Video

  • The ‘Brief History Of Graphics’ Video Series Is Your Monday Morning Pong Pick-Me-Up

    The ‘Brief History Of Graphics’ Video Series Is Your Monday Morning Pong Pick-Me-Up

    A video series by Stuart Brown of XboxAhoy has created one of the nicest mini-documentaries I’ve watched in a while. The five-part series that looks at computer graphics from Pong to Galaxian to Street Fighter and beyond. The whole series – complete with Brown’s soothing brogue – is a great look at the history of game graphics and the tools that programmers used to… Read More

  • Amazon Moves Closer To A Free, Ad-Supported Video Service

    Amazon Moves Closer To A Free, Ad-Supported Video Service

    Amazon has been gaining ground on Netflix as the most popular video streaming service in the U.S., and now it is planning something that could see it overtake its rival. According to a report in the New York Post, the e-commerce giant is preparing a free video service. Supported by advertising, it would sit alongside — not replace — the company’s existing video… Read More

  • Netflix Will Expand To Australia And New Zealand In March 2015

    Netflix Will Expand To Australia And New Zealand In March 2015

    In its last quarterly earnings video streaming service Netflix teased that it would be soon launching in more countries and today comes confirmation of that: the company will be expanding Down Under, to Australia and New Zealand, in March 2015. “Internet-connected users in Australia and New Zealand will be able to subscribe to Netflix and instantly watch a curated selection of popular… Read More

  • The T Machine Swipes All The Tinders

    The T Machine Swipes All The Tinders

    Human interaction is hard. Humans are weird animals, covered in hair and full of blood and stuff and getting to know one or two for the purposes of procreation or whatever is really hard. But not if you have Tinder! It’s a dating app that lets you pick people based on appearance. But what if you really can’t tell if a human is pretty? That’s a stumper but finally, there’s… Read More

  • Universities Are Schooling Tech Companies In Video

    Universities Are Schooling Tech Companies In Video

    It’s no secret that the ivory towers of academia don’t get much respect from the tech industry. It’s become conventional wisdom that Computer Science degrees are out of date before graduates enter the workforce, and that MBA programs forgo developing practical leadership and entrepreneurship skills in favor of theory and rhetoric. Schools are chronically behind when it comes… Read More

  • Tumblr Rolls Out Auto-Playing Video Ads To Users’ Dashboards

    Tumblr Rolls Out Auto-Playing Video Ads To Users’ Dashboards

    Tumblr’s auto-playing video ads will begin rolling out to users’ dashboards today, in a pilot program that includes participation from ten big-name brands such as CW, Lexus, Universal, JCPenney, and Hulu, and others. The video ad test follows last week’s news of an updated video player offering auto-play capabilities, and looping, “Vine-like” videos. The new brand… Read More

  • YouTube Introduces WatchMe For Android To Bring Live Broadcasting Capabilities To Apps

    YouTube Introduces WatchMe For Android To Bring Live Broadcasting Capabilities To Apps

    YouTube is bringing its live broadcasting capabilities to the world of third-party app developers starting today with the launch of the new open source project called “YouTube WatchMe for Android.” The project, available on GitHub, offers a reference app designed for the Android operating system that creates a YouTube Live Streaming Event. The app also introduces a simple… Read More

  • StumbleUpon’s 5by Relaunches As An App For Chatting About Online Videos With Friends

    StumbleUpon’s 5by Relaunches As An App For Chatting About Online Videos With Friends

    5by, the video recommendation startup that became StumbleUpon’s first acquisition last fall, is relaunching its mobile apps for iOS and Android today with a slightly different focus: instead of only helping users find online videos that match their mood, 5by’s new apps are meant to encourage users to seek out videos for themselves, get a head’s up about the next viral… Read More

  • One Year In, Keepy Reaches 500K Users And Introduces Video To Its Family Timelines

    One Year In, Keepy Reaches 500K Users And Introduces Video To Its Family Timelines

    One year since launch, Keepy is announcing that more than 500,000 users are sharing content with their families on its service. In a phone call with TechCrunch, Keepy CEO Offir Gutelzon said that the company hit the 500,000 figure within the last few weeks. He also gave numbers on how the company is doing at bringing in international users and getting its families to convert to its premium… Read More

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