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To Boost Video Views, Facebook Tests A New “Watch Later” Button
/ July 15, 2015 6:03 pm
To Boost Video Views, Facebook Tests A New “Watch Later” Button

TechCrunch reports "Facebook has confirmed that it has quietly started to test a “Watch Later” button for videos on the desktop — a little tab that appears as an overlay in the upper right corner of the video when you pass your mouse over it, or scroll past it — to get you to save and consume more of the videos that appear in your feed." Read More

Neil Young is yanking his catalog from streaming services
/ July 15, 2015 5:59 pm
Neil Young is yanking his catalog from streaming services

The Verge reports "Neil Young took to Facebook and Twitter today to announce that he's removing his music from all streaming services, a move he's blaming on their poor audio quality rather than any financial frustration." Read More

Netflix stock explodes after earnings
/ July 15, 2015 5:50 pm
Netflix stock explodes after earnings

Business Insider reports "Netflix just reported second-quarter earnings that were a little better than expected, and now the stock is soaring." Read More

Password Sharing: Are Netflix, HBO Missing $500 Million by Not Cracking Down?
/ July 15, 2015 5:47 pm
Password Sharing: Are Netflix, HBO Missing $500 Million by Not Cracking Down?

Variety reports "Netflix, HBO and other Internet video-subscription providers are theoretically leaving megabucks on the table from customers nefariously sharing login info with nonpaying users. So why aren’t they aggressively trying to block the millions of freeloaders gorging on “Game of Thrones” or “Orange Is the New Black”?" Read More

China will make up 1/5th of the global mobile gaming market this year
/ July 15, 2015 5:43 pm
China will make up 1/5th of the global mobile gaming market this year

VentureBeat reports "China has come online with smartphones at an incredible rate, and this has it on pace to rule the world when it comes to spending on smartphone and tablet games." Read More

TVShow Time Releases Sleek New App For Its Community Of TV Addicts
/ July 15, 2015 5:41 pm
TVShow Time Releases Sleek New App For Its Community Of TV Addicts

TechCrunch reports "At first, TVShow Time was just a calendar to keep track of your favorite TV shows. Now, TVShow Time is one of the best community of TV addicts on the Internet. The French startup is well aware of that, and just launched a major 5.0 update to its mobile app to showcase the best content created by its community." Read More

Kiliaen Van Rensselaer Leaving Fox Broadcasting to Launch Digital TV Studio
/ July 15, 2015 5:29 pm
Kiliaen Van Rensselaer Leaving Fox Broadcasting to Launch Digital TV Studio

Variety reports "L.A.-based Insurrection Media will be a “talent friendly” studio targeted to over-the-top video platforms as well as broadcast and cable networks internationally. Focus will be scripted, live-action comedy and drama projects with relatively low budgets, but Van Rensselaer said showrunners will have much more creative freedom than in traditional TV." Read More

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