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Amazon Is Officially Acquiring Twitch [Updated] Amazon Is Officially Acquiring Twitch [Updated]

Update 3: It looks like Google backed out of the deal because of antitrust concerns. Forbes has the story. Update 2: And it’s official. Amazon just put out the press release. Here’s what it says: Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today …

New Vine Feature Presents Marketers With Good Way To Reuse Old Video Content New Vine Feature Presents Marketers With Good Way To Reuse Old Video Content

The latest feature added to Twitter’s Vine service should give marketers a new opportunity to repurpose existing video content in a fresh way. Before, Vine just let you record videos from the app, but now it lets you import videos …

Vine Adds Feature It Should Have Had From Beginning Vine Adds Feature It Should Have Had From Beginning

Vine just announced the launch of a new feature that the app should have had from the beginning – the ability to use videos you’ve already created in Vines. It’s available for iOS. Vine explains: “In addition to your phone’s …

Pinterest And Vevo Announce New Integration Pinterest And Vevo Announce New Integration

Pinterest and Vevo announced some new integration today, which enables Vevo users to easily share video content from the new Vevo player on the web or the Vevo IOS app to Pinterest. Users can share content to their Pinterest boards …

Twitter Releases Promoted Video In Beta Twitter Releases Promoted Video In Beta

Twitter announced the beta test of a new Promoted Video offering for advertisers after testing Video Cards earlier this year. The tests, the company says, have shown that tweets containing native Twitter video generate more engagement and video views. Twitter …

Justin.tv Shuts Down After Seven Years Justin.tv Shuts Down After Seven Years

There was a time when Justin.tv was one of the biggest sites in streaming video, but that time has passed, and the site is now shutting down. It did, however, spawn Twitch, which lives on. In a post on the …

Salesforce Desk.com Adds Video Customer Support Salesforce Desk.com Adds Video Customer Support

Salesforce announced the launch of a new video support center for Desk.com, which it claims “empowers companies to transform their customer service offerings through video.” A spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews, “Now, companies can add video content from any …

Yelp Launches Video Upload Feature. Is Your Business Ready? Yelp Launches Video Upload Feature. Is Your Business Ready?

A couple months ago, we learned that Yelp was preparing to launch a video feature. The company has now officially launched it. Do you like the idea of Yelp users taking videos from within your business and posting it to …

Netflix Toys Around With Private Viewing Netflix Toys Around With Private Viewing

Netflix is reportedly testing a new feature that would enable users to hide the titles they’ve been watching for fear of embarrassment. Janko Roettgers at GigaOm shares this statement from Netflix’s Cliff Edwards: “At Netflix we continuously test new things. …

Netflix Releases Latest ISP Rankings Netflix Releases Latest ISP Rankings

Netflix just released its new ISP Speed Index data for the month of June. This time, they’ve added icons to the U.S. graph to “increase transparency” about the type of technology used by an ISP. “This should make it easier …

Yahoo Buys Rayv For Undisclosed Sum Yahoo Buys Rayv For Undisclosed Sum

The Wall Street Journal reported back in May that Yahoo as close to acquiring video streaming startup RayV. As of today, that has happened. The company will be joining Yahoo’s platform and services team. RayV has developed software for improving …

Half Of US Streaming Netflix, Other Services On TVs Half Of US Streaming Netflix, Other Services On TVs

According to a new report from Leichtman Research Group, 49% of all households in the U.S. have at least one TV connected to the Internet via a video game system, Blu-ray player, smart TV set, and/or stand-alone device like Roku, …

Google Announces Partner Select Marketplace Google Announces Partner Select Marketplace

Google announced Google Partner Select, a new premium programmatic marketplace to connect publishers “investing in top-quality video” with brands that want to buy against it. The company says marketers are eager to buy against high quality video experiences, citing the …

Netflix Streams In HTML5 On Mac OS X Yosemite Netflix Streams In HTML5 On Mac OS X Yosemite

On Monday, Apple revealed its newest version of Mac OS X – Yosemite. It’s available to developers now, and will be available for everyone in the fall. You can also sign up for an upcoming beta program. Netflix announced on …

YouTube Plans New Features, Wants Feedback Ahead Of Time YouTube Plans New Features, Wants Feedback Ahead Of Time

YouTube is working on a separate mobile app for creators, a feature that lets fans directly contribute funds to creators, and a way to create captions and subtitles by “harnessing the crowd.” Perhaps most importantly, YouTube says it’s going to …

Google Changes Call-To-Action Video Ads, Video Ad Reporting Google Changes Call-To-Action Video Ads, Video Ad Reporting

Google revealed a new look for call-to-action overlays on YouTube videos, which apply to both desktop and mobile devices. They’re trading in two lines of text in favor of a single-line call-to-action. This gives more real estate to the video …

Crackle’s ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee’ Season 4 Gets Release Date Crackle’s ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee’ Season 4 Gets Release Date

Crackle, Sony’s online video streaming service, announced that it’s getting the fourth season of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee on June 19th. The show on Sony’s free service, which recently added Chromecast support, has featured guests like Louis …

Are Video Reviews On Yelp A Good Idea? Are Video Reviews On Yelp A Good Idea?

Yelp is reportedly getting video reviews. As of the time of this writing, the company hasn’t formally announced the feature yet, but Business Insider spoke with mobile product manager Madhu Prabaker, who told the publication about the feature, and gave …

Facebook Adds Video Metrics To Insights, Ad Reporting Facebook Adds Video Metrics To Insights, Ad Reporting

Facebook announced that it is giving businesses new video metrics in the Page Insights tool as well as in Ads Reporting. Page owners can already see how many people started watching their videos, but soon, they’ll be able to see …

Google Gives Tips For Creating Inexpensive Videos For Your Business Google Gives Tips For Creating Inexpensive Videos For Your Business

Google has released a new video about easy and inexpensive video creation tips for businesses. It’s a Hangout on Air with Ryan Park, who joined the Google Business Community, and answered questions from users about tips and tricks on the …

Most Businesses Expect Online Video To Become More Important Than TV Ads [Report] Most Businesses Expect Online Video To Become More Important Than TV Ads [Report]

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has released results from a recent survey finding that most brand marketers and ad agency execs believe original digital video programming will become as important to their businesses as TV advertising within the next three …