Nook Announces Video Apps

Barnes & Noble Announces Nook Video Apps, Launching This Fall BY JORDAN CROOK If your ecosystem of choice happens to be the Barnes & Noble platform, you’ll be happy to know that the book retailer is now offering Nook Video, a service that lets you buy digital copies of your favorite movies and TV shows directly from your […]

IAB Taps OwnerIQ as Cooperative Advertising Leader

September 19, 2012 10:21 AM Eastern Time BOSTON — (BUSINESS WIRE) –The online-ad industry should learn from OwnerIQ. So said the Interactive Advertising Bureau in a new, in-depth whitepaper from the IAB and the Local Search Association. The whitepaper by analyst Rebecca Lieb, “Co-op Advertising: Digital’s Lost Opportunity?”, notes that while digital advertising continues to boom, it […]

SelectMinds Acquired

Oracle Buys SelectMinds For Using Facebook And Social Networks To Recruit Employees By ALEX WILLIAMS Monday, September 17th, 2012 Oracle has acquired SelectMinds, a provider of cloud-based, social talent sourcing apps that allow companies to use social networks such as Facebook to recruit employees. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. It is Oracle’s year for buying companies in […]

Backupify: At Dreamforce

10 Hot Products To See At Dreamforce By Jack McCarthy, CRN Backupify launched Backupify for Salesforce on’s AppExchange. The software provides businesses running Salesforce with a secure and automatic way to back up critical sales and customer data. Backupify for Salesforce can help companies eliminate manual backup processes and protect data when installing third-party software […]

Hollywood Throwdown: Ticketfly Targets Ticketmaster with 400% User Growth in LA

BY MICHAEL CARNEY ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2012 Once conceded to large incumbent platforms like Ticketmaster, the online ticketing space may more up for grabs than at any point in recent memory. Fresh off a stout $22 million Series C round in July, three year old startup Ticketfly is announcing some impressive growth in one of America’s largest […]

Ustream Co-Founder Brad Hunstable Named CEO Following Social & Mobile Wins

Venture Beat, 8/15/2012, 5:00AM, Sean Ludwig Ustream has promoted co-founder and president Brad Hunstable to CEO of the popular live-streaming video service, the company announced Wednesday morning. Hunstable has been serving as interim CEO since November 2011, when former CEO John Ham stepped down to return to “his entrepreneurial roots.” Since that time, Ustream’s board has been on the lookout […]

Getaround – The 15 startups everyone is talking about in Silicon Valley right now

Getaround just raised a huge pile of cash. Year founded: 2009 Space: Car sharing Why it’s trending: No one thought people would be willing to rent out their cars. Then Getaround happened. Now Getaround just finished off its first round of funding and raised a whopping $13.9 million. It’s a company that’s not only attacking a fundamental […]

Ustream: Launches BFF app

Ustream’s Broadcast For Friends App Brings Live iPhone Video To Facebook By ANTHONY HA   Livestreaming service Ustream is throwing a big party tonight, and like so many Silicon Valley parties, it’s doubling as a product launch, where executives are demonstrating the company’s Broadcast For Friends app for iOS. (It stands for BFF, which is, okay, actually kind of clever.) Senior Vice […]