Media

  • Why Mobile Video Advertising Is Set To Explode

    Why Mobile Video Advertising Is Set To Explode

    Mobile video has been growing steadily for years but it is now close to justifying the hype that it generated throughout the years. Mobile video ad spend in the US more than doubled from 2013 ($720 million) to 2014 ($1.5 billion) and will reach $6 billion in 2018, representing about half of total online video ad spend. Read More

  • As ESPN Comes To The iPad, It Drops The SportsCenter Brand From Its Mobile Apps

    As ESPN Comes To The iPad, It Drops The SportsCenter Brand From Its Mobile Apps

    ESPN fans will be happy to learn that today the “worldwide leader in sports” is introducing the first version of its mobile news app that will work on iPad, unifying the reading experience across desktop, smartphone and now Apple tablets. At the same time it is launching on iPad, ESPN is rebranding its news apps to move away from the “SportsCenter” brand. Read More

  • Sling TV Comes To Amazon Fire TV With A Steep Hardware Discount

    Sling TV Comes To Amazon Fire TV With A Steep Hardware Discount

    Amazon today announced that its Fire TV streaming set-top box and HDMI stick now support Sling TV, the subscription-based live TV service that offers users an alternative to cable that streams via the web for $20 per month. As part of its promotion for the launch, Amazon and Sling are also offering a discount for Fire TV hardware for subscribers who prepay for three months of Sling TV… Read More

  • Photos OS X App Walkthrough

    Photos For Mac OS X First Impressions And Walkthrough

    Apple’s Photos app for OS X is actually available beyond the confines of Cupertino for the first time since it was revealed at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference held by Apple last June, and we got to spend some time finding out how it works and what it offers. I may be unique in the crop of those who’ve tested it so far, in that I come to Photos with essentially a clean… Read More

  • BitTorrent Teams Up With Rapid Eye Studios To Make Young Adult Original Content

    BitTorrent Teams Up With Rapid Eye Studios To Make Young Adult Original Content

    Last November, BitTorrent made a move into Netflix and Amazon territory with the news that it would be releasing its first original piece of video content, Children of the Machine. Today, the peer-to-peer networking platform, which has 170 million active users, is kicking that strategy up another notch: it is entering a bigger partnership with Rapid Eye Studios — the production house that… Read More

  • Hacked Newsweek Twitter Account Tweets Threats At Obama Family

    Hacked Newsweek Twitter Account Tweets Threats At Obama Family

    It appears that Newsweek’s Twitter account was hacked today by a group calling itself Cyber Caliphate. Around 20 minutes ago, the Newsweek Twitter account began tweeting out images of alleged leaked documents from the DCITA, or the Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy. Other tweets contained threats against Michelle Obama and her family on Valentine’s Day. Cyber Caliphate… Read More

  • Cinemacraft Raises $3.9M For Its Interactive Video Embed Technology

    Cinemacraft Raises $3.9M For Its Interactive Video Embed Technology

    Cinemacraft, a Tokyo-headquartered startup that provides a more innovative alternative to the traditional video embed for publishers and content creators, has closed its $3.9 million Series A round to expand its focus on international markets and product development. Read More

  • Netflix Comes To Cuba

    Netflix Comes To Cuba

    Streaming video service Netflix will be available to Cuban customers starting today, at the $7.99 U.S. per month rate that it offers in the U.S., the company announced today. It’ll still require an international payment method for now, as well as Internet access (which still isn’t ubiquitous in the U.S.), but it’s an early start that Netflix says it wanted to offer in order… Read More

  • Apple, The Record Label?

    Apple, The Record Label?

    You better believe that when Apple’s streaming music service comes out later this year, it’s going to come hard. Apple’s MO is to arrive late but with superior firepower, as it did with the iPhone and will with the upcoming Apple Watch. What does that mean for its quest to steamroll Spotify, Google Play, Deezer and everyone else in streaming? I’d bet part of it will be… Read More