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HitBliss, The Pandora Of Ads, Will Pay You To Watch Commercials

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We’ve been bombarded by advertisers for so long it’s rare we even remember this, but advertising is still valuable. HitBliss, a new service launching into beta, is looking to put the control back in the hands of consumers, opting in to the notion that content sellers and advertisers shouldn’t even...
HitBliss, The Pandora Of Ads, Will Pay You To Watch Commercials

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What if Scientology had sponsored a series about happiness? Or the need for humanitarian relief in Africa? Or stories of the world’s greatest free-thinkers? –Shane Snow, chief creative officer for Contently, a branded-content platform, writing at Nieman Journalism Lab about how the Church of Scientology (and the Atlantic) might have...
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Chirpify Facilitates Scarily Seamless Twitter Payments

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Sell Simply launched last year with the goal of changing Twitter from a content platform to a marketplace. After a few months of testing and 300 transactions, the company relaunched today as a full Twitter commerce platform with a new name–Chirpify. The product uses Paypal to facilitate payments on Twitter....
Chirpify Facilitates Scarily Seamless Twitter Payments

Japan's DoCoMo closes $22.5m investment for 20% stake in joint venture with Chinese search giant Baidu

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Japanese operator DoCoMo has confirmed that it has completed a $22.5 million investment for a 20 percent share in Baidu Yi Xin, a joint venture with Chinese search firm Baidu which will provide value-added services and digital content for mobile devices in the country. The deal was initially announced in January 2011...
Japan's DoCoMo closes $22.5m investment for 20% stake in joint venture with Chinese search giant Baidu

Google, Boingo bring free Wi-Fi to 4,000 hotspots (but not for Windows Phone or iPhone users)

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Boingo Wireless and Google Play announced a new partnership today to bring free Wi-Fi to more than 4,000 hotspots across the country, including 15 airports (Chicago O’Hare, New York’s JFK, Seattle-Tacoma, etc.) as well subways, restaurants, hotels and shopping malls. The offering is part of Boingo’s new Cloud Nine Media...
Google, Boingo bring free Wi-Fi to 4,000 hotspots (but not for Windows Phone or iPhone users)

Nokia would like to take this opportunity to remind you that their maps are better than Apple's

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Nokia took the opportunity today to post up an interesting entry on its Conversations blog called “Benchmarking mobile maps” (thanks to Tim Bradshaw for pointing this out). In the post, Nokia Maps team member Pino Bonetti compares Nokia’s Ovi maps and its turn-by-turn voice directions to Apple’s iOS 6 offering....
Nokia would like to take this opportunity to remind you that their maps are better than Apple's

Soccer Apps Get Hot As FTBpro Secures $5.8M To Go Global While The Football App Inks €10M From Earlybird

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There’s something about Soccer (and as a Brit, by that I mean Football, pulease…) that seems to have captured investors’ imagination of late. A case in point: FTBpro, a large fan-generated content platform has now secured $5.8 million from Battery Ventures and Gemini Israel Ventures to fund global expansion. The...
Soccer Apps Get Hot As FTBpro Secures $5.8M To Go Global While The Football App Inks €10M From Earlybird
Mobile, Social Newsreader Flud Finds A Home In The Enterprise With A SharePoint & Yammer-Integrated Service For Both Private And Public Content

Washington Post steps into sponsored posts with a new platform, BrandConnect

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The Washington Post on Tuesday launched BrandConnect, a sponsored content platform that “connects marketers with the Washington Post audience in a trusted environment.” The content appears on the Washington Post home page, among regular articles, and is denoted by a blue box that says “Sponsor Generated Content.” With the new...
Washington Post steps into sponsored posts with a new platform, BrandConnect

Saban Brands buys kid-safe online content company Zui

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Saban Brands has acquired kid-safe online content platform Zui to strengthen its position in the kids entertainment segment across all media, the company announced today. The amount of the deal wasn’t disclosed. The startup is best known for Zui.com, which lets children access a curated library of videos and online games as part of a...
Saban Brands buys kid-safe online content company Zui

Virurl Integrates RSS Into Its Sponsored Content Platform

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Virurl has launched a new feature that it says will make it even easier for publishers to promote articles and videos through its platform. The feature is called RSS Ads, and it offers another way to convert articles into advertising — when a new article gets posted to a publisher’s...
Virurl Integrates RSS Into Its Sponsored Content Platform

A platform of one's own: Video Game High School takes control

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For a few years now, creators have relied on portals like YouTube and Blip for both hosting and discovery — but third-party hosting means ceding some amount of control over your content. And as the space evolves, other strategies are beginning to emerge. When the web series Video Game High...
A platform of one's own: Video Game High School takes control
Ideas for How to Monetize the Future of Magazines

Panasonic Acquires Berlin Audio Streaming Startup Aupeo

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It’s not a super exit, and it’s not SoundCloud, but we’re getting close. Panasonic today announced that it has acquired Aupeo, the Berlin-based audio streaming service and technology platform provider behind one of our favorite mobile applications (first reported by GigaOm). More specifically, Panasonic Corporation of North America and its...
Panasonic Acquires Berlin Audio Streaming Startup Aupeo

Mobile Messaging App Tango Debuts A Content Platform, Will Now Power The Social Layer Of Third-Party Apps & Games

