Tag: start-ups

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Social location app Highlight gets funding to connect people

One of the big trends at the SXSW Interactive conference last year was location-based group messaging apps - helping people chat to people they knew in the same area.
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Music Ally Report : Spanish eyes smiling on music (Issue 288)

- Our lead examines the trends and opportunities for music and mobile, direct from this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona - Our feature is an interview with Andrew Chan, VP Digital & Business Development Division...
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Loudlee is the latest YouTube-fuelled music site

It's perhaps no surprise that many developers eschew music licensing in favour of piggybacking on YouTube's vast collection of music videos when launching new music sites
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Check out the hacks from San Francisco Music Hack Day

Teams of developers spent this weekend slaving over hot laptops in San Francisco for the latest Music Hack Day event. As usual, you can browse all the hacks created on the official Wiki page.
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Viddy raises $6m for Instagram-like video app

We wrote about video-sharing app Viddy recently when it inked a deal with T-Pain to sell a branded effects pack to its users. Now the company has announced a $6m funding round to continue its expansion.
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955 Dreams raises $3.25m and launches Band Of The Day for iPad

Californian app developer 955 Dreams has raised $3.25m of seed funding from investors including 500 Startups, m8 Capital (both leading the round) and Kapor Capital, Felicis Ventures and CrunchFund.
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Music Ally Report : Discovery Channels

- Nokia and Pure Digital's newly announced digital music services - Feature: live music streaming - Music recommendation - Market profile: Canada - Comment: Kim De Ruiter, Noise Inc Plus all the usual start-ups, deals...
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Getonic widget helps people buy songs from Facebook links

The latest startup looking to help artists sell music directly to fans on Facebook is Getonic, from Israel. The company has a widget that, when encountered on a Facebook newsfeed, lets people sample songs and buy them there...
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Music Ally Report : Never Mind the Artists?

- Royalty payouts from streaming music services - Q&A with Anthony Volodkin, Hype Machine - Market profile: Brazil - Comment: Nordic Copyright Bureau
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Music Ally Report : The new face of music sharing

- The new face of music sharing - New Services, Startups and Apps - Live by the sword: the concert business - Market Profile: United Kingdom - Comment: Wayne Josel
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Playfish boss advises UK startups on how to ‘change the world’

Kristian Segerstrale is one of the more successful UK-based entrepreneurs, having sold his social games company Playfish to Electronic Arts in a deal worth up to $400 million. He gave a speech at an event last night for 50...
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Silicon Valley confidence wobbles due to fears of a bubble

A survey of VCs in the San Francisco Bay area has found their confidence in the entrepreneurial space taking a hit, as they fret about whether the technology startups industry is in the midst of a bubble. ""2011 will be remembered...