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YouTube Sensation BalconyTV Secures Funds From Polaris, Lerer And Greycroft

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With Apple rumoured to be developing a full-blown TV and connected TVs gradually taking off, it looks like video channels independent of the TV industry could have a bright future. And niche content with global audiences could become attractive. To that end, BalconyTV, a quirky but popular YouTube channel and...
YouTube Sensation BalconyTV Secures Funds From Polaris, Lerer And Greycroft

Google Fiber just got better? Big G asks for permission to provide video service to Kansas City

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Here we thought the citizens of Kansas City couldn't get any more fortunate after being chosen by Google to get a fiber optic gigabit network. Turns out, Google Fiber may be bringing more than just web access, as the company has asked the state of Missouri to allow it...
Google Fiber just got better? Big G asks for permission to provide video service to Kansas City
Audience Development Specialist Alphabird Acquires Video Distribution Startup Castfire

AOL To Pour $50 Million Into Patch This Year

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Yesterday brought the news that AOL sold Buy.at, the affiliate marketing network it bought in early 2008, to UK network Digital Window. AOL acquired Buy.at for a rumored $125 million two years ago. Today, AOL filed a 10-K report that revealed that AOL only sold Buy.at for $17 million, taking...
AOL To Pour $50 Million Into Patch This Year

AOL Partners With Celebrity Chefs To Launch Recipe And Foodie Site KitchenDaily

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AOL has recruited a few celebrity chefs and foodies; including Curtis Stone, Food & Wine’s Gail Simmons, and Marcus Samuelsson; and the famed Culinary Institute of America to launch food website KitchenDaily. Similar to Epicurious, AllRecipes, or FoodNetwork.com, KitchenDaily features a recipe database of meals that have been tested by...
AOL Partners With Celebrity Chefs To Launch Recipe And Foodie Site KitchenDaily

AOL Launches Charitable Organization Patch.org To Fund Hyperlocal News Sites

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We recently learned that AOL is pouring money ($50 million to be exact) into Patch, a hyperlocal news platform that operates local news sites for 41 small towns and communities in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut and California. Now AOL is launching a charitable offshoot of Patch, called...
AOL Launches Charitable Organization Patch.org To Fund Hyperlocal News Sites

Viacom Pulling "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" From Hulu [Hulu]

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Tragedy! The New York Times is reporting that Viacom is going to pull "The Daily Show," "The Colbert Report," and other Comedy Central properties off of Hulu next week. The reason, as always: money. The bigger question: who's next? Apparently Viacom realized the importance of "The Daily Show" to Hulu—it's...
Viacom Pulling "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" From Hulu [Hulu]

How Niche Content Sites Can Build And Keep Audiences

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Editor’s note: Vikram Goyal is founder of CraftGossip.com. Follow CraftGossip on Twitter @CraftGossip. In Sept. 2007, I was on a well-deserved holiday, having spent an excruciating 11 months with a startup where 80-hour weeks were normal. I was the Chief Technology Officer and in my short tenure, I had gained...
How Niche Content Sites Can Build And Keep Audiences

Exclusive: BermanBraun Buys Most of Shelby Bonnie's Whiskey Media

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In a deal that was just signed, longtime Silicon Valley exec Shelby Bonnie has sold his social publishing start-up, Whiskey Media, to Santa Monica-based entertainment and interactive production company BermanBraun. As part of the deal, BermanBraun will get three key sites of San Francisco-based Whiskey, including video entertainment-focused Screened,...
Exclusive: BermanBraun Buys Most of Shelby Bonnie's Whiskey Media
Netflix adds Queen, Korn, The Beatles, Nirvana & more

The Democratization Of Fashion Commerce: Big Niches Are Emerging For Startups

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Editor’s note: Leo Chen is a former product manager at Amazon and is currently the co-founder of Monogram, an iPad fashion discovery and shopping app funded by 500 Startups. You can find Leo on Twitter @leoalmighty; this article builds on one he previously wrote for us, here.  Mark Suster’s post on...
The Democratization Of Fashion Commerce: Big Niches Are Emerging For Startups

Ustream officially launches its pay-per-view option after two years in beta

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Live social video streaming service Ustream has decided to give its Open Pay-per-view (Open PPV) service an official release today, more than two years after it was rolled out in beta to select users. The feature allows broadcasters of all sizes to offer tickets for an event that they plan to show...
Ustream officially launches its pay-per-view option after two years in beta
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