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  • SoundCloud Posted A $29M Loss In 2013 On Revenues Of $14M

    SoundCloud Posted A $29M Loss In 2013 On Revenues Of $14M

    SoundCloud, the popular online music and audio sharing platform, is now exceeding 175 million listeners each month and is on track to reach 200 million. But its rapid growth has seen the company’s costs run away from its revenues. According to recent annual filings for 2013, Soundcloud posted turnover of €11.2 million ($14.1 million) in 2013, up 40% from 2012’s revenues… Read More

  • Netflix Now Finally Works On Linux

    Remember when we mentioned that Netflix streaming would soon finally, finally work on Linux? (That is, it’ll work without requiring a bunch of trickery to convince Netflix you’re running something else.) Read More

  • Imgur To Convert Uploaded GIFs Into Videos

    Imgur To Convert Uploaded GIFs Into Videos

    Social image sharing site Imgur today announced Project GIFV, an internal initiative to drag the GIF format we all know and love out of the 90s and into the modern, HTML5-powered web. Going forward, the site will convert all images uploaded in GIF format to lightweight MP4 videos. Read More

  • Smart Remote App Peel Raises $50M From Alibaba To Expand Smart Home Offerings

    Smart Remote App Peel Raises $50M From Alibaba To Expand Smart Home Offerings

    Smart remote software maker Peel has closed an additional $50 million in funding, supplied by Alibaba, the e-commerce giant which recently made its public market debut in the U.S. The company’s new funding is a strategic investment separate from its existing $45 million raised across four rounds, with the most recent announced in June, and brings its total rase since its founding in 2009… Read More

  • Jimmy Buffett Asked Spotify’s CEO For A Raise

    Jimmy Buffett Asked Spotify’s CEO For A Raise

    At today’s Vanity Fair Summit in San Francisco, musical artist Jimmy Buffett made a quick appearance to ask a question from the audience to Daniel Ek, CEO and founder of Spotify: “When can we get a raise?” Read More

  • Microsoft’s Xim App Offers Temporary Phone Photo Sharing Without Overshare Risk

    Microsoft’s Xim App Offers Temporary Phone Photo Sharing Without Overshare Risk

    You’ve probably encountered this scenario before: Someone wants to show you a picture on their camera roll, but cautions that they just want to make sure there’s nothing unfit for public consumption in their gallery. Or maybe they didn’t exercise caution and you caught a glimpse of something you shouldn’t have. Either way, Microsoft wants to remove the risk entirely, with… Read More

  • Apple TV Could Become A Home For HomeKit Smart Devices

    Apple TV Could Become A Home For HomeKit Smart Devices

    Apple’s HomeKit is still in its earliest days, with the connected home framework technically shipping with iOS 8 but not offering up any consumer endpoints to explore just yet. The latest beta of the Apple TV operating software shows (via AppleInsider) we could be nearing more visible HomeKit feature debuts, however, as it sets up the streaming set-top box to become a smart home hub… Read More

  • Plex Launches On Xbox One

    Plex Launches On Xbox One

    Perennial media management software favorite Plex is celebrating a return of sorts today: The company has launched an official client for Xbox One, after having originally been based on XBMC, the open-source media player that took its name from the original Xbox. Plex is now an official Xbox partner, however, marking a big change from the early, more rebellious years. The Plex app for Xbox One… Read More

  • Adobe Debuts A Slew Of New Mobile Apps, Including Brush, Shape And Draw

    Adobe Debuts A Slew Of New Mobile Apps, Including Brush, Shape And Draw

    Adobe has ramped up its mobile efforts in a big way today at its annual Adobe Max conference, with seven new mobile apps unveiled (though two are repurposed versions of older software). The new collection in some ways represents the same kind of unbundling of individual features as apps we’ve seen from companies like Facebook, with tools specific to different kinds of artists and… Read More

  • Facebook Officially Launches The Mobile Like Button

    Facebook Officially Launches The Mobile Like Button

    With much of the web moving inside native mobile apps, Facebook needed a way to get content from inside them into its walled garden. So after previewing it at f8 in April, Facebook today officially launched the mobile Like button and opened it to all iOS and Android developers to give their users a way to instantly share content to the News Feed from within apps. The mobile Like button can be… Read More