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  • MovieGlu Brings TV Guide-Style Listings To Movie Showtimes

    MovieGlu Brings TV Guide-Style Listings To Movie Showtimes

    There’s no shortage of places to go online to search for local movie showtimes to get your cinema fix. But, arguably, when it comes to the way search results are displayed, the majority of sites and apps appear to take their UI inspiration from newspaper movie listings of yesteryear, employing a simple list view. Or so says U.K. startup MovieGlu. Read More

  • Aereo Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Aereo Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Aereo, the streaming TV service that let users watch near-live TV on any internet-connected device, has today announced that the company is filing for Chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The company has appointed Lawton Bloom, from Argus, to serve as Chief Restructuring Officer during the gradual shut down process. This comes on the… Read More

  • VideoBlocks Launches New Stock Video Marketplace Where All The Money Goes To Contributors

    VideoBlocks Launches New Stock Video Marketplace Where All The Money Goes To Contributors

    Stock video company VideoBlocks is expanding beyond its subscription business model with the launch of a new marketplace for contributed content. The company has already built a library of 115,000 video clips, backgrounds, and effects, which it either created itself or licensed from others. Customers can use any of the content in that library for a subscription fee of $79 a month or $99 a year. Read More

  • Social Betting App Youbetme Raises $2.7M

    Social Betting App Youbetme Raises $2.7M

    Youbetme, the startup behind the social betting app of the same name, announced today that it has raised $2.7 million in Series A funding. Youbetme says it launched the app in January. The company bills itself as a way to “bet on anything, at any time,” either through its iOS app or it’s website. To be clear, it doesn’t support real-money betting, but rather… Read More

  • How Limited Edition Scarves Fit Into Ryan Leslie’s Plans To Take His Music Straight To Fans

    How Limited Edition Scarves Fit Into Ryan Leslie’s Plans To Take His Music Straight To Fans

    In the recent debates about how the business model for musicians and other creative artists is changing, one of the commonly repeated ideas is that you no longer have to reach a mass audience in order to make money — instead, you just need a small group of devoted fans. Musician Ryan Leslie told me he’s been pursuing that idea since he left his label Universal in 2010 —… Read More

  • FastPay Raises $15M More To Improve Digital Media Cashflow

    FastPay Raises $15M More To Improve Digital Media Cashflow

    FastPay, a startup offering credit to digital media companies, is announcing that it has raised $15 million in additional equity funding. That description might not sound particularly sexy, but FastPay seems to be tackling a common problem for companies that serve as middlemen between online publishers and advertisers (such as ad agencies, demand side platforms, supply side platforms, ad… Read More

  • NightOwl Launches So You Can Get Drunker Better Faster Stronger

    NightOwl Launches So You Can Get Drunker Better Faster Stronger

    There’s nothing better than finding that special bar. The one that has your favorite scotch, or makes a mean margarita, or plays the perfect music. Finding that special bar, on the other hand, can be a real pain in the ass. That’s why NightOwl is launching in NYC. The app works almost exactly like Foursquare, but with an exclusive focus on nightlife, including bars and clubs… Read More

  • Blippy Returns With A Brand-New GIF Keyboard For iOS 8

    Blippy Returns With A Brand-New GIF Keyboard For iOS 8

    Ready for another GIF keyboard for iOS 8? Blippy has returned today with a new app that lets you create, save and discover new GIFs to use when messaging with your friends on your iPhone. The app serves to replace the earlier, also GIF-focused, Blippy iOS app, that was pulled from the App Store back in September. Those with long Internet memories may remember the name Blippy as being… Read More

  • TheLadders Revamps iPhone App To Focus On Job Referrals, Unveils Job Market Guide

    TheLadders Revamps iPhone App To Focus On Job Referrals, Unveils Job Market Guide

    What good is a job search site or app when you’re not looking for a job? That’s the issue TheLadders is tackling with the launch of a new version of its iOS app and a new feature that it calls the Job Market Guide. CEO Alex Douzet told me that these are the first steps in a new direction for the company, which was founded in 2003. TheLadders was initially aimed at people looking… Read More

  • Kaufmann Mercantile Luxury E-Commerce Platform Lands $3.2 Million In Funding

    Kaufmann Mercantile Luxury E-Commerce Platform Lands $3.2 Million In Funding

    Today Kaufmann Mercantile has announced the close of a $3.2 million Series A funding round led by 14W, with participation by Dave Morin, Justin Shaffer, and Slow Ventures, among others. Kaufmann Mercantile is an online retailer that focuses on the curation of luxury, high-quality products. You could think of it a bit like Fab.com, but with a focus on luxury products as opposed to funky design. Read More

  • With Vyte.in, Schedule Meetings Without Long Email Threads

    With Vyte.in, Schedule Meetings Without Long Email Threads

    Scheduling a meeting usually takes a few emails. Add a third person, and you are now stuck in an email nightmare. French startup Vyte.in knows this too well, and will let you schedule meetings in a few clicks right in your browser. “I’ve worked for 4 years in big companies and small startups — from the smallest to the biggest company, you always have this problem when it comes… Read More

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