Archive for category: deals

Apple Partnering with Alpine on Aftermarket CarPlay Unit
/ April 15, 2014 2:47 pm
Apple Partnering with Alpine on Aftermarket CarPlay Unit

VentureBeat reports that Apple is apparently partnering with car electronics manufacturer Alpine on an aftermarket CarPlay unit, according to Japanese business news site Nikkei. The unit will debut in Europe and the U.S. first and will retail for around $500 to $700, the report indicates. . Read More

Yahoo Extends Partnership with Vevo
/ April 15, 2014 2:38 pm
Yahoo Extends Partnership with Vevo

TechCrunch reports that Yahoo and music video streaming service Vevo are extending their partnership through a deal that will carry Vevo’s videos, live concert events, and other original encoding to Yahoo’s own video streaming service, Yahoo Screen. Through this partnership, viewers will be able to view music content on Yahoo Screen in Canada and U.S., and Germany, U.K., Spain, France, and Italy in the future. Read More

Twitter Acquires Social Data Company Gnip
/ April 15, 2014 1:32 pm
Twitter Acquires Social Data Company Gnip

Twitter said on Tuesday it has acquired Gnip, a provider of social data that has partnered with the social media giant for the past four years. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The company's products are designed to help clients more easily analyze data across public Tweets. Read More

U.S. Venture Capital Firms Raise Most Money Since 2007 During Q1
/ April 14, 2014 4:05 pm
U.S. Venture Capital Firms Raise Most Money Since 2007 During Q1

U.S. venture capital firms raised $8.9 billion in new commitments during the first quarter, the highest quarterly figure since 2007, according to a new report from Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). . Read More

Google Acquires Drone Maker Titan Aerospace
/ April 14, 2014 3:48 pm
Google Acquires Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

Google plans to acquire Titan Aerospace, a New Mexico-based maker of high-altitude drones, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Titan, which makes solar-powered drones capable of staying in the air for years on end, reportedly had been pursued by Facebook earlier this year. Read More

Sonos Integrates Google Play Music Support
/ April 11, 2014 4:03 pm
Sonos Integrates Google Play Music Support

VentureBeat reports that Google has entered in a partnership deal with wireless speaker-maker Sonos to introduce Chromecast functionality to Sonos wireless audio systems. Android users can now send music openly to Sonos’ high-fidelity speakers without depending on Sonos’ Controller application. . Read More

U.K.’s Box TV and Spotify to Launch Top 40 TV Show
/ April 11, 2014 3:54 pm
U.K.’s Box TV and Spotify to Launch Top 40 TV Show

Hypebot reports that leading UK music video TV channel Box TV and Spotify are launching "The Official Box+ Streaming Chart" as a new music TV show. The show will be built on a weekly Top 40 chart from Spotify that will be telecasted on Monday beginning April 14 on 4Music. Read More

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