media

Taiwanese media startup The News Lens lands deal with top video studio Dawin

Taiwanese digital media startup The News Lens launched only four years ago, but it quickly became one of the country’s most prolific news sources by leveraging social media to reach younger viewers.

Amazon debuts Elemental-based AWS Media Services for video app creation

Video is what consumers are paying attention to these days, and Amazon’s AWS is hoping to capitalise on that with one of its latest launches. Doubling down on its video services for media compa

Meredith to buy Time with help from the Koch brothers, but says they won’t have any influence

It’s official—Meredith Corporation will buy Time Inc. in an all-cash transaction valued at $2.8 billion. Meredith said today it agreed to pay $18.50 per share for all outstanding shares of Time In

Facebook, Google and others join The Trust Project, an effort to increase transparency around online news

“Fake news” and other misinformation, online propaganda, and satirical content people believe is true have filled the web via search engines and social media, and have caused a rift in ho

Roku soars 26% after smashing first earnings report

Roku, the digital streaming business, had a huge first earnings report, greatly surpassing analyst expectations. The company quickly surged over 26% in initial after-hours trading. Roku reported $124.

Crunch Report | Twitter Bans Two Russian Companies from Advertising

Russia Today and Sputnik get banned from advertising on Twitter, GoFundMe starts creating content for some of its campaigns and Toyota is phasing out gas cars by 2040. All this on Crunch Report.

Google will reportedly share some revenue with news publishers

Google is reportedly gearing up to share revenue with news publishers, the Financial Times reports. The plan is to combine Google’s treasure trove of personal data with machine learning algorith

Blavity acquires Travel Noire, a travel and discovery platform for black millennials

Blavity, the media and events startup focused on black millennials and black culture, has acquired travel startup Travel Noire for an undisclosed amount. Travel Noire, which offers up traveling tips a

NBC’s Snapchat news show gains 29+ million viewers in its first month

NBC News' first-ever daily show for Snapchat is seeing promising numbers after its first month on the air. In a release sent to reporters this morning, NBCU claims the show has grown its audience to o

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
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