Buddy Media Sees Growth in Social Media Brand Space with “App-vertisements”
There’s been a lot of debate lately over whether branded applications for social networks, created by companies like Buddy Media, are effective.
ShareThis Has Over 1 Million Users, Plans to Monetize Data
You’ve seen the little green ShareThis widget before: According to comScore the button, which allows users to share news stories, images, and other multimedia across social networks like Facebook, MySpace, and Digg, is seen by 128 million people on the web, CEO Tim Schigel told me at the AlwaysOn conference earlier this month. Over 1 […]
Overlay.tv Provides API for Developers
Overlay TV, the one-year-old start-up that allows users to overlay any links, images, text bubbles, and widgets into their videos, is opening its API to software developers, the company announced yesterday.
Playable search engine SeeqPod will introduce a Windows mobile application tomorrow that will bring all the free music on the Internet to mobile phones.
Playable search engine SeeqPod will introduce a Windows mobile application tomorrow that will bring all the free music on the Internet to mobile phones. Users simply have to search for a song, and if it exists anywhere on the web–legally or illegally–SeeqPod will find it with its crawling and indexing technology.
Joost Launches Video iPhone App on WiFi; 3G Capacity Coming Soon
On-demand web video service Joost’s new (and free) iPhone application, launched Monday, streams its entire online library of 45,000-plus videos to users on WiFi networks, according to CEO Mike Volpi. A large portion of the library will be available on 3G within a month: “The technology is basically ready,” he says. Volpi spoke to me […]
Gigya Raises $11 Million in Series C Funding
Gigya, the largest widget network, has raised $11 million in Series C funding, bringing its fundraising total since its 2006 launch to $23.5 million, Mark Hendrickson at TechCrunch reports.
Tingz Widgets Sync Across Platforms, But Face Tough Competition
There are a lot of widgets on the web, but TechCrunch50 presenter Tingz has created a solution that works across almost any platform, including iPhones, Blackberrys, Macs OS X, and Windows Media Center. The widgets look and act the same on each device and automatically sync up, according to CEO Patrick Hunt.