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  • Plex acquires Watchup to bring streaming news to its media app

    Plex acquires Watchup to bring streaming news to its media app

    In recent months, streaming media app Plex has expanded its focus from offering tools to organize and stream your home media collection of photos, TV shows and movies, to more directly targeting cord cutters. Related to these efforts, the company has now made its first acquisition, with a deal to bring in the news video service Watchup to its platform. Founded by a former journalist… Read More

  • Watchup Brings Local, National & International News To Your Apple TV

    Watchup Brings Local, National & International News To Your Apple TV

    A video news application with hundreds of thousands of active users is coming to Apple TV. Watchup, as the app is called, offers a combination of national, international and local news content from 160 news sources, including CNN, as well as big names like Bloomberg, CBS Interactive, PBS, Fox News, WSJ, Sky News, Washington Post, Financial Times, Fusion and others. The company also delivers… Read More

  • Video News Aggregator Watchup Raises $1M From Microsoft Ventures, Others

    Video News Aggregator Watchup Raises $1M From Microsoft Ventures, Others

    Video news startup Watchup</a, is announcing that it has raised $1 million in additional funding. Co-founder Adriano Farano, a former journalist himself, has said that his goal is to create a new version of the daily newscast. To do that, Watchup released an iPad app allowing users to assemble playlists of news segments from sources like the Associated Press, the Wall Street Journal… Read More

  • Watchup’s Video News App Becomes More Automated And Context-Rich In Its Latest Update

    Watchup’s Video News App Becomes More Automated And Context-Rich In Its Latest Update

    Watchup, the startup aiming to create the tablet version of the daily news broadcast, has released version 2.0 of its iPad app, adding features for both casual and power users. The Watchup app pulls news videos from a range of sources, such as the Associated Press, PBS NewsHour, and the Wall Street Journal, and it stitches them together into a continuous playlist. Initially, users had to… Read More

  • Watchup Adds Automated, Personalized News Playlists To Its Tablet Video App

    Watchup Adds Automated, Personalized News Playlists To Its Tablet Video App

    Watchup, a startup hoping to reinvent the news-watching experience on the iPad, has released an update that should make it even more convenient for users. When I spoke to co-founder Adriano Farano back in December, he talked about how people used to gather around the TV for the nightly newscast — something that’s been lost in the current fragmented environment. Watchup tries to… Read More

  • Tablet Video Startup Watchup Raises $500K From Knight Foundation, News Vets, Others

    Tablet Video Startup Watchup Raises $500K From Knight Foundation, News Vets, Others

    Watchup, a StartX-incubated video iPad app that allows users to build their own news playlists, has raised a $500,000 angel round of funding. It’s an impressive list of investors, including Digital News Ventures, The Knight Foundation (co-founder Adriano Farano was a Knight Fellow at Stanford and Watchup was one of the winners of the Knight News Challenge), former Wall Street Journal… Read More