media

  • Yahoo Renews Its Partnership With NBC Sports

    Yahoo Renews Its Partnership With NBC Sports

    Today, Yahoo announced that one of their crown jewels, its relationship with NBC Sports, has been renewed. In a post, Ian Weingarten, SVP, Corporate Development and Partnerships, said: We’ve renewed our partnership with NBC Sports Group, bringing even more content to Yahoo/NBC Sports viewers, including Premier League highlights, NBC Sports Regional Network team reports, and Golf Channel. Read More

  • Apple’s iPhone Live Photos Now Work On Tumblr

    Apple’s iPhone Live Photos Now Work On Tumblr

    If you’re a Tumblr user who happens to have an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, today is your lucky day. The Tumblr team dropped an update that includes support for both 3D Touch and Live Photo. The Live Photo bit is super interesting because Tumblr is a place where GIFs and animated images tend to get shared and re-shared at pretty rapid rates. The best part is that you can view them even if… Read More

  • Meet Jukin Media, The Company That Now Owns Pizza Rat

    Meet Jukin Media, The Company That Now Owns Pizza Rat

    PizzaRat, the lovable scampering rodent that took the Internet by storm last week, now has representation in Hollywood. An entertainment company called Jukin Media bought the rights to the 15-second video that reached over 5 million views on YouTube, a move that surprised many of the rat’s fans who retweeted gifs of the rodent in action. The guy who recorded PizzaRat, comedian Matt… Read More

  • Selling News Feeds As A Service, Stream Raises $1.75M

    Selling News Feeds As A Service, Stream Raises $1.75M

    Building off the strength of a successful open source project, a new startup that provides newsfeed development and management as a service — Stream — has raised $1.75 million in its first round of funding. Read More

  • GoPro Unveils Plan To Allow Users To License Their Videos

    GoPro Unveils Plan To Allow Users To License Their Videos

    GoPro is taking steps to make some cash on the back of the vast troves videos its users are creating. The company just announced a platform that lets content creators license videos to brands and media companies. With this platform, your GoPro videos could make their way into advertisements and get you (and GoPro) paid. Read More

  • Mobile Blog JKOnTheRun Is Reborn After The Fall Of Gigaom

    Mobile Blog JKOnTheRun Is Reborn After The Fall Of Gigaom

    Harken back with me to the heady days of 2004. The century was still young and we humans were yet unsullied by the great iPhoning of mobile technology. A young man, James Kendrick, hat in one hand and valise in the other, had just disembarked from the great ship HMS Mainstream Tech Media and begun writing on a website called JKOnTheRun. In those heady days tech blogs grew fat on the vine. Read More

  • Tech Growth In Asia Is Arriving On The Back Of The Mobile Communications Industry Crunch Network

    Tech Growth In Asia Is Arriving On The Back Of The Mobile Communications Industry

    Years from now, tech billionaires may want to thank the credit collapse that led to the Asian financial crisis. Many people here in Asia believe that the economic disaster that befell them actually pushed the current wave of entrepreneurs on to this track of newfound wealth. Read More

  • YouTube Launches YouTube Newswire, A Channel Featuring Verified Eyewitness Videos

    YouTube Launches YouTube Newswire, A Channel Featuring Verified Eyewitness Videos

    YouTube announced today a trio of initiatives designed to expand the video-sharing site’s role in new media journalism, including eyewitness news. Most notably, the company is launching a service called YouTube Newswire in partnership with social news agency Storyful, which will introduce a curated and verified feed of the day’s most newsworthy events being published to… Read More

  • Haystack TV Scores $1.7 Million For Its News Service Aimed At Cord Cutters

    Haystack TV Scores $1.7 Million For Its News Service Aimed At Cord Cutters

    One of the problems with cutting the cord today is that you lose access to a variety of news channels and programs, and there are few resources in the streaming world that can take their place. A company working to address this problem, Haystack TV, has now raised $1.7 million in seed funding for its personalized news service aimed at specifically cord cutters. But you don’t… Read More

  • Twitter Publicly Launches Curator, Its Real-Time Search And Filtering Tool For Media Outlets

    Twitter Publicly Launches Curator, Its Real-Time Search And Filtering Tool For Media Outlets

    Twitter this morning is launching Curator, its new product that lets media organizations, publishers, and broadcasters identify, filter and display tweets and Vine videos on any screen in real-time. The free service, which is something of a competitor to Storify, is designed to help those in the media industry and, soon, others too, make better sense of the barrage of data on… Read More

  • An Online Publisher Argues For Its Continued Relevance Crunch Network

    An Online Publisher Argues For Its Continued Relevance

    In the digital media landscape, independent publishers are akin to magazines; they both cater to specific demographic groups and provide authoritative content that engages like-minded individuals. Interest-based publishing has flourished for decades, spanning across publishing and broadcast platforms, connecting with discrete audiences. However, the rise of the Internet brought low barriers… Read More

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