Howdy readers....here are a few tech links to satisfy your Thursday night cravings (because who needs happy hour when you have reading, right?).
Original Article: "The Newest Important Person in Newsrooms: Audience-Development Czars," from Digiday[...]
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[...]
Original Article: 'How DJ Skee Is Reinventing What It Means To Be A DJ,' from Fast Company.
DJ Skee, according to Fast Company, is a media mogul-as-paradox. And you can tell he is a media mogul-as-paradox, you see, because every interview, video a[...]
AdStage has raised a new round of $1 million in funding from Digital Garage -- a Japanese tech incubator and early Twitter investor -- and revealed 4 new apps, according to AdStage Director of Marketing & Product Sam Mazaheri. The company has r[...]
Earlier this week, AOL unleashed its 'Digital Prophet' (official job title) David Shing onto MSNBC's 'The Cycle' for a short discussion on technology and the future.
The title 'Digital Prophet' is misleading -- Shing is unlikely to have any actual[...]
According to TechCrunch, PressFriendly has launched its press-outreach platform, specifically targeting the PR struggles of startups and seeking to disrupt traditional agencies.
Founder Joel Andren was also a co-founder of BitCasa, and head of mar[...]
London-based video technology startup Unruly has created a fairly neat interactive infographic showing the progression of viral video ads since 2006 (H/T PandoDaily). Turns out, 2012 was the year of "EMO" -- creating shareable content built on raw em[...]
Snaps, a platform for mashing and sharing branded photos, has raised a $6 million funding round from Steve Kantor of S2K, Jonathan Carson (Chief Revenue Officer of Vevo), and others, according to TechCrunch.
Basically, Snaps wants companies to pay f[...]
As far as millenial media entrepreneurs go, Bryan Goldberg has pretty much shown-and-proved: old-time journalism is ripe for blowing up. Goldberg previously co-founded Bleacher Report, and pocketed substantial cash from the $175 million+ acquisition [...]
According to Quartz, Yahoo will pay Tumblr founder David Karp $81 million in cash and stocks if he remains on board for four years.
We're guessing this means Karp will, once again, be putting off his plans to go to college.
Business Insider als[...]
AOL has purchased Adap.tv for $405 million, according to Business Insider.
The acquisition is a smart move with bad timing (in terms of company morale), based on last week's layoffs across HR, AIM and video production. Adap.tv, however, has potent[...]
In March, Robert Scoble dubbed AdStage "the hottest idea" at the LAUNCH Festival in San Francisco. AdStage has since raised a total of $1.53 million from 500 Startups, Freestyle Capital, Digital Garage and others, and announced today that they have r[...]