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Meet the music entrepreneur who's taking on Spotify and other streaming services

Melissa Ferrick's 150 songs have played about a million times on Spotify. But the 45-year-old independent artist says the popular streaming music service has shortchanged her by failing to fully license her songs.<p>The man bolstering Ferrick's claims, laid out in a $200-million lawsuit, is music …

LANDR Drums Up $6.2 Million To Master Music With Big Data

For every musician who’s ever wanted their SoundCloud track to sound like it was produced by Timbaland, LANDR, a startup applying big data analytics to music mastering, has raised $6.2 million to build just the tool.<p>Warner Music Group led the Series A round, joined by previous investors Real …

Music Production

Line Launches New Chat App To Connect Businesses And Brands With Consumers

Messaging app company Line has released a new service that will allow brands, SMEs and other business users to tap into its platform communicate with customers and consumers.<p>The Line@ app — which is available for iOS and Android — is essentially an enterprise-focused version of Line’s popular chat …

Apps

10 Chinese Internet of things startups to watch in 2015

The Internet of Things, or IoT, emerged as the third wave of internet development and is gradually merging the physical and online worlds. Prompted by the smart hardware boom, this sector is in full bloom in China, with repercussions across fields such as smart homes, wearables, connected cities …

How China's Mobile Ecosystem Is Different from the West

China is the world’s largest smartphone market, and with that comes a lot of interest in how mobile users behave. As one of the primary ways through which consumers access content, apps in particular are a key area of focus.<p>China’s app ecosystem is somewhat of a maze for people who aren’t familiar …

LinkedIn's Mountain Of Data Is Now A $1,200 Sales Tool

Who wants to pay serious money to see your biographical details on LinkedIn? Cynics might say: “Nobody.” People familiar with LinkedIn’s business model to date will say: “Recruiters.” But the big answer going forward is like to be: “Sales people.”<p>LinkedIn this week is rolling out its most advanced …

Kontakt.io raises $2M to boost 'beacon' devices and platform

Investment dollars may just now be starting to flow into beacon technology.<p>In the retail setting, beacon tech is wireless micro-location technology that detects your smartphone when you enter a store, then can deliver relevant content like coupons based on what you’re browsing. It got a big boost …

TaskRabbit is blowing up its business model and becoming the Uber for everything

Since it opened up five years ago, TaskRabbit has often been a godsend to people with more money than time. The company stocks its auction house of personal assistants with people ready to deliver cupcakes to your office, or assemble your Ikea furniture, or clean your home. But last summer, …

iBeacons Aren’t Just For Retail: Placed Lets You Use Them As iPhone Quick Launchers At Home

There has been a lot of talk about iBeacons since they launched with iOS 7 last fall, but much of the focus has been on how they benefit retailers and add to the in-store shopping experience. They have a much broader range of potential use, however, and part of that is consumer-focused, too. Placed …

Who Needs Kickstarter? Exercise Sensor Moov Raises $1 Million In 15 Days

When Meng Li and Nikola Hu stopped by the FORBES office to demonstrate their wearable sensors last month, Hu spent much of the interview punching the air and running in place. A laptop placed on the table graphed the speed and form of his punches, benchmarking his performance against that of a …

ParaShoot Wearable Camera Gets A Redesign, Begins Shipping To Early Indiegogo Backers

The ParaShoot wearable camera that got shot down by Kickstarter before turning to Indiegogo to raise over $150,000 has finally started shipping its first production units – but backers may not recognize them. The startup has drastically redesigned its lifelogging camera with unique personalization …

Next Silicon Valleys: Beijing's start-ups show stamina

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China

Connect Debuts A “Living” Address Book That Maps Your Nearby Friends

Connect, a new location-based address book and friend-finder utility launching today for both web and iPhone, will tell you who’s nearby, allowing for more “serendipitous” encounters. If that idea sounds vaguely familiar, it’s because a crop of location-based social apps, including Highlight, …

