media

  • Facebook is rolling out a Trending News section on mobile, now with its own link

    Facebook is rolling out a Trending News section on mobile, now with its own link

    Facebook is rolling out a “Trending News” section on mobile that includes its own link in the app’s main navigation. This follows the company’s earlier announcement this spring of a redesign for Trending Topics, an increasingly important part of Facebook’s social network, where it tracks the news stories that are buzzing across its service. That redesign is… Read More

  • BAMTech valued at $3.75 billion following Disney deal

    BAMTech valued at $3.75 billion following Disney deal

    BAMTech, the company that powers streaming for MLB, HBO, NHL, WWE, and now, Disney’s and ESPN’s upcoming streaming services, is valued at $3.75 billion following Disney’s new investment. This afternoon, Disney announced it would acquire an additional 42 percent stake in the streaming infrastructure provider for $1.58 billion. The company last year had invested $1 billion… Read More

  • Twitter inks live stream deals for Wimbledon, Comic-Con coverage, and more

    Twitter inks live stream deals for Wimbledon, Comic-Con coverage, and more

    Twitter is continuing to grow its live streaming business, with a series of new deals announced over the past week or so, including a partnership that will bring live streams from the floor of the San Diego Comic-Con in July, as well as behind-the-scenes action and news from Wimbledon, among several other efforts. You may recall that Wimbledon was the first live-streamed sport to pop up… Read More

  • Upbeat gets $1.5M to create a data science-driven alternative to PR agencies

    Upbeat gets $1.5M to create a data science-driven alternative to PR agencies

    Out of all the how-to guides ever written about pitching journalists, I’ve never seen one address the truth—that most are simply too busy trying not to get murdered by their inboxes to even open emails. Upbeat wants to use data science to create PR pitches that don’t automatically end up in the Trash folder. The San Francisco-based startup (formerly called PRX.co) launched… Read More

  • Brand new Vellum picks a fight for prettier (e)books

    Brand new Vellum picks a fight for prettier (e)books

    E-books are a lot of things. Convenient. Good for the environment. Usually cheaper than printed books. One thing they’re rarely accused of is being good-looking. Ugly books is what 180g is declaring war on with a completely revamped, 2.0 version of Vellum. Oh, and in the process, they’re adding support for making wood-pulp books, too. Fancy.  Read More

  • Brit + Co raises $15 million to grow its media and merchandise businesses

    Brit + Co raises $15 million to grow its media and merchandise businesses

    Brit + Co, the media startup founded by Brit Morin, is announcing an additional $15 million in funding led by Verizon Ventures. Former Uber president and Target CMO Jeff Jones will also be joining the startup as an advisor. San Francisco-based Brit + Co will be using the funding to expand its digital content business that targets women. Read More

  • Derek Jeter on why he started The Players’ Tribune

    Today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017 Derek Jeter and Jaymee Messler, founders of The Players’ Tribune, sat down with TechCrunch Editor in Chief Matthew Panzarino. The conversation started with the thesis behind the startup, which was founded shortly after Jeter retired. Read More

  • Free streaming service Tubi TV grabs $20 million in new funding

    Free streaming service Tubi TV grabs $20 million in new funding

    San Francisco-based Tubi TV has raised an additional $20 million for its advertising-supported streaming service for TV and movies. Investors in the round are betting on the fact that the next big streaming competitor won’t be a direct rival to Netflix and others with a subscription-based business model, but rather a free service that offers a wide variety of titles for free viewing. Read More

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