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US companies raised $8.1 billion through 863 VC deals in Q2 2012: Report

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According to a new report released this morning by Dow Jones VentureSource, U.S.-based companies raised $8.1 billion through 863 venture capital deals during the second quarter of 2012. That’s a 3 percent drop compared to the same period last year, in terms of number of deals, but more notably a...
US companies raised $8.1 billion through 863 VC deals in Q2 2012: Report
Funding Daily: Happy Thanksgiving

Adriana Cisneros talks 21212, mentorship, Latin America and education [Interview]

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Adriana Cisneros was one of the guest speakers at 21212 Demo Day in Rio de Janeiro last week. If you are wondering why, the answer is simple: she is one of the mentors who is helping 21212′s accelerated startups get off the ground. This is certainly an interesting combination, as early-stage companies...
Adriana Cisneros talks 21212, mentorship, Latin America and education [Interview]

Netflix names former Warner exec its permanent CMO

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Six months after longtime marketing chief Leslie Kilgore left the company, Netflix has named a permanent CMO — former Warner Bros. executive Kelly Bennett. He’ll replace Jessie Baker, who had served as interim CEO since the January departure of Kilgore, who left following a tumultuous final six months of 2011...
Netflix names former Warner exec its permanent CMO

Call of Duty helps Vivendi to record profit

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French media, entertainment and telecoms giant hails game's 'exceptional' performance as it posts record profit of £2.47bnVivendi reported a record annual profit of €2.9bn (£2.47bn) in part thanks to the "exceptional" performance of Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard, but admitted earnings will not grow until 2014 due to stiff...
Call of Duty helps Vivendi to record profit
Xbox Live removes Facebook & Twitter apps you weren't using
Time Warner dropping $40M on YouTube channel partner Maker Studios

News Corp spin-off will include stock buyback fund, poison pill

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News Corp, the giant media entertainment and media conglomerate, announced new details on Friday about its long-awaited plans to spin-off its newspaper and publishing businesses into a separate corporation. The split will officially take place on June 28 and will include a $500 million stock buyback fund, which will be...
News Corp spin-off will include stock buyback fund, poison pill

Business Of Fashion Gets $2.1M Seed Funding From Index, LVMH And More For Its No-Nonsense B2B Fashion Blog

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We’ve seen a lot of fashion tech and fashion e-commerce startups pick up steam in the form of users, revenues, and venture backing. But because content remains king, it looks like less tech-tastic sites, working in the area of amassing intelligent data, are also growing: Business of Fashion, a London-based...
Business Of Fashion Gets $2.1M Seed Funding From Index, LVMH And More For Its No-Nonsense B2B Fashion Blog

Venture capitalists favor Silicon Valley, but Silicon Alley is rising fast

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VC investment dollars by sector, Q4 2011 (MoneyTree) Despite a still sluggish economy, venture capital firms poured a total of $28.4 billion into 3,673 deals last year—one of the highest levels of dollar investments of the decade—with the majority of deals going into the software and biotechnology industries. The annual...
Venture capitalists favor Silicon Valley, but Silicon Alley is rising fast

The Huffington Post Starts To Give Out Badges To Readers

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The Huffington Post is taking on more of the trappings of a social network. Borrowing from Foursquare, today it will start giving out badges to loyal readers who share a lot of HuffPost stories via Facebook and Twitter (the Networker), comment like crazy (the Superuser), or flag inappropriate comments...
The Huffington Post Starts To Give Out Badges To Readers

EndPlay lands $21.5 million for smart cloud-based content delivery solutions

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EndPlay, a provider of cloud solutions designed to help media, entertainment and retail companies create, deliver and monetize content, this morning announced that its latest round of funding brings its total raised to a cool $21.5 million. The capital injection came from management and existing investors VantagePoint Capital Partners and...
EndPlay lands $21.5 million for smart cloud-based content delivery solutions

Is There More to Apple's Move to Sell 28 Cent Songs in India?

