Ada Ventures closes first fund at $50M, investing in diverse founders tackling society’s problems

A year ago this week Ada Ventures — a UK/Europe focused VC with an ‘impact twist’ aiming to invest in diverse founders tacking societal problems — launched on stage at Techcrunch Disrupt.

Highlights from the Senate Intelligence hearing with Facebook and Twitter

Another day, another political grilling for social media platform giants. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s fourth hearing took place this morning, with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitte

Time Warner will be fine even if the AT&T acquisition doesn’t go through

Time Warner will be fine even if the government blocks the bid from AT&T to buy the company. That's the word from John Martin, the free-wheeling chief executive of Time Warner subsidiary Turner In

SoundCloud Confirms Licensing Deal With Warner Music Group

SoundCloud, the user-created audio streaming platform currently used by 175 million unique listeners each month, confirmed today that it has inked its first licensing deal with one of the major record

Nine Music Labels Plan To Sue Vkontakte, The Facebook Of Russia, Over 6,000 Illegal Tracks

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.vk.com">Vkontakte</a>, a social networking site known as the "Facebook of Russia", is facing legal action from nine music labels including EMI, Sony and Warner over

Netflix Signs Multi-Year Licensing Agreement With Turner Broadcasting And Warner Bros. Television

Netflix isn’t all about movies, as you know. The company has been adding more television to its on-demand service and today announced multi-year licensing agreements with both Turner Broadcastin

More Warner Catalog TV Shows Come To Netflix: Nip/Tuck, Veronica Mars And More

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/nip-tuck.png" class="shot2" /> <a href="http://www.warnerbros.com/">Warner Bros.</a> and <a href="http://netflix.com">Netflix</a> this mornin

WaTunes Signs Warner Music, Opens Store Inside Facebook Walls

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/watunes.png" class="shot2" /> Detroit-based digital music company <a href="http://www.watunes.com/">WaTunes</a> has come to a <a href="http://

eMusic Reels In Another Major Label With Warner Music Deal

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/emusic-165x200.png" width="165" height="200" />Digital music company <a href="http://www.emusic.com/">eMusic</a> is rumored to be <a href="htt

Lawsuits Galore: Songbeat Silenced For Now, Won't Go Down Without A Fight

<img src="https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/songbeat-logo.png" alt="" />With a comic message on its website saying that the service has gone away to enter the 36 Shaolin Chambers of So

Warner Music Slaps Songbeat With Lawsuit

<img src="https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/songbeat-logo.png" alt="" />Who didn't see this one coming? When we first reviewed <a href="http://www.songbeatplayer.com/">Songbeat</a>, a

Watchmen games: please forgive my skepticism

So it’s gonna be a game. Okay, leaving aside the entire point and purpose of the Watchmen books (the moral ambiguity and hubris of the heroes), I guess it might actually be cool to play Rorschac

New "virus washer" technology to clean the air in Japanese movie theaters

Yesterday Sanyo announced it will install a new kind of air purification system in 26 multiplex movie theaters Warner operates in Japan. The system will be integrated into rooftop air conditioner unit

Warner Music to test variable song, album pricing

The days of the 99-cent single could be over. Warner Music has teamed up with a company, Digonex, that collects and analyzes music sales data from a number of online music stores. Using the data, and

Time Warner's overage caps could be as low as 5GB per month

We all knew this time would come, and last week’s disturbing news that Time Warner would be testing bandwidth caps in Texas came as no surprise. But we never thought the limits would be so low.

Why Warner's Blu-ray decision hurts pirates, regular consumers

[photopress:apNERL07_Gadget_Show_00K9H.jpg,full,center] Thanks, AP Warner’s decision to exclusively back Blu-ray definitely hurts pirates and could, in the long run, hurt regular consumers, too.

Warner CEO makes much of music-making's meager margins

Apparently EMI isn’t the only major label in trouble. Warner’s CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr. tried to remain upbeat during a conference call recently despite Warner only making $5million on $869m

Hybrid HD DVD/Blu-ray discs dead in the water

Looks like we won’t be seeing Warner Home Entertainment’s hybrid HD DVD/Blu-ray discs after all. The company recently reported that it’s pulling the plug on the project that would ha

Apple, Labels Giving Artists The Shaft

A new class action lawsuit is upon us and yet again, Apple is the target. This time, independent music label Dawg Music is suing Apple, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music for selling its catalog

Warner Music Puts Music Videos on YouTube, Doesn't Nastygram Itself

Has YouTube found a reason besides lipsyncing teens, fake teen confessionals and NBC promos to exist? Maybe, since Warner Music just announced that they’re placing their library of music videos