Media

  • Twitter will live stream the Golden Globes’ red carpet pre-show

    Twitter will live stream the Golden Globes’ red carpet pre-show

    The Golden Globes’ red carpet is coming to Twitter. That’s right: not the award show itself, but rather the pre-show event where the celebs walk the red carpet and are interviewed by Hollywood press with questions about what they’re wearing, and who they want to win, among other things. Now, Twitter users will be able get in on that action, too. The new deal will also… Read More

  • Watch the first official trailer for Blade Runner 2049

    Watch the first official trailer for Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner‘s sequel is nearly upon us, and now we have a first official trailer to help whet our appetites. The Denis Villeneuve-directed sci-fi epic looks like it’ll retain a lot of the atmosphere and grit of the 1982 original Plus, Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford show down already, in case you didn’t have to get enough to be excited about. Blade Runner 2049 is slated… Read More

  • The relevance of media-streaming startups Crunch Network

    The relevance of media-streaming startups

    Times have changed, but public demand for innovative new access to entertainment hasn’t. Internet access and social networks have given consumers more options. Consumers, in turn, have started to play a bigger role in shaping the market. Now that we’re at a point where the entertainment/media market is saturated with streaming offerings, the next logical question is: Where do we… Read More

  • ‘Rogue One’ transports viewers to a bigger Star Wars universe

    ‘Rogue One’ transports viewers to a bigger Star Wars universe

    For months, I insisted that I wasn’t going to see Rogue One. I was kind of a whiner about it: Yes, I did see The Force Awakens, and yes, I mostly liked it, but I kept telling friends that I didn’t need to buy a ticket to a new Star Wars movie every year for the rest of my life. I repeated that speech right up until I found out that a certain TechCrunch editor had… Read More

  • Amazon Fire TV’s new look arrives today

    Amazon Fire TV’s new look arrives today

    Ready for your Fire TV to get a makeover? Amazon says it will today begin to roll out an update that will bring new user interface, described as a “more cinematic experience” to Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. The revamped interface, which makes Fire TV look more like Netflix, was previewed earlier this fall, when Amazon released its latest Fire TV Stick.  Where before, navigation was… Read More

  • Videopath’s platform adds crucial context to video — could it fight fake news?

    Videopath’s platform adds crucial context to video — could it fight fake news?

    Part of the reason so-called ‘fake news’ videos can spread so virally is that there is very rarely any supporting information attached to the video. Further links and verified sources just don’t get attached, either because there is no way of adding that to the video or the maker and/or the sharer just don’t bother. So a ton of video comes out that has no clear sources… Read More

  • Marvel just released 5 hours of superhero holiday fireplace videos

    Marvel just released 5 hours of superhero holiday fireplace videos

    If there’s one thing I consistently love and can be trusted to both enjoy free or even pay money for, it’s fireplace videos. Sometimes called yule log videos, too, these are those things you see on Netflix, in the Apple TV App Store and on YouTube that just show a fireplace for a long period of time, often looping a clip and sometimes including music or sound effects. Read More

  • GumGum Sports helps teams and advertisers calculate the value of sponsorships

    GumGum Sports helps teams and advertisers calculate the value of sponsorships

    While GumGum is best-known as an in-image advertising company, CEO Ophir Tanz told me, “Advertising, in my mind, was just one aspect of what we did.” In other words, he sees plenty of other applications for GumGum’s computer vision technology, which is why the company released a social media product earlier this year, and why it’s now launching GumGum Sports. The aim… Read More

  • Selfie app maker underwhelms in largest Hong Kong tech IPO since 2007

    Selfie app maker underwhelms in largest Hong Kong tech IPO since 2007

    Hong Kong’s largest tech IPO for nearly a decade went off with a fizzle rather than a bang today. Meitu, the company behind more than a dozen beautification apps, raised $629 million but its hotly-anticipated listing fell flat. Read More

  • Adding encryption to cameras won’t solve photojournalists’ problems

    Adding encryption to cameras won’t solve photojournalists’ problems

    When the Freedom of the Press Foundation published an open letter to Canon, encouraging the company to implement encryption features into its cameras, it missed the point. Yes, encryption per se is a great idea, but when dodging bullets in war zones, gravity friction-lock batons in tin-pot dictatorships or nasty cutlery if you’re filming gangs, it isn’t going to help you. Read More

  • Facebook exploring creation of its own original video content

    Facebook exploring creation of its own original video content

    Facebook is looking into the possibility of buying its own video content from creative partners, including original scripted and unscripted shows, as well as sports. The desire is to help “kickstart” an overall “ecosystem of partner content,” according to College Humor co-founder and recent Facebook team employee Ricky Van Veen speaking to Recode. This isn’t… Read More