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Facebook will reportedly own its long-form TV shows

There is more gossip on Facebook’s plans to launch its own original-video shows, commissioned from external producers. Reuters claims that the social network has signed deals with Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine...
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BuzzFeed expecting video ad revenues to surge

There’s a very interesting paragraph in the New York Times’ profile of BuzzFeed’s evolving ambitions in online video. “Already, video represents more than 50 percent of BuzzFeed’s total revenue, compared with...
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Twitter under fire for long-term anti-harassment failings

Debate about whether Twitter could be doing more to prevent harassment on its service has been raging for some time now.
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What music labels can learn from BuzzFeed and basketball

Columbia UK’s head of radio Samuel Potts has published an interesting blog post suggesting that “record labels need a change of culture in the ‘dashboard era’ of the music industry”. It’s worth a read. Potts...
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Facebook paying $50m to media and celebrities for live video

You’ll have noticed a growing number of celebs and media outlets using the Facebook Live video feature in recent weeks. What you may not have known is that many of them are being paid by the social network for this activity....
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BuzzFeed says unique-viewers stats are ‘decreasingly relevant’

BuzzFeed doesn’t care about how many unique viewers it has. Well, kind of: the online publisher has been explaining why basic unique-viewer stats don’t tell the full story about how its content spreads across the web. “UVs...
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Comcast launches ‘Watchable’ online video service

American telco Comcast is getting into the online video game, as predicted a few weeks ago, with a service called Watchable. It has launched in the US as an online and mobile video service available to anyone, not just Comcast’s...
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iHeartRadio launches on Snapchat as Warner Music is pushed out

Snapchat has updated its Discover portal by adding both iHeartRadio and BuzzFeed but – seemingly in a one in, one out strategy – it is dropping Yahoo and Warner Music Group. Discover lets partners share up to 20 stories...
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Twitter’s Project Lightning will curate tweets from events

Twitter is working on something big called Project Lightning, which is due to make its debut within the social network’s mobile apps later this year. BuzzFeed got the first details: “Project Lightning will bring event-based...
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Apple Music won’t have ‘1989’ by Taylor swift either

Remember all that speculation about Apple striking exclusive deals with artists like Taylor Swift? In that artist’s case, it turned out to be misplaced. Apple’s new streaming service WILL have Swift’s back catalogue,...
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The online video business is ‘wrong’ – but is it right?

A paragraph from Fortune’s feature on the evolving online video market. “Thirty-six million people have watched ‘6 Fruits You’re Eating Wrong’, a recent video created by the team at BuzzFeed. In the one minute and...
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BuzzFeed’s new POUND tool offers deeper social analytics

BuzzFeed’s business isn’t just built on cute animals and listicles. The online media firm has always trumpeted its knowledge of the art and science of social sharing too: understanding how and why stories go viral, and...