• Chart Me Up: Web 2.0 Venture Deals

    Dow Jones VentureSource put out some data on Web 2.0 deals in the U.S. earlier this week that I’ve put together into these charts. The first one above shows how much money has been invested in Web 2.0 startups so far this decade. In 2007, venture capital poured into Web 2.0 companies at a record pace—$1.34 billion. That was up 88 percent from the $716 million invested in… Read More

  • MyStrands Completes B Round, $55 Million Raised To Date

    Social music recommendation service MyStrands has completed the second half of their B round, raising an additional $24 million from Spanish Bank BBVA on top of the $25 million we reported earlier. BBVA is a financial services group with more than $782 billion in total assets, 42 million customers in 40 countries and a market capitalization of approximately $95 billion. This brings total… Read More

  • MyStrands Launches Music Video Discovery Service,

    MyStrands, provider of a music recommendation service, has launched a slick new website at for finding music videos hosted on YouTube. Users can browse music videos by artist or genre and play them in a large player. The system also recommends videos based on your viewing habits and input. A social network of sorts is integrated into the service. You can view friends’… Read More

  • MyStrands Gets $25million Series B

    Music discovery platform MyStrands has closed a Series B round of $25million led by Antonio Asensio, CEO of Grupo Zeta, Spain’s third largest media group, along with existing investors Debaeque and Sequal. MyStrands delivers a product that although sharing similarities to, also extends to the desktop with the inclusion of locally stored music in its recommendation… Read More

  • MyStrands Mobile: Series 60 Community Music Player

    Hot on the tail of Slacker comes another social music service, MyStrands Mobile. This S60 application offers music discovery as well as music sharing and builds on a library of 6 million tracks. You and your friends can share your current playlists and collects your playback history on your own MyStrands page.
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  • Social Music Overview

    Keeping with the theme of Mike’s Online Photo Editing Overview, I wanted to cover some of the entrants into social music. Music was probably the first type of rich media to really go “Web 2.0” and it’s become a pretty popular place for startups. As a result, there are some great Rich Internet Applications built around social music. Anyone who makes music a part of… Read More