Kids and teens now spend more time watching TikTok than YouTube, new data shows
Kids and teens are now spending more time watching videos on TikTok than on YouTube. In fact, that’s been the case since June 2020 — the month when TikTok began to outrank YouTube in terms of
PSA: Owl City remixed Smash Mouth’s ‘All Star’
My Chemical Romance yesterday released their first single since 2014. Kendrick Lamar just dropped a new album. But did you know that this morning, Owl City remixed Smash Mouth’s seminal hit R
Google tells shareholders that YouTube Shorts is doing great, don’t worry about TikTok!
Alphabet, the parent company to Google, announced its first-quarter earnings this evening, and for the creator industry, that means a slew of news and updates about YouTube. YouTube is known as a part
TikTok pushes bundle of teen safety measures internationally
TikTok is making a promotional push in Europe and Australia around a bundle of safety-focused features, some of which it announced in the US earlier this month, and which it says are aimed at protecti
Veed, an online video editing platform, picks up $35M from Sequoia
Video is the beating heart of the most popular content online these days, and it’s not just because it’s entertaining. It’s also because of how accessible it is: It’s become in
First we SPAC, then we take down AWS
The plan is simple: First, we create a knockoff of a popular digital service. Second, we cry political persecution. Third, we raise a bunch of money with a SPAC. And then, we take on AWS.
Video e-learning platform for MENA, Almentor, closes $6.5M Series B led by Partech
There are more than 400 million Arabic speakers globally and that number isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Arabic, to most people, is a tough language even to those who speak it. According to Duo
Hopin buys two more companies as it triples down on video focus
Hopin, a unicorn best known for its online events-hosting service, announced this morning that it has acquired two more companies. The smaller concerns, Jamm and Streamable, were acquired in deals tha
Biteable raises $7 million Series A for its template-based online video builder
Online video platform Biteable, a startup that makes it easier to create polished and professional videos using templates and a library of images and animations, has raised $7 million in Series A fund
YouTube declares war on US election misinformation… a month late
As Twitter and Facebook scrambled to institute new policies for the 2020 election, YouTube was… mostly quiet. The platform didn’t make any flashy announcements about a crackdown on electio
Zoom meetings hit by outage
Zoom video calls and webinars are also suffering because of the outage.
Facebook and Disney to downgrade streaming quality in Europe due to COVID-19
Facebook is temporarily downgrading the quality of video streaming in Europe on its social platforms Facebook and Instagram in response to a call for action from the European Commission, per Reuters.
After a breakout year, looking ahead to the future of podcasting
2019 has been a breakout year for podcasting. According to Edison Research’s Infinite Dial report, more than half of Americans have now listened to a podcast, and an estimated 32% listen monthly.
TikTok tests an Instagram-style grid and other changes
Short-form video app TikTok, the fourth most downloaded app in the world as of last quarter, is working on several new seemingly Instagram-inspired features — including a Discover page, a grid-s
Former Maker, Disney, Nickelodeon execs raise $6 million for kids media startup Pocketwatch
With traditional television no longer the powerhouse it once was, today's kids grow up on a diet of Netflix and YouTube and other digital content. A new startup aiming to be the next big kids brand to
Shazam rolls out in-app music video channels with Vadio
Song identifying app Shazam is rolling out music video channels to all of its 120 million monthly active users in a partnership with Vadio, a Portland-based startup. Through their partnership, whenev
EU digital copyright reform proposals slammed as regressive
The European Commission's proposals to reform the region's copyright rules, published in draft form today, have been criticized by tech companies and digital rights groups as regressive and a missed o
Reflections on a historic few months for online video
This has been my Summer of Video -- several months when it became clear to me that we’ve reached an inflection point in the transition from linear TV to online video.
Nameless.tv tries to bring that live TV thrill to online video
Nameless.tv is bringing some of the communal feeling of watching regular TV — you know, the sense that people are watching along with you – to the experience of streaming online videos. “Wat
Tubular Labs raises $10 million to measure online videos across social platforms
Just how popular was that video of the mom laughing in her Chewbacca mask? And how did that video stack up against the mermaid pillow one that went viral in January? Are videos published by Last Week