The company that brought you AOL-Time Warner has become more careful about old media-new media investments. So it was little surprise that CNN, Time Warner’s cable news division, greeted a Reuters report that it was about to buy Mashable warily.
“We do not engage in speculation about our business and we aren’t commenting on those reports,” was the canned response.
Tech news from around the web:
Adobe has acquired electronic signature company EchoSign for an undisclosed price, VentureBeat reports. EchoSign’s web-based electronic signature technology will be integrated into Adobe’s document exchange services platform. If this kind of technology takes off, VentureBeat says, it could mean the end of the fax machine and the paper contract.
How big is the overlap between the tech geeks salivating over their iPad deliveries and the sports geeks who can tell you Kobe Bryant’s scoring average from the three-point line eight seasons ago?¹ NBA Digital is about to find out.
The joint venture between Time Warner’s Turner Broadcasting division and the National Basketball Association has put out an iPad app using real-time data feeds to provide live scores, team and player details and reams of constantly-updated statistics, writes media editor Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson.