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Australian Entrepreneur Craig Wright Claims He Created Bitcoin

Australian entrepreneur Craig Steven Wright claims he is the person behind Bitcoin. Wright says the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto is his. Satoshi Nakamoto was the pseudonym used by the Bitcoin creator. Read more... May 2, 2016

Facebook Reportedly Developing a New Camera App

Facebook is reportedly developing a new camera app. This new app will open users directly into a camera. The goal of the app is to get Facebook users to share more photographs. Read more... April 26, 2016

The Verge Launches Gadget Blog Called Circuit Breaker

The Verge has launched a new gadget blog called Circuit Breaker. The blog boasts that it is the "world's best" on its Facebook page. The Verge is owned by Vox Media. Read more... April 25, 2016

PicsArt App Raises $20 Million in Funding

The PicsArt company has raised $20 million in additional funding. The company is looking to increase its user base in China and Japan. The company says its main photo-editing app has been downloaded 250 million times. Read more... April 20, 2016

Verizon and Hearst Enter Agreement to Acquire Complex

Verizon and Hearst announced today that they have entered into an agreement to jointly acquire Complex with a 50/50 ownership structure. Complex is a pop culture entertainment company founded by Marc Ecko in 2002. Complex co-founder and CEO Rich Antoniello will remain CEO of the company after the deal is closed. Read more... April 18, 2016




Ponder Bills Itself as an Anti-Social Network

A new photo and video sharing app called Ponder is billing itself as an anti-social network. Ponder says whether or not your photo will be seen doesn't matter how many followers you have. Ponder also says it lets the user decide what is trending based on the quality of their photos and videos. Read more... April 15, 2016

BuzzFeed Cuts 2016 Revenue Projections After Missing 2015 Target

BuzzFeed is an online media and entertainment company originally known for list-type articles featuring animals and celebrity photos. It has since expanded into original news and content. The company reportedly made $170 million in 2015 according to the Financial Times. This is a very impressive amount but it fell well short of the company's $250 million goal. Read more... April 12, 2016

Pacific Magazines Shutters Famous Magazine and Launches FamousLive

The Australian print celebrity magazine called Famous Magazine is being shuttered. Pacific Magazines is closing the print magazine and launching a new online destination called FamousLive. The company is refocusing its resources on the website. Read more... April 11, 2016

Facebook Battles Shift Away From Personal Sharing

Facebook is reportedly battling a shift away from personal sharing by its users. There are reports that Facebook users are posting less than they used to. There have also been noted moves by Facebook to try and boost user sharing of personal events and photographs in an attempt to counter the drop. Read more... April 10, 2016

Prevention Magazine Moves to Ad-Free Print Model

Rodale Inc. is moving its Prevention magazine to an ad-free print model starting with the July 2016 issue. Rodale made the announcement on February 1st. The move will make Prevention a premium publication. Read more... April 8, 2016



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