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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘online video’

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 streaming video platform. He’s been using the app for a while, as have other celebrities including Timbaland, ChiefKeef, Terrell Owens, …

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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 Francisco office. “We’re really excited about bringing their talent, expertise and technology to the company,” he says. To use 5by, …

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Netflix Is About To Double Its Original Content Investment

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 currently at ten percent of the budget, and that they expect them to grow to twenty percent. While Netflix launched …

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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 focused on the new Xperia Z1 smartphone, the company also revealed a bit about its future plans for online video. …

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YouTube Mobile Apps Now Let You Do More While Watching Videos

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. “With today’s updates, you have even more ways to watch with the latest YouTube apps for Android and iOS. With …

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Welcome To YouTube Video Pokes Fun At The Entire Service

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 has led a number of noticeable behavioral patterns has users from all over the globe vie for their shot at …

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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 that the user profiles are rolling out. Now, you won’t have the distractions of what Netflix thinks other people in …

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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 any awards for Outstanding Drama Series or anything like that. Rather, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will …

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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, Xbox 360, Apple TV and some smart TVs and Blu-ray players. While no time table was given in the announcement, …

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Netflix User Profiles Officially Launched

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 Facebook, and it will use your Facebook profile photo. Here’s a walkthrough of how it works: With the profiles, each …

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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 announcement, “In recognition of the increasing level of original programming being created by our directors and their teams specifically for …

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As School Draws Near, Netflix Starts Marketing To Kids

While most of the attention Netflix has been getting lately is related to its original shows like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, which are very adult-themed, the company has been placing a great deal of emphasis on families in 2013. Netflix has released a new TV spot aimed directly at people with kids. Here’s the video …

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