Archive for category: video

Following Apple’s Move, Samsung Rolls Out Ad Blocking To Android Devices
/ February 1, 2016 9:15 am
Following Apple’s Move, Samsung Rolls Out Ad Blocking To Android Devices

TechCrunch reports "With the release of iOS 9 last year, Apple introduced support for ad blocking within its Safari web browser. On Sunday, smartphone maker Samsung debuted its own support for content and ad blocking in the default web browser installed on its Android smartphones. The update, which is rolling out now to devices running Android Lollipop or higher, works in a similar way as ad blocking on Apple’s iOS 9.". Read More

Discovery is getting 60 million Facebook video views per month
/ January 29, 2016 10:51 am
Discovery is getting 60 million Facebook video views per month

Digiday reports "Facebook video publishers have a proven formula that works on the platform: focus on short, silent and text-heavy videos that open on a striking visual to capture a viewer’s attention before they scroll past. But that’s not the only way to drive views on the platform.". Read More

Augmented Reality Rock Climbing Turns a Sport Into a Videogame
/ January 29, 2016 10:28 am
Augmented Reality Rock Climbing Turns a Sport Into a Videogame

Wired reports "A few months ago, we showed you a video made by Brooklyn Boulders of the gym’s Augmented Reality rock climbing wall. A coder created a program that turned the ordinary wall into a real-life video game, where you could rack up points as you scaled up and across the vertical face. Now, Brooklyn Boulders is working with the creator of the game, Jon Cheng (a member who runs his startup Randori) to implement it in their gyms." . Read More

Apple TV Launches Watchup Video-News App
/ January 29, 2016 10:22 am
Apple TV Launches Watchup Video-News App

Variety reports "Apple TV users now have access to free, personalized newscasts from Watchup, a startup that aggregates content from 160 partners including CNN, Fox News Channel, CBS News and Tribune Media.". Read More

Amazon’s stock tanks 13% despite record $482 million profit
/ January 29, 2016 9:59 am
Amazon’s stock tanks 13% despite record $482 million profit

VentureBeat reports "Amazon made more money last quarter — $482 million in profit for the fiscal Q4 2015 — than it did during every previous quarter combined since Q3 2011. That $482 million figure exceeds Amazon’s previous quarterly record, when, in Q4 2010, it earned $416 million in profit.". Read More

Spotify Raises Half a Billion — Can It Hold Off Apple Music?
/ January 28, 2016 9:16 am
Spotify Raises Half a Billion — Can It Hold Off Apple Music?

Billboard reports "Can Spotify, the world's largest music subscription service, grab an even larger share of the market? A report from Swedish outlet SvD Naringsliv says Spotify is seeking to raise $500 in convertible bonds. The news arrived the day after Apple confirmed an earlier report claiming its streaming subscription service had acquired 10 million subscribers in less than four months.". Read More

Build, buy or rent: Snapchat’s biggest challenges building an ad platform
/ January 28, 2016 9:12 am
Build, buy or rent: Snapchat’s biggest challenges building an ad platform

Digiday reports "Snapchat ad campaigns are simply unsophisticated, at this point, compared to what’s the normal course of business on Google and Facebook. That’s why Snapchat is looking to build an ad technology platform that would give brands more targeting options and a better understanding of how their ads perform there." Read more. . Read More

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