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  • How Jaiku Made Prezi Focus On The US Market

    How Jaiku Made Prezi Focus On The US Market

    Editor’s note: Peter Arvai, founder and CEO of Prezi, is working to help people share ideas. Just months before Twitter launched in 2006, a company launched in Helsinki, Finland — the land of Nokia, ruler of mobile phones. The company’s idea was simple: Make it easy to publish short messages via mobile phones. Ring a bell? For the Internet-savvy community in Northern Europe… Read More

  • SoundCloud Partners With Getty Images Music — Users Can ‘Sync’ License Tracks For Commercial Use

    SoundCloud Partners With Getty Images Music — Users Can ‘Sync’ License Tracks For Commercial Use

    In a tie-up with the stock photography and digital media giant Getty Images, users of SoundCloud can now offer their tracks for commercial licensing, providing another avenue for monetization for musicians and sound artists who use the platform to host their creations. Likewise, it gives “media, advertisers, designers and creatives” a new way to license fresh material —… Read More

  • Monetization Baby: SoundCloud Planning To Let Users Sell Tracks? Adyen Chosen To Power Payments (Updated)

    Monetization Baby: SoundCloud Planning To Let Users Sell Tracks? Adyen Chosen To Power Payments (Updated)

    Adyen, the Dutch Internet and mobile payment startup, is trumpeting a big client win today: Its single-click payment solution has been selected by social sound platform SoundCloud. But that in itself isn’t really all that newsworthy. The real story, as we understand it, is that SoundCloud users will soon be able to start selling tracks through the platform. (Update: In a case of one… Read More

  • Now With Sound — Social Collections Platform Booklets Integrates With SoundCloud

    Now With Sound — Social Collections Platform Booklets Integrates With SoundCloud

    Booklets, the ‘social collections’ platform that enables users to create and share HTML5-powered collections of text, images and — now — sound, has added integration with neighbouring SoundCloud (both startups are headquartered in Berlin). In addition, a new private sharing feature has been unveiled, making it possible to share collections with select… Read More

  • SoundCloud Gets A Major Makeover, But Only Private Beta Users Can See It (For Now)

    SoundCloud Gets A Major Makeover, But Only Private Beta Users Can See It (For Now)

    Most people probably don’t stick around social music service SoundCloud’s site to ogle its design, but apparently the team felt there was plenty of room for improvement. To that end SoundCloud, who not long ago raised a $50 million funding round led by Kleiner Perkins, officially pulled back the curtains on their handsome new interface in San Francisco earlier today. Read More

  • Official.fm Launches Its New Music Promotion Platform

    Official.fm Launches Its New Music Promotion Platform

    These days, it seems SoundCloud is the player to beat in the music platform space. It’s been called (among other things) the “Flickr for audio” or the “YouTube for audio.” Evidence of this lies in the fact that the company raised $50 million in January at a $200 million pre-money valuation — they must be doing something right. Instead of competing with… Read More

  • Announcing The 2011 Crunchies Finalists And Tickets On Sale Now

    Announcing The 2011 Crunchies Finalists And Tickets On Sale Now

    The nominations have been tabulated and the votes are in. Over 300,000 nominations were calculated across 20 categories. Along with our partners GigaOm and VentureBeat, we are very proud to announce the finalists for 2011’s best in technology. Voting begins now. For 2011, we’ve added some new categories. Best Location App, Best Cloud Services and Biggest Social Impact join the… Read More

  • SoundCloud Raises $50 Million Round Led By Kleiner Perkins

    SoundCloud Raises $50 Million Round Led By Kleiner Perkins

    SoundCloud has raised a new fundraising round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The amount was not released but TechCrunch understands it to be $50 million. This would give the company a $200 million pre-money valuation. GGV Capital also participated in this round. The social sound platform which has seen high growth in the past year will use the funding to expand more rapidly… Read More

  • Five European Startups To Watch

    Five European Startups To Watch

    Silicon Valley is famously, and rightly, proud of its place as the spiritual home for startups. And it has an inspiring and awesome track record that’s tough to beat. However, as the recent Le Web conference proved, European tech hubs like London, Berlin and more recently Paris, can now also lay claim to breeding world-class entrepreneurs. There’s a sense that Europe is finally… Read More

  • Saul Klein on Europe's Billion-Dollar Startups

    Saul Klein’s List Of Europe’s Next Billion-Dollar Tech Companies

    Where will the next billion-dollar startups come from? The tech world and most VCs tend to be parochial, looking at Silicon Valley, maybe New York, and a few other hot markets like China and Brazil. But what about the Old Country? Yesterday, I was having coffee with Saul Klein, a partner at Index Ventures and co-founder of Seedcamp. He believes that in every major city across Europe… Read More