Type of site
|B2B cloud media services|
|Created by||Daylife, Inc|
|Current status||Not Active|
Daylife offers on-demand features and media apps served from the cloud. It provides digital media management tools and content feeds to publishers, brand marketers, and developers. Daylife was founded in 2006 and has raised $15M investment to date, most recently from strategic investor Getty Images. The company is headquartered in downtown New York City.
Daylife's products include the Daylife Publisher Suite, a range of APIs, and a set of hosted solutions including Smart Topics, Smart Galleries, and Smart Sections. The hosted solutions were all launched in partnership with Getty Images, and they allow publishers to source, manage and compose sites, media components, pages, and complete sections of content. Daylife's technology analyzes over 100,000 curated content feeds and allows publishers to curate and automate media to enhance proprietary content.
The Daylife Publisher Suite allows publishers and marketers to deploy on-demand media features and apps from the cloud onto any digital channel with a few clicks. All the features and apps are managed from a simple browser-based dashboard.
Hosted Solution: Smart Galleries
SmartGalleries is a suite of tools that allow publishers to create image galleries as customizable widgets or in full-page formats. Publishers can hand-select images or automatically fill galleries based on keywords. Daylife and Getty Images launched SmartGalleries in September 2009 in conjunction with their investment announcement.
Hosted Solution: Smart Topics
SmartTopics are tools for publishers to create media-rich pages on specific topics, linking to proprietary content and related media such as videos, images, links and tweets, selected by the publisher.
Hosted Solution: Smart Sections
SmartSections are tools that allow publishers to compose and launch full content sections on verticals like Travel or Basketball, featuring real-time media from proprietary and outside sources selected by the editor.
These APIS let developers source, combine, and synthesize news and media content into applications. The APIs ingest, parse, and analyze media content, exposing hundreds of ways to query it and then deliver it at scale. Both free and paid access is available.
An example of the semantic web, Daylife analyzes a continuous stream of media content, maps connections between news topics, and enables dynamic news navigation by topic, country, journalist, medium, timeline, and geography.
Daylife was founded in 2006 by Chief Executive Officer Upendra Shardanand. The company released its APIs in 2008. In 2009, Daylife was named one of the "Top 50 Tech Startups" by BusinessWeek and "Top 50 Real-Time Web Companies" by ReadWriteWeb. Daylife is funded by Balderton Capital, Arts Alliance, The New York Times, and Getty Images. Angel investors include Michael Arrington, John Borthwick, Andrew Rasiej, and Dave Winer. Jeff Jarvis is a partner at Daylife. In 2012, Daylife was acquired by NewsCred.
- Peter Kafka, News Aggregator Daylife Ties Up With Getty: $4 Million Investment September 16, 2009. Retrieved February 24, 2010.
- Daylife gives publishers self-updating topic pages VentureBeat December 8, 2009. Retrieved February 24, 2010.
- Daylife, the Aggregator That Newspapers Like The New York Observer July 28, 2009. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
- Daylife Clients
- Robert MacMillan, Getty Images Invests in Daylife, Takes Snapshot of Business Reuters. September 16, 2009. Retrieved February 24, 2010.
- Michael Surtees, A @Daylife Update: SmartSections and SmartTopics Launch : DesignNotes December 4, 2009. Retrieved February 24, 2010.
- Upendra Shardanand (January 8, 2010). "Daylife Hits the One Billion Call Mark". Archived from the original on May 26, 2010. Retrieved July 1, 2011.
- Jon Fine (June 19, 2008). "Redirecting the Web's News Stream". BusinessWeek. Archived from the original on July 2, 2008. Retrieved July 2, 2008.
- Marc Hedlund (June 23, 2008). "Daylife's API for News". O'Reilly Radar. Archived from the original on January 31, 2009. Retrieved July 15, 2009.
- BusinessWeek: Top 50 Tech Startups Retrieved July 15, 2009.
- Richard MacManus, Top 50 Real-Time Web Companies ReadWrite. September 27, 2009. Retrieved February 24, 2010.
- Content Licensing Service NewsCred Acquires Publishing Startup Daylife, Appears To Be Raising More Funding TechCrunch. October 17, 2012. Retrieved October 17, 2012.
- News syndication service Newscred buys Daylife The Daily Telegraph. October 17, 2012. Retrieved October 17, 2012.