Hulu is selling off its business in Japan to Nippon TV. The transaction, which is subject to certain regulatory conditions, is expected to close in early Spring, marking Nippon TV’s entry into the SVOD (Subscription Video On Demand) business. As…
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Payments company Square has acquired BookFresh for an undisclosed sum. BookFresh is the company behind the eponymous scheduling software used for appointment management for small businesses. The two products will operate separately for the time being.
Reigning world chess champion Magnus Carlsen has launched Play Magnus, the “official Magnus Carlsen app.”
PlayMagnus is a free iOS app, that includes a chess engine tuned to play like Carlsen at different ages. Users can also work with training material, and earn points towards qualifying to play the Norwegian grandmaster live.
Content marketing platform Percolate has inked a global partnership with WPP Digital, the digital investment arm of WPP, that will enable WPP companies to create content on behalf of their clients. The deal also includes a strategic investment by which WPP Digital…
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Disney has released a cloud-based movie service, Disney Movies Anywhere, letting users watch movies from Disney, Pixar, and Marvel on the go. The service features the company’s library of over 400 digital titles. Disney Movies Anywhere’s functionality is built upon Disney’s proprietary digital rights locker, KeyChest.
Chinese language Internet search provider Baidu reported its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2013. Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2013 Highlights Total revenues in the fourth quarter of 2013 were $1.573 billion,…
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EBay has invested roughly $133.77 million in Indian online marketplace Snapdeal. The two companies will continue to work separately moving forward, says eBay. Other Snapdeal investors include Kalaari Capital, Nexus Venture Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Intel Capital and Saama Capital.
SpareFoot, an online marketplace for self-storage, has raised $10 million in venture capital from Insight Venture Partners. This brings the Austin-based company’s total funding raised to date to $26 million. Founded in 2008, SpareFoot’s investors include Capital Factory, Floodgate and Silverton Partners.
Facebook is shutting down its email service. Yes, the one with the @facbook.com mail addresses. “We’re making this change because most people haven’t been using their Facebook e-mail address,” the company said in a statement. Emails sent to Facebook mail will be redirected to users’ alternate email address, as registered with the social networking site.