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 sprin

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 investm

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 Sa

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 e

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 w

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

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 thes

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 str

A BuzzFeed would-be is paving the way for startups in Cambodia

Did you know Cambodia has its own BuzzFeed? Well, now you do! (And, yes, do note that I’m assuming you know of Cambodia and where it is located in the world.) In a country renowned for world-fam

Awesomeness is launching a news division aimed at Gen Z

Awesomeness, the digital media company programming content for a young, YouTube-obsessed audience, is getting into news. The company announced a new project called Awesomeness News. The editorial bran

CBS’s streaming service CBS All Access gains movies

CBS has quietly expanded the scope of its streaming and on-demand TV service, its own competitor of sorts to Hulu, to now include movies. The lineup at launch is fairly small with just 18 films becomi

Facebook adds new features to Instant Articles to encourage email sign-ups and Page Likes

Facebook today rolled out an improvement to its Instant Articles feature that now lets publishers include call-to-action units in their articles to better connect with readers, including those that

Former Maker, Disney, Nickelodeon execs raise $6 million for kids media startup Pocketwatch

With traditional television no longer the powerhouse it once was, today's kids grow up on a diet of Netflix and YouTube and other digital content. A new startup aiming to be the next big kids brand to

Tech In Asia is raising $6M to double down on its recruitment business

Regional media startup Tech In Asia is close to raising as much as $6 million in new funding, three sources with knowledge of the round told TechCrunch. Singapore-based Tech In Asia’s most rece

The Ken wants to fix business journalism in India with a subscription model

Four former reporters and entrepreneurs are attempting to fix India's "broken" business media landscape and simultaneously prove that there's an audience -- and business -- for paying for quality jour

New Internationalist magazine turns to crowdfunding to secure independence

There can be little doubt that journalism and media is under a bit of an onslaught at the moment. The desire to deliver independent, trustworthy news runs deep, but can often be at odds with pressures

The mainstream media is not dead

The next decade will be one of immense change. The future of humanity will be decided – do we go to space or stay put, do we survive the changes coming? Further, many establishments will die. Th

Media accelerator Matter is gunning for fake news

It's becoming harder and harder to read the news. We've gone around the bend from carefully balanced op-ed pieces from clearly identified special interest parties to a president whose grasp on the tru

Plex acquires Watchup to bring streaming news to its media app

In recent months, streaming media app Plex has expanded its focus from offering tools to organize and stream your home media collection of photos, TV shows and movies, to more directly targeting cord

Taboola buys Commerce Sciences to tweak sites with “Amazon-style” personalization

Taboola, the startup that works with hundreds of online publishers to run carousels of recommended content and ads from their own and other publishers’ sites to grow engagement and revenues, h
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