All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Videos’

A Quick Guide To Gmail Ads

A Quick Guide To Gmail Ads

For months, Google has been releasing quick video tutorials as a series called “AdWords in Under Five Minutes”. It’s been a while since they released one, but this week, they released a new one about Gmail ads. The video can be quite useful to those who aren’t super-experienced with various aspects of Google advertising (of which there are many). Chances …

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Adele Pranks a Bunch of Adele Impersonators [VIDEO]

Adele is one of the biggest stars in the world, so it’s a little tough to go undercover and make herself unrecognizable. But that’s exactly what she did for a recent TV special, and all in the name of a good prank. Adele recently donned a prosthetic nose and chin and posed as Jenny, a nanny and aspiring Adele impersonator. …

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Snapchat Rivals Facebook When It Comes to Video Views

Snapchat Rivals Facebook When It Comes to Video Views

Last week, when Facebook announced that it sees over eight billion video views per day, you likely said well, that’s a hell of a lot of video views. And you’d be right, it is. But here’s a number that’s even more surprising. Ephemeral messaging app Snapchat is reportedly seeing six billion video views per day, according to sources quoted by …

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Uber Driver Records Drunk Passenger’s Brutal Attack

Uber Driver Records Drunk Passenger’s Brutal Attack

We’ve reported on plenty of instances of Uber drivers attacking, kidnapping, and raping passengers. Here’s some shocking video from the other side – a drunk passenger brutally attacking a driver. In a video uploaded on October 30th, an Uber driver repeatedly asks a passenger to give him directions, and the passenger can be heard slurring, burping, and generally being unable …

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Goodbye, Facebook Profile Pics – Hello, Profile Videos

Goodbye, Facebook Profile Pics – Hello, Profile Videos

Facebook has just announced the coolest thing to happen to your profile since the Cover Photo. Soon, you’ll have the ability to set a seven-second looping video as your profile pic. (Don’t worry, you can still just have a static pic if you want) Facebook is calling them “Profile Videos”. “The world has changed since we first introduced profiles in …

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Salesforce A Has Building With An Awesome Pac-Man Wall

Salesforce A Has Building With An Awesome Pac-Man Wall

Businesses can expect to see a lot of Saleforce news this week as the company kicks off its big Dreamforce event on Tuesday. According to Forbes, it could just be THE conference of the year for entrepreneurs and startups. In fact, the news has already been coming out with a big announcement last week about the new Salesforce App Cloud. …

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Facebook Says It’s Trying to Fix Its Stolen Video Problem

Facebook Says It’s Trying to Fix Its Stolen Video Problem

You always hear about Facebook catching up to, and even surpassing YouTube as a destination for video. And it’s no joke – Facebook is a video powerhouse. But you may or may not have heard about some of the criticisms of Facebook concerning its meteoric rise in video content – mainly, that the majority of the video content that gets …

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Watch This If You Want To Capitalize On One Of Google’s Newest Ranking Signals

Watch This If You Want To Capitalize On One Of Google’s Newest Ranking Signals

Earlier this year, Google announced two major pieces of news with regards to how it ranks search results on mobile devices. The one that got the majority of industry coverage was related to the mobile-friendliness of sites. The other was that Google started using app indexing as a ranking signal, and has even expanded that signal since the initial announcement. …

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YouTube Music Videos In the UK Are Getting Slapped with Age Ratings

YouTube Music Videos In the UK Are Getting Slapped with Age Ratings

Some in the UK feel that YouTube videos, like movies and other forms of art/media, need age ratings. According to The Guardian, YouTube and Vevo have collaborated with two organizations – the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) and the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) – to make sure new music videos made in the UK come with age ratings. “Keeping …

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Twitter Pulls Flashing Ads After Epilepsy Group Takes Issue

Twitter-owned Vine’s videos autoplay in users’ timelines, unless you turn off autoplay in your settings – so it’s pretty hard to avoid them unless you’ve made a real effort to. Twitter just got in a bit of trouble over some of these Vine videos that featured flashing lights and colors. Why? Because they could have triggered seizures. Epilepsy awareness group …

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Kid Reads Hateful YouTube Comments to Show How Bullying Affects People

YouTube is a wonderful thing – arguably one of the top three most important websites in history. YouTube comments, on the other hand, are a cesspool. Sometimes it’s easy to look at the trolling, the virtiol, and the downright stupidity being spewed beneath any given video and think hey, everyone knows it’s YouTube. Nobody actually takes any of it seriously. …

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Fireworks Can, and Will, Blow Your Head Off, Demonstrates the US Gov

On average, about 230 people go to the hosptial with fireworks-related injuries during the month surrounding the 4th of July. Half of those injuries are burns. Obviously, hands and fingers make up the majority of injured body parts (36%), followed by eyes (19%) and general head and face (19%). Firecrackers are the most likely to injure you, followed closely by …

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Facebook Has a New Video Ad Option That Only Charges Advertisers After 10 Seconds of Viewing

What amounts to a video “view” on Facebook? For regular videos, Facebook will give it an official view if it’s watched for three seconds. For video ads, a “view” is really an impressions for advertisers. Facebook’s video ads structure charges advertisers for each impression their ad receives. And since Facebook autoplays videos in the news feed, all someone has to …

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YouTube Is Giving Creators 10 Helpful New Features

Google announced a list of ten new features that are coming soon to help YouTube Creators. Some will become available over the coming weeks, and others may take a bit longer, but they’re all expected to be available this year. That’s about as specific as Google is getting on the releasing at this point. For now, let’s get to the …

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Facebook Page Insights Gets Videos Tab

