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Google announces Web Designer, a new HTML5 content creation tool aimed at ad development ... for now

Do You Have What it Takes to be the ‘Next’ great YouTube Vlogger?

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Vlogging, or video blogging, videos are some of the most popular on YouTube. And rightfully so--they’re one of the few types of videos that literally anyone can create: all you have to do is sit in front of camera, share words of wisdom (okay, wisdom not always required), and upload...
Do You Have What it Takes to be the ‘Next’ great YouTube Vlogger?
Good news for publishers: tablets are going gangbusters

Katalyst rolls out its primary weapon to support new channel: Ashton Kutcher

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In a world over-run with inexpensively produced reality series, having your celebrity co-founder lend a little face time can help you stand out. For its part, Katalyst Media insist that’s not the entire motive in enlisting Ashton Kutcher for some light appearance time on the production company’s new YouTube channel,...
Katalyst rolls out its primary weapon to support new channel: Ashton Kutcher
Amazon Storyteller Wants To Help You Produce Your Next Movie Hit
Spreecast extends its live video broadcast platform to mobile by popular demand

Tumblr's David Karp Apparently Doesn't Consider Profitability a Particularly Important Metric

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Man with the plan? (Photo: Twitter/SuccessMag) When you’re as stylish as Tumblr CEO David Karp, who needs to sweat the small stuff? Case in point: his company’s profitability. During an interview at a conference hosted by paidContent, he informed the audience that Tumblr isn’t making money—but it’s “not a metric that is...
Tumblr's David Karp Apparently Doesn't Consider Profitability a Particularly Important Metric

Stardock CEO Wants To Maximize Sales, Not Stop Piracy

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We have often questioned the intentions of those who try to fight and stop piracy at all costs. We have even raised the question in the past, "Which is more important, stopping piracy or increasing sales?" We are not alone in asking this question either. Some within the entertainment industry...
Stardock CEO Wants To Maximize Sales, Not Stop Piracy

Everyone's A Curator, Everyone's A Content Creator

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It used to be that we were all just consumers—or most of us were, anyway. We’d watch TV or read a book or listen to the music on the radio that was selected by others for us. But lately, there’s been an interesting shift in behavior going on, especially...
Everyone's A Curator, Everyone's A Content Creator
Can capitalism build a better search engine?
6 promising startups spotted at the Launch Festival
Oyster Raises $3 Million from Founders Fund for "Spotify for Books"

Vimeo Launches Virtual Tip Jar, Allowing Creators to Earn Revenue from Their Videos

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Mr. Trainor (Photo: Webpronews.com) Vimeo, the New York-based video platform known for being the buttoned-up, besuited step-brother to the behemoth YouTube, announced two new features today aimed at empowering video creators to earn money for their work. The first is a virtual Tip Jar, which can be implemented across all...
Vimeo Launches Virtual Tip Jar, Allowing Creators to Earn Revenue from Their Videos
Musemantik delivers music for your videos, straight from the cloud

Why Do The People Who Always Ask Us To 'Respect' Artists Seem To Have So Little Respect For Artists?

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Over the years, we've posted tons and tons of stories of content creators embracing the internet, exploring the new opportunities it creates and often profiting greatly from doing so. We regularly celebrate the great creativity from these artists, and cheer them on as they succeed and (sometimes) make lots of...
Why Do The People Who Always Ask Us To 'Respect' Artists Seem To Have So Little Respect For Artists?
The Mobile Monetization Challenge: How Can Content Publishers Make Mobile Work?
Report: Google investing in YouTube content creator Machinima

Tumblr continues its quest for original content, sending out a call for paid freelancers

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More than any other social network, Tumblr has blurred the line between what a media company does and what a technology company does. Or, to piggyback on a metaphor of Buzzfeed’s Jonah Peretti, Tumblr both drives the trains and owns the railroad tracks.  Sure, Twitter and Facebook have journalism managers...
Tumblr continues its quest for original content, sending out a call for paid freelancers
Percolate is Solving the One Problem its Social SaaS Competitors Won't Touch

TimesCast Tech: Companies Make New Content Deals

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Companies sharpen their focus on content creators. Paperless Post pushes the envelope, literally. Digital etiquette dos and don'ts.f...
TimesCast Tech: Companies Make New Content Deals

Social App Pheed Brings Streaming Pay-Per-View to Mobile

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There’s a reason social app Pheed has catered to the creative community in the six months since it launched. It’s an amalgam of sites like Instagram and video and audio sharing apps, where creatives can retain rights to their content and monetize it if they want. Think of it as...
Social App Pheed Brings Streaming Pay-Per-View to Mobile

Kickstarter CEO Perry Chen: We don't ever want to sell this company

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Kickstarter CEO Perry Chen told his audience at GigaOM’s RoadMap conference in San Francisco Monday that he is in it for the long haul. “We don’t ever want to sell this company, we don’t ever want to IPO this company,” he said, explaining that the goal was to build a company that...
Kickstarter CEO Perry Chen: We don't ever want to sell this company

Google explains how celebs and politics are driving Google+ growth in Asia

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Google+ is now up to 90 million users worldwide and while the spotlight shines on its battle with Facebook and Twitter, and the ongoing enhancements it makes to its platform, Google says that the social network is making strong progress in Asia. Asia is a regional that is largely dominated by...
Google explains how celebs and politics are driving Google+ growth in Asia

Promoting Companies On Social Media Could Ruin Your Friendships

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Getting paid to Tweet or post on Facebook sounds like an incredibly easy side hustle. But whether it's worth the cost of our friendships is a lesson consumers might learn have to the hard way.  We first spotted the trend on fashion apps/sites like Fancy and Pose, as well as...
Promoting Companies On Social Media Could Ruin Your Friendships

Talent Crowdsourcing Startup Talenthouse Raises $4.1 Million From Director Brett Ratner, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors and Others

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Talenthouse, the talent crowdsourcing startup that aims to connect well-known artists with talented (but not so well known) collaborators, announced a new round of funding today. The company raised $4.2 million from a series of high-profile investors, including director and film producer Brett Ratner, Jean Piggozzi, Estée Lauder chairman William...
Talent Crowdsourcing Startup Talenthouse Raises $4.1 Million From Director Brett Ratner, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors and Others

Empire Avenue Revamps Interface, Adds Google+ Scoring

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Empire Avenue, while a great service, has been a bit confusing. In fact, the idea itself can kind of boggle the mind — users build up their personal brands via Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks, and allow people to buy and sell virtual shares of human beings. Users can...
Empire Avenue Revamps Interface, Adds Google+ Scoring

Cinemagram Raises $8.5M Led by Menlo Ventures

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Have you heard VCs are taking more of a wait-and-see approach to investing in fast-growing mobile apps, so they don’t find themselves plunging into a Draw Something or a Viddy just in time for the downslope? Well, not all of them. Cinemagram, a mobile social network for short hybrid photo-videos,...
Cinemagram Raises $8.5M Led by Menlo Ventures

Four short links: 19 April 2010

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Sketchflow Demo (Vimeo) -- wow, impressive tool for whipping up wireframes and workflows for web apps. I've dreamed of being able to build real apps in this fashion. (via davetenhave on Twitter) Content is a Public Good -- fascinating guest post on Charlie Stross's blog, making yet again the...
Four short links: 19 April 2010

Amazon's LOVEFiLM Instant grabs exclusive access to Vikings television show in Germany and the UK

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Amazon is beefing up its content offering on LOVEFILM Instant, its on-demand streaming service in the UK, Germany and Scandinavia, with exclusive access to the US television series Vikings. It will be the first time that any show has been distributed through LOVEFiLM before any traditional broadcast station, channel or network...
Amazon's LOVEFiLM Instant grabs exclusive access to Vikings television show in Germany and the UK

TNW supports the Declaration of Internet Freedom. You should too

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There are lots of calls to action across the Internet that we, both individually and as a company, can choose to support. We get emails about them almost on a daily basis. So when the Declaration of Internet Freedom came across our desk today, we were pleasantly surprised to see that it...
TNW supports the Declaration of Internet Freedom. You should too
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