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This week we see how the start-up accelerator Matter nurtures media innovation, and we hear how software giant Adobe is approaching the mobile platform.

PART 1: Growing media start-ups at Matter

Since its launch in 2012, the start-up accelerator Matter has helped more than a dozen teams of entrepreneurs build skills and advance their ideas through a five-month intensive program. We visited Matter's workspace and spoke with Managing Partner Corey Ford and KQED's Tim Olson to learn more about how the program is fostering innovation.

Reporting by Olga Kyle and Reuben Stern.

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For more information:

Lessons that Matter: Six takeaways from the media accelerator's first class of startups(Knight Blog) Matter is currently accepting applications for its third program, which will take place from April to September. For more information, click here.

PART 2: Publishing across platforms with Woopie

Among the start-ups in Matter's second cohort, Woopie is a tool that provides responsive templates for publishers to use to design and publish print, Web and mobile content. Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Martha Rotter explains how it works.

Reporting by Laura Davison.

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Access to the beta version of Woopie is limited but can be requested here.

PART 3: Looking toward mobile at Adobe

Software giant Adobe has a well-established suite of multimedia pro tools geared toward desktop computers, but as Adobe Senior Product Manager for Mobile John Nack tells us, the company is challenging itself to bring its expertise to the mobile market.

Reporting by Olga Kyle and Reuben Stern.

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Reuben Stern  
 
Director of NYC Partnerships



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