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Businessweek has published an interesting report about one of Apple's recent moves in India. According to Businessweek, Apple has launched a steeply discounted version of its iTunes store, which offers songs such as Come Together and Hey Jude for just 28 cents. The report quotes Siddhartha Roy, chief operating officer...
Is There More to Apple's Move to Sell 28 Cent Songs in India?

iPad Day One: Charts Show Big Media Mostly Playing in Free Apps, Not Paid

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So day one of iPad launch almost over—though West Coast’s still in full swing—no estimates on how many iPads have sold, but it is instructive to see how the charts for iPad apps are doing. The big hope that it would be the savior of big media isn’t bearing...
iPad Day One: Charts Show Big Media Mostly Playing in Free Apps, Not Paid

Fake Reviews Shadow Brands Selling Online

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Buying positive product reviews is unethical and sometimes illegal, but always sleazy. Yet the practice flourishes on popular sites like Yelp, TripAdvisor, Google Places and Amazon, according to research firm Gartner. Where Shoppers Go For Advice Online reviews, especially those posted at marketplaces like Amazon, are more popular purchasing tools...
Fake Reviews Shadow Brands Selling Online
Twitter inches closer to media companies with new 'Twitter TV Book'

The paidContent Interview

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It's memorial day weekend. We are at the beach with our family and I am taking it easy after a hectic week. I did a bunch of interviews and talks last week. It felt like I was in front of an audience at last a half dozen times in the...
The paidContent Interview

We Watch Our Phones More Than We Watch TV, But The PC Wins The Day

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Earlier today we saw a significant move from MTV to launch a social mobile TV service and some research out from InMobi today underscores just why these kinds of moves are so important right now for TV companies: In its most recent quarterly report on mobile media consumption, InMobi surveyed...
We Watch Our Phones More Than We Watch TV, But The PC Wins The Day
The Murdoch media tour: Spinning the spinoff

Flurry's knowledge is power. Analytics firm raises a whopping $25M for mobile app insights

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You know what they say about how knowledge is power. Mobile analytics firm Flurry knows everything about everybody who uses mobile apps. The company keeps tabs on app usage on about 700 million mobile devices every month. The San Francisco company has parlayed that knowledge into services that advertise...
Flurry's knowledge is power. Analytics firm raises a whopping $25M for mobile app insights

paidContent 2012 live coverage

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Last night, a longtime paidContent reader asked me about the theme of our flagship conference this year. “At the Crossroads,” I said. “Like every year,” he quickly replied. Well, yes and no. Yes, this digital CEO is in a business that perpetually seems like it’s at a crossroads. Here’s what’s...
paidContent 2012 live coverage
Sorenson Media CEO Peter Csathy Tapped To Lead Manatt's Digital Media Group

Emerging free iOS Apps: Paper by FiftyThree, HBO GO and the Hunger Games

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A small shakeup in our free app charts this week. While the now Zynga-owned hit Draw Something takes No. 1 on the iPhone charts for the fourth week in a row, it has been dethroned on the iPad charts by Paper by FiftyThree, a slick new productivity app that’s been drawing rave reviews....
Emerging free iOS Apps: Paper by FiftyThree, HBO GO and the Hunger Games

Mobile Web users consume more media on their handsets than their TVs, survey finds

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Time spent watching TV has been overtaken by mobile media consumption amongst those who use the mobile Web, a new survey has found. Mobile ad network InMobi has revealed the results of a survey into the way that media is consumed on mobile devices. Conducted between September and November 2011 and...
Mobile Web users consume more media on their handsets than their TVs, survey finds

Twitter Launches A New Guide For Media Organizations

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Twitter has just launched a new site called Twitter Media, where it’s offering media organizations and journalists some case studies and guidelines to better connect with their Twitter fans. Alongside the new portal, Twitter has also launched an official Twitter Media account. The site has the description, “Knowledge and tools...
Twitter Launches A New Guide For Media Organizations
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