platform service

platform service

Tvinci's 'Over-the-Top' TV platform service steps into Asia as it launches in Singapore with MediaCorp

thenextweb.com
Tvinci, an Israel-based “Over-the-Top” (OTT) platform, has started expanding its service to the rest of the world. Today it is announcing a partnership with MediaCorp, Singapore’s leading media company, in a move that will see its OTT platform power the lifestyle service Toggle, set for release in Q1 2013. With...
Tvinci's 'Over-the-Top' TV platform service steps into Asia as it launches in Singapore with MediaCorp

Line VoIP and instant messaging app reaches 100 million global users in 19 months

www.engadget.com
The likes of WhatsApp and Skype might still dominate the west, but Line continues to soak up new users in Asia and across the world. Since October 2012, the ever-expanding messaging app has managed to add just shy of 30 million new users -- the biggest jump in new...
Line VoIP and instant messaging app reaches 100 million global users in 19 months

EMC, VMware to Create Web-Based Software Business

allthingsd.com
EMC Corp. and VMware Inc. executives said they plan to give a new class of stock to several in-house software-development units that focus on Web-based computing, part of a plan in which that entity eventually could go public. The Pivotal group — which includes VMware’s Cloud Foundry application platform service,...
EMC, VMware to Create Web-Based Software Business

Samsung's ChatON messaging service gets multi-device syncing, improved tablet support and more

thenextweb.com
This year has been a breakthrough one for mobile messaging apps, and Samsung is closing out 2012 with a major update to its own cross-platform service ChatON. The Korean electronics firm has unveiled version 2.0 which introduces a number of changes, including syncing across devices, multiple image messaging, new social...
Samsung's ChatON messaging service gets multi-device syncing, improved tablet support and more

Workplace Collaboration Service Convo Releases Updated iOS App With Redesigned News Feed And Comment System

techcrunch.com
There are very few platforms that have are something that you use on a daily basis, let alone on a minute by minute basis. Team communication platform service, Convo, is one of those for us at TechCrunch. Today, the company has released an update for its essential iOS app, something...
Workplace Collaboration Service Convo Releases Updated iOS App With Redesigned News Feed And Comment System
If Apple were smart, it would buy Dropbox, no matter the cost
Google to launch 'Google Play Games' platform services for game developers

AOL launches a developer center for games.com, helping designers promote and monetize their games

thenextweb.com
Games.com, a platform for browser-based video games owned by AOL, is launching a developer center today that will give creators greater control over how their work is monetized and promoted. It follows a re-launch of the site last October, which included 5,000 free online games and a renewed focus on...
AOL launches a developer center for games.com, helping designers promote and monetize their games

Media Metrix Multi Platform

www.avc.com
comScore is announcing something today that I am quite excited about. It is called Media Metrix Multi Platform and comScore describes it this way in their announcement: Media Metrix Multi Platform offers unduplicated accounting of audience size and demographics that reflects today’s multi-platform digital media environment, which includes websites, apps...
Media Metrix Multi Platform

Japan’s GREE acquires Korean social gaming company Paprika Lab

thenextweb.com
Japanese mobile gaming company GREE has extended its recent run of acquisitions, today announcing that it has bought Korean social game developer Paprika Lab, acquiring all of the company’s shares for an undisclosed amount. Having worked with the company in the past, GREE has said it will incorporate Paprika Lab’s social...
Japan’s GREE acquires Korean social gaming company Paprika Lab

Grantoo moves beyond Web games, launches its Propeller SDK to extend reach to iOS and Android apps

thenextweb.com
Grantoo, the social gaming platform that uses Web games to help students receive education grants to pay for college, is moving away from Web games and launched its Propeller SDK, a service designed to help developers monetize their apps. With this release, the company hopes to expand its reach by...
Grantoo moves beyond Web games, launches its Propeller SDK to extend reach to iOS and Android apps

Digital newsstand Zinio launches ‘Fusion’, interactive mobile authoring tools for publishers

thenextweb.com
Zinio, one of the world’s largest digital newsstands and bookstores, has announced a suite of new tools designed to stimulate interactive content creation among publishers and advertisers. Founded in 2001 in San Francisco, with offices in New York, London, Paris, Barcelona and Taipei, Zinio is a cross-platform service that holds...
Digital newsstand Zinio launches ‘Fusion’, interactive mobile authoring tools for publishers

The Guardian continues its digital onslaught, launching a Google TV app for the US

thenextweb.com
Last September, we reported that the UK’s Guardian newspaper was launching in the US, kicking things off with a new American website. Today, at the Guardian Changing Media Summit in London, the publication announced its first Google TV app, letting US audiences view Guardian content on a big screen. Viewers...
The Guardian continues its digital onslaught, launching a Google TV app for the US

Onswipe arrives on Android for the first time with support for Google's Nexus 7

thenextweb.com
Born out of TechStars, Onswipe makes it easy for any publisher, from a new blogger to the NY Times, to transform their content into an immersive experience on tablets. Now, Onswipe’s touch-friend solution for the Web is finally arriving on Android, first with Google’s Nexus 7 and then to additional Android devices in...
Onswipe arrives on Android for the first time with support for Google's Nexus 7

