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  • Bloomberg Brings 24-Hour Live News To Apple TV; Crackle, KOR TV And Watch ABC Also Added

    Bloomberg Brings 24-Hour Live News To Apple TV; Crackle, KOR TV And Watch ABC Also Added

    Apple continues adding new channel partners to its Apple TV hardware, and now it’s rolling out four new ones today (via 9to5Mac), including Watch ABC for streaming local ABC affiliate content, Crackle for movies and TV, and KOR TV, a Korean language channel. There’s also Bloomberg, which is is going to be streaming a live 24-hour news channel that provides content seven days a week. Read More

  • Bloomberg Launches Bloomberg Beta, A $75 Million Early-Stage Investment Fund Led By Former IGN Exec Roy Bahat

    Bloomberg Launches Bloomberg Beta, A $75 Million Early-Stage Investment Fund Led By Former IGN Exec Roy Bahat

    Media company Bloomberg is launching its own venture capital fund today, putting aside $75 million to invest in early-stage startups. The fund, which has already put money into nine companies, is being led by Roy Bahat, chairman of video game hardware startup Ouya and former head of IGN Entertainment. Read More

  • Video Apps Vs. Web Video: Apps Are Invisible To Search

    Videos on the iPad and other tablets look great, and increasingly apps are being created specifically for watching videos on tablets. There is just one problem: they cannot be found by search. This problem is true for information in all apps in general, but it is particularly one for video. A couple weeks ago, I moderated a panel at Beet.TV’s Video Strategy Summit where this topic came up. Read More

  • Microsoft Puts New York City In The Cloud

    When Mayor Bloomberg wants to make an announcement with Microsoft, CEO Steve Ballmer gets on a plane and flies to New York City. That’s because he’s Mayor Bloomberg, but also because New York City is a very large customer with 100,000 city employees. Today Ballmer and Bloomberg are in City Hall announcing a new five-year deal which will roll up dozens of separate city contracts… Read More

  • Bloomberg Realizes The Web Is Not A Terminal

    There aren’t a lot of news sites with black backgrounds for the simple reason that it isn’t easy on the eyes (not to mention it is ugly). But that hasn’t stopped Bloomberg from taking its signature look from its old-style terminals to the Web. Its site sports garish gold headlines on a black background (see second screenshot below). Somebody finally told them that the Web… Read More

  • Tech Layoffs Surge to 300,000

    Layoffs in the tech sector are accelerating. It took exactly three weeks for tech layoffs to surge to 300,000, according to our Layoff Tracker. Since late January, when the tracker hit 200,000 layoffs, another 100,000 job eliminations have been announced or completed. In contrast, it took five weeks for layoffs in the tech industry to hit the 200,000 mark, and four months for layoffs to… Read More

  • Green: New York City mayor wants to install windmills all over the place

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is doing his best to make the city as green as possible. He’s so obsessed with this fad (going green) that he wants to install windmills in strategic locations around the city, chiefly along the Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island coasts; skyscrapers and bridges could also see them. They’d be expected to generate as much as 10 percent of the… Read More