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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

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel explains why kids are so obsessed with his app
/ June 16, 2015 1:00 pm
Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel explains why kids are so obsessed with his app

Mashable reports "Spiegel, who says he wants to help people understand why their kids take "a zillion" pictures a day, opens the nearly 4-minute long video with a somewhat philosophical (and slightly wtf) explanation of why Snapchat is so attractive to younger users and how it ties into their sense of identity." Read More

Vox Entertainment Taps Fremantle Veteran as First Development Exec
/ June 16, 2015 12:51 pm
Vox Entertainment Taps Fremantle Veteran as First Development Exec

The Hollywood Reporter reports "Vox Entertainment has made its first hire. The content production and programming division of Vox Media has tapped Erica Winograd as head of development. She begins June 22 and will report to Vox Entertainment vp Chad Mumm." Read More

Official Oculus store will have comfort ratings, require pre-approval
/ June 16, 2015 12:45 pm
Official Oculus store will have comfort ratings, require pre-approval

Gamesindustry.biz reports "Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe has spoken about some of the details of the official Rift software store, talking about elements related to curation, costs and suitability." Read More

Hulu Officially Drops The “Plus,” But Service Remains The Same
/ June 16, 2015 12:42 pm
Hulu Officially Drops The “Plus,” But Service Remains The Same

TechCrunch reports "As promised earlier this spring at the NewFronts, Hulu is now officially dropping the “Plus” branding from its service in order to eliminate consumer confusion about the streaming video service. The change is being communicated to Hulu customers by way of an email message, rolling out now. Nothing else is changing with regard to the Hulu service, however – it will still have a free tier and a subscription-based, paid tier, both of which include ads. But it will all now be known as just “Hulu.”" Read More

Vessel’s new Android app opens the viral video service to a bigger audience
/ June 16, 2015 12:39 pm
Vessel’s new Android app opens the viral video service to a bigger audience

The Verge reports "Building a massive viewership for your startup video service can be hard to do without a presence on Android, so today Vessel — the company led by Hulu's ex-CEO Jason Kilar — is launching an app for Google's OS. If you're unfamiliar with Vessel, the service offers subscribers who pay $2.99 per month exclusive early access to popular short form videos." Read More

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