Hear the Essential Phone review on this week’s Vergecast

It’s been a busy week for streaming services, and Amazon is closing things out with a huge announcement: the company has closed an overall deal with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, along with signing a first-look agreement for his production company Skybound Entertainment. In one fell swoop, it makes Amazon Prime Video the exclusive home for any new shows from the minds behind The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, and Cinemax’s Outcast. Skybound historically has a close relationship with AMC, the network behind both Walking Dead TV shows. Two years ago, Kirkman signed an overall deal with the network that made it the home for any upcoming projects. (Outcast, which was already underway at Cinemax, was exempted from the deal.)... Continue reading…

Investors rescue embattled SoundCloud with $170 million lifeline

The company laid off 40 percent of its workforce in July.

Fri 11 Aug 17 from Arstechnica

SoundCloud lives on

Struggling online site gets new funding and new CEO        

Fri 11 Aug 17 from USA today

11th hour investment staves off SoundCloud shutdown

Online audio distribution platform SoundCloud lives to fight another day thanks to an 11th hour investment.

Fri 11 Aug 17 from Techspot

SoundCloud isn't shutting down just yet

SoundCloud's financial woes have just been granted a bit of relief. An investment proposal was circulated among SoundCloud investors earlier this week which outlined a deal that ...

Fri 11 Aug 17 from Engadget

Cash-strapped SoundCloud receives new funding; CEO to step aside

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - SoundCloud has received a "substantial" new round of investment, the company said on Friday, insulating the popular online music streaming service from potentially running ...

Fri 11 Aug 17 from Reuters Technology

The Vergecast discusses the Google memo, iPhone leaks, and froyo pods

This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Lauren, Dieter, and Paul begin by discussing the controversy over the Google engineer who was fired over writing a 10-page viral memo about diversity. ...

Fri 11 Aug 17 from The Verge

SoundCloud stays afloat with emergency investment, as CEO steps aside

SoundCloud today announced that it has closed the investor round necessary to keep it going for the foreseeable future. As part of the agreement, Alex Ljung will step aside and former ...

Fri 11 Aug 17 from The Verge

SoundCloud saved by emergency funding as CEO steps aside

 SoundCloud has just closed the necessary funding round to keep the struggling music service afloat. CEO Alex Ljung will step aside though remain chairman as former Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor ...

Fri 11 Aug 17 from TechCrunch


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