Blendle, a Dutch startup that sells access to articles from media outlets in the Netherlands and elsewhere on a per-article basis, has closed a $3.8M Series A funding round led by the New York Times and German media giant Axel Springer
News Deeply, a network of topic-specific sites founded by former ABC News foreign correspondent Lara Setrakian, has just launched its latest addition: Ebola Deeply, a site dedicated to coverage of the disease and its impact on society
The New York Times’ research and development lab has launched a new project asking readers for help in identifying old advertisements from its print archive — and the project is the first to be built on a new open-source platform for crowdsourcing called Hive
Businessweek is reporting that a magazine-style Washington Post app will come pre-loaded on the new Kindle Fire, a deal that has potential benefits for both the struggling newspaper and for its owner’s other company — Amazon
The founders of Known have launched an open-source web publishing tool that uses a number of IndieWeb standards to give users control over their content, instead of handing it and all the related data over to proprietary platforms like Facebook and Twitter
Wired staffer and tech-journalism veteran Steven Levy announced on Wednesday that he is leaving the magazine to join Medium, the platform/magazine founded by former Twitter CEO Evan Williams, and will be creating a technology hub or vertical for the site
Facebook has launched a new feature called the FB Newswire that is designed to give media outlets and journalists a real-time feed of news-worthy content. But who benefits most from that kind of relationship — those news outlets, or Facebook itself?
Posting things to Twitter might feel like conversation, but in practice it’s a lot more like publishing — which is how a New York Times movie reviewer’s off-hand comment on Twitter turned into a full-page newspaper ad, even though he didn’t want it to
According to one report, Twitter is considering a new feature that would allow users to edit a tweet after it has been published. But is that really something we need, or are we better off without it?
Twitter quickly reversed the changes it made to its blocking policy on Thursday, but the uproar it triggered highlights a tension at the core of the service: How do you ensure privacy on a network that is built to be public?
Jobs portal and HR information platform Glassdoor has announced a $50 million Series E round, which will go towards taking the company to new international heights.
When Facebook launched its platform strategy in 2007, it seemed as though the social network wanted to create a kind of social operating system anyone could use and build on — but the reality has turned out to be something very different.
Appsecute’s service promises devops a central way to manage all their cloud-based services from AWS to Zendesk.
Facebook has come under fire from those who say the network is turning down the volume on their posts, but the bottom line is that the network can — and will — do whatever it wants with the algorithms controlling its news feed.
Active eyewear is a platform play, not a product. Brian McConnell gives his take on the winning strategy for Google: Focus on enabling technologies, such as micro projectors and short-range wireless, and leverage Android as a development framework.
Twitter is working to develop and launch a dedicated site for developers working on the Twitter platform, the company says. The inclusion of Twitter into the Apple’s iOS platform will bring many new developers to the platform, and the company wants to communicate better with them.
Newspapers may not be known for being digital visionaries, but the British newspaper The Guardian is doing something pretty revolutionary: by launching its Open Platform, the company has completely rethought the fundamental nature of its business, and the way that it thinks about value creation online.
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Taking another move from the Facebook playbook, LinkedIn has started their own application platform they’re calling “InApps.” Don’t worry…no movie quizzes, Scrabble…