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YouTube CEO’s latest update details its growth, glosses over content problems

YouTube highlighted its growth and promised better communication with creators about its tests and experiments, the company announced today in its latest of an ongoing series of updates from CEO Susa

Bumble is hiring an Editorial Director to build out its media brand

Bumble, the female-led dating app founded by Whitney Wolfe Herd in 2014, is diving head first into content. The company is hiring Clare O’Connor as its first Editorial Director, who will work di

YouTube promises to increase content moderation and other enforcement staff to 10K in 2018

Now that its bottom line is being affected, YouTube says it will begin to take additional steps to protect its advertisers and creators from inappropriate content on its network. In a blog post author

Time Warner will spend $100M on Snapchat original shows and ads

Time Warner and Snap Inc. have announced a new deal that will bring increased ad spending and the development of new made-for-Snapchat shows. People familiar with the deal tell TechCrunch that it is v

Vice has raised $450M ahead of a potential IPO

Vice Media has raised $450M in new funding from private-equity firm TPG, with a deal valuing the media company around $5.7 billion post-money. Shane Smith, co-founder and CEO of Vice was just on CNBC

Crunch Report | Rumors: Amazon’s New Echo Device

The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation into Uber's use of Greyballing, we get the first look at the rumored Amazon Echo device and Facebook shuts down its VR filmmaking division. A

Snapchat will no longer show a white border around old Memories

Snapchat will no longer show that annoying white border around old photos that you share from Memories. Previously, if you shared a photo from Memories that was more than 24 hours old it would have a

Blin.gy puts you inside your favorite music video

A green-screen effect, or chroma keying, is nothing new. But it's not really consumer technology -- mainly because of the need for an actual green screen, a static camera and studio-quality lighting.

Snapchat pushes original, unscripted Shows with new A+E Networks deal

Now that Snapchat‘s parent Snap has signalled its intention to go public (in early March, is the date that we’ve heard through the grapevine), it’s stepping up a gear to show that i

Crunch Report | 100 Companies File Opposition to Trump’s Immigration Order

100 companies file opposition to Trump's immigration order, Zenefits gets a new CEO, Snap partners with BBC to get Planet Earth II on its platform and DARPA's SideArm simplifies military drone landing

Medium lays off 50 employees, shuts down New York and D.C. offices

It’s not the happiest new year at social publishing platform Medium, apparently. According to a blog post from its CEO Ev Williams, also co-founder of Twitter, the well-funded startup is layi

Cuban: AT&T-Time Warner will create more competition

While many people are arguing that the proposed $85 billion AT&T and Time Warner deal would be bad for consumer choice, billionaire Mark Cuban has a contrarian viewpoint. The merger would lead to

PABLO is an app to make long-exposure videos on your iPhone

Light painting photos and videos are really cool, but complicated to make. That’s the idea behind PABLO (no, not that Pablo), a new app launching today for iOS. Typically light painting (or long

Digg raises Series C led by USA Today owner Gannett to boost its aggregation chops

As publishers of dead-tree newspapers continue to look for ways to pivot and profit from the massive consumer shift to digital platforms, one of the more storied of them is putting some money into an

Imoji prepares to open its sticker and emoji platform up to brands

At this point I think the world knows that stickers and emoji aren't frivolous. There are certainly plenty of examples to suggest that this new kinda of media type is being taken more seriously than i

Medium nabs Embed.ly to add to its list of publisher tools

Medium announced today that it has acquired Embed.ly to support publishers with backend APIs for embedding content. Embed.ly supports writers by providing analytics on content and customized recommend

Taboola steps up in video, buys ConvertMedia for shy of $100M

Taboola, the startup behind the publishing widget that recommends more content at the end of articles online, has made an acquisition to expand its horizons beyond the written word: it has bought Con

The Athletic is bringing subscription-based local sports coverage to a city near you

High-quality local sports coverage isn’t dead. At least that’s the premise upon which The Athletic is building its business. The young startup, part of Y Combinator’s Summer 2016 cl

Meet Articoolo, the robot writer with content for brains

There is great writing. And there is content. And at this juncture in the internet's evolution it seems very plain, Dear Online Reader, that you are mostly being served a tsunami of content -- acceler

Lifeliqe debuts VR-enabled educational content to keep kids interested in learning

San Francisco-based startup Lifeliqe (pronounced "life like") debuted and demoed its new virtual reality, educational content experience from the floor of the Augmented World Expo 2016 this week. A
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