Archive for category: video

Google Is Looking For Testers For Its Jump VR Video Cameras
/ June 22, 2015 2:49 pm
Google Is Looking For Testers For Its Jump VR Video Cameras

TechCrunch reports "Google wants YOU to test their Jump virtual reality video capture platform. Or, well, some of you. Maybe like two, given how I imagine the percentages will work on this. The company is opening up invitations to anyone interested in trying it out, with a form where you can specify what you’d like to do with it, and provide a little bit about your background.". Read More

We’re a step closer to the dream of a mind-controlled TV, thanks to a BBC prototype
/ June 22, 2015 2:39 pm
We’re a step closer to the dream of a mind-controlled TV, thanks to a BBC prototype

Mashable reports "On Thursday, the BBC unveiled an internal prototype of a "Mind Control" TV that it worked on with UK-based company This Place. The headset enables people to open a version of the BBC's video on demand service iPlayer using only brainwaves.". Read More

Snapchat Pauses Being Cool To Give Advertisers The Hard Sell
/ June 22, 2015 2:34 pm
Snapchat Pauses Being Cool To Give Advertisers The Hard Sell

TechCrunch reports "Evan Spiegel released a zero-fun informercial about Snapchat‘s ads today, extolling the virtues of “3V: vertical video views” in a way that would bore most of his users to tears. From a bland office couch, Spiegel explains how Snapchat’s full-screen ads slot between its content while Facebook and YouTube’s are either annoying pre-rolls or only fill part of the screen.". Read More

Facebook is nipping at YouTube’s heels in the race for video viewers and advertisers
/ June 22, 2015 2:32 pm
Facebook is nipping at YouTube’s heels in the race for video viewers and advertisers

VentureBeat reports "According to a recent survey and market research by Ampere Analysis, Facebook is on track to deliver two thirds as many video views in 2015 as YouTube does — two trillion versus YouTube’s three trillion. Both services have a comparable number of monthly users overall.". Read More

Evan Spiegel gets serious in his video pitching Snapchat video ads
/ June 22, 2015 2:12 pm
Evan Spiegel gets serious in his video pitching Snapchat video ads

Digiday reports "For the second time in a week, Evan Spiegel is proving to be quite the budding YouTube star. The Snapchat CEO released another homemade-like video, this time pitching the app’s new advertising approach in conjunction with his presentation at Cannes Lions this morning.". Read More

TV and Tech Tuning in to Cannes Lions
/ June 22, 2015 2:10 pm
TV and Tech Tuning in to Cannes Lions

The Hollywood Reporter reports "The television industry – at least the creative side of the business, has often overlooked the Cannes Lions, the festival showcase of the best in advertising. But for this year's Lions, which kicked off today and runs through June 27, the small screen elite are descending on the Croisette, rubbing shoulders with the ad buyers, agency execs and branding gurus that typically dominate the event.". Read More

Sling TV Expands Content Slate
/ June 19, 2015 2:25 pm
Sling TV Expands Content Slate

Multichannel News reports "Sling TV, Dish Network’s OTT pay TV service tailored for cord-cutters, said has expanded its core, $20 per month package, as well as its $5 per month “Hollywood Extra” pack.". Read More

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