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Netflix's Original Programming: Enough to Turn Things Around?

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Well, it's official. Netflix has entered the original programming game and is no longer just a distributor of other companies' content. "Lilyhammer," a dramatic comedy starring "Sopranos" actor Steven Van Zandt, went live on Sunday. For the first time, the following words have appeared on the opening credits to a...
Netflix's Original Programming: Enough to Turn Things Around?

Shareaholic closes $3 million Series A after reaching 270 million monthly users

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Link sharing and analytics startup Shareaholic has just announced that it has closed a $3 million Series A round led by Kepha Partners and previous investors, such as General Catalyst Partners, NextView Ventures, 500Startups and various angels. Shareaholic has grown tremendously as of late, evolving from what the company describes...
Shareaholic closes $3 million Series A after reaching 270 million monthly users

Hed start: Angry Birds backer puts $5.75m into Kiosked

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It looks like the success of Angry Birds is starting to trickle down into the Finnish startup economy, with the news that Rovio chairman Kaj Hed is putting money into local e-commerce startup Kiosked. Hed, the father of Rovio CEO Mikael and the majority owner of the company, is the...
Hed start: Angry Birds backer puts $5.75m into Kiosked
Readability for iOS 1.1 improves article discovery, UI, and performance
Spotify reportedly prepping Pandora competitor

As Facebook prepares to IPO, social trailblazer Friendster relaunches for the Asian gaming market

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The mighty Facebook finally filed for its $5bn IPO back in February, and whilst its going-public may now be delayed until June, another social networking, erm, powerhouse has announced that it’s pivoting and morphing into a social discovery and gaming platform. Friendster was launched by computer programmer Jonathan Abrams (now...
As Facebook prepares to IPO, social trailblazer Friendster relaunches for the Asian gaming market
Here are the Crunchies finalists!

Google Play Is Central to Google's Android Mobile Strategy

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Google has been stepping up its game around content discovery and distribution for some time. The Android Market is gone, replaced with Google Play. The latest round of announcements from Google I/O developers' conference make it clear that the search giant's content store is central to its plan for mobile...
Google Play Is Central to Google's Android Mobile Strategy
BitTorrent accelerator fights off piracy reputation with innovation

Ask Forgiveness, Not Permission: Why Dish “Ad-Skipping” Tech Irks TV Execs

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When Dish announced their new ad-skipping tech, response was fairly muted. Sure it was some cool technology – the experience is seamless in that you notice maybe the first second of a commercial and then a little notification pops you over the commercials entirely – but TV execs are reportedly...
Ask Forgiveness, Not Permission: Why Dish “Ad-Skipping” Tech Irks TV Execs

Hulu launches a new online hub for video-game trailers

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Video-streaming service Hulu is branching out its offering ever so slight to cover video game trailers via a new dedicated hub, the company announced today. The Video Games hub is live now, and besides release information around games, you’ll note that it features trailers in HD, game-play demos and even...
Hulu launches a new online hub for video-game trailers

The State and Future of Twitter 2010: Part Two

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The influence and promise of Twitter is only now starting to materialize. Everything that occurred prior to Chirp has lead us to this moment and as such, is almost worthy of categorization as BC (Before Chirp). Everything that happens now, is almost symbolic of a new movement (AC, After...
The State and Future of Twitter 2010: Part Two
Zeebox adds Viacom to its growing list of TV partnerships

Content recommendation firm Outbrain paid at least $9.5m for Visual Revenue

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Earlier this month, New York-based content recommendation and discovery technology company Outbrain announced its acquisition of Visual Revenue, which offers tools to help editors in data-driven newsrooms produce better content through real-time analytics. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but a recent regulatory filing shows that Outbrain...
Content recommendation firm Outbrain paid at least $9.5m for Visual Revenue

TuneIn Live update comes to Android, offers category curated content discovery

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There's nothing worse than seeing a handy new update hit your favorite app on the wrong OS. Luckily, time heals all wounds platform fragmentation. TuneIn's Android app has just been updated with TuneIn Live, a content discovery interface introduced on iOS back in February. What this really amounts to...
TuneIn Live update comes to Android, offers category curated content discovery

Find Content Quicker On The Go With Twitter's New Mobile Search & Discover Upgrades

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Users will now be able to find more on the go as a new round of  mobile updates have been launched for Twitter. The updates rolled out center on content discovery as the Search, Discover and Connect tabs have all been updated. The new changes make it easier for users to view more...
Find Content Quicker On The Go With Twitter's New Mobile Search & Discover Upgrades

