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Like Airbnb, Birchbox Jumps to TV with First Commercial
Advertising

Like Airbnb, Birchbox Jumps to TV with First Commercial

Digitally-minded startups are taking to TV to raise their profiles and reach new users.
Nina Zipkin
An Inside Look at Yahoo's Original Series
Yahoo

An Inside Look at Yahoo's Original Series

Yahoo announced two original comedy series -- one about a misfit spaceship crew and one about Las Vegas's first pro basketball team.
Nina Zipkin
Microsoft to Create Original TV Shows for Xbox
Television

Microsoft to Create Original TV Shows for Xbox

The tech giant is using Xbox to launch and distribute 12 new original series.
Think Your Job Sucks? New MTV Show Profiles Strange and Awesome Career Paths
Television

Think Your Job Sucks? New MTV Show Profiles Strange and Awesome Career Paths

MTV's new series, which profiles snake venom milkers, beer keg inventors and junk food bloggers, represents the network's first foray into business-centric content.
Geoff Weiss
5 Reasons Stephen Colbert Is a Smart Pick for 'The Late Show'
Television

5 Reasons Stephen Colbert Is a Smart Pick for 'The Late Show'

While it's not yet clear if and how Colbert will repurpose his Comedy Central-bred persona for network TV, he is bound to make 'The Late Show' all his own.
Nina Zipkin
Have an Idea for a Sitcom? NBC Is Listening.
Content Strategy

Have an Idea for a Sitcom? NBC Is Listening.

The network has launched an online talent competition to find its next comedy hit.
Nina Zipkin
Ad-Hungry Yahoo Hopes to Strike Gold With an Original Comedy Series
Content Strategy

Ad-Hungry Yahoo Hopes to Strike Gold With an Original Comedy Series

Taking a page from Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, Yahoo is reportedly entering the content production arena.
Geoff Weiss
This Startup Says It Can Fully Charge Your Smartphone in 30 Seconds
Smartphones

This Startup Says It Can Fully Charge Your Smartphone in 30 Seconds

Israel-based tech company StoreDot claims to have a new product that can move your smartphone's charge-o-meter from that red sliver of death to full-on green in well under a minute.
Catherine Clifford
Aereo CEO: 'We're on the Side of the Angels'
Aereo

Aereo CEO: 'We're on the Side of the Angels'

Aereo, which snatches over-the-air TV signals and streams them on the internet for a few dollars a month, is determined to prevail over the TV networks trying to bring it down.
Jason Ankeny
What Elon Musk Really Thinks of 'Silicon Valley'
Elon Musk

What Elon Musk Really Thinks of 'Silicon Valley'

The billionaire behind Tesla and SpaceX thinks the creators of the new HBO series 'Silicon Valley' need to spend a little bit more time at Burning Man.
Benjamin Kabin
Changing Channels: With Fire TV, Amazon Enters the Blazing Set-Top Box Arena
Television

Changing Channels: With Fire TV, Amazon Enters the Blazing Set-Top Box Arena

Amazon is looking to differentiate itself from competitors with a video-streaming device you can talk to.
Geoff Weiss
Fans, Rejoice: DailyCandy and Television Without Pity Archives to Remain Open
Customer Feedback

Fans, Rejoice: DailyCandy and Television Without Pity Archives to Remain Open

NBCUniversal is jettisoning the lifestyle and TV recap sites, but vocal fans prompted the company to reverse its decision to keep the sites' archived content from the public.
Nina Zipkin
By Cutting Out Content Providers, Is Aereo Gaming the System?
Legal Center

By Cutting Out Content Providers, Is Aereo Gaming the System?

Startup's streaming of live TV content on the internet will be at the center of a Supreme Court case soon.
Michael Moroney
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Aereo to Supreme Court: Our Streaming TV Service 'Falls Squarely Within the Law'
Innovation

Aereo to Supreme Court: Our Streaming TV Service 'Falls Squarely Within the Law'

The bold startup once again slams big broadcasters for claiming its business model thrashes copyright laws, setting the tone for its defense in a federal court battle that begins next month.
Kim Lachance Shandrow