Media

  • NFL’s Twitter Video Deal Came And Its Deal With Facebook Went

    NFL’s Twitter Video Deal Came And Its Deal With Facebook Went

    Today, the WSJ reported that the NFL’s video test with Facebook ended “quietly” earlier this year. The publication also referred to it as a “partnership,” a term that is used very loosely in business, especially here in the Valley. The test involved promoting Verizon-sponsored, NFL-related clips within people’s news feeds with post-roll ads. We’re… Read More

  • Amazon Prime Video Follows Netflix Into Japan

    Amazon Prime Video Follows Netflix Into Japan

    American video-streaming services are like buses if you happen to live in Japan. Fresh off the news that Netflix is heading to the East Asian country next week, Amazon has revealed that its Prime video service will also swoop into the Land of the Rising Sun. Read More

  • How The Content Giants Are Tackling Global Markets Crunch Network

    How The Content Giants Are Tackling Global Markets

    It’s no surprise that the major content players – Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Yahoo, etc. – continue to capture front page news and headlines every day for their strategic moves and announcements in the United States and other major markets across the world. However, when it comes to emerging markets, while their moves might not garner the same level of attention, make no… Read More

  • YouTube Gaming, Its Twitch Competitor, Set To Launch Tomorrow

    YouTube Gaming, Its Twitch Competitor, Set To Launch Tomorrow

    Back in June, YouTube announced that it would be getting into the gaming game and launch its own Twitch competitor called YouTube Gaming. Tomorrow will be that day (in the US and UK), we’ve learned. The site sits at https://gaming.youtube.com. Twitch is a site, acquired by Amazon, that lets you watch others play video games…or stream your games and broadcast your own show. The… Read More

  • Michael Bay’s 451 Media Group Announces Publishing Arm For Interactive Graphic Novels

    Michael Bay’s 451 Media Group Announces Publishing Arm For Interactive Graphic Novels

    451 Media Group , the digital media company co-founded by Transformers director Michael Bay, is launching a new publishing division for graphic novels. The company was first announced this spring with a large investment from China’s Guangdong Alpha Animation. In addition to Bay, the company’s founding partners include John and Anthony Gentile (who were involved in creating… Read More

  • Selling News Feeds As A Service, Stream Raises $1.75M

    Selling News Feeds As A Service, Stream Raises $1.75M

    Building off the strength of a successful open source project, a new startup that provides newsfeed development and management as a service — Stream — has raised $1.75 million in its first round of funding. Read More

  • Farewell To Flash: What It Means For Digital Video Publishers Crunch Network

    Farewell To Flash: What It Means For Digital Video Publishers

    It’s been more than five years since Steve Jobs wrote his infamous “Thoughts on Flash” letter citing the high level of energy consumption, lack of performance on mobile and poor security as the reasons his company’s products would not support Adobe Flash technology. Finally, it appears we’re getting closer to the curtain closing on Flash. Read More

  • The Future For Artists And Celebrities (And YouTubers) Is Direct Intimacy Crunch Network

    The Future For Artists And Celebrities (And YouTubers) Is Direct Intimacy

    The most-watched Game of Thrones episode ever, this past season’s finale, had 8.11 million viewers. Meanwhile, Pentatonix, a musical a capella group on YouTube since 2012, gets 10 million views each week. My point isn’t that these personalities will eventually replace premium content, but rather that YouTubers and independent artists have been commanding comparable audiences to… Read More

  • HBO Now Rolls Out For Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick

    HBO Now Rolls Out For Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick

    HBO is expanding HBO Now, its subscription streaming service, to the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. As of today, you can watch all HBO series, movies and documentaries for $15 per month with either Amazon’s $99 Fire TV setup or the even more affordable Fire TV Stick that retails for $39 bucks. Read More

  • Google Photos Introduces “Rediscover This Day” To Help You Reminisce

    Google Photos Introduces “Rediscover This Day” To Help You Reminisce

    Google Photos wants to be home to all of your photos (and videos). Whether you have a thumb drive, CD, DVD or undeveloped film laying around, the team wants you to consider uploading them to the service. Why? Because that’s when they can make the “magic” happen. Right now, Google Photos will wade through all of your treasured visuals and turn them into animations and stories… Read More

  • This App Shoots VHS Quality Video That Bob Saget Would Be Proud Of

    This App Shoots VHS Quality Video That Bob Saget Would Be Proud Of

    If you long for the shitty quality videos of pre-2000, the ones shot on a camcorder, then this iOS app is for you. Fittingly, it’s called VHS Camcorder and it costs $3.99. It’s kind of worth it, and that’s coming from someone who doesn’t pay for a lot of apps. Not only does your video get turned into something with zero HD quality whatsoever, it also sounds like utter crap. Read More

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