Post Tagged with: "YouTube"

Twitter Walks from Talks to Acquire SoundCloud Music Service
/ May 20, 2014 3:54 pm
Twitter Walks from Talks to Acquire SoundCloud Music Service

Re/code reported yesterday that Twitter was considering buying SoundCloud, the music and audio-sharing company, according to people familiar with both companies. However, the Wall Street Journal and Re/code are now reporting that Twitter has walked away from the deal, by letting an exclusive negotiation window lapse, according to a person familiar with the discussions. . Read More

YouTube to Purchase Streaming Service Twitch for $1 Billion?
/ May 20, 2014 3:45 pm
YouTube to Purchase Streaming Service Twitch for $1 Billion?

On Sunday, both the Wall Street Journal and Variety reported that YouTube is in talks to buy Twitch for more than $1 billion. Neither company was commenting publicly on Monday but there has been no shortage of opinions on the possible deal and what it might mean to YouTube, Twitch, consumers and the industry. . Read More

Maker Studios to Create Their Own Video Platform
/ May 8, 2014 2:56 pm
Maker Studios to Create Their Own Video Platform

Adweek reports that Maker Studios announced on Tuesday at the Digital Content NewFronts that it will be debuting Maker.tv, a consumer-facing video platform that appears to challenge YouTube. Read More

Kobalt Launches ProKlaim Service for YouTube Royalties
/ May 5, 2014 11:41 am
Kobalt Launches ProKlaim Service for YouTube Royalties

Kobalt Music Group made an announcement last week about Kobalt’s unique technical integration with YouTube, including the launch of ProKlaim, Kobalt’s advanced detection technology, which has significantly increased revenues collected on behalf of its clients, matching over 50 million videos to date and over 1 billion YouTube streams per month. Read More

Vine Introduces A Six-Second YouTube
/ May 2, 2014 12:10 pm
Vine Introduces A Six-Second YouTube

TechCrunch reports that mobile application, Vine, is edging closer to being a YouTube competitor, where "users can create short videos on mobile and yet still experience all the wonders of the laid-back YouTube-style consumption experience.". Read More

Music Video Service Vevo to the Market
/ April 30, 2014 5:49 pm
Music Video Service Vevo to the Market

VentureBeat reports that the owners of popular music video service Vevo are planning to put the company up for sale. Vevo, whose co-owners comprise Sony Music, Universal Music Group, and Abu Dhabi Media, is seen as a massively significant service for Google’s YouTube, and it is certainly a part of the reason Google contemplates consumers would be fascinated in a YouTube-branded music service. . Read More

Spotify To Overtake iTunes In Europe?
/ April 28, 2014 4:20 pm
Spotify To Overtake iTunes In Europe?

The Guardian reports that streaming music service Spotify has added more than 1 million active users in the UK in the last four months and is on pace to overtake iTunes as the top digital music service in Europe. . Read More

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