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YouTube Network for Women Raises $12 Million

Kin Community eyes Canada for expansion

The YouTube women's network Kin Community has raised $12 million through a Series C funding round, and it will use the cash to hire more talent, add sales staff and…

Is IAC, Owner of Tinder and Match, Ready to Dump Dating Sites?

Investors worry as free, niche services flood marketplace

Despite pressure from investors to sell off the company's dating sites and hookup apps, executives at IAC’s The Match Group remain committed to the market, reports The New York Times. Investors'…

Digital Media Site for Animal Lovers Raises $4.68 Million

Discovery Digital backs The Dodo

The Dodo, a new digital media site with a focus on animals, has raised $4.68 million with backing from Discovery Digital. Initial investors SoftBank Capital, Greycroft Partners, RRE Ventures and…

Politico Will Launch a European Site

Partners with Axel Springer for the venture

Confirming months of speculation, Politico announced plans to produce a European edition. The news site is teaming with German media conglomerate Axel Springer in an equal partnership for the venture,…

Apple Tightens iCloud Security After Naked Celebrity Photo Leak

Promises to be more alert for suspicious activity

Apple is implementing more robust iCloud security protocols after a massive breach of celebrities’ accounts—and leak of private nude photos—revealed some weaknesses in the photo-storing service. CEO Tim Cook revealed the…

Frito-Lay Uses Thursday Night NFL Games to Add Facebook Fans

'Click-Off' promo returns for second year

Frito-Lay is counting on NFL fans to drive its Facebook effort for the potato chip brand Stax with a promotion that ties into Thursday Night Football games this fall. Starting Sept.…

Apple Appears to Be Moving Into the Mobile Wallet Market

Credit card deals position company to integrate digital ads and e-pay

Speculation that Apple will debut a digital wallet on the upcoming iPhone 6 reached a crescendo over Labor Day weekend. Numerous publications detailed patent searches and tips from people "familiar…

Gander.tv Launches Weekly Shows With Vine Stars

Site debuts national, paid content

Gander.tv, founded as an ad-supported streaming video guide to New York nightlife, is moving into the national content market with shows created and hosted by Vine superstars Nash Grier and…

McDonald’s Goes Mobile to Tie Brand to NFL Tailgating

Tailgating contest highlights the brand's '14 sponsorship

A range of exclusive Web video offerings, online contests and video game cross-promotions mark the second year of McDonald’s partnership with the National Football League. The three-pronged campaign based on…

Amazon Sponsored Links Seen as Direct Threat to Google AdWords

E-commerce giant tapping its data for ads

Amazon is taking control of its own advertising. The e-commerce giant has developed Amazon Sponsored Links to deliver ads on its properties based on keywords users search while shopping online,…

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