Weishi, A Chinese Vine-Like App, Chalks Up 160M Views In A Day

Chinese Internet firm Tencent is best known for its popular messaging service WeChat, but one of its other products — a Vine-like app that features eight-second videos on loop — has been quietly gathering steam in China.<p>The app, Weishi, which is only available in Chinese for now, chalked up 160 …

The three critical factors wearable devices need to succeed

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>At least 10 new wearable devices were introduced at CES in January, from makers such as Sony, Pebble, Meta, LG, Garmin, Razer …

Wayra Accelerator Adds its First Partner in China

Wayra, the startup incubator launched by Telefónica in 2012, has expanded its reach to China after announcing a deal with Virtue Inno Valley (VIV), a well-respected accelerator program run by Tsinghua University.<p>The deal is Wayra’s first partnership in Asia and it sees VIV become a member of the …

Wearables startup Cuff makes technology you may actually want to wear

There’s little doubt that most wearable technology currently focuses more on function than form — but that will have to change if the category has a hope of going truly mainstream. That’s the mindset of a San Francisco-based startup called Cuff, which has just announced a new line of wearables …

Finally, a Drone You Can Own

Remote-controlled aircraft hobbyists have been trying to MacGyver small digital cameras to their airborne contraptions for years. Chinese …

Navigator Campus: Russia's New Center for Hardware Startups

The campus has already opened its doors, but the work on it is far from finished; according to the founders, in the coming years Navigator will expand to 6,000 m² of space, 800 workplaces, and 200 residents. Total amount of money to have been poured into the project by then is estimated at $10 …

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …

GoPro's IPO isn't about selling cameras, it's about creating a media empire

It was 2001, more than a decade before GoPro would announce its intentions to go public, and its CEO Nick Woodman was facing a very expensive failure. In just two years, he'd lost nearly $4 million of investors' money, building a social gaming startup that never took off. Unfortunately for him, …

Qualcomm Toq smartwatch update brings activity tracking beta, keeps progress in plain view

If you've splurged for Qualcomm's pricey smartwatch (or may be considering it), a new update looks to expand the capabilities of the wristworn wearable. Thanks to an update to the Toq's Android app, the gadget now packs activity-tracking software in beta form. During a 24-hour time period, the …

Intel Capital Invests In Two 3D Printing Marketplaces

Intel Capital, the chipmaker’s venture arm, has made two investments in 3D marketplaces, one in Austin and one in Lithuania. The companies, makexyz and CGTrader, allow users to upload 3D objects and sell services and downloads.<p>Makexyz is a 3D printing marketplace where modelers can upload their …

Facebook's Paper Could Be a Content Marketer's Best Friend | Inc.com

Facebook has released an application called Paper and, in doing so, has potentially changed the future of social networking.<p>Described as half social network, half Flipboard, Facebook Paper revamps your Facebook experience and takes it from a simple social network to an incredible, fully mobile …

Facebook

InMobi Launches Interactive Video Ad Platform To Help Advertisers Boost Sales On Mobile

InMobi is making its biggest push so far in capturing a larger share of the $11.9 billion mobile advertising market, as it launches its new video ad platform today.<p>The new mobile video platform also underscores InMobi’s growing ambitions beyond being a pure ad network, and seriously challenge …

One million broadcasters strong, Twitch surpasses Facebook in peak traffic

The video game streaming service now has giants like Hulu and Amazon in its rear view mirror<p>Netflix, Google, Apple, Twitch. Which one of these companies doesn't fit with the others? Twitch, the startup which lets players broadcast and watch live streams of video gaming action, is not yet a huge …

Location-Focused Ad Startup PlaceIQ Raises $15M More

PlaceIQ, a startup that uses location data for mobile advertising, is announcing that it has raised $15 million in Series C funding.<p>The company was founded in 2010, back when most of the interest in location-based ads was focused on geofencing — i.e., if you’re close to a store, you get an ad for …