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Twitter buys Gnip, another big social data startup

Twitter is on the acquisition trail again, buying one of its key data partners Gnip. Who? Gnip is one of the few startups to have had full access to Twitter’s “firehose” of public tweets, selling access...
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MusiXmatch launches Chrome extension providing lyrics for YouTube videos

The latest music startup trying to help fans sing along to their favourite music is MusiXmatch, with an extension for Google’s Chrome browser that overlays lyrics on YouTube music videos. The lyrics come from the company’s...
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Former Hulu boss Jason Kilar launching new startup: Vessel

The former CEO of online video service Hulu, Jason Kilar, is working on a new startup. It’s called Vessel, and yesterday Kilar published a few hints at its plans – backed by a reported $75m of funding from VC firms...
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Chris Milk’s Omnia startup working with Oculus Rift on immersive concert films

Director Chris Milk made his name making innovative use of technology and interactivity for music videos like Arcade Fire’s Wilderness Downtown. Now he’s setting his sights on Oculus Rift, the virtual-reality startup...
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Live-music startup Lively raises $500k of seed funding

We first wrote about US startup Lively earlier this year, when it launched an iOS and Android app for selling audio and video recordings of music concerts to fans (Bulletin, 7-May-13).
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Chirpify finalises its $6m Series A funding round

Social commerce startup Chirpify has added $4m to its Series A funding round, taking the total to $2m.
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Looping music-videos startup Coub raises $1m

Russian startup Coub has raised $1m to fuel global expansion of its website, which lets people create looping music videos using footage from YouTube and Vimeo. The company says that it's currently attracting 8m unique visitors...
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Atoms for Peace to sell gig audio and video on Soundhalo

Anyone heard of Atoms for Peace? We're sure they were in the news recently for… something.
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Timbaland turns startup investor with Open Labs stake

Timbaland is the latest musical luminary to be investing in technology startups. We wrote recently about his involvement in video-chat app Hang w/ (Bulletin, 13-May-13)
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Red Bull launches its own music startup accelerator

We've been writing regularly about big media companies running startup accelerators and incubators in recent months, but what about brands?
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SocialNightlife wants to be a Foursquare for nightclubs

SocialNightlife wants to be a Foursquare for nightclubs
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Campaign Focus: Ed Sheeran’s Vyclone ranger

Ed Sheeran uses fans as a film crew to crowdsource his latest official lyric video for fan favourite, 'Give Me Love' via startup Vyclone.