Live Video Trends You Should Know

If you want to stay ahead of the game, you and your brand should be on live video. Learn more about live video trends below.

YouTube Offering Top Podcasters $50K to Make the Jump to Video

YouTube is working to entice its top podcasters to make the jump to video, offering $50,000 to sweeten the deal.

How To Use Videos For Social Media Promotion

A study shows that people who spend time watching videos online have increased by at least 32% per year.

Vimeo Will Be Spun Off As Independent Company

IAC has announced it will spin Vimeo off as a fully independent, publicly traded company.

CFO: End Of Pandemic Is Not A Threat To Zoom

Kelly Steckelberg, CFO of Zoom Video Communications, discusses the company’s massive growth over the last quarter and says that an end to the pandemic is not a threat to Zoom.

Fraunhofer HHI Announces New H.266 VCC Codec

Fraunhofer HHI has announced a new H.266 VCC codec that is designed to offer far better data compression and up to 50% greater efficiency.

iOS Users Can Purchase Amazon Content In-App

iOS users can finally purchase Amazon Prime Video content in-app, significantly improving the user experience.

If It’s a Streaming War We’d Like To Be an Arms Dealer, Says IAC CEO

“If it’s a streaming war we’d like to be an arms dealer,” says IAC CEO Joey Levin. “We want to send the product and services to people who are making video. Everywhere people interact they’re expecting video now. It used to be text, then it was images, and now it’s video.”

If You Want Traffic Go Live On LinkedIn

LinkedIn has launched live video on their business professional platform and according to marketing experts Neil Patel and Eric Siu, it’s a great new way to get traffic from LinkedIn. “If you go live on LinkedIn they’re pushing it harder than anything else because they have to catch up. If you want more traffic and it may sound simple, but really, just go live.”

How To Keep Your Remote Employees Feeling Connected

Video meetings, persistent team chat, and consistent in-person connections are all important for keeping a connected feeling with remote employees, says Lisa Walker, Vice President of Brand & Corporate Marketing at Fuze. “Remote employees will always talk about how they feel disconnected from HQ and disconnected from the company.”

How to Use Video to Boost Traffic and Sales Faster Than SEO

Marketing innovator Neil Patel says that video is better than most marketing channels out there for getting traffic fast. In his latest video Patel explains how anybody can drive traffic to their website, and more importantly, drive sales of products and services.

Over 1 Billion YouTube Videos Now Have Captions

“I envision a future where everything will be captioned, so the more than 300 million people who are deaf or hard of hearing like me will be able to enjoy videos like everyone else,” said Liat Kaver, a YouTube Product…

Fired From Bakery Job, Alonzo Lerone Resets His Life as a Successful YouTube Creator

This is a story of inspiration for all of you wannabe YouTube creators who are afraid to follow your dreams. Alonzo Lerone was working in a bakery, posting some videos on YouTube, but not really believing that he could make…

Facebook to Enable Mid-Roll Ads in User Posted Videos

Facebook is finally bringing monetization to videos that are posted by its users, letting video makers include mid-roll ads, according to Recode. “Industry sources say the social network is going to start testing a new “mid-roll” ad format, which will…

Google’s DoubleClick Bringing Video to Native Ads

Google’s DoubleClick announced today the ability to include video with both mobile and desktop native ads. This is important considering that more than half of all ad queries on DoubleClick’s publisher platform are on mobile. “With the addition of video…

YouTube Now Supports HDR Videos

YouTube announced today support for High Dynamic Range (HDR), improving the brightness, image contrast and color range of videos. This is yet another step in YouTube’s goal of offering content that can play on large HDTV screens. “HDR videos have…

Facebook Adds Scheduling Feature to Live Videos

Facebook has added the ability to schedule live videos, something popular broadcasters have wanted in order to gather an audience before going live. The feature is being launched this week for Verified Pages, but will go live for everybody soon…

New YouTube Community Tab Makes It a True Social Platform… and a Facebook Competitor

Youtube had previously added a “Community” tab for some popular channels, they are now broadening the feature to 12 YouTube channels and to possibly all channels in the coming months. Channels include the Green brothers, The Game Theorists, Karmin, The…

Inspiring Story on Starting a For-Profit Vlog

Ryan Lung started his YouTube video channel after graduating from Cornell University in 2011 and searching out daily video updates on YouTube as entertainment because he didn’t have a TV. That experience inspired him to launch his VlogAfterCollege YouTube channel.…

LinkedIn Influencers Can Now Add Videos

LinkedIn has added a video option for LinkedIn Influencers in varied professions to offer advice. It appears that the video are spawned from questions created by LinkedIn, with many Influencers creating a video to a question. I imagine that the…