Video

  • Twitter Now Autoplays Video And GIFs

    Twitter Now Autoplays Video And GIFs

    Twitter has introduced auto-playing video and animated GIFs to its official timelines in both the iOS application and on the web, with support for the feature coming to the Android app soon. The feature means that you’ll see native video uploaded directly to Twitter, Vines and GIFs uploaded to the service playback instantly as you scroll – similar to how video works on… Read More

  • Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 8: Hands-On With Sling TV)

    Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 8: Hands-On With Sling TV)

    There are two potential audiences for Sling TV, Dish Network’s relatively new internet TV service aimed at cord cutters: those who have wanted to ditch their cable or satellite TV subscription, but couldn’t imagine living without ESPN or its flagship show, SportsCenter, and then everyone else who has contemplated cord cutting in general. For the first group, I’d say fine… Read More

  • Netflix, HBO Streaming Video Traffic Increases As BitTorrent Declines

    Netflix, HBO Streaming Video Traffic Increases As BitTorrent Declines

    A new report released today shows the continued domination Netflix has on North American Internet traffic patterns. According to broadband networking company Sandvine, which periodically releases its findings on web usage, Netflix now accounts for 36.5 percent of downstream traffic on fixed networks during peak evening hours, which is up from the 34.9 percent reported in the second half of 2014 . Read More

  • HBO NOW Survey Hints Network May Consider Reduced Pricing

    HBO NOW Survey Hints Network May Consider Reduced Pricing

    At $15 per month, is HBO NOW too expensive when competing against lower-cost services like Netflix and Amazon Prime? That’s what the network wants to know, and it’s currently asking customers who have recently completed their trial of the new, over-the-top streaming service if they would be interested in subscribing at lower price points. The company even specifically suggests a… Read More

  • CBS’s Video Streaming Service Now Offers Live TV In Over 60% Of The U.S.

    CBS’s Video Streaming Service Now Offers Live TV In Over 60% Of The U.S.

    CBS’s on-demand video streaming service will now offer local, live TV feeds which cover over 60% of the U.S., the company announced this morning. CBS All Access, the network’s over-the-top streaming video service, has long attempted to differentiate itself from competitors like Netflix by making live linear feeds from local CBS stations available to the service’s subscribers. Read More

  • Amazon Prime Instant Video, Plus Rentals And Downloads, Come To JetBlue

    Amazon Prime Instant Video, Plus Rentals And Downloads, Come To JetBlue

    Amazon Prime members who are also frequent travelers will now have another new benefit coming to them as part of their annual membership. The company this morning announced it has inked a deal with JetBlue to bring Amazon Prime Instant Video to the airline, allowing customers to watch tens of thousands of movies and TV shows that will be made available over JetBlue’s high-speed… Read More

  • Watch A Drone Fall In Love In Pomplamoose’s New Video

    Watch A Drone Fall In Love In Pomplamoose’s New Video

    Friends of TC, Pomplamoose, just posted a new video that features a lady, a drone and a single rose. The song, Madonna’s Like A Prayer redone in a decidedly jaunty style, is great but the video storyline is greater. You see, in the year 2022 a drone becomes sentient and falls in love with a woman who lives in what looks like a fashionable SF bunker. The drone knows that his/her love flies… Read More

  • Indonesian Live-streaming Startup Zeemi.tv Grabs $1M From DeNA And 500 Startups

    Indonesian Live-streaming Startup Zeemi.tv Grabs $1M From DeNA And 500 Startups

    Indonesia has been dubbed the “social media capital of the world” thanks to the popularity of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram there. Now armed with $1 million in seed funding from DeNA and 500 Startups, Zeemi.tv is betting that its live-streaming video platform will prove just as popular in the country as other social networks. Launched last year by Thomas Damek, the co-founder… Read More

  • Haystack TV Scores $1.7 Million For Its News Service Aimed At Cord Cutters

    Haystack TV Scores $1.7 Million For Its News Service Aimed At Cord Cutters

    One of the problems with cutting the cord today is that you lose access to a variety of news channels and programs, and there are few resources in the streaming world that can take their place. A company working to address this problem, Haystack TV, has now raised $1.7 million in seed funding for its personalized news service aimed at specifically cord cutters. But you don’t… Read More

  • Vidme, An Imgur For Video, Grabs $3.2 Million

    Vidme, An Imgur For Video, Grabs $3.2 Million

    Vidme, a video sharing application which is a lot an Imgur for video, as it also has a strong connection with the Reddit community, has raised $3.2 million in new funding, the company is announcing this morning. Investors in the seed round include Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian of Initialized Capital, First Round, Lowercase Capital, SV Angel, Mucker… Read More

