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Discovery may launch its own streaming service, too

Following Discovery Communications $14.6 billion acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive in March, the company is now toying with the idea of launching its own direct-to-consumer service. Accordi

Node snags two top AI researchers to advance AI-fueled search tool

Node, an AI-driven search tool designed to surface the information that matters most to you, announced today that it was bringing on a couple of AI research heavy hitters. It also announced $5 millio

Actress Maisie Williams to launch Daisie, a social app for talent discovery and collaboration

Actress Maisie Williams, best known for her role as Arya Stark on Game of Thrones, is the latest celeb to venture into tech entrepreneurship, with the launch of a new company aimed at connecting creat

Crunch Report | Reddit Now Valued at $1.8 Billion

Niantic postpones its European Pokémon GO Event, Discovery Communications acquires Scripps Networks for $14.6 billion, Game of Thrones materials getting released in HBO hack and Reddit is now valued

Twitter adds updates about interesting links, trends and accounts to its Notifications tab

Your Notifications tab on Twitter might be getting a little more busy. The company recently added a new feature to this section on both mobile and web, which aims to clue you into what people you foll

Taboola intros Facebook-style ‘news feed’ to target mobile users with more links

Taboola, the startup that works with hundreds of publishers to provide a set of links at the bottom of pages directing readers to more content on the site and elsewhere, has long positioned Facebook

Foursquare adds list search to make its app more useful, as Google prepares its rival

Google Maps is preparing to roll out a list-making feature that lets you star places, favorite places, and make bucket lists. That has led Foursquare to now respond by making its own lists feature mo

Thrillist, NowThis, The Dodo and Seeker form a new, Discovery-backed holding company

Four digital media organizations are coming together to form a new holding company — and they’ve also raised $100 million in additional funding from Discovery Communications. Those four compan

SoundCloud improves music discovery with new Suggested Tracks feature

SoundCloud is launching a new feature that aims to help its users find new tracks and artists they’ll love, based on their activity and listening history. Called “Suggested Tracks,”

Meerkat Outs An Embeddable Player, Hooks Discovery Channel’s Shark Week

Livestreaming app Meerkat has launched an embeddable player so that content being broadcast to the app can be embedded into and viewed on other digital services. The first implementation of the player

Baidu, China’s Leading Search Engine, Makes Strategic Investment In Content Recommendation Platform Taboola

The companies declined to name the exact amount of the deal, but said that it is in the “multi-millions.” Taboola serves up the links in the “Around The Web” and “Recommended For You” sect

Futureful, The Janus Friis-Backed AI Predictive Discovery Engine, Rebrands As Random

Futureful, the AI predictive discovery engine backed by Skype co-founder Janus Friis which we last covered back in August, has a new name and a new interface -- evolving its proposition of serendipito

Foursquare’s Upcoming iOS Release Is A Pivotal Moment For The Company, As In It’s “Now Or Never”

We all know the Foursquare story quite well: The app launched at SXSW four years ago, and a fair amount of people have been using it to check-in ever since. The company is releasing a new version of i

Local Search Service Roamz Shifts Again – Now “Local Measure,” Startup Brings Geo-Based Data To Businesses (& Gets Them To Pay)

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.roamz.com/">Roamz</a>, a local search and discovery startup which has been struggling to gain traction as a consumer-facing service, is shifting its focus again. Th

App Discovery Service Hubbl Now Delivers Personalized Recommendations Directly To Apple’s Passbook

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.hubblapp.com/">Hubbl</a>, the app discovery service <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/08/17/techcrunch-disrupt-finalist-hmmm-switches-gears-now-building-hub

Google Brings Its Local Discovery App “Field Trip” To The iPhone

Google's location-based <a target="_blank" href="http://www.fieldtripper.com/">Field Trip</a> application has just made its way to <a target="_blank" href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/field-trip

Last.fm Founders’ Next Track: Lumi, A Site That Uses Your Browsing History To Help You Discover Things On The Web

Felix Miller and Martin Stiksel, the co-founders of the music discovery and streaming site <a target="_blank" href="http://www.last.fm">Last.fm</a>, went into a kind of startup hibernation after <a hr

Social Discovery Platform At The Pool Emerges From Beta With Funding, A Redesign & Users In 50 Countries

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/07/14/social-network-at-the-pool-releases-techcrunch-pool-in-advance-of-mondays-launch/">At The Pool</a>, a Los Angeles-based social discovery network that ai

Let’s Visit A Nobel Prize Winning Lab That Does “Lots Of Science”, Shall We?

Creating stem cells out of adult cells. Amazing. Winning a Nobel Prize. Amazing. Saving lives potentially? Outstanding. Check out this video from <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/dlprag

Twtrland: A Social Analytics Tool And Simple Way To Discover New People In The Twitterverse

Twitter does a lot of things well, but it hasn't really nailed context yet -- or search. After you first join the service, it takes a significant amount of following and unfollowing before you settle
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