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Google Purchases Mobile Testing Platform Appurify
/ June 26, 2014 4:29 pm
Google Purchases Mobile Testing Platform Appurify

TechCrunch reports that Google just announced that it has purchased Appurify, a start-up that allows developers automate testing and optimization of their mobile websites and applications. Appurify will be available as a freemium cross-platform service but will obtain a big boost in distribution once it is integrated into the Google developer tool stack. The company provides Google with an in-house testing service so that it can point developers too. Read More

SoundExchange President and CEO Michael Huppe Tells Congress: Fair Pay for All Music Creators, Across All Platforms
/ June 26, 2014 4:29 pm
SoundExchange President and CEO Michael Huppe Tells Congress: Fair Pay for All Music Creators, Across All Platforms

SoundExchange President and CEO Michael Huppe testified today at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill to discuss the current state of U.S. music licensing. Huppe was joined by representatives of A2IM, RIAA, SiriusXM, Pandora, ASCAP, and the National Association of Broadcasters, along with GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter, Rosanne Cash. Read More

World Cup Causing Big Upset in U.S. Business Operations, Wireless Networks
/ June 26, 2014 4:29 pm
World Cup Causing Big Upset in U.S. Business Operations, Wireless Networks

A survey commissioned by Ipswitch, a Duxbury-based provider of network management software, revealed that U.S. workers streaming media to watch the World Cup is "a serious wireless network bandwidth drain and network management challenge that can have negative implications for critical business applications and overall productivity." For the survey, Ipswitch polled more than 200 IT professionals in the U.S. to understand how "the most viewed sporting event on the planet" is affecting their company’s network performance and overall business operations. Read More

Minecraft Console Sales Exceed Mac and PC
/ June 26, 2014 4:29 pm
Minecraft Console Sales Exceed Mac and PC

GamesIndustryBiz reports that a tweet from Mojang's data analyst and business development employee Patrick Geuder Saga has disclosed that sales of the console version of the game have raced ahead of its original PC format. According to Mojang's latest stats, 15,797,892 people have now purchased the PC or Mac version of the game, with 15,365 people making the purchase in the last 24 hours. Read More

Italian Crowdfunding Platform Musicraiser Raises $477,000
/ June 26, 2014 4:29 pm
Italian Crowdfunding Platform Musicraiser Raises $477,000

DigitalMusicNews reports that Musicraiser has raised $477,000 in its recent round of funding from B-Ventures and Key Capital. Musicraiser is an Italian crowdfunding platform for the music industry. It was established 18 months ago. The company has the same features as every other crowdfunding platform, but only music-related projects are acccepted. Read More

Statement from Aereo CEO and Founder Chet Kanojia on United States Supreme Court Decision
/ June 26, 2014 5:15 am
Statement from Aereo CEO and Founder Chet Kanojia on United States Supreme Court Decision

Here is the statement in its entirety from Aereo CEO and Founder Chet Kanojia on yesterday's United States Supreme Court decision: “Today’s decision by the United States Supreme Court is a massive setback for the American consumer..." Read More

Fingerprint Raises $10.85 Million in Second Round
/ June 25, 2014 6:00 pm
Fingerprint Raises $10.85 Million in Second Round

Fingerprint, a San Francisco-based developer of mobile play-and-learn networks for kids, said on Wednesday it has raised $10.85 million in its second round of funding from new and previous investors. The company said it will use the proceeds to fast-track the development of new games, apps, videos and ebooks for partner networks. By the end of this year, the company said it expects to launch seven new networks with a footprint spanning the U.S., Canada, Southeast Asia, Australia and Europe. Read More

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