media

  • Spanish Newspapers Want Google News Back

    Spanish Newspapers Want Google News Back

    The Internet is like a delicate rainforest ecosystem. You remove one player and the rest suffer and die. That happened in Spain this week when the government there began cracking down on Google. The Spanish government is requiring the company to pay Spanish news providers every time their content appears on the site. The search giant will shut down Google News there in response and no content… Read More

  • Xbox One Gets HBO Go

    Xbox One Gets HBO Go

    HBO Go fans can now enjoy their favorite single-source streaming service on the Xbox One, as the app is now available (via Verge). Microsoft beat PlayStation 4 to the punch with this one, but the PS4 app from HBO is being developed, and should arrive later on. The Xbox One app offers an experience you’d expect based on the Xbox 360 software that has been available before today, but… Read More

  • BuzzFeed Jumps Aboard The Messaging App Train, Starting With WeChat

    BuzzFeed Jumps Aboard The Messaging App Train, Starting With WeChat

    BuzzFeed’s next step is messaging apps, and it’s teamed up with Tencent to become a media partner on the Chinese firm’s WeChat app, which counts 468 million monthly active users across the world. Read More

  • An Algorithm Wrote The LA Times Story About The City’s Earthquake Aftershock Today

    An Algorithm Wrote The LA Times Story About The City’s Earthquake Aftershock Today

    As reporters around the country scrambled to push out stories on early-morning earthquakes that awoke southern California, The LA Times had a machine write its piece. “This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author,” explained the news story, posted 20 minutes after the USGS registered a 2.7… Read More

  • Plex Adds Queues, Mobile Camera Upload, Chromecast Access For All And Streaming DVR

    Plex Adds Queues, Mobile Camera Upload, Chromecast Access For All And Streaming DVR

    Streaming media platform Plex has a big update for users today, which includes opening up Chromecast support to all users, after debuting it as a feature for paid Plex Pass users only back in December. That’s probably the biggest addition here for general users, but Plex Pass members get a few new perks to make up for it, including camera upload from iOS devices, and Shared Sync, which… Read More

  • Mashable Finalizes $14M First Outside Funding Round

    Mashable Finalizes $14M First Outside Funding Round

    Tech and social media blog Mashable has raised a total of $14 million in a Series A investment round led by Tribune Digital Ventures, the company announced today. The funding adds nearly $1 million to the $13.3 million the company revealed it had raised as of early January this year, and represents the first time the site has sought outside funding. Mashable has offices in New York City and… Read More

  • Komli Media Launches Remarketing Platform To Take On Google, Facebook

    Komli Media Launches Remarketing Platform To Take On Google, Facebook

    It’s been a roller-coaster ride for Komli Media so far, the Indian digital ad network that has raised around $97 million from investors including Peepul Capital, Norwest and Nexus Venture Partners. Within few weeks of raising its biggest funding of $30 million in October last year, Komli’s CEO, Prashant Mehta, quit the company, raising concerns about the startup’s future. Read More

  • With Angel Funding From Top Media Veterans, The News Lens Wants To Reshape Journalism In Taiwan

    With Angel Funding From Top Media Veterans, The News Lens Wants To Reshape Journalism In Taiwan

    Earlier this month, The News Lens, an independent media startup in Taiwan, announced that it had received angel funding from Marcus Brauchli, whose resume includes top editing positions at the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, and Sasa Vucinic, who helped launch the non-profit Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF). In addition to their investment, Brauchli and Vucinic are… Read More

  • Yahoo Acquires PeerCDN As It Builds Out Its Content Strategy

    Yahoo Acquires PeerCDN As It Builds Out Its Content Strategy

    Content delivery network provider PeerCDN has been acquired by Yahoo, the company has informed TechCrunch, in a deal the terms of which were not disclosed. The startup revealed its project earlier this year, which is based on real-time communication tech WebRTC and which makes it possible for visitors to sites to do things like chat via text or video while browsing without any additional software. Read More

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