Video

  • For your videos, Valossa knows if you’re happy or sad

    Video analytics platform Valossa just launched Val.ai, a platform to help video creators, advertisers and other video boffins figure out what’s going on in video. In addition to computer-vision tricks, the platform can do sentiment analyses (person is happy / person is sad) and even heart rate analysis based on a high-definition video stream alone. Read More

  • DropIn brings drone-based video streaming to insurance biz

    DropIn, an LA-based startup wants to change the way the insurance companies process claims with two-way video claims processing and drone-based appraisals. The company, which launched in 2015, provides on-demand live video streaming services to help insurance companies improve the claims and underwriting process. The solution relies on a drone equipped with a camera or a smartphone… Read More

  • Camorama records 360-degree 4K video for your VR pleasure

    Camorama records 360-degree 4K video for your VR pleasure

    While the Camorama promo video is a bit, shall we say, racy I think the product is pretty solid. It’s basically a 4K action cam that doubles as a 360-degree camera. This means you can record 360-degree videos for a mere $239 for early birds. Who would want such witchcraft? 360-degree video is pretty cool stuff and it could mean that we can expect more VR video on Youtube and other services. Read More

  • Rheo, a personalized video app designed by ex-Apple product vets, scores $2.3 million

    Rheo, a personalized video app designed by ex-Apple product vets, scores $2.3 million

    A personalized video channel for Apple TV, Rheo, has now closed on $2.3 million in seed funding, the company announced this week. It has also updated its application and expanded its content lineup, thanks to a new deal with Vimeo which brings the network’s catalog of short videos, including its “Staff Picks,” short films, animations, music and more, to Rheo’s… Read More

  • Pinterest starts rolling out native video ads

    Pinterest starts rolling out native video ads

    Advertisers have plenty of options for running video ads — but they haven’t had a chance to run on one of the most engaging discovery-driven platforms on the Internet, Pinterest, quite yet. That’s partly because the option simply wasn’t there on Pinterest. It was only in the past few weeks that the company finally started rolling out a native video player. And it… Read More

  • Pinterest starts expanding its visual search tools to video

    Pinterest starts expanding its visual search tools to video

    Video has generally been available — and is often shared — on Pinterest, but it hasn’t quite received the same treatment that the company’s traditional content has seen. Over the next few months, however, that will be changing. Pinterest is starting to test ways to get video running directly on its services, including building a native video player. And beyond that… Read More

  • A new app from Channels brings live TV to your iOS device

    A new app from Channels brings live TV to your iOS device

    Channels has grown to become one of the more popular applications for cord cutters who want to watch, pause, rewind and fast-forward live television on their 4th-generation Apple TV. Now that same functionality is arriving on iOS in a new app, launched this week. In addition to letting you watch live TV, the mobile application also lets you see what’s on in a full-grid TV… Read More

  • Taboola steps up in video, buys ConvertMedia for shy of $100M

    Taboola steps up in video, buys ConvertMedia for shy of $100M

    Taboola, the startup behind the publishing widget that recommends more content at the end of articles online, has made an acquisition to expand its horizons beyond the written word: it has bought ConvertMedia, a recommendation engine designed specifically to sniff out and recommend online videos at scale. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed but we understand from sources that it is in… Read More

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