Original Article: "Turner Media Camp Demo Day Highlights Five New Startups," from TechCrunch.
Right as Rupert Murdoch raises his skull-and-bones flag and sets full-sails ahead on a Time Warner acquisition, five startups made their own humble pitch[...]
Maker Studios -- the YouTube multichannel network founded by-- has had almost as sordid and dramatic a history as, say, Snapchat or Facebook. To commemorate Disney's $950 million acquisition of the company, let's take a look back at the history o[...]
As the tech media processes any mega-acquisition, one of the more popular Internet guessing games is speculating how much various investors and employees are worth. For Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp -- the largest purchase in start[...]
Yahoo has acquired New York city-based 'social diary' startup Wander for upwards of $10 million, according to TechCrunch.
Wander's primary app, 'Days,' allows users to package a series of videos and photographs into a single storyline called a 'Da[...]
According to BetaBeat, Facebook has acquired New York City-based 'online conversation' startup Branch Media for $15 million.
Branch CEO Josh Miller is a 23-year-old Princeton dropout who describes himself as "kind of a political buff." Indeed, Mil[...]
Earlier today, Google announced a $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest Labs, the 'Internet of Things' startup founded by former Apple executive Tony Fadell, according to The Verge.
The acquisition is Google's second-largest of all time -- right behind[...]
Chen Guangbiao’s high profile quest to purchase the New York Times has ended. According to Forbes, Mr. Chen’s announcement came after a “small shareholder,” who had apparently agreed to help Mr. Chen arrange the deal, became angered by the recycling [...]
Snapchat has raised $50 million in funding from private equity firm Coatue Management, according to TechCrunch, officially setting up the big question for CEO Evan Spiegel: whatcha gonna do all that cash?
Spiegel and his co-founder Bobby Murphy ea[...]
Media conglomerate E.W. Scripps has purchased Newsy, a digital video "news analyzer," for $35 million, according to TechCrunch.
Newsy, founded in 2008, has raised about $3.5 million in venture funding. Unlike an acquisition by a tech company -- li[...]
Nick Denton and Henry Blodget took to the stage at last week's Ignition: Future of Digital conference -- organized by Business Insider -- and kind of shot down rumors of a B.I.-Gawker merger, according to The New York Observer.
The funny thing is,[...]
Snapchat has rejected a $3 billion+ all-cash acquisition offer from Facebook, according to the Wall Street Journal, as well as a $4 billion bid from Google, prompting the Internet to let out a collective "Whaaaa????!?!"
To recycle everyone else's [...]
Groupon, the daily-deals site which is largely a punchline for gimmicky mismanagement, is tip-toeing back into the public eye with an acquisition of NYC-based SideTour, according to BetaBeat.
Sidetour, a "marketplace for experiences," had previous[...]