China: Google's too controlling, we should create our own damn smartphone OS

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PRC officials are voicing concerns about Android’s use in China and Google’s tense relationship with Chinese web companies. In a white paper on the mobile web published last month, China’s Academy of Telecommunication Research (the research branch of the PRC’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) states that while...
China: Google's too controlling, we should create our own damn smartphone OS

RIM's BlackBerry World store gets music and video content, rolling out to all users in "coming weeks"

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RIM has announced that its redesigned BlackBerry World app store is now live, after music, movies and TV shows were added the store for the first time. The store has been rebranded BlackBerry World — it was formerly BlackBerry App World — and that change of name denotes the fact that,...
RIM's BlackBerry World store gets music and video content, rolling out to all users in "coming weeks"

StumbleUpon Lays Off 30% Of Staff As It Restructures Company Into A Profitable State

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StumbleUpon today laid off 30 percent of its staff, the company has confirmed to TechCrunch. The move, which brings Stumbleupon’s employee count from 110 to 75, is part of a larger restructuring plan that will bring the web content discovery company to profitable operations in the first quarter of 2012....
StumbleUpon Lays Off 30% Of Staff As It Restructures Company Into A Profitable State

Tumblr Tuesday: Hovering Art Directors caught on camera (mostly males in NYC)

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Welcome to our twenty-eighth Tumblr Tuesday, where every Tuesday we celebrate our love of Tumblr by interviewing the mastermind behind a new blog. Tumblr, a New York City based startup, is like the FFFFound for the rest of the world. It’s as shareable and fast-paced as Twitter but populated with more inspiring text and...
Tumblr Tuesday: Hovering Art Directors caught on camera (mostly males in NYC)

Real-time search engine OneRiot makes it ads more mainstream

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Real-time search startup OneRiot is making its content ads fit in with industry standards, as it pushes for broader distribution across the web. It’s launching ad units today that match Interactive Advertising Bureau guidelines (see right). Before, partners had to integrate OneRiot’s raw data feed and design their own user interface for...
Real-time search engine OneRiot makes it ads more mainstream

Bloomberg enters world of venture capital with $75M fund

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Bloomberg is launching a new $75 million venture capital fund to support early-stage companies. The fund will be called Bloomberg Beta and will invest in startups that are “producing insights from data” and “making the experience of work better.” This could involve anything from content discovery to human-computer interaction technology....
Bloomberg enters world of venture capital with $75M fund

Tumblr Tuesday: Meet the Editor behind #RealTalk from your Editor

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Welcome to our 30th Tumblr Tuesday, where every Tuesday we celebrate our love of Tumblr by interviewing the mastermind behind a new blog. Tumblr, a New York City based startup, is like the FFFFound for the rest of the world. It’s as shareable and fast-paced as Twitter but populated with more inspiring text...
Tumblr Tuesday: Meet the Editor behind #RealTalk from your Editor
Inkling Habitat brings pro-level digital book creation to the cloud -- but will it dent Amazon?
Futureful's smart content discovery app hits the iPad in the U.S.
The outrage and sadness of Google Reader's demise

Yahoo Adds Facebook, Begins New Role as Social Network Aggregator

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Yahoo has announced a series of changes set to roll out this week that integrate Facebook's social networking service into various Yahoo properties, including Yahoo Mail and its homepage. Also included in the announcement is news of a refresh for Yahoo Profiles. Originally launched in 2008, the new profiles will...
Yahoo Adds Facebook, Begins New Role as Social Network Aggregator

Google posts YouTube app update for Google TV

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Google has already posted a Google TV app update that brings several new YouTube features that the company detailed yesterday. The app has been refreshed to improve the overall experience, with a focus on content discovery through channel pages organized by category.......
Google posts YouTube app update for Google TV

SportStream is Going Long on Second-Screens with $3.5 Million from Paul Allen

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Already a fun and social experience, watching live sports on TV is getting even more immersive with the addition of second screens. SportStream for iPad is a new app launching today which offers fans a social second-screen experience incorporating friends, followers, curated social media streams, real-time stats, and chat. SportStream...
SportStream is Going Long on Second-Screens with $3.5 Million from Paul Allen

Jolicloud Adds Search To Jolidrive, Its Cloud Services Dashboard Pivot, To Power Content Discovery & Rediscovery

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Jolicloud, which last October pivoted yet again – to become Jolidrive: a “entry point”/dashboard for accessing third party cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive, Box and also social accounts like Vimeo, Instagram and YouTube — has taken the next obvious step on this new product path and added a search function to flesh out...
Jolicloud Adds Search To Jolidrive, Its Cloud Services Dashboard Pivot, To Power Content Discovery & Rediscovery
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