Vox Media, parent company of The Verge and SB Nation, raises $34M

Vox Media, which owns tech site The Verge, sports community site SB Nation and gaming site Polygon, has raised another $34 million, according to an SEC filing noted by AllThingsD. The round, led by Accel, brings Vox Media’s total funding to over $70 million. The three sites get a combined 60 million visitors a month, according to Quantcast, and CEO Jim Bankoff tells AllThingsD that the company is on track to be profitable this year.

What to expect at next week’s Kindle event: A rumor roundup

What should we expect from next week’s Amazon press conference in Los Angeles? The rumor mill suggest a front-lit Kindle e-reader, a new Kindle Fire with a camera and location technology, and more streaming movie offerings for Prime members.

Apple starts selling the Nest smart thermostat

In a huge win for startup Nest, which makes a connected learning thermostat, Apple has now started selling the Nest thermostat through its online store. It could end up being the most important move ever for a next-generation digital thermostat.

Showyou’s latest update adds more ways to discover videos

The latest version of Showyou includes new ways to navigate content by category or by the social network that they’re pulled in from, as well as a way for users to search and see all content curated by hashtag on Showyou and via Twitter.