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Here’s What To Do And What Not To Do With Twitter’s Periscope App

Here’s What To Do And What Not To Do With Twitter’s Periscope App

By Chris Crum March 26, 2015

Earlier this month, it was revealed that Twitter bought Periscope, a startup making a live streaming video app that had yet to launch. Now, Twitter has officially launched the app, which is a direct competitor to another new app that …

CEO Of StumbleUpon's 5by Talks Business Accounts CEO Of StumbleUpon's 5by Talks Business Accounts

Video discovery app 5by, acquired by StumbleUpon in 2013, has seen “tremendous growth” thanks to Google’s Chromecast streaming device, and has businesses on its mind as it continues to grow. It’s also about to get an update with some new …

Facebook Just Said A Lot  About Its Video Growth Facebook Just Said A Lot About Its Video Growth

Facebook has been touting its major growth in video this month, and that continued on Wednesday afternoon as the company reported its earnings for the fourth quarter and full year 2014. On the company’s earnings call, CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed …

YouTube Deprecates Flash Embeds, Flash API YouTube Deprecates Flash Embeds, Flash API

Google announced that it is now defaulting to the HTML5 player on the web for YouTube embeds, moving to iframes. Along with this, they’re deprecating the “old style” of Flash <object> embeds and their Flash API. The company is encouraging …

Twitter Video Arrives (Along With Group Messages) Twitter Video Arrives (Along With Group Messages)

Back in November, Twitter said it had a bunch of new features on the way, including a new video experience, and some updates to Direct Messages. At the time, they announced the ability to share and discuss tweets natively and …

YouTube Is Getting Worse At Driving Referrals YouTube Is Getting Worse At Driving Referrals

Each quarter, we look at Shareaholic’s reports on social media traffic referrals, which give us an idea of how eight different social media platforms are performing in terms of driving traffic to websites. The latest one came out on Monday …

How Should Facebook Video Affect Your Strategy? How Should Facebook Video Affect Your Strategy?

Earlier this month, Facebook revealed that the number of video posts per person has increased 75% globally and 94% in the US. Shortly thereafter, SocialBakers reported that brands on Facebook posted 20,000 more Facebook videos than YouTube videos last month. …

Firefox 35 Features Improved Video Chat Firefox 35 Features Improved Video Chat

Mozilla just launched Firefox 35, which includes improvements to its video chat offering. Firefox Hello was first introduced in testing in October. New functionality has been added to make it available for primetime in Firefox 35. Mozila is dubbing it …

Is The End Nigh For Your Facebook Traffic? Is The End Nigh For Your Facebook Traffic?

Facebook is quickly becoming a major force in online video. Over the past year or so, brands have posted more and more video content, and it has now become even bigger than YouTube for sharing videos on Facebook, according to …

Facebook Bigger Than YouTube For Brand Videos Facebook Bigger Than YouTube For Brand Videos

Native Facebook has become bigger than sharing YouTube videos on Facebook as far as brands are concerned. Take a moment and let that sink in, because this time last year, that was pretty much unthinkable. Brands posted 20,000 more Facebook …

Ustream Streams New Year&#8217;s Eve From Time Square Ustream Streams New Year’s Eve From Time Square

Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, which are the co-organizers of New Year’s Eve in Times Square, are streaming the big celebration tonight on Ustream. The broadcast will last for six hours. It will be live, obviously, and will be …

Vimeo Just Got A Lot Better On Mobile Vimeo Just Got A Lot Better On Mobile

Vimeo announced a new, revamped version of its mobile site. It’s now faster and lets you better use the service without logging in, which should be great for generating more interest from casual users who never wanted to bother creating …

AOL Acquires Video Platform Vidible AOL Acquires Video Platform Vidible

AOL announced that it has acquired video management and exchange platform Vidible to expand its global scale in video distribution, discovery, and management. More specifically, AOL says the pick-up enables it to expand its video stack with new video content …

Rumors Of Ad-Supported Amazon Video Return Rumors Of Ad-Supported Amazon Video Return

A new report from The New York Post claims that Amazon is readying an ad-supported streaming video service, which would be separate from Amazon Prime Video. It seems like most of Amazon’s newer offerings are ultimately ways to get people …

Microsoft Launches Office 365 Video Microsoft Launches Office 365 Video

Microsoft announced the launch of Office 365 Video, which gives businesses and organizations a destination for posting, sharing, and discovering relevant video content. The company names onboarding new employees, distributing a message from the CEO, and community contributions as examples …

Yahoo Is Buying BrightRoll For $640 Million Yahoo Is Buying BrightRoll For $640 Million

Yahoo announced that it has agreed to acquire programmatic video advertising platform BrightRoll for $640 million in cash. The platform will be combined with Yahoo’s premium desktop and mobile video ad inventory. Yahoo also notes that related publisher relationships will …

Funny or Die Might Be Up for Sale Funny or Die Might Be Up for Sale

Could Funny or Die be up for sale? According to a report from Bloomberg, the online comedy site has “hired a financial adviser to evaluate options including a possible sale” In a memo to employees, CEO Dick Glover said that …