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* '''Verizon is selling Tumblr to WordPress’ owner'''
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[[Verizon]], which first acquired [[Tumblr]] in 2017 after it purchased [[Yahoo!]], started to explore a sale earlier this year. [[Automattic]] reportedly bought Tumblr for less than $3 million, according to [[Axios]], a stunning drop in value from the $1.1 billion Yahoo paid for it in 2013. [[https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/12/20802639/tumblr-verizon-sold-wordpress-blogging-yahoo-adult-content August]]
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* '''PodcastOne is launching LaunchpadDM, a free hosting platform for independent podcasters'''
 
* '''PodcastOne is launching LaunchpadDM, a free hosting platform for independent podcasters'''
  
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[[Toch]] funding led by investors from [[Hyderabad Angels]], [[Mumbai Angels]] and other high net worth individuals including former [[Zee Entertainment]] CFO Mihir Modi and Swastik Bihani, Head of Products & GM, India at PayPal.
 
[[Toch]] funding led by investors from [[Hyderabad Angels]], [[Mumbai Angels]] and other high net worth individuals including former [[Zee Entertainment]] CFO Mihir Modi and Swastik Bihani, Head of Products & GM, India at PayPal.
 
[[https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/media-tech-platform-toch-raises-pre-series-a-funding-4183341.html July]]
 
[[https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/media-tech-platform-toch-raises-pre-series-a-funding-4183341.html July]]
 
* '''IBM's Watson Marketing breaks off into separate company'''
 
 
[[ZDNet]] reports, on its first day as a standalone business, CEO [[Mark Simpson]] says of the new company, [[AI Powered Marketer]] says it's mature yet agile enough to take on major competitors like [[Adobe]], Oracle, and Salesforce.
 
[[https://www.zdnet.com/article/ibms-watson-marketing-breaks-off-into-separate-company/ July]]
 

Revision as of 02:56, 13 August 2019

  • Verizon is selling Tumblr to WordPress’ owner

Verizon, which first acquired Tumblr in 2017 after it purchased Yahoo!, started to explore a sale earlier this year. Automattic reportedly bought Tumblr for less than $3 million, according to Axios, a stunning drop in value from the $1.1 billion Yahoo paid for it in 2013. [August]

  • PodcastOne is launching LaunchpadDM, a free hosting platform for independent podcasters

The PodcastOne platform, called Launchpad Digital Media, is a free platform, including unlimited hosting; access to analytics including listenership, geography and device data; and complete control over how podcasts are distributed via Apple, Spotify, or other services. [August]

  • Disney to Bundle Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ For $12.99 Per Month

Disney's bundle of streaming content services will cost the same as Netflix's most popular standard plan in the U.S. [August]

  • GateHouse Media, acquires Gannett

GateHouse Media -- the operating subsidiary of New Media Investment Group -- will combine with Gannett, the larger of the two companies, in a cash-and-stock deal that will be financed in part with new private-equity debt. [August]

  • Mixhalo raises $10.7M to bring better sound quality to live events

Mixhalo, co-founded by Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger and his wife, violinist Ann Marie Simpson-Einziger, has raised $10.7 million in Series A funding led by Foundry Group, with participation from Sapphire Sport, Founders Fund, Defy Partners, Cowboy Ventures, Red Light Management, Another Planet Entertainment, Rick Farman and Rich Goodstone of Superfly, and Charlie Walker of C3 Presents. [July]

  • Sony announces a new $185M fund to invest in tech startups

Sony is doubling down on the world of startup investment. The Japanese tech giant announced a new fund that is aiming to raise 20 billion JPY (around $185 million) to invest in companies within “key high-growth industries,” through their Sony Innovation Fund. [July]

  • Media-tech platform Toch raises Pre-Series A funding

Toch funding led by investors from Hyderabad Angels, Mumbai Angels and other high net worth individuals including former Zee Entertainment CFO Mihir Modi and Swastik Bihani, Head of Products & GM, India at PayPal. [July]