Archive for category: video

Snapchat Is Making Some Pretty Serious Money From Live Stories
/ June 17, 2015 4:25 pm
Snapchat Is Making Some Pretty Serious Money From Live Stories

Re/code reports "It has been almost exactly a year since the messaging startup first introduced Live Stories, the photo and video montages that serve as look-ins on live events like the Kentucky Derby or Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign rally. And in the past six months, Snapchat has beefed up the team that curates these stories while prepping for more advertising partners to coincide with the 2016 presidential campaigns.". Read More

The new Oculus Rift is our first glimpse of real, mainstream VR
/ June 17, 2015 4:23 pm
The new Oculus Rift is our first glimpse of real, mainstream VR

The Verge reports "Seeing the Oculus Rift at E3 feels like the end of a journey. It’s experienced a more dramatic trajectory than perhaps anything else at the show, from a simple prototype in 2012 to the flagship product of a company that Facebook paid $2 billion for.". Read More

Twitter’s Task, Post-Dick Costolo: Transform Into a Media Company
/ June 17, 2015 4:18 pm
Twitter’s Task, Post-Dick Costolo: Transform Into a Media Company

The Hollywood Reporter reports "'Twitter needs a leader that understands media,' says Gartner analyst Brian Blau, adding that the company can aid businesses that "want to leverage mobility in a world where everything happens in real time and is being amplified through social networks.'" . Read More

Double Vision: Media Monetization Through Second Screen
/ June 17, 2015 11:00 am
Double Vision: Media Monetization Through Second Screen

Would you be able to survive a night with The Walking Dead? Do you think your favorite celebrity could? You can find out by hooking up to Story Sync, a second screen app that lets viewers interact with the show on their tablet while watching it on TV. Story Sync also tells viewers which character they most resemble, and its “WatchWith” feature gives them the opportunity to share the experience with celebrity participants. Read More

Imax Sets China Unit IPO Goal at $300 Million
/ June 16, 2015 1:09 pm
Imax Sets China Unit IPO Goal at $300 Million

The Hollywood Reporter reports "Imax is looking to raise as much as $300 million via a Hong Kong stock exchange IPO of its Imax China unit in the third quarter of 2015, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.". Read More

Twitter starts autoplaying videos, GIFs, and Vines by default
/ June 16, 2015 1:06 pm
Twitter starts autoplaying videos, GIFs, and Vines by default

VentureBeat reports "Twitter announced today that it will now autoplay all native videos, GIFs, and Vines in timelines and across its site. The change has begun rolling out on iOS and the Web, and is “coming soon” to Android. The good news is you can opt out of this change in your account settings.". Read More

You can now ‘walk around’ Reddit using virtual reality
/ June 16, 2015 1:02 pm
You can now ‘walk around’ Reddit using virtual reality

Digiday reports "Reddit reimagined as a virtual environment isn’t as unsettling as you might imagine. SceneVR, a Web app that culls websites’ HTML and javascript and converts them into VR experiences, recreated Reddit into a 3D gallery that users roam around in.". Read More

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