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Verizon Ventures and R/GA are announcing a new program called the Verizon Media Tech Venture Studio. Stephen Plumlee, R/GAs global COO and managing partner of R/GA Ventures, explainedthat the interactiveagencysventure studios started out similar to other startup accelerator programs, but theyve expanded to provide access to financial capital, creative capital and client relationship capital.
Parental control service “Circle with Disney” to help with distracted driving, social media, kids’ chores & more
Circle with Disney, a device that helps parents managetheir homes internet rules and restrictions, wants to be more than just a modern-day net nanny. Already, it had differentiated itself from competing software solutions, by offering a licensed selection of Disney content like games, videos, trailers and more to make its service more appealing.
Publishing platform Medium recently laid off dozens of people. So if you dont want to hand away your precious writing to a startup that is still looking for its business model, you can move your content to WordPress.com in just a few clicks.
Streaming music service Spotify announced this morning it has acquired a company called Sonalytic, makers of an audio detection technology that can identify songs, mixed content and audio clips, as well as track copyright-protected material, and aid in music discovery. These features line up with services that Spotify offers, making Sonalytic a natural fit for the company.
Arkadium is launching a new product called InHabit, which can automatically introduce polls, quizzes and games that are tailored to each article. When weve written about Arkadium in the past, weve talked about them as a casual gaming company, but CEO Jessica Rovello told me her team has become focused on one specific aspectthat business, namely providing visual interactive content to publishers.
One billion people use Facebook Messenger every month. And no matter how bad the current perceptions of the bot scene are, that number is hard to ignore.
NBCUniversal is now the only U.S. media company that has an official stake in Snap. Today, NBC Universal (which is a unit of Comcast) revealed that it invested $500 million in Snap as a strategic investment partnership during yesterdays IPO.
Nearpod raises $21 million to turn mobile devices into a teaching tool rather than classroom distraction
Nearly 80% percent of American adults have smartphones these days, according to Pew Research. And the kids are catching up, studies from the Kaiser Family Foundation suggest.
Thanks largely due to the fact that more information is at our fingertips now than at any point in human history, weve entered into an age where both of the following statements are true: People are consuming more content online than ever before;Fewer and fewer people are actually willing to spend time reading that content. According to a study reported on by Slate, roughly 38% of people who click on an article or blog post online dont actually make it past the headline.
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