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Vine Follows Instagram Onto The Web, Introduces TV Mode Vine Follows Instagram Onto The Web, Introduces TV Mode

Vine, Twitter’s hit short video service, launched on the web today. You can now go to vine.co, and view your home feed, like, comment, and share videos. It’s essentially like the web version of Instagram launched last year. This makes …

YouTube To Reportedly Show Off 4K Video At CES YouTube To Reportedly Show Off 4K Video At CES
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It looks like Google is doing its part to make 4K video available to the masses. The company will reportedly show off 4K on YouTube via its own ultra HD VP9 codec at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas next …

Time Warner’s Yule Log Is Back, But Has Some Chromecast Competition This Year Time Warner’s Yule Log Is Back, But Has Some Chromecast Competition This Year

On Friday, we told you about Google’s YouTube Fireplace for Chromecast. It’s essentially an hour-long video of a fireplace burning with a dog sitting in a chair. Simple, but people seem to like it. Well, if you’re a Time Warner …

Yahoo Acquires Ptch (How Many Acquisitions Can Yahoo Squeeze In This Year?) Yahoo Acquires Ptch (How Many Acquisitions Can Yahoo Squeeze In This Year?)

Yahoo must be trying to see how many acquisitions it can squeeze in before the new year. The company has now added Ptch to its roster. Ptch, backed by DreamWorks Animation, was essentially an Instagram for video before Instagram had …

Hang W/ Gets Major Update On iOS, Includes Livestreaming To Facebook Hang W/ Gets Major Update On iOS, Includes Livestreaming To Facebook

Hang W/ has launched a major update to its iOS app, which among other things, includes livestreaming directly to Facebook. The app makes use of the recently launched iOS 7 features, and therefore requires users to have the latest version …

Amazon Makes A Pair Of New Exclusive Streaming Rights Deals Amazon Makes A Pair Of New Exclusive Streaming Rights Deals

Amazon has announced two separate deals for exclusive streaming rights to content. It has added to its PBS relationship, adding exclusive subscription streaming for Mr. Selfridge, and is also entered an exclusive licensing agreement with film studio A24, which has …

YouTube Gives Channels Free Advertising With Fan Finder YouTube Gives Channels Free Advertising With Fan Finder
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YouTube announced the launch of the new Fan Finder ad creation tool today aimed at helping video creators introduce their channels to new fans via TrueView video ads. Creators can create a video introducing their channel to prospective fans, and …

Netflix Is Absolutely Dominating Data Traffic In North America [Report] Netflix Is Absolutely Dominating Data Traffic In North America [Report]

Data from a Sandvine report is making the rounds through the tech Blogosphere today, finding that together, Netflix and YouTube account for 50% of downstream traffic on fixed networks in North America, with Netflix dominating between the two. According to …

TakeLessons Shares Its Experience Using Google Helpouts TakeLessons Shares Its Experience Using Google Helpouts

As previously reported, Google has now officially launched the Helpouts offering it has been teasing for the past few months. Helpouts are live video sessions that people and businesses can set up with users in need of learning about something …

Netflix 4K Ultra HD Test Videos Spotted Netflix 4K Ultra HD Test Videos Spotted

Netflix has added a handful of videos to its streaming catalog as part of a test for 4K Ultra HD video content, which it hopes to launch broadly next year. GigaOm’s Janko Roettgers spotted the test videos, and confirmed as …

50 Cent Invests In Hang W/ Live Streaming App 50 Cent Invests In Hang W/ Live Streaming App

MEDL Mobile, makers of the live streaming app Hang W/ announced today that Curtis Jackson, otherwise known as 50 Cent, has invested an unspecified amount of money in Hang W/, and has agreed to use it as his exclusive live …

StumbleUpon Makes First Acquisition: Video Discovery Service 5By StumbleUpon Makes First Acquisition: Video Discovery Service 5By

StumbleUpon has acquired video discovery company 5by. This is the first acquisition StumbleUpon has made in its decade of existence. StumbleUpon’s Mike Mayzel tells us that 5by’s team of six people will move from Montreal to work in StumbleUpon’s San …

Netflix Is About To Double Its Original Content Investment Netflix Is About To Double Its Original Content Investment
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Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos spoke to at the RTS Cambridge Convention, where he revealed that the company plans to double its spending on original content in the coming years. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sarandos said that originals are …

Sony Launches 4K Video Download Service Sony Launches 4K Video Download Service

As a tech company, a music label, a movie studio, and a variety of other things, Sony often has the luxury of using its hardware to promote its own content. While much of the focus of Sony’s IFA presentation today …

YouTube Mobile Apps Now Let You Do More While Watching Videos YouTube Mobile Apps Now Let You Do More While Watching Videos
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Google has launched an update for its YouTube app on Android and iOS, allowing users to browse and search for other videos while still watching one. You can keep the video playing in the corner while interacting with the interface. …

Welcome To YouTube Video Pokes Fun At The Entire Service Welcome To YouTube Video Pokes Fun At The Entire Service
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YouTube has become a ubiquitous service that many take for granted, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still ripe to be made fun of. While the novelty may no longer be attached to the video hosting service, it’s widespread use …

When And Where You Watch Something On Netflix May Soon Play A Role In What You Watch When And Where You Watch Something On Netflix May Soon Play A Role In What You Watch

If you use Netflix regularly to stream movies and shows, then there’s a really good chance that its recommendations play a pretty big part in your viewing habits. This will likely be even more the case from now on, now …

Amazon Gets Emmy Nod For Instant Video Technology Amazon Gets Emmy Nod For Instant Video Technology

Netflix got a lot of attention when three of its original shows earned a total of fourteen Emmy nominations, but it turns out that its competitor in online video is also getting some Emmy recognition. No, Amazon isn’t up for …

Why Netflix User Profiles Aren’t Yet Available For Android Why Netflix User Profiles Aren’t Yet Available For Android

As previously reported, Netflix has finally announced the launch of user profiles. The feature appears to be launching in every market that Netflix currently operates in, and is rolling out over the next few days for the website, iPad, iPhone, …

Netflix User Profiles Officially Launched Netflix User Profiles Officially Launched
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After testing the feature for months (at least), Netflix has now officially announced the launch of user profiles. You can now create profiles for up to five people. You can customize profiles with various available icons, or connect it to …

Directors Guild Welcomes Internet Productions (Like Netflix Shows) To Awards Eligibility Directors Guild Welcomes Internet Productions (Like Netflix Shows) To Awards Eligibility

The Directors Guild of America announced this week that made-for-Internet shows are now eligible for the DGA Awards. Perhaps the fact that Netflix originals have been nominated for fourteen Emmys served as a wake-up call. The DGA said in its …