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Crunch Report | DeviantArt Acquired by Wix

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Israel's Wix Buys DeviantArt For $36M

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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


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


SoundCloud Is Expanding Programmatic Advertising on a Global Level

Advertising Music streaming

'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
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We the People: public art for the inauguration and beyond


Shout Out To SoundCloud


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

The Verge

Chance the Rapper shouts out SoundCloud in Grammys acceptance speech

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

Strategy Music streaming Earnings

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


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

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

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


Stunning Portraits of the Showiest Show Birds on Earth

¥250,000,000 Venture capital (Series C)

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


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


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


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


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

Funding Strategy Culture, Art, Books

SoundCloud amps up advertising with programmatic buying in the US

Advertising Music streaming

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

Venture capital

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

Ars Technica

Ancient Egyptian “pot burials” are not what they seem


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

'Exorcist' author William Peter Blatty passes away at 89

The Verge

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


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

Music streaming Apps & Services
artnet News

artnet Purchases ArtList, Deepening Auction and Private Sales Platforms


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

Culture, Art, Books Space imaging

Google's project Tango AR lets museum visitors delve deeper


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?


5 Comics You Absolutely Must Read This Month


SoundCloud Warns It May Have to Raise More Money This Year

$1,680,000 Venture capital (Series A)
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Social art platform BBuzzArt lands 2 billion won in Series A investment