Pulse competitor Taptu sold to Mediafed for mobile ad exposure

paidcontent.org
Mobile content personalisation app Taptu is selling up to an RSS advertising service that wants to gain a mobile advertising channel. Mediafed is acquiring the outfit for an undisclosed price to build what it says is a cross-platform service that monetises feeds from over 1,200 publishers. Launched in 2009 as a...
Pulse competitor Taptu sold to Mediafed for mobile ad exposure

Silicon Snowbank: A New Incubator for Buffalo to Give Local Start-Ups a Different Set of Wings

allthingsd.com
Actually, if truth be told, Buffalo is one of the loveliest places to visit in the summer, especially if you’re lucky enough to be right next to the majestic Lake Erie. And that is where the Z80 Labs will have its grand opening today in the Queen City, home...
Silicon Snowbank: A New Incubator for Buffalo to Give Local Start-Ups a Different Set of Wings
Studio-backed Epix TV and streaming service adds 'Avengers' and 'Hunger Games' to catalog

Samsung Stabs SMS In The Heart, Ports ChatON Messaging Client To The Web

techcrunch.com
Samsung is quietly killing text messages. The company’s cross-platform messaging app launched last October on the Android Market and then came to the App Store in January. But Samsung is looking to replace text messaging on more than just Android and iOS devices. It wants to kill text messages dead...
Samsung Stabs SMS In The Heart, Ports ChatON Messaging Client To The Web

Revamped, cross-platform Google Hangouts app competes with Apple's iMessages, FaceTime

appleinsider.com
Google on Wednesday expanded its cross-platform service offerings with a revamped version of Hangouts, now a standalone application for iOS and Android with a focus on video and text conversations within groups....
Revamped, cross-platform Google Hangouts app competes with Apple's iMessages, FaceTime

Microsoft Reportedly Plans Stripped Down Xbox Set-Top Box To Compete With Apple TV, Roku

techcrunch.com
Microsoft’s Xbox 360 gaming console has given the company a good foothold in the living room, but the company apparently isn’t content with that and wants to increase traction with a new lower-cost device, the Verge reports. According to “multiple sources,” the blog says Microsoft will offer a streamlined media...
Microsoft Reportedly Plans Stripped Down Xbox Set-Top Box To Compete With Apple TV, Roku

Intel Capital Leads $9 Million Round in Mobile App Firm FeedHenry

allthingsd.com
Intel Capital has led a $9 million investment round in FeedHenry, a provider of cloud-based mobile applications aimed at the enterprise with offices in Carriganore, Ireland and Burlington, Mass. Other investors in the round include Kernel Capital and ACT Venture Capital, two Irish VC firms, and Enterprise Ireland, a government-backed...
Intel Capital Leads $9 Million Round in Mobile App Firm FeedHenry

Facebook opens up on platform growth, ads, and Parse, reveals 1B stories are being shared daily

thenextweb.com
Six years ago, Facebook unveiled its Platform service to allow third-party developers to integrate its social graph into their apps. Today, the company has revealed its enormous growth: 550 million people are having social experiences each month and more than 1 billion stories are being shared daily. It also shared...
Facebook opens up on platform growth, ads, and Parse, reveals 1B stories are being shared daily

The Final Six Disrupt NYC Startups: Ark, Babelverse, Gtar, Open Garden, Sunglass, Uberconference

techcrunch.com
It has been a wild week so far at this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt in New York City. Rainstorms and traffic jams couldn’t stop nearly 2000 people from making it to our big weekend hackathon, and our last two days of interviews, panels and startup presentations over at Pier 94 in...
The Final Six Disrupt NYC Startups: Ark, Babelverse, Gtar, Open Garden, Sunglass, Uberconference

Russian Supreme Court: ISPs Need To Proactively Block 'Illegal Content'

www.techdirt.com
We've been covering Russia's moves towards increasing censorship of the internet over the past few months, including passing a dangerous new law that appears to be focused on being able to directly censor sites that the government doesn't like. Now the Russian Supreme Court may have just made it even...
Russian Supreme Court: ISPs Need To Proactively Block 'Illegal Content'
Exfm 2.0 for iOS and Android adds more genres and browsing options

Parse grows 25% in month after Facebook picked it up, powering 100k apps with aggregate API service

thenextweb.com
Mobile back-end platform service Parse revealed today that it powers more than 100,000 mobile applications. That figure is a 25 percent increase on its last reported usage tally in which the company stated it powered 80,000 apps. This fresh milestone comes a single month after the company was swallowed by...
Parse grows 25% in month after Facebook picked it up, powering 100k apps with aggregate API service

Rogers service gives Canadian users 'One Number' for communicating on mobile, PCs

www.theverge.com
Canadian carrier Rogers has announced that its "One Number" service is now out of beta and available for all monthly mobile subscribers — it's a new cross-platform service that allows customers to use a single phone number to talk, text, and email on their mobile devices and computers. The...
Rogers service gives Canadian users 'One Number' for communicating on mobile, PCs
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?