Linius appoints former Netflix, Sky execs to advisory board

Linius Technologies, an Australian company specialising in personalised video tech, has appointed Netflix’s former director of content acquisition, Simon Gallagher, to its advisory board. Gallagher is one of three new high-profile board appointments. Joining him is: former Sky UK head of operations, David Butorac; and Newstag co-founder and a former member of the Swedish parliament, […]

Newstag launches Arabic streaming service

Stockholm-based crowd-curated news service Newstag is to launch a new Arabic service, providing a stream of video news stories each day covering international and regional news, culture and entertainment. Newstag Arabic will feature professionally produced news content from suppliers including the Associated Press, AFP and Euronews. Talks are also taking place with prominent news providers […]

Sweden’s Newstag agrees video deal with Bloomberg

Crowd-curated news service Newstag has signed a deal with Bloomberg, giving it global rights to the news agency’s business and features video news packages.  Stockholm-based Newstag will use the Bloomberg videos across its mobile and web platforms, which are designed to let users create their own personalised ‘tagstream,’ or TV channel, and share stories via […]

Video news service Newstag appoints CTO

Stockholm-based crowd-curated video news service, Newstag, has appointed former Ericsson executive Mats Ekholm as its chief technology officer.  Newstag, which aggregates video news stories from content producers around the world, including AP and Reuters, said that the hire would help it to develop its approach to news sharing through social media. Ekholm brings with him […]