Facebook Launches Live Video Channel

Facebook is expanding its video capabilities and creating a new live video channel to connect with its users. Beginning today, the social media startup plans to use Facebook Live to keep users informed about new product features, giving them a deeper look into the social network.…

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Conviva Raises $20M for Live Video

Tuning into live online video is often an exercise in frustration. So even though Conviva is being somewhat secretive about what it's doing, I'm inclined to give the startup -- which simply says it's building a live video platform -- a pass for the time being, in the hopes it will some day prevent me from tearing my hair out. Conviva is announcing today it has raised $20 million in second round funding. The investment came from UV Partners, New Enterprise Associates, and Foundation Capital, and brings Conviva's total funding to $29 million since being founded in November 2006.…

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Time for a Web 2.0 Vulture Fund?

As the current Web 2.0 cycle runs out of steam, we’re going to see the startup equivalent of a brownout. I think there is a real money-making opportunity here, perhaps in the form of a Web 2.0 Vulture Fund -- an aggregation of startups with decent technologies that have otherwise failed to get themselves off the ground. Continue Reading

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