Funding History
Round Size Investors Date
US$105m Not Disclosed 28 Apr 2006

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Stranger Things Have Happened - Online Video Investment Grows 75%

YouTube should retain its position as the online video market leader with the biggest audience and Alphabet could begin reporting its revenues separately from Google. Facebook will further monetise its video views. This will come from more suggested...

Read More21 Oct 16
YouTube's Role In VR & 3 Ways To Improve Twitter

YouTube's place in virtual reality (VR), Donald Trump talks tech and how to improve Twitter - these are the stories shaping tech today. 1. YouTube’s Role In Google’s VR Plans Every war needs its munitions, and in the VR war brewing between some of...

Read More20 May 16
Subscription Economy Lessons From Music’s Transition To Digital

Warner Music Group revenues are up and it’s all thanks to streaming. The music label’s quarterly revenues grew 10% year on year to USD745m in Q1 2016 as a result of growth in music streaming, which for the first time was its largest source of...

Read More09 May 16
What TV Needs To Learn From Online Video Advertising

Online video is stealing more advertising money away from traditional TV. The sums are still relatively small in comparison, with eMarketer estimating that online video ad spending will reach USD9.8bn this year compared to the USD63bn spent on TV ads,...

Read More06 May 16
EXPERT COMMENT: Will ‘Amazon And Chill’ Become A Thing?

One of the unifying results of the digital revolution is its impact on prices. Consumers expect more storage, faster speeds and more mobile data, all for less money. But earlier this week, Amazon flipped the script and launched Prime monthly and Prime...

Read More25 Apr 16
Competition Will Speed Up Cord Cutting

Netflix faces a challenging year. The subscription TV and movie-streaming service beat its estimated user growth target of 6.10m in Q1 2016 hitting 6.74m and a total of more than 81m after rolling out to 130 new regions. However, the company, which is...

Read More19 Apr 16
Disruptive Watchlist – 7 Stories You Need To Know

From list killing search engines to Time Warner’s heavy demands of Hulu, here’s are seven of the news stories and blog posts to keep you ahead of the curve in tech today. 1. We Don’t Know The Alphabet Google reported its first earnings call under...

Read More02 Feb 16
Top 5 Investments - ArabiaWeather, APLX Labs, Oak Labs, ProtectWise &

As branchless banking continues to gather momentum, prepaid card companies are right at the heart of the movement, providing many customers with access to financial services that they struggle to access through traditional means. Santa Monica's

Read More23 Nov 15
Original Content Is Essential, But Spending Is Unsustainable

Star Trek is coming back to TV with a new series set to air in January. It's a much-loved TV show for many a fan and one that network CBS hopes will boost its own nascent video streaming service when it launches there exclusively. "This new series will...

Read More03 Nov 15
YouTube Red Wants To Disrupt TV And Music At Once

For those sick of YouTube ads there may soon be an alternative with the latest reports suggesting that the Google-owned service will launch a subscription service next month. It's expected to be called YouTube Red, combining an Apple Music-style ad-free...

Read More28 Sep 15