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NewsBeat is about technology to restore the cinematic experience in interactive TV news, create personal newscasts, and keep up with trends.

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Software
  • Location Mid-Cambridge, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded December 2011
  • Employees 1

Company Summary

NewsBeat is like Pulse for video but its mission is not so much to aggregate content as it is to reinvent how we watch video news on digital media. The current video news experience has not changed since video was created as a format for the web about 15 years ago. Meanwhile bandwidth and smartphone usage exploded creating a perfect opportunity to feed the users urge for video news they can carry with them.


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    Gilberte Houbart

    Gilberte's career has focused on defining user experiences for high tech products and how to monetize them, covering a variety of products and services (desktop, web, mobile) and various media (video and voice in particular). She was a co-founder or key contributor to 7 Boston startups and worked with larger corporations as well. She holds a MS in Media, Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Lab where she was part of the News in the Future program

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    Richard Amster

    For the past 20 years Richard has been managing technology development for a variety of complex information systems (digital media distribution, aerial imaging, automated document assembly, mutual fund compliance). He has contributed to multiple startups and consulted to a variety of large companies. He holds an LLM in Intellectual Property and a JD from the UNH School of Law, a MS in Computer Science from NYU and a SB in Chemistry from MIT.

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    Ken Haase

    Ken started BeingMeta in August 2001 to commercialize the work on rich semantic metadata which he began as a professor at the MIT Media Laboratory. BeingMeta is founded on a vision for leveraging the increasing value of rich semantic metadata and has developed crucial technologies for generating, managing, and applying such metadata to searching, routing, and automating content delivery.


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    Mark Duffy, Delta Capital Partners (CFO advice)