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24 million Internet-connected TV Sets Sold in China in 2013: iResearch Report

Image Credit: dailin / Shutterstock.com In 2013, 23.97 million Internet-connected TV sets were sold in China, according to the latest report released by Chinese research firm iResearch. The Internet-connected TV sets include both smart TVs installed with an operating system and traditional TVs that can get connected to Internet-enabled devices and display the contents from those devices. iResearch estimates that Internet-enabled ... Read More »

Good news, iOS Spotify listeners: You can now search for tracks while offline

Image Credit: VentureBeat/RicardoBilton Well, it was about time: You can finally search downloaded music on Spotify’s iOS apps while offline. While not a seemingly huge update, anything adding to the mobile experience is a win when it comes to Spotify. Rumors that the company was finally making music streaming available on mobile to its free listeners surfaced this past December, and it finally ... Read More »

Yodlee files for a $75M public offering

Yodlee, a company with cloud-based financial-services software for banks and other finance companies, began the process of going public today. The company aims to raise $75 million in an initial public offering, according to the S-1 document Yodlee filed today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The company will be the latest cloud software company to head for public ... Read More »

A new (legal) Aereo? FilmOn launches in 18 cities

Image Credit: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-65189710/stock-photo-a-hdtv-television-with-the-words-as-seen-on-tv-on-the-screen.html The idea that virtually no live and local TV is available on the web suggests a sector that’s ripe for disruption. Aereo was to be that disruptor, but the Supreme Court cut it down in its prime last week. Now, another company with novel streaming technology hopes to step in to fill the void: FilmOn FilmOn is an online TV and movie ... Read More »

MonkeyParking founder to arrive in San Francisco — and take on city hall

Above: MonkeyParking chief Paolo Dobrowolny Image Credit: MonkeyParking How can you leverage mobile to increase profitability for your company? Find out at MobileBeat, VentureBeat’s 7th annual event on the future of mobile, on July 8-9 in San Francisco. Register now and save $200! MonkeyParking founder Paolo Dobrowolny will soon board a flight from Rome to San Francisco to take on ... Read More »

Exclusive: Scott McNealy’s Wayin startup finds new life as social-marketing enabler

About a year ago, Sun Microsystems cofounder Scott McNealy could see that his Denver-based startup Wayin needed to change its focus. The company had built a social networking site where people could participate in social polls about everything from sports to elections to the latest episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But as the popularity and staying power of Facebook ... Read More »

One handy chart shines light on all of the NSA’s once-secret spy programs

Above: NSA matrix by ProPublica Image Credit: ProPublica If you’ve been confused and flummoxed by the unrelenting stream of stories and scope of the National Security Agency’s metadata collection programs, you’re not alone. American online investigative reporting site ProPublica in New York has created a fun and engrossing colorful graphic outlining most of the programs thus far that have come to light ... Read More »