be able to broadcast their adventures directly to Periscope. As soon as the GoPro is paired to an iPhone, it will recognize the Periscope app and let users record and share their surroundings with a live audience. (The GoPro will still be able to record the videos… Read More

  • AOL Acquires AlephD To Be Part Of Its Newly Unified Publisher Platform

    AOL Acquires AlephD To Be Part Of Its Newly Unified Publisher Platform

    Last year, AOL launched One, a broader platform for its various programmatic ad technologies. Today it’s doing the same thing for its publisher tools, with the announcement of One by AOL: Publishers. The company (which owns TechCrunch and is in turn owned by Verizon) is also making a last-minute addition to the lineup with the acquisition of AlephD, a Paris-based startup that… Read More

  • Why SoundCloud Will Be Worth More Than Spotify Crunch Network

    Why SoundCloud Will Be Worth More Than Spotify

    SoundCloud recently announced it struck a long-awaited licensing deal with Universal Music, whose hit roster includes Kanye West, Adele and Taylor Swift. The Universal deal, in addition to SoundCloud’s latest round of funding, is a strong indicator that the Berlin-based music-content platform is a serious competitive threat to Spotify. Read More

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