UGC

YouTube faces brand freeze over ads and obscene comments on videos of kids

YouTube is firefighting another child safety content moderation scandal which has led several major brands to suspend advertising on its platform. 

Lobster nets £1M to scale its user-generated content licensing marketplace

U.K. startup Lobster is gearing up to scale its user-generated content licensing marketplace, as it closes a £1 million Series A. It's expecting to have closed out the round next week, with 85 per ce

User-Generated Content Portal Wikia Raises Another $15M To Crack Into Asia

Wikia, the user-generated publishing site started by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, is today announcing a $15 million round of funding to crack into Japan and other Asian markets. As with Wikia's prev

Social Publishing Platform Percolate Adds New Tools For Managing User Generated Content

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.percolate.com">Percolate</a> helps companies publish engaging content to social networks — or at least, that's the goal. What it hasn't done until now is help tho

Pinterest Is Looking For Ways To Permit The Right Kind Of Nudity (Aka Art, Not Porn)

Pinterest is rubbing up against the limits of its own overmodest acceptable usage policy. The social site that lets people share images of things they really dig has told the FT it plans to allow mor

With 1B Pageviews Under Its Belt, UGC Giant Wikia Raises $10.8M From IVP, Bessemer & Amazon

User generated content company Wikia is breaking the news of its raise of over $10.8 million in Series C funding today in a press release soon to be sent out to tech media. The financing was led by In

Wikia Rolls Out Big Redesign To Bring Accessibility, Discovery To 20M Pages Of UGC

You may not be familiar with <a href="http://www.wikia.com/Wikia">Wikia</a>, but the collaborative media company has been quietly growing into a giant, <a href="http://venturebeat.com/2012/03/12/wikia

Skype founders to launch Web TV

There is something very schizophrenic about the way the TV world and the Web world are both converging and diverging. Reuters is reporting that the founders of Skype plan to launch advertising-support

BloomBox is a mint of an idea.

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