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YouTube’s Revenue Surpasses $3.5 Billion in 2013
/ July 8, 2014 5:23 pm
YouTube’s Revenue Surpasses $3.5 Billion in 2013

VentureBeat reports that YouTube was profitable off $3.5 billion in revenue generated in 2013. Google owns YouTube, but the company has never stated the streaming service’s revenue figures within its quarterly or annual earnings reports. The $3.5 billion figure is also from a tad to a lot lower than analysts’ predictions. For example, eMarketer estimated that YouTube would make $5.6 billion in ad revenue for . Read More

British Songwriters Goes Against YouTube by Issuing a Legal Statement
/ July 8, 2014 5:23 pm
British Songwriters Goes Against YouTube by Issuing a Legal Statement

DigitalMusicNews reports that The British Academy of Songwriters has given a statement by supporting independent labels in their fight against YouTube’s music service contract. Last week, YouTube told uncooperative indie labels that if an agreement might not be reached, then content would be taken down. . Read More

Facebook Purchases LiveRail for $400 Million to $500 Million to Aid Video Ads Everywhere
/ July 7, 2014 6:45 pm
Facebook Purchases LiveRail for $400 Million to $500 Million to Aid Video Ads Everywhere

TechCrunch reports that Facebook has acquired video ad tech startup LiveRail, which connects marketers to publishers on mobile and web to target 7 billion video advertisements to visitors per month. Established in 2007, LiveRail’s supply side stage has a big base of customers such as ABC Family, Major League Baseball, Gannett, A&E Networks, and Dailymotion. . Read More

StepUp allows you to Easily Cut YouTube Videos into Bite-Size Chunks
/ July 7, 2014 6:44 pm
StepUp allows you to Easily Cut YouTube Videos into Bite-Size Chunks

TechCrunch reports that UK-based startup StepUp, which has built a platform for turning current digital video content into shorter snippets that can be looped for repeat viewing, or watched in order – one segment after another. Founder Makoto Inoue dubs his creation a ‘Vine for YouTube’. The idea is to offer the regular online customer the skill to chain together and tag/annotate video snippets by cutting a single longer original video down to size as a highlight snippet. . Read More

YouTube is calling out ISPs for Crappy Streaming Video Service
/ July 7, 2014 6:44 pm
YouTube is calling out ISPs for Crappy Streaming Video Service

VentureBeat reports that YouTube has recently started informing users that their Internet Service Provider might be the reason for their poor video streaming playback. The notifications, first stated by Quartz yesterday, pop up on videos that take an excessive amount of time to load, or frequently stop mid-way through playback to buffer. Read More

Vine Launches Loop Counts to Highlight Popular Videos
/ July 2, 2014 4:43 pm
Vine Launches Loop Counts to Highlight Popular Videos

VentureBeat reports that Vine, the popular six-second video sharing website, has stated that users will now be able to see loop counts. This means that users who have uploaded videos can see how many times their clips have been looped by others on the social networking sites. The company stated that this will be a fast way for individuals to look how popular their videos are once they are uploaded onto the application. . Read More

Smule’s New Smuush Converts Vine Clips into Crowdsourced Music Videos
/ July 1, 2014 5:01 pm
Smule’s New Smuush Converts Vine Clips into Crowdsourced Music Videos

Hypebot reports that Smule has focused on applications that naturally let everybody participate in making music. With the introduction of Smuush, they are now testing with technology that turns community participation into music videos. Smuush collects Vine videos with the same music-related hashtag, identifies the ones that are made while playing the actual song and then stitches some of those together into a complete music video. . Read More

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