  • Fan TV’s New App Is A Must-Have For Cord Cutters

    Fan TV’s New App Is A Must-Have For Cord Cutters

    As a cord cutter, one of the ongoing challenges is figuring out which shows and movies are available for streaming on services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, Hulu and others, and which are only available as paid downloads. A company called Fan TV is today introducing a new mobile application that will go a long way to help address this problem, by allowing you to search and save… Read More

  • Yahoo And ABC Announce An Expanded Partnership, Including A “Good Morning America” Deal

    Yahoo And ABC Announce An Expanded Partnership, Including A “Good Morning America” Deal

    Yahoo and ABC (Disney/ABC Television Group) announced this morning an expansion of their partnership first established in 2011, which will see the two companies further integrating each others’ content on their respective properties. For Yahoo, that means access to a variety of clips from popular ABC television shows like “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy,”… Read More

  • Pop Launches An App That Makes Video Chat As Easy As SMS

    Pop Launches An App That Makes Video Chat As Easy As SMS

    A new video messaging app, Pop, founded by Josh Nguyen, who previously ran product at both Tumblr and Flickr, is launching today to make video messages as easy to send as traditional SMS. Using a simple, one-screen interface, Pop connects with your phone’s address book and lets you send out a short video with just a tap, even allowing you to add colorful filters on top of the message… Read More

  • Google Acquires Odysee, An App For Private Photo/Video Backup And Sharing, Team Joins Google+

    Google Acquires Odysee, An App For Private Photo/Video Backup And Sharing, Team Joins Google+

    Google may be soon adding more offline and private sharing features to its Google+ Photos service. It has acquired Odysee, an iOS and Android app that let users automatically back up photos and videos taken on their cameras or tablets to their home computers. It also let users set up private, automatic sharing with other people, and it had an API for integrating the service with other… Read More

  • Facebook Now Has Over 3B Video Views Per Day

    Facebook Now Has Over 3B Video Views Per Day

    If it’s starting to feel like every visit you make to Facebook these days is full of videos, you are not alone. Facebook today reported in a strong set of Q4 earnings that there are 3 billion videos viewed on its site each day. With the company also reporting daily active users of 890 million, this works out to more than 3 videos per day. Facebook more specifically later noted that… Read More

  • Twitter Adds Group DMs, Mobile Video Capture And Editing

    Twitter Adds Group DMs, Mobile Video Capture And Editing

    Twitter has added the ability to Direct Message with more than one person at a time, meaning you can now have private group conversations on the service. They’re also rolling out the ability to shoot video, as well as edit and share it directly from the mobile Twitter app. Both of these represent Twitter moving to build into its product engagement opportunities previously left on the… Read More

  • Ring Video Doorbell Review: You Can Finally Tell The Delivery Guy To Wait 30 More Seconds

    Ring Video Doorbell Review: You Can Finally Tell The Delivery Guy To Wait 30 More Seconds

     The new design and branding are intended to be more appealing to traditional homeowners looking for something more appropriate for their existing decor, and less sci-fi – and there have been functional improvements to the product to boot. All told, the Ring has proven itself a terrific addition to my connected home setup, and one that proves its worth at a basic level more often than… Read More

  • Following $3.6 Million Raise, Yevvo Rebrands As Air – An App That Lets You Stream Live Video To Friends

    Following $3.6 Million Raise, Yevvo Rebrands As Air – An App That Lets You Stream Live Video To Friends

    A startup building a live broadcasting service for mobile users, previously known as Yevvo, which has raised close to $4 million in Series A funding, an SEC filing shows and the company confirms, is now becoming “Air.” Launched in mid-2013, Yevvo’s first app was designed to offer users a way to tweet a link to their live video stream that was push-button simple to use. Read More

  • Latin Everywhere Buys Inmoo And Launches Pongalo, A “Hulu For Hispanic Video”

    Latin Everywhere Buys Inmoo And Launches Pongalo, A “Hulu For Hispanic Video”

    Latin Everywhere, the Spanish-language digital media company that was formed by the merger of Latin Anywhere and YouTube success GoTV last year, is launching a new streaming video service and acquisition that it hopes will help it drive more traffic to its own property. Pongalo, as the service is called, describes itself as a “Hulu for Hispanics.” By that, the company is referring… Read More

  • Facebook Acquires QuickFire Networks, A ‘Pied Piper’ For Video

    Facebook Acquires QuickFire Networks, A ‘Pied Piper’ For Video

    Facebook has a acquired QuickFire Networks, a TC Disrupt 2014 Battlefield contestant that built a custom hardware and software platform for reducing video file sizes and upload times. The Wall Street Journal got the news earlier today, with confirmation later arriving on QuickFire’s site. QuickFire’s tech speeds up encoding videos with different profiles for frame rate… Read More