VentureBeat reports “Creators can now let their community of viewers contribute subtitles. In addition, YouTube will also provide access to title and description translations and connect creators with translators through a new YouTube-hosted marketplace. Videos with translations are more likely to be discovered by people outside of a creator’s region, YouTube said. As an example, the company cited data from early tests where partners saw an increase in viewership as a result of the translations” Read more.
TechCrunch reports "Facebook’s on a quest to absorb the Internet, and now it looks like it could invade crowdfunding. Today the company released a new Fundraiser product that allows non-profits to set up a campaign page, show off a video explaining their goal, collect cash, and let people share News Feed posts with buttons so their friends can instantly contribute without clicking to a new page. As is, Facebook’s Fundraising feature could compete with platforms like Crowdrise.". Read More
Streamdaily.tv reports "The company, which is headquartered in Cyprus (with offices in Silicon Valley and Israel), is scheduled to launch its transactional and subscription VOD service, SmartVOD, in Brazil on Nov. 27. A full roll out to countries throughout Latin America is planned for 2016.". Read More
Re/code reports "Neal Mohan, a Google SVP for its display and video advertising business, is now SVP for Google’s other video business, YouTube. He will be head of product, a newly created position that signals the video behemoth is angling to ward off rivals, namely Facebook.". Read More
Variety reports "Univision Now, the latest subscription-video play by TV programmers, provides live broadcasts of the Univision and UniMás networks with their respective full schedules of telenovelas, sports, news and award shows. It also offers on-demand access to primetime shows for up to seven days after on-air premiere, and replays of live programming for up to three days after linear air.". Read More
TechCrunch reports "Tumblr today is launching a new tool that will capitalize on its community’s love for both creating and sharing GIFs with the debut of a mobile-only “GIF Maker.” The tool, which lets you quickly turn your iPhone videos or burst photos into GIFs, will not be a standalone application, but will rather become a core feature of the main Tumblr mobile app.". Read More
VentureBeat reports "Twitter sells programmatic ad space in a network of more than 31,000 mobile apps. Advertisers bid for specific markets at Twitter’s MoPub marketplace and the ads are targeted at users based on social and demographic data.". Read More