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TechCrunch

Crunch Report | DeviantArt Acquired by Wix

$36,000,000
NoCamels , Techvibes , The Verge

Israel's Wix Buys DeviantArt For $36M

TechCrunch , Geektime.com , TNW , +1

Website builder Wix acquires art community DeviantArt for $36M

Wired UK

The roots of technological singularity can be traced backed to the Stone Age

Product Hunt

Retro Emoji

The Verge

He Will Not Divide Us exhibit has found a new home

Wired

George Saunders: 'Haughty, Thin-Skinned' Trump Is the Anti-Lincoln

Adweek

SoundCloud Is Expanding Programmatic Advertising on a Global Level

Advertising Music streaming
CNET

'Doctor Strange' concept art stars Jedi-inspired Kaecilius

Nieman Lab

The New York Times' latest VR project is an adaptation of George Saunders' new novel

$1,370,000 Equity crowdfunding
Kickstarter , Crowdfund Insider

We the People: public art for the inauguration and beyond

avc

Shout Out To SoundCloud

CNET

Google's Valentine's Day doodle tries to save the pangolin

The Verge

Chance the Rapper shouts out SoundCloud in Grammys acceptance speech

Geektime.com

SoundCloud's COO and finance director both leave company, might look to sell

Strategy Music streaming Earnings
TNW

5 more inspiring reads for aspiring entrepreneurs: top tech CEOs tip top books

@ruhanirabin via The Verge

You can now get Amazon’s Alexa to order your usual drink at Starbucks

CNET

In 500 years, robots haven't become any less creepy

Wired UK

Graphic novel based on iTunes T&Cs is getting a physical release

€2,000,000 Seed fund
EU-Startups

Paris-based online art seller Artsper secures €2 million from the owner of the Beaux Arts magazine

Technical.ly

Next week at UD: Learn about the secret importance of viruses Delaware

Wired

Stunning Portraits of the Showiest Show Birds on Earth

¥250,000,000 Venture capital (Series C)
free-press-release-center

Comic Art Platform Kuaikan Manhua Closes US$36 Million Series C Round Led By Tiantu Capital

CNET

Google celebrates immigrant rights activist in Doodle

US elections Culture, Art, Books
Wired UK

Indiana Jones meets Google Earth: GlobalXplorer lets you hunt for hidden heritage sites

CNET

Mary Tyler Moore, this Minnesotan (and the internet) miss you already

Business Insider

Ikea just debuted a bizarre new collection inspired by 'today’s nomadic youth' — take a look

Bloomberg

China's Ancient Palace Goes High Tech

The Verge

Future ‘38 is a fake vintage sci-fi movie set in 2018, and a missed opportunity

Observer Innovation

You’ve Never Heard a Smash Mouth Cover Like This

GeekWire

Zillow co-founder Rich Barton and MTV creator Robert Pittman join board of NY-based fine art startup

Funding Strategy Culture, Art, Books
TechCrunch

SoundCloud amps up advertising with programmatic buying in the US

Advertising Music streaming
CNET

Amazon greenlights series based on 'Good Omens'

EU-Startups , Observer Innovation

Online auction house Auctionata has filed for preliminary insolvency and plans to spin off Paddle8

Strategy
Venture capital
IndianWeb2.com

O2O eCommerce Platform Direct Create Raises Funding from Rajasthan Venture Capital Fund

Ars Technica

Ancient Egyptian “pot burials” are not what they seem

VentureBeat

The History Channel Alexa skill is getting popular among Echo owners

$1,750,000 Venture capital (Series A)
Tech in Asia

Singapore’s The Artling raises $1.8m series A to be the go-to online art gallery for Asia

Apps & Services Asia
Business Insider

Here's every piece of land Obama has put under protection during his presidency

US elections Culture, Art, Books
CNET

'Exorcist' author William Peter Blatty passes away at 89

The Verge

Obama's five new national monuments set a US record for land protection

TechCrunch

SoundCloud co-founder takes product role, Yahoo alum steps in as CTO

Music streaming Apps & Services
Acquisition
artnet News

artnet Purchases ArtList, Deepening Auction and Private Sales Platforms

Wired

Step Into the Comfiness of NYC's 2nd Ave. Subway (Yes, Comfiness)

Culture, Art, Books Space imaging
CNET

Google's project Tango AR lets museum visitors delve deeper

ReadWrite

5 key books to put on your reading list to understand IoT

@davewiner @ruhanirabin via The Verge

SoundCloud is losing a lot of money — is an acquisition coming soon?

Wired

5 Comics You Absolutely Must Read This Month

Bloomberg

SoundCloud Warns It May Have to Raise More Money This Year

$1,680,000 Venture capital (Series A)
VentureSquare World

Social art platform BBuzzArt lands 2 billion won in Series A investment