Apple’s next press event on 9 September is expected to see the debut of two new iPhones, the 6s and 6s Plus. However, TechCrunch thinks the event will also see […]
Tag: Online video
Facebook cracks down on freebooted video uploads
One of the big hurdles in the way of Facebook doing more with music videos is the desire of labels for better tools to identify and take down (or perhaps […]
Taylor Swift added 600k YouTube subscribers in July
Taylor Swift’s ongoing Spotify holdout has led to questions in some quarters about why she’s still so committed to YouTube. Yet the latest chart from analytics firm OpenSlate and online […]
Comcast tipped to launch ‘Watchable’ online video service
American telco Comcast will reportedly launch a rival to YouTube in the coming weeks, with Business Insider claiming the new platform is likely to be called Watchable. Its report focuses […]
Periscope has 2m daily active users watching 40 years of video
Twitter launched its Periscope live-streaming video app earlier this year, but hasn’t published too many stats on how it’s growing. The subsidiary remedied that yesterday with a post on Medium […]
Vine clips may be getting music-soundtrack feature
Twitter’s UK director Bruce Daisley has set tongues wagging on the tech blogs with a Vine clip that appears to show a recorded-music soundtrack. The video, which he posted yesterday, […]
Mixcloud talks radio, discovery and live expansion (interview)
What is Mixcloud in 2015? It’s a streaming-audio service with 12m monthly listeners, 1m of whom are uploading DJ sets and radio shows to swell a catalogue that’s already 8m shows strong.
It’s a company growing beyond its roots in dance music, with 35% of its content now outside that genre thanks to a burgeoning range of jazz, hip-hop and world-music shows and sets.
It’s a London-based startup that continues to run lean with a headcount of just 12 people, but which is forging relationships with brands like Red Bull, Adidas and Coca-Cola to develop its business model.
Like many of its peers in the streaming music world, Mixcloud is trying to get to grips with a mobile-first mindset, as well as the challenge of helping its listeners discover new sounds that they’ll like.
Finally, Mixcloud has become something of an evangelist for the wider online radio market, last week announcing the winners of its second Online Radio Awards, which celebrate the best digitally-born stations and shows.
Music Ally talked to co-founders Nikhil Shah and Nico Perez about all of the above, as well as the company’s future expansion into live content, and why it’s not joining Spotify in a move into video.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 focused on Japan and South Korea for the moment.
The free app is a bit like Twitter’s Periscope, except with an emphasis on celebrities broadcasting video and fans watching it.“You can follow your favorite celebs, watch their videos, and use comments and ‘hearts’ to share your thoughts and feelings with others,” explains the App Store listing.
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 […]