After a 29-year run, Vice files for bankruptcy

Vice was valued at $5.7 billion just six years ago, eyeing a potential IPO. Now, the trendsetting media company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company’s lenders — Fortress Invest

Politico sells, Forbes SPACs and Vice cuts

 The Equity crew felt that there was enough media news out recently that we simply had no choice but to fire up a Twitter Space and have a chat. The above episode is a discussion of a few things, i

Understanding the media company SPAC push

SPACs are desperate and asset prices are high as media recovers some and digital ad sales spike. SPAC now or forever hold your peace.

Vice lays off 155 as COVID-19 continues to slam media revenue

In a memo titled “The Course Ahead,” Vice Media Group CEO Nancy Dubuc announced a large round of layoffs to staff. The number includes 155 workers — 55 of whom will lose their jobs today. The re

The ClockworkPi GameShell is a super fun DIY spin on portable gaming

Portable consoles are hardly new, and thanks to the Switch, they’re basically the most popular gaming devices in the world. But ClockworkPi’s GameShell is something totally unique, and ent

HBO cancels daily news show ‘Vice News Tonight’

Just ahead of the 2016 presidential election, HBO announced its plans to carry a nightly news show courtesy of Vice News, called “Vice News Tonight.” That show is now being canceled, which

Vice founders apologize for allowing a “boy’s club” culture at the company

Vice Media founders Shane Smith and Suroosh Alvi say they are "truly sorry" for not doing enough to stop inappropriate behavior at the company. In a public statement issued shortly before The New York

Amagi launches its cloud-based TV delivery platform in the U.S.

Amagi, a startup trying to rethink the way TV broadcasters deliver their content, is launching in the United States. As a TV viewer, you may not see any big issues with the current broadcast infrastru

Crunch Report | Pokemon Go “Big Summer Update”

Pokemon Go has a big summer update, Vice Media raises $450 million, the FTC wants to block the FanDuel-DraftKings merger and Blue Apron is looking to raise $586 million in its IPO. All this on Crunch

Vice has raised $450M ahead of a potential IPO

Vice Media has raised $450M in new funding from private-equity firm TPG, with a deal valuing the media company around $5.7 billion post-money. Shane Smith, co-founder and CEO of Vice was just on CNBC

Vice announces its first slate of short, scripted videos

Vice Media is moving into scripted video programming, thanks to a partnership with digital media studio Blackpills.

VICE is the latest to produce original shows for Snapchat, starting with a dating series

Like Twitter, Snapchat’s pitch is that it’s more than just a social sharing and messaging app — it’s a place to consume media, too. Today, the company is expanding its origina

HBO will get a nightly news show in September, courtesy of Vice News

Making good on plans announced earlier this year, HBO and Vice Media confirmed today that the cable network will begin airing a nightly newscast program, called “Vice News Tonight,” beginn

A Vice President Pence would be bad for building US culture of innovation

With a tweet from The Donald himself, it’s official that Governor Mike Pence of Indiana will be Donald Trump’s running mate. But Gov. Pence’s record in the tech industry has been clu

Vice and Apple Music launch The Score, a docu-series about local music scenes

Vice and Apple Music are teaming up to release a new docu-series that takes a hard look at some of the most interesting local music scenes in the world. The presser doesn’t give a whole lot of d

Vice News Offers Immersive Report On The ‘Millions March’ Protest Using VR

Virtual reality promises a lot of potential changes to the way we experience the world, but the ramifications it has for how we tell stories might be among the most interesting. Vice News is offering

Vice Media Confirms Another $250M Investment, From New Investor TCV

Late last month Vice Media confirmed it was selling a $250 million state to TV group A&E Networks, valuing the company at $2.5 billion. It's now added a second $250 million investment, this time f

Vice Media’s Shane Smith To Join Us At TechCrunch Disrupt NY

After years of stagnation, the media industry is in full-fledged evolution mode. Consumption is changing, creation is changing, and even the act of reporting is transforming right before our eyes. And

Fox Invests In Vice, A Media Company That Makes Money Being Terrible And Brilliant

21st Century Fox has invested $70 million in youth-focused media company <a target="_blank" href="">Vice</a>, giving Fox a 5 percent stake in the company and valuing Vice at $1.4 bi

VBS.TV And Reddit Are Leading Us Into The Golden Era Of Information Discovery

<img src="">Something just happened online that is highly indicative of where we're headed in terms of new media. Look at these two stories
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