All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘online video’

CEO Of StumbleUpon’s 5by Talks New Apps, Plans To ‘Take Over The Living Room’

Back in September, StumbleUpon made its first acquisition, buying video discovery service 5by. Today, they’ve launched a 5by app for both iOS and Android (beta). 5by continues to operate independently, and CEO Greg Isenberg tells WebProNews that so far there isn’t any direct integration between the two services. He does admit that they’ve been thinking about it, however. “Our #1 …

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Netflix And The Like Gain Ground Against Premium TV Channels, Says Disputed Report

Update: HBO says the NPD report is incorrect, and that it’s not losing subscribers. Both HBO and Cinemax have shown “significant” growth over the past two years, according to the company. Meanwhile, NPD appears to have pulled the report. It appears that premium cable channels like HBO, Showtime and Starz are losing subscribers as online streaming services like Netflix, Amazon …

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Here’s How Multimedia On Wikipedia Could Work In A Couple Years

The WIkimedia Foundation is thinking about some changes it can make to the way multimedia works on Wikipedia, and has shared its vision for some possibilities for the next couple of years. It looks like the experience will be getting much more social. “The Wikimedia Foundation’s Multimedia team was formed to provide a richer experience and support more media contributions …

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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 for an easy way to view other people’s profiles from the desktop (or laptop). The web version of Vine also …

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YouTube To Reportedly Show Off 4K Video At CES

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 week. This is according to GigaOm’s Janko Roettgers, who reports that Google has “lined up a whole list of hardware …

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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 subscriber, you’ll have a cable alternative to Google’s fireplace with the Time Warner Yule Log. It’s been offered in the …

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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 video. It launched in the summer of 2012, and the acquisition is probably good news for the company because I …

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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 of Apple’s operating system. Other additions to the app with version 2.0 include increased broadcasting times (with users being able …

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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 produced films like Spring Breakers and The Bling Ring. Already in effect, Amazon Prime Instant Video is the only subscription …

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YouTube Gives Channels Free Advertising With Fan Finder

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 submit it YouTube’s Fan Finder, and they’ll make an ad out of it. Viewers will have the option to skip …

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