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  • Five principles for building the next great video platform Crunch Network

    Five principles for building the next great video platform

    Video is eating the internet. It accounts for nearly 75 percent of internet traffic, with Americans consuming more than an hour of online videos each day — more than three times as much as in 2011. Established platforms like YouTube and Netflix capture a large portion of this traffic, but there are also a number of new players exploiting the video opportunity. Read More

  • Instagram adds an Events channel to show you the best videos from concerts and sporting events

    Instagram adds an Events channel to show you the best videos from concerts and sporting events

    Over the past year Instagram has been working to reinvigorate the Explore tab, which is the app’s place for showing you personalized content. What started as a simple algorithm to determine photos you may enjoy has evolved into a full-fledged discovery platform to show you photos and videos that will want to make you spend more time in the app. A major part off this initiative was… Read More

  • Instagram launches personalized video feed and themed channels in Explore

    Instagram launches personalized video feed and themed channels in Explore

    Instagram wants to show you the best videos without completely destroying the sanctity of your main feed, so today it overhauled the Explore page with a slew of new video channels. Most importantly, there’s a personalized “Videos You Might Like” feed that draws from across the network. There’s also themed, hand-curated channels, like one for Coachella, and feature… Read More

  • Instagram needs editing tools to make new 60-second videos tolerable

    Instagram needs editing tools to make new 60-second videos tolerable

    Most people are terrible at shooting video. Any longer than 15-seconds and it will probably be boring. That’s why Instagram capped videos at a quarter-minute when it launched the feature in 2013. Yet today it extended the length to 60 seconds for user-shot or uploaded videos. That’s why I have a hunch that Facebook and Instagram are preparing to launch a more powerful set of… Read More

  • Video on Instagram | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Instagram Video

    Now that the dust has settled around the Instagram Video launch, we thought it was high time to take a good look at the photo-sharing phenom’s new video venture. Does it live up to Vine? Is it better? Or does it just ruin the Instagram experience we’ve all come to know and love? Engadget’s Brian Heater — kindly filling in for John Biggs — and I discuss all this… Read More

  • Facebook Patents Point To An All-Seeing, All-Hearing Instagram Video

    Facebook Patents Point To An All-Seeing, All-Hearing Instagram Video

    Facial recognition, landmark detection, and even audio cues picked up through your phone’s microphone could let Instagram Video intelligently suggest a cover frame for mini-movies or even tag them, according to recent Facebook patents. The tech could route each video to the right people and put its best (motionless) foot forward so it gets viewed amongst the sea of more… Read More

  • A Professional Viner’s Take On Instagram Video

    A Professional Viner’s Take On Instagram Video

    I’ve already said my piece when it comes to the Vine vs. Instagram video debate, but what do other users have to say about it? Instagram and Vine user Meagan Cignoli posted the same stop-animation video on Vine and Instagram, and asked her followers which was better. She’s a power user on both platforms, with nearly 10,000 followers on Instagram and nearly 200,000 followers on Vine. Read More

  • Instagram, Give Me A Photos-Only Stream Or Give Me Death

    Instagram, Give Me A Photos-Only Stream Or Give Me Death

    You hear that? It’s the sound of 130 million people closing the Instagram app. Ok, perhaps that’s a bit hyperbolic, but I’m placing my bets right now: Instagram video is a big mistake. Huge. Read More

  • Video Killed The Instagram Star

    Video Killed The Instagram Star

    Instagram, an app best known for photo-sharing, added video last week, as it sought to defend against the advance of Twitter’s fast-growing video-sharing app Vine. It gave users a new way to share what is happening around them. But while it was an ambitious new feature for the company to add, the end result has been that Instagram has sacrificed the user experience for those… Read More