Tag: online video

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Facebook enters the live-streaming video space – for celebrities

Live video-streaming mobile apps are currently hot – again – thanks to the likes of Periscope and Meerkat. The former is an important strategic play for Twitter, so the tech industry has been wondering how Facebook would...
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So long, temporary 301+ view counters on YouTube

If you work on YouTube regularly, you’ll know all about the famous ‘301+’ views counter. If not, here’s the story: every video on YouTube at some point has its views counter paused at 301. “People (and a few sneaky...
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Spotify’s Ken Parks leaves for streaming TV world

Spotify veteran Ken Parks, the streaming service’s chief content officer, is leaving the company. Parks has taken a role as executive chairman at Pluto TV, a streaming TV startup that’s one of the plucky underdogs trying...
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Line’s parent company Naver launches V, a Periscope rival for celebs

The parent company of social network Line, Naver, has launched a new live-video broadcasting app for celebrities. It’s called V – Real-time Celeb Broadcasting App, and has launched globally, although we sense it’s more...
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Amazon signs up men-children to make another show about cars

When Jeremy Clarkson got the sack from Top Gear (for punching a colleague because he wanted his dinner), his toady sidekicks, James May and Richard Hammond, left too. They couldn’t take the Top Gear name with them (the...
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Sandbox Issue 134: Snap Decision

Lead: Snapchat, now with 100m daily active users and a lucrative IPO on the horizon, is far more than a social media gimmick. Plus it is heavily skewed towards younger users, a demographic the music industry is finding increasingly...
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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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Yahoo renews Live Nation deal and picks up Ultimate DJ show

Music remains a key plank in Yahoo’s online video expansion plans, with the company renewing its partnership with Live Nation to broadcast video streams of concerts, and also picking up Simon Cowell’s Ultimate DJ talent...
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Online video startup Vessel raises another $57.5m in funding

Vessel, the online video firm that has licensing deals with major labels Universal Music and Warner Music as well as a host of YouTube creators, has announced a Series B funding round of $57.5m. Previous investors Greylock,...
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Vivendi tables bid for YouTube rival Dailymotion

Who’s going to buy online video site Dailymotion? Well, from a failed bid in 2013 by Yahoo, we know it’ll probably have to be a French company, since the French government nixed that deal on the grounds of not wanting...
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Messaging app Line’s revenues up 126% in 2014

The company behind messaging app Line published its latest financial results yesterday, with the app’s revenues up 126% year-on-year to ¥77.4bn ($656m). The company said that Line ended 2014 with 181 million monthly active...
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Ricky Martin debuts his new music video on Twitter

Ricky Martin was pretty excited on Twitter yesterday: “Ok gang!R U ready?HERE is #AdiosVideo HOPE u Enjoy! Bueno mi gente!Están listos para ver #AdiosVideo?Pues aquí esta!” Yes, he became the latest artist to...