All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘online video’

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. In this case, we are testing a feature in which a user watching a movie or TV show can choose …

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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 to compare Netflix performance on different types of networks,” says Netflix’s Anne Marie Squeo. As usual, Cablevision, Cox, and Suddenlink …

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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 HD video streaming, and has a content distribution network, CMS, and DRM product. The RayV team announced the acquisition on …

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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, Apple TV, or Chromecast). That’s up from 28% in 2012 and 24% in 2010. 24% of adults, according to a …

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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 projection from eMarketer that video ad spending will grow from 4 billion last year to nearly $6 billion in 2014. …

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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 Tuesday that it is offering HTML5 streaming in Safari on Yosemite. “We’ve been working closely with Apple to implement the …

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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 start telling users about features it’s working on so they can offer feedback, and help steer them “in the right …

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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 content, which will be better for users. Here’s what they look like expanded and collapsed: Google is making the change …

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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 CK, David Letterman, Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Sarah Silverman, Chris Rock, and Seinfeld alumni Larry David, Jason Alexander, and Michael …

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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 it a sneak peek at the functionality on the app. As a business, do you like the idea of user-generated …

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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 video views, unique video views, the average duration of video views, and audience retention. “These new metrics are designed to …

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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 subject. It goes on for roughly 45 minutes, so if you’re looking to get some online video going, this will …

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