• Showtime’s Over-The-Top Streaming Service Goes Live

    Showtime’s Over-The-Top Streaming Service Goes Live

    Showtime’s recently announced over-the-top streaming service aimed at cord cutters has now gone live. The service, which provides on-demand access to the network’s content as well as live TV feeds, is priced at $10.99 for those who purchase a subscription directly for use on Apple mobile devices including iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, as well as Apple TV, Roku and PlayStation Vue. Read More

  • LANDR Drums Up $6.2 Million To Master Music With Big Data

    LANDR Drums Up $6.2 Million To Master Music With Big Data

    For every musician who’s ever wanted their SoundCloud track to sound like it was produced by Timbaland, LANDR, a startup applying big data analytics to music mastering, has raised $6.2 million to build just the tool. Warner Music Group led the Series A round, joined by previous investors Real Ventures and YUL Ventures. Rapper and record producer Nas, Plus Eight Private Equity (a… Read More

  • Don’t Hire A Chief Data Officer Unless You’re Serious About Becoming A Data-Driven Company Crunch Network

    Don’t Hire A Chief Data Officer Unless You’re Serious About Becoming A Data-Driven Company

    There’s a lot of discussion in the business world right now about chief data officers (CDOs). It’s centered primarily around two questions: When should a business hire a CDO? And, what should this person do? No organization should seriously consider hiring a new C-level executive without fully understanding the strategic purpose of that role. Yet that’s exactly where many… Read More

  • Binge Watchers Quick To Abandon Shows After One Bad Experience, More Than Half May Not Return

    Binge Watchers Quick To Abandon Shows After One Bad Experience, More Than Half May Not Return

    Though an undisputed and hugely popular trend when in comes to streaming video consumption, opinions on binge-watching run the gamut from those who lament how the all-you-can-eat model makes series seem like obligations rather than entertainment, to those who have, increasingly, more positive feelings about the activity. That being said, the behaviors and motivations of those who binge-watch… Read More

  • Media Temple Launches Managed Cloud Hosting Solution For AWS

    Media Temple Launches Managed Cloud Hosting Solution For AWS

    Media Temple, the GoDaddy-owned hosting provider, today announced the launch of its managed cloud hosting solution for AWS. The company will handle the roles of AWS cloud architects and sysadmins for the businesses that want to use this new service. At first glance, that seems like a weird service for a hosting company to offer. Media Temple, after all, offers its own hosting solutions… Read More

  • Meet Lynx, An App For Sharing Links With Friends

    Meet Lynx, An App For Sharing Links With Friends

    After running silently in a public beta for a few weeks, Lynx — an app that builds a stream of links shared between friends — is opening up to the rest of the world. Lynx’s primary purpose is a private sharing channel between friends for sharing links. Rather than showing up as text, the links show up as a stream of small images with text overlaid on them that serve as… Read More

  • Tinder Rolls Out Verified Profiles For Celebrities, Athletes Or Otherwise Famous Folks

    Tinder Rolls Out Verified Profiles For Celebrities, Athletes Or Otherwise Famous Folks

    Tinder, the dating app owned by IAC, has just rolled out verified profiles for celebrities and other notable figures. Just as you see on Twitter, verified users will be marked with a little blue check mark by their name. From the Tinder blog: Starting today, you may see a verified symbol on some profiles. Now when notable public figures, celebrities and athletes appear in your… Read More

  • Name Your Price On Shopping App Compelation

    Name Your Price On Shopping App Compelation

    Browse products. Name your price. If the merchant accepts your bid, you automatically buy it. This is how Compelation is flipping the concept of ecommerce and giving consumers the power. Normally, a merchant sets a sale price, and a buyer simply accepts or rejects it. That’s fast, but leads to tons of missed opportunities and a fundamental lack of transparency. Compelation wants to make… Read More

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