Media

  • Your in-car attention is media’s next battleground Crunch Network

    Your in-car attention is media’s next battleground

    Whether it’s Uber or someone else that dominates the land grab for newly unlocked media time, the components of an in-car media future are materializing. Today it’s smartphones; tomorrow it will be VR headsets, as well as holographic media and AR. Read More

  • Comcast rolls out a new Stream TV app for its cable and internet TV customers

    Comcast rolls out a new Stream TV app for its cable and internet TV customers

    Comcast is launching a new app called Xfinity Stream, which will replace its older Xfinity TV app on mobile devices, as well as deliver a host of features for cable subscribers, including access to live TV, on-demand programming, DVR recordings and more. But the app serves another purpose, as well: Like the TV app it replaces, it will also be home to Comcast’s internet TV service… Read More

  • PewDiePie’s YouTube Red series gets cancelled after vlogger posts anti-Semitic content

    PewDiePie’s YouTube Red series gets cancelled after vlogger posts anti-Semitic content

    YouTube says it’s cancelling the second season of vlogger star PewDiePie’s reality show, and has booted his channel from its premium advertising program. The announcement comes shortly after news that Disney’s Maker Studios was severing ties with PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, after he posted a series of videos featuring anti-Semitic clips and… Read More

  • Disney cuts ties with PewDiePie, YouTube’s top star, over anti-Semitic clips

    Disney cuts ties with PewDiePie, YouTube’s top star, over anti-Semitic clips

    Disney has cut ties with YouTube’s most popular star after he posted a series of videos featuring anti-Semitic clips and messages. PewDiePie has 53 million subscribers on YouTube, is part of original content network YouTube Red, and is affiliated with Disney’s MakerStudios brand, where he has his own network. But that latter relationship is now over after the Wall Street… Read More

  • Media accelerator Matter is gunning for fake news

    Media accelerator Matter is gunning for fake news

    It’s becoming harder and harder to read the news. We’ve gone around the bend from carefully balanced op-ed pieces from clearly identified special interest parties to a president whose grasp on the truth is tenuous, at best. Media accelerator Matter has thrown down the gauntlet and is challenging startups to load up their slingshots of truth and go to town. Read More

  • Facebook is pushing record labels to let you soundtrack your videos

    Facebook is pushing record labels to let you soundtrack your videos

    How can Facebook and Instagram make their amateur videos more interesting than those you see on Twitter or Snapchat? A killer soundtrack. That’s why Facebook is now pressing record labels even harder for a licensing deal. Successful negotiations could allow users to either edit popular music into their creations or record clips with popular music in the background without their… Read More

  • YouTube Kids gets its own original shows

    YouTube Kids gets its own original shows

    YouTube Kids, the app offering a curated selection of age-appropriate videos sourced from YouTube, is launching its own original programming, the company announced today. The four new shows are a part of the YouTube Red subscription service, and were created with the kids’ app in mind. This is also the first time that YouTube Red has invested in creators who are making original… Read More

  • Musical.ly drops its fourth app, a video messenger called Ping Pong

    Musical.ly drops its fourth app, a video messenger called Ping Pong

    Musical.ly, the tween and teen focused lip-syncing app, has just dropped another app onto the App Store. Days ago, the company launched a video messaging app called Ping Pong on the App Store, in what appears to be a test ahead of a public debut. This is the fourth app for the rapidly growing Shanghai-based startup, whose flagship app had over 100 million users as of last fall, and whose… Read More

  • Crunch Report: Prince returns to Spotify

    Today’s Stories  Prince returns to Spotify and Napster this weekend WhatsApp now supports two-step authentication Amazon’s Tap speaker gets a hands-free update in defiance of its name Beats X bring Apple’s wireless headphone tech to a tethered form factor Credits Written and hosted by: Anthony Ha
    Edited by: Joe Zolnoski
    Filmed by: Matthew Mauro
    Teleprompter: Tomas… Read More

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