Tag: watchup

by Adriano Farano

1989. When the Berlin Wall fell down I was only nine. Yet, I can still remember watching my first newscast while the Cold War was coming to an end. 2010. Steve Jobs announced the iPad in San Francisco — a device that fueled the digital video revolution. When we started working on Watchup we had [...] more »

by Adriano Farano

Despite what you might have heard, being a tech entrepreneur is not easy. You spend months crafting a product, from design thinking to development, coordinating and encouraging your team. Working hard. Testing. Fighting against bugs — or at least cheering your team on. It’s not easy! And then that moment comes when what you’ve built [...] more »

by Adriano Farano

For the past year we’ve worked very hard to redesign the news watching experience by offering all the best news channels in a personal newscast that’s ready when you are. Our partnership with the Washington Post is another step in that direction. Beginning March 13, content from PostTV will become available to Watchup users both [...] more »

by Tom Grasty

There is no shortage of news readers on the market. Nor is there a shortage of verticals from which to aggregate that news. The inherent problem, of course, is that news is an ubiquitous activity. The result is that as the information we receive gets more commoditized, so, too, are the platforms from which we [...] more »

by Adriano Farano

Watchup, an iPad app, won a 2012 Knight News Challenge grant. Below, Watchup CEO and co-founder Adriano Farano writes about the latest developments. After several months of our hard work and lots of lasagna, Watchup 2.0 has finally hit the iPad App Store. Launching the 1.0 version of the app at the MIT Media Lab [...] more »

by Chris Sopher

A version of this post originally appeared on the Knight Foundation blog. Knight Foundation’s John Bracken, director of journalism/media innovation, contributed to this post. Now that 2012 has come to an end, we want to give you an update on the Knight News Challenge. For 2013, we’re planning two News Challenges. The first will focus [...] more »

by Adriano Farano

Our startup, Watchup, has just closed a $500,000 angel round, and since creating a startup is an increasingly appealing idea to a number of journalists, I thought I should share on Idea Lab what I believe every entrepreneur should know before starting raising a first round of funding. Watchup, an iPad-only app that unleashes the [...] more »

by Adriano Farano

One of our bold beliefs here at Watchup has always been to iterate fast over users’ feedback. Watchup is a Stanford startup, incubated at StartX, the Stanford startup accelerator, and as such we always try to apply the design thinking principles to our work. The latest version 1.4 of your favorite news video iPad app [...] more »

by Desiree Everts

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation today announced the winners of its first round of this year’s Knight News Challenge contest at the MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference held in Cambridge, Mass. Networks is a theme you’ll see running through the winners. That’s because that was the focus of this year’s first round. What [...] more »