Big Stage Entertainment gets $2.7m for 3D avatars
3D avatars have been The Future for years now, but we still have high hopes. As do VC firms Mission Ventures, Selby Ventures and TechCoast Angels, who've stumped up for a $2.7 million Series B funding round for Big Stage...
April 15, 2009
RockDex scores artists on web popularity
Here's a cool thing: RockDex aims to tell artists whether their web buzz is growing or declining.
April 3, 2009
DonkDJ lets you put a donk on any song you want
Anyway, there's now a website that lets you put a donk on any song you like.DonkDJ (or Put A Donk On It - it's unclear whether the URL and the name are the same or different) uses The Echo Nest's APIs in much the same way...
April 3, 2009
Streamzy up for sale on eBay
Remember Streamzy? It was one of the swathe of music search engines that launched last year using SeeqPod's API, and had some decent buzz around it. However, the buzz quickly dissipated, and Streamzy is up for sale on eBay...
March 31, 2009
Lala working on iPhone application
Music streaming service Lala is developing its own iPhone app, according to a first-look piece on TechCrunch (video embedded above).
March 30, 2009
Yes, people are still launching mixtape-themed playlisting websites, despite the fact that the most famous example - Muxtape - was forced to axe its original site due to pressure from the RIAA.
March 25, 2009
Hitlab launches AI hit-prediction site with Akon
Hitlab has been around for a while now, but its official launch was yesterday in Montreal. The site lets unsigned acts upload their songs, and then uses proprietary artificial intelligence software called Dynamic Hit Scoring...
March 24, 2009
NewBandDaily to recommend a new band, yes, daily
Forget all those new-fangled digital marketing tools, analytics, mash-ups and so on. Plain old email newsletters can still be effective (or bulletins!). At least, that's what startup NewBandDaily hopes.
March 23, 2009
Sparkle 3D: the first virtual world for iPhone
Japanese company Genkii has revealed that it's developing a 3D virtual world for iPhone called Sparkle 3D.
March 23, 2009
Firefox mobile browser not so good for streaming media
Mozilla has released the first beta version of Fennec, its mobile browser (essentially it's the mobile version of Firefox).
March 20, 2009
Echodio is the latest iTunes cloudstreaming service
There are plenty of services letting people stream their iTunes libraries to wherever they are, so what's special about Echodio? Well, it's a bit limited at the moment - the iTunes plug-in only works on Macs, and you can...
March 18, 2009
Interview: Awdio talks growth, new features and iPhone
Music website Awdio has been creating a buzz in dance circles for a while now. It streams music - DJ sets and live shows - from clubs and venues around the world. We fired a few questions at CEO Julien Ulrich to find out...
March 17, 2009