Post Tagged with: "Wall Street Journal"

AOL Redesigns Homepage to Highlight Video Content
/ April 15, 2014 2:35 pm
AOL Redesigns Homepage to Highlight Video Content

TechCrunch reports that AOL.com will be redesigning its homepage to better integrate a carousel of videos from AOL. While there were videos on AOL.com before, they weren’t highlighted in the same way. 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

WSJ: Apple and Comcast in Talks for Streaming TV Deal
/ March 24, 2014 5:25 pm
WSJ: Apple and Comcast in Talks for Streaming TV Deal

The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple Inc. is in talks with Comcast Corp. for a streaming-television service that would allow Apple set-top boxes to bypass traffic congestion on the web. The discussions are the initial stages and there are numerous obstacles to be overcome before a conclusive agreement could be signed. Read More

Kabam Hires Petrovic to Head M&A Efforts
/ March 13, 2014 5:31 pm
Kabam Hires Petrovic to Head M&A Efforts

WSJ.D reports that the San Francisco-based free-to-play gaming company Kabam Inc. has hired Chris Petrovic as head of corporate development to finalize a slate of deals that will be “transformational” and dwarf Monday’s purchase of Phoenix Age Inc., according to Chief Operating Officer Kent Wakeford. . Read More

Secret Reportedly Raises $10 Million
/ March 10, 2014 4:00 pm
Secret Reportedly Raises $10 Million

Secret, the San Francisco-based developer of a mobile app that lets users post messages and photos on the pages of social media contacts without attribution, has raised $10 million at a $50 million valuation, TechCrunch reported. The Wall Street Journal has pegged the valuation at $40 million. Google Ventures reportedly led the round, which also included participation from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Read More

SoundCloud Raises $60 Million at a $700 Million Valuation
/ January 27, 2014 5:38 pm
SoundCloud Raises $60 Million at a $700 Million Valuation

TechCrunch reports that SoundCloud has raised $60 million at a $700 million valuation in its Series D round. The funding round was led by Institutional Venture Partners with the Chernin Group, and participation from previous investors including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, GGV Capital, Index Ventures and Union Square Ventures. SoundCloud’s goal is to be the number one audio platform on the web. . Read More

Facebook Integrates Video Ads in Newsfeed
/ December 18, 2013 3:47 pm
Facebook Integrates Video Ads in Newsfeed

Forbes reports that Facebook has finally revealed its long-term promise of introducing auto playing, TV style video advertisements into users’ newsfeeds. The video ads will play automatically once they appear on screen; however the sound will not play unless and until a user taps or clicks. . Read More

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