Facebook just announced the addition of a new Videos tab to Page Insights, enabling Page admins to see views and 30-second views at the Page level, top videos within a certain date range, and metrics for videos shared from other Pages. In other words, you’ll be able to get a better idea of just how well your videos are doing. …

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YouTube Launches Newswire to Offer Verified Eyewitness Videos

We’ve seen the era of the “citizen journalist” expand as the tools at their disposal grow. If you have a camera and you’re in the right place at the right time, you can make history on YouTube. Now, YouTube is looking to bolster its position with “new initiatives to support the discovery and verification of eyewitness news video.” YouTube is …

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Twitter Announces Autoplay Video, Defines What Constitutes a ‘Play’

Twitter is taking the plunge already taken by fellow social networks Facebook and Instagram. Starting today, autoplay videos are coming to Twitter. This has been a long time coming for Twitter, which has been debating the merits of autoplay for a while now. Of course, offering autoplay video is a great selling point for potential advertisers – but many users …

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ICYMI: Here’s The Entire Google I/O 2015 Keynote

Google made a ton of announcements at its annual Google I/O conference on Thursday. It did stream the keynote live, but in case you didn’t get a chance to tune in, but still wish to see it in its entirety, it’s now available on YouTube for your viewing pleasure. Among the announcements: Android M, Android Pay, a new Photos app, …

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YouTube Live Streams Get 60fps Video, HTML5 Playback

A couple months ago, reports emerged saying YouTube was going after Twitch, in that it wanted to make YouTube Live a premier destination for video game streaming. When asked for comment, YouTube famously sent out a GIF of a girl shrugging, as if to say who? us? I dunnooooo? Also as if to say we now respond to press inquiries …

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Spotify Now Offers Videos, Podcasts, Pace-Tracking Running Playlists, and More

It’s ambitious, but Spotify would like to be your all day media hub. The streaming company, with over 60 million users worldwide (about a fourth of them paying subscribers), say it’s “obsessed with figuring out how to bring music into every part of your life, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, whatever your mood.” And it’s just made a bunch …

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Leeroy Jenkins Is 10 Years Old Today

Oh my god, he just ran in. One of the most famous videos on the internet turns 10 today. On May 11, 2005, a video was uploaded to a World of Warcraft fansite called Warcraft movies. It showed a guild preparing for battle, discussing the strategy they would soon use in combat. About a minute and a half into the …

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YouTube’s First Video Turns 10, in Case You Weren’t Feeling Old Today

If you woke up in a good mood, feeling young and spry, you’ll hate to know that YouTube’s inauspicious first video turns 10 years old today. “Alright, so here we are in front of the, uh, elephants. Uh. The cool thing about these guys is that, is that they have really, really, really long, um, trunks, and that’s, that’s cool. …

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YouTube’s Ad-Free Subscription Offering Is on the Horizon

Apart from Justin Bieber videos and comment trolls, ads are the most annoying thing about YouTube. But most of us have come to accept that we’re going to have to watch five, 15, or god forbid 30 seconds of an ad before our video plays – and even during our video plays if the video is long enough. It’s just …

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Netflix Makes Fun Of Apple With ‘Netflix Watch’

After Amazon unveiled its Prime Air drones in 2013, Netflix released a parody video showcasing its own vision for drones, which would see the devices delivering DVD envelopes. Now, Netflix has a new video lampooning the Apple Watch: Like the Netflix drones, the Netflix watch also makes an appearance in the restroom. I guess Netflix doesn’t envision the Apple Watch …

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Vine Videos Will Soon Be Much Prettier

Vine is turning up the quality on your videos. “When you watch Vines on our iOS and Android apps, you’ll see these quality improvements — they are rolling out over the coming days. You’ll also see higher quality Vines embedded in sites across the web,” says Vine. But in terms of making these higher-quality Vines (720p), you can only do …

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Facebook Finally Lets You Embed Facebook Videos

Facebook has just fixed something truly irksome. Starting now, you can embed Facebook videos on your website. But Josh, you could always do that! Wrong. You have been able to embed entire posts for some time now, like this: Don't Wear Flip Flops If You Are Going To Drink Posted by Meetville on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 But as you …

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YouTube Kids Launches as Google’s ‘First Building Block in Tech for Tykes’

YouTube is one of the biggest resources on the planet for content that can entertain, educate, and in the best cases, entertain and educate your kids. Of course, YouTube is also filled with a lot of stuff you probably don’t want your four-year-old watching – at least enough of it to make any parent wary of handing their kid an …

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David Cross, Amy Sedaris Talk ‘HITS’ In Google Talk

David Cross and Amy Sedaris recently appeared at Google’s NYC headquarters to participate in an “At Google” talk. The two discuss Cross’ new film HITS, which is his directorial debut. The plot is described as: “Municipal worker Dave’s life changes completely when videos of his rants about potholes at City Hall go viral on YouTube.” The talk was recorded last …

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Facebook Organic Reach Compared By Post Type

On Monday we heard about data from SocialBakers finding that photos, which used to be the most engaging type of Facebook post and perform the best, are now the kind of post that is seeing the least amount of organic reach. Since we wrote about it earlier, SocialBakers has made its data more easily accessible. Take a look at how …

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Man Filming Crash Catches Own Near-Death Experience

Blocked by an accident on an ice-covered New Jersey turnpike, a man takes out his phone to record the scene. Little did he know, he’d actually catch a terrifying near-miss, right behind him. “I was blocked by two trucks on south bound I-95 at exit 9 in NJ (New Brunswick exit). I only wanted to take a picture while i …

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