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Tango, a mobile messaging and video calling app with now over 120 million members worldwide, is expanding its service by opening its platform to third-party developers. By integrating the newly launched Tango software development kit (SDK) into their own applications, mobile publishers will be able to add a social layer...
Mobile Messaging App Tango Debuts A Content Platform, Will Now Power The Social Layer Of Third-Party Apps & Games
Google unhappy with Google Music adoption, says CNET

Mobile messaging service Kik lands $19.5m to fuel its move into content, gaming and making money

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Kik, the Canada-headquartered mobile messaging service that hit 50 million registered users this month, has closed a $19.5 million Series B round as it prepares to begin drawing revenue for the first time with a move into gaming and other content. The round is led by Menlo-Park based Foundation Capital...
Mobile messaging service Kik lands $19.5m to fuel its move into content, gaming and making money

Tech Moves: Cheezburger adds AllRecipes vet as Sawicki changes roles

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Todd Sawicki at Ignite. Photo via Randy Stewart Cheezburger’s Todd Sawicki is transitioning to a new position at the online humor network, taking on the role of vice president of audience. Taking over for Sawicki is newly-appointed chief revenue officer Amber Dunn, a former senior vice president at Seattle-based AllRecipes.com....
Tech Moves: Cheezburger adds AllRecipes vet as Sawicki changes roles

Nokia: Map Apps Can't Be Built Overnight. Just Look at Apple's.

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Apple’s iOS 6 Maps publicity nightmare is a dream come true for Nokia. As Apple was buffeted by complaints about the various failings of the homegrown mapping app that replaced Google Maps in iOS 6, its Finnish rival published a timely blog post touting its own location and mapping platforms,...
Nokia: Map Apps Can't Be Built Overnight. Just Look at Apple's.

Google shutters One Pass, its paid content platform

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Google has closed down One Pass, the paid content platform that it rolled out in February 2011 and revamped in February 2012. On the Google Blog, the company writes: One Pass, our payment platform for online news publishers, has been shut down. We are working with existing partners to make...
Google shutters One Pass, its paid content platform

Docomo and Baidu complete investment in mobile content platform, DeNA benefits

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Japanese mobile phone operator Docomo announced today it has completed its investment in Baidu Yi Xin Network Technology, its joint venture with Chinese search engine Baidu. Originally spotted by TechCrunch, Docomo’s $22.5 million investment gives it a 20 percent ownership stake in the new mobile content distribution platform. According to...
Docomo and Baidu complete investment in mobile content platform, DeNA benefits

Former Wired Digital Editor Heads to Obvious Corp.

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Evan Hansen, former editor in chief of Wired.com, has joined Obvious Corp. in charge of editorial oversight, he announced on Thursday. Obvious Corp. is the brainchild of Ev Williams and Biz Stone, the two Twitter co-founders who left their daily roles at the microblogging service to re-form their small incubator,...
Former Wired Digital Editor Heads to Obvious Corp.

Former Wired Editor Evan Hansen joins Obvious Corp to oversee Medium's editorial team

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Evan Hansen, the former Editor in Chief of Wired.com, has announced that he is joining Obvious Corp, the creators of publishing service Medium and the habit social network Lift. In his capacity, Hansen says that he’ll be in charge of overseeing the company’s editorial team at Medium. As reported by...
Former Wired Editor Evan Hansen joins Obvious Corp to oversee Medium's editorial team

What if every 'like' and 'favorite' came with money? Flattr makes it possible

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A lot of people want Flattr — or something like it — to work. Monetizing online content is a continuing problem, and micropayments may provide a solution. Flattr is probably the best-known exponent of these virtual tips, or “microdonations” as it calls them, and a few content platforms such as...
What if every 'like' and 'favorite' came with money? Flattr makes it possible
Satirical 'Startup' Vooza Gets Serious About What It's Really Up To -- A New Kind Of Web Advertising
Data-Driven Comparison Shopping Platform FindTheBest Raises $11M From New World, Kleiner Perkins And Others

Samsung Music Hub launches on Galaxy S III stateside with free trial in tow

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Samsung's come a long way from the days of its first Galaxy S device. Relying back then, out of necessity, on third parties like 7Digital and Kobo to provide a white label content platform. Time, fortune and the popularity of its Android devices has changed the company's tack and...
Samsung Music Hub launches on Galaxy S III stateside with free trial in tow

Bronfman: Spotify is a real and growing revenue stream

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Warner Music Group Chairman Edgar Bronfman, Jr. is a big fan of Spotify. In fact, at the D:Dive Into Media conference, the music mogul touted the music streaming service as a complementary service on top of other sales channels. In what is likely his final interview before leaving Warner Music,...
Bronfman: Spotify is a real and growing revenue stream
There's Already An Apple In The Games Industry: The Games Industry

Chirpify snags former American Express director to help boost its Twitter commerce platform

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Following a successful $1.3 million funding round from investors including HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes, BuddyTV CEO Andy Liu, and former Facebook exec Rudy Gadre, Twitter commerce company Chirpify has snagged former American Express director Rayburn Chan to push its social payment platform. Chan joins as Chirpify’s Vice President of Corporate Development, helping to...
Chirpify snags former American Express director to help boost its Twitter commerce platform
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